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Arts
7:00 am
Mon February 11, 2013

How Burritos and Bourbon Are Saving One Historic MiMO Motel

Since a previous renovation attempt, the former Sunshine Motel has sat vacant at Biscayne Boulevard and NE 73rd Street.
Credit via Google Maps

If you chowed down on a taco at one of South Florida's most popular fast-casual chains before 2012, pat yourself on the back for a minute for contributing to historic preservation.

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Arts
6:00 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Who Really Designed This Super-Hip South Beach Hotel?

The Standard Hotel's Lido restaurant, whose view is seen here, is named after the previous resort at the building. But that wasn't its first incarnation.
Credit CC by 2.0, by Miamism via Flickr

We love a good hyperlocal blog -- and the Belle Isle Blog does a comprehensive job of covering both the history and news of its neighborhood, a small island connected to South Beach. It's also the home of the relaxed but still super-hip Standard Hotel, which recently announced an expansion plan.

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AIFAF 2013
4:00 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Warhol, Knick-Knacks, And Prestige At This Year's American International Fine Art Fair

The American International Fine Art Fair is this year showcasing more works by contemporary artists.
Credit AIFAF Facebook

The Faberge jewels and gilded frames showcasing Renaissance-era paintings are still intact, but this year's American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF) promises a bit more of a modern spin. 

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Arts
8:00 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Why Does Florida Look So Weird? A Visit to The Miami International Map Fair

Pineda Map circa 1520
University of Alabama

J. Michael Francis, Professor of Florida History at the University of South Florida, spoke excitedly to a crowd of eager history enthusiasts at the Miami International Map Fair last Sunday. His talk, “Mapping Florida,” was a unique look at early South Florida history.

“Can you name five people that lived in Florida,” Francis’ talk began, “from 1513-1765, and any that aren’t Spaniards?”

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Prose and Politics
4:03 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Icon Tego Calderon Mixes Prose And Politics

Puerto Rican hip-hop artist Tego Calderon outside his studio, El Sitio, in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Coburn Dukehart NPR

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 2:02 pm

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Arts Garage Delray Beach
3:00 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Fate Of Arts Garage In Delray Beach To Be Decided On Feb. 12: Organization Asking For Public Support

Arts Garage is asking for public support via Change.org.
Credit via Arts Garage Change.org petition

Artists and art lovers in Delray Beach are waiting with bated breath for the Delray Beach City Commission's decision on what will happen to the space currently occupied by Arts Garage.

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Arts
2:39 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Telo Catch You

“Telo Catch You” was about Brazilian pop singer Michel Telo, whose viral, global hit “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” (Ay, If I Catch You) was booming around the world when Telo came to Miami to perform on the Billboard Latin Music Awards in late April. The Brazilian community in Miami is one of Miami’s fastest-growing and biggest immigrant communities, but it is also a recent presence in the city with little connection to the rest of Miami’s ethnic groups.

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Alt. Latino
12:38 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Boricuas In The House: New Music From Puerto Rico

Mima.
Yarimir Cabán Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 11:03 am

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Arts
11:30 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Loud and Proud: A 6-Step User's Guide To The International Noise Conference

The International Noise Conference returns to Churchill's Pub in Miami tonight, lasting through this Saturday, and this year's edition is a special one. It's the conference's 10th anniversary, and it's also, as we pointed out earlier this week, the first one boosted by a Knight Arts Challenge grant. That nod of institutional legitimacy gives weight to the fact that, even though the proceedings at the event can get loud, it's not all just a bunch of noise.

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Arts
10:00 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Chefs Help You Decide Where to Eat In Miami

A screen shot from Chefs Feed
Credit Chefs Feed

 A couple of free Smartphone apps give the lowdown on where chefs like to eat, providing an alternative to reviews on Yelp and Google. The Chefs Feed app and the Find. Eat. Drink.  app/website give  recommendations from chefs for the curious eater who wants to know about the hole-in-the-wall spots favored by chefs Jose Mendin of Pubbelly or Michelle Bernstein of Michy's.  The apps are also a good resource for out-of-towners visiting during South Florida's busy tourism season.

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Festival this Weekend
7:42 am
Thu February 7, 2013

John Cage Centennial: These Videos Will Make You Question The Definition Of Music

John Cage in 1982
Credit Betty Freeman/ courtesy of the John Cage Trust

Starting tonight, the New World Symphony celebrates (a little belatedly) the centennial of experimental composer John Cage, who died at age 80 in 1992. (His "centennial" means the 100-year anniversary of his birth, which was on Sept. 5, 1912).

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Art That Will 'Move' You
6:55 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Why Boynton Beach Is Staking Its Claim In Kinetic Art

"I Ching" by Jeff Kahn. All sculptures in this slideshow are on display in Boynton Beach. Each is numbered so you can find them on the map below. This is #2.
Courtesy of the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium

What is made out of aluminum, weighs 400 pounds yet sways and dips gracefully in the wind? A kinetic art sculpture in Boynton Beach called "Palm Dancer."

It's one of several pieces on display as part of the city's first International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium.

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Dance
7:00 am
Wed February 6, 2013

'BrazzDance' Director Augusto Soledade Draws Inspiration From Miami Scene

MIXED ROOTS: 'Cordel,' one of Augusto Soledade's repertory works, take cues from hiphop, tango and Brazilian narrative poetry.
Credit Mitchell Zachs

Since his arrival in 2004, Brazilian native Augusto Soledade has been trailblazing and opening paths for dance in Miami at an unprecedented pace and efficacy. 

Like his signature ASIWAJU educational project (asiwaju is the Yoruban term for “he who opens the path”), Soledade is committed to creating new spaces and platforms for dance and ensuring that Miami becomes a global and sustainable player of the genre.

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The Art of Science
3:00 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

From The Curious Vault At The Miami Science Museum: Mr. Williamson’s Submarine Tube

Sp.69, Sp.71, Sp. 72, 1924, watercolor on paper 11 3/4 x 9 inches

  “I call this my magic window.” -Captain Nemo from the 1916 version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Arts
2:28 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

9 South Florida Arts and Culture Blogs You Need to Read Right Now

Miami Alive celebrates everything from underground music to urban design.
Credit by Melanie Gapany

A happy side effect of South Florida's booming arts scene is that the related blogosphere is booming as well. For a while, blogs by major media outlets were the only game in town, but that's quickly changing. Of course, these still provide essential daily reading.

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