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Art Basel 2015, the year I took it easy

Every year I wait with anticipation for the first week in December when Art Basel descends upon Miami, and I’m talking about more than just the main show at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The satellite fairs and special events are the ones that float my boat.

Art Miami/Context

I always take at least one day to do my “Baseling” as I like… Continue reading

Spectacular light show to kick-off Newt Miami

I was fascinated by the idea of lights on the side of a building being set to music and that the project was essentially inspired by Isaac Newton. The evening was the kick-off to the week-long event called Newt Miami.

So there we all stood at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami with our headphones around our necks waiting to see the light… Continue reading

It’s a millenial thing

So my son has been through multiple jobs since he started working as a senior in high school and he’s 21 now. Three years, that’s just three years in the work force and he’s been through at least five jobs (I’m trying to stop counting).

The explanation is simple, millenials think that work is a democratic process and everything needs to be fair.… Continue reading

Thanks New Tropic Miami for tix to Craft Spirits Fest

I get Craft Spirits Festival e-mails regularly since I wrote about them during my Rundown.com days I’m still on their distribution list. I’d always wanted to attend one of their events and finally I got the chance, thanks to my love of hard liquor shots.

I was going about my workday and as always, my daily e-mail from The New Tropic Miami arrived… Continue reading

My third and final Miami Spice adventure of 2015

It was the last day of Miami Spice, Sept. 30, 2015 and as a last ditch effort to get one final Spice experience in I jumped at the chance, on a weeknight no less, to visit a place I’d been wanting to check out since their re-do.

So, after finishing up at an event earlier than I’d expected, I skipped hopping on 95… Continue reading

Everglades concert at Gramps proof there IS live music in Miami

I was drawn to the concert because of the line-up. Never want to miss a chance to see Spam All-Stars, Iko-Iko and Suenalo. Plus, the concert was to benefit Everglades Awareness. Overall a great night with a very groovy, love vibe. But that night at Gramps turned out to be so much more.

It was an eye-opener about Miami’s music scene. We… Continue reading

Nine Miami Dance Companies Featured in Dance/USA Showcase

The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, home of the Miami Light Project, was abuzz during the Dance/USA Conference when it was the host site for a showcase performance featuring nine Miami dance troupes.

The small venue filled up quickly as Dance/USA organizers and attendees clamored at the rare opportunity to see so much varied dance under one roof presented in one evening.

“The… Continue reading

​Unique, Sustainable Performance Space Comes to Wynwood

Wanting to impact the Wynwood neighborhood twofold, the Wynwood Greenhouse space being developed by Metro 1 Community CEO Tony Cho and his team, brings a new definition to the word performance space.

Incorporating the word “greenhouse” into the name was completely intentional and a major factor in how the space will operate. “Hopefully this will inspire other property owners, developers and municipalities to… Continue reading

MC Kitchen was everything I’d imagined

Dena Marino’s MC Kitchen had been on my restaurant bucket list for a while now. Everything I’d heard sounded amazing with one fantastic review after another. It took me forever but I vowed that I would try it for Miami Spice this year and this week I finally did.

I got there right at noon and there was no one in the place… Continue reading

Doing my part, no matter how small, to save a park

Rolling down that hill…walking the trails…admiring the waterways…and snacks at the Pro Shop. So many weekends we’ve spent at Greynolds Park enjoying all it has to offer and now, they’re fighting to keep it’s beauty intact, especially the waterways and the abundant wildlife they attract.

The Save Greynolds Park Committee is working to stop the development of a high-rise hotel and mixed-use project… Continue reading