Conrad Tao Closes Symphony Of The Americas' 30th Anniversary Season In High Voltage Fashion

The Symphony of the Americas' closing concert of the season on Tuesday evening at the Broward Center's Amaturo Theater capped the ensemble's 30th anniversary with an evening of brilliant performances. Pianist Conrad Tao was a blazing soloist in a Prokofiev concerto and played one of his own compositions as a memorial to his teacher. Under Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, the orchestra was in splendid form.


May 5th 2018 Is Free Comic Book Day at Lauderdale Comics

Lauderdale Comics in Ft. Lauderdale is one of the thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the largest event in the comic book industry on Saturday, May 5th: Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). Each year, thousands of participating stores give over six million comic books to millions of fans to introduce them to the wonders of comics.

“Free Comic Book Day is a great event for the whole community. Bringing everyone together, finding books for everyone to enjoy, and seeing people of all ages—children, teens, and adults—sharing our passion for comics is incredible, said Melissa Sadowitz, Store Manager of Lauderdale Comics. “Even if you’ve never picked up a comic book, we want to welcome everyone to Lauderdale Comics on May 6th, because there are so many amazing comics this year and we can’t wait to share them.”

This is the 2nd year Lauderdale Comics celebrates FCBD, offering the community a fun, family-oriented event where everyone can find a comic they’ll enjoy. Grab a photo with Local Cosplayers, check out art from Local Artists and grab a bite from Super Heroes of Florida while you wait! Come dressed as your favorite character and enter our Costume Contest and enter your name to win exciting prizes in our FCBD Raffle!

“With awesome titles like Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and Rick & Morty, we’re sure there’s a comic book for everyone,” Sadowitz continued. “Comics are a fun and enduring form of entertainment for readers of all ages to dive into as imagination comes to life. Whether it be popular comics, film, television shows, or video games, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”

Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at


Symphony of the Americas finishes 30th Anniversary Season with return appearance of celebrated pianist Conrad Tao in a special dénouement concert!

On April 10, 2018 @ 7:45 pm. Symphony of the Americas finishes its 30th Anniversary Season with the return appearance of spectacular pianist and composer Conrad Tao, heralded by Forbes in its Top 30 Under 30.  Conrad celebrated the Symphony’s 25th Anniversary performing all 5 Beethoven Piano Concertos in 2 back-to-back concert evenings.  Now it is only fitting, while he is still under 30, for him to commemorate the 30th Anniversary Season with a special dénouement concert.  Highlights include Conrad performing Prokofiev’s 2nd Piano Concerto as well as “Over,” a work of his own composition, with the Symphony for a gala celebratory evening you won't want to miss!

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