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Dwyane Wade unveils new Maserati

D wade and Gabby Union try out the latest Maserati at the Collection in Coral Gables
D wade and Gabby Union try out the latest Maserati at the Collection in Coral Gables
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Dwyane Wade wouldn’t let a little thing like a rainstorm dampen his mood. The Miami Heat star turned up at The Collection in Coral Gables Thursday night to unveil a lean, mean driving machine: the 2014 Maserati Ghibli.

The four-door beauty is being touted as the Italian luxury car manufacturer’s first everyday sports sedan.

Wade, who came with his girlfriend, actress Gabrielle Union, thanked attendees for coming out in “terrible weather,” and encouraged them to look into buying the Ghibli, which starts at “just around $65,000.”

Union, in a beige, low-cut dress, was still on a high from her 41st birthday celebration late last month, but had Thanksgiving on her mind.

“I’ve already invited myself to the Boshes,” the Being Mary Jane star said with a giggle. “I want to play with [the couple’s new baby] Dylan. She’s so cute.”

Dressed casually in a blazer and slacks — and ironically, because he has a sock line, no socks — Wade was all smiles, posing with anyone who asked.

“I can’t wait to take my lady for a spin,” said the NBA champ.

On Saturday, The Collection is holding a test-drive event for the Ghibli. Call for an appointment: 305-444-5555.

Going mobile

Check it! We’ve got a Grammy-nominated producer in our midst.

Eric Foster White is credited in the music industry as creating Britney Spears’ sound and has worked with The Backstreet Boys, Whitney Houston, Miami Sound Machine and more. The University of Miami alum is now back home with his latest project, HitStreak. The scripted, Miami Beach-based musical series is a made-for-mobile show (think G-rated Glee for your Smartphone) that follows young singers on the rise and uses social media to keep viewers entertained.

Weekly episodes “air” every Wednesday for free via the app ShowMobile and YouTube.

The cast already has a following and recently performed at the swearing-in ceremony for Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado. Catch them 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Macy’s Thanksgiving celebration at The Falls.

So we had to ask: How was it working with the one and only Spears? “I respect her career’s longevity and am happy to see that her fans continue to grow with her,” White said, politically. “She was the hardest working artist I ever met. Until HitStreak, of course.”

Madeleine Marr

Getting graphic

Long before the emergence of social media outlets through which some folks tend to display their overly confessional sides, there were comics on paper — depicting pain, laughter, shame and triumphs. These displays of emotion can be seen at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU via its newest exhibition, Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women through Feb. 16.

There is, as usual, a Florida connection — Sarah Lazarovic was raised in South Florida and has drawn on her experiences in some of her works, including an encounter with another famous local comic artist, the late Syd Hoff.

A reception at the museum 7 p.m. Saturday will feature appearances by Holocaust survivor and longtime animator Miriam Katin and California’s Vanessa Davis, who was born in West Palm Beach, where she graduated from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts (then called Palm Beach County School of the Arts) in 1996.

RSVP:, 786-972-3176

Lesley Abravanel

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