Little Haiti Rock City

Anyone who has ever gone to Churchill’s Pub has a unique story to tell about such special moments, most likely along with some amateur cell-phone footage. With seven days a week of live music spanning various genres and entertainment ranging from burlesque to poetry open mic, no two days at the two-stage pub are ever the same. And, Churchill’s Pub, also known as the CBGB of the South, boasts over 35 years of such fun in an unbridled, raw, and creative environment, where musicians and artists express themselves without pretense, intimately, to an open audience that has suspended their better judgment for an inebriated moment in time. This is definitely a place that needs to be documented, and there are as many stories to tell, as there are faces in the audience at a show.

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Miami T-Shirt Swap at Churchills

T-shirts are the most underrated medium for art, providing a platform for the display of creativity through both language and form. These aptly named cotton, shoulder-chest huggers are the most democratic pieces of fashion. Quintessentially American, T-shirts embody a spirit of individuality through self-expression. They share a special, symbiotic relationship to another homegrown American art-form, rock-and-roll. T-shirts are memorabilia, capturing memories of a time and place through music.

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Temporary Contemporary: Pleasure, Fear & the Pursuit of Happiness

Imagine walking through a lush tropical garden on a perfect, sun-shining, not a cloud in the sky, breezy Miami day. Not just any garden, a garden of memories and dreams evoking an alternate dimension. What sounds like a great sequence for a surrealist film is the current tc: temporary contemporary public art installation, Pleasure, Fear, and the Pursuit of Happiness at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

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Summer Kick-Off Party: Deaf Poets x Lil Daggers

By Monica Torres Holy shit balls! It’s getting hot in here! As temperatures continue to steadily rise in the 305, The Vagabond, Gummdrops, Alley Times, and, yours truly, Tropicult are launching a rockin’ Summer Concert Series this Friday night! The shindig should set the tone for more super fun local…

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And That’s A Wrap: O, MIAMI!

By Monica Torres It’s now May and we already miss O, Miami.  For a month, the O, Miami Poetry Festival went wherever people went. Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, organizers P. Scott Cunningham and Melody Santiago…

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Locust Projects: 15 Year Anniversary Celebration

Contributed by Monica Torres On their 15th birthday Locust Projects has good reason to celebrate! They recently moved into a new 5,000 square foot exhibition space at a prime location in the burgeoning Design District (near the delicious Harry’s Pizzeria) and they have…

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MUJER_CITA_MIA: INTERVENTION ART [Interview]

Contributed by Monica Torres Tomorrow FUNDarte opens the doors of the Black Box Theater at the Miami Dade Auditorium for Miami On Stage 2013. The  three day event (Thursday, April 18th to Saturday, April 20th) features musical performances by unique, eclectic Latin artists…

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O, Miami: A Poetry Festival

Contributed by Monica Torres “Poetry is a living, breathing force that can light up the city. O, Miami is its platform.” Alberto Ibargüen, President John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Poetry comes to the city!  April, the cruelest month, is…

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Hop on the MBUS – Arrive at the Game Show

Contributed by Monica Torres Life is but a game… Game Show is the current exhibition at Florida International University’s – College of Architecture + The Arts’ new Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) where games serve as metaphors for human interactions and well, just the absurdities of…

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NWM 2013: A Proper Marriage/My Eyes Move You [Review]

Contributed by Monica Torres Surrounded by sculpture and art, black-clad female dancers, in leggings and leotards twisted and turned through a make-shift stage, on the marble floors of the museum’s main room. Unlike your ordinary dance performers, these dancers had musical sheet compositions duct-taped…

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