Testökra: The Musical upRoar

By Mariana Ochoa Testökra took the stage at the Vomikaust show this past March and stood out (effortlessly) among the other bands that played that night. As the music began to spill into the crowd at our beloved Churchill’s Pub, the atmosphere immediately changed.…

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O, Miami: A Poetry Festival

Poetry comes to the city! April, the cruelest month, is around the corner, but it’s not cruel at all because it’s National Poetry Month. And, this means O, Miami Poetry Festival hits the town!

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808 Tales- Arthur Baker

Arthur Baker’s influence in the music industry is unarguable. Arthur Baker’s contributions and productions will remain relevant throughout the history of music. Innovation is unstoppable and so is the kick behind Planet Rock! Arthur Baker is in town for Miami Music Madness (as we like to call it) and we were beyond stocked when he agreed to talk to us and tell us a bit more about what he has in the works.

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MXYTSPLYK

A couple of years ago, when I first moved to the Design District/Wynwood area, the now demolished Chiquita Banana Plant (above) was still on NE 2nd and 33rd street. The plant particularly caught my eye because back then we were developing the “tropi” brand and banana’s were one of the symbols we initially used to associate it. As I got to know the locals, I discovered that the Chiquita Banana Plant I had my eyes on had been hit up by a local artist. I’ve gotten to know the artist and have been following his sketches, photography, and street art ever since.

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Amy Rosenberg Talks Overtown Music Project

Founded four years ago by Amy Rosenberg, the Overtown Music Project (OMP) has since been shining a light on the historic cultural contributions of the otherwise uncelebrated neighborhood of Overtown. OMP has introduced a free, after school music program into the area, in partnership with UM at Frederick Douglass Elementary School, and host seven events a year – six in throughout Overtown’s former entertainment district and one Miami Beach, showcasing and honoring some of the musicians who once made their living in Overtown.

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