At long last, brat pack heartthrobs Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy will cross paths again. They're both appearing at the Miami Book Fair International on the same day, in the same room ... but not, sadly, at the same time. They'll be separated by five hours. Ohhhhhhh.
One in five Floridians is currently receiving food stamp benefits and the number is rising in South Florida. But tucked into a recent report by the Department of Children and Families, are some encouraging signs of economic recovery.
It’s been a watering hole that has seen Miami grow from an insect-infested swamp town to a city of millions, gateway to Latin America. It’s weathered the worst of Miami and the best – all to the beat of South Florida’s music scene. No pretensions in this joint. It’s real, it’s genuine – it’s Tobacco Road. South Florida Arts Beat contributor, Chris DeAngelis, reveals the life of Miami’s booze and blues legend.
Written by Chris DeAngelis, produced and hosted by Ed Bell for WLRN’s South Florida Arts Beat.
Whether we like it or not, South Florida is known for sun, beaches…and skin. Back in the 1950s, pin-up model Bettie Page posed for some of her most classic photos here. Her black bangs, red lips and playful gaze were a hit in the pages of Playboy. These images were created by local model turned photographer Bunny Yeager. Clotilde Luce reported on the woman behind these icons of 1950s fashion and photography and her recent discovery by the art world.
For those of you who just don't want to let this election season go, then we have the story for you. Congressman Allen West has one last chance to pull out a win in the 18th congressional district. The race still hasn't been certified. Lawyers for West are scheduled to be in court in St. Lucie County on
Friday to try to get a full recount in his contest with Democrat Patrick Murphy, who is so convinced he's won the seat that he's already gone to Congressional freshman orientation.