Arts

City Zoning
7:29 am
Mon July 29, 2013

What (Pre-Approved) Home Colors Are Trendy In Coral Gables?

One of Benjamin Moore's color schedules for Coral Gables homes. These have all been pre-approved.
Credit Karelia Arauz

In the city of Coral Gables, you can't paint the exterior of your home unless the color is pre-approved by the city's Board of Architects, otherwise you'll need to:

  1. Fill out a permit application
  2. Fill out a Board Of Architects application
  3. Bring in a color picture of the house
  4. Bring in a sample of the proposed color

Joel Hitchman, a plans coordinator assistant for the Board Of Architects, said they receive about two to four applications a week and that about 90 percent of them get approved.

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Neighborhoods
2:10 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

How Revel on the Block Is More Than Your Typical Broward Block Party

Building a well-connected community isn't an obvious feat in a transient town like Fort Lauderdale. In a city where vacationers flock and snow birds live at semi-permanent addresses, there are still opportunities to transform Fort Lauderdale into an interesting place to settle and live.

Revel on the Block, a pop-up street festival taking place in the FAT Village art hub on July 27, was organized with a vision of bolstering a stronger community through gathering residents, local businesses and artists together to meet as neighbors.

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Food
2:08 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

When Asian And Latin Food Collide: Spicy, Tasty Or Confused?

Green beans with peanuts and chile de arbol
Courtesy Pati Jinich

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 2:20 pm

Asian-Americans and Latinos trace their roots half a world away from each other — literally. But their cultures, and especially the foods they love, have more in common than you might think. These days, they're colliding in new and interesting ways – from Korean barbecue taco trucks to finer dining.

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Norman Van Aken's A Word On Food
8:00 am
Sat July 27, 2013

Roux The Day!

Credit wikipedia.org

One of the more dominant techniques that began to show up in the kitchens of the 17th Century was roux. Seldom has a technique undergone such a transformation in opinion amongst chefs and dedicated home cooks.

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Music
5:00 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Legendary Brazilian Singer To Play Free Show July 27 In Hollywood

Credit RhythmFoundation.com

From the favelas of Brazil to the main stages of North America, legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter Seu Jorge will perform a free show this Saturday at the Hollywood ArtsPark.

Opening sets are by the Brazilian Voices choir and Rose Max's samba set.

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Blogosphere
4:58 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

The Florida Blogup: Beer Academies And Networking

The Florida Grand Opera will host a tribute to singer Deborah Voigt.
Credit CSUF via FLickr

Florida Grand Opera Begins New Season

The Florida Grand Opera will begin its 2013-2014 season with a tribute to soprano singer Deborah Voigt October 26.

Voigt will not sing but young artists from the opera will be performing at the DuPont Building in Miami. Blogger Lawrence Johnson has more at South Florida Classical Review.

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History
10:55 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Plunging In: How Miami's Beaches Were Integrated

Garth Reeves was a young World War II veteran when he came home to Miami and went to work at his father’s newspaper, the Miami Times.

He bought property, paid taxes and voted in elections. But the beach at Virginia Key was the only one where black residents could go without trouble.

“It wasn’t a very good beach. But right down the street there was Crandon Park - beautiful beach, beautiful clubhouse. Everything was first class.”

So a meeting was arranged with the county commission.

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Music
8:16 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Why Hipnosis Looks Like Cuba's First Heavy Metal Band To Defect

Credit via hipnosiscuba.com

Meet the latest unexpected international arrival on Miami's rock scene: Hipnosis, straight from the semi-illicit metal scene of Havana.

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.

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Community Contributor
7:50 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Little Havana Serves As Backdrop For 'UltraVox' Opera

Tenor Santo Martin Cordero and soprano Eloisa M. Ferrer conceived "UltraVox.”

Opera doesn’t always happen in an opera house. Sometimes it happens on Calle Ocho. “UltraVox,” conceived, directed and performed by tenor Santo Martin Cordero and soprano Eloisa M. Ferrer, runs August 2-3 at the intimate SIR Studio on Calle Ocho in Miami’s Little Havana.

“The artist is an inventive and daring individual who upsets and disturbs, enlightens and seeks a better understanding of the self and the world,” said Cordero. “We weave song, movement and spoken word during this interdisciplinary performance.”

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Community Contributor
7:49 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Alternative Theater Festival Includes 'Glengarry' Revival, Thanks To Facebook

Ivan Lopez, left, Joe Llorens, Ricky Waugh and Daniel Gutierrez, sitting, during the 2002 production of “Glengarry Glen Ross.” They will all reprise their roles for the revival this August.

It all started with a Facebook post.

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Recreation
8:08 am
Wed July 24, 2013

After Swim Week, Here Are The Worst Pools in Miami Beach

Credit miami.mbfashionweek.com

“Pools are such a potent symbol in the Florida dreamscape,” explains Florida International University anthropologist Laura Ogden.

The idea of Miami as an otherworldly dreamscape is what makes it the perfect setting for recently wrapped Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week 2013. Most of the high-end hotels on South Beach give their clientele a long whiff of sex and money; it’s basically Art Basel, except instead of contemporary art, the commodity is perfect skin.

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Literature
8:24 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Scrapbooks From Hemingway's Childhood Made Public

A page in which Hemingway's mother describes his birth.
Credit John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

On the 114th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s birth on June 21, Key West wasn’t alone in celebrating the author’s life. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library announced that it would release five scrapbooks in digital form that document Hemingway’s childhood.

Seen by very few people, the scrapbooks had been in secure storage for decades due to their fragility.

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Television
8:03 am
Tue July 23, 2013

In The Summer, Univision Is Numero Uno

Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez recently performed on Univision's Premios Juventud.
Rodrigo Varela Univision

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 9:32 am

For three consecutive weeks this summer, Spanish-language TV network Univision won the prime-time ratings among young adult viewers. The network is bragging about its prime-time ratings domination with full-page ads in the LA Times, New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Its English-language video exclaims: "For the first time ever, Univision is now the number one network in any language."

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Norman Van Aken's A Word On Food
1:31 pm
Sat July 20, 2013

Three Kings And Arepa Love

A high-pitched voice called out, “Arepa, Arepa, Arepa de Maiz!”

The ‘Parade of the Three Kings’ was heading our way and our son was marching with his South Miami High School band. Justin normally played the viola back in those days, but he surprised me as he hefted a huge drum and beat on it with energy and precision while he and his bandmates proceeded in musical celebration past us while tears of pride fell on my chest.

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Blogosphere
2:58 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Florida Blogup: Craft Beers and Transit Problems

Eduardo Mendieta's Mural Outside Gallery 2014
Credit South Florida Daily Blog

Q&A With Artist Eduardo Mendieta

Blogger Coleen Dougher at Arterpillar talks with artist Eduardo Mendieta about his biggest exhibition, Fragmented.

The West Palm Beach artist is currently working out of Gallery 2014 in Hollywood (no, not Wynwood.)

Coal-Fired Pizza Teams Up With Craft Beers

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