Cuban poet and political figure José Martí once wrote, "Perhaps the enemies of liberty are such only because they judge it by its loud voice." That was about 60 years before the reign of communism would dominate the island for more than a half-century, and the Cuban people would be deprived of ba ... More >>
PALO! may only have one album to their name (and a second one underway), but their ritmo y sazón has made a large impact in Miami's local music scene for the past decade. The guys and lady of the Afro-Cuban funk band was the brainchild of Steve Roitstein, who after a successful music career decid ... More >>
To hear University of Miami music school dean Shelton Berg tell it, jazz piano professor Doug Bickel was pulling stunts that would make John Coltrane blanch. The 41-year-old jazz pianist, says Berg, smoked pot in his office, tried to barbecue inside a classroom, mooned his students, and sexually ha ... More >>
If you thought your family was messed up, just wait till you meet the Rizzos, the big brawling clan at the chaotic center of writer-director Raymond De Felitta's new comedy City Island. One moment, they seem normal, then they don't, and then they do, and then they don't. They lie. They keep secrets. ... More >>
Back in August, Head Spins gave you the goods on WDNA DJ Gene De Souza, whose Café Brasil show has been heating up the local radio waves every Sunday for the past seven years. But De Souza's show is not the only hot action coming out of the true-blue independent station's Coral Way studios each ... More >>
La Lupe, the patron saint of Cuba's Latin soul movement is being immortalized in film.La Mala is a Spanish drama based on the life of Guadalupe Yoli Raymond and named after one of La Lupe's most famous songs. In it, Miami's own Lena Burke puts on a hell of a performance trying to imitate La Lupe's t ... More >>
Late at night, the dwarves and strippers come out to play.
A decade after Newsweek named him tops, Bill Teck is back.
Celebrate Carnaval Miami at Little Havana's Calle Ocho.
Playing music for 80 years and counting, Israel "Cachao" López is still going strong
Gothic pioneers revive themselves for one more tour
An English version of the famed Cuban singer's life hits the theater
Music is life for Nuyorican conguero Sammy Figueroa
Who knew you knew Tom Dowd, or at least heard him
Conjunto Progreso does Latin like it should be
Return to a Boom Boom Room
Miami Film Festival favorite Calle 54 comes to a theater near you
Welcome to Miami Beach's annual Winter Music Conference, where the elite meet to discuss the future of the beat
Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi plays it every which way
Is salsa bankrupt?
Santana and Macy Gray combine fusion with platinum
Roberto Torres is the leader of the band, the singer of the songs, and the keeper of the Cuban musical flame
Owners of the new club Timba, which features Cuban bands, can't get a permit from the city. Hmmm.
Ezequiel Torres's handcrafted bata drums reflect both an art and a calling
As a lead singer for Los Van Van, Israel Kantor was a star in his native country. But Miami isn't Cuba.
Eddie Palmieri and Hilton Ruiz go pound for pound
Charity begins at Homestead