Mary Elizabeth Hotel

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Overtown Music & Arts Festival: "This Big Annual Event Will Expand Like Calle Ocho"

    Among the great American capitals of black culture, the Magic City has always been a beacon of music, art, and hope. But you wouldn't necessarily know it by consulting most of the supposed scholars on the subject. They'll talk for hours about Chicago blues, New Orleans jazz, the Harlem Renaissance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Ten Great Moments in Black Miami's Music History

    The Miami Times is one of America's oldest continually running black newspapers, and the largest one in the Southeast. In 2011 they were recognized by the Black Press of America as the best newspaper in the country. Since 1923 they've been the essential documenter of life in black Miami. Their back ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Overtown Music Project's Gospel Brunch: A Short Video Documentary

    Back in the days of the Sir John Knight Beat, the Harlem Square, Rockland Palace, Birdland Fiesta, Mary Elizabeth Hotel, Cafe Society, Red Tap, and many more, the streets of Overtown were filled with music spilling out of the many clubs, bars, and restaurants that lined its streets. For now, those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Overtown Music Project's Eight Sounds of Overtown

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 25, 2002

    O-Town Art

    The Lyric Theater throws a birthday party for Miami with art as a present

  • News

    July 27, 1995

    Dade's Greatest Hits

    A requiem for some heavyweights that have tussled with the wrecking ball and lost

  • News

    June 26, 1991