Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
3 months ago | Culture
So you think you can dance? The contestants of Dance Your Style might persuade you to take a few lessons. The competition — heading to Story Nightclub in South Beach July 27 courtesy of Red Bull — pits 16 impressive hip-hop dancers against one an...
3 months ago | Things To Do
Congratulations: you've survived the first half of 2019. But if you partied too hard during Independence Day weekend, your budget might not have been so lucky. Good for you, then, that there's another wealth of free ways to have fun in the 305 thi...
4 months ago | Comedy
Hannibal Buress must really love Miami. He's performed in South Florida a bunch of times. He raised relief funds after Hurricane Irma. And now, it appears that even being arrested on questionable charges by a cop with a shady history hasn't soured...
4 months ago | Ultra Music Festival
Just when you thought the drawn-out soap opera between the City of Miami and Ultra Music Festival had reached its finale, Commissioner Keon Hardemon is staging an encore. Hardemon has sponsored a resolution to negotiate the return of Ultra to Bayf...
4 months ago | Art
Jessy Nite's art studio, which overlooks the grassy backyard of her Little Haiti home, is flooded with sunlight. It's an apt creative space for an artist whose work often depends upon sunshine — and it's not hard to imagine her dreaming up Sun Sto...