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2002 Stories by Nina Korman

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  • Lounge Wizard

    published December 19, 2002

    After enjoying a smidgen of success in New York over a couple years, the last thing DJ Ursula 1000 (a.k.a. Alex Gimeno) anticipated during a 2000... More >>

  • From Spandex to Savior

    published December 19, 2002

    Ahh, show biz! One minute you're wearing long hair and skintight Spandex onstage; the next minute you're wearing long hair and flowing robes... More >>

  • Right On Symphony

    published December 12, 2002

    All throughout our childhood, those Saturday-morning Schoolhouse Rock jingles assured us that three was the magic number. Journalist and radio... More >>

  • Band Sluts

    published December 5, 2002

    Fernando Perdomo's friends jokingly refer to him as Chewbacca. And with his formidable height, unruly brown mop, and sometimes copious facial... More >>

  • Cinema Shalom

    published December 5, 2002

    "It's smart, sassy, very Jewish, and rings true in a lot of ways," says Florence Kaufman, not about the Miami Jewish Film Festival, which... More >>

  • Monastic Art Culture

    published November 21, 2002

    Imagine scheduling an arts event right after September 11, 2001. Certainly not the brightest idea. Crowds, frightened for their safety and feeling... More >>

  • Staging a Challenge

    published November 14, 2002

    "I had the whole nine yards -- the tunnel, the colors, and the lights," recalls actor/director Adalberto J. Acevedo. Not of his illustrious stage... More >>

  • Lord's Fair

    published November 14, 2002

    Jesus is big. He always has been. The subject of songs, musical plays, books, and movies. His catchy handle used in the name of bands and once... More >>

  • Oh Show, Yoko!

    published October 24, 2002

    Believe it or not, long before Yoko Ono became Mrs. John Lennon, she did have a life and identity of her own. As an avant-garde artist over the... More >>

  • Oh, Bats!

    published October 10, 2002

    Check beneath overpasses throughout Miami during the evening and you're sure to find more than just the homeless, assures Greynolds Park... More >>

  • Lion's Share

    published September 26, 2002

    For artists Gina Cunningham and Peter Eves, innocently pursuing their own interests inadvertently leads to promoting international understanding.... More >>

  • Cheers to Churchill's

    published September 19, 2002

    A possibly apocryphal tale about Little Haiti nightspot Churchill's says that one night an armed man bounded in, demanding everyone at the bar... More >>

  • Bravo to Books

    published September 19, 2002

    According to the American Library Association, Saturday, September 21, marks the first day of Banned Books Week. For the past 21 years the ALA... More >>

  • Baby Me Tree

    published September 12, 2002

    A brigade of strangers firing up chainsaws in your back yard was already an ominous sight. It only got worse when your property was left looking... More >>

  • What a Dame

    published September 5, 2002

    The toughest part of being an international megastar? "Being in that very high income bracket," admits Dame Edna Everage, who has put in more than... More >>

  • Dolled-Up Paper

    published August 22, 2002

    Put a bit of innocuous paper in the hands of an artist and God knows what you'll get. Dolls, confetti, a banal figure study, an... More >>

  • Fab Focus

    published August 15, 2002

    The Beatles in 1964: young, wild, and not exactly free. (John had already been married to Cynthia for two years.) But gaze at the black-and-white... More >>

  • Happening Homestead

    published August 8, 2002

    Tune in to the television news and you'll hear that Miami is one of the worst places in the country to drive. Take a short ride and find out... More >>

  • Miami Nice

    published August 1, 2002

    Actor/musician Philip Michael Thomas seems to be spending his career surrounded by animals. TV partner Sonny Crockett's pet, Elvis the alligator,... More >>

  • Goodness Goulds

    published July 18, 2002

    Goulds. It's a place that sounds as if it belonged somewhere else. Goulds, West Virginia, maybe. Or Goulds, North Dakota. Certainly not Goulds,... More >>

  • Folk in the Family

    published July 11, 2002

    They met at a local open-mike night in 1997, and although they grew up across the country from each other, they felt an instant connection, almost... More >>

  • The Real Skipper

    published July 11, 2002

    Utter the name Skipper Chuck to a long-time Miami kid and he'll be transported back to a world of "peace, love, and happiness," where a gentle... More >>

  • All Wok-ed Up

    published July 4, 2002

    Take about a dozen people lubricated with beverages, alcoholic and not, appetites whetted by spareribs with Hoisin sauce. Put them in a... More >>

  • Building Background

    published June 27, 2002

    One hundred five years: Not long in the life of most cities, except if you're Miami. Our town has changed radically over its brief lifespan. A... More >>

  • Far From Blue

    published June 20, 2002

    Blues Night: For more than six months that's been the official tag on Thursday evenings in the Veranda Bar at Miami Beach's Palms Hotel. But as... More >>

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