Ciara LaVelle is New Times' arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011 and left the paper in 2014, but two years and two babies later, returned.
6 hours ago | Miami Music
Miami New Times has immediate openings for writers covering the world of Miami music. If you have a passion for local bands, attend every major tour that comes to town, know your techno from your trance, or keep a mental map of the best undergroun...
1 month ago | Art
Some people use New Times' annual Best of Miami issue as a dining guide. Others look up the hottest nightlife options in the city. But for Miami's creative-minded citizens, the issue is a yearbook of sorts — a look at the artists and institutions ...
1 month ago | Culture
New Times' annual Best of Miami issue is finally here, guiding you through the best in Magic City culture. That guide is more valuable than ever, especially when it comes to Miami's ever-evolving film industry. If you want the best movies, TV, and...
4 months ago | Stage
It's not often that Florida's musical theater fans get to make their counterparts in New York jealous. But this month, the Broadway geeks across the world will have their eyes on the BB&T Center — and their minds on Parkland. From Broadway Wit...
4 months ago | Music Festivals
Calling all Miami country music fans: It's time for your annual pilgrimage to Broward. Tortuga Music Festival will return to the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach this weekend, bringing a diverse lineup of bona fide Nashville stars, twangy up-and-com...
4 months ago | Travel
So you think you're the biggest Miami Heat fan in South Florida. You have season tickets. You have the whole team's jerseys, the hat, and the Dwyane Wade Fathead on your bedroom wall. Your license plate reads, "HEAT4EVA." But would you shell out $...