In Miami's topsy turvy culinary landscape, restaurants come and go quicker than a Kim Kardashian marriage. Our monthly closings list is proof that all the money in the world can't guarantee success. But more often than not the concepts that stick share one common ingredient: passion. There's no sho ... More >>
We're sure its an honor just to sit on the steps of capitol at the inauguration, but lets be honest, the hottest seat was next to Beyonce. Which, well, obviously was taken by Jay-Z, but seated directly next to them was South Florida congresswoman and DNC chief was Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who the e ... More >>
The internet, a safe haven where perverts can download fetish porn and degenerates bet on sports. It's an information superhighway trolled by digital pirates on the lookout for copyrighted gold and a place where everyone can be the star of their very own Truman Show. But on Saturday, February 1 ... More >>
Overtown once rocked with the sounds and soul of musicians such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie. A hotbed of music and culture, Overtown's heyday has passed, but not entirely. This neighborhood just northwest of downtown Miami is being revitalized, with help from Amy Rosenberg ... More >>
We don't have enough live music in Miami. We just don't. So when a band like Stokeswood decides to make its second home in the Magic City, we get a little giddy. Originally from Georgia, the electro-acoustic band will be playing at The Stage this Saturday as part of Soul Fest. Tingling with e ... More >>
It's going to be pretty hard to think of a better way to celebrate a pre-Mother's Day meal after you've read about the first ever Overtown Gospel Brunch.Bring your best church hat for lookin' fancy, a big fan because it's hot in Miami, and a loose dress, because there will be lots of chow. Brunch ... More >>
This morning at 6 a.m., a massive group of sincere, talented singers (and a equally massive gaggle of delusional people who think they're singers) gathered at the BankUnited Center to show the world's bullies that they actually are, in fact, special. Auditions for the upcoming Simon Cowell show, X ... More >>
Bieber gonna give you fever!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, and even, in the most extreme cases, their fathers. You could be next. Serious ... More >>
Snickers has had some nutty commercials in recent months. There was the Betty White/Abe Vigoda football spot, then the Aretha Franklin road trip bit, and now the creepy Halloween campaign:
Chef Andrea Curto-RandazzoNow here's a gal who really knows her way around a kitchen: Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo of Talula. She co-owns and co-cooks with husband Frank Randazzo and has been since June 2003, dishing up eclectic eats inspired by Italy, Asia and the Southwest. They labeled their sty ... More >>
On Friday, August 21, Col. Bruce Hampton will bring his inspired, improvisation rock to Revolution in Fort Lauderdale. He's a jam band hero who helped form the highly influential '90s H.O.R.D.E. tours. With H.O.R.D.E., he employed future jam band all-stars Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band), ... More >>
Melville House BooksI used to spend a lot of time and money purchasing slick vinyl re-issues of "forgotten" or "lost" eras in American music: albums with titles like New Orleans Funk, Vol. 1: The Original Sound of Funk, 1960-1975 and Miami Sound: Rare Funk and Soul from Miami, Florida 1967-1974 ... More >>
"Don't fight it, we gona feel it tonight, ya understand." And with these words Sam Cooke launched into "Feel It" (a Wilson Pickett tune), on what would become his "Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963" album. Jerry Wexler, the man who coined the term "Rhythm and Blues" and a pa ... More >>
He keeps the tradition alive.
At 11:45 this morning, Jackson Soul Food restaurant at 950 NW Third Ave. was standing-room-only. Overtown and Liberty City residents packed every booth, table, and counter inside the storied and recently remodeled soul food eatery as they watched President Barack Obama's inaugural ceremony on ... More >>
We offer the presidential contenders our own picks for theme songs.
DVD releases for the week of July 12, 2007
She's young, beautiful, and mad about her muse, but that doesn't mean Joss Stone doesn't get the blues
Funky diva Sharon Jones makes 'em move
Shining Time VP Records
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.
Film, video, graphic, and even cell phone art will be seen on the scene at WMC
Read all about it: Republicans conspire to ruin public education!
Conjunto Progreso does Latin like it should be
Miami's Grammy Booty
New Beats from the Delta
This hilarious tribute to seminal comedienne Jackie "Moms" Mabley leaves audiences wanting more
Santana and Macy Gray combine fusion with platinum
The Brazilian Divas
For those who can't tell the difference between Wilson Phillips and Wilson Pickett, it's time to go to school with Professor Clay