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Miami stirs alluring vibe through art, music at Wynwood

Miami’s once-blighted Wynwood neighborhood has in just a few years created a cultural awakening as a hip hub of art, music and other forms of creative expression. The centerpiece in Wynwood Walls, a unique park of sanctioned graffiti with massive murals painted on old warehouses. […]

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Gracias, Mexico: Grateful for Day of Dead’s rise in South Florida

The Day of the Dead, an important holiday in Mexico for centuries, has has become an important fall festival in the United States. In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., it is rivaling Halloween – not surprising in a region with a large Hispanic population. The imagery is preferable and the spirited is both somber and fun. […]


Spirit of Rocky thrives in Philadelphia

The area around the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a focal point for fitness fanatics decades after Rocky Balboa made his famous dash up the museum steps. But runners were finding inspiration in the marathon there years before “Rocky” became an iconic film. […]