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 >>
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 >>
Rejoice, lovers of Ethiopian eats! The East African cuisine has finally made its way back to Miami. For a limited time, anyway. Beginning today, Whole Foods locales statewide are rolling out a hot food lineup featuring Ethiopian cuisine in all its glory. From wats to stews, Ethiopian fare is well r ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation has announced the semifinalists for the 2014 Restaurant and Chef award categories today, and a smattering of Miami culinary professionals made the list. The total number of South Florida semifinalists for 2014 is five, down from last year's seven. The announcement took pl ... More >>
It has been pretty well documented recently that, during slavery and into the 20th century, black babies were used as alligator bait in North and Central Florida. A guy in Sanford, near Orlando, told this story to a researcher. He said he had heard it from his grandfather. The slaves who had bab ... More >>
Florida already has alligators, panthers, and all sorts of crazy snakes. We don't need other continent's weird animals running lose. Yet we're only three days into 2014 and there's already been a rash of weird animal escapes in the state. On New Year's Day a kangaroo was found hopping through a Ce ... More >>
When I tell people Ethiopian food is my favorite, I'm often met with a blank stare. It's understandable, particularly in Miami, where you can't find this kind of cuisine within a 200-mile radius. The closest eatery is Nile Ethiopian in Orlando, tucked away off the madness of International Drive. So ... More >>
Well, the possibility of a rival team in Miami wasn't the only thing that had soccer fans in Orlando booing last night. Rick Scott showed up to the announcement of the new Orlando MLS team and was promptly booed off stage.
Hey there Florida gun owners. Feeling a little more paranoid than usual these days? Don't trust the government can protect you from potential menaces when you're catching a flight out of Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, or Miami? The Transportation Security Administration certainly seems to think you're ... More >>
Generally, honeymoons should be sex-filled jaunts, but the general rule is that the sex should be with your new spouse, and not, say, an Orlando-area prostitute you met online. Especially when your new spouse doesn't know about it. A 21-year-old man named Mohammed Ahmed was charged with solicitati ... More >>
Luis Davilo was just livin' the dream -- drinking some beers, cruising his A-Team van around suburban Orlando, pityin' fools -- when the Man unwisely intervened. An Orlando cop pulled Davilo over for not having his lights on. That's when Davilo sprang into Mr. T-worthy action, repeatedly ramming the ... More >>
Something to remember about roadtripping to Orlando: If you leave anywhere near dusk, you'll always hit shitty traffic leaving Miami. Crossfade braved the "four" hour drive to check out Florida's Dying's six-year anniversary at Will's Pub and experience what the fuck is going on up there and me ... More >>
Rosa Marie Pou, 44 of Miami, was arrested yesterday after allegedly abandoning her severely disabled son at the SeaWorld amusement park in Orlando and then laughing about it. Her son has severe mental and developmental disabilities, and police originally thought he was about 8-years-old when the ... More >>
Michael MillerSanctified: Wenski appears at the feet of Jesus in an Orlando stained glass windowThomas Wenski, the new Archbishop of Miami, is no wallflower. He's a Rush Limbaugh-loving social conservative who thinks using condoms is like playing Russian Roulette. He's also a fierce advocate for ... More >>
via Claas_D's FlickrA young man in his 20s visiting Miami for Memorial Day weekend fell to his death off the MacArthur Causeway this morning.Police say he was in a car with two friends driving toward Miami Beach when they pulled over to the shoulder, possibly to take pictures. That's when he deci ... More >>
We're cuckcoo for Coco.FridayGot a week's worth of aggression pent up? Feel the release of watching someone else get their face pummeled at Friday's New Generation boxing and MMA contests at the Miami Beach Convention Center.OK, so the Sex and the City movie wasn't half bad and we'd be lying if w ... More >>
via myspace.com/theblackrabbitsOver the past couple years, much of the American iteration of "indie rock" (or whatever) has gotten mired in a latte-scented puddle of mild psychedelia on one hand, and purposely lo-fi, pedal-doused noise on the other. There's a lot of cool stuff in-between, but wha ... More >>
Wyoming's Gordon Food Service buys a million square foot distribution center in Hillsborough county, between Orlando and Tampa, for "rapid growth" in Florida. [MLive]Severe crop loss throughout Florida thanks to that no good, sock doubling, two sweatshirt wearing, wearing a blanket around the house, ... More >>
More recent South Florida releases.
Norman Van Aken Staying on his game in Orlando (here with "Cuba Libre" Pork Belly Biscuit for its Taste of the Nation,) things are looking mighty tasty.Norman Van Aken and his '180' team, including Chefs Philip Bryant and Justin Van Aken, are operating under a three-word mantra when it co ... More >>
The South Florida stop of the Blazed and Confused tour, originally scheduled for August 1 at Bayfront Park in Miami, has been canceled. Promotion company AEG Live says it's due to "scheduling conflicts," and, strangely, the whole date seems to have been moved north to Orlando's Hard Rock Live, accor ... More >>
I mentioned here previously that out of the six artists chosen as finalists for the Florida Grammy Showcase in Orlando last Wednesday, five were from Miami. They were, to recap, Selena Serrano, Spinlight City, Tristan Clopet & the Juice, and finally local favorites Awesome New Republic and ArtOf ... More >>
Area 7's new Avant-Garde Series will kick off May 16 wth "Girls in Bands," an event promoting acts that feature an experimental, noise, and/or indie sound and have at least one female member. The bands hail from across Florida, including Jacksonville, Miami, and Orlando. Curious Hair will open the s ... More >>
Hello, KittyTwo weeks ago, my girl came down from Orlando to visit for the weekend. I was stoked to spend time with her because we've been in a long-distance relationship since January and have seen each other only six times since then. I made plans for us to do all the things that in-town couple ... More >>
For hardcore Morrissey fans, especially those of us in South Florida, 2007 was somewhat emotionally tumultuous. First, he played an amazing summer show here, in support of Ringleader of the Tormenters -- good (in spite of the cruel heat). Except the show was at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca - ... More >>
Bigamy charges and dozens of people busted after fake weddings: It must be South Florida.
They came by the thousands, young women wearing their tightest Venezuelan flag tank tops and young men wearing t-shirts that read "Si, se va" (Yes, he goes), "Atrevete a cambiar" (dare yourself to change), and "Lo mio es Venezuela," (mine is Venezuela). Outside of the Orange Bowl on Sunday the expat ... More >>
Future Past Tense Eighth Dimension
Tennessee Williams AND Joe Conrad go deeper into Parrot and Monkey Jungle than was, perhaps, wise
A little lower on the dial, ya homie Al B. hopes he'll have more power
Café Tu Tu Tango
Jimi Hendrix's guitar. John Lennon's furniture. Bono's sunglasses. Hope I die before I get sold.
Gen and her Torturers make their musical point
Two local producers say former theater king Zev Bufman also broke the law. Now all they've got to do is prove it.