Musical Paradise

While many teenagers form bands with dreams of making it big, only a few manage to make a lifelong career out of music. South Florida resident Jimmy Stowe is one of those few. As a teenager, he joined a band named Horse and found success performing throughout New England in the 1970s, opening for big-name


There’s a large portrait by artist Mickalene Thomas, titled “Portrait of Mama Bush I,” that greets visitors when they walk into the “Belief + Doubt” exhibit on the second floor of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. It’s an imposing horizontal painting created on a wood panel with acrylic and enamel, embellished with rhinestones. To hear

Country Girl

Is Parkland’s Liddy Clark on her way to becoming the next big thing in country music? There’s a hint of the South in the way Liddy Clark speaks. She was born in Dallas, but her family moved to Parkland when she was 6 years old. “Texas is my home state, but Florida is where I’ve

What I Did This Summer

It should have come as no surprise that Sarah Silverman would steal the show at the Democratic National Convention. The Emmy Award-winning comedian has been dropping jaws for nearly 25 years with confrontational, no-holds-barred comedy, all delivered with a pitch-perfect mix of sarcasm and sweetness. But for all the buzz generated by her off-the-cuff comment


Charlie Cinnamon would rather not talk about himself. Mention his name to anyone in the South Florida arts community, and they’ll tell you he’s the stuff of legend. But when it comes to himself, the Coconut Grove resident defers. “Why don’t you do a story on …” he suggests. “Or how about …” That’s Cinnamon’s

canvas of hope

On the 15th anniversary of 9/11, an artist revisits a personal project By Keren Moros | Photos by Luccia Photos Though Edwina Corte set her passion for art aside  for 20 years while she raised her daughter, her creative wheels never stopped turning. “I always had something tucked away that I was either sewing or

Long Live the King

Chris MacDonald continues his reign as the nation’s premier Elvis tribute artist Over the past two decades, Chris MacDonald has been pelted with G-strings, thong panties, a jeweled bustier and other assorted unmentionables. He’s had soccer moms rush the stage and rip open his leather jacket and 80-year-old women grab his behind. But despite the

Star on the Horizon

Photos by Downtown Photo/Fort Lauderdale Free People denim jacket, and Love & Lemons dress, En Vogue, The Shops at Boca Center Stylist: Kristen Blake • Makeup/hair: Melanie Della Rosa and Stevie Gavin, Peter Coppola Salon, Boca Raton • Location: Boca Beach Club Tears begin to well in Emily Aronson’s eyes the second she’s asked about

From the Grounds Up

Just a few steps into the foyer of his Coconut Creek home, artist Steven Mikel greets a reporter with a question that hardly seems out of the ordinary: “Do you want a cup of coffee?” Then again, this is the same man who looks at dark roast the way a sculptor views a brick of

A Stark Contrast

From being Miley Cyrus’ VMA muse to creating a cover for Cosmo, South Florida artist Jen Stark lives life in color By Angela Caraway-Carlton | Photography by Rony Alwin Psychedelic. Colorful. Trippy. Describe it however you want, Jen Stark’s art certainly turns heads. Earlier this year, the Miami native’s hypnotizing creations grabbed the attention of