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  • Jeff McInnis: Hot Chef

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    Jeff McInnis: Hot Chef

    Jeff McInnis's name would stand out on any definitive list of top Miami chefs: It's the one that keeps moving up. This nice young man born in Niceville, Florida, first achieved a high profile thanks to a stint on Top Chef. At the time, he was in the...

    by Lee Klein on November 25, 2010
  • Maria Teresa Goobs: What Rhymes With Boobs?

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    Maria Teresa Goobs: What Rhymes With Boobs?

    As a teenager in west Kendall, Maria Teresa Goobs fantasized about the life of a vintage gumshoe reporter. "I'd imagine myself in a sports jacket and porkpie hat chasing down rackets all over the city," the 31-year-old Cuban-American scribe says. "T...

    by Francisco Alvarado on November 25, 2010
  • Ingrid Hoffmann: Latin Dish Goes Big Time

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    Ingrid Hoffmann: Latin Dish Goes Big Time

    The temptation to serve up Ingrid Hoffmann as a sultry, spicy Latina seductress is strong. Let's be honest: Watching the 45-year-old chef saunter around a kitchen is delightful. But to put her in that box is to treat her like leftovers, and you don'...

    by Sebastian del Mármol on November 25, 2010
  • Bigg D: The Next Music Mogul

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    Bigg D: The Next Music Mogul

    You might think you don't know Derrick Baker. But if you are a hip-hop head, you're wrong. He's a local studio genius known as Bigg D. You got a copy of Pitbull's debut, M.I.A.M.I.? Those are D's swag beats and synthy spikes on "Dammit Man." How ...

    by S. Pajot on November 25, 2010
  • Dave Barry: Bravely Navel-Gazing

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    Dave Barry: Bravely Navel-Gazing

    Ever try to have a friendly conversation with an investigative journalist? It's like talking to dry wall, except plasterboard doesn't record you or scour through your divorce files. But as seriously as he takes himself, the Pulitzer winner with Deep...

    by Gus Garcia-Roberts on November 25, 2010
  • Frederica Wilson: Washington-Bound Mad Hatter

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    Frederica Wilson: Washington-Bound Mad Hatter

    The next U.S. congresswoman from Miami has become so synonymous with her hats -- 300 of 'em ranging from rhinestone-studded Stetsons to pink muffs to demure brown bowlers -- it feels wrong to see her scalp. But mistaking the woman for the fashion...

    by Tim Elfrink on November 25, 2010
  • Elizabeth Caballero: The Soprano

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    Elizabeth Caballero: The Soprano

    I know a lot of people don't like opera -- they think it's dramatic people screaming," says buxom, blue-eyed soprano Elizabeth Caballero, who stars as Liu in Florida Grand Opera's production of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot. The busy vocalist -- who...

    by Gabriela Garcia on November 25, 2010
  • Edwidge Danticat: Genius of Haiti

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    Edwidge Danticat: Genius of Haiti

    Each morning, Edwidge Danticat looks out the window of her Little Haiti home and sees neither her homeland nor the United States she always imagined. Instead, like tens of thousands of fellow Haitian-Americans in Miami, the 41-year-old writer is cau...

    by Michael E. Miller on November 25, 2010
  • Darrell Stuckey: Keys to the Past

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    Darrell Stuckey: Keys to the Past

    There's a moment during every opening-night screening at the yearly Miami International Film Festival that brings the crowd of cinema aficionados and celebrities roaring to its feet -- and it's not the movie. As the credits roll, an orchestra of ...

    by Tim Elfrink on November 25, 2010
  • Madeleine Kirsh: Grande Dame de Miami

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    Madeleine Kirsh: Grande Dame de Miami

    C. Madeleine's is like the pyramids or the Taj Mahal for fashion editors and stylists. The 10,000-square-foot showroom in North Miami Beach has outfitted celebrities in vintage couture for red-carpet affairs and inspired Michael Kors and countless o...

    by Gabriela Garcia on November 25, 2010
  • Alonzo Mourning: Center of Giving

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    Alonzo Mourning: Center of Giving

    Every time you ask Alonzo Mourning a question about his life, he derails the conversation. The philanthropist and former Miami Heat center wants to talk about Haiti, where he volunteered days after the earthquake. Then it's on to education politics ...

    by Gabriela Garcia on November 25, 2010
  • Jacuzzi Boys: Trip the Band Fantastic

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    Jacuzzi Boys: Trip the Band Fantastic

    If you want the straight, uncensored, and very short version of a rock 'n' roll crew's origin story, all you gotta do is ask the drummer. "We came together in early 2007," the Jacuzzi Boys' 24-year-old beat-keeper, Diego Monasterios, explains, "when...

    by S. Pajot on November 25, 2010
  • Louie Rosenthal: He's an Icon

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    Louie Rosenthal: He's an Icon

    Louie Rosenthal saw Elvis perform live a dozen times. Once he caught the King's silk scarf. "The women ripped my clothes," Louie recalls. "I was beat up." He ended up in the hospital. That drove home a point that Brooklyn-born Louie already knew:...

    by Jorge Casuso on November 25, 2010
  • Marytrini: Who's That Lady?

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    Marytrini: Who's That Lady?

    Some actresses are divas whose temper tantrums try the patience of even the most loyal manager. But while Marytrini hosts her own cabaret night at Club Sugar in Southwest Dade every Sunday and stars in a weekly Spanish-language TV show, she and mana...

    by Jorge Casuso on November 25, 2010
  • Emily Newton: Fins Femme

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    Emily Newton: Fins Femme

    When the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders take the field during home games, men take notice. But one lady is watching particularly closely. Her name is Emily Newton. The Fort Worth native is director of the Fins' femmes. "I oversee everything from costum...

    by Francisco Alvarado on November 25, 2010
  • Lucas Leyva: Lens Meister

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    Lucas Leyva: Lens Meister

    Perspective is paramount to a filmmaker. You have to not only weave a story by parceling together disparate elements, but also take into account the audience's point of view. You must see the film from inside and out. Maybe that's why Lucas Leyva ha...

    by Sebastian del Mármol on November 25, 2010
  • Thomas Wenski: Archbishop Easy Rider

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    Thomas Wenski: Archbishop Easy Rider

    Thomas Wenski is not your average man of the cloth. The recently installed archbishop of Miami drives a Harley-Davidson, enjoys an evening Scotch, pilots airplanes to deliver Mass in Kreyol, and listens to Rush Limbaugh on the radio. Nor is he on...

    by Michael E. Miller on November 25, 2010
  • Jillian Mayer: Fast Artist

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    Jillian Mayer: Fast Artist

    "We're so inundated with awesome and loud things," Jillian Mayer says. "If you're going to take someone's time away from them, give them a show." Growing up in Coconut Grove and North Miami, she was always entertaining but never thought of hersel...

    by Amanda McCorquodale on November 25, 2010
  • Tara Solomon: Queen of the SoBe Night

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    Tara Solomon: Queen of the SoBe Night

    In a fuchsia dress and thick gold jewelry, she flashes a warm smile. When she removes her designer sunglasses, she reveals deep, expressive blue eyes beautifully framed with heavy black eyeliner. She's a journalist turned PR maven, but the nickname ...

    by Jose D. Duran on November 25, 2010
  • Chris Hubbard: Saint Peter at the Rock Club

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    Chris Hubbard: Saint Peter at the Rock Club

    Every year, tourists from around the world flock to Miami for its renowned nightlife, but many are turned away by arrogant doormen adhering to strict dress codes and charging astronomical entrance fees. VIP lists and designer duds don't matter to at...

    by Victor Gonzalez on November 25, 2010
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Miami Firm's Venezuelan Security Expert Accused of Terrorism Miami Firm's Venezuelan Security Expert Accused of Terrorism

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Al Sharpton: The Greatest Snitch

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Miami-Dade Staffers Flew to Italy During Budget Crisis, Ex-Librarian Says

Like most librarians in Miami-Dade County, Julio Granda Jr. was worried about the financial future of his institution. Under County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, the system had lost $30 million in… More >>

Uber Car Service App Versus Miami Taxis

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Reader Mail: Keep Ultra in Downtown Miami

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On the days when the municipal trash incinerator known as Old Smokey fired up its furnace, Delphine Bennett could sit on the porch of her shotgun-style house and watch the… More >>

Will Miami Bend It for Beckham?

In Miami, having a celebrity as a frontman practically guarantees politicians will approve a public boondoggle. Indeed, it seems Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is ready to hand over prime waterfront… More >>

Defending Ultra: Keep the Festival Downtown

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