Volume 47, Number 3 - September 21, 2009

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Monique Dos Anjos
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Culture Shock

Website Offers Affordable Entertainment for Students

By Monique Dos Anjos

College students are offered diverse entertainment at cheap prices in the melting pot known as Miami.

Normally, a movie ticket can cost on average $10. Miami has a high cost of living and filled with students with shrinking wallets.

Luckily, there is CultureShockMiami.com.

CultureShockMiami.com is Miami-Dade County’s way of trying to give back to society.

CultureShockMiami.com is sponsored by Miami Dade College, Ticketmaster, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.

 “When I want to experience something different, I go to CultureShockMiami.com,” said Fernanda Reis, 20, theater major.

This month, CultureShockMiami.com has on-going shows at various museums and a spanish play called Pony by Gustavo Ott at The Riviera Theatre.

CultureShockMiami.com has something for everyone. Events include hip-hop, jazz, plays, and dance. Also, CultureShockMiami.com promotes events at museums, including Vizcaya, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the zoo.

Ticket prices offered to college and high school students ages 13-22 are $5 and two for $5 for museums. It’s not a problem if someone is younger than 13 years old or more than 22 years old. Affordable prices for those students can be found on the website. If a student wishes to purchase tickets, he or she must have a valid I.D.

 “In Miami, it’s a way for students ages 13 – 22 to get $5 tickets to Miami-Dade’s top performing arts groups, live theater, cultural institutions and destination events,” states the CultureShockMiami.com Myspace page.

Students that are on a budget will feel the ease of purchasing tickets through the website.

“My fiancé and I went to a show at the Miami International Piano Festival,” said Luiza Melo, 21, nursing major. “If it hadn’t been for the website, we wouldn’t have known about the cheap prices.”

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