Thomas Armour Youth Ballet raised $18,961 in the inaugural Give Miami Day. The funding has been used to provide training and scholarships for more than 1,100 youth in their program.
Philanthropy in Miami is different. We don’t have the generations of family wealth found in the Northeast or 100-year-old nonprofit institutions backed by enormous endowments. But we do have a vision. More and more Miamians are taking a vested interest in this city’s future, and as the creative class plants their roots here, they’re fanning a spark of civic engagement into a roaring blaze. Give Miami Day is their chance to ignite this city’s generous spirit.
Testökra took the stage at the Vomikaust show this past March and stood out (almost effortlessly) among the other bands that played that night. As the music began to explode and spill into the crowd at our beloved Churchill’s Pub, the atmosphere immediately changed. The crowd was awakened by the blaring beating life of Testökra’s electrifying set.
Testökra is made-up of three Miami natives - Carolyn Helmers (Guitar/Vocals), Nicole Mijares (Bass), and Ale Campos (Drums). Carolyn and Ale met while going to local shows and Ale met Nicole in a photography class.
Luckily, I met all three and caught up with them after the show! Here’s what they had to say…
A couple of weeks ago we reposted “It’s Never Easy” via Off The Radar - the first Modernage track released in four years!!!
Today, we’re happy to release to the world their second single – “Bullets.”
We also managed to slip frontman Mario Giancarlo and Xavier Alexander (guitar/keys) a few questions, surely some of the same ones on everybody’s mind, regarding the Modernage hiatus and return. Continue Reading
Its official, Tropicult’s very own Vanessa Haim has opened up shop for all you savvy Miami fashionistas and we couldn’t be more excited! From apparel to shoes, handbags to embellished accessories she’s got a little bit of everything to satisfy your vintage craving.
Alongside other local vendors, Dope Doll will be participating in Wood Tavern’s new monthly event el Mini Market this Sunday, January 27th.
As I warmly recall the wild summer nights that I first hit the scene, when Jennys Was A Friend of Mine and together we discovered on the dance floor the kind of magic that took us to Such Great Heights and back again; I realize that no matter what the current trend is, Miami needs an indie dance party!
The District may not be around anymore but luckily The Vagabond has “reloaded” their weekly Friday party with an arsenal of indie dance magic; guaranteed to bring back that Electric Feel and give the Young FolkWhat You Want and the rest of us what we need – indie rock, dirty disco, house, and electro beats!