Jose D. Duran
Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as MiamiNights.com and OnBeat.com. He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
21 days ago | Concerts
Hip-hop has a long history of social and political commentary, but the genre has been slow to embrace artists who don't fit neatly into its hypermasculine mold. After all, hip-hop coined the phrases "pause" and "no homo" to deflect criticism of be...
22 days ago | Music Festivals
Will Rolling Loud ascend to the pantheon of great Miami music festivals when it takes over Bayfront Park this weekend? Audiences will be the judge. There's no doubt the event has one of the most impressive hip-hop lineups of any festival in the co...
29 days ago | Ultra Music Festival
What started as a small beach party in 1999 that took advantage of all the DJ's visiting Miami during Winter Music Conference has become a global brand with editions in Brazil, China, Croatia, Korea, Japan, Australia, and more. But Ultra Music Fes...
29 days ago | Music Festivals
If you were holding off on deciding whether to attend Rolling Loud, start looking for a scalper. Festival organizers announced today that tickets for the third edition of the hip-hop festival, taking place May 5 through 7 at Bayfront Par...
1 month ago | Interviews
Every year, Record Store Day invites vinyl fanatics, collectors, and even casual music fans to visit their local independent record store to shop for exclusive releases from acts across all genres and from all over the world. This year, if you can...
1 month ago | III Points Festival
Since 2000, Damon Albarn of Blur fame and illustrator Jamie Hewlett, best known for co-creating the comic book Tank Girl, have been shaping their own alternative rock/hip-hop/what-have-you act with Gorillaz. And in 17 years, the virtual band ...