Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Coconut Grove Arts Festival Celebrated 50 Years Last Weekend

Now in its 50th year, the 2013 Coconut Grove Arts Festival brought artists from around the world to South Florida. More than 360 craftsmen showcased their creations during the three-day event from Feb. 16 to 18. Art aficionados got the chance to look, eat and shop along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive.  Marlene ...

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CrossFit Studios Take Hold In Palm Beach County

Rich Delgado, Nick Penizotto, Tommy Rodriguez and Matt Brewster perform handstands at CrossFit CityPlace. The one-handed handstand is CrossFit’s logo. Members refer to the pose as “living the logo.” – PHOTO BY BRITTNY C. VALDES / SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE       By Brittny C. Valdes Read in The Palm Beach Post When former lacrosse goalie Matt Brewster moved ...

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Hello, My Name Is iPad And I’ll Be Your Server This Evening

Camilo Gonzales, co-owner and general manager at D-Dog House, demonstrates placing an order on one of the Apple iPods installed in the restaurant, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Brickell. Customers order from the menu using fully functional Apple iPads. They can read descriptions and see pictures of the different menu items, then play games or surf the internet. DANIEL BOCK ...

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Sweet Cakes

Sweetcakes Combines Desserts, Games Once A Month

Barbie Roqueta will host the next cupcake bingo party on Tuesday. Prizes can be anything from a box of cupcakes to gift certificates from nearby businesses. PHOTO BY DANIEL BOCK / THE MIAMI HERALD       By Jessica Roiz Read in The Miami Herald When Kevin Ruiz walked by Sweetcakes in Midtown Miami on Jan. 22, he was surprised ...

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Youth Pride Band

Youth Pride Band Aims To Take A Stand Against Bullying

Local high school students rehearse for an upcoming performance with the Youth Pride Band, which was formed to combat bullying through music. PHOTO BY J.W. ARNOLD         By Andrea Cruz Last summer Natalie Mullen, 18, was glad to have some time off to go to Pembroke Mall with her half-sister Erin Mustelier, 19. But their shopping trip ...

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Walk For The Animals

‘Animal Walk’ To Help Rescue Groups Find Homes For Pets

A caged rescue dog is waiting to be adopted at the Walk for the Animals event by the Humane Society of Greater Miami. By Vanessa Rodriguez / South Florida News Service       By Banelly Paz Read in The Miami Herald When Laurie Hoffman decided to foster Gracie, a 3-year-old mixed toy greyhound who was found running in the ...

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Kiss Country

KISS Country Attracts More Listeners With Undercover Concerts

Country music artist Sara Evans was the fourth artist to perform at KISS Country’s undercover concert on Apr. 17, 2012. Her performance took place at the Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park, with an audience of more than 400 fans. PHOTO BY DANIEL ESPINOSA     By Daniel Espinosa South Florida News Service Since 8 a.m. on Jan. 28, ...

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Scripps Howard Foundation Notes SFNS’s Influence — Donates $250,000 To Student Journalists

North Miami, FL – The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) at Florida International University (FIU) today announced a $250,000 commitment from the Scripps Howard Foundation, the charitable foundation of the E.W. Scripps Company, in support of the school’s South Florida News Service (SFNS). The funds will be used to help sustain the SFNS and provide opportunities for students ...

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Kites at Haulover

Huge Kites To Soar Over Haulover Park During Festival

The Kite Festival at Haulover Park has grown from a crowd of 300 people and the largest kite being 11 feet in wingspan to more than 6,000 people and kites being up to 100 feet in length at last year’s Kite Day. Seen here is Peter Lynn, flying dog. PHOTO PROVIDED BY SKYWARD KITES     By Marcus Mones and ...

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Ernesto Fernandez

Flautist Left Cuba Behind To Pursue His Music

The Latin jazz flutist Ernesto Fernandez, front, plays with percussionist Michael Barroso, and Jorge Canovas, bassist. PHOTO BY PAMELA VIZCAINO / SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE       By Pamela Vizcaino Read in The Miami Herald Ernesto Fernandez performed his final master’s flute recital at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music on a recent Friday evening. “I’ve been ...

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