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An acoustic guitar (photo courtesy Public Domain Images)

Making it in the Magic City music world

Six local bands including Hometown Losers, Top Tier, Happy Hour, Stay for Tonight, and Harvey, came together to perform on Oct.13 at The Fish House where they shared their stories behind Miami’s local music scene. Stay for Tonight, a five-piece band with two vocalists, are in the final stages of releasing their debut single and describe themselves as a “mixed ...

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Banner located at the entrance of the Sunrise DRC. (Victoria Salas / SFNS)

FEMA puts a face to disaster relief

Federal officials opened a Disaster Relief Center (DRC) in Sunrise earlier this month to help Broward County residents deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The center, part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), opened Oct. 9 at 7771 West Oakland Park Blvd. This center operates seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Individuals have the ...

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Attendees of III Points have mixed feelings following Vegas shooting

The III Points Festival, which began Friday and goes through the weekend, has some concerned about their safety following the shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month — but many say they will be putting their fears aside to rock at the Mana Wynwood. Morgan Canada, a 23-year-old Miami resident, has been waiting for the III Points Festival for an ...

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The Banana Flambé French Toast was the featured dish at La Fresa Francesa's fundraiser to help Hurricane Irma victims in Key West on Sept. 17. (Victoria Salas / SFNS)

Local businesses come together for hurricane relief

Within the last few weeks, businesses nationwide have come together to provide aid for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. In South Florida, two small businesses stood out in making a difference. On Sept. 3, La Fresa Francesa, a French restaurant in Hialeah, started to help by conducting a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Along with Councilman Paul ...

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