Lip Service

Nochebuena In Miami
6:35 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve In Miami: Never Look A Pig In The Eye Before Roasting It

Chef Todd Webster drives this little piggy home from Mary's Ranch in Hialeah. The pig was later roasted in a caja china at the Front Porch Cafe in December.
Credit Todd Webster / The Front Porch Cafe

Today is Nochebuena, Christmas Eve, and for many Hispanics, that means roasting a whole pig. This Christmas tradition scared journalist and author Carlos Frias as a boy. But he got through it with one piece of advice: “Never look a pig in the eye.”

Frias told a version of this story at a Lip Service event:

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Remembering Andrew
11:12 am
Wed August 15, 2012

In Case Of Emergency, Don't Call Me

Coconuts/stock photo
Trina Sargalski

You may think you know how you’d react during an emergency.  Andrea Askowitz thought she did.  Then came Hurricane Andrew.

Askowitz one of the co-founders of the Lip Service series in Miami.  During these performances, ordinary people tell true stories about their lives–on stage. Andrea Askowitz brings us her own true story about August 1992.  It’s called “In Case of Emergency.”

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Lip Service
3:38 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

True South Florida Story: Helen And Her Three Husbands

Helen always wore a matching crochet beret, made by her hands.
Maria de los Angeles

Writer Maria de los Angeles read her story Helen and Her Three Husbands at a live event produced by Under the Sun and Lip Service at the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. The next Lip Service storytelling event is October 1. Tickets are on sale.

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Under the Sun
5:10 pm
Thu August 11, 2011

True South Florida Story: Club Kid

Jeremy Glazer shares his story with the audience.
David Samayoa

Jeremy Glazer read his story Club Kid at a live event produced by Under the Sun and Lip Service at the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. The sold-out event featured true stories about life in South Florida. Jeremy is a legislative analyst, a former high school teacher and a Miami native.

I live on South Beach. But I’m not gay and I don’t go to clubs.

It’s weird, I know.

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Lip Service
1:02 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

True South Florida Story: Drama

Esther Martinez shares her story with the audience.
David Samayoa

Lip Service co-producer Esther Martinez read her story Drama at a live event she helped produce with Under the Sun at the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. The sold-out event featured true stories about life in South Florida. The full show will air on WLRN June 4-5.

By Esther Martinez

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Lip Service
12:59 pm
Thu May 19, 2011

True South Florida Story: Rosa’s Corner

Terence Cantarella shares his story with the audience.
David Samayoa

Terence Cantarella read his story Rosa’s Corner at a live event produced by Under the Sun and Lip Service at the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. The sold-out event featured true stories about life in South Florida. The full show will air on WLRN June 4-5.

By Terence Cantarella

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Lip Service
1:20 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

True South Florida Story: Respect

Brenda Mezick shares her story with the audience.
David Samayoa

Assistant State Attorney Brenda Mezick read her story Respect at a live event produced by Under the Sun and Lip Service at the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. The sold-out event featured true stories about life in South Florida. The full show will air on WLRN June 4-5.

By Brenda Mezick

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Lip Service
1:11 pm
Sat January 1, 2011

Six-Word South Florida Memoirs

“Man, she don’t speak no Spanish!”
(What I heard as I was getting checked out by one African American man and two Latinos while buying a cafe con leche in Hialeah.)
Tara Kray, Gainesville

Born and raised; a rare breed.
Mallory Colliflower, Hollywood

Best compliment: white boy’s got rhythym!
Marc Rabinowitz, New York City

My favorite place. Family, sun, ocean.
Elaine Cyr, Boca Raton

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