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  • Pitchfork Gives Dino Felipe's Latest Release a 7.2

    published Jul 28, 2008

    Dino Felipe No Fun Demo... More >>

  • Gen Art Director Monica Glass Leaves Post For LA

    published Jul 28, 2008

    Courtesy of Monica Glass Departing Gen Art director Monica Glass and her successor Andrea Aberegg at the Chanel Ready-to-Wear Resort Collection at the Raleigh in May. Since 1993, Gen Art has been or... More >>

  • Last Night: One-One-Two at Edificio Jose Marti

    published Jul 27, 2008

    Jipsy Miami celebrated its 112th birthday Saturday at Edificio Jose Marti. One-One-Two: Miami's Official Unofficial Surprise Birthday Party July 26, 2008 Edificio Jose Marti Better Than: Any birthd... More >>

  • The Vagabond Shut Down For the Weekend UPDATED

    published Jul 26, 2008

    Word around town is there was an accident at The Vagabond (30 NE 14th Street, Miami) last night. Various sources have told me someone got injured, and then this was posted at 5:56 a.m. by The Vagabond... More >>

  • Chef Allen Gets A Facelift

    published Jul 25, 2008

    I recently saw Chef Allen at an event and thought to myself, “Hmm, he’s getting on in years; now might be a good time for some nip-and-tuck.” Well, wouldn’t you know that he’s gone ahead and... More >>

  • On The List - DJ Elle, LMFAO and Sébastien Léger

    published Jul 24, 2008

    Miami's nightlife landscape in filled with many characters who make going out that much more interesting. They are always larger than life and are always shrouded in mystery. Perfect example is Miam... More >>

  • Classic South Florida Album Commanding Big Bucks

    published Jul 23, 2008

    Take a look at this: is listing two original copies of the now out-of-print 1993 album Love Thirsty by local act Black Janet, each asking close to $80. It's hard to say how many have actu... More >>

  • Marlins' VandenHurk Throws No Hitter! (Not Really)

    published Jul 23, 2008

    Marlins pitcher Rick VandenHurk no-hit the Braves last night in his first big league start since recently being recalled up from Double-A Carolina. Unfortunately, the no-hitter lasted only five inning... More >>

  • Buca's Bogus Bargain

    published Jul 23, 2008

    National chain restaurant Buca di Beppo, with 89 outlets nationwide (including one in Miami Lakes), is marking its 15th anniversary from now until August 10 by offering 15 of its original dishes “at... More >>

  • Golden Girl Estelle Getty Dies at 84

    published Jul 22, 2008

    Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo on Golden Girls. Estelle Getty, Golden Globe and Emmy winning actress, died today in her home in Los Angeles at the age of 84, only three days before her 85th birthd... More >>

  • Jack Thompson Faces Permanent Disbarment

    published Jul 22, 2008

    Illustration by Kyle T. Webster Jack Thompson, the serial litigator and would-be censor whose crusade against violent video games, porn, rap music and other things he considers unseemly, has a legal... More >>

  • Timoney Continues To Bend The Rules

    published Jul 22, 2008

    Miami Police Chief John Timoney Three days after Sean Timoney’s November 1, 2005 arrest for allegedly trying to buy 400 pounds of marijuana, his father Miami Police Chief John Timoney and his wife... More >>

  • Bike Blog - Go, Go Green Pedicabs!

    published Jul 22, 2008

    Carlos Lastres is a Miami native with one of the neatest jobs Downtown. His recently launched enterprise, Go Green Pedicabs, brings to Miami a service that is increasingly prevalent in hip cities ar... More >>

  • Jason Taylor Traded to the Redskins

    published Jul 21, 2008

    The Jason Taylor era in Miami is over. As first reported by Fox Sports yesterday evening, the Dolphins traded Taylor to the Washington Redskins for a second-round pick in 2009 and a sixth-round pic... More >>

  • Last Night: Janelle Monae at the Florida Room

    published Jul 18, 2008

    Raina McLeod Janelle Monae performs at the Florida Room at the Delano Thursday night. Janelle Monae Thursday, July 17, 2008 Florida Room at the Delano, Miami Beach She came out from behind a curtai... More >>

  • Nine Years of Poplife

    published Jul 16, 2008

    Jose D. Duran Poplife founders Barbara Basti and Aramis Lorie. Nine years is a lifetime in clubland. It’s hard to stay relevant in a business in which the trends change as fast as the minds of the... More >>

  • New Yard, New Grill

    published Jul 16, 2008

    Interior view of The Grill on the Alley. I received two press releases today regarding a pair of upcoming dining establishments. One announced that The Grill on the Alley, a Beverly Hills hangout fo... More >>

  • Dan Uggla’s All Star Night Not So Hot

    published Jul 16, 2008

    It was supposed to be a night to remember for Marlins All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla. Instead, it was a night fit for several shots of Schnapps with a Vicodin chaser. In what ended up becoming the ... More >>

  • Super Mario Side-Scrolls Into Redbull’s Flugtag in Tampa

    published Jul 16, 2008

    The concept took shape over a couple of beers. Mustaches, the recent college grads decided. We definitely need mustaches. The tall skinny fellow could be Luigi; the squat round one Mario. And the arch... More >>

  • Danny Daze Mixes His Way Into My Heart

    published Jul 15, 2008

    Danny Daze As far as local DJs go, Danny Daze easily comes in as one of my top five favorites. Why? Because he is better than most DJs in the nation, and even better than most DJs who have come to r... More >>

  • Bike Blog - Mayor Meets the Mass

    published Jul 15, 2008

    Miami’s Saturday morning Critical Mass celebrated its second anniversary this weekend with a surprise visit from City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz. The ride included a picnic at Peacock Park at which... More >>

  • Vans Warped Tour at Bicentennial Park Recap

    published Jul 14, 2008

    Ari Justin Rothenberg Gym Class Hereos performing at the Warped Tour's Miami stop at Bicentennial Park. Vans Warped Tour Saturday, July 12, 2008 Bicentennial Park, Miami It was hard to say whether ... More >>

  • Latin Alternative Music Conference, Day 4

    published Jul 14, 2008

    Ernest Barteldes Latin Alternative Music Conference, Day 4 Saturday, July 12,2008 Central Park Summerstage, New York With no more panel discussions to attend anymore, we headed out to Central Park'... More >>

  • Last Night: Juan Luis Guerra at the American Airlines Arena

    published Jul 14, 2008

    Juan Luis Guerra Saturday, July 12, 2008 American Airlines Arena, Miami Roaring airplanes - on dual screens - and luggage towing flight attendants on stage, albeit uninspiring production tools, were ... More >>

  • Last Night: Dave Matthews Band at Cruzan Amphitheatre

    published Jul 14, 2008

    Dave Matthews Band Saturday, July 12, 2008 Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach Better Than: Eating, drinking and being merry with a side of chocolate-covered weed brownies. After what seemed to be ... More >>

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