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Art Basel
9:30 am
Sat December 8, 2012

How Do I Basel? Tweeters Count The Ways

Best Basel Pic? Send your entry to #BaselPic @WLRN on Twitter
@BaselTov on Twitter

Ba·sel [bah-zuhlverb: To visit and enjoy the Art Basel event creatively, knowledgeably and efficiently.

Baseling is an acquired skill arising from  the instant culture that has enveloped Miami Beach and the downtown Art District. There is much to see and do at Art Basel -- perhaps too much -- and the prospect can be daunting without proper guidance.

Enter Twitter.

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Art Basel
8:07 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Untitled Art Fair: New Kid On The Basel Block

Credit Arianna Prothero

The UNTITLED art fair is the new kid on the Basel block. It's the event’s first year.

The fair itself has a distinctly South Florida feel to it. The large, airy white tent has soft, filtered lighting and looks out over the ocean. Adding to the Miami vibe are the girls wandering around promoting various kinds of alcohol by handing out freebies.

Among them were the Hendricks gin girls, Jacqueline Sanabia and Kezia Linden, who, I thought, were wearing some pretty snazzy little hats.

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Art Basel 2012
8:00 am
Sat December 8, 2012

In Overtown, Art From The African Diaspora

Christine DiMattei /WLRN

A vibrant photograph of a very young Michael Jackson with poetry written within his afro.  A spirited oil painting of Bob Marley. A bust of an African woman in ceremonial headdress. A moving fresco featuring a ghostly Bill Clinton surveying the devastation in Haiti.

Those are just a few of the pieces on view at Art Africa Miami.

The exhibition, in the heart of historic Overtown, is dedicated exclusively to the artwork of the African Diaspora.

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News
5:28 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

NEWSCAST: Casino Giant Drops Gambling Ballot Bid

Genting Highlands in Malaysia.
Credit Jay Zhang

The casino giant that bought the Miami Herald site has put a hold on its plans to petition for a casino amendment on the twenty-fourteen ballot.  Halting the petition effort means state lawmakers will drive the decision over whether to bring Las Vegas- style gaming to Florida. The Malaysian-based casino giant -- Genting Group -- has spent close to a million dollars on a campaign to let voters decide. That campaign started after a casino amendment died in the Florida legislature last year.  But now the group is taking a less aggressive strategy, in part perhaps because gaming regulations ar

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Job Czar
4:22 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

New Florida Jobs Czar Appointed

Credit Fammy /Flickr

From The News Service of Florida

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Art Basel
4:05 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

The Buzz About Basel

Art or seats?
Elaine Chen

Art Basel 2012 has crammed Miami Beach's streets with natives and foreigners from all around the world. Interesting and unfamiliar accents flood the Basel galleries. These notorious exhibits are sparking up all sorts of comments from event goers . Below are selected twitter feeds from the trends #overheardatbasel and #artbaselproblems.

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Art Basel 2012
3:49 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Sights From Art Basel

Miami.com

Here are some lovely photos from Art Basel 2012 in Miami brought to us from the folks at Miami.com.

Click here to check out the rest of Miami.com's photos.

Art Basel
3:00 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

What It's Like To Ride An Erotic Roller Coaster In Broad Daylight

WLRN's Christine DiMattei rides an erotic rollercoaster at Art Basel.
Credit Christine DiMattei /WLRN

We didn't quite know what to expect upon entering Peter Anton's Sugar and Gomorrah.

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Art Basel 2012
2:44 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Human Meets Machine At The Street Experimental Music Festival

Credit artburstmiami.com

For artburstmiami.com

If you hear the words experimental music, you might not think of robots, cyborg belly dancers, old-style televisions morphed into synthesizers, or a human beatbox. But this is exactly the eclectic mix that The Street: Festival of Electronic Music, Art, and Performance purports to offer on a Wynwood sidewalk during Art Basel.

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Art Basel 2012
2:25 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Painted Pianos Pop Up At Art Basel For A Second Year

Pop Up Piano makes it appearance for the second time in Miami.

If you are walking around Art Basel you are probably going to notice these ornately painted pianos.

None of them are painted the same, yet they are all part of an exciting art event playing out at Art Basel Miami for the second year.

It's called Pop Up Piano -- a public arts project put together by Steinway and Sons Miami. The project first appeared at Art Basel last year.

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Wynwood Wandering
12:16 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

What I Learned In A Night Of Wandering Wynwood During Art Basel

I swear this isn't an oxymoron. Taken at Wynwood Cigar Factory
Daniel Rivero WLRN

Early Thursday, I was forecasting the long day and night ahead of me and came up with a plan: I would wander the Miami neighborhood of Wynwood for the night, and I would blog about it.  The specific assignment that I gave myself was to comb one block, and write a profile of all the street art and the happenings that I would bear witness to.  One block.  One story.  No big deal.

Easier said than done.

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The Florida Roundup
12:00 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Tallying It Up: Election Problems, Citizens Insurance And Miami-Dade Prayer

Secretary of State Ken Detzner is touring around the 5
Credit Dan Grech

On the Florida Roundup :  Local leaders and scientists gather in Palm Beach county to discuss how sea-level rise is “sinking in” in South Florida.  Citizens Insurance is awash with complaints about its "incentive plan" to have private insurers take over some of its policies. Will you be paying for it, hurricane or not? 

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Arts
12:00 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Miami Light's Revolutionary Dance

Gloria's Cause

For artburstmiami.com

We are sometimes reminded that history is malleable.

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Casino Gambling
10:26 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Knowing When To Fold 'Em, Genting Abandons Casino Law Petition Drive

LETTING IT RIDE: Genting is betting millions it can persuade Florida lawmakers to authorize resort casinos
Credit Leong Sze Hian

With new leadership running the Florida Legislature and gambling regulation prominently on the table, the Genting Group has abandoned its plan to seek voter approval of a casino gambling amendment.

Genting, the Malaysian gambling behemoth which bought the Miami Herald headquarters with a plan to create a fantastical seaside casino, now says it will slow down and work with -- instead of around -- the Legislature.

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The Florida Vote
9:30 am
Fri December 7, 2012

How Boxer's Bill Could Shrink Voting Lines

DIFFERING BY DEGREE: Gov. Scott thinks four hours is an acceptable wait in a voting line, Sen. Boxer says one.

A prominent Senate Democrat is trying to federalize election rules in a way that would make it illegal to force voters to wait more than an hour to vote.

U. S. Sen. Barbara Boxer filed her bill -- called the LINE Act -- on Thursday. If it passes, states would have to come into compliance before the next federal election. That would involve applying formulas that determine how many voting machines and poll workers have to be available for the expected number of voters.

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