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Give Me A Beat Productions weekly newsletter from George Maiko Coronado:

OUT AND ABOUT

Miami Beach Bruthaz 2008 took place from July 17th-20th in South Beach, and it was a resounding success! The whole weekend of events that included high-end networking events, informative workshops, exhilarating dance parties and trendy fashion shows had an amazing turn out. The reviews from visitors from different cities around the country has been incredible so far, as many promised to be back for next year's weekend. The support of the local community was also very overwhelming, and we sincerely want to thank to the South Floridians who attended as well as the press for the great coverage of the events. Thank you to The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, MetroMix.com, Mark's List, 411 Magazine, Express Gay News, Great Party Pics, Edge Magazine, Gay SoFla On-Line Magazine, Latino Boys Magazine, Hotspots Magazine, and others, for your valuable participation. The main dance event at Score Nightclub was terrific, as you can see in the pictures above. And special thanks to founder Ian Smith and everyone else who was involved during the weekend. Everything run very smoothly and with a lot of professionalism. You bet next year's line-up will continue to grow, as Miami Beach Bruthaz is sure to become a yearly South Beach staple that has as its main goals unifying the community during Summer season and contributing to increasing the gay community's presence in the country and the world. We are already working on 2009 festivities and with the involvement of other talented individuals and prestigious organizations that have shown their interest in working with us, we know that Miami Beach Bruthaz 2009 will continue to offer a fantastic weekend in America's hotspot, South Beach. Thank you again! www.miamibeachbruthaz.com

Talking about amazing feedback and excitement, South Florida is all exited about the grand opening of Living Room Nightclub, the multi-room, multi-million dollar venue that will be opening its doors during this Summer season in Fort Lauderdale. We have been receiving endless e-mails requesting information and details about the venue, and as of right now, we can share with you the following: the mega-club will offer different rooms (indoors and outdoors) and different formats of music. The design is classy, sophisticated and revolutionary. One of the room is called the Opal Room, a white and clean water based mood space. Then you have Meditation, which is an industrial loft with an elevated VIP area that will be overlooking the yachts and the Intercoastal Waterway. The third indoor room, The Gate, is the main dance floor, which is darker, sexier, opulent and perfectly suited for hardcore dancing. Living Room Nightclub has pure cyber-based technology and the most impressive sound system that Fort Lauderdale has ever seen. Interior designer and nightlife impresario Mark Lowe (owner of the venue) stated in one of the latest press releases: "If I don't blow your head off when you walk in Living Room, then I didn't do my job". More details yet to come..getting ready? www.livingroomnightclub.com

Summertime has brought together special events, grand openings and wonderful celebrations like the 10 year Anniversary of Lincoln Road's infamous Score Nightclub. This past Sunday, July 27, among complimentary massages, stiff cocktails, fresh entertainment and the always sexy and changing decor, Billy Kemp and Luis Morera threw a 10-hour marathon that had a packed dance floor from the Tea Dance, which started at 5 PM with the tribal sounds of DJ Drew Tribe. Door diva Asia Aviance had a busy time welcoming some of the most important personalities of the community including: party couple Jessica Londono and Michael Gongora (who have been hanging out together a lot lately), Hotspots Magazine publisher Peter Clark, celebrity photographer Dale Stine, party promoter Lynn Bove, Halo owner Babak Movahedi, Latino Boys Magazine's Adeilson George and Peter Mentek, professional dancer Michelle Fernandez, Puma's Harold Leath, Wire Magazine's Carl Zablotny, Thomas Barker and Alfredo Barrios, personal trainer and business owner Jim Keizer, event photographer and always sweet JR Davis, hair stylist Carolina Betancur, GaySofla's David Wylie and Geo Bustamante, sales rep Lucia Torero, bartenders Patrick Suaraz and Luke Hobbs, real state agents Jorge Zevallos and Mary Silverino and Crunch Fitness' Lesley Thomas, among many others. By 1 AM, NYC's Peter Rauhofer took over the turntables with his hard, deep and dirty beats until closing time. Thank you to Billy and Luis for the great party, for the wonderful and fun celebration, and for working so hard to offer South Beach a good looking and exiting dance club for our entertainment! www.scorebar.net

Last week, Masterbeat.com featured Megatron (a.k.a. Giuseppe D) and vocalist Michael M's 2008 electro cover of the classic post disco anthem "Right On Target" on its homepage spotlight. Originally produced by Patrick Cowley in 1982 and sung by Paul Parker, it had reached number 1 on the Billboard dance charts in 1983. Parker and Cowley receive a respectful homepage from Miami based recording artist Michael M. DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 has remixed the track, and he explained in the latest press release: "This project means a lot to me. Not only is this one of my favorite tunes of all times, as well as from Michael M, but also the opportunity to work with friends in the capacity of creation is a humbling experience. The track hit #1 in 1983; perhaprs we can repeat history in more ways than one!" If you didn't know, Masterbeat has recently acquired the entire Sony/BMG family of labels and has begun to release fantastic dance and 12" collections and maxi-singles of some of USA's brightest top 40 artists. Congratulations to Giuseppe D, Michael M, Maximus 3000 and the other producers/remixers involved in this exciting project. To see "Right On Target" in Masterbeat, click on www.masterbeat.com

On Thursdays, the sensational rooftop of the Gansevoort South at 2377 Collins Avenue, is the hip venue that hosts Michael Capponi's weekly Thursday soiree that has been running for over two years now. Join the glamorous and the model types as you enjoy incredible views of the ocean and great cocktails with sophistication. The Gansevoort South is ostensibly an export from New York City, but in truth, it carries the grandiosity of a Vegas resort with a 50 foot shark tank, and the signature trappings of luxury Miami hotels like an ocean-beach front beach club and spa. The only noticeable nod to New York chic is the magnificent rooftop Plunge Lounge, which is a perfect place to start the party on Thursdays. If you didn't know, the brand new David Barton Gym will also open its doors in this same building, and the Gansevoort promises to be one of the hottest entertainment complex in the upcoming high-season in Miami Beach. For more information on its gatherings and services, click on www.gansevoortsouth.com

Tamara, located inside the historic National Hotel on 1677 Collins Avenue, is a perfect place for any dining occasion. Whether entertaining clients for a business lunch or spending a romantic evening with a special someone, Tamara, named after Tamara de Lempicka, whose artwork appears throughout the hotel, offers breathtaking ambiance, consistent service and unforgettable food. Executive Chef Frederic Delaire prepares a tantalizing French mediterranean bistro menu, combining the traditional french school of cuisine with contemporary international and local Floridian flavors to create a delicious and unique culinary experience. Entrees include filet de Mahi-Mahi in Provencale, grilled ribeye with green pepper corn sauce and poulet fermier roti, a double free-range chicken breast marinated in fresh thyme with pommes frites. Before or after dinner, make sure to enjoy the National's signatures cocktails either outdoors at the poolside oasis, Zee Pool Lounge, or inside at the vintage and chic D'Lounge. To make reservations, click on www.nationalhotel.com

Restaurateur Graziano Sbroggio's latest venture is one of the freshest on Lincoln Road - literally. Le Bon, which means "It's good" in the Italian dialect of Sbroggio's native Veneto region, serves flavorful mussels prepared in more than a dozen ways: six types of steaming pots, five bake au gratin variations and, of course, raw on the half shell. In addition, Le Bon offers delicious Belgian specialties such as a seafood Waterzooi and stone crabs (in season), superb fries and a stylish and modern decor. A perfect spot for seafood lovers, lunch meetings, casual and even romantic diners, Le Bon's concept, location (723 Lincoln Road), great service and flexibility works very well for day or night occasions. www.lebonrestaurant.com

Marriott South Beach at 161 Ocean Drive has to be one of the most chic hotels in our island with a very exquisite Miami flavor to it. The art deco vibe of its art and decor along with the high-end yet very inviting ambiance of the property makes it one of the preferred places to stay and enjoy the weather on the Beach. Not only that, but the Deco Blue Terrace restaurant and outdoor lounge overlooks the beautiful pool area and is located only a few yards away from the ocean. The Terrace is a fantastic place for frozen drinks in the afternoon, for a casual dinning experience throughout the day and even brunch on the weekends. A venue that offers a very personalized service for locals and visitors alike, it's just perfect as a different hang-out place to experience in the South of Fifth area. For more information, click on www.marriottsouthbeach.com

On Fridays and in spite of the tough economy, you can still see the long lines of partygoers lined-up at SET Miami, at 320 Lincoln Road. The beautiful crowd seems to be always anxiously waiting to cross the velvet ropes and to party into the wee hours with the European house music beats of its resident, French transplant DJ Pedro, and guests. The decor is almost as sexy as the foreigners and the locals who have made SET literally a "set" venue on Friday nights. Filled with glamour and the anticipated South Beach drama, SET Miami serves as a perfect example of the Miami Beach and celebrity oriented hang out place, which is all about who you know and see and be seen. However once you are in, a great time is almost guaranteed! It's all about being in the right mood for it, you may think. For more information about its upcoming events and to experience a SET night out, click on www.setmiami.com

La Piaggia, at 1000 South Point Drive in Miami Beach, it's considered by The Sun Post as "the best beach club in Miami". This beach haven restaurant and club overlooking the legendary Fisher Island, has quickly become a favorite of the "jet setting" crowd on our island. With its tropical essence and fantastic international, French and Mediterranean menu, La Piaggia is the ultimate escape for a picture perfect afternoon in Miami. The style is European and designed just like the resorts in the French Riviera. "Great food, full bar, a saltwater lagoon, table and chair massages and waterfront view", is how The Sun Post describes La Piaggia, with all due justice. The highlights of the brilliant menu include fresh seafood - such as the poached salmon and French mussels served in white wine and cream sauce - along with classics like The Tartare du Gorille, a tartar steak. Miami's elite are flocking to this secret hideaway where every member is treated like royalty. www.lapiaggiabeach.com

The world-famous Mandarin Oriental Hotel infuses the city's hotel pool scene and fantastic views with relaxing Asian elegance. The Brickell Key outpost features an infinity-edge pool that cuts to a view of Biscayne Bay with the Miami skyline, showing it as a futuristic metropolis. The hotel's man-made beach adds to the aquatic ambiance with elevated lounge mattresses and elegant beach furniture. A favorite hang out place for suits and scenesters, the hotel is an excellent option for foreigners' leisure and business needs. The soothing spa, the entertainment, the great service, the upscale restaurants and the treats of the Mandarin Oriental know how to draw Miami's nightlife crowd to the mainland and the Key. www.themandarinoriental.com

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