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
Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 6:08 pm
One of the nation's largest art fairs, Art Basel, opens this week in Miami. But days before the fair launches in Miami Beach, the party had already started across the bridge, in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood.
Editor Dan Grech assigned Assistant Producers Kenny Malone and Trina Sargalski to report a story about getting past the doorman at nightclubs. With the detachment appropriate to their position, Kenny and Trina arrived at Club Space in downtown Miami ready to report on the velvet rope.
Art Basel begins this week, and WLRN will be your guide. In a special hour hosted by WLRN's arts editor, Alicia Zuckerman, we give you tips on what to see, and how. Plus we look at the fair's history and how it's shaped Miami.
You may notice a growing buzz of activity--especially in Midtown, the Design District and Miami Beach--that signals that a week (or more) of art appreciation, parties and sensory overload is almost here. The height of activity is next Wednesday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 9, but gallery openings and other events are already starting.
Below are are seven signs that Art Basel is upon us.
The past couple of years have been difficult for the state's real estate market-- particularly in South Florida. However, real estate agents now say that Miami's market is finally booming after years of a lull.
A small group of fans recently gathered at the Marlins' new half-billion dollar stadium in Miami's Little Havana to protest in both in Spanish and in English. They want new owners after the team's latest purge: the trade of All-Stars Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson to the Blue Jays in return for seven mostly unknown players.
The move, which came after the team finished in last place, will save the Marlins more than $160 million in future payroll obligations. It comes within a year of the Marlins' move into their new, mostly taxpayer-funded stadium.
"This is a work of fiction," cautions the introduction to poet C.M. Clark's latest book, "Charles Deering Forecasts the Weather & Other Poems."
Whatever would Charles Deering say? If there's one person who can at least guess, it's Clark. She was the very first Literary Artist-in-Residence for the Deering Estate, which stands alongside the Biltmore Hotel and Vizcaya as one of Miami-Dade's historical gems. The estate was built in 1916 by Deering, a wealthy industrialist, and once housed one of the most extensive art collections in our region.