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Centro Kislak Exhibition (Photo by: Irwin Guevara)

New center at Freedom Tower brings pre-Columbian artifacts to Miami

The Kislak Center opened its doors Sunday at Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower, showcasing a gallery of books, manuscripts, documents and artifacts from the early, pre-Columbian Americas. Courtesy of the Jay I. Kislak Foundation, the displays are valued at approximately $30 million by the Library of Congress. “They are magnificent objects,” said Arthur Dunkelman, director and curator of the Jay ...

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Some of the artwork presented by Isaei "Zeek" Mathias (Photo by: Alexandra Yun)

Miramar holds exhibit showcasing Haitian culture

Miramar hosted its fourth annual Haitian Heritage Celebration May 17, featuring various works of art focused on the island nation and its people. Guests at the Miramar Cultural Center tried traditional food, listened to Caribbean music and checked out the paintings and photographs created by local artists. By Alexandra Yun South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, Commissioner Darline B. Riggs and Haiti Consul General ...

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Crowd at Yellow Green Market (Photo by Paola Alarcon)

A farmer’s market brings in thousands of people every weekend

Right off I-95, nestled between Sheridan and Taft Street, the Yellow Green Farmer’s Market is located right in the heart of South Florida. Offering 100,000 square feet of open space, the market houses more than 300 vendors selling everything from seasonal fresh foods to artisanal goods. Whether you’re in the market for organic herbal remedies, fresh fruits and vegetables, or ethnic ...

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Abraham Metellus in front of the tap tap (Photo by Kristen Torres)

Tap Tap: Little Haiti’s latest answer to tourism

As a contribution to Haitian Culture Month, an unveiling of Little Haiti’s newest tourist attraction took place at a Caribbean Marketplace May 12. The Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) developed the neighborhood’s very own Tap Tap bus, Haiti’s favored mode of transportation. Abraham Metellus, managing director of the complex, brought this project to life to bring more tourism to Little Haiti. ...

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AnastasiaMax performing at Cash Out, Fort Lauderdale (Photo by Lukas Alzate)

A local band formed by two siblings debuted their first EP

AnastasiaMax, a band formed by 15-year-old Anastasia and 19-year-old Maxamillion Brenner, hosted a release party in celebration of their debut album at Cash Only, a bar in Fort Lauderdale. With the help of Joshua Diaz, music producer and band member of KIDS, the siblings were able to create their EP The Haunt. AnastasiaMax will be going on tour across the ...

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Dog at Dog Dude Ranch (Photo by Elizabeth Soza)

A dog ranch in Miami — it is not what you expect

Dog owners going on vacation may feel a certain guilt in leaving their dogs in a kennel or at a “pet hotel,” or those who simply may not have enough time to walk their dogs daily. Located in Miami’s Horse Country, Dog Dude Ranch is a guilt-free solution for many dog owners. What makes Dog Dude Ranch unique and different from ...

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Panini sticker traders in front of Walgreens (Photo by Irwin Guevara/SFNS)

The World Cup Sticker Album brings soccer fans together

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off June in Russia, which means the Panini World Cup Sticker Album is here. Filling the album is no small feat. By Irwin Guevara South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram The United States Panini album has 682 stickers featuring soccer players, stadiums and more spread across 80 pages. The more sticker packs ...

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Safety ting by the bay (Photo by: Amanda Gala)

Social boating scene in Miami raises questions of safety

Two years ago, my father spent three months house ridden and in need of a serious operation on his leg. The cause? He fell off a boat. I remember him calling to say he was on his way to the hospital, but not to worry. So I didn’t. Not until about a month later, when I saw how depressed he ...

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“A Night of Queer Cinema and Performance” showed Miami’s queer culture from the past and present. (Photo credit: Janel Rizzo)

Flaming Classics and O, Miami host “A Night of Queer Performance and Cinema”

Two Miami-based arts organizations recently united to present “Club Jewel Box: A Night of Queer Cinema and Performance,” a one-night art installation celebrating Miami’s queer culture. The event, held on April 13 inside The Jewel Box on the National YoungArts Foundation campus near Wynwood, celebrated art that pushed the boundaries of homosexuality and eroticism with six avant-garde films and accompanying ...

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Ethan M. Aldridge and an advance reader copy of “Estranged” (Photo by: Maria Gil)

Local watercolor artist receives publishing deal by chance

When Ethan M. Aldridge, a 26-year-old watercolor illustrator residing in Wilton Manors, Florida, began posting his webcomic on Tumblr, he was only trying to keep himself busy. At the time he was waiting for the final edits of a book he illustrated for author and motivational speaker, Simon Sinek. Little did he know, his side-project would become his debut novel. ...

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