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“A Night of Queer Cinema and Performance” showed Miami’s queer culture from the past and present. (Photo credit: Janel Rizzo)

Flaming Classics and O, Miami host “A Night of Queer Performance and Cinema”

Two Miami-based arts organizations recently united to present “Club Jewel Box: A Night of Queer Cinema and Performance,” a one-night art installation celebrating Miami’s queer culture. The event, held on April 13 inside The Jewel Box on the National YoungArts Foundation campus near Wynwood, celebrated art that pushed the boundaries of homosexuality and eroticism with six avant-garde films and accompanying ...

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Zumba instructor Janettsy Chiszar finds life through dance

Janettsy Chiszar is a Venezuelan Zumba instructor who wants to make a difference in the world. The personal trainer, fitness model and motivational speaker came to the Miami with a purpose: to inspire people to live healthy lifestyles. By Clementina Machado South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram Through Instagram, she shows more than 180,000 followers how to be healthier. On Facebook, she gives ...

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“Bunker” in Coral Gables a point of historical and cultural convergence

Looking at it now, the bunker seems smaller, less imposing—far from the edifice I’d held in my mind’s eye since I last saw it 14 years ago. Now knee-deep in vegetative overgrowth, amid the staccato chirring of grassland insects, my reunion with this strange Cold War relic feels almost anticlimactic. By Jesse Scheckner South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram The two-story cement ...

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Beautifully Human: How two photographers are positively impacting Miami’s homeless

Two photographers are using the power of the internet to help feed, clothe and raise awareness about Miami’s homeless population. In December 2016, Cheo Sobalvarro went to a photowalk with Igers Miami, an Instagram photo group, where he met Robert, a homeless man who declined to give his last name. Sobalvarro said talking to Robert changed his perception of homeless ...

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Join SFNS! Open House April 24

Current FIU students are invited to come by the South Florida News Service newsroom at noon on April 24 to visit the facility, meet current staff members and find out how they can be involved. SFNS is open to all majors, not just journalism students, and will be publishing articles, videos, photo galleries and interactive features through the summer and ...

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Leonor Munoz, MSD student, sitting on stage after town hall (Photo by Victoria Salas/SFNS)

Youth speak out at Coral Springs town hall with U.S. congressman

Momentum from the March For Our Lives protest in Washington D.C. and around the world led to the organization of Town Hall For Our Lives, a movement with more than 200 town halls throughout the nation where citizens continue to meet with their representative in order to discuss gun reform.  The students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas hosted a town hall with Congressman Ted Deutch at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts on Mar. 3. Representatives from all levels of ...

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The City of Miami unveiled a new sign honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From Left to right: Miami Public Works Director Juvenal Santana, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, State Representative Roy Hardemon, MLKEDC Executive Director Christine King, Miami Commisioner Keon Hardemon and Director of Neighborhood Enhancement Team vonCarol Kinchens

Miami unveils sign honoring Martin Luther King Jr. a day before the 50th anniversary of his murder

The City of Miami unveiled a new sign Tuesday on the southwest corner of 62nd Street and Northwest Sixth Avenue to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago tomorrow.    The sign, located by the I-95 ramp on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, depicts King and features two phrases: “Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere” and “The Dream Lives.”  By Gabriel Poblete South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Miami Chairman and District 5 Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez ...

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North Miami Beach to host sixth Magical History Tour on April 8

North Miami Beach’s Multi-Cultural Committee will host its sixth Magical History Tour, which gives citizens a great opportunity to learn more about the city they live in.   The free tour will take place on Sunday, April 8, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and use North Miami Beach’s trolley to depart from and return to the North Miami Beach Public Library at 1601 NE 164th St.   By Nick ...

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Hispanics talk Latino stereotypes, raise humorous contrasts

As we all know, South Florida is rich in Hispanic culture, especially in Miami. The city and its many neighborhoods—Bayside, Wynwood and South Beach, to name a few—are often filled with the smell of arroz con frijoles or empanadas and the sounds of salsa music and accents from all over Central and South America. By Amanda Gala, Clementina Machado, Elizabeth ...

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Many begin gathering on the streets of Washington, DC before the march begins. (Adrian Nones-Newman / SFNS)

Students feeling accomplished after rally

After marching on the nation’s capital and watching their peers and celebrities give their presentations, Marjory Stoneman Douglas students said they were optimistic about what the future holds regarding gun reform. Matthew Walker, a 17-year-old student at the Parkland, Florida school, said he was surprised at the amount of support they received. “Honestly, I thought there would be more counter ...

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