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  • Cita Set To Groove In Grove

    published Jul 14, 2008

    Used to be that you couldn’t name ten worthwhile restaurants at which to dine in Coconut Grove. Still can’t, but we’re getting closer. When Ideas Restaurant opened two years ago it gave the food... More >>

  • Latin Alternative Music Conference, Day 3

    published Jul 13, 2008

    Ernest Barteldes Latin Alternative Music Conference, Day 3 Friday, July 11, 2008 Roosevelt Hotel & Prospect Park, New York On the second day of panels and networking at Midtown's The Roosevelt Hote... More >>

  • PrunkTV - The Reinvention of Tom Gabel

    published Jul 11, 2008

    Against Me! will be in town this weekend for the Vans Warped Tour. I interviewed their lead singer and founder Tom Gabel last year while the band was in Europe and as you can hear, I am an “obnox... More >>

  • Last Night: Gravy Train!!!! at White Room

    published Jul 11, 2008

    Jose D. Duran Gravy Train!!!! perform at White Room Thursday night. Gravy Train!!!! with Mission Veo and Jose El Rey Thursday, July 10, 2008 White Room, Miami Better than: Er, gay porn I suppose. ... More >>

  • Republicans for Obama?

    published Jul 11, 2008

    A couple weeks ago, a 20-something named Roy Rodriguez phoned the political group Little Havana for Obama to ask for a bumper sticker. A man with a Cuban accent answered the phone and told him, with s... More >>

  • Philly Pretzel Factory Twists Its Way To Miami

    published Jul 11, 2008

    The modern age of pretzel making began in 1935 when the Reading Pretzel Machinery Company invented an automatic pretzel-twisting machine. It was hailed as the greatest thing since sliced bread, and sl... More >>

  • Latin Alternative Music Conference, Day 2

    published Jul 11, 2008

    Ernest Barteldes Los Fancy Free perform at the Bowery Ballroom Thursday night during the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York. Latin Alternative Music Conference, Day 2 Thursday, July 10, ... More >>

  • Monday: DJ Blaqstarr at White Room

    published Jul 10, 2008

    If you haven't been to White Room's Monday night party Exposure, I don't blame you -- you are probably thinking why party at the beginning of the week when so much happens on the weekends. Well, sor... More >>

  • Live Nation Taking Over Bayfront Park

    published Jul 10, 2008

    Move over Fillmore Miami Beach, Bayfront Park Amphitheater is about to get in on some of the Live Nation action. Whether you love or abhor it, Live Nation, one of the nation's leading concert promot... More >>

  • Latin Alternative Music Conference, Day 1

    published Jul 10, 2008

    Ernest Barteldes Cucu Diamantes, lead singer of Yerba Buena, performing at Central Park in New York. Latin Alternative Music Conference, Day 1 Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Central Park Summerstage & Merc... More >>

  • Scott Olsen Won Last Night, Dogs and Cats Will Now Commence Living Together

    published Jul 10, 2008

    Scott Olsen It seems as if the Marlins’ Scott Olsen hadn’t won a game since Indiana Jones was in theaters. Oh wait. Since wrestling star Hulk Hogan was garnering headlines. Nope. Uh, since Sting... More >>

  • On The List - Klever, Danny Daze, Fistfight and Bella Rose

    published Jul 10, 2008

    Bertha, the first hurricane of the season formed in the Atlantic this week, and while its no threat to South Florida, it definitely brought with it the summer slowdown we've been expecting for a whi... More >>

  • Saturday: Laptop Battle at Churchill's

    published Jul 09, 2008

    Machinery will go head-to-head in a battle for blood at Churchill's Saturday night. Okay, so probably blood won't factor into the battle, and the most we could hope for is that someone throws their ... More >>

  • StreetWorks - Commercial Graffiti

    published Jul 09, 2008

    Jose D. Duran This mural is brought to you by the Ford Motor Co. So as some of you pointed out last week, the mural I photographed on NE 14th Street was nothing more than a paid advertisement by the... More >>

  • Herald Fires Copy Editor, But Keeps Him On to Blog About It

    published Jul 09, 2008

    So when The Miami Herald starting throwing down the ax last month, one of those casualties was copy editor Brayden Simms. He had only been hired full-time back in February, so it was no surprise that ... More >>

  • Tuscan July

    published Jul 08, 2008

    Miami Spice has proven such a successful promotion tool that each year we see more and more restaurants stretch it out by creating their own similarly priced specials for the month of July. Like Miami... More >>

  • Gay-Friendly Cuba?

    published Jul 08, 2008

    The Cuban government's policies on their gay citizens have been in the news quite a bit these days. Mariela Castro-Espin, daughter of the famed Fidel, successfully fought for approval of government-f... More >>

  • Thursday: Gravy Train!!!! at White Room

    published Jul 08, 2008

    Gravy Train!!!! I was debating whether to start this post with "All aboard the Gravy Train!!!!" But, er, I resisted the temptation. But don't resist on checking out the California quartet Gravy Trai... More >>

  • Bike Blog - M-Path Revamp

    published Jul 08, 2008

    The M-Path offers an often adventurous north and south passage. Broken pavement, unspecific route signs and herds of careening vehicles intersecting the path create challenging obstacles. Bicycling ... More >>

  • Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla Are All-Stars

    published Jul 07, 2008

    Hanley Ramirez It’s about time the rest of the world got exposed to the sheer awesomeness that is the Florida Marlins’ Hanley Ramirez. Yesterday it was announced that Ramirez will be the startin... More >>

  • Last Night: Gilberto Gil at the Fillmore Miami Beach

    published Jul 06, 2008

    Ernest Barteldes Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil performs at the Fillmore Miami Beach Saturday night. Gilberto Gil Saturday, July 5, 2008 The Fillmore Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach Playing to... More >>

  • Last Night: Ringo Starr at Seminole Hard Rock

    published Jul 04, 2008

    Lee Zimmerman Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band July 3, 2008 Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood By now, the traveling nostalgia show that tours annually under the banner of Ringo Starr and his All Star... More >>

  • North Miami Allegedly Attempts to Censor Art With Dump Truck

    published Jul 03, 2008

    Courtesy of Vessel Design Artist Lazaro Amaral standing in front on the offending artwork that the City of North Miami allegedly tried to censor by placing a dump truck in front of his business every... More >>

  • Monsters of Miami: Current's Take On Miami's Homeless Sex Offenders

    published Jul 03, 2008

    Al Gore-owned Current TV produced a video on the sex offenders who were told to live under the Julia Tuttle Causeway because there was no place in Miami-Dade County that they could legally live at wit... More >>

  • Lulu's Legacy

    published Jul 03, 2008

    South Beach old-timers have long spoken of Lulu’s the way older old-timers recall Wolfie’s Delicatessen -- with fondness not just for the place itself, but for the moment in time it was so emblem... More >>

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