City of North Miami Beach celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with TimbaLive

The city of North Miami Beach collaborated with a Miami-based salsa band to honor a month-long cultural celebration. Barbara Kramer, city commissioner of North Miami Beach, plans annual events for the community to celebrate their cultures. For Hispanic Heritage Month, the city and her acquired TimbaLive to play at Julius

2018-09-23T17:40:41+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Arts & Culture, Video/Audio|

Coffee Shop Talk: Maluma album cover controversy

Maluma, the Colombian reggaeton singer, has received a significant amount of pushback in the last few weeks about his latest album cover. This is not the first time the singer has been accused of being sexist. In 2016 a petition was started on Change.org to remove his song "Cuatro Babys" from digital platforms because

2018-09-21T09:28:34+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Featured, Lifestyle, Music|

FIU students receive free admission Tuesday to Brazilian film fest

FIU students will receive free admission to the Brazilian Film Festival Monday and Tuesday. BRAFF, held at various venues in Miami and Miami Beach,  is now in its 22nd year. It started on Sept. 14 and runs through Sept. 23. According to organizers, BRAFF has created a vast cultural exchange, enhancing the identity of the

2018-09-19T11:31:32+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Coral Gables attracts locals and tourists with umbrella project [Video]

Coral Gables wants to become South Florida’s newest art destination and they are doing it by stringing 720 colorful umbrellas above Giralda Plaza. The Coral Gables Community Foundation collaborated with the city of Coral Gables and Portugal-based art company, Sextafeira, to attract locals and tourists to the city.

2018-08-20T11:21:12+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Video/Audio|

Books & Books owner looks to UK for latest adaptation project

Resting in the English Channel, the small island of Guernsey is the center stage for a post-World War II love story that will be premiering on Netflix in August, the latest adaptation effort by Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan.  “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Anne Barrow and Mary Ann Shaffer

2018-08-20T11:21:33+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Evangelical group provides summer camp opportunity for disabled people

A South Florida father said the work of an evangelical Christian nonprofit, which offers camping experiences to disabled children and adults, has made a real impact on his daughter’s life. “We appreciate all the work they are doing,” said Wayne Hocking. “Soleil had the best time I can ever remember. She literally did not stop

2018-06-26T23:59:34+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Spanish-language bookstores find niche on Eighth Street

Of the nine Spanish-language bookstores in Miami-Dade County, a third are a few miles of one another on Southwest Eighth Street. Libreria Impacto is in the 7100 block, Libreria San Pablo & St. Paul is in the 5800 block and Libreria Cristiana Nissi is in the 2000 block. Belia Barrera, a Miami resident, said it

2018-06-18T19:28:21+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|