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    July 17, 2014

    Florida Couples Anxiously Await Ruling on Gay Marriage Challenge, Plan Gatherings

    Across Florida, same sex couples are anxiously awaiting rulings on three lawsuits challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. But couples are already planning out where to gather when the rulings finally land, which could happen any day. "Melanie and I have been on pins and needles all week ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    Survey: Miami Best Urban Place to Retire, Because Duh

    Miami has changed a whole lot since the days when The Golden Girls was set here, but one thing hasn't changed: it's the best big city to retire in. According to an analysis from financial planning site NerdWallet, Miami took top honors.

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    July 17, 2014
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    July 16, 2014

    Miami Swim Week 2014: Six Best Parties

    It's that time of year again when perfectly chiseled models in sparkling bikinis take over the streets of SoBe. Nope, we're not talkin' a typical day in the Magic City, we're talkin' the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week. Sure, Mercedes-Benz may not be the first name that comes to mind when you thi ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Catwalk Vogue Night: "A Place Where You Can Just Be You"

    You've heard the Madonna song "Vogue." Maybe you've seen the cult documentary Paris Is Burning. But have you witnessed Catwalk at The Garret? It's the only place in Miami where you, the spectator, can just walk in and experience the sensation that is ballroom culture. No matter whether you are gay ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Five Worst Things About Clubbing in Miami

    Welcome to Miami, where anything and everything becomes an excuse to party.

 We 305ers are creatures of the night by nature. There's no denying it. Any day of the week, no matter what time, something is popping off in this beautiful city of ours. That's why people from all over the world come ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Downtown Miami's Last Remaining Waterfront Lot Sold For $100 Million an Acre

    The last undeveloped waterfront lot in downtown Miami just sold for a record-breaking $100 million an acre. Bought by companies controlled by German and Gloria Coto, the son and daughter-in-law of Argentinian grocery magnate Alfredo Coto, the total price was $125 million for the 1.25 acre parcel loc ... More >>

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    July 15, 2014

    UberX and Lyft Could Get Closer to Legal Status With County Commission Vote Today

    For nearly two months, UberX and Lyft have been operating their app-based ride-share services around Miami in direct violation of the county's limo laws. In turn, the county has hit the services with dozens of citations and has even impounded drivers' cars. All of that carnage could end if county Co ... More >>

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    July 15, 2014

    Afro Roots 2014: "Representing African Culture" and Its Offshoots "From Latin Funk to Hip-Hop"

    Without Africa, there'd be no Miami bass. There'd be no rock 'n' roll or hip-hop or jazz or salsa. No Hendrix, Nas, Byrd, or Machito. In fact, almost every modern music genre can be traced back to that great continent across the Atlantic. And that's why, 16 years ago, Jose Elias threw the first Af ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Steam Nightclub Opening in Former Vagabond Miami Space

    Ready for some some summer heat? Well, we're betting that new nightclub Steam Miami is hoping you are. Located in the former Vagabond Miami space, details on the club are a bit scarce. But the owners, who sources say are from Las Vegas, plan to open in "Summer 2014." See also: John Digweed on The ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

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

    Congratulations to you. You've conquered the weekly work madness of back-to-back meetings, cleared out those 672 unread messages in your inbox, and crossed out everything on your to do list. Now, that you've taken care of business, it's time to party! And lucky for you, part of our job is to make s ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Y Diz: "Miami's Scene Is Popping Right Now"

    If you've been to a recent local show in the 305, then chances are you've run into Y Diz. Whether performing or just hanging out in the crowd, he can be seen around Miami's clubs, rocking his signature long hair and viking-like beard. Having worked with artists like Afrobeta, Cornerstoners, and ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Bastille Day: Five French Eateries in Miami for the Non-Elite

    "Let them eat cake." These immortal words supposedly spoken by Marie Antoinette still live on today, but now we can take them literally. On July 14, 1789, inspired by the American revolution, the French people finally rose up against King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, stormed the Bastille, and k ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014
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    July 10, 2014
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    July 10, 2014

    Slap & Tickle Afterhours Takes Over E11even, Miami's Fanciest Strip Club

    Miami's underground house scene has a new home, though it may not be what you'd expect. Imagine sipping cocktails while grooving to a three-hour DJ set on a ritzy rooftop, looking out over the heart of downtown Miami while catching the sunrise on a Sunday morning. Of course, we're talking about Sl ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Embarcadero 41's Peruvian Fusion: Ceviche Samplers and Tiger's Milk Shots

    In 2002, Embarcadero 41 opened its first outpost in the ceviche capital of the world, Peru. Twelve years and 12 restaurants later, the Peruvian fusion eatery has embarked on a transatlantic journey and landed in Miami. It's the brand's first outpost in the states and they couldn't have picked a bett ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Ladies Night: A Weeklong Guide to Free Drinking in Miami

    Gather 'round girls, the drinks are on us. We all know it's not a party without some fine Miami ladies, and the 305 has got plenty of friendly females just looking for some place to dance and get their drink on. That's why so many spots offer free booze to members of the fairer sex on different n ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Community of Floating Mansions May Come to a Miami-Dade Lake

    Most of the land in Miami-Dade is artificially dried out swampland and man-made barrier islands. So it seems like its Dade's destiny to one day be home to the first community of floating mansions in America. According to the Biscayne Times, Dutch Docklands USA has submitted plans to create Amillara ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Jenny Lewis: "I'm Single and Ready to Mingle"

    Jenny Lewis certainly knows a little something about the art of performance. A former child actress born to show business parents, she's been in the spotlight since she was a toddler, first as a child actor and later at the helm of indie-pop sensations Rilo Kiley with then-boyfriend Blake Sennett. ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Thirstie: New App Delivers Booze to Your Door

    Here's the scenario. You're having a little house party and you run out of tequila...or vodka...or beer. You could make a booze run before your friends turn on you like rabid wolverines, or you could order backup supplies on your iPhone with the new Thirstie app. The free app, created by Thirstie C ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Cheap Miami and the Magic of Cassettes: "Fans Feel Part of Something Sacred, Underground"

    Who said cassettes were dead? Definitely not Patrick Garcia and Michelle Grand, founders and owners of Miami-based record label Cheap Miami. "We started Cheap Miami around two years ago in the summer," says Garcia. "I envisioned it as a small project. I was looking to work with bands that I like ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Ikea Bringing Cafecito Truck to Miami: Free Coffee and Furniture Previews

    Ikea Miami's mega 416,000-square-foot quasi-city opens this summer in West Miami-Dade and the store, known for its Swedish meatballs and easy-on-the-wallet furniture with next-to-impossible names like Sniglar and Magnarp, is introducing itself to Miami by handing out...cafecito. We kid you not. The ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Bacon Bash at Nikki Beach: Bask in the Bacon-Wrapped Glory (Photos)

    Imagine the Swine & Wine festival at the Biltmore Hotel, but with less wine and more bikini-clad bodies. This past weekend, Nikki Beach masterfully combined mojitos, bacon, and live DJs to create a uniquely Miami Fourth of July celebration. The pig binge was part of the Annual IndepenDANCE pool and ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    World Cup 2014: Where to Eat, Drink, and Watch the Finals

    World Cup fever is reaching epidemic levels in Miami with only four teams left vying for the crown. Two of those teams are Brazil and Argentina, which has both expatriates and locals amped up for the matches on Tuesday and Wednesday. These games will turn Miami into a festive shit show with diehard ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    After Four Die in Dinner Key Boating Accident, New Details Follow

    More than 48 hours after four people were killed and several others injured in a gruesome boat collision near Dinner Key authorities are still working to determine details of the crash. "Now it's just a matter of putting the pieces of the puzzle together," Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission spok ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Miamians Can't Afford to Buy Condos in Miami

    In news that isn't particularly new but is worth repeating, the Miami Herald reports that most Miamians can't afford to buy units in of all those fancy condos being built at breakneck speed around town. Most buyers are wealthy people from Europe and Latin America who purchase units as investments or ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Could David Beckham Be Taking His Team to Broward?

    Last time Miami got a Major League Soccer team, it actually played in Fort Lauderdale. Could history be repeating itself? The Miami Herald reports David Beckham and his Miami Beckham United partners are set to talk to Broward County commissioners about the possibility of building a stadium there. ... More >>

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    July 4, 2014

    Boteco: Where Brazil Fans Get Turnt Up for the World Cup

    Too bummed to keep watching the World Cup because your team is a pack of chumps save for one bearded messiah? Suck it up, amigo. Practically every match this tournament has been a nail biter, and they're only getting better today with two intraregional matchups sure to bring the ratchet out of every ... More >>

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    July 4, 2014

    Fourth of July 2014: Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 in Miami This Weekend

    Happy Birthday, 'Murica! In honor of 238 years of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," we're gonna exercise our right to party and celebrate the Fourth of July with the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend, from Audio Junkie's three-day Independence Day Bash at Gramps to the Red, ... More >>

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    July 4, 2014

    Audio Junkie's Independence Bash 2014 Lineup and Set Times

    Hark! What's up with that ear-shredding distortion and the scream of a thousand bald eagles? It's America's birthday. And though sexy, expensive pool parties are a thing that could be done in Miami on this glorious Fourth of July ... Well, we here at Crossfade would also suggest Audio Junkie's th ... More >>

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    July 4, 2014

    Daedelus - The Nest, Miami

    Daedelus With Y Diz and Galactic Effect, Telescope Thieves, Lautlos, Tyord, and members of Telekinetic Walrus and the Pride of Ions The Nest, Miami Thursday, July 3, 2014 Good morning, 305ers. It's now officially the Fourth of July, our annual exaltation of everything American. But late last nigh ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    The Ten Worst Things Tourists Do in Miami

    We love our tourists down here in Miami, if only because they keep a large chunk of our economy running. But like anything we love, they sometimes annoy us. As the barrage of summer break tourists pours into South Florida this holiday weekend, let's review the things that bother us most about our ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    South Beach's Ten Best Pool Party Spots

    Catching rays in our designer bikinis, sippin' on juicy umbrella drinks, and chillin' by the pool ... Yeah, life is definitely a breeze in the Magic City.   While a lot of it has to do with that whole carefree vibe you get from living in Miami, the reason we're always walking around half naked and ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Miami's Five Best Open Mic Nights

    Don't sweat it. Just let loose, grab that microphone, and do your thing. 
 Open-mic nights are the missing link between the karaoke bar and throwing your own concert. They're a place to pour your heart out to complete strangers. A place where first timers and old timers share the stage. Are you ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Here's Your Biannual Reminder Not To Shoot Guns in the Air This Weekend

    Twice a year, local leaders have to remind Miamians of a basic facet of gravity: what goes up must come down. Because some people do not seem to remember this when they decide to fire their guns off during Fourth of July and New Year's Eve. Because apparently when they see fireworks their first inst ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014
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    July 2, 2014

    Win Free Tickets for Ghostface Killah's Fourth of July 2014 Party at Treehouse Miami

    "Cop a couple of these!" Uh-huh ... That's the inimitable Ghostface Killah. But this time, instead of "hottie, hotties," he's screaming about complimentary passes to his Fourth of July party at Treehouse Miami. So if you wanna score some free tickets to celebrate freedom, bein' freaky, and gettin' ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    Daedelus on Electronic Dance Music: "There Is a Need for Pulse-Pounding Rhythm"

    It's what steampunk might sound like if it were milked through Henry Cow after the beast had been ridden by a minotaur through a labyrinth constructed on the grounds of the Hollywood Bowl. It's what Brian Eno could have created had he been crossbred with Martin Denny and blueprinted by Luigi Russo ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    Audio Junkie's Independence Bash: "Fun and Barbecue and Good Music"

    The Audio Junkie concept is simple: "a journal that captures a culture immersed and obsessed with audio." But it's also complex enough to keep the project's masterminds, Greg and Eddy Alvarez, talking at the same time. And when not finishing one another's statements, they tap into nearly identic ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014
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    July 1, 2014

    Venetian Causeway Is Closed Again Thanks To Broken Drawbridges

    The Venetian Causeway is Miami's oldest bay-spanning bridge and the best bet for cyclists and pedestrians looking to get from South Beach to downtown. It's also been an unbelievable mess lately. Ever since a bus punched a hole in a deteriorating bridge earlier this year, the County has been plotting ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    June 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Talk about one hot month. As spring turned into one wet summer, Miami restaurants decided to open like flowers in a garden! Most anticipated were the openings of L'Echon Brasserie, featuring French fare by the Pubbelly boys and Oolite, Kris Wessel's new restaurant just off Lincoln Road. June als ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    Miami's Fourth of July 2014: Ten Best Parties

    Can you smell that, Miami? The freedom! That's America! That's the red, white, and blue! Fourth of July is just around the corner, and we have a patriotic responsibility to celebrate America's birthday the right way. Let's face it, there are few cities in the U.S. that compare to the 305 when it co ... More >>

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