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601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33131 | Downtown/Overtown | 786-777-1000

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Besides its duties as home base for our beloved Heat, the American Airlines arena sees a lot of action. The 20,000 seat downtown arena is hard to miss, what with the thousands of taillights from the gridlock it induces or the massive outdoor screen facing the street. Regardless, the arena is where the big names bank. From Taylor Swift to Queen Beyonce - they all pass through, eager to play to Miami's music lovers. So while you'll struggle with traffic hell and overpriced drinks, you're paying for star power here - and you'll get it in spades.


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    Someone has answered our mindless rambles. We've got a three-day weekend, y'all!That's right. It's Labor Day on Monday.Unless you have to work that day (which, if you do, we sincerely...
  • Short Order: Celebites
    This is something we can personally attest to. Enrique Iglesias wants to do shots with you onstage this weekend at his August 31 concert with Jennifer Lopez. This might ruin our...
  • Crossfade: Manic Meditations
    See also "Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias Announce Summer Tour -- plus "Essential Enrique: From 1995 to 'Tonight (I'm F#$%in' You).'" Who is the real Jennifer Lopez? Well, earlier...
  • Crossfade: Useless Lists
    See also "Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias Announce Summer Tour " -- plus "The Real J.Lo: Diva? Mom? Millionaire? Look-Alike From Miami?" Enrique Iglesias doesn't strike us as the type of...
  • Crossfade: Talking Shit
    Paul van Dyk has become the latest European to shit on Madonna. In a recent interview with Deutsche Presse-Agentur the Berlin-based DJ and producer accused Madge of working well beyond her...
  • Crossfade: Pop Gossip
    Madonna's awfully public exploration of post-menopausal sexuality and her apparent midlife crisis have Elton John flaming mad. "She's such a nightmare," John recently said in an interview...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    Gigantes Tour Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solis, and Chayanne American Airlines Arena, Miami Saturday, August 4 Better Than: Reality television for relationship drama. The three Gigantes...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    Another week, another dollar has come and gone, y'all.In the spirit of cherishing all that is good with the world (a.k.a: an absolute guarantee that the weekend will always be there to...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    From ballads to ballots ... Earlier this year, Marc Anthony appeared in a Latinos for Obama video, encouraging Hispanics to back Barack's reelection bid. And over the last seven months, the...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    Just three months removed from her controversial appearance in a Burger King ad peddling fried chicken, Mary J. Blige has crawled out from "under the bed" and put that "mistake" behind her....
  • Crossfade: News
    In April, Jennifer Lopez was all smiles when she announced her first world tour, a collaborative effort supported by Enrique Iglesias and Wisin y Yandel. J-Lo promised that it was "going...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    See the full 36-photo slide show of Coldplay at American Airlines Arena. Coldplay With Robyn and Wolf Gang American Airlines Arena June 29, 2012 Better Than: The feeling you get...
  • Crossfade: Animated GIF
    See also "The Best Photos From the Miami Heat Victory Parade" -- plus the full 80-photo Miami Heat Championship Parade 2012 slideshow. Yesterday, the city's air traffic controllers and...
  • Crossfade: Over the Weekend
    LMFAO With Sydney Samson and Far East Movement American Airlines Arena Friday, June 22, 2012 Better Than: The awkward ride home when mom has to explain the "fellatio ratio." LMFAO do not...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    HOW 'BOUT THAT HEAT?!Listen, this weekend is officially all about our city's victory. There is no more important event to take place than celebrating LeBronsito, El Guade, and Boshisaurus....
  • Crossfade: Talking Shit
    Last night, Rick Ross sold out Miami, choosing to get high in the Caribbean over the Magic City and foregoing an opportunity to watch his Miami Heat win the NBA title. "I'm in Jamaica...
  • Crossfade: News
    If you're truly reppin' the 305, you know the Miami Heat scorched it last night, stomping the OKC Thunder and seizing the title of 2012 NBA Champions. For the rest of the weekend, this...
  • Crossfade: Talking Shit
    Here in the 305, we're not about those fair-weather fans who just jumped on the Heat train in time to pop bottles. But there are some Miami music icons we really thought would be all over...
  • Crossfade: Talking Shit
    Everyone north of the Suwannee River has been hating on LeBron James and the Miami Heat since the former Cleveland Cavaliers star decided to "take [his] talents to South Beach." But last...
  • Riptide 2.0: Sports
    Tickets for game 5 of the NBA Finals here in Miami next Thursday went on sale online at noon today. By 12:01 p.m., the only tickets available were standing-room. By 12:04, even those spots...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    With the pressure back on the Heat to steal one in OKC tonight, the last thing you should worry about is where you'll watch the game. We've got you covered better than LeBron's smothering D...
  • Crossfade: Contests
    See also New Times' recap: "Heat Let First Half Lead Slip Away, Lose Game 1 ." Still got a little tenderness between the legs? On Tuesday night, the Miami Heat took a thunderous pounding...
  • Crossfade: Useless Lists
    Redfoo and Sky Blu may sound like new lines of low-cal vodka flavors. But in reality, they're just the uncle-and-nephew duo known as LMFAO. You know, like "I'm in Miami Bitch." On Friday,...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    See the full 39-photo slideshow of Avicii at the American Airlines Arena. Avicii's Le7els Tour American Airlines Arena, Miami Friday, June 8, 2012 Better Than: It being past 11 p.m. and...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    Did you guys see that win from the Heat last night?That was some play, y'all.Speaking of play, Boston may not be in such a cheery or playful mood this morning, but, obviously, we are. So,...
  • Crossfade: Lists
    Yes, Avicii is a huge name in house music right now. But what do you really know about Tim Bergling? Sure, you've heard "Levels" a million times. You can see he resembles a young Leonardo...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    OK, Justin Bieber may be an uneducated twerp-derp who barely graduated high school. But damn, he's traveling all over the world and making more money every day than we'll ever see in our...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    The Beach Boys are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. But a year before Brian Wilson, his brothers, and a cousin embarked on their Surfin' Safari, Roberto Carlos was already...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    Maná American Airlines Arena Friday, May 11, 2012 Better Than: The Beatles and Beethoven? Well, anyway, Maná put itself in the same league, dispensing with an opening act and instead...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    Win free tickets to Maná's concert at the AAA on May 11. In 2006, Latin pop-rock powerhouse Maná had been recording and touring non-stop for more than 20 years. And it was time for a break....
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    UPDATE Wisin y Yandel have been dropped from J.Lo and Enrique's tour. Her ex-husband's doing it, now she is too. This summer, Jennifer Lopez is hitting the road with Enrique Iglesias and...
  • Crossfade: Giveaways
    Hark, Miami music fans! Do you realize it's a miracle that there are even tickets still being sold at the American Airlines Arena box office for next month's Maná show? Usually, tix to a...
  • Riptide 2.0: Sports
    The Dolphins have an outpost of LIV at Sunlife Stadium. The Marlins have a mini-Clevelander at their new park. Now, the Heat wants to get in on the in-stadium nightclub craze and is planning...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    Fuck the haters. Like, literally. In public. With an oversized inflatable banana. While wearing just a blazer and zebra-print speedo. In addition to laughing their effing asses off,...
  • Crossfade: News
    Ralph Lauren and denim are arguably two of the most American facets of ready-to-wear designer clothing. But in a surprising move, the company that brought country club duds to prominence...
  • Cultist: Sports
    Being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame is arguably the highest honor that can be bestowed upon anyone in the wrestling industry. But for this year's Hall of Fame headliner Edge, it must be...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Admittedly, we're all a little giddy 'round the New Times office. Rumor has it that Madonna's going to drop by for a special in-house performance and breathe new life into our defunct...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    Everybody "Vogue"! It's been approximately four weeks and three days since we here at Crossfade totally wet our panties over the news that Ms. Louise Ciccone (AKA our favorite...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    For every fat, drunk American football fan who couldn't even sit (or, uh, dance) through Madonna's 12-minute Super Bowl XLVI halftime bonanza, there are millions of giddy pop music fans in...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    See the full 25-photo Jay-Z and Kanye West at American Airlines Arena slideshow. Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne Tour American Airlines Arena Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Better Than:...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    Radiohead just released the first 10 dates of its 2012 US tour and we couldn't be any happier. Thom Yorke and his mates from Oxfordshire will be kicking things off at the American Airlines...
  • Music: Columns
    Sometime toward the end of the second Dubya Bush term, we at New Times found ourselves on the back patio of a downtown Miami nightclub in full-throttle Friday-night mode. Inside the club,...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    Enrique Iglesias's Euphoria Tour With Pitbull and Prince Royce American Airlines Arena Saturday, October 22, 2011 Better Than: Penis talk and private snapshots. The first thing to note...
  • Music: Columns
    Remember when Madrid-born, Miami-raised pop star Enrique Iglesias broke onto the American music scene in the early '00s? He had those sensitively angled brows, tastefully pumped-up muscles,...
  • Crossfade: Over the Weekend
    Calle 13 Entren Los Que Quieran Tour With Mr. Pauer The Plaza at the American Airlines Arena Saturday, October 15, 2011 Better Than: Storming the border with a boombox on blast. Over the...
  • Crossfade: Giveaways
    The Calle 13 countdown has reached T-minus 9 days. Soon, the local 305 division of the Trece Army will herald the arrival of its commander-in-chief René Pérez Joglar, AKA Residente, and...
  • Crossfade: Cancellations
    It's happened again. On June 3, Brit songbird Adele was forced to cancel nine US tour dates due to a nasty bout of laryngitis. "I'm really frustrated. I was hoping with a weeks rest I'd be...
  • Crossfade: Lists
    In 2009, a teenaged Chris Brown was arrested for beating the crap out of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. It was an ugly scene and everyone will always remember him as one of the most famous...
  • Crossfade: Giveaways
    After months of teeth-grinding twists and turns, shadow games, and last-minute scheduling changes, the local 305 division of the Trece Army is finally gearing up for Calle 13's Entren los...
  • Crossfade: Video
    Calle 13's Residente and Visitante are nominated for ten Latin Grammys this year, an impressive stat for a group that in the past five years has gone from the viral diatribe of "Fuck The...
  • Crossfade: Manic Meditations
    Team Breezy isn't just a gang of crazy wife-beaters and delusional, masochistic teenaged girls. All types -- tweens, thugs, and grandmas alike -- revel in Chris Brown's immense talents, even...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Following his nasty, shocking split from America's favorite Latina ice queen, salsa-pop singer and semiserious actor Marc Anthony has been in the news a lot. Of course, when we say he has...
  • Crossfade: Lists
    Marc Anthony isn't an especially handsome man. Sure, he's got chiseled features. But sometimes chiseled is a euphemism for bony. And bony is what he is. Anthony has made his sexual mark on...
  • Crossfade: News
    Well before Odd Future's Loiter Squad was picked up by Adult Swim, Kanye West tried tackling the sketch comedy beast on Comedy Central. However, his series never took off. In 2008, West...
  • Cultist: Dance
    If you still relish the memory of that middle school dance where your classmates crowned you ruler of the dance floor based on your unusually low limbo or stellar steps on the conga line,...
  • Crossfade: Pop Gossip
    Following his nasty, shocking split from America's favorite Latina ice queen, salsa-pop singer and semi-serious actor Marc Anthony's been in the news a lot. Of course, when we say news, we...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    The Guns N' Roses will never reunite. But Axl's other band, Guns N' Roses, is still touring. And they're kicking off the 2011 US leg of the Chinese Democracy tour right here in...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    If you still relish the memory of that middle school dance where your classmates crowned you ruler of the dance floor based on your unusually low limbo or stellar steps in the conga line,...
  • Short Order: Truck Tracker
    If you've always wanted to have lunch with LeBron James or Dwayne Wade you'll probably have to go through their agents, because these guys probably won't be out and about the AAA today....
  • Music: Show Preview
    When it comes to Cuba, the arts are a polarizing force. And you'd be hard-pressed to find a more politically charged Cuban art form than nueva trova, which was much more than just a genre of...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    For the last five months, the local 305 division of the Trece army has been stuck on high alert, awaiting the arrival of its commander-in-chief René Pérez Joglar, AKA Residente, and...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    There's no doubt that Jay-Z -- even as hip-hop's retired-unretired elder statesman -- still balls like the best of 'em. Just last night Hova was makin' it rain at the Fountainebleau's LIV in...
  • Short Order: Truck Tracker
    You're invited to Eat With the Heat tomorrow, August 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., as part of a monthly lunchtime roundup that was just announced. This is the first of a series of...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    See the full 40-photo Britney Spears & Nicki Minaj at American Airlines Arena slideshow. Britney Spears's Femme Fatale Tour With Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and Nervo American...
  • Crossfade: Talking Shit
    Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj fans are kind of the cutest. Certainly, a few of them will leave cruel comments on this post, even if everything written were spectacularly kind. It's not....
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Have you noticed that there isn't a single human being with fully functional ears who dislikes Adele's "Rolling in the Deep"? Honestly, it's strange. Her sophomore album, 21, has been...
  • Music: Feature
    In his infamous YouTube video titled "Leave Britney Alone!," Internet celeb and blogger Chris Crocker tearfully defended Britney Spears and challenged the haters, crying, "Anyone who has a...
  • Music: Feature
    She is a 52-year-old British singer who hasn't put out an album in ten years. Yet we all instantly recognize the name Sade. No doubt, her enduring popularity is fueled by a few iconic '80s...
  • Crossfade: Polling the Public
    She is a 52-year-old British singer who hadn't put out an album in ten years. And yet we all instantly recognize the name Sade. No doubt, her enduring popularity is fueled by a few iconic...
  • Crossfade: Photos
    Read part one and part two of Crossfade's interview with Maná Drummer Alex González. It isn't out of the ordinary for Latin pop legends Maná to pack arenas and stadiums to the point of...
  • Music: Columns
    No Latin band has tugged as many heartstrings quite as hard as Mexican rock band Maná. In its 20-year reign, the Grammy Award-winning group has traveled all over the world, flooding...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    Read the first part of Crossfade's interview with Maná drummer Alex González about Drama y Luz, politics, and Latino pride. Last week, Crossfade spoke with Maná drummer Alex about turning...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    No Latin band has tugged as many heartstrings, quite as hard as the Mexican rock band Maná. In a 20-year reign, the Grammy Award-winning group has traveled all over the world, flooding...
  • Cultist: Call for Submissions
    The rest of the country might despise the Miami Heat, but the hate doesn't extend to the team's hot-ass dance team. Heat dancers are always among the most stalked and Facebook-creeped in the...
  • Music: Show Preview
    We bet Billy Graham wishes he had thought of it back in the day — leveraging his radio-preaching, television-evangelizing persona into an even more lucrative empire by adding a dance...
  • Crossfade: Lists
    Recently, Perez Hilton reported that tickets for Britney Spears' Femme Fatale tour are selling for half off. Apparently, the original prices were extremely expensive, in the range of $96 to...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    We bet Billy Graham wishes he had thought of it back in the day -- leveraging his radio-preaching, television-evangelizing persona into an even more lucrative superstar empire by adding a...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    Wisin y Yandel's Los Vaqueros: El Regreso Tour With Gadiel American Airlines Arena Friday, June 3, 2011 Better Than: Pushing through the stifling crowds on South Beach to grind on...
  • Crossfade: Video
    Wisin y Yandel must be doing something right. After all, you don't see a whole lot of reggaeton stars selling arena dates like the AAA, right here in the MIA tonight. But then, maybe it's...
  • Music: Show Preview
    For the past few years, people have been asking: Is reggaeton dead? Or is it just hiding out in the hills of Puerto Rico, waiting for the world's pop music clocks to rewind all the way back...
  • Cultist: Sports
    That Jason Terry sure has some chutzpah. The Dallas Maverick's sixth man has a tattoo on his arm of the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy. Only problem is, neither Terry nor the Dallas...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    For the last few years, there have been people asking: Is reggaeton dead? Or is it just hiding out in the hills of Puerto Rico, waiting for the world's pop music clocks to rewind all the way...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Joaquín Sabina is a true songwriter. He's also a singer. And yes, he's a living legend in his native Spain. Over the course of a 33-year career as a recording artist, Sabina has...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    Tonight you can watch the Miami Heat finish off the Chicago Bulls at the AAA Arena. We know what you're thinking -- this is an "away" game so how are you supposed to watch it at the...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Luis Miguel is considered by many to be the handsomest man in Latin music. Nay, the handsomest man in the world! And any dude who can count among his conquests Myrka Dellanos, Aracely...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    Joaquín Sabina is a true songwriter. He's also a singer. And yes, he's a living legend in his native Spain. Over the course of a 33-year career as a recording artist, Sabina has amassed a...
  • Music: Show Preview
    When the world ends, only the Twinkies and roaches will survive. Oh, and Camilo Sesto. If you laughed at that jab, it's because you know Camilo Sesto. And if you're familiar with the...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    Luis Miguel is considered by many to be the handsomest man in Latin music. Nay, the handsomest man in the world! Any dude who can count among his past conquests Myrka Dellanos, Araceli...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    You were probably under the impression that our calendar was divided into only four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Wrong ... You forgot the Hot and Sexy season. It's that time...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    When the world ends, only the Twinkies and roaches will survive. Oh, and Camilo Sesto. If you laughed at that jab, it's because you actually know Camilo Sesto. And if you're familiar with...
  • Cultist: Sports
    Sick of telling yourself that the adult-referenced jokes thrown into your kid's Disney movies aren't so bad? Want something to do with the family that won't make your friends cringe when you...
  • Cultist: Giveaways
    When the forefathers of Cultist convened in a special session to iron out exactly what they thought a culture blog should be, the first thought that popped into their minds was surely WWE's...
  • Crossfade: Talking Shit
    Lady Gaga doesn't dress like the rest of us. For example, sometimes you're putting on a polo and you look down and think, I look like a douche, so you replace it with a Sonic Youth t-shirt....
  • Crossfade: Concert Review
    See the full Lady Gaga at the American Airlines Arena slideshow. Lady GagaWith Semi Precious WeaponsAmerican Airlines ArenaApril 13, 2011 Better Than: A Slurpee on a cool day in a hot...
  • Short Order: Obscurity
    Hungry little monsters heading to the American Airlines Arena tonight for the Lady Gaga concert will be in fast-food heaven. In a fit of marketing brilliance, the arena is "Gaga-izing"...
  • Crossfade: Lists
    Everybody's favorite glam guidette isn't Snooki, it's Lady Gaga. The Italian-American princess continues to force parents into explaining things like disco sticks to their five year olds....
  • Crossfade: Talking Shit
    Hey, little monsters. Crossfade knows you want to look superfierce for Wednesday's Lady Gaga concert at the American Airlines Arena. But there are still a few guidelines that you'll have to...
  • Crossfade: Photos
    It's kinda embarrassing. But lately, we here at Crossfade have been crushing on Mr. Ricky Martin (or as we like to call him, Señor Bon Bon) in a hot, gooey, and very public way. This...
  • Crossfade: Useless Lists
    It almost seems superfluous to tell you that we're fans of Ricky Martin. Almost. Because we can't seem to get enough of Ricky. And we know you can't either. Because sometimes long articles...
  • Music: Columns
    A celebrity is born every 60 seconds. At least these days, that's the case. And the proverbial 15 minutes of fame have been stretched to an eternity. Yet despite contentions to the contrary,...
  • Music: Feature
    The week before Memorial Day 2008, a girl wearing feathered blond hair, nude lipstick, and huge movie-star sunglasses took a seat at a dining table inside Georgie's Alibi, the venerable...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    See the cut for a list of all 16 U.S. dates added to Taylor Swift's Speak Now World Tour. Taylor Swift is adorable. Like a cherry-cheeked, golden-fleeced little doll. Or your sweet,...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    A celebrity is born every 60 seconds. At least these days, that's the case. And the proverbial fifteen minutes of fame have been stretched to an eternity. Yet despite contentions to the...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    OK, so we're not really that excited about Britney Spears's hot new album Femme Fatale. Or her 11-city North American tour. Or even her local gig at the American Airlines Arena. The multiple...
  • Crossfade: Video
    Ever since that "Calle Ocho" track, people around the world who don't even speak English are saying shit like "Pit's got it locked from the Goulds to the Locks." Now that is some amazing...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If folk wisdom is to be believed, a Latin person's blood runs two or three degrees hotter than the normal core temperature of 98.6 Fahrenheit. This condition is called la pasión, and...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Premio Lo Nuestro is here again. Now, it's not exactly the Latin Grammys. But PLN is Univision's next biggest night in music. And there will be beef between reggaetoneros, more fake boobs...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    If folk wisdom can be believed, a Latin person's blood runs two or three degrees hotter than the normal core temperature of 98.6 fahrenheit. This condition is called la pasión and it...
  • Short Order: Chef Interviews
    This is the second part of our chat with Michael Vaughn, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Blue Unit chef. If you missed part one, well, we'll just have to throw you to the...
  • Short Order: Chef Interviews
    Yes, dining with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus cast and crew was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so we totally understand if you are seething with jealousy. It was...
  • Crossfade: New Year's Eve
    See the full 25-photo slideshow of Usher at the American Airlines Arena. For the 19,600 lovely females (and their reluctant boyfriends, husbands, brothers, fathers, etc.) who turned Usher's...
  • Crossfade: New Year's Eve
    Unlike so many other pop lotharios, Mr. Usher Raymond IV didn't opt for some superexclusive NYE party attended only by celebs and their imaginary friends. Instead, the R&B star with the...
  • Crossfade: Miami's Best Concerts of 2010
    As we wrap up 2010, Crossfade looks back at the best live performances of the year. View the full list of Miami's Best Concerts of 2010.RihannaJuly 31, 2011American Airlines ArenaA...
  • Riptide 2.0: Sports
    Even though they lost last night to the Mavs, the LeBron-ified Miami Heat are finally playing like juggernauts. And the team is profiting like one, too, from ticket and paraphernalia sales....
  • Crossfade: Slideshows
    See the full Justin Bieber slideshow. Whenever Justin Bieber invokes that magic couplet, "Baby, baby, baby, oh/Like baby, baby, baby," people get crazy cracked!  Maybe it's the pitch...
  • Crossfade: Useless Lists
    You can joke about Justin Bieber's lesbianism all day. But the Biebz reigns supreme. Powered by asexual androgyny and cotton-candy songcraft, he has brainwashed tween girls, their mothers,...
  • Music: Feature
    You can joke about Justin Bieber's lesbianism all day. But the Biebz reigns supreme. Powered by asexual androgyny and cotton-candy songcraft, his music has infected tween girls, their...
  • Music: Feature
    Ladies and gentlemen, crushed-out tweens, and cyber bullies: Let it be known that the voice of Justin Bieber, he of the carefully coiffed mop-top and lightly soulful, sweet-as-a-juice-box...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    On an average day, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Mr. Paul O'Neill is busy doing stuff like masterminding proggy Christmas epics, recording rock operas about the Bolshevik Revolution,...
  • News:
    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke recommends Pat...
  • News:
    Ian Grocher, AKA DJ Irie, guns the accelerator on a fire-engine-red 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB as he heads south on I-95. It's June 22, two days after his 34th birthday, and he is in high gear....
  • Cultist: Last Night
    Miami Book Fair or WWE Survivor Series? Intellectually stimulating discussions or cheap recurring story lines? That was the dilemma we faced last night, but ultimately chose wrestling as a...
  • Riptide 2.0: Sports
    The PR beauty of the local buzz created by the Heat is that Miami is an event town. We're star-fuckers to boot. So when D-Wade brought LeBron and Bosh to town, the star-fuckers came out in...
  • Cultist: Last Night
    You thought the hottest Halloween party this year was down on South Beach, right? Try noon at the American Airlines Arena, when Yo Gabba Gabba Live enchanted hundreds of toddlers and their...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    What the hell is Burnie anyway? He looks like a rejected Muppet that's been sleeping in a dumpster, a 7'6" bag of ratty orange fur with a swollen green mini-basketball for a nose. And his...
  • Short Order: Chef Interviews
    Didn't read part one of the interview? Check it out here.What's the most popular lunch dish?My barbecue sloppy Joe with ground turkey. It's always a home run. [Editor's note: For some...
  • Short Order: Chef Interviews
    Check out Riki Altman's interview with Eric Chopin, the executive chef at the American Airlines Arena.So the Heat lost last night. One person who can't be blamed is Chef Michael Jacobs, the...
  • Short Order: Recipes
    These recipes are from Levy's Restaurants, the Chicago-based company that handles all the food you'll eat next week at the American Airlines Arena, when the Miami Heat plays its home opener....
  • Short Order: Chef Interviews
    Yesterday, our very own Christina Staalstrom shared a sneak peek at the new eats available at the American Airlines Arena, so today we thought we'd introduce you to Chef Eric Chopin, the man...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If there's one thing Mexicans absolutely love, it's their music. And particularly the ranchera variety. OK, sure — you stereotyping sons of bitches — they like their tequila too....
  • Music: Show Preview
    Without question, Shakira is Colombia's hottest export since blow and plastic surgery. (Oddly, she doesn't indulge in either.) Now in the business of donning belly shirts and shaking her...
  • Music: Show Preview
    What do you do once you have a handful of Grammys? When you're not only the first solo salsa star to sell out Madison Square Garden — even though the venue is situated in the seat of...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Fans of more grown-up R&B — the kind that usually hinges on actual music, as opposed to synthesized computer beats, and real soul — are in for a treat this Thursday at the...
  • Music: Show Preview
    In 2005, when Ke$ha was just a glimmer in the eye of the reality-TV wave, her random appearance on The Simple Life was a harbinger: Like Paris Hilton back then, Ke$ha rose earlier this year,...
  • Music: Columns
    Maxwell has been gone for a spell. There was a whole eight-year gap, in fact, between his third album, 2001's Now, and his fourth album, BLACKsummers'night, released last year. Still, during...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Let's put to rest the age-old question of what happened to Elvis. He was reincarnated in Puerto Rico as Latin pop phenom Chayanne. Forget the chronological conundrum posed by the fact that...
  • Music: Show Preview
    The late '90s were, in many ways, a musical wasteland, at least above-ground. Rock and roll was dormant thanks to the spectacular death of grunge, and hip-hop was in a weird transitionary...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If ever a band were built for an arena, it's Phish, back after a handful of years with a fresh new commitment to its avant-expansive rock. This isn't one of those comebacks where a group...
  • Music: Columns
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