Miami, FL- WPBT2 is proud to announce two special prizes for filmmakers to be presented at the Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF), celebrating its 10th year in Miami Beach on June 2-7, 2015. WPBT2 will partner with the festival in its mission to celebrate and present the very best in cinematic work of female filmmakers.
Miami, FL- On May 14, 2015 at 8pm, WPBT2 will air Piano Under the Stars with Enrique Chia at Vizcaya, filmed live before an audience featuring the elegance and style of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.
Piano Under the Stars at Vizcaya with Enrique Chia, delights viewers with a mosaic of internationally beloved songs such as La Vie en Rose, O Sole Mio, It’s Impossible and Cuban classics such as Granada, Frenesi, Quien Sera and Noche Azul.
Miami, FL- On May 1, 2015 at 10pm, WPBT2 will air Salsa! The Dance Sensation, a half-hour documentary for public television, which delves into the cultural dance phenomenon that can be learned and practiced by anyone and everyone. An encore presentation airs on May 3, 2015 at 5:30pm.
Salsa! The Dance Sensation, narrated by legendary salsa singer and song writer Willy Chirino, uncovers the compelling stories behind this cultural phenomenon, and features top performances from the Miami Salsa Congress, regulars on the dance floor, and students at salsa schools.
In South Florida, this Latin-flavored dance, infused with Caribbean and African roots, is performed with distinct passion and artistry. From nightclubs to performance halls, the dance that began as a folk tradition has exploded into the mainstream.Read more...
Miami, FL- PBS viewers from Key West to the Treasure Coast will be invited to savor the flavors of the Caribbean beginning Monday, April 27 at 7:30pm, they can “Taste the Islands with Chef Irie.” Each week’s episode will air at 7:30PM on Mondays and Thursdays, and again during the station’s Saturday afternoon lifestyle lineup at 3:30PM.
In each episode of the series, Chef Irie will create mouthwatering fare inspired by his Jamaican upbringing, the wider Caribbean, and his travels around the world. From preparing homemade spicy jerk seasoning to Latin inspired mussels chorizo in mango coconut sauce, the chef will tantalize viewers with traditional and gourmet Caribbean recipes.Read more...
Miami, FL- On April 14, 2015 at 9pm, WPBT2 will air A Wing and a Prayer, an hour-long documentary that tells the virtually unknown story of World War II aviators who raced against the clock in 1948 to prevent a second Holocaust. An encore presentation airs on April 19, 2015 at 4:30pm.
A Wing and a Prayer,, narrated by William Baldwin (Hawaii-Five-O, Backdraft), features firsthand accounts of daring escapes and heart-pounding action from operation leader Al Schwimmer, retired South Florida pilot Shelly Eichel and other members of the group, including chief pilot Sam Lewis and Christian radio operator Eddie Styrak. Exclusive interviews provide rich detail on Schwimmer and the men who helped reshape history, yet have been forgotten by the history books.Read more...