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    October 6, 2014

    Mansion's Cocktails & Dreams Bar: A Sneak Peek at Five $18 Megaclub Concoctions

    Mansion just launched its new Cocktails & Dreams bar. And sure, hand-crafted cocktails aren't what the South Beach megaclub built its reputation on. But the Opium Group establishment is willing to bet the VIPs are gonna appreciate the attention to detail and use of fresh, local ingredients. Here's ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Cooper Avenue Opens Today In South Beach (Photos)

    Amir Ben-Zion's long-awaited eatery, Cooper Avenue, finally opens today. What started as Gigi Village has now morphed into a new concept that features New American cuisine -- contemporary dishes with a few twists.Last night, we were invited to the friends and family preview, which allowed us to scop ... More >>

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    March 24, 2012

    Video: Neon Indian at Ultra Music Festival 2012

    ​The collective celebration of electronic dance music (otherwise known as Ultra Music Festival) finally kicked off yesterday at Bayfront Park. And a few hiccups aside, everything seemed to go smoothly. We had gotten so used to the layout at Bicentennial Park that first thing we did was survey the ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Uffie at the Standard Miami Beach, March 9

    Photo by Jose D. DuranUffie​UffieWednesday, March 9, 2011The Standard, Miami BeachBetter Than: Not sure it was "better than" anything. Definitely reminded me of being on some kind of bender.The Parisian-by-the-way-of-South-Florida singer Uffie really came out of nowhere in 2006, having lucked out ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Dispatches From South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2011

    Photo by Jose D. DuranIce sculptors at SoBe Wine & Food Festival's Let Them Eat Cake event. ​It's over. The gluttonous celebration of food known as South Beach Wine & Food Festival is now in the books. History books? Maybe. Cookbooks? Absolutely.Yep, the festival celebrated its 10th annive ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    August 13, 2010

    The Daily Creative Food Co. Now Serves Dinner

    Photo by Jose D. DuranThe Daily's meat loaf with mashed potatoes and spinach.​The other day, we walked into the Daily around 5:30 p.m. to grab a sandwich to go before closing time and were instantly assaulted by signs announcing that the Omni-area eatery was now serving dinner Monday through Satur ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    Todd James, Reas International, Gives Bar a Makeover

    Photo by Jose D. DuranAin't she pretty?​Last night, Crossfade stopped by Bar (28 NE 14th Street, Miami) to check out its new look it debuted in time for Winter Music Conference. Gone is the black-and-white decor by local artist Alvaro Ilizarbe, AKA Freegums, replaced by the work of Todd James. The ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    New Times on Plum TV (Shameless Self-Promotion)

    When Plum TV execs asked us to appear on their new show, Juice, I asked the producer if she was sure. See, Plum is a classy affair, and we aren't 944 (not that we'd want to be that hot mess of a magazine) or Ocean Drive; we write about stripper murders and mixed martial arts being super gay. Th ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    How Low Can You Go DJ Laz?

    Seriously DJ Laz, are you that hard up for cash that you're resorting to doing awful local commercials for personal injury lawyers based on popular courtroom shows and Jerry Springer? There is a reason radio personalities go into the unseen medium. "Pimp with the Limp," stay off my TV screen and in ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Year in Review: Year in Concert Photos 2008

    Logan FazioSouth Floridians tend to complain that they are often overlooked by music tours, but 2008 was definitely a busy and surprising year for the area's live music scene. Radiohead kicked off their world tour at Cruzan, while Madonna ended the U.S.-leg of Sticky & Sweet tour at Dolphin Stad ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    Video: Casual Sax's "Whorer Core"

    About a year ago, local DJ Induce and his West Coast buddy Sven Barth, under the name Casual Sax, made a funny little song called "Baby, I'm Black," which was an ode to being blessed in the genital region. Well after Perez Hilton posted it up on his site it became part of viral video history thanks ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Year in Review: Top Blog Posts of 2008

    With 2008 coming to a close, we are taking the time to look back at the crazy blog fodder the Magic City provided us with. Everything from Dolphins Cheerleaders to "hairy" e-mails struck a chord with readers. So let's look at the top blog posts that were unknowingly picked by you, our readers, in te ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Year in Review: Best Covers of 2008

    Masochistic Jesus Christ, fetish performers, Curious George, Perez Hilton and a carefully disguised Che Guevara. What do they all have in common? They all graced the New Times' cover this year. Click here to view the Best Covers of 2008 as chosen by us, the New Times staff.-- Jose D. Duran

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    December 29, 2008

    Year in Review: Year in Club Photos 2008

    Johnny LouisCheck it! 2008 was a busy year for clubland. We saw the departures of Pawn Shop Lounge, Studio A, Circa 28 and Suite, while we welcomed new venues like The Vagabond, Louis, Aero Bar, Bella Rose and Heathrow Lounge. And to our surprise, there was plenty of action beyond Winter Music Confe ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Tonight: Spam All-Stars at Mansion, Common at Louis

    'Tis the season, ya'll! And the Opium Group wants you to open your wallets, er, for charity of course! It goes without saying, we are all hurting a bit financially this season, but there still are a lot people worse off than you. So if aren't aware already of all the toy drives going on this weekend ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Ultra Music Festival Tickets Now on Sale, Bloc Party Appearance Confirmed

    The economy hitting you hard? Well, you might want to purchase your tickets to Ultra Music Festival now. The event, which is being held March 27 and 28 at Bicentennial Park, already has early bird two-day passes on sale for $99.95 and VIP passes for $350. The tickets went on sale last Saturday and w ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    Chromeo Bringing Their Fancy Footwork to Heathrow October 31

    It's Chrome-o-o-o-o-oh! Oh Chromeo. We remember seeing you play at Circa 28 during Winter Music Conference 2007. Back then, you had released your debut album She's In Control, which was filled with syrupy synthetic beats and Prince-like melodies -- in other words, it was sex on a platter served via ... More >>

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    October 17, 2008

    Reminder: New Times Iron Fork at Miami Science Museum -- Take Two

    So Ike never came but still managed to rain on our parade forcing us to push back our Iron Fork event. Finally, with no hurricane in sight, Iron Fork comes to the Miami Science Museum October 30. Five chefs will be competing for the title including Mark Liderman of Forte Di Asprinio, Courtney Burks ... More >>

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    October 14, 2008

    Ultra Music Festival Tickets Go On Sale This Month

    Ugh, we can't believe it's coming already. Our bodies were just starting to recover from the havoc known as Winter Music Conference. But lo and behold! Ultra Music Festival organizers have announced via a newly redesigned Web site that UMF tickets go on sale this month. For how much? We aren't sure ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008

    Modernage's Music Video for "7/9/12"

    Local indie rock band Modernage has just released a new music video for their new song "7/9/12" off of their soon-to-be-released EP Sirhan Sirhan. The song is classic Modernage punched up with an electronic beat. It reminds us a bit of The Postal Service, which is not a bad thing in our book. It's ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008

    Of Montreal Coming to Revolution December 6

    Time to have bizarre celebrations, because Athens, Georgia, band Of Montreal is returning to South Florida December 6. The psychedelic indie rock outfit will be gracing the stage at Revolution (200 W Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale) as part of thier tour in support of their ninth album Skeletal L ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008

    Ike Wins, Iron Fork Postponed

    For everyone looking forward to the New Times' Iron Fork event next week at the Miami Science Museum, it pains us to say that it has been postponed to October 30. Yes, we played a game of chicken with Hurricane Ike and we lost. But no worries, hold on to your ticket because it will still be honored ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008

    Miami Spice Review: Soyka

    Jose D. Duran Soyka's grilled petit filet mignon au jus. I must admit that I've gone to Soyka countless times before, never considering it too expensive that a Miami Spice prix fixe menu is needed. But my friends decided to have dinner there Wednesday night and I took it as a perfect opportunity to ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008

    Around the Voice - McCarren Pool, Guitar Hero and the Democratic National Convention

    Rebecca Smeyne The Village Voice documents the last party at the infamous McCarren Pool with Yo La Tengo. Houston Press' Rocks Off blogger Chris Gray loses his Guitar Hero cherry. SF Weekly does its best to capture the odd fashion choices at Outside Lands. Warning: it ain't pretty. Check out the ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008

    New Track from Lazaro Casanova

    There is no denying our love for Miami's own Lazaro Casanova, so when he posted up a new track via his MySpace yesterday we were sort of excited to say the least. His first release "Venganza" was a dancefloor thriller that had us shaking the moment we heard it, and his newest track "Klöver" is ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Senator Mel Martinez Appears on The Daily Show, Says He Supports McCain (Shocker)

    It seems everyone makes an appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, which The New York Times says is more influential than ever, in order to score some cool points with the Gen X and Y set. John Stewart sits down with Florida Senator Mel Martinez and mild mannerly asks him about communist Cub ... More >>

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    August 19, 2008

    Fay a Mild Annoyance on Monday Night

    Jose D. Duran A soaked Monday night along North Miami Avenue. As the outer bands of Tropical Storm Fay went over South Florida, local stations were having a field day. It had been some time since the area was threaten by storm. WSVN reporter Rene Marsh stood along the shore of some unnamed beach is ... More >>

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    August 15, 2008

    Photos: Craze and Dave Nada at Money Shot

    Justin Namon Asses were shakin' as local turnable master Craze and Baltimore DJ Dave Nada put The Vagabond's bass to the test. Thursday night party Money Shot brought the duo's Borrachos Locos tour to the Downtown Miami venue, along with resident DJs Contra, Mike Deuce and DS. Click here to see the ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008

    Photos: YO! BBQ Pool Party at PS14

    Justin Namon In order to beat the heat, PS14's Wednesday night party YO! BBQ had a pool party -- er, except there is one problem, PS14 doesn't have a pool. That's why kiddie pools were brought in and downtown night crawlers were encouraged to come in swimwear. Check out the flesh-heavy slideshow of ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008

    Photos: Scottie B at Exposure

    Justin Namon Gutter sounds invade White Room's Monday night party Exposure when Baltimore DJ Scottie B. The downtown Miami party has been going against the Monday-night-parties-don't-work odds by booking solid national DJs, giving us a great excuse to go hungover to work on Tuesdays. Click here to ... More >>

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    August 8, 2008

    Video: Immortal Technique at Rock the Bells 2008

    In our final Rock the Bells video, videographer Jacob Katel sits down with Peruvian by the way of New York MC Immortal Technique to set the record straight on women, socialism and respect. - Jose D. Duran

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    August 8, 2008

    Around the Voice - Dancehall Violence, Billy Bob Thornton and The Art of Screaming

    Ivon David Rojas With so many good music stories being produce every week, we here at the New Times wanted to clue you in on stories and blog posts done by the other Village Voice Media publications. Check it out what is happening Around the Voice: Village Voice's article "How Jamaica's Volatile D ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008

    Video: Dead Prez at Rock the Bells 2008

    So in continuation with yesterday's post, today we bring you our sit down with Tallahassee duo Dead Prez. They chat to videographer Jacob Katel about "the white man," Al Sharpton and throw a rhyme or two our way. Check it out! - Jose D. Duran

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    August 5, 2008

    Video: B.o.B. and Playboy Tre' at Rock the Bells 2008

    Rock the Bells came and went, but we still have plenty of extra goodies to share with you, including some sit-down discussions with some of the performers that videographer Jacob Katel was able to document. In the first video, New Times catches up with Georgia MCs B.o.B. and Playboy Tre' right afte ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008

    REMINDER: Rock The Bells 2008 Ticket Giveaway

    Contest closes tomorrow! Sign up now. With Rock The Bells only a few weeks away happening Saturday, we here at the New Times are feeling a bit generous. We are giving away a pair (read 'em, two) of tickets to the show at Bicentennial Park, Saturday, August 2. Scheduled to perform are A Tribe Called ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    Monday: DJ Blaqstarr at White Room

    If you haven't been to White Room's Monday night party Exposure, I don't blame you -- you are probably thinking why party at the beginning of the week when so much happens on the weekends. Well, sorry to tell you that plenty of action happens during the week, and Exposure makes sure the weeknights a ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008

    StreetWorks - Commercial Graffiti

    Jose D. Duran This mural is brought to you by the Ford Motor Co. So as some of you pointed out last week, the mural I photographed on NE 14th Street was nothing more than a paid advertisement by the Ford Motor Co. I revisited the mural today and you were right. Can't say I'm surprised. (Cue savvy P ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008

    Cheap Eats: Out of the Blue Cafe

    Jose D. Duran The Midtown Steak Sandwich at Out of the Blue Cafe. Where: 2426 NE 2nd Ave., Miami 305-573-3800 What $15 Gets You: A sandwich, panini or salad with a drink. Located on the fringes of Wynwood, Out of the Blue Cafe feels oddly out of place among the Latin cafeterias and warehouses. Wh ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008

    Monsters of Miami: Current's Take On Miami's Homeless Sex Offenders

    Al Gore-owned Current TV produced a video on the sex offenders who were told to live under the Julia Tuttle Causeway because there was no place in Miami-Dade County that they could legally live at without breaking the law. Former staff writer Isaiah Thompson, who did a series of stories on the homel ... More >>

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    July 2, 2008

    StreetWorks - Uncompleted Mural

    Jose D. Duran On my way to White Room Monday night, I spotted a man painting a mural along the corner of NE 14th Street and 1st Avenue. It is basically at the entrance of Overtown, right along the corridor were you can find PS14, Vagabond, Ice Palace and the recently boarded up Karu & Y. It wasn't ... More >>

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    June 25, 2008

    StreetWorks - Sun-Bleached Mural

    Jose D. Duran When it seems like I've exhausted all of Wynwood, I stumble upon this mural along NW 6th Avenue. I slammed on my brakes and sat in my car for a minute thinking, "How the hell could I have missed this?" It was enormous, wrapping around a property that took up the entire block.

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    June 23, 2008

    Vlog - More March on the Mayors

    While mayors from all over the United States gathered inside the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami, hundreds gathered outside to give a voice to those activists say government officials ignore. Videographer Jacob Katel captures the people who marched through the streets over the weekend askin ... More >>

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    June 4, 2008

    StreetWorks - Mural at the Margulies Collection

    Jose D. Duran Mural on the side the Margulies Collection at NW 6th Avenue. So when I woke up last week to find a subject to feature, this was originally what I had in mind. The mural, on the side of the warehouse that holds the Margulies Collection, is located on NW 6th Avenue between NW 27th and 2 ... More >>

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    May 28, 2008

    StreetWorks - Sidewalk Art

    Jose D. Duran Sidewalk on the corner of NW 28th Street and NW 6th Avenue. Waking up early this morning to realize I had nothing for this week's StreetWorks meant I had to drag myself out of bed to find something to talk about. I hopped into my car and drove, once again, in the general direction of ... More >>

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    May 21, 2008

    StreetWorks - Miami Design District

    While by no means is this in any shape or form graffiti, this mural easily is one of the most identifiable symbols of Miami's Design District. It has been there for what seems like forever, draped across the posterior of the building which is occupied by retail spaces selling expensive wares. I'm ce ... More >>

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    May 14, 2008

    StreetWorks - Final Wynwood Mural

    Jose D. Duran I promise this is the final Wynwood mural in the series I've been doing lately. Who could blame me though? The entire area surrounding NW 2nd Avenue and NW 23 Street is covered in murals. This is one I actually saw getting painted a few months ago during Art Basel. It reminds me of th ... More >>

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    May 7, 2008

    StreetWorks - Wynwood Mural

    Jose D. Duran Last week, when I stumbled upon all the quirky art on the utility poles, I also came across a mural done by artist Mariano Molina back in November. Actually, I was told that right before Art Basel comes into town, artists go around the area asking tenants if they can paint the exterio ... More >>

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    May 2, 2008

    Weekly News Roundup - Foreclosure Bill Approved

    Foreclosure Fraud Bill OK'd - The state Legislature approved a bill to protect homeowners going into foreclosure from being scammed by so-called "foreclosure rescue services." Renters Grasp At Opportunities In Risky Market - With the current state of the housing market, the market has tipped in ren ... More >>

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    April 30, 2008

    StreetWorks - Graffiti on Utility Poles

    Jose D. Duran Graffiti on the ultility pole at the corner of NW 23rd Street and NW 2nd Avenue. Just east of Edgewater - that's the real name of the newly christened "Midtown" area - and Downtown Miami lies the creative ghetto better known as Wynwood. Between wholesale clothing operations and mechan ... More >>

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