South Beach http://blog.wlrn.org en House That Hosted Beatles May Not Have 'Any Time At All' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/house-hosted-beatles-may-not-have-any-time-all <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A home that provided the backdrop for a </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://life.time.com/icons/beatles-swimming-pool-story-behind-famous-photo/#1" target="_blank">1964 photo shoot with the Beatles</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is up for demolition, according to a notice placed in the Miami Herald this month. That possibility has some people reminiscing about old times and others whispering "historic preservation."</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 03:52:28 +0000 Wilson Sayre 31573 at http://blog.wlrn.org House That Hosted Beatles May Not Have 'Any Time At All' David's Cafe Serves Its Last Colada http://blog.wlrn.org/post/davids-cafe-serves-its-last-colada <p>David’s Café, an iconic South Beach haunt for locals and tourists alike, closed its doors for good this weekend.</p><p>Located the corner of 11th Street and Collins Avenue, David’s was flanked road construction that has dragged on for almost a year. The project has blocked sidewalks and increased gridlock. Adrian Gonzalez, owner, blamed the construction and the recession for sealing the café’s fate.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:39:20 +0000 Wilson Sayre 31111 at http://blog.wlrn.org David's Cafe Serves Its Last Colada WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Feb. 10-14 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrns-five-most-popular-stories-feb-10-14 <p></p><p>The death -- or not -- of Wynwood is our most popular story this week, topping out with more than double the views of the other stories in this list. Perhaps the loss of Wynwood's "authenticity" resonates with more South Floridians than opening relations with Cuba, a move that according to recent surveys most Floridians would back. Read on to find out what else made our list this week.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:33:06 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 28034 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Feb. 10-14 Popular Miami DJ's Family Pushes To Raise Healthcare Funds http://blog.wlrn.org/post/popular-miami-djs-family-pushes-raise-healthcare-funds <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <title></title> </p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami's Mark </span>Leventhal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is something of a legend in the local DJ community.</span></p><p>“He was the first guy to go from rock to hip-hop, from hip-hop to old school to a dance record," says Miami's <a href="https://twitter.com/DJAFFECT" target="_blank">DJ Affect</a>. "He was actually one of the only DJs who was able to cross over from being a nightclub guy to the corporate side.”</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:26:12 +0000 Bernard Hacker 27176 at http://blog.wlrn.org Popular Miami DJ's Family Pushes To Raise Healthcare Funds Meet The Man Behind All Those South Beach Pastels http://blog.wlrn.org/post/meet-man-behind-all-those-south-beach-pastels <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; white-space: pre-wrap; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">In 1976, South Beach's population was aging and so were the buildings.</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Then came Leonard Horowitz.</span></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:06:31 +0000 Julia Duba 18005 at http://blog.wlrn.org Meet The Man Behind All Those South Beach Pastels Audio Postcard: Magic Hour On South Beach http://blog.wlrn.org/post/audio-postcard-magic-hour-south-beach <p>Sunrise is a special time on South Beach, but on holiday weekends, it's a magic hour.</p><p class="p1">Right around dawn, there's a brief overlap as the night owls wind down and the early birds gear up for a new day.</p><p class="p1">"It's peaceful, it's quiet. All of the chaos kind of dies down," observed&nbsp;Malika Everette, who woke up early on Memorial Day to take photos of the sunrise over South Beach. Everette&nbsp;planned to post the landscapes to&nbsp;Instagram before heading back home to Atlanta.</p><p class="p1">The dawn hours are for locals, too.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Sammy Mack 14740 at http://blog.wlrn.org Audio Postcard: Magic Hour On South Beach A Field Guide To Miami Cars Cruising On South Beach http://blog.wlrn.org/post/field-guide-miami-cars-cruising-south-beach <p></p><p>South Florida has serious car culture and Memorial Day weekend is one of the best times of year to see it in its full splendor. As <a href="http://www.urbanbeachweek.us/" target="_blank">Urban Beach Week </a>draws car enthusiasts from all over the country to South Beach, there’s no mistaking a local car if you know what to look for.</p><p>“I can just look at cars and tell which one is from Miami,” says Isaac Hernandez, a Miami car enthusiast and owner of <a href="http://www.ridekreations.com/" target="_blank">Ride Kreations</a>.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 13:00:49 +0000 Anthony Segovia 12765 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Field Guide To Miami Cars Cruising On South Beach Tour Guide Discovers Lincoln Road Ghost Town During Urban Beach Week http://blog.wlrn.org/post/tour-guide-discovers-lincoln-road-ghost-town-during-urban-beach-week <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In preparation for Urban Beach Week, WLRN-Miami&nbsp;Herald News asked members of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/insight/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(62, 72, 122);">Public Insight Network</a>&nbsp;to weigh in on the festival.&nbsp;</em></p> Sat, 25 May 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Kelly Woodward 14610 at http://blog.wlrn.org Tour Guide Discovers Lincoln Road Ghost Town During Urban Beach Week Florida Staycations and Fine Wines by the Glass (Tube) http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-staycations-and-fine-wines-glass-tube <p></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 14500 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Staycations and Fine Wines by the Glass (Tube) The Miami Marathon: A First-Person Account From A Morning Hater http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-marathon-first-person-account-morning-hater <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As someone who does not fit the description of a morning person, there are few things that entice me to get out of bed before the sun rises on a weekend. But at 6:15 a.m. on Feb. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Sonya Stoa 9009 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Miami Marathon: A First-Person Account From A Morning Hater Local Music: Aaron Lebos On Childhood http://blog.wlrn.org/post/local-music-aaron-lebos-childhood <p></p><p>As a child, Aaron Lebos was given a choice of two musical instruments: piano or violin. He chose the piano and spent the next six years dedicated to the instrument, winning five state-wide competitions.</p><p></p><p>But at the age of 11, he picked up the guitar.</p><p>More than a decade later he's still strumming it.</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Jackie Skevin 7610 at http://blog.wlrn.org Local Music: Aaron Lebos On Childhood Untitled Art Fair: New Kid On The Basel Block http://blog.wlrn.org/post/untitled-art-fair-new-kid-basel-block <p></p><p>The UNTITLED&nbsp;art fair is the new kid on the Basel block. It's the event’s first year.</p><p></p><p>The fair itself has a distinctly South Florida feel to it. The large, airy white tent has soft, filtered lighting and looks out over the ocean.&nbsp;Adding to the Miami vibe are the girls wandering around promoting various kinds of alcohol by handing out freebies.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Among them were the Hendricks gin girls, Jacqueline Sanabia and Kezia Linden, who, I thought, were wearing some pretty snazzy little hats.</p><p></p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 13:07:35 +0000 Arianna Prothero 5971 at http://blog.wlrn.org Untitled Art Fair: New Kid On The Basel Block