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Book features diabetes-friendly Italian recipes

Italian food has a reputation of being fattening, high in carbohydrates and generally heart-horrible. Americans have taken Italian food, and added a ton of cheese to everything, plus frying things, and turning the food into artery-clogging nightmares. Real Italian food ...

SONDHEIM: Musical about a musical genius

After his landmark performance as Coalhouse Walker Jr. in last season's production of “Ragtime,” Don Juan Seward II returns in “Sondheim on Sondheim.” A Miami native, Seward is a graduate of Miami Northwestern Senior High School, some of his past ...

From Miami to Flint: Hip Hop unites for cause

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” said the great preacher and civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The cultural and hip hop community of Miami joined some 52 cities across the US and Canada in making ...

Earth, Wind & Fire announces tour extension

Everybody in the pop music world knows that Maurice White, founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, passed away in February. What the band’s legion of fans did not know is what impact his death would have on the ...

Audition for a spot in a new plus-size show

Plus-size clothing retailer Ashley Stewart will make its second stop of its 2016 Love Your Curves Tour March 17-19 in Miami. The fun- and fashion-filled weekend will be all about embracing your curves and connecting with Miami’s most stylish women. ...

It’s time to ‘Keep it Kinky’

The second annual International Keep it Kinky Day will be held on March 19 to mark Women’s History Month this year because organizers believe it to be more inclusive of women of different races sharing a common value: the kink ...

YoungArts Miami is back

From Nicki Minaj to Viola Davis, winners of the National YoungArts Foundation programs have come from all walks of life, using their ambition and hard work to reach center stage. Since its inception in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison, ...

‘Soul Serenade’ a coming-of-age memoir with vinyl

Vinyl is making a comeback. Those are five words that put a smile on a music aficionado’s face. A CD isn’t the same, they say. An MP3 is nowhere near as good. You don’t get the right sound unless you’re ...

Easy shopping for ingredients

Between writing for this column, my recipe blog and my work as a caterer and specialty chef, I do a lot of cooking, and all that cooking requires a variety of ingredients. Thankfully, in Miami I have the luxury of ...

The Hollywood diversity fix is work in progress

There’s nothing new about #OscarsSoWhite. Once upon a time, Hollywood’s diversity battle stretched as far as The White House. For the second year in a row, there were no people of color nominated for Oscars in any acting category. In ...

The Social Whirl

Our Black History never ends. Such notable events that need to be shared and blended as we also celebrate Black women of all ages during Women’s History Month. The Women in Service to Humanity (W.I.S.H.) Foundation and Alpha Kappa Alpha ...

Chatter that Matters

In observation of Black History Month, the theme “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories” served as a concrete testimony to the enduring spirit of an iconic, proud institution of learning. The Booker T. Washington Alumni Association Inc., led by ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Jabberwock comes to The Historic Lyric Theater on Saturday, March 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. BTW Alumni Association Inc./ BTW Foundation Inc. presents Acapella Gospel Concert on Saturday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium. Call ...

Beyoncé bothers the boys in blue

Queen of Pop, Queen Bee, Bey, Miss Carter, or however you call her, Beyoncé has been a part of our lives for almost two decades, and she has never shied away from speaking her mind on political issues. She helped ...

Haitian dance troupe returns to Adrienne Arsht

A Haitian dance studio that literally rose from the ashes of the 2010 earthquake will perform this Thursday and Friday at the Adrienne Arsht Center of Miami-Dade County. Ayikodans, pronounced eye-e-ko-dance, is Haitian’s best dance troupe but it was “on ...