Local News

Live and Local Concert Series Presents Courtney Mickens

      Pompano Beach Arts is thrilled to bring incredible vocalist, fearless artist, and all-around creative powerhouse Courtney Mickens to the stage for the next Live and Local Concert. This wonderfully gifted vocalist bridges soul, jazz, R&B and pop seamlessly to create a style all her own. Join us on Friday, September 15, 2023, at 7 p.m. at the Ali Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are free but registration is required at www.pompanobeacharts.org […]

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Ali Cultural Arts Center Hosts Free Concert with Melton Mustafa Jr.  and Friends Celebration of Black Music Month Shines Spotlight on Jazz

     Pompano Beach Arts is thrilled to welcome back musician Melton Mustafa Jr. to the Ali Cultural Arts Center as we celebrate Black Music Month. The grammy-nominated saxophone player will be performing with a group of outstanding musicians and will take audiences on a melodious journey through the history and impact of jazz. The evening will also feature the art of spoken word by renowned poet Eccentrich. This free performance will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Please register at  www.pompanobeacharts.org. […]

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Live and Local Concert Series Continues with Kirk Green

Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce Grammy-nominated bassist and composer Kirk Green will take the stage for the next installment of the Live and Local Concert Series at the Ali Cultural Arts Center. Live and Local showcases all genres, including rock & roll, hip-hop, grunge, reggae, blues, classic pop, alternative and more. Green will be bringing his outstanding performance to Pompano Beach on Friday, June 16, 2023, at 7p.m., Tickets are $10, available at  www.pompanobeacharts.org […]

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 Pompano Beach Arts Presents MONTAGE Virtual Film Series 2023

     Pompano Beach Arts, in partnership with Black Cat Media, is proud to announce a new season of  Montage. The virtual film series returns with another outstanding selection of compelling stories created by emerging filmmakers. Join industry professionals and film lovers from around the globe who tune in to watch a film together and then participate in an insightful conversation. Montage airs the last Thursday of each month in February through September 2023. This series is thoughtfully curated and hosted by filmmaker and director Cathleen Dean of Black Cat Media. For more information: https://www.pompanobeacharts.org  Once registered, all participants will receive the zoom link to view the film. […]

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Ali Cultural Arts Center Features Two Exhibitions by Vibrant Florida Artists

     Pompano Beach Arts is pleased to present two compelling exhibitions at Ali Cultural Arts Center. Featuring the bold artwork of, respectively, Willandra Dawes-McGahee and Nathan “Nate Dee” Delinois, both shows open on Friday, February 17, 2023, and run through May 11. The opening reception for Dawes-McGahee’s exhibit Therapy for the Art: The Evolution will be held before the Live and Local Concert featuring local gospel singer Lady Delbert Mohorn and friends on February 17, with a second event following on February 26, which will be a brunch featuring live painting by the artist. There will be a meet and greet artist reception for Delinois’ exhibition objet couronne which will take place before the Live and Local Concert featuring jazz artist Dr. Julie Silvera on Friday, March 17. For more information: www.pompanobeacharts.org […]


Glorious Gospel Events Are Coming to Ali Cultural Arts Center

     Pompano Beach Arts is proud to present the inspiring new Fifth Sundays Gospel series at Ali Cultural Arts Center. Produced and presented by Pompano Beach native Pastor George Rich, the well-known and much-respected spiritual leader of Pompano’s P3 Church will be showcasing some of the best Gospel performers in South Florida. The series, which will be held on months with five Sundays, launches October 30, 2022, with The South Florida Gospel Singers, Earth Angels, and Zion Sons. Tickets are $10, available at  www.pompanobeacharts.org […]

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Jazz Fest Pompano Beach Welcomes Grammy® Award-Winning Lineup – Two-Day Festival Features Arturo Sandoval, Dee Dee Bridgewater,  Nestor Torres & More!

Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce the City’s inaugural Jazz Fest, featuring a dynamic lineup of music icons. The star-studded festival kicks off at The Great Lawn along the beach for an evening concert with ten-time Grammy® Award-winner Arturo Sandoval on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 8 pm. Day two is an immersive musical extravaganza at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. During the afternoon, the center’s ArtsPlaza will be filled with the sounds of legendary artists including Sammy Figueroa, Bryan Lynch, Magela Herrera, Ashley Pezzotti, in addition to emerging and student artists under the direction of Grammy Award-winning professor Dr. Ed Calle. In the evening, Grammy® and Tony® Award-winner, singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, takes the stage inside the center’s theater.  Jazz Fest Pompano Beach is a partnership with KCC Productions, a well-known concert and festival production company. Ticket information at www.pompanobeacharts.org/jazzfest […]

National News

Olympian Allyson Felix Receives NNPA National Leadership Award

     The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that Felix had joined the Hear Her campaign to share her story and raise awareness about urgent warning signs that could indicate life-threatening complications during and in the year after pregnancy.      Because of her bold and tireless work, Felix received the 2021 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) National Leadership Award for excellence and innovative leadership in Black America. […]