If you will be in South Florida in September, join us for Sugarcane Magazine Presents : The Lucky Break Fundraiser on September 16, 2001 from 8-11 PM at the Broward Historical Society. Admission is a minimum donation of $10.The Lucky Break Fundraiser is an exciting event with DJ One Star that will raise funds for first time independent director Nerissa Street to speak at Rex Nettlford Arts Conference at Edna Manley College in October. Nerissa is being interviewed by Melissa Hunter of Sugarcane Magazine ( http://sugarcanemag.com ), an online journal that features artists of Africa and the African Diaspora. Hunter states “ I choose Nerissa based on her passion for the arts, her dedication to advocacy and her love for filmmaking. She has worked hard on the Lucky Break and through trial and error, has learned so much about filmmaking. I know she has quite a bit of knowledge to share with our audience”. This evening’s fundraiser will feature a wine bar, hors d’oeuvre and music by DJ One Star, all of which is included in the price of admission. This is a Friday night party for a cause for adults 21 and older. The Luck break is a documentary film conceived and directed by Ms. Street about artists who can be both creative and make a living from their work. Nerissa has always felt that an artist can live a prosperous life from the earnings off of their art, whether it is painting or singing. This documentary showcases artists who are able to live this type of lifestyle. Ms. Hunter and Ms. Street will speak at the Rex Nettleford Arts Conference on how artist can prosper from presenting their on various new media platforms and the opportunities that technology has and can afford independent artists, in particular from the Caribbean. The Broward Historical Commission is located at West Side Grade School, 301 Harmon (S.W. 13th) Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL .
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