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    November 24, 2014

    Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week

    We don't need a giant turkey to remind us of how lucky we are to be living in the Magic City. All we need is some good music. Just check out the five best concerts going down in the 305 this Thanksgiving week, from Uncle Luke and 2 Live Crew at LIV to Tegan & Sara at the Fontainebleau. See also: M ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    Alleged Rapes Show How Failed Oversight Endangers Florida's Most Vulnerable Children

    Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on March 3, 2011, 16-year-old Susan Jackson returned to the Vanguard School in Lake Wales after a trip to Starbucks with a classmate. The girls' dorm monitor, Kami Land, had driven them in her car to the coffee shop and then dropped them off near Boyd Hall, their dorm at the ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Kidnapped Orlando Stripper Rescued in Miami Springs Hotel

    Demetrick Cooks told the stripper she might as well get into the car because he planned on following her wherever she went. A week earlier, on New Year's Day, he had gone to the Central Florida bar where she worked, but the exotic dancer had eluded him. After that incident, security guards escorted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Judge Rules Florida Woman Cannot Have Any More Kids or She'll Violate Her Probation

    Kimberly Lightsey was handed down an unusual sentencing as part of a plea deal related to child abuse charges. A judge ruled she cannot have any more children or she would violate her probation. Man, talk about the government telling a woman what to do with her body.

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    November 24, 2011
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    August 3, 2011

    Florida Man Caught Shoving 25 Pairs of Panties Down His Shorts at Bealls Outlet

    ​Maybe Benjamin Gilbert Kennedy doesn't understand that a panty raid involves stealing used ladies' underwear. Maybe he has a thing for wearing panties himself and just didn't want to face the embarrassment of purchasing them. Maybe he's some sort of underwear Robin Hood, taking from the rich corp ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Man Dies After Being Stun Gunned at Universal Studios

    ​Taser guns are supposed to be a less deadly alternative to subduing out-of-control suspect, yet a surprising number of people have died in Florida after being stunned. Just today a man at a movie theater in the CityWalk section of Universal died after police used a Taser on him. The incident occu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Black Kids with Pop Glow at the Vagabond, July 2

    Photo by Ian Witlen​Click here to view photos from Black Kids at the Vagabond.Black Kids With Pop Glow The Vagabond, Miami Friday, July 2, 2010 Better than: Dancing in your underwear a 'la Tom Cruise in Risky Business -- hey, we know you've all done it. The Review: The first room at the Vagabo ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    January 26, 2010

    Legoland Florida Makes it Rain Bricks

    via​Historic Florida theme park Cypress Gardens, which pre-dated Disney World by 35 years, is officially no more. Merlin Entertainment dumped a bulldozer load of lego blocks on it and officially declared it the future home of Legoland Florida.The park will be the world's largest Legoland ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    April 23, 2009

    The Toyota Prius: Hybrid Hell

    It can be a devil to drive.

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    March 19, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of March 19, 2009

    "Here's hoping community journalism finds new and sturdier outlets."

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    January 22, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of January 22, 2009

    "Everyone is blaming the problems of this project on the tanking economy, without even thinking about the death of a once very popular Omni Mall."

  • Music

    December 18, 2008

    Miami's Best Live Music of 2008

    From GWAR to Torche, the acts that rocked the Magic City.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Sauced at Tijuana

    Apparently, the Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. has finally opened up a location in South Florida. It's about time. Tijuana Flats is a Floridian company, after all, straight out of Winter Haven, and they've got branches in four states already. We ordinarily wouldn't get so excited about a chain restaurant ... More >>

  • Music

    August 14, 2008

    Joy Division Lives On Through 3 One G

    The tribute band rocked The Vagabond.

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    August 11, 2008

    Last Night: 3 One G at the Vagabond

    3 One G Friday, August 8, 2008 The Vagabond, Miami Last Friday's performance at the Vagabond by 3 One G, the Winter Haven-based Joy Division tribute band, was jammed to the rafters. Surprisingly high-energy and weirdly thrilling, it also raised a number of philosophical questions, among them: 1) I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    The Weekend in Live Music, August 8 - 10

    Friday, August 8: *Florida's only working Joy Division tribute act, 3 One G, plays at the Vagabond. You sort of have to be a superfan to care, but JD superfans are legion, so you should click here to read more about these guys from Winter Haven. *Further north, more tribute action: Classic Albums ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008

    A Joyful Noise

    3 One G pays tribute to Joy Division at The Vagabond.

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    August 7, 2008
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    April 12, 2007

    This Is Not Spinal Tap

    After years of playing heavy metal heroes, the members of Torche aim to blaze a new trail

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    November 16, 2006

    Country Comfort

    The 18 Wheelers prove you can go down home again

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    Ground Level

    Floor's big slab of paint-peeling Miami metal lumbers through the years

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    December 21, 1995
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    March 4, 1992