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.
23 hours ago | Miami People
Can DJ Khaled save the world? Of course not, you're saying to yourself. But you probably didn't expect the underground DJ from Miami to turn Snapchat into an art form, to become a household name before he ever rapped on a track, or to coast to the...
4 days ago | News
Zedd, the DJ/producer who landed the December cover of Forbes; "Bank Account" rapper 21 Savage; Frédérik Durand, the Canadian DJ/producer better known as Snails; and hip-hop artist Blackbear top the list of talent whose beats will reverberate thro...
4 days ago | Things To Do
Sway those hips to the crooning of Marc Anthony Friday. Eat your way through delicious Tex-Mex cuisine at Tacolandia Saturday. Brush up your K-pop knowledge at the Fillmore to close out the weekend. And then get ready to do it over and over and ov...
6 days ago | Things To Do
Thursday Early film star and cabaret legend Marlene Dietrich is here to lead a seminar on emotional control in a sea of film, DIY stage design, and choral arrangements. At least that's the concept of the Philadelphia-based performance troupe the B...
8 days ago | Concerts
Taylor Swift is having a busy month. She released her album Reputation last week, hot off the heels of its lead single, a love letter to Right Said Fred, "Look What You Made Me Do." She performed on SNL Saturday night. She's also made the time to ...
13 days ago | Nightlife
When LIV reopened last month after an extended renovation, Miami's party people didn't quite know what to expect. The nightclub was already a legendary destination, boasting celebrity-packed parties week after week in a space that seemed to operat...