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Battle of the beats

A short stretch of Ali Baba Avenue pulsated with bass booming from huge speakers. Night had fallen in Opa-locka and cool lights set the scene for the beat-heavy mania that was about to ensue. It was time for six DJs ...

Nite Cap

Miami is like that beautiful Bentley on the lot everyone dreamed of but after a few test drives they bring it back frustrated, opting for the less flamboyant Honda. If you're like me, your heart sank when you got the ...

Chatter That Matters

Congratulations to the Booker T. Washington Alumni Athlete Club for taking the time to select inductees for the 2014-15 year in basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, swimming track and field, and wresting. The hall of fame banquet and induction ceremony was ...

The Social Whirl

November. This month seems to be flying by. I want to send a welcome to Jerry Rushin, a fellow Miami Times columnist who I’m delighted to share the pages of the paper with. “I’ve been thinking too.” Love the euphemisms, ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Little Haiti Optimist Club will have free health screenings 11 a.m. Fri., November 21 Turkey giveaway starts at 2:30 p.m. at Little Haiti Soccer Park. Call 305-390-0234. Vankara School will have a community Thanksgiving feast and resource fair Sat. Nov. ...

Sports Brothers

'It’s a few days removed since the Miami Hurricanes lost a golden opportunity to beat the still undefeated Florida State Seminoles, and I’ve yet to come out of this depressing lull. Most Miami fans had grandiose ideas of beating FSU ...

NFL explains details of Adrian Peterson suspension in letter

The NFL announced Tuesday morning that Adrian Peterson would be suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Nite Cap

I'm rarely one to defend celebrities, but in the case of Chris Brown I'll make an exception. I don't condone the recent insults he hurled at the hosts of the new daytime talk show "The Real,” but I do sympathize ...

The Sports Brothers

With the NBA season just a week or two into the new season, some things appear to be clearly evident. The Miami Heat might really miss LeBron James, after all it is well documented that he is the game’s best ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Miami Northwestern Alumni Class of 1967 will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Betty T. Ferguson Community Center. Call 305-624-1683. Clark Atlanta University’s South Florida Alumni Chapter will meet on Sat., Nov.15, at 3 p.m. at Piccadilly Restaurant on ...

Opa-locka’s popular art event becomes a symbol of the city's revitalization efforts

It started three years ago as a fundraiser on a runway at Opa-locka Airport. The hip hop group En Vogue entertained several hundred guests, including community leaders. The theme of the evening was called “The Art of Transformation,” a term ...

‘Addicted’ event draws strong crowd

A VIP garden party reception and “A Conversation with Zane” drew about 400 to Miramar’s Cultural Center this past Friday. The best-selling author, whose book “Addicted” was made into a film and is now in theaters starring Sharon Leal, Boris ...

McCoy wins Lyric Live championships

It was a golden performance. A packed crowd jammed Overtown’s Historic Lyric Theater on Friday night and crowned three-time Lyric Live winner Arsimmer McCoy as the best of the season-ending All Star Championships. Singing Jill Scott’s funky 2004 hit "Golden," ...

The Social Whirl

The month of November resonates with nostalgia. Memories of days of Thanksgiving past and anticipation of Thanksgiving this year, and yes, it begins to look a lot like Christmas. And, it serves as a reminder that we should never be ...

South Florida gears up for BBQ Fest

Hundreds are expected to wet their appetites at this year's Barbeque Fest in Ft. Lauderdale this weekend, where the charity event seeks to raise awareness for breast cancer

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