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    January 17, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Beer, Brunch, and the Best Manhattan

    You've survived another long workweek, and the weekend is just around the corner. Better bundle up, because you won't want to stay indoors and watch movies with a can of soup. There are plenty of activities, from eating and drinking on camera to partaking in beer-related events (including South Flor ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Brazilian Couple Pleads Guilty to Smuggling People More Than 10,000 Miles to South Florida

    How do you know when your immigration system is truly messed up? When people pay $16,000 to be smuggled more than 10,000 miles just to end up in jail and on the wrong side of an STD joke in South Florida.That's exactly what happened to some poor Brazilian bastards who posed as tourists in order to t ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    Boca Raton's Amanda Jemini Keeps Miss Hooters International Title In South Florida

    For a title like Miss Hooters International, the 16th annual pageant held Saturday at the Fillmore Miami Beach has been pretty local lately. Amanda Jemini of Boca Raton kept the title of Miss Hooters International in South Florida by beating out top five finishers Morgan Whitworth (Louisville, Kentu ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Four Summer Music Festivals Featuring Local Miami (and Local-ish) Acts

    Constant intrascene belly-aching aside, a few local (and local-ish) acts are managing to squeeze out of South Florida geographical isolation this summer for big stages. A number of major national festivals are featuring homegrown talent on the bill. And rightfully so. Here's a quick rundown of ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Are Florida's Criminals Getting Less Crazy?

    ​When you live in Miami, taking pride in your city can be a slippery slope. First, we just bragged to all our friends up north about cruising around with our "boat friends" in January. But now, we love everything about this place, including the notoriously crazy crimes that take place on our watch ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    Los Tigres del Norte Announce 2012 Tour Dates With West Palm Beach Concert on February 24

    ​The life of migrant farmers and Mexican immigrants are topical subjects often overlooked by the American music industry. But those issues weigh heavily on Los Tigres del Norte. The norteño group is considered one of the most influential acts of all time. On record, Los Tigres share the plight ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Aiman Aryan, Accused Of Slinging Oxy, Ran Pharmacy In Downtown Government Center

    photo by Daniel Christensen via Wikimedia CommonsCounty Hall, oxy central?​In true South Florida fashion, a pill mill that trafficked thousands of illegal oxycodone tablets was operating right in the heart of Miami-Dade County government, the feds say.Recent charges filed against Robert's Drug Sto ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    NCAA Launching Investigation Into Shady SEC and Big 10 Football Recruiting in South Florida

    ​Used to be the University of Miami Hurricanes had a lock on recruiting football talents in the "state of South Florida," but over the past few decades other schools have recognized the importance of our local talent hotbed. Now the NCAA is launching an investigation into allegations of shady recr ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Deering Seafood Festival This Sunday: A Carnavale of Conch

    ​The beautiful Deering Estate turns into a fantasy of music, mollusks and other assorted seafood at the Seventh Annual Deering Seafood Festival this Sunday from 11 to 6 p.m. Guests will be greeted by stilt walkers and calypso bands as they sample seafood by South Florida restaurants Golden Rul ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Sustain, Liberty City Farmers Market, and Ron Zacapa on the Blog Watch

    David SamayoaBurger at Sustain​If you haven't visited the Liberty City Farmers Market, you should. It is in a very nice park and has all sorts of local veggies plus Florida meat and eggs. Redland Rambles has more on the market. Guest blogger Chuck Ferrin gives readers a primer on Ron Zacapa o ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Blog Watch: Mamey Ice Cream, Soul and Noodles

    Photo via chadzilla​Time for the highlights from South Florida food blogs ...Food for Thought offers a first look at American Noodle Bar.Crepes on wheels over at Burger Beast.Tinkering with Dinner shows how to make mamey sapote ice cream.Chadzilla gives a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Blog Watch: Cupcakes, Bagels and Pumpkin Flan

    ​Last week in the South Florida blogosphere ...Brickell Life visits a farmer's market in Colombia.All Purpose Dark says goodbye to Fin.Sugar Cave reviews Joy Wallace's Dickey Doo's Kettle Corn.Much love to Coral Bagels from Blind Tastes.Drool over the pumpkin flan at Bitchin' Camero.Taking over Mi ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Blast From the Past: Subliminal Criminal - S/T

    Scanner's on the fritz, enjoy Ed's all-knowing visageSubliminal Criminal S/T (Space Cadette Records) If we lived in different times, Ed Matus would be the type of gent who holds doors open for ladies, organizes fox hunts, gardens organically and holds the secrets of the glue that has for some bizar ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Relive the Old Edge Days This Friday With Return to Planet E at Revolution

    ​Nothing about Friday night's party at Revolution, presented in part by South Florida rave-scene stalwarts Culture, is forward-looking. Take the party's deliciously '90s-trip-tastic flyer: It boasts, near the top, that  it's "at the old Edge building with the old Edge hours!" For everyone und ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Moving Units: Top Five Albums at Local Independent Music Stores

    Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to view past top-sellers. Top 5 Albums for the week of October 18 - 24Madonna is still the Queen of Pop with her greatest hits album, Celebration.​Sweat Records, Mi ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    "Opinionated About Dining" Survey Disses South Florida

    Opinionated About Dining (OAD) released results of its second annual survey of dining establishments in the United States and Canada. The ratings cover over 900 restaurants ranging from fine dining to inexpensive. The only South Florida restaurants to make the grade were, perhaps to no surprise, the ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    MPLS Pop-Punkers Off With Their Heads to Play Goo on April 20

    Minneapolis drunken life-hating poppy punk masters, Off With their Heads are coming back to South Florida for a (gross) Monday night event at Goo, on April 20.  This is one of those bands that is awesome live, puts out great records, and doesn't seem to give up on touring despite not being the ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    South Florida Music Scene Blog Documents Hardcore History

    The South Florida Music Scene blog is a digital archive of as much as you can humanly find of what has gone on down here. There are old flyers, articles, digitized records, videos, shit like that. Here's how the "About Me" section of the blog reads."This blog is meant to document the South Florida M ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Pitch a Tent

    Not in your pants.

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    December 26, 2008

    Local Motion: Music is a Weapon

    (Photo via Music is a Weapon's MySpace page.)Music is a WeaponMusic is a Weapon (Rain Trust) of the members of Music is a Weapon boast enough years of playing under their belts to know a thing or two. As must be repeated, most of them were in the late, great Sou ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Ros-Lehtinen Swears She Won't Hang Up On You

    Congratulations to Ileana Ros-Lehtinen who moved her Washington, D.C. offices this weekend, and as is her custom, she sent out a release about it, with lots and lots of exclamation marks!Starting today Monday, December 15, 2008, this will be our new home away from home. If you have recently sent a p ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Introducing The Juice

    So for a while now, our Broward New Times brethren blog spot has been home to The Daily Pulp, your first stop for all South Florida media news and gossip. Now Pulp has a new sibling of sorts. Please welcome The Juice, a blog all about Orenthal James Simpson the, uh, juiciest stories going down north ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    Very, Very Cool Blog/Florida Music Archive: Cosmic Hearse

    A while ago, I posted about a very cool blog called the South Florida Music Scene Past and Present, which is devoted to hosting downloadable versions of all kinds of yesteryear goodness. Luckily, the blog's creator, Chip (formerly of the Miami hardcore band Destro) continues to update it, still focu ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Last Night: Fusik at Mix Ultra Lounge

    FusikTuesday, November 25Mix Ultra Lounge, HollywoodConsidering that there aren't many places for hip-hop culture to truly thrive in South Florida, it's no surprise that folks are starting to cross county lines to check out Mix Ultra Lounge on Tuesday nights.The semi-upscale martini bar seems like i ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    Hangin' With Ace Hood

    Last night, South Florida's fastest rising rap star, Ace Hood, had a CD signing at the Best Buy in Pembroke Pines. The event was well attended and a lot of people came out to support the young rapper as he continues to climb the ladder of fame. There weren't a lot of celebrities on hand, but DJ Kh ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008

    Event: Cooking with Les Dames d'Escoffier

    There's nothing like a dame, particularly if the dame cooks good. And no dame cooks as good as Les Dames d'Escoffier, an international group devoted to supporting and mentoring women in the culinary professions. The new cookbook Les Dames have just published was almost enough to make me get off my l ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008

    Wanted: Conch Fritter Recipe For Cookbook

    I recently received an email from the New York publisher of an upcoming cookbook featuring American recipes and accompanying backstories from all 50 states. The writer is a well known cookbook author and longtime food columnist for a major publication, and it seems as though she isn’t happy with ... More >>

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    September 16, 2008

    Nonpoint Announces U.S. Headlining Tour, But Skips South Florida

    Remember Nonpoint, the local groove-based hard rock act? They had that hit single, "Bullet With a Name," a couple years back? Well, they may be forgetting their lil' ol' fans in South Florida at the moment. The band boasts real mainstream success, having landed on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Gold Medal Wine Tour Ends Hunger

    [Picasso, Blind Man's Dinner] And if you're feeling flush as ever, or pretending you are... You can help end childhood hunger and satisfy your own in one shot. The "Gold Medal Wine Tour" will be making its way around some of the best South Florida restaurants this fall, pairing wines that won the ... More >>

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    August 20, 2008

    Cruel Irony: South Florida's Only Fay-Related Death Result of Storm Preparation

    Apparently, this guy survived. The guy setting up his generator did not. Go figure. Before Fay hit South Florida, residents were bombarded with warnings from bordering-on-frantic reporters. Get ready, you were told. Do not underestimate the storm. The cone of concern is coming. Even this blog got i ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008

    Another Craigslist Musician Ad Roundup

    It's time for another roundup of the fruits of lurking on Craigslist's South Florida musician ads. As always, bands, if you're looking to fill up a lineup and want an extra shout-out for your ad, e-mail me here. -- Arielle Castillo *Whoa, yet another sludge metal band seems to be starting.... This ... More >>

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    July 15, 2008

    Rare Fruit Council Sale, West Palm Beach

    [above, Pam RuBert’s quilt, "Banana Split Pose." See more here. Argghh, I can't believe I'm going to miss this! And on my birthday! I leave for NYC Saturday morning -- will somebody PLEEEEEEASE pick me up some banana trees???? Gail Shepherd Tropical Fruit Tree Sale / South Florida Fairgrounds ... More >>

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    May 23, 2008

    5 Reasons Not to Miss Best of the Best

    Best of the Best weekend has finally arrived and there's lot's of reggae madness going on all over South Florida for the next 3 days. Here are five artists who are a part of the show that you definitely should not miss. 1) Buju Banton. He's been a mainstay in the reggae world for a long time. Wher ... More >>

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    May 16, 2008

    Weekly News Roundup - Permanent Water Restrictions for South Florida

    Water restrictions may be made permanent - Board members of the South Florida Water Management District are contemplating in making the water restrictions imposed during drought periods permanent. With South Florida's booming population, Lake Okeechobee is being pushed to its limits in providing eno ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008
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    March 20, 2008

    Old-Time Days

    At Dade Heritage Days, celebrate what once was.

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    February 6, 2008

    South Florida Public Access TV Treasures from YouTube, Part 1

    Found a couple interesting things on YouTube from old-school South Florida public access shows (not as many as I would have liked, though!). First cool item was this video posted by the user "Ninjaguydan," who lists her (?) name as Lisa, and says she directed this music video for her old public acce ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008

    Let’s Go Fishin’

    Head down to Islamorada for the first catch of the year.

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    October 24, 2007

    Super Nanny to Scout for Local Brats

    To the parents of hellspawn born in South Florida: On November 3 and 4, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., producers for ABC’s reality series Supernanny are holding a casting call for Moms and Dads with precocious, wily, ADD-addled, potty-mouthed children during the South Florida Parenting Holiday Show a ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007

    Just Let Your Soul Glow

    It's all about the Hamiltons, baby

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    October 3, 2007

    More Carnival Vibes

    The first of South Florida's pre-Carnival parties are jumping off tonight and with the weather warming up a touch, this should all make for a good five day weekend from here on out. Since soca doesn't get nearly enough love on CrossFade, here's some Machel Montano with his ever popular song "Jumbie ... More >>

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    October 2, 2007

    Caribbean Carnival is in the Air

    Carnival season is upon us here in South Florida and it's only fitting to kick off the week with a video to celebrate. Thousands upon thousands of Caribbean folks will be rolling into South Florida every day this week for the dual carnivals happening in Miami and Broward County through next Monday ( ... More >>

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    September 6, 2007
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    June 14, 2007

    Lost and Found: Mike Barra

    I've gotten a few messages recently from people trying to track down musicians, friends, etc from the South Florida music scene. Hence, a new public service of this blog ... If you're looking for a person, copies of an old rare local album, whatever, send me all the info and I'll post it here. Whe ... More >>

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    April 19, 2007

    Light Our Fire

    Apparently saving lives makes you diesel

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    November 16, 2006
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