Ciara LaVelle is New Times' arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University, moved to Florida in 2004, and landed a job as a travel writer. For reasons that seemed sound at the time, she gave up her life of professional island-hopping to join New Times' staff in 2011. She left the paper in 2014 to start a family, but two years and two babies later, she returned in the hopes that someone on staff would agree to babysit. No takers yet.
7 days ago | III Points Festival
Is it October yet? III Points announced its 2017 lineup this morning, and music fans won't be disappointed. The list of performers at this year's three-day festival adds an impressive roster of talent to III Points' previously announced headliners...
28 days ago | Concerts
Achieving a "one on one" audience experience at a venue as large as American Airlines Arena sounds like an impossible task. But if any musician can pull it off, it's Paul McCartney.
1 month ago | Celebrities
Count Kathryn Bigelow among Barry Jenkins' many fans. Bigelow, the Oscar-winning director of The Hurt Locker, penned the short but heartfelt praise for Jenkins, who directed the film Moonlight, in Time magazine's 2017 issue "The 100 Most Influenti...
2 months ago | Art
The Glad Wall, located on NW Second Avenue between NW 26th and 24th Streets, features four arm sculptures, painted black, protruding from the mural. Each holds a white trash bag, through which viewers can see the outline of an alphabetic letter. T...
2 months ago | Concerts
The last time the French alt-rockers of Phoenix rolled into Miami, they were at the tipping point between indie darlings and household-name status. Their 2009 album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, with hits like "1901" and "Lizstomania," was getting pl...