BEST READING SERIES (2003)
Miami Book Fair International
Year in and year out, this November fair demonstrates that South Floridians do have an appetite for intellectual stimulation. Over the course of a week, hundreds of bibliophiles trudge downtown to hear writers present their latest tomes, followed by the thousands who fill the streets around MDCC for the final two-day extravaganza. Organizers bring in nationally and internationally renowned heavy hitters in the realms of fiction and nonfiction, but also provide a forum for up-and-coming literary lights and for local scribes. Kudos are in order too for the growing Spanish-language program. We have high hopes for the 2003 edition, the twentieth anniversary, for which organizers promise lots of excitement. In the meantime we're keeping a close watch on what's cooking at the fair's new parent, the Florida Center for the Literary Arts. The hopeful expectation: more food for thought during the other eleven months of the year.
More Arts & Entertainment Awards
BEST VOCALIST (MALE)Julio Iglesias
BEST CONCERT OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHSElvis Costello , Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts
BEST HIP-HOP RADIO PROGRAMThe Hip-Hop Shop, Thursdays, 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., WVUM-FM (90.5)
BEST NEW MUSIC TRENDElectroclash