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ISSUE # 51 | 12.20.18 DISPLAY UNTIL 01.02.19

MEET SEXY MIAMI MODEL DANIEL DANIEL OUT & ABOUT: PALACE BETTER THAN EVER FLIX: BEN IS BACK TOP TRAX: THE YEAR OF THE DIVA

NEW YEAR'S GUIDE 2018:

Ring in the New Year in style!


8. FLIX: BEN IS BACK

Film critic Alyn Darnay thinks that Ben Is Back has brilliant acting, but it is gut-wrenching, unflinching, horrific at times, filled with anguish, and downright bone-chilling.

10. OUT & ABOUT: PALACE IS BECOMING BETTER

THAN EVER

Tom Donall hired Ahmed Labib as the new general manager of Palace to take it to new heights, so we interview Ahmed to preview the improvements he is making and Palace's New Year's celebration.

14. MEET SEXY MODEL DANIEL DANIEL

We sat down with model Daniel Daniel to learn more about his professional interests, what inspires him, how he stays in great shape and what he likes. Enjoy his sexy photos!

18. TOP TRAX: THE YEAR OF THE DIVA

For three music divas in particular, 2018 was a career milestone – one rose from obscurity, one made her long-overdue comeback, and one proved that she's far from finished.

20. COVER STORY: NEW YEAR'S GUIDE 2018

Wire Magazine's New Year's Guide 2018 will help you ring in the New Year in style by attending some great parties. Happy New Year!

GO TO WIREMAG.COM: GOING OUT

Visit wiremag.com/goingout for this week's rundown of nightlife, dining and cultural events to plan your outings and have fun!

PHOTO BY JORGE FREIRE & ABEL CRUZ. PHOTOSTUDIOMIAMI.COM

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NEW ENHANCEMENTS AND CHANGES COMING TO WIRE MAGAZINE IN 2019 Welcome to our last issue of 2018. On behalf of the Wire Magazine family, I want to wish you happy holidays, Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year. I also want to inform you of some new enhancements and changes to our magazine and our content online that we will be bringing you starting in January of the new year. In 2019, our regular issues of Wire Magazine will be published in print and digital format every other week. We will also publish ten additional special issues in print and digital format during the year with compelling lifestyle content that our readers have told us they would like to see more of. By publishing in print and digital format bi-monthly our team will make our magazine better, while substantially increasing the content we publish online and in our weekly email newsletter. Each regular issue of Wire Magazine will be displayed on newsstands and distribution points for two weeks in 2019, and special issues will have an even longer display time. Wire Magazine will also launch a new website in January 2019 with substantially enhanced content that will be mobile friendly on any type of device, including smartphones and tablets. Our new website will allow us to publish additional content in real time that you will able to read and enjoy by visiting wiremag.com, including videos and interesting stories increasingly coming to our attention too late for print publication. The world of publishing continues to evolve in the frequency of content consumption and variegation of delivery channels, so Wire Magazine has decided to implement these enhancements and changes with our readers and advertisers in mind. We greatly appreciate your continued support for almost three decades, and invite you to enjoy our lifestyle content in print, digital issue, online, email newsletter and social media in another exciting new year. Publishing is our passion, so we will continue to work very hard every week to bring you the best lifestyle content and the sexiest models we can find. In this week's New Year's Guide 2018 special issue, our cover story will help you ring in the New Year in style by attending some great parties. We also introduce you to sexy model Daniel Daniel and showcase his hot photos by Photo Studio Miami. In Going Out, we explain how Palace is becoming better than ever, why owner Tom Donall hired Ahmed Labib as the new general manager to take it to new heights, and interview Ahmed to preview the improvements he is making and Palace's New Year's celebration. In Top Trax, we take a look at three music divas for whom 2018 was a career milestone; and in Flix, film critic Alyn Darnay tells us why he thinks that Ben Is Back has brilliant acting, but it is gut-wrenching, unflinching, horrific at times, filled with anguish, and downright bone-chilling.

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FLIX

By Alyn Darnay

BEN IS BACK

here's a number of good reasons why we go to movies. Why we plunk down our hard earned money, sit in a dark theater away from the world, and watch something unveil itself on the big screen in front of us. One thing I know for sure, or think I know for sure, is that we don't go to movies to be made further depressed than the world we live in is already making us. As to the movie at hand, Ben Is Back, brilliant acting aside, and there definitely is some here, I can't think of any other reason to see this film. It's gut-wrenching, unflinching, horrific at times, filled with anguish, downright bone-chilling, and all in the worst possible way. What begins as a plausible drama about addiction rapidly turns into an "abduction film" and then flips into a "standard crime drama," before returning back to its main theme of addicted youth and its effect on the family unit. It's exhausting, wholly depressing, and best expressed in documentaries about the rampant drug addiction problems facing our youth today.

DIRECTED BY: PETER HEDGES

CAST:

LUCAS HEDGES JULIA ROBERTS COURTNEY B. VANCE KATHRYN NEWTON

I get that the subject matter is the hot potato of our times and that it's ripe for the picking, but to spend almost two hours living on the edge of it is not what I consider entertainment. But that's me, you may feel differently, and you're certainly entitled to. Here's the storyline…

pares for a holiday pageant in church, hooded 19-year-old son Ben (Hedges) lurks outside their suburban home. He's back for Christmas having gone AWOL 77 days into his third go around in rehab. Returning home and finding Ben there, his mother, Holly Burns (Roberts), is shocked, wary, and worried by her beloved son's sudden unannounced return. After agreeing to let him stay for only 24 hours, and watching his actions, it soon becomes obvious to everyone that Ben is still very much in harm's way and to keep him clean they had all better watch him like a hawk. Returning home after Christmas Eve services, the family finds their door smashed open, the Christmas tree knocked over, and Ponce (the family dog) is missing. Clearly, Ben's old circle of friends have discovered he's home are still upset over something he once did. As I mentioned before, all the performances are first rate with Julia Roberts delivering an award-winning turn creating the most sensitive, anguished, and absorbing characterization in her long career. Hodges matches her performance turn for turn proving himself to be one of his generation's greatest talents. Together they almost save the film, but ultimately, it's the story that will leave a bad taste in your mouth.

My take… I didn't like this film. It It's Christmas Eve morning and depressed me and the audience while the Burns family pre- who watched with me. Ben Is Back Rating: 2 1/2 stars (out of 5) Rated: R

(for language throughout and some drug use)

Running Time: 1 hour and 43 minutes

Alyn Darnay is a film critic; feedback is encouraged at adarnay@wiremag.com. 8 WIREMAG.COM #51 2018


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OUT & ABOUT

PALACE By Rafa Carvajal

"I WOULD JUST LIKE TO EXPRESS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART HOW TRULY HONORED, BLESSED AND PROUD I AM TO BE A PART OF SUCH AN ICONIC PLACE WITH AN INCREDIBLE TEAM AND STAFF BEHIND ME." - AHMED LABIB

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alace has heightened its success since owner Tom Donall reopened it at its new location, 1052 Ocean Drive in South Beach. The motto of "Every Queen Needs A Palace" is being enjoyed more than ever before by both tourists and local patrons who relish its famous drag shows, while dining and cocktailing on Ocean Drive. As part of the continued evolution of Palace, Tom Donall hired Ahmed Labib as the new general manager to take this beloved establishment to new heights, so I sat down with Ahmed to preview the improvements he is making at Palace, discuss what patrons should expect in the future and find out what the Palace team is planning for their New Year's celebration.

and beverage while celebrating and sharing it with the entire community.

Rafa Carvajal: Why did you decide to become the new general manager at Palace? Ahmed Labib: Upon completion of my contract with Segafredo L'Originale on Lincoln Road, where I functioned as general manager and renovation consultant, I wanted to continue working in an environment with high energy, rotating DJs, in a sexy, loungy aesthetic and secure an entrance into clubs, lounges, and Miami Beach nightlife. When I heard that Palace, the iconic and legendary location of 30 years, was looking for a general manager to take them to the next level, I knew I had found my true destiny, and feel like the universe has placed me right where I needed to be at that exact moment. I am so honored, humbled, privileged and proud to be the leader and brand ambassador of such a tremendously prestigious and legendary venue with a reputation that has housed celebrities such as Gianni Versace, Madonna, Princess Diana and more. As a gay man myself, it is a way for me to consecrate my lifestyle, as well as tie in my love and passion for the arts, theater, performance, food,

RC: Give us a sneak peek at some of the things you are working on to enhance what customers experience at the Palace. AL: Palace will dare to take the simple, ordinary act of eating and drinking and transcend and elevate it to a decadent sexy artform and gastronomical indulgence through a moderately priced, authentic gastropub inspired menu, paired with unrivaled music, ambiance, service, and world-class entertainment. Top quality, luxury, gourmet and imported selections will serve to tempt, tantalize and titillate the senses of the engaging diner as their body, mind, soul, and palates are invited to surrender to our playground. Palace will provide a sophisticated, unique and provocative experience that will take guests on a sinful journey through ultimate decadence, desire, drag and drama.

RC: What are your plans to make Palace better than ever before? AL: Palace has already staked its claim as an iconic staple and landmark destination here on Miami Beach's famous Ocean Drive. My plan is to continue to celebrate all that we are, yet take us to the next level via implementation of new food, beverage, New York City style service and world-class entertainment in our drag performances. I want us to be recognized across the globe for our uniqueness, talent and world-renowned, innovative food and beverage on an epic scale.

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RC: Tell us about the new bar Palace is opening upstairs. AL: Tom – Palace's owner – and I are working very diligently to launch our Rooftop Pool Bar, located directly above Palace on the sixth floor of the Strand on Ocean hotel. I want to ensure that we launch it in style, honoring every single detail from setup, glassware, to lighting, music, sound, and ambiance. Patrons will soon be sipping a frozen margarita on the roof, bathing in the pool, overlooking one of the most gorgeous and breathtaking rooftop ocean views of South Beach. RC: What experiences from working in hospitality and food & beverage do you bring to your new role as the general manager at Palace? AL: Food has always been a passion for me. I began my restaurant career working at Jonathan's Ristorante in Huntington, Long Island's culinary capital. As general manager, I worked alongside James Beard award-winning Chef Tito Onofre and ran this high-end establishment with dedication, passion and attention to detail that upheld Jonathan's multi-award-winning reputation. After operating multi-million dollar venues in Manhattan predominantly my entire career, 12 WIREMAG.COM #51 2018

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I worked with investors in Beijing, China and relocated there to open The Woods with two partners at Central Park in Beijing in May of 2013, functioning as general manager, executive chef, and operating partner. Since then, The Woods has opened eight other locations, six of which have been under my orchestration, supervision, and direction. My last opening endeavor in China was probably the most memorable and most humbling and proud milestone of my career. I was the pre-opening consultant/general manager and executive chef for Harrods Tea Room at The British House in Beijing, a 1,000 square meter and two-floor mecca, which showcased the finest in luxury retail brands endorsed by Royal Warrants, proudly featuring Highgrove products owned by Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales. I trained in London at Harrods' prestigious pastry kitchen and returned to open Harrods Tea Room at The British House in Beijing, their first entrance into the China market. RC: What is Palace planning to do for its New Year's celebration? AL: This year, Palace will be ringing in the new year with a Masquerade Ball themed New Year's extravaganza, featuring a 3-course prix fixe menu starting at $95 per person, with a special discounted rate of $100 bottles of Veuve Clicquot and Möet & Chandon. Chef Denis Ampie, the team and I are truly excited to take you and your palates on this culinary journey with us. Seating starts for dinner at 8 p.m., and we'll all ring in the new year together with jaw-dropping drag performances on a stage built into the street, DJ Cesar Hernandez will be spinning his sick beats, concluding with stunning fireworks on the beach at midnight. RC: Is there anything else you'd like to share with Wire Magazine readers about yourself and Palace? AL: I would just like to express from the bottom of my heart how truly honored, blessed and proud I am to be a part of such an iconic place with an incredible team and staff behind me. There is no "I" in team, and there is no "I" in Palace. So, I would like to personally recognize the efforts of my amazing management team: Carlos Rojas, Branden Vidal, Skyler Styles, Godric Miguel Blanco, Denis Ampie and, of course, the owner, Thomas Donall. I wouldn't be able to do this without all of their prodigious support, talent, and encouragement. With my amazing management, my wonderful staff, mind-blowingly talented performers and ultimately, the family we have become, there is no stopping us from reaching monumental heights together. Here's to the next 30 years. Cheers! Visit wiremag.com to read the extended version of this article.

PHOTO BY J.R. DAVIS

RC: What improvements have you already made to the Palace brunch? AL: I have always been a stickler for quality, presentation and the use of top quality ingredients in my menus. I have an honest approach to business where I believe in giving my guests the best quality and value for the best price. I have been working closely with my chef, Denis Ampie, in order to roll out new menus for all dining periods. I chose to start with brunch, as this seemed to be where I could achieve the quickest, yet most powerful impact on my guests. Bringing in some of my own recipes, and collaborating with my chef, we conceptualized, executed and launched our first new brunch menu together almost six weeks ago. Some of our new and my favorite dishes include: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with wild blueberry compote, maple brown butter reduction, candied lemon zest and house-made chantilly creme; Avocado Toast with toasted Campagnolo bread, sunny side up eggs, avocado-jalapeño tapenade, heirloom cherry tomatoes, micro cilantro and black lava salt; and one of my personal favorites from my arsenal, Tegamino Al Salmone Affumicato with freerange fried eggs, Norwegian smoked salmon, goat cheese mousse, micro cress and black caviar.


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By Rafa Carvajal Photos by Jorge Freire & Abel Cruz photostudiomiami.com, IG: @photostudiomiami

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odel Daniel Daniel, originally from Cuba, was recently photographed by Photo Studio Miami. We sat down with Daniel to learn more about his professional interests, what inspires him, how he stays in great shape and what he likes. Enjoy the sexy photos of Daniel and his Wire Magazine interview. Rafa Carvajal: Where are you originally from and where do you live? Daniel Daniel: I was born in Havana, Cuba, and currently live in Miami. RC: Describe yourself in three words. DD: Driven, disciplined and a self-starter. RC: What do you do for a living? DD: I started my own business of personal training but I'm not merely a personal trainer. I also educate people about workouts, eating habits, and lifestyle.

"I SEE MODELING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AS A REWARD FOR MY HARD WORK." - DANIEL DANIEL

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"I AM A BELIEVER THAT YOU CAN TRAIN YOUR MIND AS YOU CAN TRAIN YOUR BODY TO DO ANYTHING." - DANIEL DANIEL

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RC: Who is the professional icon that inspires you most, and why? DD: Dwayne Johnson, the Rock, and David Beckham are two role models for me. I always return to their lives, their success, and their words for reaffirmation, inspiration or wisdom. The way these figures achieved success, assimilating their athletic self with the father, the husband and the entrepreneur in them is admirable. The Rock's motto, "be the hardest worker in the room," is an idea that I apply every day and it has worked for me. I've seen progress and that's the highest payoff of hard work – the progress you see in your own body and your own mind. RC: What do you enjoy the most about modeling for photography? DD: I see modeling for photography as a reward for my hard work. There's a creative and artistic aspect about it, like acting, that is very satisfying and different from everything else I do. It inspires people because everyone loves art and aesthetics. It has become part of our culture. RC: What is your favorite pastime? DD: Believe it or not, my work is my pastime. I am devoted to what I do. I switch it up, though. I don't like being in the gym all the time, so I bike, walk the beach, and swim a lot. It clears my mind. Other than that, I enjoy going to the movies and watching Netflix shows. RC: Where would you travel if you could go anywhere, and why? DD: It all goes back to my childhood. Those places where we felt happy once and we wish to return. For me, the Cuban shores, the beach, especially Varadero beach. There's also a vibe, a feeling, a fresh air of love and tranquility that I've not found anywhere else. RC: Where can we follow you? DD: I am most active on Instagram. People usually follow me on there. I upload daily workouts, plus information about diets and exercises available to anyone. I use it as a platform to set parameters for my clients and everyone who is committed to a healthier routine, from which they create their own lifestyles. In the time I've been doing this, I've noticed an emerging community of friends that share common values such as discipline, hard work, and motivation. My account is @fittestwheels, and I will soon be on other platforms. But, for now, you can see all about my work there. RC: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers? DD: I'd like to thank Wire Magazine for this opportunity and, to the readers, I encourage them to continue reading, to continue exploring, to never quit learning. Overall, my advice is that they find out their dreams and passions and stick to them. It is hard, but I am a believer that you can train your mind as you can train your body to do anything. Be true to yourself! As the last lines of a poem I love go: "You are the master of your fate, you are the captain of your soul." Visit wiremag.com to read the extended version of this interview. #50 2018 WIREMAG.COM 17


TOP TRAX By DJ FR8-O

THE YEAR OF THE DIVA ith so many female artists commanding the music spotlight this year, there's no doubt that 2018 was the year of the diva! Icons like P!nk, Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga led the charge with their unparalleled offerings, as fresh-faced ingénues like Julia Michaels and Bebe Rexha slowly clawed their way to the top. For three ladies in particular, 2018 was a career milestone – one rose from obscurity, one made her long-overdue comeback, and one proved that she's far from finished.

JESS GLYNNE - ALWAYS IN BETWEEN When a smash hit song of 2014 featured a relatively unknown artist, her life changed forever. It wasn't very long after that career-altering moment that Jess Glynne released her highly acclaimed debut album I Cry When I Laugh. Three years later, her follow up shows us that the 29-year-old isn't just a one-trick pony. Having co-written every track in this collection, Glynne flawlessly navigates her soulful vocals through a sea of pop anthems drizzled in R&B ("These Days"), house ("All I Am") and gospel ("Broken"). Her newest single "Thursday" celebrates our flaws regardless of what society's unrealistic standards. When discussing her inspiration for the song, she explains "I always used to think that you're nobody until somebody loves you. Now I know you have to be that person for yourself."

MARIAH CAREY - CAUTION As if her annual tradition of dominating the month of December with her holiday classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" wasn't enough; the legendary diva has decided to add yet another notch to her growing catalog this winter. On the heels of her 2014 album Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, the R&B icon returns with her 15th set of smooth confessions and – as the title implies – warnings. You won't find any Top 40 bangers on this set, but what you will get is Mariah sounding the best she ever has. From her soothing whispers to the occasional belts, it's as if no time has passed since she first stepped into the spotlight in 1990. While I'm hoping her next roll-out will bring us back to the days of classic Mariah with anthems like "Emotions," "Fantasy" and "Heartbreaker," Caution is the perfect offering for the die-hard Mariah fan.

If you're a recording artist, producer or musician and would like your work featured in TOP TRAX, hit me up at abarrios@wiremag.com. 18 WIREMAG.COM #51 2018

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ROBYN - HONEY If there was ever an artist who loves to explore the ever-widening music spectrum it's this girl. Having snagged her big break in the '90s with her iconic pop anthem "Show Me Love," she fell off the radar for decades until re-emerging as a dance diva and gay icon in the late 2000s. Not a single dance floor was safe from the addictive chorus of "Dancing On My Own" or "Indestructible." And what gay boy didn't squeal when "Call Your Girlfriend" came on? Unlike her peers, Robyn has never shied away from experimentation, which is evident in her interim collaborations with Röyksopp (Do It Again) and La Bagatelle Magique (Love Is Free). On her seventh full-length collection (the first in eight years), the Swedish diva continues her experimentation, and the results are as sweet as can be. While the opening single "Missing U" follows the dance-pop formula we've come to love from her, the rest flows like an after-hours/early-morning lounge session after a long night of club-hopping… and it's everything!


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Featuring dancers from Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers, the Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert will celebrate the arrival of the new year for the 12th consecutive year with glitter, singing, and dancing. Enjoy a fabulous new program of Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies, brought to you by the Strauss Symphony of America. Attendees will enjoy star soprano Katarzyna Dondalska, set to perform Offenbach's "Doll Song," deemed the craziest piece ever written for a high soprano.

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STORY presents a New Year's celebration with Afrojack, a record multi-award winning producer and remixer. For table reservations, call 305.479.4426 or email VIP@STORYmiami.com. Proper dress attire required. Enjoy the sprawling neon-lit nightclub, offering 5 bars, bottle service, a dance floor, and DJ music.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 GAYTHERING FOR NEW YEAR'S Hôtel Gaythering 5 p.m. - till closing 1409 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach gaythering.com Welcome the new year by getting together with friends for a fun night at South Beach's only gay hotel, Hôtel Gaythering. No need to purchase tickets or make reservations, Gaythering welcomes everyone in the community to celebrate and enjoy without a cover. Free champagne toast at midnight. NEW YEAR'S AT TWIST TWIST 1 p.m. - 7 a.m. 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach twistsobe.com Start your New Year's Eve celebration early at TWIST. Enjoy 2-4-1 prices on everything all day from 1-9 p.m. in the Video Pub. The remainder of the club will open at 10 p.m., with two dance floors, seven different inter-connecting bars and three dance floors with VIP seating available. Bring in the New Year with a complimentary champagne toast and video countdown with fireworks at midnight, viewable from TWIST's garden and upper observation deck. The party

will continue until dawn as TWIST will offer extended hours opened until 7 a.m. Dozens of the hottest men in Florida will take it off on two Gaiety stages running simultaneously until dawn. DJ beats, VJ Nathan's Pop in the Video Bar and Aquiles' Latin Beats in Bar 5 will keep you dancing into the New Year. "Never a cover… Always a groove" – even on New Year's Eve, when neighboring venues charge more than $100. Avoid the line and get to TWIST early! PALACE NYE MASQUERADE BALL Palace 8 p.m. 1052 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach palacesouthbeach.com Welcome the new year at Palace in a delicious and fun way with a 3-course prix fixe menu starting at $95 per person, with a special discounted rate of $100 bottles of Veuve Clicquot and Möet & Chandon. The menu, crafted by Chef Denis Ampie and the Palace team, will take you on a culinary journey. Seating for dinner begins at 8 p.m. Get ready to ring in 2019 with jaw-dropping drag performances on a stage built into the street, and DJ Cesar Hernandez spinning his sick beats. The evening will conclude with stunning fireworks on the beach at midnight. For reservations, call 305.531.7234 or visit palacesouthbeach.com. #51 2018 WIREMAG.COM 21


NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH J BALVIN & ALESSO Fontainebleau Miami Beach 9 p.m. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach Fontainebleau.com Ring in the new year partying alongside Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin and critically acclaimed DJ/producer Alesso performing hits o their chart-topping albums during the famed New Year's Eve party at the iconic luxury hotel Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The magnificent party will take place at the resort's legendary beachfront poolscape. Ticket prices start at $225 for general admission and include a premium open bar until midnight. A "Family Experience" is available. Tickets are also available to see Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, who will headline the New Year's Eve party at world famous LIV nightclub located inside Fontainebleau. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit fontainebleau.com/nye. THE GREATEST NYE SHOWCASE The Manor 9 p.m. 2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors themanorcomplex.com Join in for The Greatest NYE Showcase at The Manor with Grammy-nominated DJ Tony Moran and Billboard's five-time #1 Dance Diva Pepper Mashay. Enjoy spectacular productions, dancers and novelty acts by TP Lords, Erika, Sasha, and Calypso. Premium bottle service available, call 954.626.0082 to reserve your VIP bottle table service. To purchase tickets, visit showclix/event/ manornye2019 or at The Manor Box OďŹƒce.

Welcome the new year once again with URGE: Day One while dancing the night away with music by DJs Abel, Renato Cecin and Alain Jackinsky. VIP tickets include express entry, a private VIP area and an open vodka bar 10 p.m. - 3 a.m. The event will take place at LMNCTY Studios, a 12,500 sq. ft. space, close to Midtown, Wynwood, Design District with lots of free parking. For tickets, visit urgemiami.com. 22 WIREMAG.COM #51 2018

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Wire Magazine 51.2018 New Year's Guide 2018  

In this week's New Year's Guide 2018 special issue, our cover story will help you ring in the New Year in style by attending some great part...

Wire Magazine 51.2018 New Year's Guide 2018  

In this week's New Year's Guide 2018 special issue, our cover story will help you ring in the New Year in style by attending some great part...