Eco-friendly fashion designer uses his platform to promote female empowerment

A Venezuelan fashion designer showcased his new fashion collection -- Fembra -- at the Miami Botanical Gardens Thursday, designs he says can help women feel empowered. “'Fembra' came from 'hembra,' Latin for feminine,” said Alexis Carballosa. Carballosa said he advocates for female empowerment. "I respect the cultures and religions, but

2018-10-19T13:44:06+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Davie thrift store raises money for animals 

The manager of a thrift store in Davie is approaching her 10th year raising  funds for abused and abandoned animals.       Helping Animals Thrift is owned by Stacey Sherman, a women who says she loves animals more than people and donates all the store’s proceeds to animal shelters. The shop, which she says is the only one of its kind in South Florida, opened in 2016.      “I have been thrifting for

2018-10-26T10:43:41+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

GrowFest festival takes over Homestead

On Saturday and Sunday, Redland’s Fruit & Spice Park hosted its sixth annual GrowFest festival. The festival, said organizers, focused on educating people about the importance of agriculture and sustainability. It also showcased many local vendors and growers who were ready to share their knowledge and expertise on all things grown and organic.

2019-02-04T12:41:07+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Export, Food & Dining, Lifestyle|

South Florida Access: Stefi Chacon from “El Zol”

In the second installment of South Florida Access, Camila Insuasti speaks with Stefi Chacon from "El Zol" 106.7 Miami’s #1 Latin variety radio station. Chacon is a Latin radio personality, host and producer that has inspired many Latin women in the community. Chacon tells her story about her start in the entertainment industry and why

2018-10-26T10:44:22+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Video/Audio|

Afrobeta, Miami-based duo, competes in filmmaking competition

Afrobeta, an electro-funk duo based in Miami, is exploring their Cuban heritage via a documentary its makers are attempting get bankrolled online.  "Birthright?!" by directors Jayme Gershen and Cristina Garcia, follows Tony Smurphio and Cuci Amador as they visit the island their parents fled from in the 1960s for the first time. They are

2018-10-26T10:44:35+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Music|

Royal Caribbean performers sweat it out at BBC

Aerial studios. Vocal rooms. A 20,000-square-foot costume-making facility. Royal Caribbean performers can be found training behind the doors of a glass-walled building located on the Florida International University campus in North Miami. The cruise line building’s main purpose, according to its website, is for work related to performances on the Celebrity, Azamara and Royal

2019-02-04T12:41:10+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Export, Lifestyle, Music|

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University graduate makes directorial debut with African play

Jamel Booth, a 24-year-old graduate from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, made his first directorial debut last Friday.   The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe, a satirical play about different African-American stereotypes, was presented at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium in Liberty City. During the reception, guests were provided wine

2018-10-15T12:37:01+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Arts & Culture|