La Musa Awards at Fillmore Miami Beach

Thursday night was all about the music and its composers at the 2015 La Musa Awards. The stage at the Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater was lit in blue and purple rays shining light on recognized names in the Latin American music industry such as Diego Torres, Fonseca, Alejandra Guzman and Emilio Estefan. The…

Student success in swimwear line KOKOAKINIS

Isabella Soto is a digital media studies major at Florida International University, who has always been into owning a small business. At the age of 19, after various occasions of trying to start one, she saw the opportunity to launch her own swimwear line, and she didn’t think twice before doing so. “A couple years…

Swim Week: Bravo TV meets Colombian swimwear

Among the crowd of attendees mingling at the Funkshion tent before Sunday’s Maaji Swimwear show, were The Real Housewives of Miami stars Alexia Echavarria and Marysol Patton, along with Shahs of Sunset’s Golnesa Gharachedaghi, Leila Gharachedaghi and Shervin Roohparvar. The reality stars all sat together in row one where they laughed, had drinks and took…

Funkshion kicked off Miami Swim Week 2016.

Miami Swim Week 2016, officially kicked off on Thursday, July 16, at the Funkshion tent located on Collins Avenue, diagonal to the W Hotel. The front of the tent is covered in green leaves and holds a lighted sign that reads, “FUNKSHION.” Inside the tent there is a lounge where guests can enjoy coconut water…

#Hashtaglunchbag feeds the hungry in Miami

On Dec. 25, 2012, in an effort to “give back” for the holiday season, Ajay Relan, 31, and some friends got together at his apartment in Los Angeles to make lunches, which they later distributed to hungry people around the Santa Monica Pier. On Christmas morning, he awakened, went to the grocery store, and picked…

Celebrities join DJ Irie’s annual fundraiser

  Thirty kids from DJ Irie’s foundation got together June 18 at the Miami Beach Golf Course to play golf for the “#Inspirie Kids Golf Clinic,” the first event of the 11th annual Irie Weekend. “These are kids that wouldn’t ever have an opportunity to just walk onto a golf course,” said Irie, the official…

Bass Museum renovations are underway

A $7.5 million renovation has begun at Miami Beach’s Bass Museum, with a goal to increase space for exhibits, educational events and social activities by 47 percent. The expansion, which began after the most recent exhibition closed on May 17, will bring the usable space from 17,772 square feet to 26,212 square feet. The project…

Filling “The Void” in Miami

  Sean Prosper, his roommate Rodman Davis and mutual friend Ashley Solage have thrown parties in South Florida since they were teenagers. Then, last year, while sitting in a car with rapper Denzel Curry, they thought of creating a networking event that would integrate two creative elements: music and visual arts. Curry came up with…