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    April 24, 2014

    Miami's Inaugural LitCrawl Happens Friday

    Pub crawls have become somewhat of a thing in the Magic City, and now annual poetry festival O, Miami introduces this city's first LitCrawl. San Francisco spawned the first LitCrawl in 2006 by adding literary events to an evening of bar-hopping. Soon, other cities, including London, New York, Chic ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Vegan Eats, Extraordinary Art at F.E.A.S.T. Dinner Sunday

    There are exciting innovations happening all over Miami these days, from outstanding art to ethical eats. And this weekend's first installment of F.E.A.S.T. (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is putting two genres together for an evening of cruelty-free cuisine and local art aid. For ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Goblin on Scoring Horror Movies: "You Have to Be Scared to Scare Other People"

    Goblin are out for blood. They're gonna gut you, and string your entrails from the rafters. Guts will explode, heads will crack, leg bones will snap under the weight of their monstrous sound. They started in Italy in 1975, scored some of the scariest horror movies of all time, and have never been ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Rum Renaissance Festival: Judging 19 Rums in Less Than an Hour

    It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it, I suppose. Each year, in addition to tastings, seminars, and general rum-infused revelry, the Miami Rum Renaissance festival hands out awards for the world's best rums in several categories. The awards will be announced Friday in a gala presentation wh ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Ultra on Defeating Miami Ban: "We Are Pleased... We Are Optimistic About the Future"

    The Ultra ban has failed. After delaying the issue at its April 10 meeting, the Miami City Commission finally discussed, considered, and voted on the future of the EDM fest. The result was 4-1 in favor of Ultra returning to Miami and Bayfront Park for 2015. See also: In Defense of Ultra Music Fes ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Slow Food Miami Snail of Approval Tasting Party: Clean Bites on the Beach

    On a recent weekend trip to Grand Cayman, I was pleasantly surprised to notice how many restaurants participate in the slow food movement. Even on an island that's not known for its lush, rainforest environment, farmers are successfully growing everything from eggplant to guava. During the island's ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Best of the Best 2014 Lineup: Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Tarrus Riley, 17 Others

    "Don't leave your flags at home!" That's an important tip from the Best of the Best folks. 'Cause this year's Memorial Day Weekend concert in Miami is a "100% Caribbean show," just like the last few editions, swapping the Ricky Rozays and DJ Khaleds for steady shots of straight reggae, dancehall, ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and Miami Cocktail Week: Win VIP Tickets UPDATED

    Hold on to your liver, matey. The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival returns to the DoubleTree Hotel Miami Airport Convention Center April 25 to 27. (Friday, April 25, is open to trade only.) Over the years, the festival has grown from a poolside fete to a multiday event that features mixology competi ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Craft Brewery-Killing Bill Advances In Senate

    In 47 states, beer drinkers can happily purchase and imbibe from 64-ounce growlers, the glass jugs commonly sold at smaller or craft breweries. In Florida, Prohibition-era laws have kept the size illegal, prompting a years-long effort by Sunshine State craft brewers and supporters to join the rest o ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Win Free Tickets for Goblin at Grand Central Miami

    It is believed a certain, as-yet-undiscovered infrasonic frequency just might exist that would cause humans to lose control of their bowels due to resonance. To date, though, the most effective tuneage for making a music fan crap his or her pants (usually with musical astonishment and primal fear) ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    O, Miami's Lunch Poems: Tasty Tweets for Your Midday Meal

    They say hunger gives an artist inspiration. That could be the reason Miami's restaurateurs and writers have been sharing Lunch Poems. Lunch Poems -- sponsored by the Arts & Business Council and O, Miami -- is Miami's largest crowdsourced poetry project. And you're invited to join in the fun. The ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Hidden Parks

    It's Earth Day, which at the very least means you should figure out some time to be outside and be one with nature today. Miami, of course, is the only major city sandwiched between two national parks (Everglades to the west, Biscayne to the east), but there's plenty of green space in between -- som ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Miami Officially in Running to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

    Miami may be the site of the first part of Hillary Clinton's coronation ...or as it's officially known, the 2016 Democratic National Convention. After local leaders officially let the DNC know that they would be interested in hosting the shindig, the DNC selected Miami as one of 15 cities that it ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Here's What Miami's New Downtown Train Station Might Look Like

    If All Aboard Florida gets its way, Miamians will be able to hop on a train downtown as soon as next year and disembark in Orlando three hours later. The company, which owns a freight line that runs along Florida's east coast, is banking on a $1.5 billion federal loan to build a new set of tracks fo ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    MC Kitchen Is Miami's Power Lunch Hub

    Mad Men has returned for the first part of its last season, and if you've been watching, you know that a great amount of wheeling and dealing takes place in restaurants. That's not just fiction. Many business transactions take place in the restaurants of major cities, with the idea being that peopl ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Sweatstock 2014 and Record Store Day in Miami

    Sweatstock 2014 Sweat Records and Churchill's Pub, Miami Saturday, April 19, 2014 Once again, Sweatstock showed Miami how to truly celebrate Record Store Day -- with free ice cream, good people, and great bands. Oh yeah, and tons of records. For its fifth annual anniversary party and RSD blowout, ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Miami Ranked the Third Least Funny City in America

    Do you think this is some sort of joke? Miami is apparently in the midst of a comedy crisis, according to a new study that attempts to rank each of America's 50 largest metro areas by how funny they are. Miami came in 48th out of 50.

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    April 18, 2014

    Yard House Is the Perfect Bar for Vegans

    Just because you don't eat animal products anymore doesn't necessarily mean you want to forego the bar scene. After all, where else are you going to meet the Jay-Z to your Beyoncé? But hanging at bars is tough should you get the shakes and need to grub on something other than cocktail olives. Luck ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

    Congratulations, you made it through all the deadlines, meetings, and endless phone calls of the week! As a reward for being such a dedicated worker, you deserve to spend the two days jamming to some sweet tunes, buying vinyl, and getting blasted. The best part of it all, you won't need more that 1 ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Miami's Space Tapes Record Label Launches: "We Want Different, Cool, Creative"

    Miami's newest record label, Space Tapes, is set to launch. Founded by three of the creative minds -- David Sinopoli, Jason Odio, and N.E.R.D.'s Shay Haley -- behind many of the Miami music scene's most interesting recent goings-on, Space Tapes seeks to help build a better infrastructure for the 3 ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014
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    April 17, 2014

    Miami's 4/20 Party Guide

    Roll a blunt, light it up, take a puff, and pass it down. It's 4/20, man. And in honor of the national weed holiday, we here at Crossfade have provided you with the best places to go and smoke a fat one, jam with THC-drenched bands, and laugh at your own two hands. Just check out Miami's six be ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Four Seasons' 1,700-Pound Chocolate Easter Wonderland

    Ever wonder what nearly 2,000 pounds of chocolate looks like? Well, it's pretty much like you would imagine: a land of giant colorful eggs and sweet toadstools. At least that's how Four Seasons Hotel Miami's pastry chef Keith Wallace envisions it. See also: Easter Brunch in Miami

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    April 16, 2014

    Mogwai Talks Rave Tapes, Post-Rock, and Running "Very Much a Democracy"

    It took long enough, but Mogwai will finally be playing a gig in Miami. The post-rock band from Glasgow, Scotland, has been around for nearly 20 years, but as its first visit to our town proves, there are still many firsts for the quintet to experience. Speaking via phone from his home, guitarist ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Miami Record Store Days, "a Tribute to the Whole Era," From 1975 to 2000

    Like the polar ice caps, the rainforests, and the Yangtze finless porpoise, the record store remains in peril. However, there is hope. Over the last seven years, Record Store Day has become an increasingly visible global phenomenon, encouraging fans, artists, and proprietors to unite and breathe l ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Seed Food & Wine Festival: First Large-Scale Vegan Event in Miami and Only One in Florida

    Vegans don't get much love in this pork belly town, but that is about to change with the introduction of an annual event that celebrates plant-based cuisine. The Seed Food & Wine Festival (SFWF) will do for vegans, vegetarians, and the "veggie-curious," what the South Beach Wine & Food Festival doe ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Miami Rents Are Wildly Unaffordable for Average Residents

    The old rule of thumb is that you shouldn't pay more than 30 percent of your income on rent and utilities, but in Miami that's becoming a near-impossible guideline to stick to. A new Zillow analysis shows that the median rent (not including utilities) in Miami is equal to about 43 percent of the med ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Win Free Tickets for James Murphy's DJ Set at Bardot Miami

    Is nightclubbing awesome? Or awful? As former LCD Soundsystem frontman and DFA Records founder James Murphy once quipped: "It depends on your idea of fun. Champagne, music -- it could be a nightmare." But when Mr. Murphy's handling the disc-jockeying, any trip to the club is just dreamy. Even if t ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Redbar Relaunch: Sexy Cocktails, Vintage Vibe; Free Drinks Tonight

    Redbar, the mixed-use cocktail lounge, gallery space in Brickell, is celebrating a relaunch. The bar, henceforth known as Redbar Drink Company, has gotten a retro facelift. Decked out in a New-Orleans-meets-Chicago-speakeasy style, the space features vintage furnishings with rich sepia and burgundy ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Space Miami's 14th Anniversary Lineup: Erick Morillo, Louis Puig, Jesse Perez, Seven Others

    In this city of sun, sand, and fast money, the average life expectancy of most megaclubs is, like, a year, two months, and 56 seconds. So Space Miami reaching its 14th anniversary is about as close to nightlife immortality as it gets in the 305. And quite appropriately, the legendary downtown club ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Downtown Biscayne to Become Grand Promenade With Fewer Lanes and Parking... Someday

    The meat of downtown Miami is separated from the waterfront parks and attractions by an eight-lane highway complete with median surface parking. It works, but it's not exactly the most aesthetically pleasing setup. Well, the Downtown Development Authority has finally picked a plan to redevelop a str ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Would Suspended Coffee Work in Miami?

    On a recent trip to Dublin, I saw it on a coffeehouses's menu board. Along with lattes, mochas, and teas, there was "suspended coffee." Thinking it was a new way of brewing, I asked. Suspended coffee is neither a method nor a flavor. It is a movement. Basically, you order a suspended coffee as you ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Sweatstock 2014: "Old Friends, New Bands, an Awesome Time"

    When the average 21st-century music fan wakes up in the morning, he or she often turns on the smartphone and taps away into the digital life that we all now share, like, 18 hours a day. Free download after free download glides past our eyes as we swipe at touch screens, and enunciate for Siri, plugg ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Veritage Miami Interactive Dinner: Guests Cooked With Miami's Top Chefs (Photos)

    Anyone who is even remotely into food should also be into cooking classes. Unless, you work in a kitchen yourself, chances are you could always use a few tips and pointers. This past Friday night, Veritage Miami's Interactive Dinner at the InterContinental Miami brought together local culinary ent ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Dead Milkmen - Grand Central, Miami

    Dead Milkmen With Humbert and Sandratz Grand Central, Miami Friday, April 11, 2014 While it can be difficult to watch certain punk outfits age (and settle into the awkward complacency that has plagued so many legendary bands in recent years), the brand of punk peddled by Philadelphia's Dead Milkmen ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Miami's Five Best Record Stores

    There was a time when the cynics believed that record stores were doomed to go the way of Blockbuster video rental joints: abandoned and forgotten by the masses who once flocked to their doors. But the resurging popularity of vinyl has created a new niche market in which local music shops can thri ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Win Free Tickets for The Sounds at Grand Central Miami

    Oh, free tickets ... As The Sounds' Maja Ivarsson once sang: "I think about you all the time." In about 48 hours, that Swedish songstress and her pals will saunter into downtown Miami's Grand Central for an evening of shimmering New Wave pop. So we here at Crossfade, along with our buds at GC and ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

    Yeah, being broke sucks, but that's no excuse for you to spend Friday night eating Doritos and watching reruns of The Golden Girls from your sofa all weekend long. You live in Miami. That means that you don't need wads of cash to party like an animal. All you need is 10 bucks. Check out the ten be ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Grilled Cheese, Swanky Wines, and Frita Friday

    Friday is here and, as always, there's a lot of good stuff going on this weekend. For starters, how about a loaf of warm, freshly baked bread to start your day? Or maybe you'd rather top off your Friday with a few fritas and cocktails with friends at a kick-ass happy hour? If you prefer to go sw ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Ultra Ban: Fest Declares "Short-Term Victory" in Fight With Miami City Commission

    Ultra is safe ... For now. During yesterday's Miami City Commission meeting, Mayor Tomás Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff backed off on their most recent blitz to ban the EDM Festival from Miami. At about 12:45 p.m., the mayor and commissioner announced a surprise withdrawal of their resolu ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Third Annual Ommegang HopChef Competition at the Biltmore April 28

    Brewery Ommegang is busting out with its third annual HopChef Competition at the BIltmore Hotel on April 28, pitting several Miami chefs against each other to see who can make the best beer and food pairing. Eight prominent Miami chefs are currently in the process of developing their dishes for th ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Miami Ranked One of the Least Sprawled Metros in America

    While you wouldn't know it from rush hour traffic on the Palmetto and Dolphin Expressways, Miami is apparently one of the least sprawled out metro areas in America. According to a new study by Smart Growth America and the Metropolitan Research Center, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall is the eighth most com ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Florida Bill May Put Stop to Spam Texts: No More "Junk Car" Texts

    Remember a few years ago when it seemed everyone in Miami was getting spammed text messages by someone promising to buy their "junk car?" Yeah, well the Florida Senate is looking at a way to make it easier for Floridians to get out of receiving spam by adding text messages to the "Do Not Call" regis ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll: Music, Bars and Clubs

    Grab that little red joystick, gamers. It's time to work out those nimble wrists, trigger finger, and button thumb by casting at least ten votes in New Times' Best of Miami 2014: Game On! readers' poll. Sadly, the days of "Best Arcade" are long gone. But we here at Crossfade are particularly curio ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Gay Clubs

    It's not easy being so fabulous. Unless you live in Miami. With a sunny, sandy mecca like South Beach, our city's long been a home (and fave vacation spot) for proud, partyin' members of the international gay community. But SoBe isn't the only neighborhood that flies the rainbow flag. From the Upp ... More >>

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