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Behind the Byline: Victoria Salas & Jesse Scheckner [Video]

Welcome to the first episode of “Behind the Byline” where reporters reveal the story behind the story. In part one, we talk to Victoria Salas about her story “Local businesses come together for hurricane relief” on how the Miami community came together following Hurricane Irma. In part two we talk to South Florida News Service reporter Jesse Scheckner about his ...

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Javier Montilla, left, the author of “Ultimos Dias con Sara Montiel” sits with Herb Sosa, the director of the “Celebrate Orgullo" festival. (Carlos Castillo / SFNS)

“Celebrate Orgullo” celebrates seventh year

As it concluded its seventh year, organizers praised “Celebrate Orgullo,” South Florida’s first and only Hispanic LGBT Pride festival, as a great success. “The LGBTQ+ community continues to grow and we’ll continue to uplift and support one another,” said Herb Sosa, the director of the festival. One of the featured guests included Barcelona native and television and radio personality Javier ...

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La obra “Dominó” de  Félix González realizada con técnicas mixtas

“La mano hispana” se instala en Hialeah

Cuatro hombres absolutamente reales a simple vista con sus cigarros en la boca jugando al tradicional dominó nos dan la bienvenida al Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment, que desde el pasado viernes alberga la exhibición de arte “La mano hispana”. Las esculturas de estos caballeros, que nos trasladan directamente a cualquier rincón en la propia Cuba, conforman solo una ...

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Carla Hill vistió su corona de plumas y a ritmo de calipso recordó su pasión por los carnavales de Trinidad y Tobago. (Grethel Delgado / SFNS)

“A mi manera, sin pechos ni cabello”: el cáncer de mama convirtió a Carla Hill en una guerrera

Un almuerzo en honor a los sobrevivientes de cáncer de mama, organizado por la Ciudad de North Miami, se celebró este viernes 13 de octubre en el Joe Celestin Center. En el marco del mes de la prevención del cáncer de mama, el Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon tuvo como plato fuerte los testimonios de quienes han enfrentado esta enfermedad. Por ...

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Attendees of III Points have mixed feelings following Vegas shooting

The III Points Festival, which began Friday and goes through the weekend, has some concerned about their safety following the shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month — but many say they will be putting their fears aside to rock at the Mana Wynwood. Morgan Canada, a 23-year-old Miami resident, has been waiting for the III Points Festival for an ...

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Zumba con propósito

Los desastres naturales han sido sin duda protagonistas de este año 2017, pero también lo ha sido la voluntad y la buena fe de las personas a las comunidades afectadas por las inclemencias del clima y los movimientos telúricos. Muchísimos eventos para recaudar fondos a beneficio de las víctimas de  las  catástrofes de este año se han llevado a cabo ...

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A mountain scene available as part of the "Scenic Room" project at the Dade Correctional Institution. (Photo courtesy Florida Department of Corrections)

“Scene Room” project aims to calm inmates with natural setting — indoors

The Florida Department of Corrections has recently launched the “Scenic Room” project at Dade Correctional Institution. Spokeswoman Ashley Cook said the project is an out-of-cell room, that allows inmates to immerse themselves in a nature-like environment. Inmates participate by request. “Inmates are able to choose from a variety of images, like, beaches, mountains, and desert settings, and listen to the sounds that ...

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Red spray paint reading "Operation Condor" is on a mural of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (Natalie Sarracino / SFNS)

An Argentinian wades into #FreeVenezuela with a Maduro-themed mural

A red, yellow and blue Venezuelan flag stretches from one end of the wall to the other. Seven stars overlay the blue strip. On the left side is a skull-like depiction of current Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, while on the right side is the hashtag #FreeVenezuela. Located in Wynwood at the corner of Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest 1st Place, ...

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Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens in "The Man Who Invented Christmas." (Kerry Brown/Bleecker Street)

A movie of the story behind the story of “A Christmas Carol”

A book by a Florida International University professor detailing how Charles Dickens’ famed “A Christmas Carol” almost never got made has completed its nearly decade-long process to be made into a movie. The 2008 non-fiction book, written by Les Standiford, is set to debut on the big screen on Nov. 22. But the idea for “The Man Who Invented Christmas: ...

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Los estudiantes ayudan a bajar las donaciones. (Foto por Grthel Delgado / SFNS)

Artistas de Miami reúnen ayuda para México y Puerto Rico

Septiembre de 2017 será recordado por sus huracanes y terremotos, pero también por la cantidad de personas que han respondido a estas catástrofes, entregando lo que tienen a su alcance para levantar otra vez a los pueblos de México y Puerto Rico. Este domingo, dos eventos en Doral convocaron a cientos de personas que hicieron de la jornada una muestra ...

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