Even good times and irie vibes require some prep. So for next week's Miami Reggae Festival at Coconut Grove's Peacock Park, you just can't forget to pack these three things. 1. Two non-perishable food items, which (before 3 p.m.) can be traded for free admission to the fest. 2. One windproof butan ... More >>
He's a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. But in the restaurant business, Sir Eric Clapton is Hard Rock Café. Throughout the 1970s, Clapton was a regular patron at the first Hard Rock in London. But by 1979, the restaurant ... More >>
Bloom opens Tuesday, July 17 in Wynwood, but partners Jose Miguel Sarti and Sebastian Stahl are gearing up for the restaurant's first anniversary. "We've been working on the space since last August", Jose Miguel told me yesterday while walking me through the space."We knew we wanted to look in Wynwo ... More >>
Allen Stanford -- the massive Ponzi-schemer and full-time nutter who put his billions in illicit profits into a Coral Gables castle and cricket tournaments in the Caribbean -- was sentenced to more than a century of jail time for his crimes today. A federal judge in Texas sentenced the financier, wh ... More >>
For Robert, Robert Jr. and Robin Burr, rum isn't just a type of liquor, it's a way of life."[Rum] is an incredible spirit," said the elder Robert, the family's patriarch and founder of Miami's Rum Renaissance, which takes place April 16-22. "And now it's experiencing a renaissance of appreciation ... More >>
In South Florida, aka Ponzistan, it takes some serious effort to stand out among the Nevin Shapiros and Scott Rothsteins as the most deranged fraudster in town. Allen Stanford worked hard to earn that title, allegedly building an $7 billion scam from Miami and Houston while using the cash to buy ... More >>
You've been enjoying Suénalo right here in the MIA for years. And they just won New Times' pick for Best Latin Band in this year's Best of Miami issue. But New York is only just about to learn the true meaning of Afro-Latin-baby-makin'-descarga-funk. After all, we can't be stingy. We need to sha ... More >>
July draws near, and with it, one of the biggest events for Latin music in the US. LAMC, or the Latin Alternative Music Conference, is an annual industry powow featuring events of all sorts -- panels, cocktails, and of course, a whole shitload of live shows by some of the badest Latin acts in the ... More >>
Wave goodbye to that $3 million desk, Allen.You've got to give Allen Stanford credit for thinking big -- instead of sinking his $8 billion Ponzi scheme profits into the usual uber-rich guy stuff, he bought himself the entire Caribbean nation of Antigua, sponsored giant cricket tourneys (despite b ... More >>
via the Daily MailAllen Stanford, the would-be cricket baron who engineered an $8 billion Ponzi scheme from his Miami headquarters, bought Coral Gables castles for his mistresses, and all-but ruled Antigua as a personal fiefdom, has not had an easy go of it in prison since the fraud disintegrated ... More >>
That blindfolded chick holding the scales just made it rain justice on Rumeal Robinson. The former University of Michigan basketball hero and NBA journeyman-- whose addiction to strip clubs was first exposed by this blog-- has been convicted in Iowa federal court of fraud. The Aventura resident was ... More >>
via wikimediaOMG 2009 is sooo eight days ago.Here's our Miami New Times Restaurant Roll Call for last year.We've rounded up the openers, shut down the closers, and written our predictions for the new year into existence.Note to foodies: If Wikipedia can do it, so can we. Please comment us with an ... More >>
First, let's give the feds some credit.via Texas MonthlyIf the Miami Herald's Sunday story updating the Allen Stanford Ponzi-o-rama is accurate, it took the daily only about ten months to finally begin probing the dozens of federal officials who took millions in cash from the (allege ... More >>
Alphabetically except for the last:Alvaro Beade of Ideas Restaurant. His contemporary take on the cuisine of Castilla y León was exquisite. Not sure where he is now.Carmen Gonzalez of Carmen's The Restaurant. She merged modern American cuisine with traditional Puerto Rican. Then her eponymous resta ... More >>
Reappointed pop queen Britney Spears hits the American Airlines Arena.
It's been an all-around terrible week for Sir R. Allen Stanford, the mastermind of an $8 billion Ponzi scheme run out of a lush downtown Miami office. (Here's our feature about the Miami players in his criminal empire, if you haven't read it.)via Liz Lomax 3D Illustrations for Texas MonthlyF ... More >>
Way back in April, New Times reported on how Sir Allen Stanford built a $7 billion Ponzi scheme in the Caribbean thanks to blind regulators and political influence. via Liz Lomax 3D Illustrations for the Texas MonthlyYesterday, the Miami Herald fleshed out the local incompetance and greed that help ... More >>
New Times' favorite accused Ponzi schemer, the island-ownin', mistress-swappin', cricket-lovin' Sir R. Allen Stanford, had his first day in court today.via Liz Lomax 3D Illustrations for Texas MonthlyStanford was finally charged last week with 21 counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, a ... More >>
Back in April, New Times wrote the first in-depth story about the numerous warning signs over the years that once-billionaire Allen Stanford was running a gigantic $8 billion Ponzi scheme out of Miami, Houston and Antigua.via Wikimedia CommonsStanford in his cricket days.Today, Stanford is finally i ... More >>
You remember Bill Brasky, right? The guy whose friends are always hooking up in SNL skits to drink scotch and talk about the manly, insane stuff he does? via Liz Lomax 3D Illustrations for Texas MonthlyLike: "He used to shoot whiskey in his neck with a syringe." And, "We once had a bachelor p ... More >>
Texas Monthly has a new feature story out about disgraced accused Ponzi schemer and frequent reporter threatener 'Sir' Allen Stanford. It's good, although ... cough, cough ... your very own New Times had a pretty good read on the same guy last month, if we don't say so ourselves. And we do.But that ... More >>
"It's time for the citizens of this country to make the decision to stop paying taxes."
A downtown Miami firm allegedly helped build an $8 billion Ponzi scheme. It could have been stopped.
In a state still reeling from Bernie Madoff and staggering toward 10 percent unemployment, it's tough to think of many adjectives less likely to endear you to the commoners than accused billionaire Ponzi schemer.via mediaimran's flickrStanford, at left, sponsored $20 million cricket matches in the g ... More >>
There are quite a few South Florida connections to the ongoing "mini-Madoff" scandal surrounding Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford, who faces civil charges from the SEC that he orchestrated a "massive, ongoing fraud" to the tune of $8 billion through his Stanford International Bank. Stanfo ... More >>
There is no downtime for soca music's international ambassador
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A tale of Seminoles in canoes, little plastic men with parachutes, Connie Chung, a twenty-foot-tall high-heel shoe -- and Big Fish
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A hunk of Burning music tries to finds its way off the islands