"Bass Rock Express" was the first international Miami bass hit, and it opened the floodgates for the rush of quad-heavy records that followed. The song was co-produced, engineered, arranged, and vocalized by Amos Larkins II for MC ADE, and William "Billy" Hines on 4-Sight Records in 1985. Amos prod ... More >>
Henry Stone, king of the record business, passed away peacefully August 7, 2014, in Miami. Throughout almost 80 years of wildly prolific musical activity, the 93-year-old had a hand in every aspect of the music business and was a true pioneer of independent manufacturing, promotion, and distributio ... More >>
Will Ultra Music Festival 2013 descend into chaos? Probably not. The UMF peeps run a very tight operation. The kids have got access to lots of free water and wi-fi. There are cops all over the streets. And the vibe is almost universally pleasant. But there have been bad omens: City commissioner M ... More >>
We knew that something good would have to come from the public relations debacle that Chick-fil-A is in the midst of. And we were right!Thankfully there are comedians that rock our world and shed light (and some much-needed humor) on whether to boycott or support a fast food restaurant that gives mo ... More >>
See also "Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Tour With Miami Show on July 24." Nicki Minaj rolls deep, traveling with so many alternate personalities that a PET scan of her head must look like the Predator's family Christmas card. When she beez in the James L. Knight Center on July 24, expe ... More >>
Photo by Victor GonzalezJoe Turino working on his Joe Flanigan costume.Every year, the city of London, Kentucky pays tribute to the king of processed chicken, Colonel Sanders, in September with a look-alike contest. In Key West, tourists celebrate Hemingway Days, where look-alikes compete in Key ... More >>
Van Morrison kept personal interactions to a minimum at Hard Rock Live WednesdayVan MorrisonHard Rock Live, Hollywood Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Preceded by a reputation as one of contemporary music's most distinctive voices - as well as one of its most curmudgeonly characters -- Van Morrison's first ... More >>
Chef Luis PadillaLuis Padilla, the executive chef behind The Grill on the Alley in Aventura, was once sous chef at Bruschetta & Co., before honing his culinary expertise at various South Florida eateries, most notably Mark's Las Olas and Seasons 52. But Padilla remembers the day when h ... More >>
What is fast food to a redneck? Hitting a dear at 65 mph.I like White Castle but White Castle doesn't like me. ~Craig Hopson, chef at Le Cirque, N.Y.C.After watching sales falling off for three straight months at Kentucky Fried Chicken, the Colonel calls up the Pope and asks for a favor.The Pope say ... More >>
Yee-haw! Head on down to Ribfest, yhear?
The first gallery stroll of the year!
A founder of the Miami Sound buzzes back into town