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The highly visited mural of wings on Wynwood's 5th Avenue is covered by shadows form nearby trees. (Photo by Luis Centeno)

Scenes of Wynwood [Photo essay]

Known as the art and cultural center of Miami, the neighborhood of Wynwood is filled with art galleries, shops and — most famously — murals. Photographer Luis Centeno walked around the area to capture the scenes that make the area such a vibrant and interesting place.

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[Video] CHAT Miami reveals cultural history through tourism

The Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism is a network of tour operators, attractions and small businesses offering educational and interactive walking and bus tours of cultural, historical and urban contemporary experiences in Miami’s heritage communities and the Greater Miami area. Stephanie Jones, president of CHAT Miami, and a couple members speak about the importance of this service to these communities ...

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Isabella Menendez (left) and Laura Guerra-Lopez (right) after a Saturday training. (Courtesy photo)

Two teens from Kendall to serve as Miami Open ball persons

After four weeks of training, two Kendall teenagers will get to work up close and personal with some of tennis’ biggest stars at the Miami Open. Best friends Isabella Menendez, 14, and Laura Guerra-Lopez, 15, trained once a week for five hours at Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park Tennis Center before being selected as two of the 400 ball persons needed ...

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Las Olas Art Festival Part II flyer (Photo via Art Festival)

Facebook Live at Las Olas Art Fair [Video]

Though art may be found in Wynwood or the nearest museum, you may not have the time to experience it. But today, managing editor Nyamekye Daniel talked to residents on March 4 at the 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair [Part II] . Prepare to experience artwork ranging from ceramics, sculptures, jewels and paintings. Check out what she discovered:

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Club Space tries a new set of moves: yoga [Video]

Better known for parties lasting past sunrise, a new set of moves is emerging downtown at Club Space: yoga. Every Saturday at 4:20 p.m. “Yoga on the Space Terrance” takes over the usual electronic dance music. The classes are free, though attendees are asked to bring their own mats. “Yoga is a nice thing for everyone,” said Coloma Kamboosky, one ...

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#AnkaraMiami2017 Established Designers ROCKED last night!  Pictured: Jean DeCort 507 (Panama)…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BQsx5CAFz0_/ (Image via Storify)

Africa meets the runway [Video]

Friday nights took on a whole different meaning as Ankara Miami 2017 made part of one of the most important events to attend in celebration of Black History Month. Ankara Miami, Florida’s premier African fashion week, made its designers debut last Friday at Macaya Gallery in Wynwood. The event, which ran from Feb. 16-19, was hosted by Black Entertainment Television’s ...

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A nose piercing done at GOA Exotic Tattoo and Piercing (Photo by Frantz Nieto)

‘Young people’ shaped views of body modification

Though tattoos were once taboo, GOA Exotic Tattoo and Piercing owner Franz Nieto says young people are the reason for the change in views of tattoos and piercings. Nieto, who has been a tattoo artist for 20 years and has another tattoo parlor in Bogota, Colombia, opened GOA in Sweetwater six years ago. Today, he says that 30 to 40 ...

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Neal Shusterman presenting Scythe at Books and Books (Photo by Collin Simpson)

Neal Shusterman gives insight on newest novel “Scythe”

Fresh off the press comes a new novel from New York Times best-selling author Neal Shusterman, renowned author of the “Unwind” dystology. This new novel is named “Scythe,” the first of a new trilogy dubbed “Arc of a Scythe.” Shusterman conceived the idea and theme for this novel after the death of his mother in 2012. In the world of ...

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David Pearson sings a copy of ‘JFK and Bobby, Arnie and Jack ... and David’ on Feb. 12 at Books and Books in Coral Gables. (Photo by Collin Simpson / SFNS)

David Pearson reminisces on his time with JFK in Coral Gables

Longtime Miami public relations agent David Pearson has self-published a memoir that provides a snapshot into his career and Miami’s history during the mid-20th century. Pearson presented his new memoir, “JFK and Bobby, Arnie and Jack … and David,” on Feb. 12 at Books and Books in Coral Gables. His audience included some of Pearson’s closest friends and colleagues. “He’s ...

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The South Florida drag queen scene (Still from SFNS video)

[Video] Inside the world of South Florida’s drag queens

South Florida’s drag community, according to two drag queens, is an incredibly supportive one. Stavros Stavrakis, known as Athena Dion, and Alex Velez, known as TP Lords, share their insights, including a few places to catch a good show, some quick drag etiquette and some insider tips about the scene in general. By Cassandra Cabal and Alexis Ramos South Florida News ...

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