- Faith & Family
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) and delancyhill law firm welcomed over 500 patrons to celebrate Black History Month with a presentation of the Langston Hughes Project, “Ask Your Mama, Twelve Moods for Jazz” on Thursday, February 23rd. The evening featured a VIP reception honoring Miami-Dade County (M-DC) Commissioner Dennis C. Moss and the Dr. Ron McCurdy Quartet with celebrity spoken word artist Malcolm Jamal-Warner. Proceeds of the celebration benefitted the SMDCAC’s education and outreach programs.
The evening also welcomed a number of M-DC elected officials and administrators, including M-DC Commissioner Barbara Jordan, Florida City Mayor Otis Wallace, Palmetto Bay Mayor Shelley Stancyzk, Palmetto Bay Councilman Howard Teindrich, Cutler Bay Councilwoman Sue Ellen Loyzelle, Miami-Dade Deputy Mayor Russell Beneby, and Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) executive Ginny Gutierrez.
Dr. Ron McCurdy and Malcolm-Jamal Warner revived the life’s work of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes with a dazzling multimedia presentation of jazz and spoken word poetry on the main stage.
“We were proud to present this historic opportunity for the residents to celebrate the work of Commissioner Moss and to revel in the cultural treasures of Langston Hughes at the brand new South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center — it was special,” said Marlon Hill, founding partner, delancyhill, P.A.