The new Cirque production, “Kurios,” which opens Saturday in Miami Gardens on the Hard Rock Stadium grounds, will be more humanistic, promises writer/director Michel Laprise. He previously worked as Madonna’s artistic director for her Super Bowl halftime show.
Demetrius Corleon Taylor is the third defendant in the FBI’s investigation to step forward to deal with corruption charges stemming from a three-year probe into extortion and other illegal activities at Opa-locka City Hall.
David Chiverton, a once-popular manager who had promised to help rescue the city from insolvency, is among a cadre of Opa-locka government leaders who were caught shaking down businesses in exchange for permits and water connections during an FBI corruption investigation.
Councilman David Williams Jr. will keep his seat on the City Council after defeating former councilman Andre Williams in a runoff election Tuesday. Voters will also have to return to the polls in December for a do-over of the mayoral election.
Incumbent Joseph Kelley and political newcomer Matthew Pigatt prevailed in Opa-locka, where voters ousted once-powerful Commissioner Luis Santiago, who is under FBI investigation for bribery and extortion.
Tanisha Cidel, who teaches in Norland Middle’s theater program, recently helped several of students be cast in the locally made film “Moonlight,” about a young Miami man growing up poor, black and gay.
Four Norland Senior High School students were arrested and charged with possession of a fire arm after a gun was found on campus. The school was briefly locked down after an anonymous tipster reported a weapon on campus.
Lance Dixon covers Coral Gables, Miami Gardens and North Miami. He joined the Miami Herald in 2013 and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.
A car slammed into Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Miami Gardens during a special Sunday service celebrating the church's 75th anniversary. At least 12 people were injured after being hit by debris.
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