PALO! may only have one album to their name (and a second one underway), but their ritmo y sazón has made a large impact in Miami's local music scene for the past decade.
The guys and lady of the Afro-Cuban funk band was the brainchild of Steve Roitstein, who after a successful music career decid ... More >>
Ever notice how New Yorkers have such strong opinions about what makes a person a "real" New Yorker? (The answer: you have strong opinions about what makes one a real New Yorker.) The phrase "Real New Yorker" has 802,000 Google results. The phrase "Real Miamian" nets just 347 results.We're a tr ... More >>
Camille LambBryan Avendano and Clariselle Ocasio sweeten their night with Azucar.If you woke up from a blackout in the middle of Azucar Ice Cream Company's store, you'd still have little confusion about what Miami street you were on. There's a huge portrait of Cuban-American salsa singer Celia Cr ... More >>
Photo by Daniel AzoulayIn the realm of Cuban music, there's everyone else, and then there's Benny More. And if that seems like a sweeping generalization, so be it. It's a simple fact.
Yes, his contemporary Perez Prado left behind some big shoes to fill himself. But even the cat who composed "M ... More >>
Photo by Victor Gonzalez3D hologram of DJ Irie.Imagine Celia Cruz or Bob Marley's ghost appearing on stage, right in front of you, and performing in all their holographic glory, real as if they were still alive.Sound far-fetched? Media Stage, a South Florida audio, visual, and lighting production ... More >>
Trina SargalskiPalo! at Fall for the Arts festival in September 2010Scene Eating is a new Short Order interview column. We'll provide a glimpse into the food habits of our community, focusing on people who make living in Miami more interesting, sane, and worthwhile. If you're curious about the fo ... More >>
Salsa lovers of the world unite! There's going to be a whole lotta cadera- (hip-) shaking at the James L. Knight Center on August 6, during the show dubbed "Juntos Por Primera Vez" (Together for the First Time).The tropi-tune extravaganza will feature a few fan favorites from the salsa realm: Isa ... More >>
via jazzfestwienPortuondoEver since the Los Van Van concert last month went by without a hitch, cantankerous anti-Castro activists here have been itching for some kind of PR victory. They just got it today: bolero singer Omara Portuondo canceled her March 2 concert at The Fillmore in Miami Beach ... More >>
A joint project by FUNDarte and the Miami Light Project, the Global Cuba Fest returns for its third annual edition this weekend. But where last year it was a multiple-day, stand-alone event with daily concerts that weren't cheap, organizers have wised up this year. It's now being mounted in one e ... More >>
It's downtown's swirling kaleidoscope of sights and sounds and smells. Where the Latin mercado meets the American enterprise. Where commerce thrives and clerks cut deals. So why would urban planners want to kill it?