Alice Braga reigns in Miami for ‘Queen of the South’ premiere

The Queen [of the South] made it to Miami last night.  Alice Braga, who will be playing Teresa Mendoza in the upcoming series, The Queen of the South, showed up to a red carpet at the Regal South Beach Cinema yesterday evening, for the opening night of the Hispanicize Film Showcase. Mendoza is a Mexican…

Actress from Florida gets her break

Angelique Rivera got her first taste of acting when she was 8 in the musical Annie, where she first broke out of her shell by playing the mean kid, Pepper. “It was fun for me, because I was such a nice, people-pleaser type of girl growing up,” said Rivera, who was born in Chicago but…

NFL star learns to dance

Pittsburgh Steelers player Antonio Brown is switching from hitting the field to hitting the dance studio for the next couple months. The athlete will be competing in this season’s Dancing With the Stars, which premiered Monday (it airs at 8 p.m. on ABC). He’ll experience a different type of practice from the usual football drills,…

Youth Fair looks back as it celebrates 65 years

Jay Baum has attended the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair with his children since 1970. Every year, Baum and his family start the fair by waiting for the gate to open and then eating corn dogs. Now, he continues to enjoy the fair with his 13-year-old grandson, Ethan Baum. “Since he was a baby he’s been…

5 things to do at the Miami Open that don’t involve watching a tennis match

The Miami Open is currently in full effect and running through April 3, with endless tennis matches for fans of the sport to go watch. Many tourists and locals also flock to the event – in Key Biscayne – to see what it’s all about. Obviously it’s mainly about watching some of the best athletes…

FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach happened in Wynwood

Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach presented the fall/winter shows last week at a tent installed in Wynwood. From Wednesday through Saturday, Designers, fashionistas and bloggers gathered at the trendy spot for cocktail hours and to see runway shows presented by the Miami International University of Art and Design, Etnos, Style Mafia,  Alessandra Gold, The Phoenix…

Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club takes fourth-graders to Everglades park

Ebel Henrius is a fourth-grader at Morningside K-8 Academy who loves to look at alligators and turtles. On Thursday, March 3, Ebel visited The Everglades for the first time along with his classmates. The Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club took the students from Morningside and Frederick Douglas Elementary on a field trip thanks to President Barack…

Highland Oaks Park gets fit with Fitness Zone equipment

Miami-Dade County has a new fee-free fitness zone for visitors to see and sweat. On Saturday, the new ADA-accessible Fitness Zone — which was installed by the Miami-Dade Parks Recreation and Open Space Department— was inaugurated at Highland Oaks Park at 20300 NE 24th Ave. “This is a perfect example of promises made, promises kept…

BassX to exhibit shoe sculptures from Jane Weitzman’s book Art & Sole

Since 1996, Stuart Weitzman –a luxury shoe brand – had displayed unique shoe sculptures made by artists and craftsmen, at a flagship store on Madison Avenue. The shoe-shaped art pieces, made with materials such as scraps of paper, ceramic, roses, metals and stones, were displayed and collected through the years, bringing Jane Gershon Weitzman –…

Rex Fabrics sells materials for red carpet-style gowns

Ricardo Aldama describes his business as a mad house on the day after the Oscars. The Cuban-Italian owns Rex Fabrics, a luxury fabric store in Coral Gables characterized by its floral smell and over-the-top decor –which includes a full red carpet. A uniformed man is always standing outside, greeting visitors and opening the door to…