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Cynthia Demos & Rik Rak Salon host "Karaoke for a Cause" to benefit the Charlee Program

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I've been to many charity events around town but throw in a little karaoke and everyone transforms into a rockstar! On October 27th, CBS4 Anchor, Cynthia Demos, along with Rik Rak Salon hosted their first ever "Karaoke for a Cause" event in Brickell to raise funds and awareness for the CHARLEE Program. This not-for-profit social service agency provides for the needs of abused, abandoned, neglected and at-risk children in Miami-Dade County. During the event, CBS4's Jorge Estevez (pictured on the left along with Raquel Watters) encouraged attendees to sing for a good cause. I can honestly say everyone had a great time singing along to classic tunes! For more information about the Charlee Program or to learn how you can become involved with the organization, visit their official website. Let's get to the singing!

Above Left: Philanthropist Norma Quintero and her daughter attended the charity event at Rik Rak Salon. Above Right: Lissette Gonzalez, CBS4 Meteorologist…

Isabel Toledo debuts 2012 Collection during Vanidades "Magia de la Moda" Fashion Show

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Isabel Toledo, a Cuban-American designer, has been in the fashion industry for over 25 years and she is most recognized for designing the lemongrass dress and matching coat First Lady Michelle Obama wore on Inauguration Day in 2009. Isabel and her husband, Ruben Toledo, were in Miami last week to debut their Spring-Summer 2012 collection during this year's Funkshion Fashion Week. The couple showcased their latest designs at the 6th annual Vanidades ‘Magia de la Moda’ fashion event on Wednesday, October 19th. This was an incredibly impressive show sponsored by Pantene and Covergirl. I loved the Caribbean flare, the vibrant colors and the hats were distinctively creative! Prior to the runway show, Fashion Group International honored Isabel & Ruben Toledo with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Isabel (pictured on the right along with Ruben) launched her line in 1985 and was immediately celebrated internationally as a designer of rare and unique talent among the avant-garde fashi…

Queen Sofía of Spain Inaugurates the new "Centro Cultural Español" in Downtown Miami

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I was incredibly honored and excited to receive an invitation for this regal event over the weekend: On Sunday, October 9th, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain (pictured on the left) arrived in Miami to celebrate the grand opening of the new "Centro Cultural Español" (translation: Spanish Cultural Center) located at 1490 Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown. The Spanish Ministry of Culture introduced guests to the center's newest exhibition featuring environmental photography from Europe and Latin America! There were lots of movers and shakers at this royal event like Emilio Estefan and City of Miami Mayor, Tomas Regalado, who came with his daughter to the event. I was also able to meet my favorite Spanish heartthrob Alejandro Sanz who attended the event along with his beautiful girlfriend, Raquel Pereda. Guests enjoyed performances by Ernan Lopez Nussa (Cuban pianist), Jose Luis Rodriguez Trio (guitarist of Spain) and The Spam Allstars (local Latin funk band). Overall, it was a…