By Chris Kornelis At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least 11 children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder ... More >>
Sure, two high-school girls can make a "Chonga Song" with an old PC and a USB mic, and go viral. But there's still nothing like a professionally recorded song produced with quality gear and a dedicated engineer in an acoustically sound environment. Miami's great musical history is proof. Outside of ... More >>
In 1980, Bob Marley traveled to Brazil on a scouting mission with Island Records' Chris Blackwell and the Wailers' Junior Marvin, in preparation of a world tour. A year later, he was dead. But even though Marley never got to play Rio or São Paulo, the reggae man's musical influence had a serious ... More >>
View photos from Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2012 at Deauville Beach Resort here.The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival at the Deauville Resort concluded last evening with a 6:45 p.m. "last call", prompting event goers to rush to their favorite rum booth for one last mojito or shot of the elixir favo ... More >>
If locally sourced agricultural products don't immediately come to mind when you hear Intercontinental Hotel West Miami it's no surprise to Executive Chef Darren Lee. That's why he's working on an experimental menu to integrate locally grown products into the Doral hotel's repertoire.The hotel rece ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
Humble Lion and Empress Surrender
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Chris Blackwell moves into the digi-Web-world-global-video age
So many bartenders, so much time
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All the rockin' history of Miami you'll ever need to know
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Marlin Bar (in the Marlin Hotel)
Craig Robins has built a reputation as the good developer. Just ask him.
Africa Fete gets on the global good foot
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The shattered dreams and blurred memories of Washington Square
Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics
After six years of litigation and millions of dollars in legal fees, one strand of Bob Marley's tangled estate has been sorted out. Almost.
At Blue Note the old music world's en garde for exploring
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