03/21/14 - Next time on a fundraising edition of South Florida Arts Beat, musician Bobby Ingram talks about the local Folk music boom in the ‘60’s and the 50th anniversary of The Flick Coffee House Folk music events, March 28th through the 30th in Coral Gables. Tickets are $40 and $25 at the bar, with a limit of 100. Information at eventbrite.com. Judith Bishop speaks with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s COO, Nannette Zapata, about their exciting, new Arts Center. Catch the conversation and information every Friday on South Florida Arts Beat at 1:00pm.
To celebrate the approaching arrival of spring, USA Today launched their 10 Best Readers’ Choice “Best Public Garden” competition. Twenty gardens in the U.S. were selected as nominees, and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is one of them. Fairchild is asking the community to cast their vote. A person can vote once a day by visitingwww.10best.com/awards/travel/best-public-garden during the run of the contest, now through March 31. Voting is free, and there is no need to register. Winners will be announced on April 2.