What do President Barack H. Obama, reggaetonero Daddy Yankee, and Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Super Heroes have in common? No mucho. But a ton of Muppets, "Danza Kuduro," and POTUS did help BankUnited Center land a prime position on Venues Today's "2013 Florida Top Spots" list, a compilation of the ... More >>
It's February, and that means Cupid's arrow may soon pierce your little heart and cripple your vulnerable soul with love. Or maybe it's something that feels like love, but actually turns out to be a costly gaffe. Whatever. At the end of the day, we're all just a little "Lost in Emotion" and really ... More >>
Strip clubs across the country (if not the world) owe the city of Miami a lap dance. Had it not been for our late '80s and early '90s bass, pole dancers may have never shown us that "Tootsee Roll" or how to buss the "Kitty Kitty." During booty music's most fertile era, a few Miami bassers from J ... More >>
Despite opposing views on war, the current administration, or foreign policy, supporting our men and women in uniform is something that we can all agree on. After all, we're forever indebted to their brave, selfless service, and commitment to our country. Buy a vet a beer. Or simply thank a servi ... More >>
See also "Sisqo and Dru Hill Joining Kelly Price for Forever R&B Concert in Miami" When Sisqo plays the BankUnited Center on September 22, he's likely to draw a crowd larger than the fewer-than-400 who showed up to see his show in Uganda last month. By bringing Dru Hill along with him, that's u ... More >>
He's synonymous with women's underpants, bleached blonde hair, and early 2000s strip club soundtracks. But before Sisqó went solo and opened up about his thong fetish, he was a founding member of Dru Hill. While many feared that "Thong Song" would ultimately crush the possibility of a Dru Hill re ... More >>
Remember when Miami New Times columnist, booty bass pioneer, and free speech enthusiast Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell lambasted Pittsburgh weed rapper Wiz Khalifa (AKA "the boy behind the popular hit 'Black & Yellow'") for breaking the hip-hop code and hooking up with another rapper's ex-boo? We ... More >>
After driving recklessly while behind the wheel of a $1.7-million Bugatti on South Beach and then failing a field sobriety test, you'd think Flo Rida would want to squash his reputation as one of hip-hop's wild ones. But instead, the 32-year-old Carol City native turned that rep into Top 40 radio's ... More >>
How does the new generation of Regional Mexican acts feel about genre trends, violence, and online promotions? Will Pitbull's Dr. Pepper print campaign beat out Daddy Yankee's Western Union ads for a Music Marketing award? These are just some of the topics that are being discussed at this year's B ... More >>
Drug addiction, alleged spousal abuse... That's all behind him. Ever since Whitney Houston drowned in a Los Angeles bathtub, Bad Bobby Brown's been able to focus on the important stuff like fighting a DUI charge in California and hitting the road with his Boston-bred R&B group, New Edition. ... More >>
See the full 20-photo Drake at BankUnited Center slideshow. Drake's Club Paradise Tour With ASAP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar BankUnited Center at University of Miami Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Better Than: Slightly dirty sweet talk that's not set to million-dollar beats. Have you ever visited Clu ... More >>
What's overly emotional Young Money rapper Drake doin' right now? Well, if the cover of his recently released sophomore slab, Take Care, were a candid snapshot of Drizzy's private life, you'd think homeboy spent his days and nights locked alone in his billion-dollar mansion like Al Pacino in Sca ... More >>
Slip right into Gloria Trevi's dressing room.The Billboard Latin Music Awards are here once again -- and along with it, all the glitz, glamor, and celebrities you can stomach. There will be singers and rappers, songbirds and crooners, hip-hoppers and rockers, actors and starlets, and all manner o ... 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 >>
For a certain kind of music snob, there's nothing more annoying than all that saccharine radio pop stuff called bachata. At best, it's elevator muzak. At worst, it sounds like a sad baby wailing over a karaoke tape full of stuttering guitar, bongo, and maracas. But there are millions of people ... More >>
Thalia has engineered a rather successful comeback post hiatus from the limelight to instead bask in the glow of motherhood and enjoy family life with husband and music mogul Tommy Mottola, followed by her commercially disappointing 2008 release Lunada (her last on EMI). We couldn't be happi ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Univision-- Pitbull (pictured on the right with his artist Nayer) walked the red blue carpet and performed last night at the Premios Joventud that aired live from the BankUnited Center located at the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus. He didn't win any awards, but most o ... More >>
Photo by Karina ChavarriaFormer President Bill Clinton at the Global Initiative Univeristy at BankUnited Center.At an event where a former U.S. president is present, you'd expect to be patted down, have your bags ripped open, and then maybe be carted away by the Secret Service because you forgot to ... More >>
ArtOfficial--Local hip-hop and jazz fusion group, ArtOfficial, released a new song from their new project, The Payback, which is set to release on April 23rd via free download. The song they released is actually the title track that is also called "The Payback" and features New York City's K. Spa ... More >>
One of the many USA kill shots.Costa Rica is known for its beautiful scenery, coffee beans, and -- now -- for not practicing enough volleyball. A sparse crowd at the BankUnited Center watched the second-ranked United States team dismantle Costa Rica Friday night in the 2009 Women's Volleyball ... More >>
Freestyle Invasion IISaturday, May 30BankUnited Center, Coral GablesBetter than: Singing along to the Power 96 Traffic Jam on the 836. The Review: Saturday night at the BankUnited Center, I basked in the laser light glow of the Freestyle Invasion concert with mixed emotions. Dios, how I wish the per ... More >>
via myspace.com/johnnyofreestyleSaturday's Freestyle Explosion features some of the biggest names in the genre, and Crossfade's own columnist, Jose El Rey, interviewed most of them. We'll be publishing one or two interviews a day in celebration of the show, which takes place this Saturday night at t ... More >>
Concert season is beginning to take shape with some pretty big concert announcements over the last week, and Kings of Leon are the latest to announce a stop in South Florida. Fresh of their meteoric rise to stardom/sellout status thanks to their song about flaming sex, the Tennessee bred band of bro ... More >>
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