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MIAMI (USA) - Funkshion Productions is excited to announce that Swim Fashion Week will once again heat up Miami Beach from July 13 – 17, 2016. A year after taking over the production of the hottest swimwear shows, Funkshion continues to present the exclusive tent venue of the runway shows for swim week. “This season is especially important as we evolve Swim Fashion Week to showcase the brightest talent in the industry today,” said Sale Stojanovic, partner and co-founder of Funkshion Productions. “Designers from all over the globe are choosing to showcase their brands in Miami Beach because of the growth of the trade shows and media focus. That has inspired us to innovate and offer the most creative options for the brands to tell their stories. This is the future of the industry and we are thrilled to be able to continue to bring the energy and excitement back another year.”

It’s only natural that Miami, a place with summer all year around, would be the ideal choice for the swimsuit industry’s biggest event of the year. All the major labels come out to play and young up-and-coming designers vie for a spot to get their suits into the eyes of the fashion elite. Nearly fifty designers show off their latest and greatest in the Mercedes-Benz tents alone. Across the city dozens of designers participate in satellite events that are organized by independent organizations.

Some of the biggest names in fashion show their swim collections during Swim Week. One year, Chanel put together a crew of synchronized swimmers and Chloe has started regularly showing on a runway atop the pool of the hyper-exclusive Soho Beach House. Like any fashion event, it’s just as much about the parties and sponsorships, the red carpet and the street style as it is the main event. Miami Beach’s club, venues and hip eateries are packed with the jet-set crew of models, editors, photographers, writers and designers. It’s late July and that means it’s hot, hot, hot in Miami. While it’s all about the clothes at any fashion show, this is probably the fashion event of the year with the least amount of clothes.

Under The Tents - The scene is a familiar one for the international fashion set: the champagne flows, well-dressed show-goers sit and chat about the latest industry gossip, photographers snap pictures of the very best dressed. Designers with cult-followings like Mara Hoffman, Roxy Pop Surf, Suboo, Wildfox Swim and more take to the tents and show off what the swim scene will look like for the next year.

You’re Invited - Fashion parties and events are notoriously exclusive, but there are some events that you’re invited to whether or not you have VIP status in the fashion world. Every year the parties change and the locations are never the same, so you’ll have to do some research, but there have been some pretty spectacular, and free, events open to the public in the past. At Sagamore Hotel, they had free makeup by Bobbi Brown and a pool party complete with snow cones. SLS South Beach has hosted the Peroni Emerging Designer Series, a showcase of young designers that was open to the public. The Freehand Miami, a hip hostel, has a pool and a great bar that are always open to the public and they have been known to host a pretty awesome, and totally free party for Swim Week. The Standard Miami’s always cool pool deck hosted some very fabulous events for young designers that were open to the public.

Late night, the chicest bars and clubs around the city are packed with the best DJs who have flown in for parties hosted by cool brands and packed with swimsuit models.

1915 - The Miami Beach Century - 2015
In 2015 the City of Miami Beach will celebrate its 100th anniversary which will be highlighted by an extraordinary mega beach concert. It will be a celebration on a scale that our world famous destination has never witnessed.

The event will additionally provide an unprecedented platform from which our city will focus on protecting our spectacular marine and coastal ecology with an emphasis on climate change strategies for our future.

As an ocean-side city with one of the most popular and celebrated beaches in the world - we believe 2015 is the year to celebrate both our illustrious past and also start the next 100 years by increasing awareness for a global climate initiative with Miami Beach leading the way.

We have engaged ACT Productions (Miami Beach) as our Executive Producer for this event. Bruce Orosz, president, and his team at ACT are developing a visionary event securing major acts in music and show business to participate - honoring the serious history Miami Beach has and continues to play in the music, art, film, theater and TV world for the last 100 years and going forward.

Our team is currently developing the biggest entertainment event in Miami Beach’s history which will feature the most significant iconic figures to have contributed to the fabric of the City. We look forward to welcoming you to join our city and be a part of this historic series of event celebrating 100 years of our legacy. Sincerely, Philip Levine - Mayor, City of Miami Beach

Miami Beach events

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade – Miami January 18, 2016 - The most visible figure in the Civil Rights movement, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored across the country annually on the third Monday in January with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, the holiday falls close to his birthday.

As chief spokesman of the movement to end racial discrimination in state and federal laws in the 1950s and 1960s, King organized several marches and peaceful protests. In 1963, he organized the famous March on Washington, which was memorialized in 2013 by President Barack Obama on its 50th anniversary. It was then that King delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech.

A year later, on October 14, 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Tragically, on April 4, 1968 he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee at the young age of 39.
Posthumously, King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, and we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day annually to honor his courageous work towards freedom and equality. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was erected in Washington, D.C. in 2011 with a sculpture and inscription that reads, "Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope." The quote is from his "I Have A Dream" speech.

A Miami Celebration Honoring Dr. King - Miami joins in this federal holiday with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade in Liberty City. The parade takes place along NW 54th Street on a route from NW 12th Avenue to NW 32nd Avenue. It ends with a celebration at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park.

Parade-goers can expect high school marching bands, athletes and cheerleaders on foot, floats, cars and fire trucks bearing local politicians, union leaders and activists-and, for a Caribbean Miami twist, Carnival dancers take it to the streets in a colorful dance and music performance. Once the parade reaches the park, revelers can enjoy food, activities for kids, and a variety of vendors and entertainment.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an important time to reflect on the journey our nation has taken towards freedom and equality, and to look at the work that still lies ahead. As King said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."

On this day in Miami, and across the nation, we honor and strive towards his dream.

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Enrique Iglesias enters into the history of the top10 Use with "Bailando"
10/26 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena. The dates of the world tour
Youtube rewards him with 330 million views. The video's success


Enrique Iglesias enters into the history of the top10 Use with "Bailando". The dates of the world tour. Youtube rewards him with 330 million views. The video's success. 10/26 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena.

It took almost twenty years (it was 1996) but at the end of the record of the Los del Rio and their "Macarena" was broken by the winner of a Grammy Award Enrique Iglesias with "Bailando" was able to get into the Top10 of more American songs played by radio with a song in Spanish. They are well 16 weeks that "Bailando" is the # 1 spot on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, thus leads to the result that a total of 25 the number of 1 obtained by Iglesias in his career. The song at # 3 in the rankings of the Italian best-selling singles, reached the 1st place in itunes in over 50 countries around the world and also the (video) got amazing results, reaching a total of 330 million views in the world.

"Bailando", written by Enrique Iglesias with Descemer Bueno, Alexander Delgado and Malcolm Randy Martinez, and produced by Carlos Paucar, is one of the 11 tracks that make up the last album of Enrique "Sex And Love" album which has already sold over 100 million copies worldwide, confirming Enrique as one of the most successful Latin artists of history. Enrique Iglesias is gearing up for the tour that will bring him along with Pitbull and J Balvin worldwide this fall.

It's "Bailando" by Enrique Iglesias with Descemer Bueno De Zona People more international the video seen on VEVO Italy this week. Iglesias is in second place in the ranking every week from Vevo Italy after Emis Killa and his "Maracana" surpassing artists like Francesco Renga, Calvin Harris, Shakira, Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte, Club Dogo, Stromae, Alessandra Amoroso and Katy Perry. The (track), which is only a few days available in a version (English), is getting a great success all over the world, including Italy, where the song is in the Top15 of the official classification of the single most downloaded in our country. "Bailando", written by Enrique Iglesias with Descemer Bueno, Alexander Delgado and Malcolm Randy Martinez, and produced by Carlos Paucar, is focused on the sound, the rhythm and the desire to Summer, a winning combination if you look at the numbers obtained in the world from the Spanish version: in Italy Top # 20 in the ranking of best-selling singles; World Top # 10 ranking of most viewed videos on Vevo with over 210,000,000 views !; # 1 iTunes in 20 countries; Spotify # 1 in 15 countries; For 12 weeks in the 1st place on the Billboard Latin chart; # 1 in 'airplay chart in Latin America; In USA # 21 of the Top 40 airplay chart and # 17 on the Hot 100 Billboard Chart.

Enrique Iglesias has made history yet again. The latest single from the Grammy Award-winning international legend’s tenth full-length record, Sex and love [Republic Records], “Bailando”, just hit Top 10 at Top 40 radio. This marks the first time a non-English song infiltrated the Top 10 at the format since Los del Rio’s “Macarena” in 1996. In addition, it clutched #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart for 16 weeks, making for his 25th No. 1 on the respective chart and the longest run at #1 for any artist in 2014. “Bailando” stands out as the highest-charting Spanish single in the U.S. to date. Moreover, it reached #1 on iTunes in over 50 countries and held #1 on iTunes in Spain for 21 weeks straight. In Mexico, it is enjoying 13 weeks at #1 on iTunes, while going #1 at National Pop Airplay for 10 consecutive weeks. Recently, ENRIQUE gave a rousing performance of the song on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and he’s got a lot more up his sleeve for fans across North America. Right now, he’s preparing for his co-headline tour with Pitbull and J Balvin, which is shaping up to be one of fall’s hottest tours and one of the biggest in his storied career.

Experience ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “Bailando”, and SEX AND LOVE like never before this fall. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS remains one of the globe’s most recognizable and revered superstars. This Grammy Award-winning icon recently released his tenth full-length album, SEX AND LOVE. To date, he has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, cementing him as one of the best-selling Spanish artists of all-time. Other accolades include five Top 5 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, with two number ones, and 13 number ones on the Billboard Dance chart—which is “the most for any male artist in the chart’s history” and more than Michael Jackson and Prince. His total number ones throughout Billboard’s charts exceed 71, and he also is the record-holder for “Most #1 Spanish Language Single” on the Hot Latin Track Charts. (Redazione)

Tour Dates:
8/28 Panama City, PA Figali Convention Center
8/30 Punta Cana, DR Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
9/12 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
9/13 Washington, DC Verizon Center
9/14 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
9/16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
9/19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
9/20 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
9/21 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
9/25 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
9/26 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
9/27 Boston, MA TD Garden
10/2 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
10/3 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
10/1 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
10/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
10/12 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
10/14 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
10/15 San Diego, CA Valle View Casino Center
10/17 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
10/18 San Antonio, TX Alamodome
10/19 Houston, TX Toyota Center
10/22 Atlanta, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
10/25 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live
10/26 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
10/28 Orlando, FL Amway Center
11/13 Barcelona, ES Palau Sant Jordi
11/15 Madrid, ES Palacio de los Deportes
11/18 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
11/20 Antwerp, BE Antwerps Sportpaleis
11/21 Paris, FR Palais Omnisport de Bercy
11/23 Dublin, IE The O2 Dublin
11/25 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro Arena Glasgow
11/27 Birmingham, UK National Indoor Arena
11/28 London, UK The O2
11/29 Manchester, UK Phones 4U Arena
12/02 Kaunas, LT Kaunas Arena
12/04 St. Petersburg, RU Ice Hall St. Petersburg
12/07 Riga, LV Riga Arena
12/08 Tallinn, EE Saku Suurhall
12/10 Helsinki, FI Hartwell Arena
12/13 Moscow, RU Crocus Hall

Network's Arts and Events calendar for Miami, serving both residents and visitors from near and far. The EventGuide service's goal is to provide you with definitive answers to the perpetual quandry of "What Do You Want To Do Today?" ... or to provide inspiration for what to do on all the days that follow. Greater Miami, on Florida's southeast coast, pulsates with vibrant, multicultural appeal for Art Deco happenings, gallery openings, sizzling nightlife, and sports excitement from Miami Dolphins football and Miami Heat basketball to Florida Marlins baseball. NHL's Panthers play to the north, in Broward County. Annual events range from Art Deco Weekend, the FedEx Orange Bowl Classic, and the Miami Grand Prix to Calle Ocho, Art Basel Miami Beach, the Winter Party, King Mango Strut, and Christmas Eve's Matzo Ball. Also popular are the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami Film Festival, Miami-Bahamas Goombay Festival, Easter Seals Festival of Chefs, and the Biltmore International Food & Wine Festival.

Art Deco Weekend - January
Explore the heart of the Art Deco Historic District in January with more
than 80 planned events, including art exhibits, parades & culinary offerings.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade - January
Parade goers honor Martin Luther King Jr. and remember the civil rights movement in Liberty City on Dr. King’s birthday in January.
Miami Marathon and Half Marathon - February
Miami’s premier marathon and half marathon gets bigger each year.
Run in sunny February on a scenic route.
Miami International Boat Show - February
The Boat Show takes place in multiple venues around Miami.
Every February see what’s new in the boating industry.
Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival - February
Widely recognized as America’s most prestigious gourmet gathering, this star-studded four-day event held in February is a must on the to-do list.
Carnaval & Calle Ocho Festival - March
Carnaval in Miami is more than just a street fair. It’s a celebration of Miami’s Latin community in Coral Gables and Little Havana in early March.
Funkshion Fashion Week - March, July & October
Funkshion, held in March, July and October, is a four-day long platform
for innovative designers emerging on the international fashion scene.
Sony Open Tennis - March
The Sony Open Tennis brings the greatest tennis players in the
world to Miami every March
ULTRA Music Festival - March
ULTRA brings together more than 55,000 electronic music fans to party
to the biggest DJs in the world. The annual countdown to March begins!
Winter Music Conference - March
Held in March, WMC is a gathering that draws international talent
and sets the stage for what’s to come in the Electronic Music Scene.
Miami Beach Gay Pride Week - April
Celebrate Gay Pride with 80,000 of your closest friends on
Miami Beach in mid-April. Festivities include a parade and more.
Great Taste of the Grove Food & Wine Festival - April
Eat, drink, rock and stroll at this annual food and wine festival
in April in Coconut Grove.
Miami Beach Polo World Cup - April
One of the highlights of Miami's social calendar at the end of April,
it’s a scenic and exciting way to catch a match
Miami Fashion Week - May
Hosted in May, it's the only fashion week that’s dedicated to resort
and pre-spring collections.
Aqua Girl - May
Join thousands of LGBT women in May for 14 spectacular
cultural events and parties on the sexy shores of Miami Beach.
Urban Beach Week - May
Memorial Day Weekend means Urban Beach Week on Miami Beach.
Held at the end of May, hip hop takes over the beach for five days
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim - July
Held in July, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim provides a world-class runway platform for designers to launch swimwear and resort collections
Miami Broward One Carnival - October
Get ready to party at Sun Life Stadium with costume, pageantry,
music & culture of the Caribbean in October
Great Grove Bed Race - November
In early November, Coconut Grove hold’s the funniest and most
fun high-speed race around – on homemade beds
Miami International Auto Show - November
Attend one of the world’s most prominent car shows, which is hosted every November and features the latest models from top auto manufacturers.
NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend - November
All three of NASCAR's premier racing series crowns Champions
during Ford Championship Weekend in November
Miami Book Fair International - November
Readers, writers and book lovers descend to Miami for the Miami Book
Fair International, an eight-day literary party in November.
Art Basel Miami Beach - December
The art world comes together for Art Basel Miami in December,
where contemporary and modern work is celebrated Miami-style.
King Mango Strut Parade - December
King Mango Strut, a satirical parade, is a kooky event that takes
place every year in Coconut Grove on December 29th

Emirates launched its 10th destination in the United States with the start of daily nonstop passenger service between Dubai and Orlando International Airport on 1st September. A VIP delegation and a contingent of international media were aboard the inaugural flight, which carried passengers from 29 different countries to Orlando. Emirates’ daily flight EK219, will depart Dubai at 3:50 a.m. local time and arrive in Orlando at 11:40 a.m., a flying time of 15 hours and 50 minutes. EK220 will depart Orlando International Airport Terminal B at 2:20 p.m. and arrive into Dubai International Terminal 3 at 12:30p.m. the following day, with a flying time of 14 hours and 10 minutes. Emirates has carried more than 11 million passengers on U.S. flights since launching services to New York in 2004. The airline currently serves ten U.S. gateways – Orlando, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, Washington and New York (JFK).