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A sign advertising the opening. (Maria Gil/SFNS)

Books & Books opens eighth location

The eighth Books & Books store located in Pinecrest, officially opened earlier this month with the aid of two authors: a Pulitzer winner and FIU professor. The former pop-up officially cemented itself as a part of the Pinecrest community at the Sunland Plaza Shopping Center on Dec.3. Longtime residents and nearby elected officials said they don’t believe the city has ever ...

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One of the rooms in the Satellite show in early December. (Natalie Sarracino/SFNS)

The art fair that’s #NotBasel

The non-conventional Satellite art show made its third-year appearance in Miami Beach last week once again hoping to tackle the elitist stereotypes typically associated with Art Basel and Miami Art Week said the show’s founder. Satellite is setting itself apart from the rest by branding themselves as #NotBasel said Brian Whiteley. According to its website the show is the “antagonist to ...

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Robert, who declined to give his last name, shows a page from his notebook. (Elizabeth Soza / SFNS)

Documenting Miami’s homeless [Photos]

As Cheo Sobalvarro turned the corner on a recent afternoon, he noticed his friend Robert scribbling on a notebook. As he took out his camera and focused the lens, Robert looked up. “Hey Robert,” Sobalvarro said. “How are you doing, man?” Robert, who declined to give his last name, is a homeless man living on the streets of downtown Miami. ...

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Portada del libro de Ligia Urroz. Foto: Vanessa Chaparro

Derribando muros

“Después de tres días de caminar los síntomas de la deshidratación se agudizan. Maria pierde el norte…. Su norte. Maria por fuera con los ojos de pozo que ventanean el alma hundida en la profundidad del miedo. Sus labios, resecos y áridos como la tierra que pisa, se rompen, la sangre ya coagulada se ha vuelto negra, tiesa, ya no ...

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Fort Lauderdale artists work on mural project [Video]

Project COAT, which stands for “Community of Artist Transform,” is the first muralist project in Fort Lauderdale. It consists of eight murals done by local and international artists. The creators of this project said they hope to beautify the city and attract the attention of the public. — Victoria Salas, South Florida News Service

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Phoenix Marks' "Robin Hood's Major Oak" will appear in the ENDANGERED show that opens Wednesday. (Image courtesy of the artist)

Show to benefit great apes coming opens Wednesday

The ENDANGERED Fine Art and Photography Exhibition runs Wednesday to Saturday at the Dade Heritage Trust building. This is Lindsey Matheson’s fifth year hosting this exhibit which aims to raise donations for the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, the only great ape sanctuary in North America. The center rescues domesticated apes, many coming from show business. By Victoria Salas South ...

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Native Art

Native Art at the Cannonball [Video]

Members of the Native American community debuted an exhibit named Native Art at the Cannonball, a small studio space in Fort Lauderdale, on Nov. 16. At this opening event, the artists spoke about the relationships they have with their work. This exhibit is expected to run until December 28th and is available for viewing by appointment only. — Production by Victoria ...

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Miami Beach painter shares his gifts with special needs kids [Video]

A Miami Beach artist is giving new meaning to Painting with a Twist. Jose Salaicesart works at the instructional art venue. He said he looks beyond the wine and music and invites people of all ages, including those with special needs, to identify with art and express their true feelings. — Production by Paige Fleming; Editing by Catherine Guzman, South Florida ...

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A "Kindness Kit" that volunteers put together in Wynwood as part of "Do Good Week." (Elizabeth Soza/SFNS)

Do Good Week takes over Miami

Do Good Week, an initiative from UnitedHealthcare’s volunteer arm, completed its second year in Miami to great success, said organizers. The project by Do Good. Live Well. took place from Nov. 12 to 18 and featured numerous activities and events, all designed to spread kindness and encourage others to be good to one another. The initiative started with a social ...

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Calli Bacon viajó desde Cape Coral en la
 costa oeste de Florida para realizarse su tatuaje número 20 durante la convención. Foto: María Fernanda Becerra

Un encuentro de decoradores de la piel

La primera edición de la Convención de Tatuajes de Miami se llevó a cabo del 10 al 12 de noviembre en el centro Mana en el barrio de Wynwood. La exposición contó con la presencia de cientos de tatuadores profesionales, venta de prendas de vestir y piezas de arte. Por María Fernanda Becerra South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Instagram• Facebook   

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