The big game is almost here, and so are all those annoying people you invited to your party out of cordiality. If you're smart, you've procrastinated sending out those invitations as long as possible. And your procrastination has paid off, because I'm going to help you weed all the duds out of your ... More >>
"Yes! It's so crazy right now! Most incredibly, it's ya girl, Bee!" "Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no" Beyoncé definitely so crazy right now. On the heels of her touching controversial "tribute" to the Shuttle ... More >>
Celebs celebrate New Year's Eve in South Florida just like you and me! Stars in South Florida took to social media this New Year's Eve to post about their holiday celebrations, all of them looking content, warm, and happy -- probably because it's 80 degrees in January, they're filthy rich, and lif ... More >>
Everybody's all like "Blurred Lines" this, and "Blurred Lines" that, and yeah the song is one of the most danceable R&B tunes to hit the radio since JT's "Sexy Back." But the hottest thing about Alan Thicke's son's semi-masterpiece is the video, not the song or the lyrics. We at County Grind have ... More >>
If comedy and talk show etiquette legend is true, the host of a show will save the best for last in the assumption that viewers will hang around through the dancing poodle act and the singing three year-old to watch Beyonce. Or something like that. Read Also: Steve Martorano Wants More Great Italia ... More >>
In case you haven't heard, rapper/mogul/Brooklyn Nets owner Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé (the girl who sang at the Super Bowl, Grandma), decided that it was 1950 and went and took a vacation in Cuba last week. And now Florida Republican Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart Ileana Ros-Lehtinen want to know what' ... More >>
Andre "Loki" Barbosa, the 23-year-old Brazilian squatter who moved into a $2.5 million Boca mansion via the vague "adverse possession" Florida property law, then was finally evicted, has released a music video in which he raps and dances around (spinning around in circles is considered dancing, yes? ... More >>
Have you ever thought it would be cool to make a vodka/white wine spritzer? Neither have we. But apparently, someone else has. Absolut will be releasing its newest product, Absolut Tune, touted as a sparkling fusion of vodka and white wine, on Tuesday. The company sent us a bottle to taste-test. See ... More >>
Some things are just made for one another. Beyonce and Jay-Z. Cat videos and procrastinating on a project that's due at the end of the day. Bacon and...well, everything. (At least, according to the internet).Another thing that pairs nicely? South Florida foodies and the fifth annual New Times Pairin ... More >>
Suffice it to say, the world lost one of its great voices when Etta James died last week, only a few days prior to her 74th birthday. Born Etta Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938, she became one of the most influential female performers of all time, a daring diva who was able to transcend R&am ... More >>
We would be fools without ears or hearts if we didn't take a minute to acknowledge the passing of Etta James today.At 73, the Matriarch of the Blues endured many trials during her life, including an absent mother, an addiction to heroin, and more recently struggles with dementia and hepatiti ... More >>
PTC24 via Creative CommonsIf you aren't cooking something using fire this weekend, you're doing it wrong.Sticking around town for Labor Day and dreading Tuesday morning, when you'll have to listen to that jerk from sales brag about his awesome weekend spent hanging on the deck of Lady Gaga's spac ... More >>
Thousands of miles from the glamorous sand dunes of Abu Dhabi, in an entirely different beach town, four women clamored into their seats at the Muvico in Pompano Beach to watch the premiere of Sex and the City 2.We purchased our $11 tickets days in advance. My pals came decked out in strappy heel ... More >>
Sample the year's best dance grooves.
Kicking hip-hop from Miami to West Palm Beach.
It is hard to overstate how crowded it was on the National Mall Sunday. I've been to New York City. I've been to Disney World. I've been to Phish concerts. But to be one amongst nearly a million human bodies is oddly disconcerting. Especially because it seemed like a good thirty percent of tho ... More >>
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were dem ... More >>
Art Damage with Panda Bear and No Age Friday, December 5Karu & Y, Downtown Miami Better Than: Everything happening that night on the planet Earth if you happen to take Pitchfork or College radio charts as the gospel. The Review: The rumors of a No Age/Panda Bear double bill during Basel beg ... More >>
Cadillac Records can't handle the truth
No more shucking and jiving for reggae's newest starlet
A review of Kelly Clarkson in the year 2025
Another desperate letter from a disgruntled fan
But it's not perfect. Jennifer Hudson nails it as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model.
B'Day (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)
The HorrorPops' lead freak in uniform sets things straight.
One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found (Rhino)
Hand in hand, the two women of Floetry make their mark on R&B
Destiny Fulfilled (Columbia)
On a busy VMA weekend, Miami raised the art of celebrity worship to new heights
One man can save us from our devastating lack of sex appeal
A nonscientific tip sheet of WMC's breakout tracks
Dangerously in Love (Columbia)
Under Construction (Elektra)