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 >>
Bars and breweries are no longer places where you can fill a to-go jug full of beer. Gas stations like Mendez Fuel are now on the list of growing places with growler filling stations. One of four gas stations in the franchise, Mendez Mobile, launched its growler station on Tuesday. See Also: Brew ... More >>
Like the polar ice caps, the rainforests, and the Yangtze finless porpoise, the record store remains in peril. However, there is hope. Over the last seven years, Record Store Day has become an increasingly visible global phenomenon, encouraging fans, artists, and proprietors to unite and breathe l ... More >>
We're sure that after yesterday the last thing you want to hear about is more taxes. But you better get ready to pay a lot more of them if you're a frequent online shopper. Amazon will start charging Floridians a sales tax on May 1, just like any brick-and-mortar store.
One day, you're part of the most successful pair of Extraterrestres in reggaeton, taking home a collection of Billboard Latin Awards, selling 500,000 albums, and getting millions of hits on Youtube. The next day, you wake up, realize you're one hot papi, and think to yourself, "Why don't I make some ... More >>
Aereo, the cloud-based streaming service that lets your watch and record local television stations from your computer, smart phone, tablets and even your television, is headed to Miami on September 2. This is great news for people looking to kick their cable company to the curb, and bad news for the ... More >>
Miami's overall economy may still be in recovery mode, but that doesn't mean we're scrimping when it comes to our cars. Luxury cars and trucks make up a higher percentage of the Miami area's overall auto sales than in any other market in the country.
The Miami Dolphins won their first legislative battle in a war to secure taxpayer money to cover half of the planned $400 million upgrades to Sun Life Stadium this morning as the bill passed its first Senate committee unanimously.
If you need a car, truck or van. Who you gonna call? Not Maroone. The mega car dealership chain is changing its name, and will from now on be going using the name of its parent company, AutoNation.But does this mean that South Florida most ubiquitous jingle is going anywhere? Will we never be inform ... More >>
Miami's economy might soon get a deep injection of revenue from an unlikely source: the adult-film industry. Because amid all the hoopla of last week's presidential election, a new law passed in California that might shift hundreds of porn jobs to the Sunshine State. Last Tuesday, Los Angeles reside ... More >>
Plans to erect a giant Walmart smack dab in the middle of the Wynwood/Midtown area have garnered headlines, but that's just the tip of the iceberg for Walmart's plans for Miami-Dade. The controversial big-box chain is looking to add six more stores in Miami-Dade in the next two years.
Instead of a Jersey Shore rerun or Teen Mom marathon, several viewers who tuned into MTV just before midnight caught a scrolling message informing them that their beloved "music" network had been scrapped, triggering an accusatory, billion-dollar he said/she said shouting match between two media ind ... More >>
Don't worry, Marc Sarnoff. We're just not all cut out for show business. The City of Miami's most frenetically incompetent commissioner -- he of the pop-up pedophile-thwarting parks, a personal arsenal of firearms, and lies about his family lineage -- noticed that South Florida is finally becoming ... More >>
Just three days after the United States turns the big 2-3-6, BlackPlanet Radio, the U.S. Army, and other sponsors are throwing a post-Independence Day bash in Miami-Dade County featuring performances by some of America's biggest rappers. It's called the Radio One Fest and it'll be going down Satur ... More >>
The Sun-Sentinel is erecting a pay wall on April 9, so expect a mass exodus of readers who don't want to pony up five bucks a month for mostly routine local news.The once proud Fort Lauderdale-based daily is following the lead of other Tribune Co. owned newspapers like the Los Angeles Times, which i ... More >>
Micky Arison's Carnival Cruise Lines has another Mickey with a cruise empire about to encroach on its turf. Mickey Mouse that is. Disney Cruise Line has announced that beginning later this year, it will be sail ships out of the Port of Miami for the first time.
Yesterday, Miami's largest business organization put its support behind destination casino resorts, which should please its new landlord. The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution to back the proposed state casino bill that might allow Malaysian-based Genting to turn the site of t ... More >>
Genting's Resorts World Miami may have the most concrete and eye popping plans, but if the Florida legislature approves resort-style casinos don't expect it to be the only mega gambling venue to pop up in our community. Two South Florida Republicans are preparing to unveil their gambling b ... More >>
Photo by David James/Warner Bros.Tom Cruise as Rock of Ages' Stacee Jaxx.Wanna go hang out with Tom Cruise, the Rock of Ages crew, and thousands of sweaty, unpaid extras? Perfect. 'Cause today at 1 p.m., the New Line Cinema movie musical is hosting a "concert" at Sun Life Stadium, wherein Cruis ... More >>
You might not know it from trying to find parking at Aventura Mall, but apparently Miamians love to do a good bulk of their shopping online. More than residents in any other major city in America, actually, and by a large margin.
So So Recordings founder Fabian "Jazzy Eyewear" Giannattasio.Last month, we here at Crossfade highlighted Miami's five best electronic music labels, including a small local imprint, So Sound Recordings, boasting some heavy duty sonic ammunition. The brainchild of DJ-producer Fabian Giannattasio ... More >>
Pitbull's gonna drop it on the floor at the Billboard Latin Awards.We're now officially entering the final week of the Last Chance registration phase for this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards and Conference. The absolute deadline is April 25. So all you wannnabe música Latina superstars and ... More >>
Twenty-four-year-old Derrick Burts has revealed himself as "patient Zeta" -- the porn actor who tested positive for HIV and set of a scare earlier this year in California's adult entertainment industry. Burts, who was only active in porn for a few months, occupied an interesting place in the ind ... More >>
In a blow to those who prefer Hollywood churn out an original idea every once in a while but a possible boon to the Miami film industry, ABC is said to be working on a pilot for a TV reboot of the well worn Charlie's Angels franchise. Deadline Hollywood reports that ABC has already ordered a pilo ... More >>
My favorite moment in yesterday's nine-hour discussion of the new $2 billion Marlins Stadium came at 9:27 p.m., when Commissioner "Space Cowboy" Javier Souto began defending himself from concerns that Mayor Carlos Alvarez runs him like an Italian train: "My vote is not for sale, rent, or lease," Sou ... More >>
We know Paris Hilton doesn't have anything to do with the management of the hotel company that bears her family name, but sometimes you have to wonder. In the midst of the latest, greatest depression and economic free fall you might expect any new hotel plans to include cots, a soup kitchen, and gro ... More >>
The Oscar nominations came out this morning. There were some surprises, but as virtually everyone expected, Mickey Rourke got a nod for best lead actor for his role in The Wrestler. What started as a local hook for covering awards-show nonsense has turned into quite a saga detailing Rourke's strange ... More >>
SP Global Radio is a weekly show on www.miamibeatz.com hosted by local DJs JD and Rob Solomon. With over 40,000 iTunes podcast downloads per month worldwide, they are now hitting the airwaves with their eclectic mix of underground EDM. Tune in for their exclusive weekly broadcasts where you will hea ... More >>
Circuit City, the nation-wide electronic retailer, is unplugging, and closing down all 567 of its American stores, including the one in the Shops at Midtown. Midtown has already weathered the loss of Linen-N-Things, and now Circuit City will leave another big chunk of unoccupied real estate. We held ... More >>
Despite how it might come off around here once in a while, Riptide deeply respects the duty of daily newspapers. Which is why the recent report of credit raters Fitch Ratings is worrying. Fitch predicts that many newspaper chains will default, dissolve, or be liquidated and that "several cities cou ... More >>
As of yesterday, the long talked about merger between satellite radio giants, Sirius and XM radio, is one step closer to happening. FCC chairman Kevin Martin, approved, on principal, a merger which would allow the two companies to become one based around a series of concessions and a three-year pric ... More >>
Adult Video News, the nation's premier trade publication for the adult industry, has a big cover story on Florida in the latest edition. It's the "new porn hot spot," according to the story: "Believe it or not, what we do here is accepted," says Craig Valentine, whose New Porn Order company is work ... More >>
Someone else is throwing around the "third world" moniker in relation to Miami - and this time, it's a businessman who has extensive dealings with the city. According to Miami Today, Carnival Cruise Lines CEO Bob Dickinson said Miami's port facilities are "third world" and that construction of t ... More >>