David Kennedy

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    April 3, 2014

    Dade County Wants to Relocate Downtown's Seniors for New Development

    David Kennedy, a 74-year-old retired property manager who moved to Miami 38 years ago from Cuba, has lived in the same downtown public housing building for decades. So have many other residents of the Harry Cain Towers, at 490 NE Second Ave., and they weren't asking to leave. But Miami-Dade County ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Pearson Sound on Commercialized Dubstep: "Inevitable Once It Increased in Popularity"

    Back in December, we here at Crossfade had a chat with Ben UFO about his Hessle Audio label's roots in the U.K.'s early underground dubstep scene. Well, David Kennedy (AKA Pearson Sound and Ramadanman) is another Hessle cofounder, not to mention the label's foremost producer. And he boasts a forwar ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Ben UFO on Dubstep: "Now It's a Huge Global Movement, I No Longer Feel a Part of It"

    Circa 2007, an obscure underground UK sound called dubstep erupted like a volcano. And it left behind a crater flooded with the molten elements of bass music that have since solidified into post-dubstep or future bass. These aren't so much distinct genres of music, as a generation of producers with ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    October 13, 2011

    Flower Vendors, Stand Up. Libertarians Sue Hialeah.

    ​A new group of lawyers is taking the side of Hialeah street vendors. The Institute for Justice is suing the city of Hialeah today on behalf of the mobile sales folk, saying the city's regulations are too tough. This is a little bizarre, considering you probably see more guys vendiendo todo in th ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Ramadanman Talks Bass, Britney Spears, and the Commercialization of Dubstep

    ​London DJ-producer and Hessle Audio label chief Ramadanman (AKA David Kennedy) was schooled during dubstep's first wave and he has since become one of the most recognized names on the international scene.Last year's invitation to spearhead a new installment of Fabric's prestigious compilation ser ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Miami Code Enforcers Keep Food Trucks Truckin'

    Courtesy of Grill Master Cafe​There's a reason why food truck operators update their Twitter feeds more often than Justin Bieber. The mobile food providers constantly have to find new places to post up. And they are using social networking to keep their customers updated on their whereabouts. The ... More >>

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    February 6, 2008
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    October 21, 2004

    The X Man Returns

    Are you sitting down? Ready for this? Try saying it out loud: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez

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    August 19, 2004


    There are good reasons to vote August 31, but the county mayor's race isn't one of them. Here are five reasons why.

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    August 22, 2002

    Travail to the Chief

    Raul Martinez is a product of Miami's dysfunctional police department, so how can he be expected to transform it?

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    September 13, 2001

    That Old Familiar Face

    When you hear the name Maurice Ferré, what comes to mind? Something positive? Negative? Anything at all?

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    August 9, 2001

    Tornillo Toasts Your Health

    Teachers union to school district: We demand higher health insurance costs. School district: Okay, boss. HMO to lobbyist: Thanks a million.

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    June 21, 2001

    Behind the Ballot

    Voters will choose between Jacqueline Pepper and Frank Cobo, but the real candidates are the superintendent and the school board

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    July 13, 2000


    Firpo Garcia has one big advantage in his school board campaign. His name is Sol Stinson.

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    June 15, 2000

    Demetrio's Rules

    The world according to public school board member Demetrio Perez includes exile philosophy, Elian propaganda, and old-Havana-school politics.

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    December 2, 1999

    Portrait of an Upset

    Johnny Winton used anti-incumbent backlash, new district boundaries, and plenty of cash to knock off J.L. Plummer

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    August 5, 1999

    Commissioner Kojak

    No ideas, no agenda, and a lot of glad-handing. Welcome to J.L. Plummer's re-election campaign.

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    January 7, 1999

    These Numbers Are Up

    1998 was a great year for corruption. New Times puts a price tag on the year's malfeasance

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    April 16, 1998

    If You Indict, They Will Come

    What is Miami's greatest natural resource? Corruption, of course! So let's get out there and sell it!

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    October 23, 1997

    The Candidate

    Xavier Suarez on the campaign trail: A pair of fifteen-dollar shoes and cures for all Miami's ills

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    January 2, 1997
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    October 17, 1996

    Guess Who's Coming... to Dinner Key?

    Now playing: A fight over a prime piece of Miami bayfront property. Will the city fo Hollywood or choose a tamer role for the old boat yard?

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    September 26, 1996

    Black or Blue

    In choosing Rev. Richard Dunn to fill in for Miller Dawkins, commissioners saved Miami's citywide election soul -- for now

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    July 18, 1996

    The Ethnic Chopping Block

    To win the most important election in Dade County history, the top mayoral candidates have hacked the voting public to pieces

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    March 7, 1996

    Sell It or Smell It

    Potatoes are plentiful, but green beans are scarce. Okra abounds, and tomatoes are holding their own. If it weren't for Allapattah's terminal market, Miamians would have no food for thought.

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    October 5, 1995

    Very Big Bucks

    The most lucrative contract in the history of Miami International Airport is about to be awarded to one lucky company

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    June 24, 1992