One hit is all it takes for an established musician to make the crossover into international stardom. For Bob Marley, it was "Judge Not." For Shaggy, it was "Oh, Carolina." For Trinidadian ragga soca artist, Bunji Garlin, that song has been "Differentology." "The purpose of it was to transcend beyo ... More >>
Even good times and irie vibes require some prep. So for next week's Miami Reggae Festival at Coconut Grove's Peacock Park, you just can't forget to pack these three things. 1. Two non-perishable food items, which (before 3 p.m.) can be traded for free admission to the fest. 2. One windproof butan ... More >>
For Dr. Raja Narine, Miami Broward One Carnival and its scantily-clad outfits are a guilty pleasure. "My patients would be shocked," said Narine, a native of Trinidad and Tobago. "It feels good to let loose and celebrate our culture."Narine and thousands of other native Caribbeans -- as well as love ... More >>
From the Prince of Brooklyn to the baddest 'fro in popular experimental jazz ... The Adrienne Arsht Center has just announced the six-act lineup for its inaugural Live at Knight concert series. Jumping off in October with Talib Kweli & Res's Idle Worship and ending seven months later with Esper ... More >>
On the same day that MTV announced its Video Music Awards nominees, Nicki Minaj (who's up for two Moon Men) released a video for her latest single, "Pound the Alarm," on YouTube. Oh, the irony ... To our knowledge, the four-minute video is only available online, though we're guessing that MTV will ... More >>
When it comes to Cuba, President Obama can do little right in the eyes of exilio politicians. When he eased travel restrictions to the island, for example, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen accused him of undermining democracy on the island. Now she's slamming Obama for his decision to order U.S. inspectors ... More >>
Michelle Bernstein will host the World Festival to benefit Common ThreadsCoconut Grove's Cruz Building (in the old Christabelle's Quarter space) will turn into the United Nations for the second annual World Festival Miami tomorrow, November 15 to benefit Common Threads.Chef Michelle Bernstein wil ... More >>
The Amazing Shitshow! that is your Miami Dolphins fell to the Houston Texans for the sixth straight time in a 23-13 ass-whoopin' yesterday afternoon. The Dolphins are now 0-2 to start the season, have lost eleven of it's last twelve games at home, can't convert a third down for dick, and are the ... More >>
Lots of rum to judge at the Rum Renaissance FestivalAs I walked into the Deauville Hotel's lobby, I wondered how I would walk out. I was about to judge my first rum competition, part of the week-long Rum Renaissance Festival. Festival Director Robert Burr gave me simple enough directions. ... More >>
Chef Ricardo Wilson"Most chefs are fat and lazy," says Ricardo Wilson, new chef/partner at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Coral Gables. Okay, so he doesn't sugar coat his opinions. Actually, he'll tell you exactly what he thinks within five minutes of meeting you. And though he might be ... More >>
Aurea Cruz may have slender shoulders, but they were big enough to carry the whole Puerto Rican team to victory.Wilt Chamberlain's 100 points, Adrian Peterson's 296 rushing yards, and Roger Clemens' 20 strikeouts all prove that a single player can win a game in a team sport. While her name do ... More >>
Puerto Rico dominated the net and will do the same against the Dominican Republic this afternoon.As a reward for a perfect 5-0 run through the first round of the Pan-American Cup, the US women's volleyball team had today off. But they could still be seen in the BankUnited Center sco ... More >>
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He stumbled into a group of Muslim extremists with plans to attack America. Then he stumbled into Miami. Today Shaheed Mohamed is nowhere to be found.
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