December 14, 2006 |
Immigrants in multicultural Miami had the final word Wednesday in a monthlong battle with Colorado Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo: Adios. A speech by Tancredo to the Rotary Club of Miami scheduled for today was canceled after the Key Biscayne restaurant that hosts the group's weekly lunch meetings announced that the congressman critical of immigration was not welcome there.
October 22, 2006 |
FIRST Paris. Now Miami. What's next? Berlin? Kansas City? The next city to declare its fascination with Los Angeles' contemporary art remains to be seen. But three months after Paris' Pompidou Center closed "Los Angeles 1955-1985: Birth of an Artistic Capital" -- a major survey of L.A. art history seen through the eyes of a French curator -- Miami's Rubell Family Collection is gearing up for a sequel.
August 2, 2006 |
This city's voluble Cuban exiles, who have been on a collective Fidel Castro death watch for decades, shouted in the streets in a state of ecstasy Tuesday after the communist regime's surprising announcement that the charismatic caudillo had handed the reins of power to his brother.
July 26, 2006 |
"Miami Vice" brought millions of dollars into the city of Miami while it filmed there, but the movie's true worth will likely emerge after audiences get to see it. Jeff Peel, director of Miami-Dade County's film office, said Michael Mann's big-screen version of "Miami Vice" pumped about $27 million into the area in 2005 as crews filmed car chases and police shootouts with stars Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx.
July 6, 2006 |
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that six Florida men arrested on terror conspiracy charges will remain in Miami's Federal Detention Center until their trial, despite defense claims that the men were set up by a government informant. In denying bail, U.S. Magistrate Judge Ted E. Bandstra said he was disturbed by "strong and significant evidence" that the group swore allegiance to Al Qaeda and conspired to blow up buildings in Miami and Chicago.
June 20, 2006 |
A Miami city commissioner was charged with battery and disorderly intoxication for fighting with airport police after his flight was canceled, authorities said. Johnny Winton is charged with two felony counts of battery and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Under Florida law, the governor can remove government officials charged with felonies from office pending the outcome of the case. A spokeswoman for Gov. Jeb Bush said no decision had been made.
April 16, 2006 |
Recently, I paused to gaze upon the former West Coast residence of one Alphonse Capone. In a sign that I really did need a vacation, I found myself contemplating the place in real estate terms -- concluding that in property-mad San Francisco, only the protection of the National Park Service could constrain somebody from trying to take the building condo. Capone's digs are, in the parlance of only the most doggedly upbeat real estate agent, "compact."
March 20, 2006 |
Airline pilots departing from Miami International Airport are getting an earful of something unexpected: hip-hop tunes from a pirate radio station that sometimes interfere with their communications with the control tower. The music comes on a pair of frequencies from a station that calls itself Da Streetz. "It's intermittent. Not all day, every day," said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen.
February 11, 2006 |
A Haitian national who had a skull packed in her suitcase on a flight to Florida's Fort Lauderdale airport was charged Friday with "smuggling a human head." U.S. prosecutors said they also charged Florida resident Myrlene Severe, who was arrested Thursday, with failing to declare the head on a customs declaration form and transporting hazardous material.
January 6, 2006 |
New York's Museum of Modern Art curator Terence Riley has agreed to take the helm of the Miami Art Museum in March, as it prepares to move to its new, expanded site overlooking Biscayne Bay. "He's going to be able to help us not just build a great building but build a great museum," Miami Art's board of trustees President Mary Frank said Tuesday Riley, 51, will replace Suzanne Delehanty, who has headed the museum since its inception a decade ago.