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Best Nightclub to Die in the Past Year

Shine

Only in South Beach does a nightclub experience a short-lived revival during Winter Music Conference. Such is the case with Shine at the Shelborne Hotel. It opened in late 2005 under the helm of nightlife veteran Gerry Kelly and techno music extraordinaire Jonathan Cowan. The place was divided into four...
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Best Nightclub to Die in the Past Year

Bella Rose

The demise of Bella Rose is still lamented by South Beach locals who patronized the glam hole-in-the-Beach for the 16 months it was open. Not only was the scene fresh and unpretentious, but also the drinks were reasonable and there was no VIP crapola. While co-owner Keith Paciello has been...
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Best Nightclub to Die in the Past Year

Chamber Lounge

In the basement of a shuttered hotel at mid-Beach, barflies in the know gathered daily to celebrate the joys of the perfect neighborhood watering hole. Since 1958, Chamber Lounge had served good advice along with impressively stiff drinks (and occasional freebies for those who looked like they merited a hangover)...
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2007 Music Year in Review

Over the past few years, year-end critics' lists have multiplied faster than the worry lines on Ben Bernanke's brow. Mark our words, the Internet and your local Barnes & Noble's magazine rack will be brimming with head-spinning, eye-glazing permutations of praise for the following albums: Arcade Fire's Neon Bible, the...
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Best Criminal Conviction of the Past Year

Victor Caraballo

It was the most horrific, senseless crime: In April 2002, 18-year-old Ana Maria Angel and her boyfriend, 18-year-old Nelson Portobanco, were kidnapped by five men as they strolled romantically through South Pointe Park in South Beach. Ana Maria was gang-raped, while Nelson was beaten, stabbed, and left to die on...
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