MIAMI — Professionals from the stages in New York and South Florida will share the mic with amateur talents who are stars in education, broadcasting, religion and other areas in a variety show in which performers flip the script — literally.

The Dade County (FL) Chapter of The Links Inc. will host an evening of spectacular national and local entertainment featuring a diverse group of talented artists hailing from a cross-section of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. It’s the FlipSide Miami – an evening of fun and relaxation celebrating individuals from various professions with extraordinary artistic talents.

The performers will take the stage of the Florida Memorial University Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts, 15800 N.W. 42nd Avenue, at 6:30 p.m. April 11 to dazzle the audience with their artistic acumen and exceptional talents.

Organizers say local artists and the addition of featured guests from Broadway and other major productions make this a special attraction.

The event is a showcase of creativity and talents displayed by prominent residents in the South Florida community, said Alexandria Holloway, a Links member who came up with the idea.  “As politicians, business executives, educators, ministers, municipal employees, medical and legal professionals, authors and administrators by day,” she said, “on rare occasions, they entertain their friends, families and the community with incredible musicianship as singers and instrumentalists, dancers, actors, artists and comedians.”

Some of the performers include journalist and sportscaster Jim Berry, community leader and pastor Bishop Victor T. Curry, United Teachers of Dade President Fedrick Ingram, Oscar Thomas Foundation Founder Dr. Nanci Thomas, and many more. The evening will also feature performances by world-renowned tap dancer Marshall Davis Jr., nationally recognized stage actor and singer Don Seward II, and returning for the second year of FlipSide Miami national stage and film actor Afra Hines.

“We are so excited about FlipSide Miami, said chapter President Tammy Reed. “This night of entertainment gives us an opportunity to cheer our friends and colleagues as they showcase their hidden and not-so-hidden talents. But most important of all, this event will help us raise funds to award scholarships to students who want to pursue their dreams of a college education. There’s nothing more gratifying.”

Proceeds from FlipSide Miami will help support the chapter’s scholarship fund and community programming such as the Lean Forward with Mentoring initiative and partnership with Florida Memorial University.

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