South Beach wasn't always a stomping grounds for deep-pocketed rappers and popped-collared yuppies. And things were far from family friendly. Gays built the beach and female impersonators were as ubiquitous during the 90s as palm trees. South Beach Wanda -- born Anthony Lee -- made her name as one o ... More >>
Despite once being "an essential mid-20th century] stopover on the Southern tour circuit for legends like Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole," Miami was never a straight-up jazz town. Our city's always been more about the crooners, salsa, disco, booty bass, freestyle, street rap, and e ... More >>
It's been about 100 years since that quintessentially American art form known as jazz music was invented by a mostly nameless gang of raw and adventurous trumpeters, trombone blowers, clarinetists, tuba men, guitar guys, bassists, piano players, and drummers in New Orleans. In the 1910s, though, ou ... More >>
The Adrienne Arsht Center, home to Broadway musicals, opera, and tributes to Nat King Cole, might be an unlikely setting for a pop-up nightclub featuring specialty cocktails -- but then again, this is Miami, the land of fantasies, palm trees, sunsets, and glittery people. So why not have a club in a ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Fresh-faced Boca chanteuse expands her reach.
La B del M dominates the Gables nightlife landscape.
Conjunto Progreso brings back the heyday of classic Cuban son.
Eartha Kitt's unique vocal style and regal presence keep her fans loyal
The Bitch detects tragedy, deflects an army of skanks, and parses FPL-speak
Selected events for the week of December 8, 2005
Santa Baby! We'd sit on Eartha Kitt's lap anytime!
Obie Bermudez, Jerry Rivera, and Vico C bring prison consciousness back to Puerto Rican pop
Hot duo Sin Bandera brings Spanish R&B to the masses
Ron Isley revisits the Burt Bacharach catalog with Here I Am
If Babylon isn't ready to embrace Buju Banton yet, give it time
It's still the same old story, a fight for jazz and glory
Charlie Haden and Gonzalo Rubalcaba make lush with their sound
Has Café Nostalgia lost that lovin' filin'?
A Passionate Woman
Freddy Cole and more
Old Fontainebleu fave Sammy Davis, Jr.
Jazz titan Sam Rivers keeps on blowing
August 6 - 12, 1998
Chico O'Farrill. Bebo Valds. Prez Prado. Cachao. A vibrant musical era was swallowed by the revolution, but not before the Panart record company put it on a platter.
The Texas Tenor train keeps a-rollin', next stop Illinois
So the Mavericks are a hit in the Caymans. What's wrong with America? Could it be A radio?