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History casts doubt on Overtown stadium’s promised success
Opinion

History casts doubt on Overtown stadium’s promised success

For years, soccer superstar David Beckham and his team of investors have hoped to build a stadium in Miami in an effort to revitalize the city’s major league soccer scene. After months of pursuing a stadium next to Marlins Park, Beckham’s team of investors revealed their plan to build it on a nine-acre site on…

State of the Union emphasizes mending partisan divisions
Opinion

State of the Union emphasizes mending partisan divisions

On Tuesday, President Obama held his final State of the Union address inside the House Chamber. He discussed the past, present and future of the infamously discordant world of U.S. politics. As his time in the White House nears its end, the president chose to commence his hour-long speech by listing his administration’s achievements in…

Big City Folk Band incorporates folk, Americana, Celtic music
Culture

Big City Folk Band incorporates folk, Americana, Celtic music

In a generation that considers the genres of pop and electronic as the pinnacles of mainstream music, Big City Folk Band, consisting of University of Miami student musicians, aims to step out of the norm by performing and writing songs that combine elements of folk, Americana and Celtic music in an unorthodox fashion using classical…

Congressman John Lewis promotes his novel “March: Book Two” at Miami Book Fair
Culture

Congressman John Lewis promotes his novel “March: Book Two” at Miami Book Fair

More than 50 years ago, a young John Lewis stood in the crossroads of a divided America. Today, he stands as the incumbent U.S. Representative for Georgia’s fifth congressional district, making an appearance at the recent Miami Book Fair to promote his latest graphic novel, “March: Book Two.” The latest installment in Congressman Lewis’s harrowing “March” trilogy continues…

‘Saturday Night’ boasts wit, good energy, great score
Culture, Theater

‘Saturday Night’ boasts wit, good energy, great score

Broadway spectacles are typically hit-or-miss, and Sondheim’s productions are no exception. This is especially the case with “Saturday Night,” one of Sondheim’s more obscure plays that debuted in the 90s, nearly 40 years after it was written. However, in true Hammerstein fashion, “Saturday Night” offers a tremendously charismatic performance as a triumphant return to the classic style that…

‘Saturday Night’ play still relevant to modern audiences
Culture, Theater

‘Saturday Night’ play still relevant to modern audiences

Starting on Wednesday, the Department of Theatre Arts will show the acclaimed musical “Saturday Night” at the University of Miami’s Ring Theatre. Being the third play of the theatre’s 2015-16 season, this Hammerstein-esque spectacle comes from the innovative mind of Stephen Sondheim, the highly acclaimed lyricist best known for his compositions in “West Side Story” and “Into the…

BikeSafe program’s week of bicycling emphasizes greener methods of traveling
Community, Crime and Safety, Environment, News

BikeSafe program’s week of bicycling emphasizes greener methods of traveling

In an effort to transform South Florida into an eco-friendly hub that promotes greener transportation methods, the University of Miami BikeSafe program is teaming up with the KiDZ Neuroscience Center for a week of bicycling. The BikeSafe program, created in 2009 to address Miami-Dade County’s poor record of bicycle injuries and fatalities, will be a…

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