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A plane damaged by Hurricane Andrew. (Photo courtesy of Barry Fellman)

“Hurricane” tears through Miami Book Fair

The 34th annual Miami Book Fair officially kicked off on Sunday with the help of a photo exhibition focused on a specific part of the damage caused by Hurricane Andrew. Adjacent to the main stage hangs a series of six photographs mounted on light gray canvases. Each photograph contains brightly colored images of planes and hangars that fell to the ...

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Man with tattoo. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Villain Arts tattoo convention comes to Wynwood [Video]

Villain Arts has hosted tattoo conventions for the last 17 years, at 14 locations nationwide, but last weekend was its first in Wynwood. Owner Troy Timpel decided to bring the event to Miami after attending Art Basel about two years ago. “What makes this event special is the amazing tattoo artists from all over the world,” he said. By Victoria ...

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"Harry Potter" poster

Coral Gables Art Cinema celebrates 20 years of “Harry Potter”

Harry Potter themed festivities in honor of the series’ 20th anniversary began last weekend at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. On Saturday the cinema began with an 11 a.m. showing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” All seven films will be shown in the next few weeks on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. Albert Bell attended the movie ...

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Elaborate face painting is a defining characteristic of dancers participating in the celebration of Dia de Los Muertos.

Dia de los muertos in Miami [Photo Essay]

History Miami Museum and the Mexican Consulate celebrated Dia de los Muertos on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican tradition that honors the dead through lively festivities. During the celebration, guests painted their own sugar skull and viewed an altar created by the Instituto Cultural de Mexico. Guests were also able to taste authentic Mexican food and ...

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Behind the Byline: Victoria Salas

Welcome to the latest edition of “Behind the Byline.” This week, we speak to Victoria Salas about the story behind her story “Entre’Acte Theatrix shines spotlight on novice actors.” — Interview by Catherine Guzman, production by Charlotte Alba, South Florida News Service

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A copy of the playbill from the "Rocky Horror Picture Show." (Victoria Salas/SFNS)

Entre’Acte Theatrix shines spotlight on novice actors

The founder of Entre’Acte Theatrix, a semi-professional company in Palm Beach Gardens, said the troupe aims to give young actors the stage time they wouldn’t get elsewhere. Vicki Halmer founded the Palm Beach Principal Players, a theatre company for high school students, 17 years ago. About eight years ago, it transformed into its current form, primarily casting individuals between the ages ...

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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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