Arielle Castillo http://wlrn.org en 'Lovelace' Biopic Depicts Story Of Pornstar's 'Deep' Miami Connection http://wlrn.org/post/lovelace-biopic-depicts-story-pornstars-deep-miami-connection <p>In the annals of pop culture history, the name Linda Lovelace is synonymous with the mainstream notoriety of hardcore porn.</p><p>As the 23-year-old star of the infamous 1972 XXX feature&nbsp;<em>Deep Throat</em>, she scandalized America with the first feature-length adult movie.</p><p>But Linda Lovelace was just a character for the woman born Linda Susan Boreman — and one she didn't necessarily play willingly.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:35:25 +0000 Arielle Castillo 18758 at http://wlrn.org 'Lovelace' Biopic Depicts Story Of Pornstar's 'Deep' Miami Connection Can This Social Media Campaign Save More Miami-Dade Public Libraries? http://wlrn.org/post/can-social-media-campaign-save-more-miami-dade-public-libraries <p><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/why-closing-half-miami-dades-libraries-dumb" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Just over two weeks ago, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, along with a majority of county commissioners, tentatively agreed to a proposed budget that would slash major public services</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Arielle Castillo 18335 at http://wlrn.org Can This Social Media Campaign Save More Miami-Dade Public Libraries? Why Hipnosis Looks Like Cuba's First Heavy Metal Band To Defect http://wlrn.org/post/why-hipnosis-looks-cubas-first-heavy-metal-band-defect <p>Meet the latest unexpected international arrival on Miami's rock scene: Hipnosis, straight from the semi-illicit metal scene of Havana.</p><p>On Monday, July 22, the six-member group likely became the first full band of its heavy ilk to plead asylum in the United States.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:16:28 +0000 Arielle Castillo 17978 at http://wlrn.org Why Hipnosis Looks Like Cuba's First Heavy Metal Band To Defect No Rent, No Problem For A New Crop Of Miami Vintage Clothing Shops http://wlrn.org/post/no-rent-no-problem-new-crop-miami-vintage-clothing-shops <p>The rising costs of commercial real estate throughout Miami-Dade County means fewer choices for would-be independent retailers. See, for instance, the full mall-ification of Lincoln Road, and the sweep of new high-end luxury retail through the Design District. Small-business proprietors are even starting to move out of Wynwood’s main drag; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151732153771221&amp;set=a.111847211220.129503.109159021220&amp;type=1&amp;theater" target="_blank">punky street fashion boutique the Kult, to name one, recently closed up shop off NW 2nd Ave. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:54:39 +0000 Arielle Castillo 17096 at http://wlrn.org No Rent, No Problem For A New Crop Of Miami Vintage Clothing Shops Egyptian Lover's Bass-Heavy Miami Musical Influence: Five Artists You Should Know http://wlrn.org/post/egyptian-lovers-bass-heavy-miami-musical-influence-five-artists-you-should-know <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ThEgyptianLover" target="_blank">Egyptian Lover</a>, a 49-year-old electronic musician born Greg Broussard, is a rare West Coast artist whose imprint looms large on the Miami underground music world.</p><p>In the ‘80s, when he first emerged from the fringes of the Los Angeles breakdancing scene, there was something of a bicoastal rivalry among similarly minded producers.</p><p>Miami had its own flourishing bass-music scene, with producers like the elusive Maggotron and the Beat Club churning out robotic jams hinging on the Roland TR-808 drum machine.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:33:28 +0000 Arielle Castillo 15789 at http://wlrn.org Egyptian Lover's Bass-Heavy Miami Musical Influence: Five Artists You Should Know Miami Musician Karina Iglesias Talks About Life During, After 'The Voice' http://wlrn.org/post/miami-musician-karina-iglesias-talks-about-life-during-after-voice <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To many serious musicians, reality TV singing competitions — </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">American Idol</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and all the variants trailing in its wake — don't rank highly.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And Miami's Karina Iglesias considered herself very much a serious artist, gigging around town since 2002 with as many as eight different bands, hustling both the covers and original circuits to support herself as a professional musician.</span></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Arielle Castillo 15374 at http://wlrn.org Miami Musician Karina Iglesias Talks About Life During, After 'The Voice' See The Beauty In Haiti With Photographer Maggie Steber's New Show In Coral Gables http://wlrn.org/post/see-beauty-haiti-photographer-maggie-stebers-new-show-coral-gables <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Picture images of developing countries in American media and you’ll likely think of a few recurring tropes — photos depicting squalid living conditions and political strife.</span></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:09:58 +0000 Arielle Castillo 15248 at http://wlrn.org See The Beauty In Haiti With Photographer Maggie Steber's New Show In Coral Gables Hukilau: Where Exotica, Gold Dust And Tiki Culture Meet http://wlrn.org/post/hukilau-where-exotica-gold-dust-and-tiki-culture-meet <p>Like those of many ‘70s children, even Russell Mofsky’s earliest memories are colored by a touch of psychedelia.</p><p>“I grew up with a healthy overdose of classic TV shows, westerns, spy movies, and monster movies,” he recalls, along with the surreal cartoons and children’s shows that ruled the era. (See, for example, the entire oeuvre of Sid and Marty Krofft.) And even after doing time in the skate-punk scene as a teenager, Mofsky, now a voracious record collector, always turned back to the slightly weird.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Arielle Castillo 15159 at http://wlrn.org Hukilau: Where Exotica, Gold Dust And Tiki Culture Meet Seven Essential Tracks From Miami's Disco Heyday http://wlrn.org/post/seven-essential-tracks-miamis-disco-heyday <p>Miami boasts, of course, a reputation as a major clubbing center — but in decades past, the city is also where a big chunk of clubbing music actually got made.</p><p>Most histories of disco music focus on New York legends like DJ Larry Levan and clubs like the Paradise Garage, where funk and R&amp;B met a new dance beat. But Miami had its own disco sound — and not just that of the Bee Gees, who did, in fact, record major material like their 1975 album <em>Main Course</em> here.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Arielle Castillo 14921 at http://wlrn.org Seven Essential Tracks From Miami's Disco Heyday How To See Indie Films In Miami Before New York Or Los Angeles http://wlrn.org/post/how-see-indie-films-miami-new-york-or-los-angeles <p>In certain intellectual and artistic circles, it’s almost a sport to complain about how Miami gets every bit of culture last among the country’s larger cities. And yet, every day a little piece of evidence appears, shining like a beacon of hope in a sun-bleached mental vacuum.</p><p>Indie film buffs, take particular note of the latest development to benefit you: <a href="http://gathr.us/series/miami-previews" target="_blank">GATHR</a>, a nationwide sort of film-previewing club that’s now offered in Miami at O Cinema’s Wynwood location.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 11:56:41 +0000 Arielle Castillo 14900 at http://wlrn.org How To See Indie Films In Miami Before New York Or Los Angeles Lose Yourself On Two Wheels Touring Miami's Artsy Subculture http://wlrn.org/post/lose-yourself-two-wheels-touring-miamis-artsy-subculture <p>Miami's quickly growing bike scene remains tightly interwoven with the city's other do-it-yourself-spirited, artsy subcultures.</p><p>Sure, there are plenty of people with fancy road bikes and Lycra suits joining Critical Mass and speeding along on group rides. But a large number of the scene's most outspoken two-wheelers are young people who push for bicycling less as an exercise form per se.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:28:04 +0000 Arielle Castillo 13060 at http://wlrn.org Lose Yourself On Two Wheels Touring Miami's Artsy Subculture Got A Face For Public Radio? Then Try This Name Generator http://wlrn.org/post/got-face-public-radio-then-try-name-generator <p>It's almost a chicken-and-egg question. Do reporters and hosts with worldly or intellectual-sounding names naturally seek out public radio? Or are they drawn to this career after recognizing their fellow fancy-monikered peers on the air? Either way, among the staff at National Public Radio there are definitely a lot of fancy first-and-last-name combos like&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(64, 63, 65); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; text-align: left; ">Ofeibea Quist-Arcton and Douali Xaykaothao.</span></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Arielle Castillo 12916 at http://wlrn.org Got A Face For Public Radio? Then Try This Name Generator Flying Under The Radar With Six Hip South Florida Writers http://wlrn.org/post/flying-under-radar-six-hip-south-florida-writers <p>Last month, we introduced you to&nbsp;<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/nine-acclaimed-authors-you-didnt-know-lived-south-florida" target="_blank">nine acclaimed authors who call South Florida their home</a>, at least part-time. But that was just a small sampling. South Florida boats a tribe of critically acclaimed scribes living anywhere from the Florida Keys to Palm Beach County. Below are seven folks who are building on the tradition of hometown heroes like Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen (who actually now lives just a little bit further north in Vero Beach.)</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Arielle Castillo 12482 at http://wlrn.org Flying Under The Radar With Six Hip South Florida Writers Five Local Acts You Need To Watch At The Heineken Transatlantic Festival http://wlrn.org/post/five-local-acts-you-need-watch-heineken-transatlantic-festival <p>This weekend marks the 11th annual edition of the <a href="http://www.transatlanticfestival.com">Heineken Transatlantic Festival</a>, a project spearheaded by the <a href="http://www.rhythmfoundation.com">Rhythm Foundation</a> in 2003. Like most other musical events mounted by the area nonprofit, the focus here is on a confluence of sounds from across the globe. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Arielle Castillo 11750 at http://wlrn.org Five Local Acts You Need To Watch At The Heineken Transatlantic Festival Miami-Based Limited Fanfare Records Succeeds On Rock And Roll, Not Rocket Science http://wlrn.org/post/miami-based-limited-fanfare-records-succeeds-rock-and-roll-not-rocket-science <p>Record labels -- the kind that lovingly hand-pick a few bands and release real, tactile product by them -- aren't exactly cash cows in 2013. Yet two years of solvent success shows that Brian Kurtz, the proprietor of Miami-based indie outfit <a href="http://www.limitedfanfare.com">Limited Fanfare</a>, has discovered a niche. In releasing music and promoting concerts by, and even managing, a selected handful of promising underground rock and roll bands, he's managed to move physical units. Imagine!<br> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Arielle Castillo 11060 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Based Limited Fanfare Records Succeeds On Rock And Roll, Not Rocket Science