Amateur night showcase is back at Lyric Theater

MIAMI — The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida will present the second season of the amateur talent show, Lyric Live, at 8 p.m. Friday at the Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW Second Ave. in Miami.

“The community’s response to the first season of Lyric Live let us know that we were onto something special with this program and the talent that has hit our stage has been tremendous,” said Timothy A. Barber, Black Archives executive director. “Each month the word about amateur
night on First Fridays in Overtown spread and our audience grew. By the time we presented the Lyric Live All-stars show, we were dealing with a sold out crowd.”
Doors open for a Mix and Mingle at 6 p.m., with a cash bar and concessions available. Tickets range from $10 to $25 and may be purchased online at For more information, email or call 786-708-4610.

NSU’s Baudhuin Preschool accepting Pre-K applications

DAVIE — The Baudhuin Preschool at Nova Southeastern University’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development is currently accepting applications for age-eligible children in its free, high quality Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK).

Instruction is provided by classroom teachers with a Florida teaching certificate in Prekindergarten Primary Certification. The VPK classes are provided from 8-11 a.m., five days a week, starting August 24, 2015. The program runs through June 9, 2016. To be eligible for the free VPK program, children must be four years of age on or before Sept. 1, and born between Sept. 2, 2010, and Sept. 1, 2011.

The VPK program at the Baudhuin Preschool provides a school readiness rich environment of instruction in emergent literacy skills, including expressive and receptive language, phonological awareness, print knowledge and vocabulary development. Emphasis is also placed on numerical relations and reasoning skills, gross and fine motor development and social skill acquisition.

To learn more about the free Baudhuin VPK Program and enrollment process for the 2015-16 school year, interested families are urged to contact Tammy Gipps at 954-262-7100.

 Contest offers would-be MCs chance to win hip-hop acclaim

The Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Presents Jack’N for Beats: We Got Bars Tour is now in South Florida, offering unsigned MCs a chance to step up to the mic with $5,000 at stake. The one-of-kind mobile studio will remain in the area through April 8.

Aspiring MCs ages 21 and over are encouraged to step into the studio and drop 16-bars over a pre-recorded track of their choice. Judges will evaluate submissions, and select the top-50 to be uploaded to for public views and shares.  The studio will be at the following locations this week:  Topp Cuttaz Barber Shop and Salon, 19874 NW 27th Ave.  in Miami Gardens, 3-6 p.m. Friday;  Allesandra Gold Concept Store, 3326 N Miami Ave. in Miami, 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday; and Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave. in Miami, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday.

The full schedule is also listed at the mobile studio for potential contestants to find out where they can enter. Following one week of (public) voting, the top-10 semi-finalists representing the South Florida area will perform in front of a panel of judges consisting of music industry executives and influencers. The hottest MC will be crowned the winner, take home $5,000 and become a step closer to hip-hop stardom.

Compiled from Staff, Wire reports