Little Havana http://blog.wlrn.org en This Is What It Sounds Like When You Put Miami Babies On A Pile Of Snow http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-it-sounds-when-you-put-miami-babies-pile-snow <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">When I got an email from my daughter’s preschool, titled "Snow Day!" I was confused. In the Northeast, where I grew up, snow days mean the school is closed.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:58:51 +0000 Elaine Chen 28405 at http://blog.wlrn.org This Is What It Sounds Like When You Put Miami Babies On A Pile Of Snow How A Book And A Brain Help Win Lotteries In Little Havana http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-book-and-brain-help-win-lotteries-little-havana <p>In Hialeah’s Power Food Supermarket, a lottery cashier named Isabel takes a pause between customers.<br /><br />In nine years working at the store, she has seen many hopeful people play the different Florida lottery games. The 1 in 10,000 chances of winning big with a Play 4 ticket might seem disheartening, but Isabel knows about a Cuban lottery superstition that ignores the statistics.<br /> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:55:29 +0000 Enrique Torres 26806 at http://blog.wlrn.org How A Book And A Brain Help Win Lotteries In Little Havana Little Havana Serves As Backdrop For 'UltraVox' Opera http://blog.wlrn.org/post/little-havana-serves-backdrop-ultravox-opera <p>Opera doesn’t always happen in an opera house. Sometimes it happens on Calle Ocho. “UltraVox,” conceived, directed and performed by tenor Santo Martin Cordero and soprano Eloisa M. Ferrer, runs August 2-3 at the intimate SIR Studio on Calle Ocho in Miami’s Little Havana.</p><p>“The artist is an inventive and daring individual who upsets and disturbs, enlightens and seeks a better understanding of the self and the world,” said Cordero. “We weave song, movement and spoken word during this interdisciplinary performance.”</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:50:31 +0000 Neil de la Flor 17838 at http://blog.wlrn.org Little Havana Serves As Backdrop For 'UltraVox' Opera How The Marlins Stadium Deal Has Changed South Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/live-chat-marlins-stadium-deal-today-1100-am <p></p><p>The public funding in the Marlins stadium deal has been called one of the biggest boondoggles in sports history. But hardly any stadium now is built with only private funds. Why do governments fund these facilities?</p><p>On April 1, opening day of Marlins' season, Rick Horrow with WLRN-Miami Herald News hosted a special roundtable, Foul Ball! The Future of the Marlins in Miami, a two-hour radio special on the impact of the Marlins stadium deal. Some of the guests included:</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 11557 at http://blog.wlrn.org How The Marlins Stadium Deal Has Changed South Florida Four Musical Ways People Celebrated Hugo Chavez's Death http://blog.wlrn.org/post/four-musical-ways-people-celebrated-hugo-chavezs-death <p>All Tuesday night, we listened to South Floridians react to the death of Hugo Chavez. Many (most) of the reactions were celebratory. Those celebrations took the form of songs, drive-by shoutings and apparently an accordion death ballad.</p><p>Below is a roundup of the most colorful reactions to the death of Venezuela's oft-beloved and perhaps equally hated leader.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:21:39 +0000 Daniel Rivero & Kenny Malone 10397 at http://blog.wlrn.org Four Musical Ways People Celebrated Hugo Chavez's Death