Irika Sargent

(Source: My33)

Focus on South Florida: The “Piano Phoenix”

Russian pianist Elena Klionsky began playing piano at the age of five— and started performing publicly at age six. But her musical career came to an abrupt halt in 2002 after a severe hand injury. She was told she would never play the piano again. But Elena beat the odds and can once again do what she loves. Elena is in South Florida for a benefit performance. She is now known as the Piano Phoenix and she shares her story with Irika.

My TV 33–01/26/2015

(Source: My33)

Focus on South Florida: Filmgate Interactive

Filmgate Interactive, South Florida’s first fully interactive film festival and technology conference, is back for a third year. It is designed to engage the community in a new type of storytelling. This year’s event includes more than 10 screenings, 5 performances, 3 interactive exhibits and 10 workshops held at various locations in the greater Miami area. We focus on this unique event, and the various ways you can enjoy it.

My TV 33–01/26/2015

(Source: My33)

Focus on South Florida: Dolphins Cycling Challenge

The Dolphins Cycling Challenge is a two-day, tri-county event dedicated to raising funds for lifesaving cancer research. This major community initiative is a collaborative effort between the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with 100% of the rider-raised funds going directly to fund research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since its first ride in 2010, the DCC has raised almost 7 million dollars. We focus on the upcoming event, how you can get involved, and how it is helping to save lives.

My TV 33–01/26/2015

(Source: My33)

Focus on South Florida: United Way of Broward

The goal of the United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Substance Abuse is to keep our youth away from drugs and alcohol and build healthier communities. One of the ways it hopes to do that is through a partnership with a unique after-school program. We explain how the pairing is reaching teens with a powerful message.

My TV 33–01/26/2015

Chopper4 captured a group of bikers recklessly weaving in and out of traffic, while evading police, Monday evening. (Source: CBS4)

Police: Reckless Miami Bikers Disrupt Traffic, Evade Authorities

Thousands of people on ATV’s and dirt bikes flooded South Florida to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

01/19/2015

(Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Flamingo Park Tennis Center

The newly renovated Tennis Center at Flamingo Park in South Beach aims to return the facility to its past glory. It is already hosting hundreds of kids each month– and will now offer all youngsters the chance to learn tennis, no matter what their means, with a year-round scholarship program. We focus on all the center has to offer and how the scholarship program works.

01/18/2015

(Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Autism Walkabout & Expo

The Dan Marino Foundation’s 5th annual Walkabout & Expo is later this month. We focus on the work the Foundation does, the upcoming event, its importance and how you can get involved

01/18/2015

(Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Best Buddies

One of the missions of the nonprofit “Best Buddies” is to enrich the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by helping them secure jobs. Its “I’m Into Hire” campaign came about following a report that showed 85 percent of these adults were not employed. We focus on how the organization is changing lives.

01/18/2015

(Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: MLK Birthday

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrations will be happening across the country, including in South Florida at the Liberty City Parade.

01/18/2015

John Jonchuck  (Source: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

DCF Promises Changes After Death Of Child Thrown From Bridge

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is promising swift changes in how they respond to potential child abuse cases amid an investigation into the death of a 5-year old thrown from a Florida bridge.

01/13/2015

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