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    Best Band Name - The Mary Tyler Whores

    Oh, Mr. Graaaaant!

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Jazz Radio Program - China's Jazz Thing

    Revered jazz DJ China Valles won't let a little pink slip keep him from spinning his magic over the airwaves. As long as his blood is pumping, the 74-year-old "Mahj" (short for Maharajah Purveyor of Swirls, as Duke Ellington named him) says he'll kee...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Reggae Radio Program - Sounds of the Caribbean

    Spin the FM dial and there's no shortage of reggae music to be heard. Commercial juggernaut WEDR-FM (99.1) gives time to the latest hits out of Kingston, a slew of local pirate stations pump out a steady diet of gruff dancehall, and Saturday afternoo...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Local Acoustic Performer - Angela Patua

    You've heard of drum and bass? Angela Patua does drum and voice, bouncing her melodies against the beat in a crude counterpoint that originated long ago in Nigeria and needs no electricity. Patua also does guitar and voice. Her syncopated strumming i...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best House Band - The Don Wilner Quintet

    To hear these guys smoke through a number on Tuesday nights is to infuse your life with a sudden dash of Fifties cool. You'll walk away feeling sharper. You'll want to crease your trousers and wear shades inside. Eddie Higgins's fingers float over th...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Local Jazz Artist - Jesse Jones, Jr.

    Jazz critics like to carve up their chosen terrain into two diametrically opposed camps: musicians who play straight-ahead, and those who play "free." Miami saxophonist Jesse Jones, Jr., chooses to fudge this divide, and it's precisely that versatili...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Record Label To Leave Town In The Past Twelve Months - Chocolate Industries

    Our city's international reputation as a hotbed of bass-influenced oddball electronica is owing in no small part to the steady stream of ear-grabbing records released by Chocolate Industries. Boasting a roster that includes local artists Edgar Farina...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Club Dj - DJ Stryke

    It was one of the stranger sights of late: On an early Tuesday evening, about 50 people were enthusiastically gathered in the middle of Spec's record shop on South Beach. They weren't shopping; they were staring. And the performer who transfixed them...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Venue For Live Music - Caf Nostalgia

    Over the past year, makeshift venues from Seor Frog's to Bennigan's have been pushing the tables against the walls and squeezing in stages to feed our city's hunger for live music. Home to the ever-shifting roster of musicians who make up Grupo Nost...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Second-Best Concert Of The Past Twelve Months - Orishas at Starfish, November 23, 2000

    You could literally see the changing of the cultural guard as the Orishas whipped through their set of rumba-steeped rap at Starfish this past November. In front of the stage was a sweaty mass of Cuban-American teens and twentysomethings, singing alo...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Rock Radio Program - Invasin Latina

    Last year Liliana Rodriguez's show (7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday) took honors for Best Latin Radio Program. This year the show breaks out of the barrio to take the prize for Best Rock Radio Program, period. This is a plea to all the powerful commerci...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Local Solo Musician - Roberto Poveda

    Have amplifier, will travel. Cuban singer-songwriter Poveda never misses an opportunity to perform, whether at scheduled shows in the funky dives of Little Havana or on a street corner near you. Not averse to playing with a band (as the rambling rost...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Rock Vocalist (Male) - Nil Lara

    Okay, so the guy headlined New Times Vibe 2001, our multifaceted music blowout that nobody attended. But that doesn't mean we were deaf to other rock singers in town. Nil Lara just happened to be the frontman who didn't make our ears bleed. Lara's so...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Local Rock Band - Psycho Daisies

    Psycho Daisies guitarist and frontman John Salton has the kind of personal track record that would make even Keith Richards blush, but like that grizzled rock veteran, Salton keeps rasping and rolling along with equal parts admirable grit and laid-ba...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Local Latin Band - Andres Juliao y Sus Vallenatos

    Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Andres Juliao did not have much opportunity to hear the accordion. It was only when he visited his family in Barranquilla that he came to appreciate the sound that is the backbone of vallenato, one of the many traditio...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Local Latin Rock Band - Bacilos

    No man is a prophet in his hometown. So maybe that's why in six years of gigging like crazy all over town, pan-Latin rockers Bacilos registered nary a mention in New Times. Now that they're off to greener pastures, touring Latin America for the Miami...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Latin Radio Program - Saturday Night Fever

    Another lonely Saturday night? Tune into to Edwin "El Huracan" Bautista's dance program on Classica 92 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight and connect to dozens of Latin house parties happening all over Miami. For two years Bautista has been building a steady...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Syndicated Jazz Radio Program - 88 Jazz Place Overnight Session with Bob Parlocha

    For night owls who like their jazz straight-ahead with no frothy filler, Bob Parlocha's show is as bracing as a shot of espresso. Saxophonist and record producer Parlocha brews an eye-opening dose of bebop and a smattering of contemporary interpretat...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Best Piano Man - Paquito Hechavarria

    Paquito Hechavarria has played and recorded with everyone from bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez to vocalists Gloria Estefan and Christina Aguilera ("You know, she doesn't speak any Spanish"). Back in the old days, he played with Frank Sinatra and Sammy ...

    on May 17, 2001
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    Diplo-Monk - Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez takes diplomacy as seriously as he does jazz

    Panama-born Danilo Perez never intended to be a diplomat. Maybe an electrical engineer. Definitely a jazz pianist. But a job in government? No way. Nevertheless Perez can now add the title cultural ambassador to his rsum. Last year Panamanian presi...

    by Nina Korman on May 17, 2001
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