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2003 Stories by Victor Cruz

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  • Abbey Lincoln

    published December 25, 2003

    Identifying a jazz singer as the heir to Billie Holiday is almost always an act of hyperbole. In Abbey Lincoln's case, doing so is merely... More >>

  • Roll 'Em

    published December 25, 2003

    SAT 12/27 "Uh, you know, we're really, uh, just like getting, the, uh, like, you know, the, uh, kids together, like it's really cool... More >>

  • Royal Blues

    published December 25, 2003

    WED 12/31 The thrill is definitely still there when it comes to 78-year-old master blues guitarist B.B. King. In a career that... More >>

  • Sayonara, Fatso

    published December 18, 2003

    NOW 24/7 Pudge, Pudge, Pudge. How we loved chanting your name this championship season. Your chubby image spoke of... More >>

  • High Hoops

    published December 18, 2003

    THU 12/18 Two names: Antonio Wilson, Charles Bouie. Six feet 2 inches, 6 feet 8 inches, respectively. Each of these 200-plus-pound... More >>

  • Tee and A

    published December 11, 2003

    FRI 12/12 Babes and booze and good food, but forget the ménage à trois: We're talking strictly foursomes, about 20 of... More >>

  • A Sweet Suite

    published December 11, 2003

    FRI 12/12 Well, of course you've seen it before. Onstage. On TV. On ice even. Mushrooms dance to its music in Fantasia. Barbie... More >>

  • Sexless Beast

    published December 4, 2003

    NOW 24/7 P. Diddy, O.J., Lenny Kravitz, Iggy Pop, Ben Affleck, Michael Jackson: You never can be sure what celeb-hunk-or-junk sighting... More >>

  • Plaid Prance

    published December 4, 2003

    SAT 12/6 While Scottish actor Billy Connolly is busy frittering his talent away on that Crichtonian cow of a flick, Timeline,... More >>

  • Street Theater

    published November 27, 2003

    It was the best of times; the streets seething with idealists, organizers, stinky dreadlocked youth, real-live Communists, and Montanans. It was... More >>

  • Officer Flex

    published November 27, 2003

    SAT 11/29 Miami-Dade County police Ofcr. Clarence Coffee has probably seen it all in his 31 years of active duty. Today muscle fans... More >>

  • Rah Power

    published November 27, 2003

    FRI 11/28 It's easy to overlook the cheerleaders. They can be seen on the game-day sidelines in their matching uniforms. Black and gold... More >>

  • Intimate Appraisal

    published November 27, 2003

    SAT 11/29 Hail the Big Art Openings for the Big Art Event. Miami's galleries and museums are hanging up their top guns for the arrival... More >>

  • Wig Whammy

    published November 20, 2003

    NOW 24/7 "It's an underground thing," says Joe Aronesty, explaining the nuances of the wig business, which serves the needs,... More >>

  • Biker Chicks

    published November 20, 2003

    SAT 11/22 Six years ago Floridian Linda Murphy bought a bike so she could enjoy cycling with her family. She pedaled with her peeps,... More >>

  • Trigger Happy

    published November 6, 2003

    Even the untimely death of Bee Gee and squirt-gun/firearm enthusiast Maurice Gibb could not halt the surging of the upstart gel-sport paintball.... More >>

  • Beach Heads

    published November 6, 2003

    SUN 11/9 "So castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually." Maybe so, Jimi Hendrix, but that's no reason not to have another... More >>

  • People Power

    published October 23, 2003

    THUR 10/23 Picking up its cues from the civil rights movement, the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, organized by a broad coalition of... More >>

  • Furniture Frenzy

    published October 23, 2003

    SAT 10/25 For years you've lusted after that Eames lounge chair. All sinewy white fiberglass, the piece begs -- no, screams -- to be in... More >>

  • Stiff Drinks

    published October 16, 2003

    NOW 24/7 Every playa knows pimpin' ain't easy. Late-night hours are a must and low energy a bust. No surprise then that a whole new... More >>

  • Gourd Times

    published October 16, 2003

    THUR 10/16 In 1945 the Chicago Cubs were jinxed with the Curse of the Billy Goat. A fan miffed because his goateed pet was refused... More >>

  • Concentric Mojo

    published October 9, 2003

    NOW 24/7 Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a miracle of another feather. It's the 60-by-60-foot labyrinth on the parking lot... More >>

  • Mind over Manners

    published October 9, 2003

    SAT 10/11 In a world where high-schoolers need to be schooled on the overuse of the N-word, it's no wonder getting old-school manners... More >>

  • Orange Alert

    published October 2, 2003

    SUN 10/5 According to Celtic legend, Stingy Jack was a thieving reprobate, a chap so nasty he tricked the Devil himself on several... More >>

  • Free Kicks

    published October 2, 2003

    SAT 10/4 Soccer is the universal sport. All around the world kids understand that fun and good-natured competition happens when you... More >>

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