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2007 Stories by Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik

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  • Hells Yeah

    published December 27, 2007

    The holidays are just about ovah, and you’ve had it up to here with family time (no offense, moms and dads). But seriously, if you hear one... More >>

  • Everyone Loves a Parade

    published December 27, 2007

    The holidays are a great time for pomp and circumstance. We deck our halls with light displays, ginormous Christmas trees, and oversize inflatable... More >>

  • The Hot New Thing

    published December 27, 2007

    Perhaps you’ve cruised down Coral Way and noticed the towering new night spot that stands so incongruously apart from the other buildings on... More >>

  • We’re Number One!

    published December 27, 2007

    We’re big believers in the adage “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” So who gives a crap if practically every sports team... More >>

  • Sharp-Dressed Men

    published December 27, 2007

    In 1984 the ad wizards at the Gillette razor company offered Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill, lead vocalists of legendary blues rock band ZZ... More >>

  • Be Here Now

    published December 27, 2007

    A year ago, nada yoga guru Bhagavan Das came to The Standard and sat with us for an unforgettable interview. He reminisced about his... More >>

  • One Hot Ticket

    published December 20, 2007

    The James L. Knight Center is classy, but old hat. The Carnival Center’s cool and all, but whatevs. You’ve already checked out the... More >>

  • Keke And The Concert

    published December 20, 2007

    You probably recognize young Keke Palmer from her starring role in the critically acclaimed movie Akeelah and the Bee. The young... More >>

  • Fill Your Belly

    published December 20, 2007

    After the presents have been ripped open, the stockings emptied, and the last exclamations of thanks to Jesus and/or Santa for your annual bounty... More >>

  • Unplugged and Plugging Away

    published December 20, 2007

    It takes a particular kind of stamina to be a singer/songwriter in Miami. Enduring the shifting winds of public favor, steadfastly staying put... More >>

  • Sound of Silence

    published December 20, 2007

    Way back in the days of silent film, being a good mime was a ticket to stardom. Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and the Little Tramp himself, Charlie... More >>

  • Here’s Your Holiday Spirit

    published December 20, 2007

    Maybe yesterday was all about screaming kiddies, annoying relatives who overstayed their Christmas dinner receptions, and mountains of torn-up... More >>

  • 15 Going on 16

    published December 13, 2007

    Even though Andy Warhol shuffled off this mortal coil in 1987, his indomitable spirit just couldn’t not be present at this year’s... More >>

  • Visions of Sugar-Plum Fairies

    published December 13, 2007

    December has descended, and dancers all know what that means – time to bust out the rouge and toe shoes for the inevitable performance of... More >>

  • It’s a Bird ... It’s a Plane ...

    published December 13, 2007

    Anyone over the age of 25 should remember when Sesame Street was the children’s show to watch. Long before Telly Monster... More >>

  • We Wish You a Trini Christmas

    published December 13, 2007

    Christmas in the islands is way different from Yule in northern climes. Much like Miami, there’s no snow, and coconut trees get strung with... More >>

  • Giving Us the Best That She’s Got

    published December 13, 2007

    With a voice like melted butter and songs that defined the “quiet storm” slow-jam genre, Anita Baker ruled the Eighties. From the... More >>

  • Lively Up Yourself

    published December 13, 2007

    All things considered, 2007 has been a pretty sweet year for DJ Lance-O. After years of plugging away behind the turntables at practically every... More >>

  • Praise Ye Jah

    published December 6, 2007

    The burdensome workweek and nonstop barrage of pretentious arty parties got you down? Need a respite from the typical watering holes? We’ve... More >>

  • Basel-tastic Bashes and Blowouts

    published December 6, 2007

    Are you a fan of overpriced art? Look-at-me-aren’t-I-interesting hipsters? No? Well how’s about free cocktails and ho-hum gift bags?... More >>

  • Musical Melting Pot

    published December 6, 2007

    The Carnival Center for the Performing Arts strives to be an epicenter of all things culturally enriching. Just this year alone, it has featured... More >>

  • Unleash Your Enthusiasm

    published December 6, 2007

    Jeff Garlin just might be the most famous dropout of the University of Miami. “Actually I’m the second,” the ebullient... More >>

  • Fresh New Kicks

    published December 6, 2007

    Holiday gift-giving is around the corner, and you’re too old for Toys-R-Us and too young for a gift-wrapped pair of argyle socks. If... More >>

  • Seeing the Light

    published November 29, 2007

    You’re an early-Nineties band that gets pigeonholed into the “alternative” category. You have one big, insanely overplayed MTV hit,... More >>

  • Digitally Kinky

    published November 29, 2007

    Local art connoisseurs already know about the World Erotic Art Museum, cherubically grandmotherly Naomi Wilzig’s wild display of tastefully... More >>

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