Now that the debate about using public funds to fix up Sun-Life Stadium is over, there is an even much bigger public works project that should have Miami-Dade taxpayers especially concerned. For more than a year, officials for the water and sewer department have been working on a $1.5 billion capita ... More >>
Sean Bignami was taking his usual Sunday-afternoon jog through Virginia Key when his jaw dropped at what he saw: Covering the usually pristine island was a sea of garbage, swirling over protected dunes and floating away into Bear Cut. Bignami quickly realized that revelers at the Nine Mile Music Fes ... More >>
Judi Kolson used to love paddling the waters of Biscayne Bay until a recent outing allegedly gave her a leg infection after her skin came into contact with contaminated water. Now, the breast cancer survivor from Key Biscayne won't jump back into the ocean.In an affidavit filed in Miami federal cour ... More >>
"The sun is shining, the breeze is softly blowing, and we're thinking of you."
Those far-out good vibes come courtesy of your friends at the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, who've just announced the 2013 lineup for their second annual South Floridian celebration of Cajun, count ... More >>
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Nine Mile Music Festival 2012
With Stephen, Damian, and Julian Marley, alongside Capleton, Burning Spear, and others
Virginia Key Beach Park
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Musicians come and go. But their music becomes immortal.
Bob Marley tr ... More >>
Photo by John D KurcDonna the Buffalo guitar guy and Grassroots Festival founder Jeb Puryear.In the hot, sweet summer of 1990, Donna the Buffalo guitar guy Jeb Puryear and his bandmates invited a few musical friends and 1,500 fans to Ithaca, New York's State Theater for the first-ever Finger Lake ... More >>
Ms. Chaka Khan is The Queen of Funk.The Herd just got a little thicker.
Two weeks ago, the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival -- a SoFla spinoff of Ithaca, New York's Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival, organized by mountain music crew Donna the Buffalo -- released its initial 25-act lineup, starrin ... More >>
On Saturday, Jimbo's will be swarming with Frankenstockers.Crossfade was down at Jimbo's this Saturday, and we asked him how he feels about all of the bands that play out there. Does he like them? He said enthusiastically, "Oh, yeah!"
Though he's had both knees replaced, the 84-year-old still loves ... More >>
Jimbo's -- the venerable Virginia Key hobo den, petting zoo, and bocce pit -- was recently named one of Esquire's best bars in America. It looks like a Mad Max gang hangout.
In a figurative sense, the smoked fish sold there is like an enema. Some people swear by it. The more squeamish, however, ... More >>
Aristotle Ares, 87, wants to resurrect an island lost to the elements 85 years agoThe Port of Miami Tunnel might be a boondoggle, but its construction continues apace. With a giant drill now in place, the big dig begins next month. The debate is now over where to dump the tons of crud. Environmental ... More >>
Want to look as happy as she does? Read on.Summer officially kicks off today, but we've been feeling the heat since, well, last summer. Here at Short Order, we know the best way to cool off is watching the waves with a beer in hand. So we're bringing you our five favorite waterside bars:5. ... More >>
According to a tipster, this is Bouygues's $1 million boatThese are dangerous times for the conspicuously wealthy. Overtaxed voters just threw out BMW-driving county mayor Carlos Alvarez. The outrage over George Burgess's $500,000 severance package is still palatable.But nothing brings out the pi ... More >>
City Manager Tony Crapp Jr.In October 2009, prosecutors charged George Munne, the owner of local construction firm American Earth Movers (AEM), with felony organized fraud. His crime: Paying kickbacks to a minority contractor who never did any work, all so his firm could meet county standards on ... More >>
via CBS4Other things happened in Miami yesterday besides the arrival of LeBron James. Horrible things like a bizarre car crash that killed five, a fatal shooting in Hialeah, and a plan to bring more red light cameras to Miami Beach.
Claudia KatzJames "Jimbo" Luznar prepping his fish for the smoker.Like Coral Castle and Tobacco Road, the ex-shrimper hideaway known as Jimbo's Place (Duck Lake Rd., Virginia Key) is one of those odd outcroppings of the subtropical landscape that provides an increasingly necessary contrast to Mia ... More >>
Lurkzilla Via Flicker CCA very Miami satire: Chonga Girl as grand marshal a couple of years ago.When Glenn Terry started a satirical parade called the King Mango Strut in 1982, life was more simple. He plopped down two cardboard boxes at the end of a street with signs that read, "Closed fo ... More >>