It's Friday and come 5 p.m., you'll want to run out of the office as if you were escaping the zombie apocalypse.
You rush home with the intention to get ready for one of the last parties of WMC, but then realize that you blew all your money on all the other parties at the Clevelander, Shelborne, an ... More >>
In the 1970s, Miami's TK Productions sold hundreds of millions of records around the world. Yes, hundreds of millions of records around the world.
They were all cut in a tiny eight-track studio in Hialeah by a close-knit team of musicians and songwriters. The family worked together on each oth ... More >>
Remember the good ol' days when the Florida Marlins played at Sun Life and the blinding sight of tens of thousands of empty orange seats mocked the athletes toiling inside the echoing, empty stadium?It was throwback day in Miami Gardens on Saturday, as Canes fans -- still burned by a horrific beatdo ... More >>
Miami can trace its royal bass lineage all the way back to '80s booty clappers like Maggotron and the 2 Live Crew, if not earlier.
Does the '70s disco-funk groovage of Miamians KC and the Sunshine Band count as booty bass music? They did pen the 1976 hit "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty".
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Hundreds of people hungry for good food and music filled the pews of the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church on Saturday afternoon for the second annual Gospel Brunch, organized by Overtown Music Project.As Bishop Margaret Reynolds (who, by the way, is a former backup singer for KC and the Sunshine Band) w ... More >>
On Saturday, musicians and community leaders will gather to celebrate one of Miami's oldest and most historic communities, Overtown. It was once known as the "Harlem of the South," a community filled with artists, writers, and musicians. There were many music clubs and ornate churches filled with so ... More >>
James Brown: Miami booty shaker of his generationIf you think the hits of Gloria Estefan, 2 Live Crew, and Pitbull are Miami's sole musical contributions to the world, then you've got another thing coming.
Over the years, the 305 has been a veritable bastion of the international recording indus ... More >>
Overtown once rocked with the sounds and soul of musicians such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie.
A hotbed of music and culture, Overtown's heyday has passed, but not entirely. This neighborhood just northwest of downtown Miami is being revitalized, with help from Amy Rosenberg ... More >>
"I'm not Rush Limbaugh!"Between 1974 and '78, America's youth got hooked on a truly putrid form of faddish dance music called disco.
The shirts were sickeningly shiny. The pants were excruciatingly tight. And Miami's own KC (born Harry Wayne Casey), along with his Sunshine Band, provided the s ... More >>
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Sun Life Stadium
September 3, 2011
Better Than: Being president of Haiti. Or at least, that's what Wyclef tells himself.
The last Super Saturday concert I went to after a Florida Marlins game at Sun Life Stadium, the lead singer of KC and The Sunshine Band pul ... More >>
Maybe you haven't heard his obscene lyrics or witnessed his outlandish shows. But trust us, you love Blowfly.
He's the filthy soul uncle of Miami. And appropriately, Clarence "Blowfly" Reid is 69 years old. Dressed to impress in a crazy superhero Lucha Libre getup, he's not only a local hero. He's ... More >>
Bobby Stringer, who captivated the crowd. This weekend,, dozens gathered in the 115-year-old Greater Bethel AME Church to witness the talents of locally born and raised gospel musicians.Amy Rosenberg of the Overtown Music Project, organized this beautiful event to support a jazz and blues resi ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanKC wasn't really shaking any booty, but he had a few girls on stage doing the job.It's no secret that different types of crowds are attracted to particular events offered during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Those who love schwag and want to drink their ticket pric ... More >>
Ahhh La Ciudad Que Progresa. It's not uncommon to hear jokes at its expense, like the classic rhyme, "Hialeah, agua, fango y factoria," (water, mud and factories). Sure, motorists tend to end up more lost in Hialeah than Helen Keller without a seeing eye dog. After all, it's like, "WTF, street? A ... More >>
Richard Finch in custody.Busted in Licking County, Ohio, Richard Finch, co-founder of KC and the Sunshine Band, is being held on a $250,000 bond after his arrest Tuesday on a charge of "gross sexual imposition."In other words, the way he likes it is with underage boys. Finch acknowledged inapprop ... More >>
What would the world be like if Ozzy had never put that "vocalist seeks band" flyer in the record store, which caused soon to be guitar-god Tony Iommi to call him up? Ozzy joined Earth, which later became Black Sabbath, and the rest is Heavy Metal history. Do you feel me? I am talking about fate a ... More >>
In this video, CNN's Larry King interviews James Brown and they talk about Henry Stone, the man who made Miami a global musical force. Stone was the first person to sign James Brown, and among the first people to record Ray Charles. As a major distributor of black music in Miami, starting in the '5 ... More >>
Rush- er, KC- valiantly burps down a heart attack during his July 4 concert at Landshark Stadium
Since 2007, the Marlins have held their "Super Saturday" free concerts after Saturday night home games in a ploy to get people to attend games even if not for the baseball. The concerts sometimes s ... More >>