It feels like only yesterday that we were shaking our hips with Gloria Estefan in a record-breaking 119,969-person conga line at Calle Ocho.
But that was March of 1988, Reagan was in still office, and Miami New Times was only a fortnightly newspaper, not the massive multimedia empire that it is ... More >>
Amaury Gutiérrez, like so many of Miami's own citizens, is a Cuban immigrant, an exile who was forced to choose between his homeland and his dream, between the life he knew and the life he sought, between his roots and his freedom.
The singer-songwriter from Santa Clara studied music in his na ... More >>
Have you checked out the Tuesday night party Jazz at Jazid? It's a novel-again concept for the club, which began as a jazz-centric venue but in recent years has expanded its musical offerings far beyond those limits. Not that I'm complaining about the many frequent offerings of non-jazz jamming t ... More >>
Few can surpass the majesty and grandeur that is Celia Cruz, but international sensation Lucrecia comes quite close. The Cuban born salsa singer, backed by a classic Cuban-style big band, gives passionate, high energy performances of traditional Latin melodies, and interprets boleros and jazz sta ... More >>
Always looking to balance my rock and roll with a little culture, I'm happy to report that Miami Beach's Bass Museum of Art kicks off its much-lauded winter/spring season of biweekly jazz concerts tonight, February 19. Getting the festivities going will be the Mike Orta Quartet. FIU students will re ... More >>
Miami swing revivalists Ever So KleverSquare One MusicFestThe Pavilion, downtown Delray BeachWith Elastic Bond, the Pretty Faces, and Ever So KleverFriday, July 31, 2009Better Than: Barbie's 50th Birthday exhibit at Old School Square's Cornell MuseumThe Review:When a state's revenue shrinks, it's ... More >>
A family-led operation, the Machito Orchestra was established in 1939 and continues to attract some of the best-known musicians in Latin jazz. The New York-based group comes to town on Thursday, January 15 in a celebratory mood. The show pays homage to three departed legends of the genre: the Machi ... More >>