GREAT NEED: A homeless man in Miami Beach sleeps in public. Programs for the needy would be part of Miami Dade County's Engage305, a cooperative project with service providers from faith-based organizations.
The folks who live along a small stretch of Fort Lauderdale Beach just north of Sunrise Boulevard know the drill.
Actually, they spent the first part of 2013 hearing little else.
Nearly every day since early January, work crews have been out between Northeast 14th Court and Northeast 18th Street installing a new sea wall. The first phase involved a huge rig drilling 40 feet down to make way for 500 pieces of sheet metal pilings.
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.
“We always end up looking at poor countries as being fraught with tragedy and poverty,” says documentary photographer Maggie Steber, in a video trailer for her new solo show opening in Coral Gables on Thursday. “We don’t recognize what is beautiful. We don’t equate what is beautiful.”
I was in the right place at the right time. I graduated from school with a business administration degree in Spain, and I wanted to come to the United States for an master of business administration degree.
At the same time, my father wanted to open a branch of the family business here. We have been in ceramic tile, manufacturing and sales, in Spain for three generations. He always thought the United States' market was so big -- you couldn't just come here and sell; you had to open a company.
Richard Vergez is one of the local artists who contributed to the Fort Lauderdale Play Your City, a public art installation project in which pianos are artfully stationed around downtown Fort Lauderdale. The idea is to invite residents to play the keyboards. Play, but, not get too carried away, is the core idea.
Latin America and the Caribbean is a region of stark paradoxes, and that has never been truer than in the past decade: Even as the continent enjoys one of its most dynamic economic booms, it’s suffering one of the worst violent crime crises in its history.
Joyce Green started doing yoga to lose weight. Then she said she had a vision of Jesus, and from there she became Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, the wildly charismatic leader of the Kashi Ashram church on a ranch in Indian River County, north of Vero Beach. And that's who she was for the rest of her life, right up until she died last year.
Like those of many ‘70s children, even Russell Mofsky’s earliest memories are colored by a touch of psychedelia.
“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.