The best of the Miami Fashion Week MDC runway

See the best Miami Fashion Week had to offer on the runway on May 31, 2018. By Adrian Nones-Newman South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="3" exclusions="14,20,29,30,31,32,34,64,71" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="240" thumbnail_height="160" thumbnail_crop="1" images_per_page="20" number_of_columns="0" ajax_pagination="0" show_all_in_lightbox="0" use_imagebrowser_effect="0" show_slideshow_link="0" slideshow_link_text="[Show slideshow]" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]    

2018-06-05T12:27:05+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Coral Gables launches events to draw back visitors and new business prospects after delayed construction project

A series of pop-up galleries and events in the Miracle Mile area of Coral Gables, designed to bring back shoppers who avoided the area during a lengthy construction project is having little to no impact, say business owners. The Streetscape project — which blocked off roads and sidewalks along Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue —

2018-05-29T22:43:51+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Business, News|

HistoMiami celebrates iconic rock ‘n’ roll festival [Video]

HistoryMiami Museum hosted the 50th anniversary of the Miami Pop Festival on May 19. The museum exhibited photographs taken by Ken Davidoff during the festival in May 1968. Special guest included Leon Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix brother. Ken Davidoff photographed Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and other legendary rock artists of that era. He revealed a never-before-seen

2018-08-07T18:54:39+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Music, Video/Audio|

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. By Irwin Guevara South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram

2018-05-25T16:18:32+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Arts & Culture|

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.

2018-05-23T13:41:25+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Arts & Culture, News|

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

2018-05-24T10:19:44+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Pickups|

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

2018-04-21T21:49:32+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

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

2018-04-22T17:07:57+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Arts & Culture, News|

“Bunker” in Coral Gables a point of historical and cultural convergence

Looking at it now, the bunker seems smaller, less imposing—far from the edifice I’d held in my mind’s eye since I last saw it 14 years ago. Now knee-deep in vegetative overgrowth, amid the staccato chirring of grassland insects, my reunion with this strange Cold War relic feels almost anticlimactic. By Jesse Scheckner South Florida

Beautifully Human: How two photographers are positively impacting Miami’s homeless

Two photographers are using the power of the internet to help feed, clothe and raise awareness about Miami's homeless population. In December 2016, Cheo Sobalvarro went to a photowalk with Igers Miami, an Instagram photo group, where he met Robert, a homeless man who declined to give his last name. Sobalvarro said talking to Robert

2018-04-17T11:47:41+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Arts & Culture, News, Video/Audio|