Last week, New Times reported on a bill in the Florida Senate that may criminalize bongs and other common marijuana paraphernalia sold everywhere, from smoke shops and record stores to an increasing number of gas stations.
And then yesterday, we followed up with an emergency survival kit to help ou ... More >>
Martin Luther King Jr. loved South Florida. He visited the region many times throughout his career. He was a contemporary of some of Miami's most upstanding citizens, like Father Theodore Gibson of Overtown, as well as some of our most venerable party starters, like WMBM disc jockey Milton "Butterba ... More >>
Back in the days of the Sir John Knight Beat, the Harlem Square, Rockland Palace, Birdland Fiesta, Mary Elizabeth Hotel, Cafe Society, Red Tap, and many more, the streets of Overtown were filled with music spilling out of the many clubs, bars, and restaurants that lined its streets.
For now, those ... More >>
If you're anything like us, you're still groggy and discombobulated after a weekend in which you definitely should not have had so many Jack and Cokes. But before you can move on to next weekend (and to a whole new set of irresponsible decisions), you'll have to grit your teeth and make it through t ... More >>
Dorrin RolleJean MonestimeThe race for county commissioner in District 2 isn't just historic, it's historically ugly.At an NAACP political forum last week, Dorrin Rolle -- who could be the first incumbent to lose his seat on the board in 16 years -- likened his rival to blind musician Stevie W ... More >>
Phil Jacobson Around It Goes EP(2010 Phil Jacobson)Phil Jacobson is a young dude, who is still a little wet behind the ears as far as the recording game goes. After all, he literally just dropped his debut EP Around It Goes yesterday.
But you certainly wouldn't know it by listening to the UM Sc ... More >>
photo via Shorefire MediaGov't MuleRevolution, Fort LauderdaleJanuary 20, 2010Better Than: Paying to be crammed in a container with 1000 old, loud, smelly people and then shipped from Haiti during a earthquake with nothing but Gov't Mule on my MP3 player. The Review:I am guessing that since ... More >>
Miami New Times archives week of November 2 - 8, 1988Ron Wood is one of the world's most famous bass guitar players thanks to his tenure with the Rolling Stones. But did you know that back in the '80s he was part owner of a live music venue on Miami Beach called Woody's? Well, it's true. Woody's ... More >>
As a baby of the '80s (well, I was actually born in '78), John Hughes' films played an important role in entertaining and, in all likelihood, shaping me. VHS copies of Vacation, Christmas Vacation, The Great Outdoors, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Mr. ... More >>
In this video, CNN's Larry King interviews James Brown and they talk about Henry Stone, the man who made Miami a global musical force. Stone was the first person to sign James Brown, and among the first people to record Ray Charles. As a major distributor of black music in Miami, starting in the '5 ... More >>
"Don't fight it, we gona feel it tonight, ya understand." And with these words Sam Cooke launched into "Feel It" (a Wilson Pickett tune), on what would become his "Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963" album.
Jerry Wexler, the man who coined the term "Rhythm and Blues" and a pa ... More >>
Sam & Dave are the legendary soul men behind songs such as, well, "Soul Man," and "Hold On, I'm Coming." If you've ever watched TV, seen a movie, or listened to the radio, then you've heard em. But did you know these guys cut their teeth on the Overtown and Liberty City live circuit before reco ... More >>
CuCu Diamantes' solo debut CUCULAND is at once a breath of fresh air and a nostalgic whiff of a more glamorous time. It shimmers with the glitz and glamour of an era when catching a show meant dinner jackets and hair tonic, evening gowns and diamonds. But it also bares its teeth and bite ... More >>