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Archive for April, 2012

Film: Chatty Coeds, Cuddly Mariners
[ 0 ] April 26, 2012

Film: Chatty Coeds, Cuddly Mariners

Why don’t they just burst into song? The characters in Damsels in Distress and The Pirates! Band of Misfits were born to belt out show tunes, but with one notable exception, they stop shy of going the full Rodgers and Hammerstein. These featherweight treats might only be musicals in spirit, but they still gave your [...]

Dance: And Now, Introducing the Miami Dance Festival
[ 0 ] April 26, 2012

Dance: And Now, Introducing the Miami Dance Festival

By Neil de la Flor, artburstmiami.com The Miami Dance Festival returns with a diverse and eclectic program that promises to enrich the cultural palette of the city. The six-week long festival, which runs across Miami-Dade County, includes a variety of provocative dance performances, including flamenco, contemporary ballet, and Indian folk dance and Bollywood. Part of [...]

Bound: Hard Guys Live Hard Lives
[ 0 ] April 26, 2012

Bound: Hard Guys Live Hard Lives

And George V. Higgins Wrote ‘em Harder Than Anyone “This life’s hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.” So says an astute gun-runner in George V. Higgins’ kickass classic The Friends of Eddie Coyle, unequivocally one of the best crime stories of the 20th century. Close readers of Bound may recall me plugging [sunpost story] [...]

CHRONOLOGY  OF CROOKEDNESS
[ 1 ] April 19, 2012

CHRONOLOGY OF CROOKEDNESS

From Beginning to End – City Inspectors’ Extortion of a Nightclub A ritzy South Beach nightclub facing hefty fines – even potential closure – over code violations. A chief code inspector willing to accept bribes to look the other way. A club owner incensed enough to turn to the FBI. An ensuing seven-month undercover investigation [...]

Frank Del Vecchio at a protest at the Miami Beach Convention Center
[ 1 ] April 19, 2012

News: City Hall Is Not For Sale Rally to be Held on Thursday

A mid-day rally at Miami Beach City Hall is planned for Thursday, April 26, by opponents of the City Commission’s “unprecedented” granting of permission to a private developer to use the Commission chambers to hold a meeting. Local attorney and civic activist Frank Del Vecchio, who spearheaded an anti-casino demonstration outside the city’s convention center [...]

News: Bower: Condo Stopping Up Sewage Line Project
[ 0 ] April 19, 2012

News: Bower: Condo Stopping Up Sewage Line Project

Mayor Matti Bower has criticized a South Pointe luxury condo as “focused more on what it can get out of the deal than on helping the neighborhood” in its recalcitrance to the county’s efforts to replace the aging sewage line that removes city waste to a Virginia Key treatment plant. The deep dredging of the [...]

Tidbits: Who We Are, Self Portraits of Third Graders
[ 0 ] April 19, 2012

Tidbits: Who We Are, Self Portraits of Third Graders

Miami Beach City Hall Art Exhibit Now Showing Several third-grade students at North Beach Elementary are doing a comprehensive study on the importance of how they see themselves. The students’ artwork displayed at Miami Beach City Hall Gallery focus on “Who We Are.” The exhibit is open April 3 through June 28, 2012, Monday through [...]

Michael Gongorra give Jack Penrod his proclamation
[ 0 ] April 19, 2012

Tidbits: Jack Penrod’s Proclamation Ceremony

April 17, 2012 Named Official Jack Penrod Day By the City of Miami Beach and Miami Dade County Officials Last Tuesday, April 17, an exclusive group of Miami Beach residents, politicians and state officials gathered at the world-renowned Nikki Beach Club to celebrate its founder Jack Penrod. After 25 years in business on Miami Beach, [...]

News: The Playground Theatre Granted Permission to Screen Movies
[ 0 ] April 19, 2012

News: The Playground Theatre Granted Permission to Screen Movies

The PlayGround Theatre was approved last week to screen feature films in the Theater in Miami Shores. After more than twenty years, Shores residents will once again be able to go to the movies. The Miami Shores Village Council, through unanimous vote, approved a special conditional use permit to The PlayGround Theatre to allow the [...]

Music Under the Stars
[ 0 ] April 19, 2012

Music Under the Stars

Support 20/20 vision on Friday, April 20th, celebrating 20 years of free eye care for children. The Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program, a division of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, which over the years has provided 65,000 children from low-income families with eye examinations and prescription glasses when needed will celebrate its 20-year anniversary that [...]

Art: Madeliene Abling Exhibition
[ 0 ] April 19, 2012

Art: Madeliene Abling Exhibition

Don’t miss the opening of the Madeliene Abling Exhibition at the fabulous Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth Street on the beach. The opening soiree kicks off this Friday, April 20th. 5 – 8pm. Meet the Artist at the opening reception in her honor. Williams McCall Gallery, 110 Washington Avenue, CU-3, Miami Beach. For info: [...]

Letter: Longtime Miami Beach Resident is Forced to Leave
[ 1 ] April 19, 2012

Letter: Longtime Miami Beach Resident is Forced to Leave

An Open Letter to Mayor & Commissioners Dear Mayor Bower and City of Miami Beach officials: Thanks to these folks, I am no longer a resident of Miami Beach … [FBI Arrest Multiple Inspectors, Firefighters and Cop in Bribery Sting.] I finally caved and sold my unit just a few weeks ago as I really saw [...]

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