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Written by Miami Today on November 10, 2011
Books & Books presents "The Beckoning of Lovely 11/11/11" at 11:11 a.m. The feature film marks the grand finale of a project that began on 8/08/08 from the creative mind of author and illustrator Amy Krouse Rosenthal. A sort of interactive love letter to the universe, this film is rooted in human connection. 11:11 a.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
TIME OF OURS
American journalist, icon and New York Times bestselling author Tom Brokaw releases "The Time of Our Lives," which traces the changes in modern life — in values, education, public service, housing, the Internet and more — that have transformed society in the decades since the age of thrift in which he was raised. Mr. Brokaw will attend for a discussion and book signing. 7:30 p.m. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Chapman Conference Center, Miami. Free tickets are available at Books & Books Coral Gables, Miami Beach and Bal Harbour Shops. Limit 2 tickets per person. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Jennifer Nicole Lee’s weight loss success story has motivated millions worldwide. In "Fitness Model Diet," she reveals fitness model recipes and food plans to help lose weight and gain feminine muscle tone. Noon. Books & Books at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Free. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
American classical dancer Jacques d’Amboise’s memoir "I Was a Dancer" tells of his ascension to being a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for more than three decades, the story of his life in dance and of America’s most renowned and admired dance companies. Mr. d’Amboise writes of his classical studies beginning at age 8 at The School of American Ballet. At 12 he was asked to perform with Ballet Society; three years later he joined the New York City Ballet and made his European debut at London’s Covent Garden. He also tells of being George Balanchine’s protégé, with more works choreographed on him by the famous choreographer than any other dancer, among them Tchaikovsky’s "Pas de Deux;" "Episodes;" "A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream;" "Jewels;" and Raymonda Variations. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.