On weekends, Catharsis Restaurant and Lounge pulses with the Latin drum beats of Buena Vista Social Club's "El Cuarto de Tula." Alma Castellanos, a flamboyant singer with cascading auburn curls, cranks it up with songs ranging from "Ay! Mamá Inés" to Juanucho Lopez's "Jaquetón Pachanguero." Her voice is much like the restaurant's vibe: loud, energetic, and animated.
The 80-seat dining room is packed. Excessively perfumed, scarlet-lipped women sit across from their dates: men with graying, slicked-back hair and crisp button-up shirts (or the occasional guayabera). At this Little Havana eatery, almost everyone sings along because they all know the lyrics.
Brickell Fest once again gave everyone a reason to party hard and celebrate with the Samuel Adams Octoberfest. The three-day party turned a plot of land near Mary Brickell Village into a beer garden complete with music, food, and 16 different styles of Samuel Adams beer.
Australian singer-songwriter Gotye stopped at the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park. The "Somebody That I Used to Know" singer is touring in support of his gold-certified album Making Mirrors. Stone Throws Records Jonti and Louisiana indie pop outfit Givers opened the show.
On October 3, 2012, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney took on domestic policy at the first presidential debate before the forthcoming election. Christopher Morgan took these photos at the University of Denver.
- Slide show: Denver Debate 2012,...
Anthony Galeota went from running one of Miami's most infamous and crime-ridden strip clubs to landing in prison in Panama. However, despite his past indiscretions, Goleota says this time he's innocent. "I lived it up in Miami," he says. "Now I'm living in hell."
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From the ashes of World Resource Cafe comes Shokudo in Miami's Buena Vista neighborhood. Writer Lesley Elliot says the eatery's "allure is diverse, affordable Asian cuisine, which has been missing from midtown and the Design District."
Review: Shokudo Miami, a World Resource in Buena Vista
Tuesday, Colorado electronic musician Pretty Lights returned to the Fillmore Miami Beach for another electric set. The stop was part of his North American Illumination Tour along with 12th Planet and SuperVision.Review: Pretty Lights With 12th Planet at the Fillmore Miami Beach, October 2
Despite her legal troubles in Texas, Fiona Apple's show at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Sunday night went off without a hitch. The "Criminal" singer is on tour in support of her latest album The Idler Wheel... .
Led by Frenchman Anthony Gonzalez, synth rockers M83 made a grandiose return to Miami Wednesday night at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Gonzalez referred to the band's Ultra Music Festival set as a "nightmare," but the only thing the crowd experienced at the Fillmore were sweet dreams.
"Bloom is like a sketch that suggests a masterpiece might ensue," says Emily Codik in her review of the Wynwood restaurant. However, Codik thinks Bloom's cuisine "still has plenty of room to grow."
Bloom in Wynwood Needs Polishing
Saturday, the New World Symphony celebrated its 25 anniversary season with Passport to Musical Journey for a New Generation. The celebration included a concert at the New World Center featuring guitarist Manuel Barrueco and conductor Michael Francis, as well as an after-party, dubbed Hip Hop...
Original scheduled to appear at the Electric Pickle, PillowTalk's set went off without a hitch at the Vagabond Saturday night. The trio blends R&B and disco with house and techno elements for a guaranteed danceable set.