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Art Basel impacts local art supply store

Caption: Ivan De Lucía, 33, owner of I.D. Art in Downtown Miami, has to open three more hours a day during Art Basel season. His staff may work up to 15 hours a day as the date approaches.  Photo by Constanza Gallardo.         By Constanza Gallardo South Florida News Service It may take months of preparation for Miami ...

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Palace extends its breakfast club “Brunchic” all weekend

Noel Leon carefully crafts her own costumes. Photo by Natalie Merola/South Florida News Service.           By Maritza R. Moulite and Natalie Merola  Read in Miami Herald Palace South Beach, now in its 25th year, serves up sass with a side of bacon at its legendary Sunday “Brunchic,” where people gather around to eat brunch while watching a ...

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Kenji Puican, 40, at his restaurant during evening hours. (Photo by Michael Sharp / South Florida News Service)

Japanese Restaurant Provides a Broad Menu and Family Environment

When they arrived in South Florida from Japan nine years ago, Kenji Puican, 40, and his wife Saori Higa, 39, set a goal to open up their own business. Puican, who worked in warehouses for Toyota, Honda and Sony in Japan, said he knew he would eventually come to America with his wife and take advantage of the opportunities the ...

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Kings & Queens Steelband Panorama celebrates Caribbean heritage

The youngest player of Silver Stars U.S.A., winner of this year’s Panorama competition, is 9 while the eldest is in their 50s.  Photo by Alex Blencowe.         By Alex Blencowe South Florida News Service  The sounds of steel pan rang and the flashing of sequins sparkled recently at the Kings & Queens Steelband Panorama competition. The “steel ...

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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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Documentary Film Looks At Miami-Dade’s Pit Bull Ban

From left, Andres Hernandez, 25, Andrea Seamans, 37, and Alfred Vizcarra, 32, on set filming the documentary. Courtesy of Maria Garcia.         By Michael Sharp Read in The Miami Herald Miami’s Pit Fall, a documentary about Miami’s ban on pit bulls, the events that led to it and the effort to repeal it, is set for its public ...

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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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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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Colombian Party Bus Making The Rounds

Sebastian Ortega, founder of the Rumba Chiva party bus, Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Brickell. The bus offers a pick up, drop off, and return service for parties of 15 to 30 people as well as two-hour tours of Miami. Photo by Daniel Bock / The Miami Herald.       By Jessica Roiz and Loris Perozo Read in The Miami ...

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Student interns

A Reporter’s First-Person Experience In Egypt

CAIRO – Student interns Andrew Daniel, Rahul Solanki, Vijal Gala and Rishi Garg (from left to right) talk to an Egyptian man (center) who shares his view on Islam and gives free booklets about his religion. Students were visiting The Citadel, a medieval Islamic fortification that overlooks the entire city.  By Constanza Gallardo/South Florida News Service.   By Constanza Gallardo South Florida News Service  Today’s media fails to ...

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