This year's Miami Rum Renaissance Festival was bigger than ever. In its new home at the Miami Airport Convention Center at the Doubletree by Hilton, there was ample room for rum exhibitors, seminars, and even on outdoor cigar lounge where attendees could enjoy a spirited smoke. Tasting our way thr ... More >>
When Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, and Steve Angello announced their career-ending One Last Tour, saying goodbye to 26 cities across every continent, we here at Crossfade lamented, "Miami's not included." But we also doubted "a group who had a huge hit called 'Miami to Ibiza' an ... More >>
A hip-hop icon with a knack for post-skater attire and a Magic City architect have unveiled a very imaginative master plan to transform Overtown into a vibrant urban destination for skateboarders, artists, and fashionistas. But turning that dream into a reality is going to require a monumental effor ... More >>
EDM has America by the throat. But how did it get to be this way? Well, we can't say definitively. Although, it kinda started with blogging hipsters in 2006. Hell, some of the DJs making waves on the scene today started out as bloggers, like Italian electro badass Congorock. He remembers the good ... More >>
These days, you can't go outside without hearing the sickeningly familiar strains of "Le7els." But before that sweet melody had the scene on fire, the go-to track of the moment was a little edgier. Congorock is the Italian electro monster behind massive anthem "Babylon," which he never even thought ... More >>
It happened again. Just one year after puking on stage in the Philippines, Justin Bieber dedicated part of his show in Arizona to vomiting in front of a large crowd of screaming 12 year olds. According to ABC News, Biebz was in Glendale on Saturday night for the kickoff of his Believe tour when he ... More >>
See also "Lady Gaga Stinks Like FAME" and "World's Most Powerful Women in Pop: From Gaga to J.Lo." Lady Gaga has been straight pissing people off with her latest tour, the Born This Way Ball. She canceled her trip to Indonesia, landed amid some serious protesters in the Philippines and riled up Ko ... More >>
Enrique Gomez De Molina, the local artist who specializes in surrealist objects assembled from the taxidermied parts of different animals, has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for smuggling endangered wildlife. De Molina was first arrested in late November just before Art Basel, and plead gu ... More >>
Khalilah Camacho-Ali remembers the first time she walked into 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach was during the summer of 1967. Back then she was known as Belinda, the 17-year-old second bride of the man who would go on to become the greatest boxer of all time: Muhammad Ali. At that time, Ali had been ... More >>
Like a whimsical Dr. Frankenstein, Miami artist Enrique Gomez De Molina created stunning sculptures made up of a mix of taxidermied parts from different animals. Problem was he was illegally importing parts from endangered species and was arrested on the charges in late November. This morning De ... More >>
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Enrique Gomez de Molina's sculptures are to die for. Literally.The Miami-based artist was charged today with illegally smuggling exotic animal parts -- including birds of paradise and the world's cutest animal, a slow loris -- into Florida from Indonesia. Then he stitched, glued, and stuffed the par ... More >>
See the full 36-photo Black Eyed Peas at Sun Life Stadium slideshow. Black Eyed Peas With Cee Lo Green, T-Pain, Jason Derulo, and Sean Kingston Sun Life Stadium Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Better Than: A nice nap on the beach that ends in a blistering burn. In the history of final li ... More >>
Break out your love beads and appetite because Short Order is bringing you Foodstock: One Night of Peas and Music in the Wynwood Arts District on November 12.Be prepared to rock out to live bands and DJs, shop for vintage clothing and arts and crafts and eat from 30 food trucks. Foodstock also co ... More >>
Biz Martinez makes magic happen. And pulling rabbits out of hats is for amateurs. As music director and talent buyer for LIV and Arkadia at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Biz is the ringmaster, drawing big-ticket bookings week after week. Flash back to 2001 and you won't find that superhero stre ... More >>
There were strange sounds simmering over at DJ Craze's Slow Roast Records earlier this week. The Miami beat maker was holed up in his studio with Codes cooking up some dance beats. Here's how it all came together ... Codes was visiting Miami from New York City to celebrate Gran ... More >>
Clarabelle's Cupcakes is offering new summer flavorsNo one will disagree that we've officially entered the unbearable phase of the Miami summer. With temperatures in the 90s and humidity in the same percentage, we need something frosty to eat. Clarabelle's Cupcakes has come up with a line of " ... More >>
John ZurSan Francisco Jollibee Continuing the trek through some of San Francisco's diverse Asian restaurants, part two focuses on two casual establishments, otherwise known as chains. John ZurJollibee interior Yesterday we described two restaurants that could teach Miami something about Asian ... More >>
Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersNorman Van Aken (with Emeril Lagasse) is set to open Norman's 180 at the end of the month. Next to the Forge's recent reopening, everyone in Miami is buzzing about the debut of Norman's 180. This Coral Gables eatery marks the return of famed chef Norman Van Aken to th ... More >>
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cuba_xmas_decorations.jpgChristmas house in Cuba."Tonight, tonight, tonight, oh oh."That's right ladies and gents, but we're not talking about a crappy Genesis song. We're talking about Noche Buena, and it's tonight.So, what is Noche Buena?Well it is a type ... More >>
via ZazzleLast night the President of the United States spoke before a special joint session of Congress to defend an issue that may very well come to define his first term in office. He also gave a stirring defense of good ol' fashioned American Liberalsim with no apologies, something we haven't ... More >>
Christina Swanson could be a champ again. Too bad few have the guts to face her.
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Francis Ford Coppola delivers one from the heart, and makes a stop in Miami
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