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Over the Weekend: Afrobeta, Taschen, and Golden Gals Gone Wild

It seems this weekend was the quiet before the WMC storm as people stayed in preparing for the onslaught of the 24/7 party mayhem that starts tomorrow. Still there were a few events that gave people a reason to come out of hiding. But in case you hunkered down, here is what you missed over the weekend:

Afrobeta Do You Party? EP Release at 7th Circuit Studios

Photo by Jipsy
​Can you believe local band Afrobeta has never released a physical EP or full-length? Lead singer Cuci Amador admitted the fact to us once when we bumped into her grabbing some food at Latin Cafe on Biscayne Boulevard. Well, that changed Friday as the duo celebrate the release of its EP, Do You Party?, along with Paparazzi, Them Jeans, Panic Bomber, and more at 7th Circuit Studios. Click here to view the full slideshow.

Taschen Miami Store Opening at 1111 Lincoln Road

Photo by Justin Namon/Red Eye Productions
​Dis iz ze time on ze Crossfade were we talk about ze Germans and der awesome bookstoor, Taschen. Art book publisher opened the doors to the first Miami store, and fourth in the United States, Saturday located in the Herzog & de Meuron-designed building 1111 Lincoln Road. Click here to view the full slideshow.

Golden Gals Gone Wild at World Erotic Art Museum (NSFW)

Photo by Justin Namon/Red Eye Productions
Before those annoying Sex & the City gals, there was the awesome Miami foursome better known as the Golden Girls. And what better way to pay tribute than to paint them in X-rated poses. The World Erotic Art Museum in Miami Beach and art curator Lenora Clair did just that, and now you can see Bea Arthur in all her glory. Click here to view the full slideshow.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as and He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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