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Miami Beach's #1 Cabaret and Piano Bar!
The Cabaret South Beach at the Shelborne

The Cabaret South Beach is a piano bar, Jazz club and live music venue. Our staff of professional singers (bartenders and servers) will entertain you along with our piano players.

Live music and performances Fridays and Saturdays 8pm to 1am.

No cover charge.

The Cabaret South Beach
Shelborne South Beach
1801 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

Every Sunday! 1pm Showtime!
Drag Brunch at Senor Frogs!

Brandon Voss and Edison Farrow present:

Drag Stars: Tiffany Fantasia - Poison Ivy - - Adora - Teresita La Caliente - special guest Ebonee Excell

Showtime is 1pm. Seatings begin at noon.
Booked in advance: $19.95 for brunch and show. $39.95 for brunch, show and open bar.
Day of: $25 for brunch and show. $20 for open bar. Or, $45 for brunch, show and open bar.

Reservations Recommended at VossEvents.com or 212.481.6203

Drag Brunch at Senor Frogs 1450 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 For reservations, 212-481-6203, or

News in Miami Beach

Shared ride on Lyft left gay passenger injured in Miami Beach
Jose Gonzalez's lip is ripped. His face is badly bruised, and his forehead was pierced with a woman's high-heel shoe.
Gonzalez said he was recently wrapping up a night of partying on South Beach when he got into a shared ride on a Lyft. He said he sat in the front seat.
A woman, who was a passenger seating in the back, was complaining about having to wait to be dropped off. Gonzalez, who was set to be dropped off first, said she shouted, "fucking gays" and punched and kicked him.
The driver asked her to get out of the car and he dropped him off at home in North Miami Beach. Miami Beach police detectives are investigating the attack that left his face covered in blood. https://www.local10.com/news/crime/shared-ride-on-lyft-left-passenger-injured-in-miami-beach

25th Winter Party Festival - February 28th to March 6th
The 25th Edition will be the best yet with all new Saturday and Sunday night events, the return to the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, an extended 8-hour Beach Party, and the return of Verve for Monday morning after-hours.
Winter Party is a week-long festival of iconic dance and social events, produced to raise critical funds for the LGBTQ community. February 28 - March 6, 2018 in Miami Beach.
Tickets are available at http://winterparty.com/

Winter Party VIP Cocktail Party - Thursday, March 1st
Please join Winter Party Festival on Friday, March 1st 7:30pm to 10pm as they honor eight extraordinary individuals who have served The Task Force as Winter Party Festival chair Justin Bell, Dave Cook, JC Curry, Victor Diaz-Herman, Joe Guerrero, Lisa Mercado, Chad Richter, Derek Yee.
The event will take place at the Nautilus 1825 Collins Avenue Miami Beach. Tickets are available at http://winterparty.com/event/vip-cocktail-reception-2/?utm_source=wpf18_vip_cocktail_jan_25_2018

Spanish conglomerate Grup Peralada pays $58M for South Beach Hadon Hall Hotel
Spanish conglomerate Grup Peralada purchased the Hall South Beach hotel from Rockwood Capital.
Property records reveal Inverama USA Corp., an affiliate of the Barcelona-based company, paid $58.2 million, or $357,000 per room, for the 163-key hotel at 1500 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. https://therealdeal.com/miami/2018/01/24/spanish-conglomerate-pays-58m-for-south-beach-hotel/

Is This the Golden Age of Drag? Yes. And No.
The tour bus full of drag queens sped through rural Wisconsin on a brisk afternoon a few days before Thanksgiving. Mimosas were poured (and refilled) and hair was let down, or taken off. "A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour" was underway: a 30 city, cross-country trek featuring stars from "RuPaul's Drag Race," the Emmy-winning hit reality show on VH1.
The bus wasn't exactly spacious, it slept 12 in coffinlike bunks and the shower was a standing M.R.I., but it was still symbolic of a new status for drag, an often-misunderstood performative art. Popping corks on rock band buses and finding fans across America — not just in major cities, is a turn that one of the queens, Eureka O'Hara, never imagined growing up in Tennessee, so nervous the first time she performed that she carried her purse onstage and shook. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/arts/drag-queens-rupaul-drag-race.html

Trader Joe's under construction for 2018 opening in Miami Beach
Replacing the Shell gas statiuon at 17th Street and Alton Road and the parking lot at 17th Street and West Avenue will be South Beach's first Trader Joe's. It is scheduled to open in late 2018.
The popular national chain, which describes itself as "your neighborhood grocery store" while having a shifting eclectic, idiosyncratic product selection, is expected to be part of a retail-and-rental building called "17 West" announced Monday by developers Rock Soffer of Turnberry Associates and Elion Partners. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article131130624.html

Nightclub delomished for South Beach Target
The former Play, The Fifth, Ivy, Cristal Nightclub has been leveled in order to build the new shopping center with Target as one of the main stores at 5th Street and Lenox Avenue.
The Target, which is scheduled to open in the spring of 2019, will be a "small format" store and will hire aproximately 60 people.
The new store will provide items like clothing, accessories, baby items, swim gear, home and decor essentials, health products, beauty products and grocery items.

After someone grabbed and punched a woman, cops mistakenly detained famous drag queen
Tiffany Fantasia was wearing dark purple eyebrows, bright white eye shadow and her lips were poutingly purple as she got out of her blue Honda CRV near her South Beach home Monday afternoon. In one hand she held a McDonald's bag. In the other, her car keys and a cellphone.
That didn't exactly fit the description of the man Miami Beach police said had beaten up a woman and whom they were searching for in the popular drag queen's neighborhood near Flamingo Park. They claimed the suspect had a knife. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/gay-south-florida/article194919389.html/

50,000-square-foot lot underneath Macy's Miami Beach hits the market
The Miami Beach property leased to Macy's is for sale, and the owners expect it to trade for more than $20 million. Macy's still has about 32 years left on its lease, and the planned sale is another indication of the once vaunted retailer's escalating woes.
The 50,000-square-foot lot at 1675 Meridian Avenue is zoned CD-3, meaning it can be developed into 137,000 square feet, and up to 75 feet tall, according to listing brokers Alejandro D'Alba and Scott Sandelin. A call for offers is set for the end of February. https://therealdeal.com/miami/2018/01/17/land-underneath-macys-miami-beach-hits-the-market/

Remembering Sexilia
Fourteen years ago, South Florida lost an iconic member and drag entertainer of its LGBT community. On Jan. 14, 2004, Sexilia, born Reynaldo Pagan Rivera, died of AIDS-related complications, extinguishing a light in the community that now shines in the hearts of those who loved her.
A native of Puerto Rico, Sexilia first arrived on the scene in the early 1990s. Known for her razor sharp wit and great comic timing, she eventually became the hostess of Karaoke Nights at Twist and also held a a hosting gig at Club Liquid during its heyday. https://miamilgbtnews.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/remembering-sexilia/

Planned redevelopment of former INS location in Miami draws $26M loan
Developers planning to redevelop a former home of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in Miami borrowed $26 million to finance the project.
Three entities managed by Ye Zhang, Florida Fullview Immigration Building, Fullview Immigration Building I and Wealthy Delight — borrowed the money from an affiliate of Madison Realty Capital.
In 2013, the developers paid $12.5 million for the former INS location at 7880 Biscayne Boulevard, which the federal agency vacated in 2008.
The developers have razed the building the INS occupied and plan to turn the 1.4-acre property into a mixed-use development called Triton Center, designed by Stantec.
Triton Center would encompass a 139-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel, 324 apartments, approximately 585 parking spaces, and 25,000 square feet of commercial space. https://therealdeal.com/miami/2018/01/14/planned-redevelopment-of-former-ins-building-in-miami-draws-26m-loan/?utm_source=The+Real+Deal+E-Lerts

The Advocate; Travel: A New Miami
South Beach could play host to a three-day music festival that producers envision as Miami's version of Coachella, with a diverse lineup of artists that attracts up to 30,000 people a day during the weekend after Art Basel.
Billed as "Miami Beach Pop Festival" — reminiscent of the name from a 1968 concert at Gulfstream Park where the main headliner was the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the three-day event would be staged Dec. 14-16 on the beach between Fifth and 10th streets. The producers' wish list for headliners includes a wide-ranging array of acts such as Bruno Mars, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar, Jimmy Buffet, Justin Timberlake, Luis Fonsi and Niki Minaj. https://www.advocate.com/travel/2018/1/09/new-miami

Love it or hate it? New music festival proposed for South Beach
Miami's vast gay history has many layers, from the revolution of Art Deco architecture in the 1920s and '30s to today's sophisticated developments in downtown: Brickell City Centre, with rooftop bars, restaurants, and malls; and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, with three state-of-the-art theaters
In this metropolis of diverse and ever-changing cultures, LGBT visibility has helped define the city's image. When organizers canceled the long-planned 10-day LGBT sporting event, World OutGames, at the last minute in 2017, the local community banded together to save the event, in the process rejuvenating the city's morale and strengthening its bonds. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article194357704.html

Pitbull is opening his first restaurant this summer. Here's what it looks like
Pitbull is set to open his first restaurant in Miami Beach over the summer.
The new place will be called iLov305 and it will be inside the Bel-Air Hotel Miami Beach on Ocean Drive, a location that makes it clear Pitbull will be trolling for tourism business as much as locals. http://www.miami.com/miami-restaurants/pitbull-is-opening-his-first-restaurant-this-summer-heres-what-it-looks-like-180037/

See Inside Gianni Versace's Mansion, Now a Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
Serial killer Andrew Cunanan murdered Gianni Versace on the front steps of the fashion designer's Miami Beach mansion in 1997, and now those stone steps provide the backdrop for dozens of tourist photos on a daily basis.
But not only can tourists (and fans of FX's upcoming American Crime Story miniseries, which focuses on the murder) photograph the house, they can stay there overnight. Scroll down for a look inside the boutique luxury hotel known as the Villa Casa Casuarina. http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/travel-guide/g14749593/versace-mansion-hotel-miami-beach/

Iguanas in Florida Becoming Frozen, Falling From Trees During Cold Snap
It's so cold in Florida that iguanas are falling from their perches in suburban trees. The National Weather Service in Miami said temperatures dipped below 40 degrees Fahrenheit early Thursday in parts of South Florida. That's chilly enough to immobilize green iguanas common in Miami's suburbs. https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Iguanas-in-Florida-Becoming-Frozen-Falling-From-Trees-During-Cold-Snap-468052923.html

Trans Cab Driver Wins $5.4 Million Lottery, Won't Give A Penny To Children Who Disowned Her
A transgender woman who just won a multimillion-dollar lottery prize says she won't be sharing her good fortune with her adult children, who turned their back on her when she transitioned.
"I know we should all love our children unconditionally but they cut me out of their lives," Melissa Ede, 57, told The Sun. "They weren't there during my hardest times and rejected me." Her four children, who range in age from 19 to 39, even changed their last names to avoid any association with Ede.
She still loves them, she says, "but I don't want false love off them because I've got money now." http://www.newnownext.com/trans-cab-driver-wins-5-4-million-lottery-wont-give-a-penny-to-children-who-disowned-her/01/2018/

Soundscape Free Movies in the Park
The free SoundScape Cinema Series is held at the Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage, at the corner of 17th Street and Washington Avenue. Movies begin at 8pm.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018- Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
Wednesday, March 7, 2018- 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018- The Wrecking Crew (1976)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018- Good Ol’ Freda (2013)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018- Muscle Shoals (2013)

Tiffany Fantasia Appeared on 'Watch What Happens Live' with Andy Cohen
Tiffany Fantasia, drag entertainer and hostess of drag brunches at Palace Bar and Senor Frogs on Miami Beach, was recently invited by Andy Cohen to join him on BRAVO's "Watch What Happens Live" as his guest bartender.
Fantasia was on the show Sunday night, Dec. 17, to promote the new Palace, which reopened at 1052 Ocean Drive, a block and a half away from its old location on 1200 Ocean Drive, which closed on July 4 after 29 years on the corner of 12th and Ocean. Former "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member Kim Zolciak was the show's main guest. http://southfloridagaynews.com/Local/tiffany-fantasia-appeared-on-watch-what-happens-live-with-andy-cohen.html

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