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“Mike the German” poses in his lederhosen – common attire at Oktoberfest celebrations.

Grovetoberfest hits Coconut Grove [Photo Essay]

Coconut Grove’s annual Oktoberfest celebration – aptly named Grovetoberfest – took place on Oct. 14 and featured over 500 craft beers, stouts, lagers for lederhosen-donning attendees to sample as they strolled along the newly opened Regatta Park. This year’s theme was Back to the Future and the festival even had its very own DeLorean. — Photos by Adrian Dominguez, South Florida ...

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This jaguar was restricted to another section of his habitat.

Zoo Miami reopens [Photo Essay]

Zoo Miami reopened on Oct. 14 after being closed since Sept. 7, just before Hurricane Irma hit South Florida. After the hurricane, the zoo sustained mostly landscape damage. The hyenas’ habitat suffered the most damage – it lost a large tree that provided a lot of shade. Zoo officials said tey did not view this as a loss, instead they “remodeled” the tree ...

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An acoustic guitar (photo courtesy Public Domain Images)

Making it in the Magic City music world

Six local bands including Hometown Losers, Top Tier, Happy Hour, Stay for Tonight, and Harvey, came together to perform on Oct.13 at The Fish House where they shared their stories behind Miami’s local music scene. Stay for Tonight, a five-piece band with two vocalists, are in the final stages of releasing their debut single and describe themselves as a “mixed ...

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Bailarines de la Puerta de Oro Colombiana, que se consideran embajadores del folclor de la costa de su país.
Foto: María Fernanda Becerra

Herencia Hispana: Amalgama de música, danza y gastronomía

Una fiesta de colores, ritmos y sabores  diversos cautivó a decenas de personas que asistieron este sábado a la Celebración de la Herencia Hispana en Doral Legacy Park, en la calle 82. “Todas las agrupaciones se botaron (expresión venezolana que denota excelencia) y nos permitieron disfrutar de la multiculturalidad de esta ciudad”, afirmó Eliot Silva, quien además resaltó el calor ...

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Javier Montilla, left, the author of “Ultimos Dias con Sara Montiel” sits with Herb Sosa, the director of the “Celebrate Orgullo" festival. (Carlos Castillo / SFNS)

“Celebrate Orgullo” celebrates seventh year

As it concluded its seventh year, organizers praised “Celebrate Orgullo,” South Florida’s first and only Hispanic LGBT Pride festival, as a great success. “The LGBTQ+ community continues to grow and we’ll continue to uplift and support one another,” said Herb Sosa, the director of the festival. One of the featured guests included Barcelona native and television and radio personality Javier ...

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La obra “Dominó” de  Félix González realizada con técnicas mixtas

“La mano hispana” se instala en Hialeah

Cuatro hombres absolutamente reales a simple vista con sus cigarros en la boca jugando al tradicional dominó nos dan la bienvenida al Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment, que desde el pasado viernes alberga la exhibición de arte “La mano hispana”. Las esculturas de estos caballeros, que nos trasladan directamente a cualquier rincón en la propia Cuba, conforman solo una ...

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Attendees of III Points have mixed feelings following Vegas shooting

The III Points Festival, which began Friday and goes through the weekend, has some concerned about their safety following the shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month — but many say they will be putting their fears aside to rock at the Mana Wynwood. Morgan Canada, a 23-year-old Miami resident, has been waiting for the III Points Festival for an ...

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A mountain scene available as part of the "Scenic Room" project at the Dade Correctional Institution. (Photo courtesy Florida Department of Corrections)

“Scene Room” project aims to calm inmates with natural setting — indoors

The Florida Department of Corrections has recently launched the “Scenic Room” project at Dade Correctional Institution. Spokeswoman Ashley Cook said the project is an out-of-cell room, that allows inmates to immerse themselves in a nature-like environment. Inmates participate by request. “Inmates are able to choose from a variety of images, like, beaches, mountains, and desert settings, and listen to the sounds that ...

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Red spray paint reading "Operation Condor" is on a mural of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (Natalie Sarracino / SFNS)

An Argentinian wades into #FreeVenezuela with a Maduro-themed mural

A red, yellow and blue Venezuelan flag stretches from one end of the wall to the other. Seven stars overlay the blue strip. On the left side is a skull-like depiction of current Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, while on the right side is the hashtag #FreeVenezuela. Located in Wynwood at the corner of Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest 1st Place, ...

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Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens in "The Man Who Invented Christmas." (Kerry Brown/Bleecker Street)

A movie of the story behind the story of “A Christmas Carol”

There is probably no holiday tale told more famously than Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Ebenezer Scrooge, the rich and crotchety miser who transforms into a grandfatherly soul after seeing where his life is going, has been a symbol of the holiday spirit for centuries, along with Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley and the other classic characters from the British story. ...

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