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Exploring Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman makes a lovely anomaly. The island offers stunning experiences with wild life and nature, but still gives the “feeling” of an island vacation. You see, in between the only on-the-island excursions of visits to a turtle farm or ...

‘The Force Awakens’ sells out, breaks records

In January 2013, the announcement that J.J. Abrams was directing the next Star Wars movie had fans of the series excited for the next chapter. Three years later, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” is releasing on Dec. 18.

Nicole Henry to perform in annual winter concert

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. Jazz recording artist Nicole Henry will perform holiday classics at the Third Annual Winter Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Miami Beach Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd. A reception ...

Art Basel goes 'Black' local

Each and every year I've intentionally boycotted Art Basel Miami Beach. As I saw it, the idea of million dollar art pieces and the rich enthusiasts who crave them strutting around Miami's predominantly Black and impoverished neighborhoods reeked of hypocrisy.

Museum of Contemporary Art: Forging own way

It’s Art Basel Miami Beach time again, when art lovers and aficionados descend on Miami-Dade County’s burgeoning art scene. With the rise of the art scene in Wynwood, Art Basel spread its wings to the other side of the causeway. ...

Dancing in December

December is the month to see dance sprinkled with holiday themes. Check out these offerings at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Tickets start as low as $25.

Your guide to ‘Black’ Basel 2015

MIAMI GARDENS AFROPOLIS in the Gardens is an Afropolitan art event in the city of Miami Gardens during Art Basel week. This year’s event will feature three films from Afro-Cuban filmmaker, Sergio Giral, along with an evening of Afropolitan video ...

Trump: The hate machine

Donald Trump's supporters are desperate. I find them to be entranced by the idea that somehow he will lead them to the American Dream he flaunts. I imagine the hopeful bunch being led into the desert in pursuit of water, ...

Art of Black

For the second year in a row, Art of Black is back! Celebrating the art, music, culture and beauty of the African Diaspora and of Miami's Latin and Hispanic communities, Art of Black features a culmination of events, exhibits and ...

Sankofa: Moving forward while also looking back

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC) celebrated 40 years of community arts and culture, culminating on Saturday, Nov. 14th at its Liberty City location. NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6, News Anchor Jawan Strader, served as the master of ceremony ...

'The Barber of Seville' opera opens

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) kicked off its 75th anniversary season with “The Barber of Seville,” with sets, props and costumes from a production that originated at the Vancouver Opera (VO). Originally produced by VO in 2012, this edition will be ...

Jamaican LGBT activists open dialogue with film

Gut-wrenching stories and harsh realities of Jamaica’s LGBT community came at the audience raw and unfiltered in Selena Blake’s gripping documentary “Taboo Yardies: Homophobia in Jamaica” at a film screening on the Broward College Davie campus on Wednesday, Nov. 18. ...

The Social Whirl

Sometimes a chance meeting is one of the best. By chance, I ran into my classmate Charity Virginia Willis Green at Walgreens last Saturday. We were both at the checkout and she turned and said my name. After a greeting ...

Robert Battle writes his story

“My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey” is the inspiring story of a boy who, despite physical and personal challenges, has a life filled with music, church, and movement – first martial arts, and then, after seeing ...

Wine and food fest a success

The first Miami Gardens Wine and Food Experience presented by Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis filled the rooftop of the city’s swank, new municipal complex Saturday. Co-hosts for the evening were Omari Hardwick of the Starz blockbuster “Power” and HOT 105 ...