|Nicole Henry heating up the sand with her sultry vocals. A still from the video At This Moment.|
Ah, spring time in Miami. Our days are longer and slightly hotter. Boob sweat becomes more noticeable, portending the rainy season. Hordes of filthy barbarians (a.k.a. spring breakers) trash our beaches. Ravers flock to Downtown to suck on mollies and have sex with trees at Ultra Electronic Dance Music Festival.
Yet somewhere not so far away, stands a little theater bringing world-class entertainment to Miami-Dade County. In about the same amount of time it takes you to cross the Brickell Bridge from 8th street to Bayside during rush hour, you can escape to Homestead's newly restored Seminole Theater, a gem in the district known more of its agriculture, authentic Mexican restaurants and other culinary delights like the key lime shakes at Robert Is Here and the cinnamon rolls at Knauss Berry Farm.
While all that madness takes place on the eastern corridor, University of Miami alumna Nicole Henry will offer frazzled locals a respite from the crowds. In 2013, she earned a Soul Train Award for "Best Traditional Jazz Performance." Her career highlights also has three Top 10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums.
Nicole Henry will serenade audiences with her sweet and sultry jazz vocals on Friday, March 18 at 8 PM. Visit the Seminole Theater for ticket information.
THE SEMINOLE THEATER
The Seminole Theater dates back to the 1920s. It closed in 1979 and in 1992, Hurricane Andrew nearly wrecked the building. The theater re-opened, fully restored, in 2015, preserving some of South Florida's art deco theater history. Its doors are now open -- a welcome respite for Miamians looking to get away from it all without leaving the 305.
Tempted? Let this video of Nicole Henry seduce you further in her interpretation of Billy Vera's At This Moment: a soulful love song, featuring two very sexy lovers on the beach.