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Wynwood donut shop drawing fans with beer, bourbon confections [Video]

Xuan Guerrero and Denise Diaz recalled the first time they came across the small, white-and-blue food truck with a round sign that read “The Salty Donut Artisanal Donut Shoppe & Coffee Bar.” They were in Wynwood and the truck was surrounded by crowds lined up to get the chef-made, artisanal doughnuts. After a few months of visiting, the only change ...

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Frida Exantus paints one of the drawings provided by ArtCares for Kids with help from Liz Portuondo (right) and hospital volunteer Barbara Nunez. (Photo by Jocelyn Talavera / South Florida News Service)

Street artists and muralists come together to benefit ArtCares for Kids

At an art show in 2010, artist Christine Lyall noticed a father and son looking at her painting. While the father admired the painting at eye level, the little boy balanced on his tiptoes trying to get a better look. “I just thought, too bad it’s not low enough for the kid to see it better,” said Lyall, 48, who ...

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Edson Jean and Joshua Jean-Baptiste of Miami, winners of a $25,000 Project Greenlight contest. (Photo courtesy Mike Atwood)

Young Haitian-American filmmakers in Miami win $25,000 Project Greenlight contest [Video]

Edson Jean and Joshua Jean-Baptiste, two young Haitian-American roommates, last fall entered a three-minute pitch video in a Project Greenlight contest hoping to get funding for a proposed web series three-and-a-half years in the making. “Too often we’ve applied for stuff and gotten runner-up or made it to the finals,” said Jean-Baptiste, 26. “You kind of prime yourself to being ...

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Glades Middle School Jazz Band practices with the new music equipment after the collaboration between Miami-Dade Schools and Music for Your Heart Foundation. Courtesy of Music for Your Heart

Music for Your Heart foundation teaches children ‘What Really Matters’

Two years ago, Felipe Carvajal, a Flamenco musician, moved to Miami from Seville, hoping to expand his international career. He was an established musician in Spain and wanted to leave his footprint into the American music scene. “It was extremely difficult to leave a place where I lived and breathed the music I love,” said Carvajal, now 27. “Certainly, I ...

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Haitian artist Turgo Bastien paints the old St. Claire Laundry and Dry Cleaners building in Little Haiti on Nov. 10, 2015. (Photo by: Alfonso Duran, South Florida News Service)

Artist paints colorful new life into vintage Little Haiti building

When Turgo Bastien created his first painting, it wasn’t with a brush or acrylic paint. The artist, then 8, turned a chicken feather into a brush, soaked it in house paint and used an old shirt as the canvas. It was a neighbor who encouraged him to pursue art for a living. “She looked at my work and said, ‘Turgo, ...

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Javier Aragonés, 32, and Wilmer Salgado, 39, watch as Piero Menor, 32, kicks the ball into the 21-inch hole at the Melreese. (Photo courtesy of Piero Menor)

New game gets a foothold on South Florida golf courses

When Piero Menor, 32, goes to the International Links Melreese Country Club, he sports an aqua blue polo shirt, knee high athletic socks, indoor soccer shoes, golf shorts, a size five soccer ball and a golf hat. Menor, one of the hosts of Miami’s channel América Tevé’s Agárrese Quien Pueda show, doesn’t go to Melreese to play golf. He goes ...

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Cagney Kobrin and Michael Schock warm up before playing bubble soccer at Weekend P.E. (Photo courtesy of Weekend P.E.)

Soccer in a bubble is a growing sport in Miami-Dade

When Randy Carlson, 39, and Jake Sibely, 43, want to feel like kids again, instead of soccer, they play bubble soccer. “We can all remember when we were 5, 6, 7, 8 years old and just having that physical freedom,” said Sibely, co-founder of the U.S. Bubble Soccer Association. “But as you get older and more stiff, and maybe more ...

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Concrete Beach Brewery at 325 NW 24th St. in Wynwood is organizing the monthly cleanups.

Wynwood brewery organizes family-friendly clean ups after late-night monthly Art Walks

Every second Saturday of the month, Art Walk gathers hundreds in the Wynwood district, where people enjoy street art as well as gallery events and food trucks. But once the party ends, what’s left behind is usually garbage covering the streets and sidewalks. Beginning Nov. 15, Concrete Beach Brewery is creating an after-party event out of every second Sunday, with ...

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App entrepreneurs, Shari Linton and Laurie Hinshelwood. (Courtesy photo)

Miami singletons start ‘My Single City’ app

Two years ago, Laurie Hinshelwood, 32, and Shari Linton, 30, childhood friends and Miami residents, booked a cruise to the Bahamas, hoping to find single men while on vacation. To their surprise, all of the men they met on the cruise “were taken.” “We were so disappointed,” said Linton, a former finance representative for American Airlines. “We said to ourselves, ...

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Vanessa Guzman, 24, is working on building her career as a disc jockey in Miami with the help of Jordan Sanchez, 27, her mentor and promoter. She has been training with him every week for two months. (Photo by Maria Serrano, South Florida News Service)

DJ sets aside law school to follow his dream and return to spinning records

When Jordan Sanchez was 15, he started practicing to become a disc jockey. But, after playing in some clubs professionally, he decided to leave the DJ world to major in political science. He went on to law school, but something was missing. Sanchez was isolating himself from his closest friends and feeling depressed. Then, he realized his life wasn’t complete ...

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