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New World Symphony is celebrating the classical OG with a performance of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, next weekend on Nov. 16th & 17th. Forever a classical music favorite, it has found fame in pop culture from Seinfeld to The King’s Speech.

Beethoven is part of what classical musicians call “The Three B’s”—Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms.

Gold record: In the 1970’s, NASA sent some of Beethoven’s work to space. Aboard the Voyager spacecraft, the space agency included a golden record that contained languages and sounds selected to portray the diversity of culture and life on Earth. Beethoven’s music is in space, currently being intercepted by some aliens.

Hard of hearing: Beethoven wasn’t born deaf, but gradually started losing his hearing around 26 and was completely deaf by about age 30.

Quite the imagination: Even after his hearing loss, Beethoven still composed. But how? As TIME Magazine once described it, “by clenching a stick in his teeth, holding it against the keyboard of his piano, he could discern faint sounds.”

In pop culture: From Nelson playing Beethoven on The Simpsons to Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven” to a spot in the 1989 comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Beethoven continues to live on in current pop culture.

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Several races were too close to call the morning after Election Day and two statewide contests, for U.S. Senate (between Gov. Rick Scott and incumbent Bill Nelson) and commissioner of agriculture (between Matt Caldwell and Nikki Fried), are likely headed for recounts.

So how would it all work? Here’s a breakdown:

HOW IT HAPPENS: State law says a machine recount happens automatically if the difference between the candidates’ vote totals is 0.5 percent or less. If it’s less than 0.25 percent, a manual recount is triggered.

A recount only truly becomes official when the secretary of state orders it, and each county in Florida will double check their vote totals. Election night results are always considered unofficial until local elections departments do their final tallies (including stuff like military votes and provisional ballots) and they have until noon on Nov. 10 to get that done. So a recount wouldn’t officially be ordered until then.

MANUAL VS MACHINE: According to state law, a manual recount focuses on undervotes and overvotes–basically a person not bubbling in a candidate or accidentally bubbling in two votes. In a machine recount, voting machines are tested for any errors and then the ballots are scanned again.

This is relevant to the agriculture commissioner race because Caldwell and Fried were separated by about 0.10 percent as of last night, which would trigger a manual recount.

THE CANDIDATE’S ROLE: A losing candidate can ask in writing that a recount not happen but in the case of these two races, Nelson and Fried are not conceding. The winners can’t contest the recount once it’s official.

WHAT’S NEXT: The second set of election results (which could lead to a manual recount) from all of Florida’s counties have to be reported by 3 p.m. on Nov. 15.

And the final deadline for results, including recounts, is noon on Nov. 18.

WHY DOES THIS FEEL FAMILIAR?: The 2000 presidential election came down to a recount in the Sunshine State. But ultimately the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in to make the final decision and ended that recount before it was finished.

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How we got here. The tight contest between Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum focused on issues like the environment and healthcare, but was mostly overshadowed by discussions of racism, President Donald Trump’s influence and an FBI investigation into the city of Tallahassee. These stories take a look at how DeSantis was able to pull off the win and why Gillum fell short. (Tampa Bay Times, Miami Herald)

Red tide’s return. Months after the Gulf Coast dealt with toxic red tide blooms killing marine life and making some beachgoers sick, the tide is back in the waters off the Panhandle. One culprit for the new levels of red tide in the area appears to be Hurricane Michael; experts think the storm’s heavy rains could have caused more pollution to runoff into the Gulf. (Miami Herald)

The King is Dead? King of Diamonds, arguably the most famous (or infamous) strip club in Miami, appears to have shut down. The club was sued for foreclosure last year and still hadn’t paid the money it needed to stay open, and earlier this week the owners were evicted. The owners had been dealing with financial issues for a few years before this too, and last month the building was briefly shut down for safety violations. (Miami New Times)

Keep it on the hush. David Beckham and the owners of the Inter Miami soccer team got a big win on Election Day when voters approved negotiations between the team and the City of Miami for a soccer stadium complex. But those talks were blocked the very next morning when Miami’s city attorney told employees and commissioners not to talk to team reps because of a pending ethics complaint. An attorney filed a complaint with the county ethics commission claiming that Beckham and the team’s other principal owners, Jorge and Jose Mas, didn’t file the right paperwork to lobby for the soccer stadium project. They signed up to lobby for Miami Beckham United LLC and not Miami Freedom Park LLC. (Miami Herald)

Another round. The growth of craft beer in South Florida doesn’t appear to be slowing down as another brewery, Tripping Animals Brewing, is opening in Doral this month. The new spot is set to feature a full food menu of everything from yuca fries to baos, and they plan to have at least 20 beers on tap. (Miami New Times)

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Things to do

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😉 Miami's Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving Day! Warm up your appetite with the Baptist Health Turkey Trot Miami 5K/10K presented by Publix. For runners, joggers & walkers, enjoy a day of family fun!


🧘Through Sunday: Check out the Cushion Crawl challenge (it’s like a Pub Crawl, but for 21 days of Mindfulness) (Multiple Locations)

🌱Through Sunday: Eat, drink, and live well at the Seed Food and Wine Festival. – Use code NEWTROPIC10 for 10% off tickets. (Multiple locations)

🎵Today: Celebrate and empower women through music at Femme Fest (Wynwood)

🎻Tomorrow: Late night club meets orchestra at Pulse (Miami Beach)

🎉Tomorrow: The Yard is turning three and they’re celebrating with a folk and indie festival (Wynwood)

🌱Saturday: Head to Seed Food & Wine’s Festival Day to enjoy free food and drinks and learn about sustainable living (Little Haiti)

🍻Saturday: Innovation meets brews at this beer festival (North Miami)

🎸Saturday: Celebrate 10 years of Guitars Over Guns with special performances, silent auctions, and eats and drinks (Coral Gables)

📚Sunday: Word nerds unite for the start of the Miami Book Fair (Downtown)

💻Tuesday, Nov. 13: Join a discussion between LinkedIn Local and FIU faculty to connect beyond online profiles and job titles. (Miami Beach)

💻 Wednesday, Nov. 14: Learn about the future of logistics at this tech summit (Overtown)

🎤Wednesday, Nov. 14: Head to Vizcaya for a night of poetry and enchantment (Coconut Grove)

🛋️Thursday, Nov. 15: Interior Design meets cafecito at this BoConcept event (Brickell)

🎉Friday, Nov. 16: Celebrate Venture City’s Miami Launch Party at their new Little Havana campus (Little Havana)

📽️Friday, Nov. 16: Catch the film, “Lumumba,” and join a discussion on his contribution to the African Diaspora (Overtown)


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📷Catch the opening of a photo exhibit capturing 1981, when narcotics, crime, and immigration transformed the 305 – exhibit runs through April (Downtown)

🎥Watch a screening of the documentary “Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution” (Allapattah)

🔥Shop for Miami Heat Vice collection gear (Downtown)

🍽️Enjoy Cuban food and a show from the Spam Allstars (Key Biscayne)

🗣️Discuss solutions for addressing homelessness in Miami (Allapattah)

🎉Party to celebrate the end of election season (Wynwood)

🎨Learn from artists Ebony Patterson and LeRonn Brooks at this talk (Downtown)


🎶Celebrate our homegrown talent at the Miami Folk and Indie Fest (Wynwood)

💤Have a slumber party at Frost and explore the world of light (Downtown)

🕺Jam to some house and groove tunes with Rich Medina (Wynwood)

🎼Hear a mix of genres at the FIU Music Festival (Sweetwater)

🤓Geek out at the Gamer Comic Expo – through Monday, Nov. 12 (Blue Lagoon)


☀️Learn about going solar in your own home (Miami Beach)

✊🏿Hit the grand opening of the Roots Collective Black House (Liberty City)

🗣️Attend a workshop all about being a maker and building your business (South Beach)

🚶Walk the Downtown Miami International Riverwalk Festival (Downtown)

🎶Jam at the House of Creatives music fest – Through Sunday (Key Biscayne)

🏳️‍🌈Check out the “gayest ball in Miami” at the Brat Ball (Downtown)

🎸Get your “Bohemian Rhapsody” on at this Queen tribute (Little Haiti)

🛍️Get some holiday shopping done at this market – Through Sunday (Design District)

Eat and drink at the Doral Food & Wine Festival – Through Sunday (Doral)


⛸️Get your inline skating on with South Florida Trikke (South Beach)

🍖BBQ with the Proper Sausages crew at The Anderson (Upper East Side)

🍗Nom on all of the chicken tenders (Flagami)

🎥Watch “Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable” over brunch (Wynwood)

🛍️Browse local vendors at The Black Market (Little Haiti)

🎖️Honor veterans at Miami Beach’s Veteran’s Day parade (South Beach)


🔥Catch the Miami Heat against the Philadelphia 76ers (Downtown)

🃏Do your worst in a Cards Against Humanity tournament (Wynwood)

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