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Students paint without brushes

Yolanda Gloria, 42, paints with a palette knife in Mai Yap’s class. MATIAS J. OCNER / South Florida News Service           By ALINA DIAZ Read in Miami Herald In the summer of 1997, Ana Gonzalez traveled to San Miguel Allende, Mexico, to study ceramics and find a new start after her 36-year marriage ended in divorce. ...

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Barber-Little Havana

As Cubans move on, face of Little Havana changes

A taste of Nicaragua: Allapattah resident Steve Zelaya gets a trim from Lesly Arana, originally from Nicaragua, at La Esquina Barber Shop in Little Havana. DANIEL BOCK / For the Miami Herald.         By KATHERINE LEPRI Read in Miami Herald Every Sunday after Mass in Little Havana, crowds of Nicaraguans mingle cafeteria-style at Yambo Restaurant eating carne asada and gallo ...

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Westchester tattoo parlor features all-female artists

Talent Pool: The artists are, from left, Carla Velozo, Janielle ‘Jani’ Gaggero, Natalia ‘Dread’ Marin and Victoria ‘Tori’ Fernandez. Photos by: DANIEL BOCK / For the Miami Herald         By AMANDA RABINES Read in Miami Herald After reading all the Harry Potter books and attending as many Harry Potter conventions as possible, Monica Leon, 19, sought her first ...

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Magic Planet

All things tech will be the focus of festival at Coconut Grove science museum

‘MAGIC PLANET’: The ‘Magic Planet’ exhibit at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Science Museum focuses on climate change and is an interactive eight-screen, multi-user display. Juan Manuel Garcia / Patricia and Phillip Frost Science Museum       By Matias J. Ocner and Crystal Chew Read in Miami Herald When Gillian Thomas drives down Biscayne Boulevard, she looks past AmericanAirlines Arena ...

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A young journalist fights to prove those who doubted him wrong

Journalism student, Juan Endara, 27, brings his iPad to class to type notes. Photo by Lianna Saldana / South Florida News Service           By Lianna Saldana  A South Florida News Service Article and Video Juan Endara, a journalism student at Florida International University, struggles with speech impairment because of a stroke he had as a baby. Discouraged ...

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Alexander Gonzalez, 27, from Hialeah plays the character Oliver in front of the chorus during a performance of Oliver Button is a Sissy, a musical meant to teach kids about bullying, by The Miami Gay Men’s Chorus at Coral Gables Congregational Church in Coral Gables on Feb. 25. (Photo by Chris Curto / Miami Herald)

Miami Gay Chorus performance to highlight bullying

When Raul Morin was 15, he sat in front of the class jock in school, “the wrestler, football player, big, beefy guy,” who bullied him for being gay. “I was the class nerd, the closeted white elephant no one could talk about,” said Morin, now 33. The bully would write the word “fag” on the back of his shirt, in ...

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W.J. Students

W.J. Bryan Elementary students create a book about their school

Third and fifth grade students at W.J. Bryan Museum Magnet School in North Miami wrote and illustrated a work of historical fiction about the Mediterranean revival building’s history and renovation that will publish in the Library of Congress. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD     By MADISON FANTOZZI A Miami Herald article and a South Florida News Service video ...

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Chantal Gabriel

Coral Gables Museum will hold a panel discussion Thursday on South Florida’s fragile water supply

Chantal Gabriel, a student at the University of Miami, checks out some of the art works that are part of the exhibit, ‘Water is Life,’ at the Coral Gables Museum, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Coral Gables. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD       By MATIAS J. OCNER Read in Miami Herald Imagine turning the faucet on ...

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Jennifer Gonzalez - Pro Tech Bike Shop

Thousands of cyclists participate in Miami’s February Critical Mass ride

Jennifer Gonzalez, 28, participated on Feb. 28 in the monthly Critical Mass Ride, which was near 13 miles long and extended into Downtown, Little Havana and Flagler neighborhoods.  Photo by: Matias J. Ocner / South Florida News Service.       By Matias Joaquin Ocner  South Florida News Service The noise of gears switching, freewheels clicking and bike horns honking ...

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capture the moment visitors

Traveling Pulitzer Prize photo exhibit stops in Miami

In order to conserve space, the “Capture the Moment” exhibit uses monitors and companion guidebooks to provide guests with information on the historical images. Photo by: Matias J. Ocner/South Florida News Service.         By Matias Joaquin Ocner and Alina Diaz South Florida News Service When Cyma Rubin, the curator of the “The Pulitzer Prize Photographs: Capture the Moment exhibit,” was leaving the ...

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