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Miami’s Top 5: Al Capone, Elvis, Fido’s face, and more

Al Capone’s Miami Beach mansion.
Al Capone’s Miami Beach mansion.

Here’s what Miami is talking about Wednesday:

1. A peek inside Al Capone’s mansion: Ever wondered what went inside the Miami Beach home of a notorious gangster? Well, you may never know for sure. But Al Capone’s Palm Island mansion has been restored and will see new life as an event space available for photo and video shoots. The new owners are showing off the 90-year-old place Wednesday amid Miami Beach’s centennial celebration.

2. Malled over: The mega-mall planned for west of Miami Lakes gets another public discussion Tuesday when the School Board takes it up. At issue: canceling a school lease on land eyed for the mall, which would include a water park, a sea-lion show and an indoor beach.

3. Return engagement: The Miami Heat’s Michael Beasley is a familiar guy, with a few stints on the team. But the third time seems to be working. Beasley and the Heat take the court at AmericanAirlines Arena at 7 p.m. Wednesday in yet another test in the drive for a playoff spot.

4. Lost your dog? Miami-Dade Animal Services is rolling out a new app Wednesday that uses facial recognition to identify wayward pets. The county shelter is the first shelter in Florida to use the power of the smartphone to reunite pets and peeps.

5. Elvis is in the building: Elvis Costello brings his Detour Tour to the Broward Center of Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Costello first shook up the music scene in the ‘70s with a new-wave swagger — and now does a bit of everything.

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