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Monday, August 31, 2020

US wildlife officials aim to remove wolf protections by the end of 2020


Traverse City, Mich. (AP)- The Trump Administration plans to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across most of the nation by the end of the year, the director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife said Monday.

Shot, trapped and poisoned to near extinction in the last century, wolves in recent decades rebounded in the western Great Lakes region and portions of the West, the total population exceeding 6,000 (not much). They have been removed from the endangered list in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and portions of Oregon, Utah and Washington state. Federal protection remain elsewhere.

The Humane Society of the United States and other wildlife protection groups contend wolves are still vulnerable. Dropping protection across the lower 48 would doom any chances of their spreading to other states where they thrive if humans allowed it.

There's a November ballot initiative that would restore wolves to Colorado. We definitely need a change and this coming November is the only opportunity we have to restore peace and security.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


MIAMI- A new drive-thru COVID-19 testing center is opened in South Florida. Community Health of South Florida has begun testing patients today Wednesday at its Doris Ison Health Center, 10300 SW 216 St.

By the week of March 23rd, the organization expects to have another drive-thru testing site at its Marathon Health Center, 2805 Overseas Hwy, in the Florida Keys. Doris Ison is the nonprofit's largest health center serving South Florida for more than 45 years, including urgent care and primary care.

For those people presenting symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath you can use the services and get tested immediately, however for those presenting severe symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath will need to go to the Hospital ER instead. 

The testing sites are free to the general public, you can be tested Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon. The sooner you get tested the better the chances of early treatment and survival. The elderly population 70's and 80's should stay home as much as possible unless they are presenting symptoms, in such case they should go to an ER immediately, do not wait to have severe symptoms.

Those who meet the testing criteria are asked to call the nonprofit first at 305 252-4820 to schedule an appointment.


Monday, January 27, 2020


Actors' Playhouse is thrilled to announce the complete cast for its production of global smash-hit musical "Mamma Mia" playing January 22-February 23, 2020 at the Miracle Theatre.

A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, told through the story telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, propel this enchanting tale of love, romance and friendship into one of the most unforgettable musicals of all time.

Tickets now on sale by calling 305 444-9293, or visiting or at the Actors Playhouse Box Office 280 Miracle Mile Coral Gables Fl 33134. Please visit the Actors' Playhouse website for more information.

I recommend this highly energetic musical with a live orquestra and great talent, come and feel the songs that made history. An impressive and elegant stage design set.

Congratulations to the MAMMA MIA actors, singers, musicians, dancers and David Arisco Artistic Director.


Sunday, November 10, 2019

"RING OF FIRE" The Music of Johnny Cash

 By Gloria Alfonso/Miami Review News

Actors' Playhouse presents "Ring of Fire" The Music of Johnny Cash, From the iconic songs of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about his life and family dating back to the early 1940's and 1950's, his struggle with drugs, his faith in God and his success.

Five extremely talented performers actors, singers, musicians who play different instruments, some comedy mixed with drama and music. Featuring songs "I Walk The Line" which he wrote to his first wife Vivian, "A Boy Named Sue," "Ring of Fire" and much more of his early hits.

Katie Barton and Scott Moreau 
The portrait of Man in Black is a true crowd favorite, a show you don't want to miss, full of electrifying energy, lots of great music, excellent direction, a real life story of this unique musical legend. 

Directed by Ben Hope, great performance by Scott Moreau (Johnny Cash) has a distintive voice with deep, low, calm-bass unique baritone tone, Katie Barton (June Carter), Eric Scott Anthony, Marcy McGuigan and Spiff Wiegand.  The creative team includes Set Design by Jodi Dellaventura, Lightning Design by Eric Nelson, Sound by Shaun Mitchell and Costume Design by Katie Barton and Debbie Barton. 
Gloria Alfonso/ MRN Publisher

Tickets can be purchased by calling 305 444-9293 or visiting  Actors' Playhouse is located at 280 Miracle Mile Coral Gables Fl 33134. Final performance will take place on December 8th 2019. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm. 

Gloria Alfonso and Mary Fernandez

Mary Fernandez
Actors' Playhouse is celebrating 32 years of great cultural offerings a a Florida Presenting Cultural Organization.

Friday, July 12, 2019


It is illegal to dump dogs like trash in the Redland area in South Florida Homestead. If you see someone dumping, abusing, need to call 311 immediately. If you see something say something! Local authorities have a civic duty and responsibility for the welfare of the communities and an important function for the control and protection of the Animals as well as Environmental, it is imperative to revisit, change and enforce Animal Cruelty Law already in place in Miami Dade County. Make laws stricter and stronger, increase penalties and fines instead of slap on the wrist.

This is a serious crime and it needs to stop, our animals deserve more protection from irresponsible  people. Our community is requiring protection and accountability.

Constituents voted 65% approving the Pet Trust and Mayor Gimenez along with kill shelter Alex Munoz did nothing about these animals allowing them to die painful deaths in the streets, the Redlands, The Everglades, Naranja rather than overwhelm the shelter and tank their lie of 93%. Alex Munoz needs to send not only their MDAS employees as far south as Homestead but he also needs to go himself, he lies and claims he does, all fake news. Getting salaries and benefits without doing their jobs, not helping the community and not delivering the promised vote from all of us constituents who put Gimenez in office over 5 years ago.

Shame on Gimenez for his incompetence. A new humane management be instilled not with a governmental hack like Munoz but an experienced and responsible Shelter Director.

Enough is Enough! Get your butt moving and fund the Pet Fund Trust not colluding with Munoz to unfund it. 



Thursday, March 28, 2019

"MEMPHIS" The Musical

Coral Gables, Fl-Actor's Playhouse Opening Night of the smash hit musical "Memphis" was a total success.

Playing now through April 7, 2019. Featuring an impressive ensemble of South Florida and New York's finest triple-threat performers, regional theater favorites from across the country and a member of the Broadway National Tour of Memphis.

The principal cast features Eddie Egan as Huey (The New York Radio City Christmas Spectacular; West Side Story; La Mirada Theatre), Gabrielle Graham as Felicia (It shoulda Been You, Actor's Playhouse), Chaz Rose as Delray (Off-Broadway; black Angels Over Tuskegee and She Likes Girls), Margot Moreland as Mama (It shoulda Been You, Soundheim On Sondheim, at Actors Playhouse), David Berry as Gator (Dreamgirls, Marquee Theater), Mark Sanders as Mr. Simmons (Carrousel, Ragtime at Actors Playhouse) and Jerrial T Young as Bobby (Bobby in the Broadway National Tour of Memphis).

Great Cast...Great Performances....Great Show....Great Musical....Great Production....Great Dancing and Singing...Great Story and Great Band. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations. Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50's, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun falls in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer Felicia Farrell. Memphis is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.

Call to reserve your seats today at 305 444-9293
or visit 



Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia.

Whistleblowers told the Democrat-led House panel it could destabilise the Middle East boosting nuclear weapon proliferation.

President Donald Trump met nuclear power developers at the White House on February 12 to discuss building plants in Middle Eastern nations, including Saudi Arabia.

And Mr. Trump's son-in-law, White House advisor Jared Kushner, will be touring the Middle East this month to discuss the economics of the Trump's administra

tion peace plan.

Critics say giving Saudi Arabia access US nuclear technology would spark a dangerous arms race in the volatile region.

The House report is based on accounts and documents showing communication between Trump administration officials and nuclear power companies.

It states that "within the US, strong private commercial interests have been pressing aggressively for the transfer of highly sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia".

These commercial entities could "reap billions of dollars through contracts associated with constructing and operating nuclear facilities in Saudi Arabia".

Mr. Trump is reportedly "directly engaged in the effort". As well as Rick Perry, Kushner and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was found guilty of lying about Russian contacts by special counsel Robert Mueller.

The White House has yet to comment on the report.