As recently as last spring, it appeared that Chicago’s days of making new albums of original material might be over. In an interview with this writer last May, keyboardist Robert Lamm revealed that while individual members were still writing songs, some band members had concluded there was no point in Chicago releasing new music. That [...]
Archive for April, 2010
Instruments of Torture, Egg Hunt, Paul McCartney, Afro Roots Fest, Tennis:Sony Ericcson Finals, Miss Saigon, Art:Spontaneous Alternatives, Film:A Slice Of Jewish Life, Disney on Ice, Scottish Stand-Up
Avoiding Miami’s sass can be a mission to say the least, but with cuisiners like our city’s own Howie Kleinberg, laying back with a braised brisket and a beer is an attainable indulgence locals are welcome to enjoy. Chef Kleinberg’s North Miami restaurant, Bulldog Barbecue, nominated “Best Barbecue in Miami” by NBC 6, was not [...]
Concert Pairs Traditional Cuban with Classic Music When Jorge Gomez and his friends who make up Tiempo Libre were in school together in the 1980s at Cuba’s well-respected La ENA conservatory, their schedules were composed of polar opposites. By day, they were all classically trained, spending untold hours mastering the discipline needed to conquer the [...]
Is the Miami Beach Police Department in free fall? It sure seems like they’ve gone headfirst down the rabbit hole….
Last week our readers—as I was told in several emails and phone calls—really enjoyed learning about “cheesecake” and the origin of the name for the beautiful young girls romping on Miami Beach to attract visitors beginning in the 1920s. In fact, Jane Fisher, wife of Carl, the founder of our fair city, actually posed on [...]
Michael Haneke is a cold-hearted bastard. His perverse world view is hard on his characters and even more unforgiving on his audiences….
There is no shortage of good books about what makes the Sunshine State so great….
Silvia Tcherassi is on a fashion quest. This daring and admired designer has incorporated three-dimensional textures achieved through the multi-layering of different materials including printed velvet, chiffon, taffeta, Swarovski crystals and metals in her latest creations. Tcherassi uses unusual materials that she applies in an artistic, avant-garde manner through an elaborate weaving process of the [...]
Restaurant Row, along Giralda Avenue in the heart of Coral Gables, has a new addition to the multitude of eateries offering foods from around the world. Il Grissino is a casual yet romantic Italian restaurant that brings foodies a taste of traditional Italian favorites at reasonable prices. The walls are peachy-hued with cloth napkins of [...]