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"Phone Down," a painting by Carlos Antonio Rancaño. (Carlos Castillo/SFNS)

“The Subtle Chaos” debuts in Hollywood

Gallery 2014, located in Hollywood, opened “The Subtle Chaos” Friday, the work of an emerging Cuban-American oil painter and illustrator. Miami native Carlos Antonio Rancaño said he always had a passion for drawing. After graduating from Miami International University of Art and Design, he began a career in advertising. After eight years in the industry, he decided to follow his ...

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Broward vive el Ecuador durante el Mes de la Hispanidad [Vídeo]

La Feria de Ecuador del Sur de Florida dio una muestra de la gastronomía, folklor, arte y cultura de ese país para cerrar la celebraciones del mes de la Hispanidad. Por Maria Feranda Becerra, South Florida News Service      

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Next Door at C&I sign. (Courtesy of C&I)

C&I Studios and Brew Urban Café are creating an artistic outlet in Fort Lauderdale

In Sistrunk, a small neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale, workers at a marketing agency and a cafe say they are creating a new culture with a collaborative workspace. C&I Studios was established in 2006 in Washington D.C. and has spread to North Carolina, California and New York. In 2008, founding director Joshua Miller moved its headquarters to Fort Lauderdale. By Victoria Salas ...

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The Gramps bar in Wynwood neighborhood of Miami (Photo via flickr)

Benefit held in Wynwood for music students

Eight local bands of various genres came together to perform at a benefit concert for music students in the Caribbean affected by the recent hurricanes on Sunday at Gramps in Wynwood. Jeffrey Sadowsky, owner of the Music Talent Association in Miami and creator of the concert, said he partnered with the bar’s owner to hold the drive. “Nobody’s talking much ...

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The Bass Museum (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Grand reopening of Bass Museum

The Bass Museum of Art opened for the first time in two years on Sunday, offering free admission for the day. The museum went through a complete building transformation, officials said, deciding to focus its inaugural exhibition on contemporary artists reflecting the diversity in Miami Beach. Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou created a “welcome wall” in which the word itself was featured ...

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Angel Zoila Perera (Natalie Sarracino/SFNS)

“The Leaf Magician” entertains on Calle Ocho [Video]

It’s 1965 in El Oriente Cuba. Angel Zoilo Perera grabs a green ficus leaf from a tree, presses it between his lips, and begins to blow, but becomes dizzy. His brother-in-law does the same but shows him how it’s done. His life was changed forever. Perera or “El Mago de la Hoja” (The Leaf Magician) plays the greenery as an ...

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The Mango Media staff left to right: Hugo Villabona, Morgane Leoni, Hannah Paulsen, Natasha V., Elina Diaz, Chris McKenney (Maria Gil/SFNS)

Mango Media blazing new trails in book publishing

A three-year-old Miami-based publishing company is getting its books on the Amazon Best Sellers list, including one that made the list this October. On the third floor of a white four-story building on 2850 Douglas Rd. in Coral Gables lies a little publishing company that is trying to change the rules of an old industry. The president and CEO of ...

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Los competidores en plena acción por las calles de Miami. 
Foto de Carolina Morales Chataing

Un domingo al estilo 70.3

‘’¡Vamos que sí puedes! ¡Vamos! ¡Te falta poco!‘’. Eran los gritos de aliento más comunes que acompañaron a los participantes de la  fantástica jornada del Citybike Iroman 70.3, con 2.308 participantes, el pasado domingo 22 de octubre en la ciudad de Miami. Por Carolina Morales Chataing South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Instagram• Facebook Esta ciudad  no solo se identifica  por sus hermosas ...

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Students from Artvivo Art School perform a traditional Colombian dance known as Cumbia.

Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival [Photo Essay]

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Foundation held its 8th annual Hispanic Cultural Festival on Oct. 21 and 22. The free festival showcased the diversity of Hispanic heritage and culture in South Florida. It included international and local artists, musicians, dancers and food vendors from different Latin American countries to celebrate and promote not only their culture, ...

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Latte art. (Image via Wikicommons)

Brewing Buddha in Pinecrest weathers the storm

Jordan Athos stood at an industrial register on a recent Wednesday at the Brewing Buddha Café and Arthouse in Pinecrest. Just a few months earlier Brewing Buddha opened its doors, unaware that it would have to close them almost immediately due to Hurricane Irma. “It made me feel very vulnerable when I heard Irma was coming to town,” said Athos. ...

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