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

2018-09-21T09:28:34+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Featured, 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

2018-09-21T09:28:15+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Lifestyle, Music, Photos, Potential Award Entries, Promo|

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|

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

2017-10-30T19:46:57+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Music|

“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)

2017-11-16T15:36:06+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Music, Video/Audio|

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

2017-11-06T19:59:34+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Food & Dining, Lifestyle, Music, Photos|

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

2017-10-18T20:53:32+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Music|