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.
4 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.
8 days 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...
22 days 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...
1 month 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...
2 months ago | Miami Music Week
As underground personalities go, Damian Lazarus qualifies as royalty. He's a DJ, a producer, a label boss, and frontman for the Ancient Moons. But during Miami Music Week, his most important skill is that of epic party planner.
2 months ago | Artopia
Last night, New Times editor Chuck Strouse announced this year's winners of the paper's annual MasterMind Awards: artists Asif Farooq and Antonia Wright and cultural collective Miami Music Club. Culled from a competitive pool of talent comprising ...