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Coconut Grove Arts Festival gets new look

As the three-day festival returns for its 52nd year, organizers of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival hired the firm Republica to spearhead a new marketing campaign, rebranding the festival with the acronym CGAF. Attendees can look forward to a culinary pavilion showcasing acclaimed South Florida chefs, as well as more young artists and live music to attract a new crowd.


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Black in Time: Bob Simms played a big role in developing black Miami’s leaders and solving community issues

A champion can be someone who competes and wins a contest or competition. Champions usually defend, support or promote human rights. Rarely does one person have the ability to do it all. Robert “Bob” Simms, who was born in 1927 and died in 2014, had such a gift. As a result, his legacy is preserved in the memories of family, friends and many whose lives he touched as a teacher, photographer, executive director and social engineer/problem solver/influencer.