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2001 Stories by Gaspar González

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  • Just the Stacks, Ma'am

    published December 20, 2001

    This is the city. Miami. We work here. It was Thursday, December 6. A morning like most mornings. Muggy. Had just wrapped up a feature story, a... More >>

  • Fear and Loathing in la Escuela

    published December 6, 2001

    Every morning for the past year, readers of the Miami Herald have awakened to the smiling faces... More >>

  • In the Land of the Fickle Fan

    published November 29, 2001

    Joe Rose is on the verge of tears. From laughing. The former Miami Dolphin and current cohost of The First Team, the weekday morning... More >>

  • America's Past Time

    published October 11, 2001

    The sun is setting in Islamorada. At the Lor-e-lei, a bar and marina popular with locals and tourists alike, a television set carries the evening... More >>

  • What Art Thou, Little Havana?

    published September 27, 2001

    "Ay, que cómico," observes an elderly Cuban woman watching the man on the sidewalk spin and twirl a life-size rag doll above his... More >>

  • Only Rock and Roll

    published September 13, 2001

    There's nothing particularly hip about the Sandbar Lounge in North Beach. Dark green walls decorated with beer signs, sombreros, and lava lamps... More >>

  • Shake Summer Vacation

    published July 19, 2001

    Driving across northern New Mexico, I fiddle with the truck radio, looking for just the right vacation soundtrack. I stumble across Johnny Cash's... More >>

  • Cabaret Science

    published May 24, 2001

    Cabarets are where you can hear people's hearts beat," offers Raquel Bitton, talking on the phone from her San Francisco home. She, of all people,... More >>

  • The Last Pony Show, Part 2

    published May 17, 2001

    It was, according to observers, reminiscent of a scene out of a Frank Capra movie. On May 3, the next-to-last day of this year's state legislative... More >>

  • Class Act

    published May 10, 2001

    The early morning dropoff at Belén Jesuit Preparatory School unfolds with almost military... More >>

  • We Appreciate Your Concern, and Now You're Fired

    published April 26, 2001

    Maybe it was Sam Gentry's idea of a spring cleaning. Or perhaps, given his recent appointment as executive director of the More >>

  • Sarah Vaughan

    published April 5, 2001

    Duke Ellington Allegro Sarah Vaughan and Duke Ellington are entries in Allegro's Cocktail Hour series of... More >>

  • Old Black Magic Box

    published March 22, 2001

    The first-floor lounge of the Radisson Deauville Resort Hotel is precisely the kind of place one would expect to find the cocktail set. Fifty... More >>

  • The Last Pony Show

    published March 8, 2001

    The horses at Hialeah Park are running effortlessly this morning. From the grandstand they resemble a... More >>

  • Rhinestone Crusader

    published February 1, 2001

    I've worked with the Jordanaires and D.J. Fontana," says Elvis Presley, naming his long-time back-up vocalists and drummer. Throwing his head back... More >>

  • Common Ground

    published January 4, 2001

    8:20 a.m. A woman, outfitted from head to toe in T-shirt, jeans, sneakers, fanny pack, floppy denim hat, and sunglasses stands... More >>

  • Power Play

    published January 4, 2001

    Juan Galan has always known that people get a great education at Miami-Dade Community College. Galan graduated from the college in 1963 before... More >>

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