People are drawn to Miami’s abundant beaches, exciting nightlife and diverse cuisine. You would be hard pressed not to find some way to have fun in this sultry locale, especially when it comes to scouring the city for the newest and best taste sensations. The intoxicating aromas wafting through the air just may lead you to Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink located in Miami’s Design District.
This laid-back, neighborhood bistro is known for its unpretentious fare. Since the restaurant’s opening in 2007 by chef/owner Michael Schwartz, diners have come to appreciate its emphasis on providing simple, homemade dishes using local ingredients. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner and brunch seven days a week, and also features a special afternoon menu which includes a raw bar. Their Sunday brunch fare changes weekly and features a combination of both savory and sweet offerings to ensure that everyone leaves satisfied. A wide variety of wines, spirits, cocktails and beer are also included on the menu. The venue’s main dining room and courtyard seats 100 guests, with additional seating available in The Bar Room.
There are a host of other restaurants scattered throughout Miami’s Design District that are sure to tempt your taste buds. A few more amazing restaurants in Miami include MC Kitchen, Lagniappe and Mercato.
MC Kitchen is a purveyor of Italian cuisine with a modern flare. The restaurant offers seasonal dishes that depend on product quality and availability, so you may not be able to get you favorite dishes all year long. Despite this small issue for those people that are set in their ways, they still provide plenty of mouthwatering dishes that will have you returning again and again.
The homey atmosphere of this New Orleans-style wine bar belies the truly trendy nature of this establishment. The shabby elegance of the décor, nightly live music and delicious barbecue dishes are to die for. Florida may not be considered part of the South, but you would swear you are sitting in the heart of New Orleans when you step inside.
This Italian-inspired marketplace is great for those on the go. Freshly-made gourmet items, including sandwiches, salads, croissants and artisan chocolates keep this artisanal Italian café relevant in the bustling mecca that is Miami. Run in, grab a quick gourmet treat and head out to soak up some fun in the sun without missing a beat.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach offered a special Mother’s Day package, this year that included an exciting BleauLive treat – a funky, private performance by Kool & The Gang that took place on May 8th, to help kick off the weekend. The BleauFan package includes two-night deluxe accommodations, two passes to BleauLive presents Kool & The Gang, a two-hour, pre-show open bar, and more beginning at $349 per night.
The resort also offered a terrific BleauLive dinner and show package starting at $138 per person, which includes dinner at award-winning Michael Mina 74 plus the May 8th BleauLive performance and open bar.
BleauLive is just one of the enhancements Turnberry Associates Co-Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Soffer envisioned as part of the beachfront resort’s $1 billion renaissance in 2008. Soffer wanted to create unique and exciting new guest experiences at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The highly anticipated Kool & The Gang performance is indicative of his success.
Kool & The Gang has sold more than 70 million albums and influenced the music of three generations with such songs as “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Summer Madness,” and more. The group has earned two Grammys, seven American Music Awards, and 31 gold and platinum albums. Now, they have brought their “Kool” to Fontainebleau Miami Beach and BleauLive. Read more about their performance at BleauLive on Miami.com.
Music has been widely available to everyone. When you open the radio, your mobile phone, the internet, music streaming is just about everywhere. Music is a form of art but does that mean that every singer or performer can be considered an artist as well? This is a question that has been debated numerous times. How about those who could not sing but was just popular because of some viral videos? Popular. This has become the coined word for a genre of music that has been gaining a lot of attention from the masses. But what is pop music and how did it evolved? Did it start all by itself or was it also influenced by other genre of music?
When we say pop music what usually comes in to mind is those bubbly bubble gum sounds that we often hear in the radio. Songs ranging from Britney Spears to NSYNC and to the younger version there is One Direction, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber. The pop culture has been the most successful among the different genres of music as they target the masses among others. Because of this, producers has been milking the industry and looking for the next big thing. Many of this so called pop artist often sing songs that were written by others while some break the norm and write their own songs. But what is pop music and how did it started. Is this genre considered as art?
The word “pop” is the short version of “popular” and by the name itself it connotes a genre of music that is appealing to the general public. The word pas first coined during the 1920’s to describe songs that were poplar during the time. But pop music didn’t not survived on its own. It is influenced by a lot of genres and developed throughout the years. During the early years, pop music got its influence on sentimental ballads getting its vocal harmonies from soul and gospel music. The music was taken from jazz, country and rock influences as well.
But how can you say that a certain song is under the pop category? There are certain characterization distinct with pop songs. First and foremost, pop songs is aimed for the public. They are not created for a certain group of culture rather for the general public. It appeals to a wide range of market as compared to other genre. Pop music is more focus on craftsmanship rather than a music or performers artistry. Its value for art is not the same as with any forms of music.
It also focuses more on the recording side of the project rather than its live performance. Another characteristic of pop song is its emphasis on the “now” rather than the future. It tends to look in to the current trend rather that the sustainability of a song. And lastly, although not all the time, many pop songs are upbeat where in people who listens to it would want to dance and move. What you would notice in a pop song is how it employs rhythmic elements and repeat them throughout the song making it hard to miss.
Pop or any other genre, what matters is that it invokes a certain emotion from its listener. May it be dance music or ballads what is important is that it brings happiness to the people. It can be a form of art or now but nonetheless it is still music and when there music people can easily pass the time. Who can disregard the people who are waiting for the bus to arrive while listening to songs? Or those on the bus and subway and even those at the parks. Music is there for a reason and as long as it serves its purpose then it is effective.