| Feb 21, 2013
| 8:12 AM
The band is still touring, its music is upbeat, and its shows attract the same demographic that loves slot machines.
So that makes the Beach Boys a slam-dunk entry into the world of slots. Last week, the Beach Boys slot machine rolled out at the...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 7:21 AM
"Grease" is the word. It's got groove. It's got meaning.
It's also the theme for a new slot machine, which debuted last month at the Seminole casinos in South Florida.
At Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, for example, the machines are encased in...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The best thing the Grammys telecast attempts to do is also its most tricky feat to accomplish: the artist pair-up. For every Elton John and Eminem, there's a Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers. For every Mumford & Sons and Bob Dylan, there's a record-...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Awards handed out Sunday before the evening Grammy Awards telecast sometimes set the stage for what happens during the national TV broadcast. This year, the Black Keys got the momentum rolling by having a hand in three awards early on, including rock...
| May 20, 2011
| 11:24 AM
At long last, summer is about to arrive — at least in name — and with it a bumper crop of outdoor festivities, from a pirate fest in Virginia to a watermelon-seed-spitting soiree in Texas. For more fun in the sun there's Coney Island's wacky...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 6:49 AM
As always with my top 10s, this one includes only studio albums of new recorded music. That means no compilations, no live albums, no archival records, no reissues, and so on. This year, those rules meant the exclusion of some great recordings: reissues...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:56 PM
To call the Heavy Pets a "local band" at this point would be something of a misnomer. While the jam-rock group’s founding members hail from New York, the band itself did get its start in South Florida. But then, so did New Found Glory, and no one...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 6:32 AM
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1. Fritanga Moralimpia
529 S.W. 109th Ave., Miami, 305-225-2236
One of my favorite restaurants in all Miami happens to be Nicaraguan. From the outside, it seems a bit adventurous. I grew up in this neighborhood...
| May 24, 2011
| 6:26 AM
Photo by Beth Black
Early last year, Kim Drake closed her photography studio and left the Shutter, the indie-rock band she’d been fronting since 2006. Now, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale graduate does freelance photography and catalog-...
| May 23, 2011
| 11:05 AM
SATURDAY 28-SUNDAY 29: BEST OF THE BEST
The crowning event of Miami’s Memorial Day weekend festivities, Best of the Best features some big names in R&B, hip-hop and reggae. Trey Songz is the biggest thing going on Saturday, with the...
| May 17, 2011
Bob Flanigan, a founding member and original lead singer of the innovative vocal group the Four Freshmen, whose elegantly intricate jazz-rooted singing was a profound influence on Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson as well as the Lettermen, the...