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Archive for April, 2012

Dance: Tunisian Taste: ‘I Dance and I Feed You’ at Miami Light Project
[ 0 ] April 12, 2012

Dance: Tunisian Taste: ‘I Dance and I Feed You’ at Miami Light Project

By Annie Hollingsworth, artburstmiami.com Paris-based choreographer and performer Radhouane el Meddeb, born and raised in Tunisia, is on the way to Miami. This weekend, on April 13 and 14, Miami Light Project will present his multi-sensory work I Dance and I Feed You. Firmly rooted in the cultural traditions of his country, el Meddeb was [...]

April 12 to April 19
[ 0 ] April 12, 2012

April 12 to April 19

April 12 Art Great Apes The Garden Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens will have a reception to celebrate the opening of an art exhibition to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for chimpanzees and orangutans. The non-profit was established by Patti Ragan in 1993 after fostering a baby orangutan and chimp in this exact [...]

Miami Beach Unites!
[ 0 ] April 5, 2012

Miami Beach Unites!

Hope Renews in Stopping Sell-Out Politics By Linda Mooney You know your city has turned a bad corner when longtime residents over age 50 get angry enough to form an organization that vows to “take back our city,” a first-ever for Miami Beach. The group, called Miami Beach United (MBU), Inc., has gained the support [...]

Breaking News! Board to City: Change Your Convention Center Plans
[ 0 ] April 5, 2012

Breaking News! Board to City: Change Your Convention Center Plans

The Miami Beach Convention Center Advisory Board unanimously voted Tuesday night, April 3, to recommend that City Hall withdraw its RFQ for potential developers for the city’s convention center and put the brakes on its estimated $1 billion redevelopment plan. The board, also unanimously, recommended the city issue a request for proposals for the improvement [...]

News: Gonzalez Memorial Day Memo Calls for  Checkpoints and Traffic Re-routing
[ 0 ] April 5, 2012

News: Gonzalez Memorial Day Memo Calls for Checkpoints and Traffic Re-routing

A memorandum from Miami Beach City Manager Jorge Gonzalez proposes the city head off a repeat of last year’s Memorial Day weekend chaos with a host of solutions including safety and DUI checkpoints on the MacArthur Causeway and implementing a “cruising” loop to divert heavy traffic from residential side streets. In addition, police presence would [...]

News: A Job Well Done!
[ 1 ] April 5, 2012

News: A Job Well Done!

SunPost Helps to Expose Management Trouble at the Setai Hotel Last summer, the SunPost ran a story detailing the poor treatment of employees by the management company, General Hotel Management Ltd. (GHM) of the Setai Hotel on South Beach. The article (Setai Hotel Exposed! While Models and Celebs Luxuriate, Foreign Workers Suffer By John Zur) [...]

News: Bay Harbor Islands Elects Two New Faces
[ 0 ] April 5, 2012

News: Bay Harbor Islands Elects Two New Faces

The Bay Harbor Islands Town Council will have two new faces on the dais. Voters elected first-time politicians Solange Rousselot and Franciso J. Temprano to two seats left open by retiring incumbents Mayor Ileene Wallace and Councilman Kenneth Weinstein. Out of a field of three, the top two won the seats. From 2,831 registered voters, [...]

News: Marine Stadium Restoration Gets Miami’s OK
[ 0 ] April 5, 2012

News: Marine Stadium Restoration Gets Miami’s OK

Restoration efforts for the historic Miami Marine Stadium have been advanced a step further with last Thursday’s adoption of a measure by the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority. The Authority’s approval of amendments to a memorandum of understanding, adopted March 8 by the Miami City Commission, paves the way for the creation of a partnership [...]

Watchdog Report: MAM & Science Museum Moving Forward
[ 0 ] April 5, 2012

Watchdog Report: MAM & Science Museum Moving Forward

By Daniel A Ricker Watchdog Report 180 Giant Sheets of Hurricane Proof Glass for Art Museum a Challenge, Science Wants Extra $30 Million Next Year The senior staff of the Perez Art Museum and the Frost Science Museum that have new buildings going up on Museum Park in Miami’s Bicentennial Park and receiving a good [...]

Commentary: Killing is a Crime, Even When Politically and Lawfully Correct
[ 0 ] April 5, 2012

Commentary: Killing is a Crime, Even When Politically and Lawfully Correct

By Alejandro Arce America is becoming the land of the gun, and despite our laws and morality, the killings are reaching alarming levels. Not long ago we were disturbed with the news that a guard killed a young guy because of the circumstances. The argument goes back and fort and the politicians and racial leaders [...]

Arts: A Window to Cuba
[ 0 ] April 5, 2012

Arts: A Window to Cuba

The Sicilian Film Festival Honors the Art, Culture and History of Cuba The Sicilian Film Festival, which runs at the Miami Beach Cinematheque this month, opens a “Window to Cuba”  three events honoringthe rich art, culture and history of its people, which like Sicily, is an island with a global cultural impact.  The festival will [...]

Film: Thanks (But No, Thanks) for the Memories
[ 0 ] April 5, 2012

Film: Thanks (But No, Thanks) for the Memories

American Pie was that rare mainstream anomaly: a teen sex romp with a big heart. It may have been perceived by many as Porky’s for Generation Y, but the film’s raunch factor was anchored by a genuine affection for its insatiable characters that transcended its overeager need to please its impressionable target audience. Even when [...]

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