The Miami Times is one of America's oldest continually running black newspapers, and the largest one in the Southeast. In 2011 they were recognized by the Black Press of America as the best newspaper in the country. Since 1923 they've been the essential documenter of life in black Miami. Their back ... More >>
Miami independent music pioneer Willie Clarke is a Grammy winner whose music has been sampled by Beyonce. In the mid 1960s, he and a college buddy named Johnny Pearsall started a label called Deep City, based out of Johnny's Records in Liberty City. It was the first independent, black-owned record ... More >>
From jamming with funk forefathers to helping break New Jack Swing and cofounding legendary '90s R&B label LaFace Records with partner Antonio "L.A." Reid, the man known as Babyface has spent three decades creating and shaping pop music. Now 53, Kenneth Edmonds is working on a new album by Are ... More >>
Back in the days of the Sir John Knight Beat, the Harlem Square, Rockland Palace, Birdland Fiesta, Mary Elizabeth Hotel, Cafe Society, Red Tap, and many more, the streets of Overtown were filled with music spilling out of the many clubs, bars, and restaurants that lined its streets. For now, those ... More >>
Coca-ColaThe Coke bears are back in time for the big game.Can Super Bowl Sunday be the only day of the year in which we actually look forward to commercials? Each year, advertisers fall all over themselves trying to top each other for ratings, consumer approval and a coveted Clio award. Adv ... More >>
Via gibborgreen.comGibbor Green may be only 13 years old. But this little crooner knows what he's doing and where he's going. With 8,961 likes on Facebook, this eighth grader is not your typical middle-school kid. Green is more stylish than a tiny Andre 3000, he's got a sweet set of pipes, and he's ... More >>
Kasey KeownWhen someone, like Stokeswood band leader and lead guitarist Mark Godwin, tells you that his musical influences range from "Aretha Franklin to The Whitest Boy Alive," you kinda have to stop and wonder. But just like Oreos and peanut butter, sometimes weird-as-hell combinations work.The ... More >>
Last.fmRolling Stone created a Queen of Pop Index, ranking the top 16 female pop recording artists of the last two years by examining, according to them, "album and digital song sales, Hot 100 rankings, radio airplay, YouTube views, social media, concert grosses, industry awards, and ... More >>
Photo by Ron Edmonds/Peter Klaunzer/AP/EPAMusic and politics seem to be meshing together a lot lately, and we're not really sure why. The latest: Aretha Franklin has just announced that she's going to team up with the former US Secretary of State to sing songs like "Natural Woman" and "Say a Litt ... More >>
Photo by Tom Craig/Seminole Hard Rock Aretha FranklinHard Rock Live, HollywoodTuesday, March 16, 2010What doesn't become a legend the most? Well, for starters, a certain behavior pattern that leads the public to wonder if an artist has dived face-first off a 12-story balcony without considering a ... More >>
Aretha Franklin called New Times before tonight's gig at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood to discuss her forthcoming album (A Woman Falling Out of Love), to tell us to call her "professor" and a little bit about that hat. Yes, that one.New Times: Do you ever vacation in Florida? Franklin: I always com ... More >>
Burly, bearded Zac Brown and his band play Sunset Cove Amphitheatre on Saturday. The highlight of the evening will likely be a beer-drenched, sing along performance of his fiddle-laced, pleasantly simple and patriotic country smash "Chicken Fried." It's a fun little ditty that got me thinking about ... More >>
Remember Andy "Obama Half-Breed Muslin" Lacasse? Of course not, it was over 9000 news cycles ago. The poor redneck from some hell in Central Florida put a misspelled, sharpie sign in his front yard. Well another idiot in Fort Walton Beach, Larry Ford, has a misspelled anti-Obama sign, though it's ev ... More >>
This past Tuesday, January 20, 2009, things changed forever. Something inside the American people clicked, something that will have repercussions for years to come. It was the realization that Aretha Franklin's bow hat is friggin' awesome, and we, as a country, would not rest until it become part of ... More >>
Obama was actually inaugurated! And one of those three billion people in attendance was a New Times writer! Most of us just watched in the conference room, though. Outgoing president Bush has left us speechless (in a bad way), but nut nearly as much as Aretha's hat (in a good way). Git'mo! Git'mo! G ... More >>
Riptide offers to DJ Obama's inaugural ball.
Holy Ghost Saturday, December 13, 2008 The Vagabond, Miami Better than: 100% of the godless ultra-commercial dance crap polluting the Beach. It's past midnight and I'm at the Vagabond sipping my whiskey straight and waiting for Holy Ghost! to start their DJ set in the main room. It's my fir ... More >>
Bust out your best karaoke at Titanic.
Faith Hill & Tim McGraw at the BankAtlantic Center Tuesday, July 23, 2007 Better Than: Watching these two duke it out in a Celebrity Death Match. The Review: Move over Korn, Evanescence, and Flyleaf, the real Family Values tour made its long awaited debut at Sunrise’s Bank Atlantic Center last T ... More >>
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