Cancer in the First Person

Andrea Erion, a 28-year-old catering event manager at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, was focused on building her career, on her future, and on enjoying the South Florida lifestyle that was so different from her native Iowa. Then, her life zigged when she thought it would keep zagging. She felt pain in her breast and […]


Miami Reborn

When was the last time you drove south to that veritable city-state called Miami? What with gas prices, traffic headaches and SunPass changes, maybe you’re thinking that it’s not worth the trouble. Think again. From Miami Beach to Wynwood to downtown to the Design District, all the old standbys are receiving healthy competition from upstart […]



Faces: Jeff Hall

It makes sense that Jeff Hall would be riding by the time he was 3 years old. His father, John Hall, sounds like the kind of guy who could have starred in a modern-day “Lonesome Dove,” herding cattle on horseback from Mexico to Tucson, riding hard in rodeos. But John Hall also became a successful […]


Take 5: Audra McDonald

In 2012, Audra McDonald achieved a milestone, becoming one of three actors in Broadway history to win five Tony Awards (she joined the ranks of Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury). She won for “Porgy and Bess,” a revival of the Gershwins’ celebrated “American folk opera,” and her previous wins, which range from “Master Class” to […]


Our Town: Eliana Girard

Over the course of one night last September, ballet dancer Eliana Girardperformed a pasodoble scored to a Daft Punk song, a classical ballet number set to a theme from “The Nutcracker,” and a Broadway routine, complete with a stripper pole, to a salacious tune from “Chicago.” For the 21-year-old from West Palm Beach, it was […]


Q&A: Lourdes Lopez

Miami City Ballet’s new artistic director, Lourdes Lopez, has big, pointy-tipped shoes to fill. The first public sign of an operational sea change at Miami City Ballet arrived last October, a week before the company’s first performance in its 2012-2013 season. It happened at the monthly Second Saturday Art Walk in Miami’s Wynwood District, when […]

Florida Table

Turn on your taste buds with foods (and local dishes) known for their aphrodisiac qualities, raise a glass to the official cocktail of New Orleans, check out what’s happening on the local restaurant front and see how the chicken Caesar salad stands up to the Boca Challenge.

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