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  • Art Basel Recap: Art in the City of Miami, Part 1

    published Dec 10, 2008

    Videographer Jacob Katel wandered midtown and Wynwood to capture the energy and excitement the satellite fairs brought to our city. This is the first of a two-part video series.... More >>

  • Switch

    published December 11, 2008

    A Chromeo DJ set, Crookers, MSTRKRFT, and now Switch? Whoever is responsible for the string of bookings at Heathrow Lounge deserves a gold... More >>

  • Clive's Scores at Basel

    published Dec 08, 2008

    One of the unheralded winners of the recently concluded Art Basel was Clive's Café, (2880 No. Miami Ave. and 890 NW 2nd Ave.). The Wynwood location, generally closed for weekend nights, stayed open f... More >>

  • The Dolphins' Ass-Kicking Prowess Has Gone International

    published Dec 08, 2008

    Holy sugartits is this a magical time to be a Dolphins fan! They're just displaying all kinds of dexterity in the ass-kicking department, as they did yesterday when they flew into Canada's Rogers Cen... More >>

  • Art Basel Bonus: Otto Von Schirach at FriendsWithYou Fun House

    published Dec 08, 2008

    So if you didn't attend any of the art fairs this past weekend, you missed out on plenty of visual stimulation. This year, Scope definitely was my favorite fair, not only because the work for sale was... More >>

  • Last Night: Prefuse 73, Eliot Lipp and PG 13 at Heathrow Lounge

    published Dec 08, 2008

    Prefuse 73 with Eliot Lipp and PG 13Sunday, December 7, 2008Heathrow Lounge, Miami BeachBetter Than: Any of the usual Sunday night mainstream hip-hop club nights. One of the many cool things about Art... More >>

  • Saturday Night: MSTRKRFT at Heathrow Lounge

    published Dec 08, 2008

    MSTRKRFT with Pauly Crush and Jessica Who?Saturday, December 6, 2008Heathrow Lounge, Miami BeachBetter Than: Ninety percent of the other Basel parties during the week.Art Basel brought plenty of musi... More >>

  • Last Night: Panda Bear and No Age at Karu & Y

    published Dec 06, 2008

    Art Damage with Panda Bear and No Age Friday, December 5Karu & Y, Downtown Miami Better Than: Everything happening that night on the planet Earth if you happen to take Pitchfork or College radio ... More >>

  • Green Art Fair Seems a Bit Uneven

    published Dec 05, 2008

    The Green Art Fair, billing itself as a "single point of contact for the art and design world, eco-friendly businesses and all individuals interested in moving the environmental friendly movement forw... More >>

  • Shoe Shopping at Scope Art Fair

    published Dec 05, 2008

    While trolling through Scope Miami yesterday an unusual piece of wearable art stopped my daughter Bethany dead in her tracks. Brooklyn's Helene Dumenil Gallery was exhibiting a pair of boots made out ... More >>

  • Wind Takes the Air Out of the Giants in the City

    published Dec 05, 2008

    "Giants in the City" featuring whimsical inflatable sculptures by ten local artists opened Tuesday night at Bayfront Park where an intimate crowd gathered for a lighting ceremony and a concert on the ... More >>

  • Get 'em Cheap at Fountain Art Fair

    published Dec 04, 2008

    Greg Haberny, The Wanker's Ball at Fountain Art FairYesterday afternoon Wynwood streets were surprisingly light in traffic with the exception of a few taxis, rickshaws and Miami Police squad cars alon... More >>

  • Last Night: Yelle (Again!) at Art Loves Music

    published Dec 04, 2008

    YelleWednesday, December 3, 2008Art Loves Music, Miami BeachBetter Than: I'm going to skip this.Let me start out by saying: Worst. Crowd. Ever.I'm going to keep this short since we already reviewed Y... More >>

  • photo MIAMI is Visually Stunning, Flickering Lights and All

    published Dec 03, 2008

    The vacuums roared cleaning up leftover debris as the press was allowed a preview of what's in store for the crowds visiting the tent at photo MIAMI. Lights flickers on and off, while the A/C hummed l... More >>

  • Barbara Gillman Offers a "Recession-Proof" Exhibit

    published Dec 03, 2008

    Few dealers in town can claim the longevity of Barbara Gillman, who began peddling art out of her home 40 years ago. "Back then I was selling to local banks and thought, 'Wow! This is easy.'"The self-... More >>

  • Q&A with photo MIAMI Director Tim Fleming

    published Dec 02, 2008

    Maleonn Portrait of Mephisto No 5, 2006 / Courtesy Craig Scott GalleryIn three short years, photo MIAMI, a contemporary art fair for photo-based art, video and new media, has become one of the city's ... More >>

  • Panda Bear, No Age and the Sads Playing Free Show at Karu & Y Friday UPDATE

    published Dec 01, 2008

    Can't tell you how many times we've been specifically asked about hearsay that Animal Collective's Panda Bear was playing in Miami during Basel. Well we can fully confirm that the experimental musicia... More >>

  • Because Sometimes Winning Ugly Beats Not Winning At All

    published Dec 01, 2008

    Once again, the Miami Dolphins had to pull unicorns and rainbows out their asses to keep from losing to a two-win team. But pull the magic from their bottoms they did, as they took down the hapless S... More >>

  • Wednesday Night: Q-Tip at Revolution

    published Nov 28, 2008

    Photo by Eddie RosenstockQ-Tip with The Cool KidsWednesday, November 26, 2008Revolution, Fort LauderdaleBetter Than: Watching Q-Tip live on Letterman.The Review: Rap shows normally feature an MC accom... More >>

  • Danny Daze Mixes Things Up For Scion Radio

    published Nov 28, 2008

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, ya'll! Well, in case you are in need of a rump-shakin' soundtrack for Black Friday, Danny Daze is here to provide the goods. In his newest mix, created specifi... More >>

  • Last Night: Madonna at Dolphin Stadium

    published Nov 27, 2008

    MadonnaWednesday, November 26, 2008Dolphin Stadium, Miami GardensI am writing this to you at 2 a.m. exactly, which is the time you get home if you live in Wilton Manors and go to Madonna concerts in... More >>

  • Ultra Music Festival Tickets Now on Sale, Bloc Party Appearance Confirmed

    published Nov 26, 2008

    The economy hitting you hard? Well, you might want to purchase your tickets to Ultra Music Festival now. The event, which is being held March 27 and 28 at Bicentennial Park, already has early bird tw... More >>

  • Yelle Performing at Art Loves Music

    published Nov 25, 2008

    Yelle is coming back ya'll! We just called the Art Basel's Florida offices and they confirmed that the French electro-pop outfit is returning to the Magic City to kick off the Basel festivities at it... More >>

  • Marilyn Manson, the Painter, at Art Basel

    published Nov 25, 2008

    Marilyn Manson has been many things -- the anti-Christ, an androgynous alien, a Weimar theatric -- but little know of Manson's other character, that of a painter, a role he takes pretty seriously. In... More >>

  • Sand Sculpture Competition on Key Biscayne

    published Nov 24, 2008

    Ten teams of college kids (and reps from one high school and two architectural firms) gathered Sunday on Key Biscayne.  From noon to 3:30 about 150 people dug and sculpted some incredible stuff ... More >>

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