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Singer, Songwriter Dedicates Song to Deceased Friend

Singer and songwriter Joy Altman dedicates her latest song, titled “Eternal Friend,” to her best friend, Robin Kessler, who passed away in a scuba diving accident in 2012.  Video by Jethro Decimus and Vanessa Rodriguez / South Florida News Service.       By Jethro Decimus and Vanessa Rodriguez  South Florida News Service      

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Michael Martinez, guitar, Jorge Barrueco, drums, and Patrick Lopez, bass, play at the Aug. 3 Rock Religion summer series show in Sunset Place. The band announced during the show that they were selected as one of the 12 bands to participate in the first Rock Religion Battle of the Bands. (Photo by Silvia Rodriguez / South Florida News Service)

Teen Rock Bands Find Support In Rock Religion Community

When brothers Anthony Maestu, 17, and Dean Maestu, 15, noticed that their band, Soundglass, was not playing to the type of audience they wanted to, they knew there was a problem. “We would be playing at venues for adults — who didn’t get it and were just minding their business — instead of to kids, who are more into the ...

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Lagniappe

New Bar Offers Music In ‘Backyard Atmosphere’

Patrons eat and drink at Lagniappe in Edgewater, Saturday, July 27, 2013. Located at 3425 NE 2nd Ave., the shop sells wine, beer, cheese, and other foods to be consumed in-house or taken packaged. Daniel Bock / For The Miami Herald.       By Carlos Coba Read in The Miami Herald When David Tunnell traveled to New Orleans, he fell ...

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Sweat Records

Little Haiti Record Store Offers Live Music Too

Farrah Fleitman, 24, organizes merchandise while Edward Adames, 29, reviews store records, closing out the day at Sweat Records. Michael Sharp/South Florida News Service.         By Michael Sharp Read in The Miami Herald When Lauren Reskin, 31, decided to open Sweat Records eight years ago, she wanted her new business to unite Miami’s large but geographically spread out ...

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Oscar Fuentes

The Biscayne Poet

Oscar Fuentes, the Biscayne Poet, is the founder of the Oscar Fuentes Combo. Photo by Carolina Trejos/SFNS.           By Carolina Trejos South Florida News Service  Oscar Fuentes grew up between Miami and Honduras, listening to his father recite the poetry of classic Latins such as Pablo Neruda and a nurturing mother, parents that inspired him to ...

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Fusik

Local Band Plays Eclectic Mix

Left, base player Mack Moore, perform live with drummer Felix Garcia and Antonio Sanchez, guitarist, at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton. In the background, Daniel Naval plays the congas as Charles Gardner handles the keys. Photo courtesy of Viviana Puga.     Mike Sharp Read in The Miami Herald About 10 years ago, Antonio Sanchez, 34, Mack Moore, 30, and ...

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New Wynwood Venue Opens Doors Its For The Arts

Brigette Cormier, 24 and Juliana Triviño, 24, perform one of their choreographed contemporary dances at the 276 Art Studio during a recent show. Photo by Amanda Perrin / South Florida News Service         By Amanda Perrin Read in The Miami Herald After breaking up with his former band, The Midnight Hour, in December, Cory Antwan Ferguson rounded ...

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‘Speak Fridays’ Offer Venue For Live Music, Comedy — Even Painting

Forrest Shaw performs his standup comedy during Speak! Fridays at Inner Look located at 4925 SW 74th Court in South Miami on April 19, 2013. The open mic nights provide an outlet of self expression for stand up comedians, musicians, spoken-word artists, dancers, and actors. Max Reed / For The Miami Herald     By Amanda Perrin Read in The ...

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For Opera Singers, Performing Is An All-consuming Passion

Opera singer Lloyd Reshard Jr., right, rehearses the religious piece “Ave Maria” with the choir of St. Dominic Catholic Church for the bilingual mass on March 30 in Miami. Jeronimo Boza / South Florida News Service       By Jeronimo Boza Read in The Miami Herald It was a cold and cloudy day in 2005, and Lloyd Reshard Jr.’s ...

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Sunny Isles, FIU Team Up To Elevate Classical Music

FIU School of Music students played at the Four Seasons Concert Series opening performance for the 2012-2013 season. The FIU Symphony Orchestra was led by Maestro Grzegorz Nowak at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, 2012 in Heritage Park, located at 19200 Collins Avenue in the City of Sunny Isles Beach. Sunny Isles Beach / Michael Tribby / The Miami Herald ...

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