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  • 2006 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published March 10, 2005

    "Ocean Thrive"

1999 Stories by Brett Sokol

Archives: 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Mechanical Vodou

    published August 5, 1999

    "We really wanted to revolt against conventional music, against things that had a real flow. We wanted to take the template of dance music and see... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published August 5, 1999

    There's no official word from the Phish camp yet, but the band's singer Trey Anastasio let the cat out of the bag onstage during a... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published July 29, 1999

    "When I first read it, I just couldn't even believe it. That story is the definition of bad research," says Marc Christopher, director of... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published July 22, 1999

    Disco music is a disease. I call it Disco Dystrophy. The people victimized by this killer disease walk around like zombies. We must do everything... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published July 15, 1999

    "Electro and bass is Miami, whether we like it or not. You can't get away from it," says Seven, the elusive figure behind Chocolate Industries,... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published July 8, 1999

    Where were the Cubans? That was the nagging question hanging in the air at this year's MIDEM Americas conference. Cuban music may be hotter than... More >>

  • Zaftig Beats

    published July 1, 1999

    Delano security is acting a bit nervous. It's a beautiful afternoon in the hotel's artfully sculpted grassy back yard, but today's lounging guests... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published June 24, 1999

    Kiss the Cameo Theatre goodbye. That's the word from Chicago-based developer Ken Smith, who has just signed a ten-year lease to take over the... More >>

  • Missing the Big Picture

    published June 17, 1999

    "I'm asked ten times a day, 'What are you going to do when the multiplex opens?'" sighs an exasperated Joanne Butcher, director of Miami Beach's... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published June 17, 1999

    The word crossover hangs in the air at this year's MIDEM Americas 1999 conference, which rolls into Miami Beach next week with a series of daytime... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published June 3, 1999

    When drum and bass first washed up on these shores from London in the mid-Nineties, there was rampant talk that it would rejuvenate hip-hop.... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published May 27, 1999

    Frank Consola, host of the morning jazz show on WDNA-FM (88.9) was a bit miffed at the implication in Kulchur that there's pressure from station... More >>

  • Trance: Bleached Beats

    published May 20, 1999

    If one word describes Miami's current club culture, it's trance, the joyous, bubbly sound that currently dominates the playlists at the major... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published May 13, 1999

    Miami's beat-maestro extraordinaire DJ Craze is everywhere these days, winning the International Turntablist Federation's scratching competition... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published May 6, 1999

    The population of accordion players in South Florida nearly triples this weekend when the Cajun/Zydeco Crawfish Festival 1999 arrives at the Fort... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published April 22, 1999

    "I thought I could find him before the police did," Gary Indiana says with a laugh from his upstate New York home, referring to his initial... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published April 15, 1999

    Country music isn't the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the name Wyclef Jean, whose work with the Fugees as well as numerous... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published April 8, 1999

    Churchill's, the Little Haiti nightspot famed for underground rock, has always relished its reputation as a club situated on the wrong side of the... More >>

  • Return of the Living Dead

    published April 1, 1999

    "It's an adventure you can still have in America, just like Neal Cassady on the road. You can't hop the freights anymore, but you can chase the... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published April 1, 1999

    "If you want to get energized about dance music, go to London for a few days," declared DJ Times editor Jim Tremayne at the opening panel for this... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published March 25, 1999

    Churchill's owner Dave Daniels was pleased to find his bar -- a focal point for Miami's underground rock scene -- immortalized in Elmore Leonard's... More >>

  • Electric Avenues

    published March 11, 1999

    From March 13 to March 17, DJ culture looms large as more than 4000 participants descend on Miami for the annual Winter Music Conference, a... More >>

  • Welcome to the Jungle

    published March 4, 1999

    "You're not going to hear as much about bands anymore. That whole underground rock-and-roll scene is ending," explains Toby Hauser, better known... More >>

  • Film Fanaticism, Take Two

    published February 25, 1999

    The sixteenth Miami Film Festival continues this week with even more international fare. On the must-see list are Thursday's presentation of a... More >>

  • Frolicking at the Fest

    published February 18, 1999

    For film buffs it's two weeks of sheer pleasure: the sixteenth annual Miami Film Festival, featuring 31 pictures from fifteen countries. Naturally... More >>

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