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.
2 days ago | Culture
Tarell Alvin McCraney, the acclaimed playwright who penned the play that inspired the Oscar-winning film Moonlight, has been given the green light to create a TV series set in South Florida and inspired by his experiences growing up in Liberty City.
5 days ago | Art
O, Miami. Borscht Film Festival. Nu Deco Ensemble. Organizations such as those have embedded themselves so deeply into Miami life they seem like they've always been a part of this city. But a decade ago, those projects — and many others like them ...
1 month ago | Concerts
If you couldn't snag a ticket to Ibeyi's sold-out show last year, you're in luck. The twin sisters are bringing their Afro-Cuban-inspired sound back to Miami. The Rhythm Foundation announced this morning that Ibeyi will play the North Beach Bandsh...
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2 months ago | Animals
There's plenty to explore at the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, which opened last month in downtown Miami. But the centerpiece of the museum is undeniably its aquarium. Small tanks show neon-lit jellyfish and stingrays available for ...
2 months ago | Film and TV
Calling all Doctor Who fans: The TARDIS is about to touch down in South Florida. Florida Supercon announced yesterday that Peter Capaldi, who plays the 12th titular doctor in the long-running series, will make an appearance at this year's convention.