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How A Spark For An Idea For A Sneaker Turned Crystal4U Into A Sparkling Business

These pairs of Converse, embedded using Swarovski crystals by Cynthia Rodriguez, go for about $250. Tatiana Bonilla/South Florida News Service.         By Tatiana Bonilla Read in The Miami Herald During her freshman year in high school, Megan Rodriguez, now 21, wore Converse sneakers of various colors almost every day. Her signature style of shoes would not change, even ...

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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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Survivalist Network Readies For Any Catastrophe

Chris Petrovich ,43, co-organizer of the South Florida Survivalist Network, teaching an introductory course on Prepping on April 21 at Topeekeegee Yugnee Park in Hollywood, FL. Photo by Julissa Alburquerque / South Florida News Service       By Julissa Alburquerque Standing in front of a privately owned Cold War era Atomic bomb shelter, Chris Petrovic recently held a gas ...

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South Beach Skate Night allows friends, skaters to bond

Every Wednesday night at 10:30 pm, skaters from all over Miami meet for “South Beach skate night” behind the Quicksilver store on Lincoln Road. The skaters embark on a two to four hour route that can be from seven to 14 miles.  Photo by Genesis Viera.       By Genesis Viera Miguel Hine, 35, travels 18 miles every week ...

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Finnish-American Home Opens Doors To Clients Who Are Not Finnish

A refurbished assisted living room in the Finnish-American Rest Home, which is now named The Village on High Ridge. Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post         By Brittny C. Valdes Read in The Palm Beach Post When the first wave of Finnish immigrants in Lake Worth grew old, a Finnish speaking resting home was born. “The ...

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Bicyles Plus Alice In Wonderland Equals A Wide Ride

Front Yard Theatre Collective members Gabriela Fernandez, left, and Diane Garcia rehearse their parts as Alice and the Queen, respectively, for their upcoming “Alice in Wynwoodland” theatrical-bike tour, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Miami. The ride takes place on Saturday at 6 p.m., starting from the Omni Metromover station. Daniel Bock / The Miami Herald     By Jessica Roiz ...

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Kids Can Dress Like Storybook Characters For Parade

By Lourdes Dominguez Read in The Miami Herald A few times a week, Sofia Beatriz Vizcarra, 8, visits the Miami-Dade County Public Library branch in Kendall to read fairy tales. But this Saturday, she will become a princess. “My favorite books are princess stories,” said Vizcarra, who will dress-up as a princess for the first Miami-Dade Public Library’s Art of ...

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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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