Pop the champagne, chow down 12 grapes for good luck, and kiss a stranger: It's New Year's Eve (week)! And in celebration of the end of 2013, the Magic City is transforming into a musical wonderland with Pitbull ringin' in the new year, Jay-Z bringin' his Magna Carter World Tour to SoFla, and B.B. ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
Tobacco Road is so old that when it first opened way back in 1912 there were only 48 U.S. states. So old that when Abraham Lincoln turned 18, he hitchhiked to Miami and had his first beer there. (OK, that's a lie.) So old that Miccosukees canoeing the Miami River from the Everglades used to stop i ... More >>
Draco Rosa was born to make music. The former Menudo idol grew up listening to a mix of classic rock tunes from the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and the fast-paced descargas of salsa. And for over two decades now, the Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning singer, artist, writer, and producer has been p ... More >>
Draco Rosa was sitting in a cafe a few blocks down the road from his LA studio, Phantom Vox. "I'm sorry I'm being so rude, but I'm eating this delicious gluten-free cookie. It's so good. I wish I could give you half," the ex-Menudo heartthrob laughed. Having been in the music biz for over 20 year ... More >>
Pig is in -- haven't you heard? First came Pubbelly, then Swine, and now Brasileiro -- the Brazilian rodizio-style steakhouse is open. We got news of the opening last week, and now, after a couple of days of trials and tribulations in the form of friends and family dinner, Brasileiro opens its doo ... More >>
Dressed dapper in designer duds, a hungry Rick Ross walked the red carpet of the 55th annual Grammy Awards last night, eager to take a bite out of his competition and jump on a chartered flight back to Miami with a gold-plated gramophone under his arm for God Forgives, I Don't. Unfortunately for t ... More >>
Rick Ross has may have a "Fuckin' Problem," but a drive-by shooting ain't one. On the same day that Funkmaster Flex debuted the MMG Kingpin's "Fuckin' Problem" freestyle, Rozay was all smiles after leaving a Beverly Hills restaurant yesterday with his head held high and puffing on a fat stogie lik ... More >>
Chris Brown's "not working on negativity" anymore. Instead, the Grammy-nominated hothead says he's turning to Jesus and Michael Jackson for inspiration to help get him through his latest public display of douchebaggery: Sunday's parking lot scuffle with Frank Ocean. However, Brown may also need h ... More >>
Lee Brian Schrager is a visionary. He transformed a one-day annual event known as the Florida Extravaganza, held at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus, by moving the 5-year-old fete across the causeway in 2002 and renaming it the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Now it's a f ... More >>
Ten reasons not to hate Skrillex.
You've gotta laugh at the Oscars red carpet sometimes. All the stars are out to make a big splash, but unlike the Grammys, none of them want to be too wacky. The Academy takes itself seriously (just ask Sasha Baron Cohen), and on the red carpet, its attendees do the same.Unfortunately, last night ... More >>
Ke$ha totally freaked out in 2011.The past 365 days have been packed with some seriously questionable pop star looks. Sure, most of them have been perpetrated by Lady Gaga and whatever little monster dresses her. But Ms. Germanotta isn't the only one who's played the fashion game and lost mis ... More >>
Why is Wednesday known all across the world as Hump Day? Well, the phoney-boloney, PG explanation is that Wednesday's middle-of-the-week placement makes it something like a fleshy protuberance on the back of an animal, perhaps a camel or a church bell-ringing hunchback. You've made your climb throu ... More >>
The average rainfall in Las Vegas is about 4.5 inches a year, the equivalent of an average afternoon in Miami. However, that number doubles when Marc Anthony and Pitbull team up for a performance at the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards show. During last night's telecast, those two bros performed ... More >>
Will Camila win Record of the Year?The Latin Grammy awards are upon us once again. It's a night when the hottest stars in the Hispanic entertainment cosmos gather together in one spot. And this year, that spot is ... Where else? Sin City. They couldn't have picked a better locale. Last year's sh ... More >>
Miami's most famous Puerto Rican resident (and one of the most famous Puerto Ricans in the world) is poised to make a foray from the entertainment world into the literary realm. It seems that pop phenom Ricky Martin has decided to put to paper his life experiences.Publisher Celebra, an imprint of ... More >>
via arturosandoval.comArturo Sandoval holds a revered place in the pantheon of Latin jazz. The Cuban trumpeter not only stands alongside the greatest musicians in the genre, but he is easily the most widely recognized. Throughout his career, Sandoval has earned four Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awar ... More >>
Break out those calendars country music fans and mark Thursday September 24 as the day you'll be seeing the Grammy Award winning duo at the BankAtlantic Center. Sugarland is doing a huge spring and summer tour across the US and Canada in support of their third album "Love on the Inside," which proba ... More >>
Just remember that fashion is your destination.
Flamenco favorites the Gipsy Kings play the AAA
Esteban ''Steve'' Bovo and Marco Rubio are doing things that might raise a few ethical eyebrows? Who could have imagined? [Herald]"I'm on a boat. I'm on a boat. Everybody look at me cause I'm sailing on a boat. I'm on a boat. I'm on a boat. Take a good hard look at the Mother F*ckin' Boat ..." ... More >>
Fat Joe returns with The Elephant in the Room.
Peru Negro brings to light its homeland's African musical influences.
Somewhere Hector Lavoe and Celia Celia – to name a few - are smiling and probably jamming as well. And Oscar Hernandez should no doubt feel a sense of accomplishment. Hernandez, the founder and pianist for salsa ensemble Spanish Harlem Orchestra, set out to maintain the charged fusions of Afro-C ... More >>
WMC honors wed like to see
Alicia Keys's music is the stuff of dreams
January 7 - 13, 1999