Bodhi Festival brings largest Jade Buddha, a symbol of peace, to Miami

The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace will be on display through Feb. 8. Photos by Amanda Rabines /South Florida News Service           By Christine Benavente and Amanda Rabines Read in Miami Herald As six Tibetan monks meditated at Ichimura Miami-Japanese Garden, silence filled the air. The monks recited mantras about love

2015-02-05T17:27:51+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Pregnant women learn a dance to soothe the womb

Melissa Cramer, 35, who is six months pregnant, participates in a one-on-one belly dancing class with her teacher Michelle Alva, 41, in Key Biscayne. Alva's class uses movements, postures, sound, and visualization to help her students with their pregnancy. Matias J. Ocner / Miami Herald Staff     By Melissa Rodriguez Read in Miami Herald

2015-01-01T11:23:30+00:00 January 1st, 2015|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Muslim women welcome water-permeable nail polish

Nandee Shabazz, right, paints Sara Haroon’s nails. Aaleeyah Pringle / South Florida News Service           Aaleeyah Pringle Read in Miami Herald For Nandee Shabazz, a 19-year-old Muslim college student and Miami resident, wearing nail polish year-round was something she could never do. “I can’t wear polish. The nail polish acts as

2014-12-27T12:40:55+00:00 December 27th, 2014|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Canoe rides offer a way to explore South Florida

The tour group begins the canoe trip through the coral gables waterways. The canoe trip takes about two hours and covers 10 miles. Maria Soledad Lorenzino / South Florida News Service         By Alexandra Mosquera Netzkarsch Read in Miami Herald When Sandra Bermudez, 45, moved with her family from New York in

2014-12-27T12:36:43+00:00 December 27th, 2014|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Mustang auto aficionados meet up twice a month in West Kendall

Mustangs are lined up at the Mustang meets so enthusiasts can admire them and get ideas for their own cars. Maria Soledad Lorenzino / South Florida News Service         By Maria Soledad Lorenzino Read in Miami Herald Michelle De La Hoz, 20, knew she wanted a Ford Mustang since she was 9,

2014-11-22T13:24:35+00:00 November 22nd, 2014|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Miami art festival showcases the beauty of nudity

Alisa Gabrielle poses with her sculpture entitled Cloud Nine at the 2010 ARTundressed exhibition in Los Angeles.           By Jessica Cohen  Read in Miami Herald About 20 years ago, Alisa Gabrielle, 43 at the time, a marriage counselor and sex therapist, sold her practice to pursue her childhood dream of becoming

2014-11-22T13:16:43+00:00 November 22nd, 2014|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Gulliver students turn their music passion into mentoring

Teaching Moment: Gulliver Preparatory Daniel Garcia, a founder of Amplified Miami, mentors a students at the Community Music School in Coral Gables. By Aaleeyah Pringle Read in Miami Herald Four students at Gulliver Preparatory School are making music with children. The four — Daniel Garcia, Brett Gilbert, Daniel Mesko and Daniela Grava — have founded

2014-10-23T07:56:58+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

As Cubans move on, face of Little Havana changes

A taste of Nicaragua: Allapattah resident Steve Zelaya gets a trim from Lesly Arana, originally from Nicaragua, at La Esquina Barber Shop in Little Havana. DANIEL BOCK / For the Miami Herald.         By KATHERINE LEPRI Read in Miami Herald Every Sunday after Mass in Little Havana, crowds of Nicaraguans mingle cafeteria-style

2014-04-27T17:27:27+00:00 April 27th, 2014|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|