Arts & Culture http://blog.wlrn.org en South Miami Cultural Arts Center, Summer Reading/Classical Music Suggestions and Broward Arts Cal http://blog.wlrn.org/post/south-miami-cultural-arts-center-summer-readingclassical-music-suggestions-and-broward-arts-cal <p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Ed Bell & Paul Leary 36147 at http://blog.wlrn.org South Miami Cultural Arts Center, Summer Reading/Classical Music Suggestions and Broward Arts Cal As Ramadan Comes To A Close, Local Muslims Come Together To Break Fast http://blog.wlrn.org/post/ramadan-comes-close-local-muslims-come-together-break-fast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is coming to a close. During Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day -- no food or drink.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They break the fast with a meal after sundown called </span>iftar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. <em><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/unique-eats-ramadan-edition">(See our Unique Eats: Ramadan Edition.)</a></em></span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:26:00 +0000 Carla Javier & Jephie Bernard & Selima Hussain & Constanza Gallardo 36101 at http://blog.wlrn.org As Ramadan Comes To A Close, Local Muslims Come Together To Break Fast Sholom & Mohamed: Brothers In Spite Of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sholom-mohamed-brothers-spite-israeli-palestinian-conflict <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mohamed </span>Ghumrawi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Sholom<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Neistein<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have been friends for six years.</span></p><p>Sholom is Jewish. Mohamed is Muslim and of Palestinian descent.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:04:21 +0000 Selima Hussain 36106 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sholom & Mohamed: Brothers In Spite Of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Shucker's Waterfront Grill Reopens More Than A Year After Deck Collapse http://blog.wlrn.org/post/shuckers-waterfront-grill-reopens-more-year-after-deck-collapse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than a year after </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/timeline-shuckers-deck-collapses-biscayne-bay-during-nba-finals" target="_blank">its deck collapsed during a Miami Heat game</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Shucker's Waterfront Grill is reopening with a new deck.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.shuckersbarandgrill.com/" target="_blank">The restaurant,&nbsp;</a>also known as Shucker's Bar &amp; Grill before closing last summer,&nbsp;is located in North Bay Village.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:22:11 +0000 Carla Javier 36031 at http://blog.wlrn.org Shucker's Waterfront Grill Reopens More Than A Year After Deck Collapse Despite Pioneering Integration, Jumbo's Did Not Survive http://blog.wlrn.org/post/despite-pioneering-integration-jumbos-did-not-survive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jumbo’s, a fixture of Miami's Liberty City, will serve its last batch of fried shrimp Wednesday. The diner has been open almost every hour since its first shift in 1955.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:29:19 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35993 at http://blog.wlrn.org Despite Pioneering Integration, Jumbo's Did Not Survive Vaca Frita http://blog.wlrn.org/post/vaca-frita <p></p><p>Before I looked at him I heard his voice. He was ordering from the blackboard menu.</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;">''Vaca Frita please with moros" he added. American accent all the way. But he knew he was going to be&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>getting rice and beans when he requested those items. Confidence all the way. He was told in Spanglish, "you get y una mas 'Side'."</p><p>He responded. "Do you have Maduro Plantains?"</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Si!"</span></p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 35783 at http://blog.wlrn.org Vaca Frita Vaca Frita http://blog.wlrn.org/post/vaca-frita-0 <p></p><p>Before I looked at him I heard his voice. He was ordering from the blackboard menu.</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;">''Vaca Frita please with moros" he added. American accent all the way. But he knew he was going to be&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>getting rice and beans when he requested those items. Confidence all the way. He was told in Spanglish, "you get y una mas 'Side'."</p><p>He responded. "Do you have Maduro Plantains?"</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Si!"</span></p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 35784 at http://blog.wlrn.org Vaca Frita Coral Gables Museum Celebrates History, Architecture And Community http://blog.wlrn.org/post/coral-gables-museum-celebrates-history-architecture-and-community <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The mission of the Coral Gables Museum is multifaceted, with a focus on community as well as art.&nbsp; Caroline </span>Breder-Watts<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently spoke with Executive Director Christine </span>Rupp<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hear the interview here:</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:45:51 +0000 Caroline Breder-Watts 35794 at http://blog.wlrn.org Coral Gables Museum Celebrates History, Architecture And Community Despite Key West's Gay-Friendly History, Gay Marriage Took This Long http://blog.wlrn.org/post/despite-key-wests-gay-friendly-history-gay-marriage-took-long <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It only took a few hours for the state Attorney General’s office to appeal </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/attorney-general-files-notice-appeal-monroe-county-gay-marriage-approval" style="line-height: 1.5;">Thursday’s Monroe County <strong>ruling</strong> declaring Florida’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The appeal means any marriage licenses for gay couples are put on hold.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:51:05 +0000 Nancy Klingener 35763 at http://blog.wlrn.org Despite Key West's Gay-Friendly History, Gay Marriage Took This Long What The Reopening Of The Caribbean Marketplace Means For Little Haiti http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-reopening-caribbean-marketplace-means-little-haiti <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After being shut down for a little over a decade, the newly renovated Caribbean Marketplace in Little Haiti will bring life back into this tight-knit enclave.</span></p><p>The Marketplace&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">opened in 1990 and closed just nine years later due to structural and financial problems.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Northeast Second Avenue Partnership was involved in the building’s renovation.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:52:13 +0000 Jephie Bernard 35761 at http://blog.wlrn.org What The Reopening Of The Caribbean Marketplace Means For Little Haiti Renew Your Drivers License At The Overtown Music And Arts Festival http://blog.wlrn.org/post/renew-your-drivers-license-overtown-music-and-arts-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time, the </span>Overtown<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Music and Arts Festival won't only have live musical performances, art exhibits and free food; you can also get your drivers license renewed.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yvette Harris, a spokesperson for the event, says the service is being offered because going to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get a license renewal is sometimes a challenge for some locals.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:40:44 +0000 Selima Hussain 35673 at http://blog.wlrn.org Renew Your Drivers License At The Overtown Music And Arts Festival International Mango Festival Uses Auction As Education http://blog.wlrn.org/post/international-mango-festival-uses-auction-education-1 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the weekend, the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden hosted the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">22nd</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual International Mango Festival.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:08:33 +0000 Carla Javier 35554 at http://blog.wlrn.org International Mango Festival Uses Auction As Education Burger Formerly Known As "Bron" Is Now "Gone" http://blog.wlrn.org/post/burger-formerly-known-bron-now-gone <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A local restaurant called </span>OneBurger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Coral Gables created the </span>Bron<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Burger back when </span>LeBron<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;James first announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat.</span></p><p>The ingredients are listed on a big sign on the wall:</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:53:51 +0000 Carla Javier 35552 at http://blog.wlrn.org Burger Formerly Known As "Bron" Is Now "Gone" Old West Grove ACE Theater Named Historic Site http://blog.wlrn.org/post/old-west-grove-ace-theater-named-historic-site <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For decades, the ACE Theater on Grand Avenue has stood as a historic monument for blacks in Coconut Grove. During a time of segregation in the </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and '</span>60s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the theater provided blacks with a place to gather, watch popular movies and cartoons and offered employment opportunities.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:34:32 +0000 Selima Hussain 35388 at http://blog.wlrn.org Old West Grove ACE Theater Named Historic Site ArtServe, Mad Cat Theatre, 30th Annual Underwater Music Festival, Palm Beach County Arts Calendar http://blog.wlrn.org/post/artserve-mad-cat-theatre-30th-annual-underwater-music-festival-palm-beach-county-arts-calendar <p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Ed Bell & Paul Leary 35346 at http://blog.wlrn.org ArtServe, Mad Cat Theatre, 30th Annual Underwater Music Festival, Palm Beach County Arts Calendar