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Attendees at the Haitian Heritage Month in North Miami. (Photo by Briana Boone / SFNS)

North Miami celebrates Haitian Flag Day at MOCA

Haitian flags flew high in North Miami as the city celebrated Haitian Heritage Month with several cultural events at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The city-sponsored happenings at the museum in May, located on the corner of Northeast 125th Street and Northwest 8th Avenue, included musical performances and Haitian vendors serving food native to several regions of Haiti. Themed “No ...

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Different types of beers. (Image via Wikicommons)

Unbranded looks to buzz things up in Hialeah

After homebrewing for 11 years, a beer enthusiast from Houston said he believes now is the perfect time for a brewery to open in Hialeah. Zachary Swanson, founder and owner of Unbranded Brewery Co., hopes to launch the city’s first brewery in its burgeoning Leah Arts District in late 2018. “I think the people of Hialeah really want something like ...

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A young woman in bikini blows a kiss at the camera. (Photo by Luis Centeno / SFNS)

Ultra Music Festival 2017 [Photo gallery]

The Ultra Music Festival descended on Miami 24-26 in Bayfront Park, bringing in people from all over the world. Though the popularity of the event has an international audience, they all have one thing in common: colorful costumes. The stranger the costumes, the better. From ballerinas and teddy bears, to tie-dyed t-shirts and bikinis, nothing is too outrageous. Inside, revelers ...

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Nature and a mural near the Wynwood Walls interact. (Photo by Luis Centeno / SFNS)

Scenes of Wynwood [Photo essay]

Known as the art and cultural center of Miami, the neighborhood of Wynwood is filled with art galleries, shops and — most famously — murals. Photographer Luis Centeno walked around the area to capture the scenes that make the area such a vibrant and interesting place.

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[Video] CHAT Miami reveals cultural history through tourism

The Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism is a network of tour operators, attractions and small businesses offering educational and interactive walking and bus tours of cultural, historical and urban contemporary experiences in Miami’s heritage communities and the Greater Miami area. Stephanie Jones, president of CHAT Miami, and a couple members speak about the importance of this service to these communities ...

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Isabella Menendez (left) and Laura Guerra-Lopez (right) after a Saturday training. (Courtesy photo)

Two teens from Kendall to serve as Miami Open ball persons

After four weeks of training, two Kendall teenagers will get to work up close and personal with some of tennis’ biggest stars at the Miami Open. Best friends Isabella Menendez, 14, and Laura Guerra-Lopez, 15, trained once a week for five hours at Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park Tennis Center before being selected as two of the 400 ball persons needed ...

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Las Olas Art Festival Part II flyer (Photo via Art Festival)

Facebook Live at Las Olas Art Fair [Video]

Though art may be found in Wynwood or the nearest museum, you may not have the time to experience it. But today, managing editor Nyamekye Daniel talked to residents on March 4 at the 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair [Part II] . Prepare to experience artwork ranging from ceramics, sculptures, jewels and paintings. Check out what she discovered:

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Club Space tries a new set of moves: yoga [Video]

Better known for parties lasting past sunrise, a new set of moves is emerging downtown at Club Space: yoga. Every Saturday at 4:20 p.m. “Yoga on the Space Terrance” takes over the usual electronic dance music. The classes are free, though attendees are asked to bring their own mats. “Yoga is a nice thing for everyone,” said Coloma Kamboosky, one ...

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#AnkaraMiami2017 Established Designers ROCKED last night!  Pictured: Jean DeCort 507 (Panama)…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BQsx5CAFz0_/ (Image via Storify)

Africa meets the runway [Video]

Friday nights took on a whole different meaning as Ankara Miami 2017 made part of one of the most important events to attend in celebration of Black History Month. Ankara Miami, Florida’s premier African fashion week, made its designers debut last Friday at Macaya Gallery in Wynwood. The event, which ran from Feb. 16-19, was hosted by Black Entertainment Television’s ...

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A nose piercing done at GOA Exotic Tattoo and Piercing (Photo by Frantz Nieto)

‘Young people’ shaped views of body modification

Though tattoos were once taboo, GOA Exotic Tattoo and Piercing owner Franz Nieto says young people are the reason for the change in views of tattoos and piercings. Nieto, who has been a tattoo artist for 20 years and has another tattoo parlor in Bogota, Colombia, opened GOA in Sweetwater six years ago. Today, he says that 30 to 40 ...

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