(88 posts)

A showcase of talented musicians

pc: Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau To call the accomplishments of the New World Symphony Fellows “amazing” would be selling them short. This is a group of 84 recent college grads from all over the world chosen to perform and learn at NWS. One of the highlights of being a Fellow is being selected […]

Things to do / January 17, 2019

Miami New Drama's 'One Night in Miami' told the story of the fight that put boxing champ Muhammad Ali on the map. Photo by Stian Roenning

‘Miami speaks with an accent’

Miami New Drama’s ‘One Night in Miami’ told the story of the fight that put boxing champ Muhammad Ali on the map. Photo by Stian Roenning A year ago, Miami New Drama went viral. The theater’s marquee on Lincoln Road proclaimed: “COLONY THEATRE PROUDLY REPRESENTS ARTISTS FROM SH!THOLE COUNTRIES.” Miami New Drama’s bold, persistent responses […]

Business / January 16, 2019

Made by hand with love

On a shelf in the bakery section of Whole Foods, there’s a package of baklava with a label that reads “Prepared with Love by Syrian Refugee Women in Miami.” The journey of getting that baklava on that shelf was a long one led by Christa Tawil, a Syrian refugee who started Zaytouna Foods in 2017. […]

Business / January 14, 2019

Overtown: A Miami neighborhood full of history and promise

Once known as “Colored Town,” Miami’s Overtown neighborhood has a vibrant and full history. It’s also currently experiencing a renaissance driven by locals who grew up there and newcomers inspired by the opportunity to support a community rebuilding itself. The Lyric Theatre has been renovated and reopened and new businesses like Lil’ Greenhouse Grill and […]

History / January 9, 2019

Is Lincoln Lane the next big thing? Our stomachs think it is.  

Rendering via Terranova While most locals know the rich history of Lincoln Road, today it’s a destination for shopping, dining, and celebrating. The New Tropic’s Creative Studio rounded up a Lincoln Road Guide that covers some of our favorite (and free!) things to eat, drink, and do. And it looks like we’ll need to update […]

Food / January 7, 2019

5 reasons why Miami has become a leader in startups for the U.S. and Latin America

1) LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION “Miami is the unofficial capital of the hemisphere,” said Alex Sanchez, president and CEO of the Florida Bankers Association in an article for Forbes. “A lot of companies from the hemisphere, or American companies that want to do business with the hemisphere have regional or South American offices here. It is […]

Things to do / November 26, 2018

Zero-waste thinking

Miami is making waves with the 2018 launch of the “Miami is Not Plastic” campaign.  The collaborative initiative aims to inspire hospitality businesses to reduce single-use disposable plastic and join the global movement to clean up our oceans and save marine life.  CIC Miami started a journey to rid themselves of single-use disposable plastic by […]

Things to do / November 14, 2018

For Art’s Sake

Art in Miami is a $1.4 billion dollar industry. Yup, you read that right. Billion with a “b”. Then how are so many local artists and creatives still struggling and not seeing any of that money?

Art / November 2, 2018

Opportunity Knocks on CIC’s Front Door

Nestled between Overtown and Allapattah, CIC’s Miami office is located in what’s known as an Opportunity Zone, an economically-distressed community where investments into area businesses may be eligible for tax breaks.

Business / November 1, 2018

The Colony Theatre has something to say

Marquees: the OG Twitter. Find out how Lincoln Road’s historic Colony Theatre makes the most out of its 140 character entryway.

Lincoln Road / October 7, 2018