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EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 performs at “Laurence Gartel VIP Opening Reception” Art Basel 2011, South Beach, FL 12-2-11

Gartel Art Basel Miami: 2003 -2011

GARTEL: ART BASEL MIAMI event at Bang & Olufsen

GARTEL’s ART BASEL MIAMI 2011 partnership with Bang & Olufsen, a Danish-founded audio-visual company, led to fantastic original works inspired by the creative interaction of sight and sound. In the 1920s, Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen were technological pioneers in sound recording and signal transmission, much like GARTEL followed as a 1970s pioneer of the digital era of art.

B&O products are known for distinctive design, compared to mainstream rivals, because they hire independent designers rather than employ them in the company. GARTEL is still “making waves,” partnering for a unique Art Basel multimedia exhibition ” CYMATICS” that continues for the rest of this season, making good use of B&O’s supersized 3-D screens.

Laurence will also unveil the GARTEL Rolls Royce “Themed 1989” Spirit. at the V.I.P. opening vernissage at
Bang & Olufsen, 1691 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, Friday, December 2nd, 2011. 7PM-11PM.

Sounds Provided By DJ/Producer Maximus 3000

Artist Website:


Bang and Olufsen Presents 
Laurence Gartel Cymatics Multimedia Exhibition
Resonant Frequencies: Waves Make Forms

Friday December 2nd, 7pm-11pm.
Bang & Olufsen Showroom
1691 Michigan Avenue, Suite 110
South Beach.
RSVP at: 305. 913. 8787 at: /
With a VIP Media Vernissage Starting at 6:pm.
Sounds Provided By DJ/Producer Maximus 3000


Gartel After Party

Friday December 2nd, 11pm-2am
Lucky Strike Lanes
1691 Michigan Avenue, Suite 115
South Beach
RSVP at:

This year Laurence Gartel’s Art Basel Miami 2011 presentation “Cymatics” takes place at Bang & Olufsen Miami Beach Showroom. The exhibit, which extends through March 3rd, 2012, includes fantastic original works inspired by the creative interaction of sight and sound. In the 1920s, Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen were technological pioneers in sound recording and signal transmission. Gartel followed as a 1970s multimedia pioneer of the Digital Art era.
Be a part of the unveiling of Bang & Olufsen’s new Beovision 4-103inch, 3-D High Definition, Plasma Television, valued at $130,000.00. Imagine feeling totally absorbed and a part of the action in your favorite 3D film. Bang & Olufsen will take you there with their new 3D technology.

In addition to the video/animation, time based work, the impresario of Digital Media will have additional surprises; with the unveiling of his latest Rolls Royce “1989 Themed” Spirit art car. Art historian Pierre Restany once declared Gartel a “Fabulist,” in his Introduction to the Italian monograph, “Gartel: Arte e Tecnologia.” Mr Gartel will once again live up to that title. Coming off hosting the Star Gala and creating the official artwork for the event honoring John Secada the show should prove to be another stellar star event. Artist website:

Be part of The V.I.P. Red Carpet event where Lucky Strike will be serving passed hor d’oeuvres, Zacappa will be sharing their elixser from the gods and Russian Standard beauties will be passing their tempting libations. This event will be filmed and simulcast to the Intl Art Convention of Rome, Italy.


NEWSFLASH: First Ever “CELEBRATE ORGULLO” to showcase LGBT Hispanic Pride During Hispanic Heritage Month, Saturday October 1, 2011 on Miami Beach

From Sharon Kersten, Kersten Communications:


“Media Contacts:
Sharon Kersten 305.458.3639 /
En Español: Jorge Richa 786.246.5023 /



On Saturday, October 1, the first-ever “Celebrate Orgullo®” event will take place in Lummus Park on Miami Beach. “Orgullo” is Spanish for “Pride,” and this event celebrates the diverse cultural heritage and contributions of South Florida’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Hispanic community

The event, taking place from noon until 6 pm at Lummus Park, between 10th and 11th Streets Miami Beach, will feature musical performances, folkloric dance, celebrity guests, drag performers, refreshments and vendor booths representing the both the non-profit and business community.

Since 1988, Americans have observed Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 to October 15 – celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Central and South America, Spain, Mexico or the Caribbean. With Hispanics in Miami-Dade County comprising 65% of the total population, (2010 U.S. Census), Hispanic Heritage Month is widely popular in South Florida, with a myriad of events taking place throughout the month long celebration. As evidenced by the more than 40,000 people who turned out for Miami Beach Gay Pride this past April, there are a significant amount of LGBT and LGBT-friendly supporters in South Florida, and many are Hispanic.

Coincidentally, the theme for Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 is: “Heritage, Diversity, Integrity and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America,” therefore it is especially timely that the first Celebrate Orgullo® will truly celebrate the diversity of our community.

Celebrate Orgullo® is a grassroots effort, conceived and implemented by a group of volunteers who decided that it was time for Miami Beach to lead the way in honoring the cultural contributions of the LGBT Hispanic community. The committee unanimously voted to name the city’s mayor, Matti Herrera-Bower, as “Honorary Orgullo Queen” to recognize her support throughout the years.

There are several opportunities for companies and organizations to become involved and reach out to a lucrative market at Celebrate Orgullo®. Sponsorships range from $500 to $15,000, and a limited number of booths are available at $250 per space, or $150 for a non-profit organization. Complete details are available at or call Jorge Richa, (305) 673-4440, or email

The event is free and open to the public, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of food and beverages will benefit the LGBT Youth Scholarship Fund of Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.

Members of the Executive Committee are Ivan Cano, Jorge Richa, Herb Sosa, Laura Veitia and Darvin Wlliams. On the Planning Committee are Lynn Bove, Luis Gonzalez, Joe Granda, Yubi Herrera, Scott Holland, Josue Kant, Sharon Kersten, Josue Santiago, Luiz Rodrigues Soraya Swingen, Peter Tapia and Hernan Valverde.

Media Partners to date, who are donating advertising and promotion to Celebrate Orgullo® are AMBIENTE Magazine, Florida Agenda, Hot Spots!, GENRE Latino, Mark, Mark’s List, Miami Gay Blog, She Magazine, South Florida Gay News and WIRE Weekly

Community Partners/Sponsors, committed to providing support through donations of product, community outreach and/or financial support, are Brown-Forman, Bud Light, City of Miami Beach, City of Miami Beach GLBT Business Enhancement Committee, Chambord Vodka, ECOMB, Granda Entertainment, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau,, Ikandee Productions, Inferno Puerto Rico, Kersten Communications, Leblon, Miami Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, MDGLCC Foundation, Inc.” Miami Reconnect, Noche Latina Florida, Palace Restaurant & Bar, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,Tequila Herradura, Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida and Worldwide Travel Partners.

Celebrate Orgullo® takes place on Saturday, October 1 from noon until 6 pm at Lummus Park, on the sand between 10th and 11th Streets in Miami Beach. For further information, visit

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The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover the 30-day period from September 15 through October 15.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively.”

NEWSFLASH: Kimberly Bacardi to host her Birthday Celebration at Bang & Olufsen Lincoln Road Showroom to benefit Charity: Food for the Poor, INC. Music By DJ Maximus 3000 – Miami Beach, FL 8-20-11

From Lukas Klessig:

For Immediate Release:

Kimberly Bacardi to host her Birthday Celebration at Bang & Olufsen Lincoln Road Showroom to benefit Charity: Food for the Poor, inc.

DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 & Socialite Miami Philanthropist Kimberly Shenker-Barcardi Join forces with numerous sponsors to celebrate her birthday and raise money for Food for The Poor, INC. Saturday August 20 at Bang and Olufsen


On August 20, 2011, a birthday celebration for Miami philanthropist Kimberly Shenker-Bacardi will take place at Bang & Olufsen’s Lincoln Road Showroom to recognize and celebrate the dedication and commitment of Kimberly and the members of Kim’s Good Karma Group to help those in need and positively contribute to the betterment of Miami. The event will be a celebration of life, positive energy, good karma, and the authentic and compassionate people of Miami that contribute to making this community and the world a better place.

Joined by numerous sponsors and supporters, guests will enjoy lively music, dancing, heavy passed appetizers, cocktails, auction items, live entertainment, and the company of dedicated community members and leaders.  The following individuals and companies sponsored the event:  Bang & Olufsen, Winston Delawar Photography, Dilia Melean and A Touch of Class Event Productions & Rentals, Leo Casino, DJ Maximus 3000, Bob Drinon and Premier Beverage, David Knight and SX Liquors, Hilda Lopez and Cupcakes by Hilda, Nick Betancourt and Bina Fink of Advantage PR, Josh Morales and Co. Dance, Zurami Pascual and Boca Tanning Club, Lukas Klessig and Enable Consulting Group, Celine Leora and Hamsa Perfumes, and A Nose for Clothes.

Tickets are $50, with 100% of funds going to Food for the Poor, an organization that Kim has worked with many times and one of the world’s highest rated charities.  To RSVP and purchase tickets, please

Please contact with any questions.

About Kim’s Good Karma Group

Kim’s Good Karma Group, founded by Miami philanthropist Kimberly Shenker-Bacardi, is a charitable organization consisting of herself and like-minded friends dedicated to helping those less fortunate around the world. Ms. Bacardi became aware of the essential work that Food For The Poor (FFP) has undertaken in Haiti after witnessing her neighbor, Dr. Jules Cadet, tirelessly raise funds over the past few years for his countrymen. As Ms. Bacardi is well aware of how important fundraising is for any organization, she decided to go where her heart guided her.  Kim’s Good Karma Group was born.

After visiting Haiti on a mission trip with Food For The Poor and The Florida Marlins, Ms. Bacardi recognized the need to help.  She visited many of the FFP villages, orphanages, and facilities they constructed and witnessed the conditions most Haitians were living in. She was moved by her experiences so much  that she decided that the first fundraising effort that Kim’s Good Karma Group (KGKG) would take on would be for for the construction of the Kim’s Good Karma Group Community Center within the Marlins’ Homes For Haiti Village, built by Food For The Poor.

The KGKG community center will be a multi-use facility, providing vocational training classes and community meetings, as well as offering a safe and sturdy shelter during hurricane season. 的 am so excited for this opportunity because it does not stop here; the more money we raise, the more lives we can positively affect. The plans are to have a minimum of 25 homes, sanitation, a water source and community center. Our goal for the community center is $40,000, and the more we give, the more we can add to help more families with additional houses, solar lighting, and agriculture.” Kim remarked after her trip.

For information on how you can help KGKG or for interviews please contact

About Food for the Poor:

Food For The Poor is the third-largest international relief and development charity in the United States, feeding 2 million poor every day. Their Christian relief programs and projects are helping children and the poorest of the poor by providing food, housing, health care, education, water projects, emergency relief and micro-enterprise assistance in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Established in 1982 as a 501(c)(3) corporation, FFP’s goals are to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the men, women and children they serve. Food For The Poor raises funds and provides direct relief assistance to the poor, usually by purchasing specifically requested materials and distributing them through the churches and charity organizations already operating in areas of need.

For more information, please visit 


Lukas Klessig
M: +1.561.306.5341

Principal and Director of VIP Operations
Enable Consulting Group”

EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “Fire on the Fourth” Miami Beach, FL 7-04-11

EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 Performs & Sponsors “SCULPT MIAMI” VIP/Press Reception during ART BASEL week @ Kavachnina Contemporary Art Gallery, Wynwood Art Disctrict Miami, FL




After its successful debut in 2008 as a unique sculpture art fair, Sculpt Miami is looking forward to welcoming art lovers, collectors and dealers in 2010 to Miami-Dade area.
Sculpt Miami positions itself among important international art fairs making their presence in Miami during the celebrated “Art Basel Season”. The fair showcases outstanding large– scale indoor and outdoor sculptures by prominent modern artists from around the world.  It focuses on the newest aesthetic tendencies in contemporary sculpture highlighting innovative techniques and the use of original materials.  Sculpt Miami is the only art space completely dedicated to showcasing contemporary sculpture, making it a vital source for art lovers who wish to discover new developments in modern sculpturing.

Sculpt Miami is a project of KAVACHNINA CONTEMPORARY in partnership with Miami-Dade College, Miami Beach Botanical Garden and The City of North Miami.
The fair will be held from November 30, 2010 through January 30, 2011 and will be centrally located at 4 sites:

1 – In the heart of the popular Wynwood Art District on 46 NW 36th Street, within walking distance of the Design District and Midtown, which hosts important satellite art fairs including: Art Miami, Scope, Red Dot and Photo Miami;
2 – At Down Town area, MDC Wolfson Campus, 300 NE, 2nd av.;
3 – At Botanical Garden of Miami Beach, Conventional Center Dr;
4 – The City of North Miami, along Biscayne Blvd and NE 151 Street.

Sculpt Miami will be inaugurated on November 29 with a Special Private Reception for VIP guests and members of the press/media, featuring entertainment by Miami Celebrity DJ/Producer Maximus 3000.

Fair Hours:
Monday, November 29, 2010. VIP Preview & Press Music by DJ/Producer Maximus 3000
Tuesday, November 30, 2010: 11 am –8 pm
Wednesday, December 1, 2010: 11 am – 8 pm
Thursday, December 2,2010: 11 am – 8 pm
Friday, December 3, 2010: 11 am – 8pm
Saturday, December 4, 2010: 11 am – 8pm
Sunday, December 5, 2010: 11 am – 5pm
Location:  46 NW 36 St. Wynwood Art District, Miami: 7 – 10 pm

December 6, 2010 to January 30, 2011: 11 am – 6 pm
1) 46 NW 36 St. Wynwood Art District, Miami
2) 200 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach
3) Biscayne Blvd and NE 151 Street North Miami
4) MDC Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. 2nd Ave. Miami

Contact:Gala Kavachnina at 305-448-2060


EVENTS: India, Patti Labelle, Ceevox & DJ Maximus 3000 headline First Miami Beach Gay Pride

Miami Based DJ/Producer/Remixer , Record Label Owner and Experimental Artist DJ Maximus 3000 to Headline the inaugural Miami Beach Gay Pride Celebration as the Official DJ Alongside International Recording Artists and Celebrities Patti Labelle, India, Ceevox and Many More on Ocean Drive April 18, 2009.


For Immediate Release:
(Miami , FL) April 10, 2009 – 2009 is gearing up to be the year of change in more ways than one. With the first African American president elect in office, an undeniable air of unity and sense of community permeates throughout the country. In an even more over due precedent just 5 short months ago (November 2009), the City of Miami Beach commissioners “OK’d” the use of flying gay pride flags in gay owned and gay friendly establishments in Miami Beach, one of the country’s largest GLBT populated cities.

In a Historic and monumental decision ,The city of Miami Beach, The Most famous sandbar in the world, will join the ranks of world class cities like Sao Paulo, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Madrid that officially Honor the gay & Lesbian Community by hosting it’s first city Supported pride Event April 18, 2009, Thanks to Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower.

Bower States, “It is hard to believe a city as diverse and as inclusive of the GLBT community as our city has not had an official Miami Beach Gay Pride in the past”. She adds, “I am very Proud to be a part of such a historical event in our community and will make every effort to ensure that Miami Beach Gay Pride 2009 will be a success.”

In the spirit of inclusiveness and community it is no less monumental that DJ Maximus 3000, has been chosen to provide the Main stages “T-Dance” musical selections as the one and only official DJ. Heralded as a Crowd pleaser amongst His fan base; DJ Maximus 3000 is known for  playing a barrage of “mashups” and “open Format” beats from Dance, Rock, Pop and more, with ease, alongside his signature nostalgic Electro-house Sets ( A very groundbreaking move for a Gay Pride celebration when the main stage is usually reserved for the well-established Circuit DJ).

The Theme of this years Miami Beach Gay Pride Celebration is to “Come show your pride side”, a testament that the GLBT Community comes from all walks of Life, now more prevalent than ever. DJ Maximus 3000’s musical background and tastes in music is as diverse as the stellar lineup that will be gracing the Main Stage as this years Headlining Acts, and the community that composes the Miami Beach , Greater Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach GLBT Community; creating a sense of one-ness ,stronger than ever. In a Rocky economy, Everyone wants to have a good time, and providing quality diverse and entertaining music was of the utmost importance.

In DJ Maximus 3000’s current bio and in a quote earlier this year he states, “One of my goals in the next few upcoming months is to take a more active part in the world around me through my sphere of influence and ties to the music industry”. That being said, Maximus has  Already participated in several high profile City Sanctioned events such as official DJ to The 35th Annual Coldwell banker Miami Beach festival of the Arts, Official DJ to Art Explosion 2009 Festival of Miami and Fort Lauderdale Dance Party, to one of the featured DJs at The 17th annual National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Winter Party , with several upcoming appearances including the internationally recognized Sleepless Nights Festival in November of 2009 ; it’s no wonder this diversity has garnered him the momentous and historic slot on the decks for the pinnacle of this years festivities.

On Saturday April 18, 2009 you can Join DJ Maximus 3000 & 40,000 expected fellow “Humans” in celebrating the GLBT community, Their Friends and Family On Ocean Drive 12 Street , Free of Cost.

More about DJ Maximus 3000: Maximus’ Latest endeavors include a heart stopping series of showcase appearances during Miami’s Winter Music Conference alongside Tania Mashay (His Co-producer, Co-writer and signed artist to 8025 Alliance Music Group, Maximus’s Imprint) where audiences lost all control. He’s had 2 Recent remix productions chart on the billboard’s Hot Club Play Charts (India’s “I Can’t Get No Sleep” (Angel Eyes Music Group) # 3 , and amberRose Marie’s “Wanna Be A DJ” (Catz Entertainment) , at # 14). He has several Remix Projects already lined up for the second quarter of 2009 including work for Carol Jiani, Ceevox, and All new Original Material for Tania Mashay. His coveted Residency at Fort Lauderdale’s Living Room Nightclub “Liquid Fridays” (Nominated Best Nightclub by the Broward New Times) has become a groundbreaking and trendsetting weekly gathering, where an average of 2500 – 3000 partygoers revel in the uplifting and vivacious beats provided by Maximus 3000. DJ Maximus 3000 is currently in the studio insatiably producing his first solo Ep due out sometime this year, featuring a cross section of vocalists whom hes worked with in recent times.

On Stage Headlining:
India, Fanny Lu, Carol Jiani, Jeri, Ceevox, along with Miami Men’s Gay Chorus. Grand Marshalls: Patti Labelle & Richie Rich Along with Special Celebrity appearances.

India: a noted Grammy Award – and Latin Grammy Award – nominated singer of salsa. She began her career in the freestyle era singing Billboard dance hits like “Dancing On The Fire” and “The Lover Who Rocks You” then became known as the “Princess of Salsa”, a name given by her godmother Cuban Legend Celia Cruz. She recorded “Love And Happiness” a worldwide hit with former husband Dj Little “Louie” Vega, recently India has had several dance hits including The #1 remix to “I Can’t Get No Sleep” and The DJ Roger Sanchez produced “Music Is My Life”. 

Fanny Lu: Latin Grammy nominated singer and songwriter from Colombia. Her recent hits include “No Te Pido Flores”, “Y Si Te Digo” and the Billboard Latin #1 “No Eres Para Mi”.

Ceevox: Known for her many Billboard Dance Hits this soulful house-music singer has gone international, working with the top producers and remixers in songs like “My Imagination” and her recent smash “In The Night”.

Carol Jiani: Nigerian-Canadian singer based in England best known for her early 1980’s classic hit “Hit N Run Lover”.

Miami Gay Men’s Chorus: an inclusive, community-based organization of gay men and gay-supporting people that inspires and changes lives through the power of music.

Patty LaBelle: Grammy winner, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter and actress. Known for her passionate stage performances, wide vocal range and distinctive high-octave belting. Some of her biggest hits include “Lady Marmalade” and “On My Own”.

Richie Rich: American fashion designer and celebutante. Today he is part of the fashion duo known as Heatherette (together with Traver Rains). Richie released an album called “Celebutante” on October 21st, 2008 on record label Defend Music. The album is a compilation of songs including tracks from Lily Allen, Mya, Scissor Sisters, Blondie, and one from Richie himself, also titled “Celebutante.”