Ninth Annual Day of the Dead celebration in Fort Lauderdale

The Ninth Annual Day of the Dead celebration in downtown Fort Lauderdale is happening today, Nov. 2, from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. The celebration starts with the Ofrendas exhibit at the New River Inn Fort Lauderdale History Center from 3 to 8 p.m. The “Azteca Stage” at the Huizenga

2018-11-02T10:08:00+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Music|

Afrobeta, Miami-based duo, competes in filmmaking competition

Afrobeta, an electro-funk duo based in Miami, is exploring their Cuban heritage via a documentary its makers are attempting get bankrolled online.  "Birthright?!" by directors Jayme Gershen and Cristina Garcia, follows Tony Smurphio and Cuci Amador as they visit the island their parents fled from in the 1960s for the first time. They are

2018-10-26T10:44:35+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Music|

Royal Caribbean performers sweat it out at BBC

Aerial studios. Vocal rooms. A 20,000-square-foot costume-making facility. Royal Caribbean performers can be found training behind the doors of a glass-walled building located on the Florida International University campus in North Miami. The cruise line building’s main purpose, according to its website, is for work related to performances on the Celebrity, Azamara and Royal

2018-10-26T10:42:55+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Music|

South Florida Access: Native American brothers bring home MTV music award

The inaugural episode of South Florida Access features two MTV Video Music Award winning musicians from the Seminole Tribe of Florida: Spencer and Doc Battiest. The brothers discuss their start in music with host Jay Valle as well working with Taboo, a member of the Black Eyed Peas. Taboo worked with seven indigenous artists on “Stand Up/

2018-10-18T09:51:09+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Lifestyle, Music, Video/Audio|

Coffee Shop Talk: Maluma album cover controversy

Maluma, the Colombian reggaeton singer, has received a significant amount of pushback in the last few weeks about his latest album cover. This is not the first time the singer has been accused of being sexist. In 2016 a petition was started on Change.org to remove his song "Cuatro Babys" from digital platforms because

2018-10-03T12:59:52+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Music|

Churchill’s Pub celebrates 39 years of variety

People from all over the world came to Churchill's Pub in Little Haiti to celebrate its 39th anniversary this week, taking part in the "8 Days of Churchill's" festival that boasted over a hundred band and art performances, local vendors, food trucks and mosh pits. Michael Friewald, an illustrator from

2018-10-18T09:38:26+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Lifestyle, Music, Photos, Potential Award Entries|

HistoMiami celebrates iconic rock ‘n’ roll festival [Video]

HistoryMiami Museum hosted the 50th anniversary of the Miami Pop Festival on May 19. The museum exhibited photographs taken by Ken Davidoff during the festival in May 1968. Special guest included Leon Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix brother. Ken Davidoff photographed Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and other legendary rock artists of that era. He revealed a never-before-seen

2018-08-07T18:54:39+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Music, Video/Audio|

A local band formed by two siblings debuted their first EP [Video]

AnastasiaMax, a band formed by 15-year-old Anastasia and 19-year-old Maxamillion Brenner, hosted a release party in celebration of their debut album at Cash Only, a bar in Fort Lauderdale. With the help of Joshua Diaz, music producer and band member of KIDS, the siblings were able to create their EP The Haunt. AnastasiaMax will be

2018-08-07T18:55:36+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Lifestyle, Music, Video/Audio|

Heavy metal dad and his band spread awareness and raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis

Meet Diego Sandoval, the bassist for the heavy metal band, Sevensins. A Cuban native who came to the United States when he was 24, Sandoval now headlines shows at bars and motorcycle clubs with his friends. But the love he has for his band is nothing compared to the love he has for his son, James. When

2018-02-16T04:50:00+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Lifestyle, Music|

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

2017-11-11T13:10:03+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Music, Uncategorized|