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LOOKING GOOD

BY KEN HUNT

SETS AND REPS

BREAKING THE 3 SET, 10 REP MENTALITY “Stoli Pride Fundraiser Sunday night” @ TWIST

photos by Henry Perez, Wire Magazine

Stoli presented a Miami Beach Pride Official Fundraiser at TWIST last Sunday at TWIST with your hostess Adora, bartender Aquiles and The Divas of South Beach, as they performed all night long in the Latin Room/Bar 5 to help raise funds for Miami Beach Gay Pride.

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working larger groups like back or legs, as many as 4 to 8 sets can help. If you’re working smaller muscles like the biceps, only 1 to 3 sets are needed.

Fat Loss & Muscle Mass - This is a little trickier because to burn fat you need to introduce an aerobic element to the routine while still building mass. 15-20 reps work well for the first set (this part is more cardio), then decreasing the number until you’re as low as 4 reps, pushing your Here are some alternative set and rep muscle group to failure. As long as you combinations designed for specific results. don’t over train any particular muscle 2 to 4 sets work well. Strength - If your goal is to just get stronger, don’t do more than 2 to 6 reps. Rest If you’re still doing the same old “3 Set, 2 to 4 minutes between each set so you 10 Rep” program, maybe it’s time to look fully recover and keep the total number of at your goals and start doing things difsets to just 2 or 3. Don’t push each set to ferently. failure; simply training at 60 to 80% of your one rep maximum will produce the Ken Hunt is an AFI-certified trainer and greatest gains. fitness expert who owns New York and Miami’s Steel Gym. Steel Gym has been Muscle Mass - For those of you who want named the No. 1 gym in New York two to get more size, 6 to 12 reps is better. years in a row by the American Fitness InKeep the rest between 1 and 2 minutes stitute. In Miami, Steel Gym is located at between sets and vary the sets based on 5556 NE 4th Ct. 305.751.7591. www. the body part you’re training. If you’re SteelGym.com 6 | wire magazine | issue #14, 2012 | www.wireweekly.com | facebook | twitter

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DAILY GRIND MENTAL HEALTH MY CUBAN EXCHANGE

BY DR. GREGG PIZZI uring the week of March 19-23, I was in Havana as part of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) first professional delegation to Cuba. For the first time, a group of psychologists from the United States met with leaders, educators, and other key individuals of the psychology field in Cuba, to discuss the history of psychology in Cuba, the current practice climate in the country and how Cubans gain access to psychological care within the current governmental health care system. The week began on Monday with an Overview and Panel Presentation of the Cuban Health Care System / Health Psychology in the National Health Care System with representatives from the Ministry of Public Health (Ministerio de Salud Pública; MINSAP), the Cuban Society of Psychologists (Sociedad Cubana de Psicología), and the National Health Psychology Group of MINSAP. Later that day, we met with representatives of the North American Division of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the People (ICAP). On Tuesday, we visited a Policlínico (community-based primary and secondary healthcare facility), where we met with the policlinic’s psychologists and professors who teach psychology to medical students. There was professional exchange and interchange with colleagues on community-level work. In the afternoon we visited the University of Havana’s Department of Psychology, where we met and exchanged information with faculty and administrative staff regarding the training of psychologists in Cuba. On Wednesday morning we visited the Center for Psychological and Sociological Research (Centro de Investigaciones Psicológicas y Sociológicas / CIPS) and in the afternoon had the opportunity to meet with specialists from the Cuban Neuroscience Center. Thursday morning was our visit to The National School of Public Health (Escuela Nacional de Salud Pública / ENSAP), where we were able to network and exchange with colleagues involved in post-graduate work, professors of post-graduate degree candidates, and share our general knowledge and experiences from within the field of psychology. I will share more with you about this unique experience in future columns, as a lot was learned from this pioneer exchange among psychologists from very different worlds. What stood out for me right away, and what I can share with you now, is how remarkably open the professions on both sides were to the idea of meeting and exchanging ideas about psychology and helping the public.

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It was also very moving to see how Cuban psychologists, and other Cuban health care providers work extremely hard to provide effective care to as many people as possible despite the endless obstacles they face on a daily basis. It was an emotional experience to be a part of the first event of its kind in bringing Cuban and American Psychologists closer together as we work for the common good of mental and emotional well-being.


ON THE GO TRAVEL all represented, but just about every subset of fetish has its own event in a circuit of bars, clubs, discos, shops, saunas, and hostels threaded throughout otherwise stately Spanish capital. Are you into jocks? Head over to the club Odarko on the 28th. Is a steam room your happy hunting ground? The Dark & End Party on May 1 at Sauna Premium is for you. Dress codes will be strictly enforced, so plan (and pack) accordingly. There is even a fisting party. ¡Olé! While many events, fetish or otherwise, build up to a final come-one-come-all (!) mega-party, the five days of SleazyMadrid are anchored by no less than three come-one-come-all (!) mega-parties, Into the Tank 1 and 2 on April 27 and 28, and the Full Fetish Recon night on the 30th. Each is headed up by some of the continent’s best DJs, Manuel Carranco, OSO PROJECT, and Binomio among them, blasting out the latest techno, house, and ambient tunes to set the mood.

SLEAZYMADRID BY DANE STEELE GREEN

ime to pack your leather, brush up on your Spanish and get your story straight for airport security if they find out what the hell is in your carry-on: SleazyMadrid, Spain’s ultimate international gay fetish bonanza, kicks off April 27t through May 1. Let it be said now that this most certainly is not an event for the faint of heart… Pick your poison; there is something for everybody. Urban, Leather, Rubber, Military, Uniforms, Clubbers, Industrial, Trainers, Sportswear, just plain naked…not only is it

Now, of course there is a final blow-out, the Wear It Out bash — again at Odarko, which, FYI, is one of Madrid’s most notorious sex bars — on May 1, but SleazyMadrid manages to keep the blood (among other fluids) pumping at a steady pace just the same through the week with events going practically around the clock. And if you miss a party with a particular favorite theme, say, jockstraps, have no fear; there is probably a repeat on another day. Much of the fun will be in and around Madrid’s gay section, the Cheuca district, which is studded with several more-placid venues if you need to wander out and catch your breath. For more information, a schedule of events, and accommodation suggestions, go to sleazymadrid.com. Just keep in mind a few wise rules. One: “Safe, sane, and consensual.” Two: Always play it safe. Steele Luxury Travel also offers a Madrid Pride Travel Experience. Enjoy one of the world’s most extravagant pride celebrations in the gorgeous city of Madrid. Visit www.steeletravel.com/madrid for more information!

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ON THE GO TRAVEL

Irazú Volcano Main Crater

OUR JOURNEY TO

IRAZÚ VOLCANO By Rafa Carvajal

Costa Rica is a beautiful, peaceful country, known around the world by the warmth and kindness of its people. It is less than three hours away by plane from Miami International Airport. You can get to Costa Rica from South Florida in about the same total time it would take you to visit Orlando for the weekend. There is lot to see and do; beautiful mountains, lively rainforests, active volcanoes, historic sites, wonderful scenery, stunning beaches, thrilling white water rafting, amazing sports fishing, great nightline, delicious dining, and so much more. They say a picture is worth a thousands words, so my article about our journey to the Irazú Volcano is short on words to let the images show you how much you can see by driving from San José, the capital of Costa Rica, through Cartago (the old capital) to Irazú Volcano (in about an hour driving time) and taking a quick side trip to the town of Cachí, through Paraiso. We started around 9:30 a.m. and were back by 7 p.m. It was a beautiful, scenic journey through many idyllic and picturesque vistas!

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TOM OF FINLAND: THE GRAND MASTER OF HOMOEROTIC ART EXHIBITS AT WEAM

By James Cubby om of Finland, the pseudonym of Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, is best known for his stylized in-your-face erotic and fetish art depicting heavily muscled men with large penises in tight or partially removed clothing. Some may be shocked by the work of Tom of Finland, who was labeled as the “most influential creator of gay pornographic images” by cultural historian Joseph W. Slade, however, his work has been exhibited in some of the world’s most important museums and galleries and is included in the permanent collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design to name a few. “The MoMA in New York owns a finished drawing depicting a young man and several studies,” states art collector Volker Morlock, who has been involved with the Tom of Finland Foundation since 1991 and will be a special guest speaker and curator of Tom of Finland: Male Masterworks, the major exhibition of Tom of Finland homoerotic drawings that opens at the World Erotic Art Museum during the Miami Beach Pride Weekend. Naomi Wilzig, owner/curator of WEAM, a fan and collector of Tom of Finland’s art, admits that the imagery shocked her when she first encountered it. “At first I was turned off by it. Many of the depictions seemed to show men torturing or hurting each other. I was not astute enough to realize it was a comic fantasy interpretation of all the myths about gay men. I later began to explore the artistic value and originality of the works and now have a much better appreciation of his works and their importance to both the gay and straight world. It serves an educational function as well as an exciting experience.”

“By depicting masculine men enjoying their sexuality free of shame, Tom of Finland had as important an effect on global culture as any other 20th Century artist.” - Volker Morlock, curator of Tom of Finland: Masterworks

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The work of Tom of Finland can indeed be shocking. The artist produced approximately 3,500 illustrations mostly of a sexual nature. His men were masculine men, men wearing uniforms, men in work clothes, rugged men, and his men were most always, when wearing clothing, adorned in tight trousers that showed an oversized bulge. Most of the artist’s drawings were of two or more men in a situation either before or during sexual activity. It is noted that most of the manly subjects were versatile, meaning they enjoyed the bottom as well as the top role in sexual intercourse.


TOM OF FINLAND: THE GRAND MASTER OF HOMOEROTIC ART EXHIBITS AT WEAM

“Tom’s influence is clearly visible in the cuttingedge designs of contemporary fashionistas John Bartlett, Gucci’s Tom Ford, and the aforementioned Jean-Paul Gaultier, to name only the most obvious.” - Durk Dehner, co-founder of the Tom of Finland Foundation

Until the seventies Laaksonen’s work was mostly shown underground and in private collections. The decriminalization of male gay pornography allowed his work to became more mainstream and very popular among the gay community. “As society progresses and becomes more tolerant and accepting, so does once marginalized art find new audiences,” explains Volker Morlock, curator of Tom of Finland: Masterworks. “By depicting masculine men enjoying their sexuality free of shame, Tom of Finland had as important an effect on global culture as any other 20th Century artist.” The images of Tom of Finland, known as the grand master of homoerotic art, helped smash the stereotypes of gay men. “Many people think all gays swish and are effeminate,” says Wilzig. “To the contrary, and reality, Tom exposes the strength, power, and true manliness of his subjects.” The images of Tom of Finland created new role models for gay men and the gay community embraced his work. The work of Tom of Finland may also have helped influence fashion and culture or possibly just reflected the ever-changing sexuality of the times. Gay men, as depicted by Tom of Finland, were strong masculine images, not like the effeminate stereotypes represented in mainstream media. While the artistic merit of the art of Tom of Finland has been continuously challenged and debated for years, his art remains popular not only among the gay community but with art collectors. “The cultural impact of Tom of Finland is incredible,” said biographer F. Valentine Hooven III. author of Tom of Finland: Exposed! “Men are still emulating his types – the biker, the lumberjack, the sailor, the cowboy, etc. Did Tom type cultural identity or did he reflect it?” Wilzig, WEAM’s curator, also commented on the artist’s positive masculine depiction of gay men. “Showing romance, bondage, the fetish for leather and uniforms, the love of motorcycles, and all male subjects of pleasure.” According to the Tom of Finland Foundation,” Tom’s influence on the fashion industry began around 1950. In a case of art-imitating-life-imitating-art, Tom drew his leather men in outfits reminiscent of World War II military uniforms, but he rendered the clothing both tighter and sexier, tailoring it to his own specifications. Leatherclad bikers of the period, gay and straight, subsequently viewed the images and had their own gear customized to emulate the artist’s specifications. In the ‘60s, a swimsuit company commissioned Tom, requesting that he draw his men wearing their designs. Naturally, Tom filled their baskets to overflowing and made the men look as sexy as hell.” In the ‘70s, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood used Laaksonen’s art on t-shirts sold in a stored called SEX, run by Westwood and her partner Malcolm McLaren. “Iconic photographer/filmmaker Bruce Weber noted his debt to Tom in an essay that introduces Volume III of the Foundation’s Tom of Finland Retrospective, and Tom’s influence is clearly visible in the cutting-edge designs of contemporary fashionistas John Bartlett, Gucci’s Tom Ford, and the aforementioned Jean-Paul Gaultier, to name only the most obvious,” states Durk Dehner, cofounder of The Tom of Finland Foundation. There was even a Tom of Finland Clothing line (1995-2002) that

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TOM OF FINLAND: THE GRAND MASTER OF HOMOEROTIC ART EXHIBITS AT WEAM teamed New York designers Gary Robinson and David Johnson. “The designers produced a collection that brought the artist’s vision to three-dimensional life and was embraced by fashion editors, featured in music videos, and covered prominently on both fashion television and the E-Channel,” said Dehner. “The low slung, “hip-hugger” jeans that are currently the industry standard reflect Tom’s influence as well.”

“I later began to explore the artistic value and originality of the works and now have a much better appreciation of his works and their importance to both the gay and straight world. It serves an educational function as well as an exciting experience.” - Naomi Wilzig, owner/curator of WEAM

How apropos that the opening of Tom of Finland: Male Masterworks is during the weekend of Miami Beach Gay Pride, as the artist depicted his men as proud images. His art helped change the way the world’s view of gay men. His work was always positive. Tom of Finland’s biographer described the art as “guilt-free, proud without all the excess baggage and subliminal messages.” During the seventies, the Tom of Finland images reflected the “look” that was adopted by large numbers of gay men, but today there is no one “look” for gay men, yet Laaksonen’s images are still popular and used extensively in gay publications, promoting gay bars, clubs and events. Locals may recall the Tom of Finland party held at the popular nightclub Warsaw during White Party Week in the nineties. Volker Morlock, curator of Tom of Finland: Masterworks, is editor of the anthology, Tom of Finland Retrospective 111, and consultant for Taschen Publishing on the books Quaintance and Tom of Finland XXL. The exhibition, which includes 20 original artworks, 20 vintage magazines featuring Tom of Finland layouts and stories, illustrates the development of Finland’s techniques and subject matter through five decades of his prolific work. Since Morlock is a collector and published art critic we asked him how Tom of Finland’s art ranks. “His artwork is amazing,” stated Morlock. “And I like it tremendously!”

“Tom’s figures were his fantasy of the perfect male specimen,” says Wilzig. “He fantasized how he personally wanted to be. Other artists have emulated him and created similar types of artwork.” Since Tom of Finland: Masterworks opens on the weekend of Miami Beach Gay Pride, I suggested to Naomi that she find men similar to those depicted in the Tom of Finland images and hire them to walk around advertising the exhibition. “If those men were walking around, they would be devoured by men and women alike, full time, not available to march in a parade,” replied Wilzig. “However, I truly hope the community at large will take the time and effort to come and enjoy this amazing exhibit.” Tom of Finland: Male Masterworks opens Saturday, April 14, with a reception at 7 p.m. at Naomi Wilzig’s World Erotic Art Museum. The exhibition runs until July 31. The World Erotic Art Museum is located at 1205 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. For more information visit www.weam.com or call 305.532.9336. 14 | wire magazine | issue #14, 2012 | www.wireweekly.com | facebook | twitter

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The exhibition also includes “a video experience featuring Tom actually talking about his motives and objectives, and experiences, and showing many more artworks,” adds Naomi. “As the title Tom Of Finland: Male Masterworks suggests, this exhibit shows in chronological order some true icons of the artist’s body of work,” explains Morlock. ”This exhibit is a rare opportunity to discover not only what a skilled draftsman Tom of Finland was, but also enjoy his sense of humor, diversity of subject matter, and talent as a story teller. All mediums are represented: graphite, pen and ink, colored pencil, watercolor, and gouache.”


“SMASH Sundays” @ Chalk

photos by Henry Perez, Wire Magazine Get out of the house with Edison Farrow at SMASH Sundays. Hop on a Ping-Pong table, shoot some billiards, or chill out as DJ Smeejay works the turntables. The party kicks off at 8 p.m every Sunday with no cover and Rokk Vodka drink specials all night.

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WIRED ON THE ARTS

BY JAMES CUBBY

FLIX

APRIL 5 - 11 CONCERTS

Paco de Lucia, one of the greatest living flamenco guitarists in the world, performs at the Fillmore Miami Beach on April 5 at 8 p.m.

Performers Leslie Jordan and Varla Jean Merman team up for a night of hilarious stories and song at the Parker Playhouse on April 7. New Theatre presents Property Line, a funny and clever drama by Juan C. Sanchez, plays at The Roxy Performing Arts Center thru April 8. Actors’ Playhouse presents the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Miracle Theatre thru April 8.

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Cavalia presents Odysseo, a production of equestrian skills mixed with Cirque du Soleil type performances, in Bicentennial Park thru April 15.

Falete, a gay gypsy flamenco singer Rogers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific from Spain, performs at Fillmore Mi- comes to the Broward Center from April 10 – 22. ami Beach on April 6 at 8:30 p.m. The New World Symphony presents COMEDY The Firebird conducted by Esa-Pekka The Queer Queens of Qomedy, a trio Salonen at the New World Center on of female comedians led by Poppy Champlin, comes to South Florida, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. (April 8 at Improv Fort Lauderdale, Gay icon, Liza Minnelli, performs at April 9 at Miami Improv and April 10 Hard Rock Live on April 10 at 8 p.m. at Improv Palm Beach). To follow The Queer Queens of Qomedy, visit www. The New World Symphony presents queerqueensofqomedy.com. Inside the Music, an evening where the Fellows share their craft and mu- EVENTS sic, on April 10 at 7 p.m. Free admis- The 7th annual Sicilian Film Festival brings an impressive line-up of films, sion. documentaries, shorts, tributes, photo exhibitions, receptions, and parties to THEATRE Cirque Dreams presents Pop Goes The Miami Beach Cinematheque runThe Rock, a new musical that features ning April 11 – 17. For more info, visit an international cast of singers, danc- www.sicilianfilmfestival.com. ers, acrobats and musicians at Hard Florida Renaissance Festival, an enRock Live thru April 8. chanted crafts village with hundreds of Theater Up Close presents the play performers, comes to Cauley Square Moscow by Michael McKeever at the Historic Village thru April 8. For more info, visit www.ren-fest.com. Arsht Center thru April 15. O, Miami, a countywide poetry festival, returns in April with a month’s schedule of poetry related events and projects. Visit www.omiami.org for more information. The documentary, Paris Is Burning, will be screened at the Lords Hotel on April 11 at 8 p.m. Free admission.

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BY KEVIN WYNN

MATTERS

he biggest screen on Miami’s indie cinema scene is nestled in a dark room in a 1950s classroom building on the ostentatiously leafy campus of the University of Miami. At the Bill Cosford Cinema, the big screen is often mismatched with small crowds. A common complaint about the Cosford: It’s hard to find. That shouldn’t be a problem – there’s a pretty straightforward map at cosfordcinema.com/directions – but the theatre’s big parking lots (free after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends) are surrounded by tall hedges, so finding the Cosford is a mite more complicated than locating your friendly neighborhood multiplex.

rest. Cremaster was completed a decade ago, but last weekend’s screening was a Miami premiere – an event that years of film festivals, gallery nights and Art Basel Miami Beach somehow never quite got around to. So what’s coming up next? This weekend the Cosford is dedicated to one film, The Kid with a Bike, the Cannes Grand Jury Prize Winner by the Dardenne Brothers. Kid’s reviews and Rotten Tomatoes’ score are impeccable, and the film is playing at other venues. But it’ll be bigger at the Cosford.

Also playing this weekend: ballet (Romeo + Juliet, from London’s Royal Ballet) and for bargain hunters, Sherlock But it’s worth the trip. Not only does the Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Cosford have a great big screen, but it’s got a versatile tech setup; digital projec- Next weekend the view widens with tion for contemporary films, 35mm for another chance to see Kid, alongside classics. And the programming is versa- Attenberg, a gangly Greek coming-oftile too. The Cosford showcases new Eu- age movie. The five- dollar second-run ropean, American and Asian films and feature for April 12 – 15 is an Oscar cinema classics, with a bit of ballet and winner: Alexander Payne’s The Descenopera thrown in for spice and second- dants. run movies at bargain prices for frugal film lovers. The big event for April 19 – 24 is the Miami debut of Chaplin’s The Gold Rush, If there’s any doubt about the Cosford’s newly restored and looking great. If you eclecticism and daring, its presentation liked The Artist, you’ll love The Gold of Matthew Barney’s The Cremaster Rush. It’s masterful, it’s classic, and did Cycle – about six hours of weird, world- I mention -- it’s hilarious? A cycle of Italclass art films featuring motorcycle rac- ian films begins with The Salt of Life (We ing, ballet for tethered blimps, a ritual- Have a Pope plays April 27 – 29). istic demolition derby in the Art Deco splendor of the Chrysler Building – and You can contact the Cosford at 305.Ursula Andress -- should put them to 284.-4861 or cosfordcinema.com.


DINING

BY RAFA CARVAJAL

THE 17TH ANNUAL

LAS OLAS WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL ine and food festivals are a great way to enjoy delicious food, sample many restaurants, and have plenty of wine, bubbly, and cocktails. The 17th Annual Las Olas Wine & Food Festival will be taking place April 16-21 in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s festival includes events with wine and food pairings, bourbon dinners, and its popular street festival – amongst some of its many highlights – and the proceeds will benefit the American Lung Association in Florida. “Each year the festival continues to grow, and this year we will raise the bar with a wide variety of exceptional wines, the return of the Bombay Sapphire Lounge, and the addition of multiple ancillary wine and spirits events. We are excited to announce our title sponsors for the festival, which include Bombay Sapphire, Stoli Vodka, Milagro Tequila, Las Rocas and Martin Codax. One of the perks of attending the Las Olas Wine & Food Festival is the opportunity to place an order for the wines that are being sampled on the street and we’re pleased to say that ABC Fine Wine & Spirits will be our exclusive festival retailer,” says Bob Drinon, president & CEO of Premier Beverage, the Title Sponsor of the Festival. The 2012 Festival includes many great events. Here are some of the highlights, starting on Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. with “Bourbon & Burgers” at Tap 42, showcasing a selection of distinct bourbons paired up with yummy menu items that include Deep Fried Chicken Paprika Pierogies and Florida Rock Shrimp Mac & Cheese. Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. the Festival continues with “Wine Down Wednesday” at Preston’s Wine & Martini Bar inside the classic Riverside Hotel, where Chef Toby Joseph will delight you with a five-course pairing menu featuring gourmet Spanish-inspired tapas with an impressive selection of Spanish wines. Banfi Vintners, one of America’s top fine wine importers, partners up with Tuscan Grill on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. to present the Banfi Italian Festival with an “all you can eat” menu of mouth-watering authentic Italian favorites, such as grilled hot and sweet Italian sausage sandwiches, Tuscan’s famous meatballs, wood & coal baked pizzas, Mozzarella en Carrozza, Arancini, and Zeppole with powdered sugar and chocolate Photos Courtesy of Las Olas Wine and Food Festival

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sauce. Rino Balzano, the “opera-singing troubadour of the Italian kitchen,” will make a special live appearance. The Street Festival, which attracts over 2,600 people from all over the world every year, will be held on Friday, April 20 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Las Olas Boulevard, between S.E. 6th Avenue and S.E. 11th Avenue. Four city blocks of food and wine will feature more than 70 of South Florida’s finest restaurants and over 40 wine tables, micro brews, and plenty of cocktails! Visit www.lasolaswineandfoodfestival.com for details on all the Festival events and to purchase your tickets.


“Sunday Brunchic and T Dance“ @ Palace

photos by Henry Perez, Wire Magazine

Palace divas pack a punch every Sunday at the Palace Brunchic and T Dance and put on the most outrageous shows. Don’t miss the hottest spot on the ocean, with the hottest people in town every Sunday on Ocean Drive.

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by DJ FR8-O

DNA finally hit stores last week and (as expected) we’ve come running like crack whores to a flame. Madonna kicked off the promo blitz for MDNA with her performance at this year’s record-breaking Super Bowl halftime show. It was her first move in the $120 million, 10-year deal she just sealed with Live Nation Entertainment and Interscope Records. Other tactics included multiple versions of the album, concert ticket sales, a surprise appearance at last week’s Ultra Music Festival and the launch of her new fragrance, “Truth or Dare,” now available exclusively at Macy’s. MDNA’s release also marks Madonna’s departure from Warner Brothers Records, the company that fed our MADDictions for 30 years. To commemorate their history together Warner Brothers has released an 11 disc box-set for those hard-core fans who MUST own everything Madonna (even if they’ve already have it). Madonna (1982, sold 10 million copies) Out of nowhere Madonna exploded onto the pop scene with her soulful voice and clubby vibe. Her debut, produced by Jellybean Benitez, had us dancing to her first hits “Everybody,” “Holiday,” “Borderline” and “Lucky Star”. Like A Virgin (1984, sold 25 million copies) In an industry overflowing with one-hit-wonders, this album proved Madonna was not one of them. The title track caused a stir with conservatives, boosting sales and inspiring the spree of envelopepushing behavior that has since defined Madonna’s career. True Blue (1986, sold 30 million copies) While other artists scrambled to mimic Madonna’s success, she used her third album as a chance to re-invent herself. With a platinum new look and daring fashion choices, Madonna made headlines through the power of her music videos. Her highest grossing album to date gave us some of the best anthems of the mid-80s. Like A Prayer (1989, sold 25 million copies) With the success of True Blue, Madonna reconnected with producers Patrick Leonard and Stephen Bray, this time incorporating gospel, funk and soul elements on hits like the title track, “Express Yourself,” and “Cherish.”

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Erotica (1992, sold 7 million copies) By far her most scandalous album, Madonna worked primarily with André Betts and Shep Pettibone to give us her dirtiest side yet. Digging back into her club roots and injecting them with a little house flair, she packed our dance floors once again with “Deeper and Deeper” and “Fever” and still managed to pull on our heartstrings with “Rain” and “Bad Girl.” Bedtime Story (1994, sold 8 million copies) Madonna chose the R&B route collaborating with the genre’s top producers; Dallas Austin, Babyface, Dave “Jam” Hall and Nellee Hooper. The move proved to be a smart one when “Secret” became her 34th top ten and “Take a Bow” held its place in the Hot 100 for seven weeks. Ray of Light (1998, sold 20 million copies) Reflecting her newfound love of Kabbalah, Ray of Light was yet another vehicle for reinvention. Produced primarily with the master of electronica, William Orbit, we got to hear Madonna’s more ethereal and emotional side. The album was so flawless it was listed as one of Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Music (2000, sold 15 million copies) The Queen of Pop ditched the spirituality and seriousness on this one for lighter themes like the title track, “What It Feels Like For a Girl” and “Impressive Instant.” Oh, and how can we forget the hot dancing cowboys in her video for “Don’t Tell Me”? American Life (2003, sold 6.5 million copies) Attempting to repeat the success of Music, Madge paired up with producer Mirwais Ahmadzaï and blended rock, electro, and acoustic elements to deliver one of her edgiest collections. By the time the smoke cleared, she had joined the ranks of other legendary Bond babes with “Die Another Day” and kissed a girl (or two) during her live MTV performance of “Hollywood.” Confessions On a Dance Floor (2005, sold 12 million copies) Almost as if to announce to the world how much she loves her gays, Madonna released her first non-stop studio album oozing with dance floor anthems and club bangers without a ballad in sight. Her killer mix of tracks like “Hung Up,” “Sorry,”

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“Get Together” and “Jump” earned her and producer Stuart Price a Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Hard Candy (2008, sold 4.5 million copies) On her final Warner Brothers release, Madge went out with a BOOM enlisting hip-hop gurus Timbaland, Pharrell Williams and Neptunes to turn out some of her hottest tracks ever. “Give It To Me,” “4 Minutes,” “Miles Away” and “She’s Not Me” kept us all on the dance floor for at least a good year. Madonna: The Complete Studio Albums is available now on Amazon.com If you’re a recording artist, producer or musician and would like your work featured on TOP TRAX, hit me up at Alfredo@wireweekly.com.


SHOPPING BAG TAKING CARE OF YOUR PEARLY WHITES REACH BY DESIGN The new REACH® by Design® collection is a limited- edition series curated by BRAVO television star Jeff Lewis and fashion designer Shoshanna Gruss. This unique collaboration adds a splash of style to your brushing routine while offering the great cleaning performance. After all, why can’t your toothbrush be functional AND beautiful? It has an angled neck to fit your mouth and a designer look to fit your style. The REACH® by Design® toothbrush is designed like a dental instrument with a specially angled neck and multi-level bristles, and is clinically proven to remove more plaque than other toothbrushes and more than 95% of plaque between teeth. The collection can be found in all major drug stores for about $3.50.

THE INTENSE STAIN DISSOLVING STRIPS Check out these new stain-dissolving strips! They utilize the ultimate teeth whitening product by Rembrandt, INTENSE STAIN® + ACTISHIELDTM Technology. The strips are part of the first set of whitening products designed to remove tough stains while also repelling future stains and restoring enamel. The strips are targeted to dissolve tough stains and prevent future build-up. Give your teeth a whitening boost and reclaim a natural-looking, whiter smile in just minutes as the Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips whiten tough surface stains from coffee, tea, soda, red wine and smoking. They dissolve in minutes and are enamel safe! Pick them up for about $25 at all major drug stores.

LUSTER 1 HOUR WHITE You no longer have to go to the dentist office to get professional results from a tooth whitening procedure. With the Luster 1 Hour White kit you can get those results in just one hour with Luster’s unique light activation technology that is very similar to the technique used by dentists. It’s the closest thing to a professional whitening procedure you can buy and is entirely safe. The kit is clinically proven to whiten teeth up to six shades in just 60 minutes. With the latest in light activation technology, Luster 1 Hour promises lasting results, it is proven to have no rebound effect (results that don’t last and cause tooth dehydration and sensitivity). Get the Luster 1 Hour White kit for about $44 available at many grocery & drug stores.

LISTERINE WHITENING PEN Ideal for people who are always on the move...the power of the Listerine Whitening now comes in a convenient brush-tip pen to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful white smile no matter where you are! The Whitening Pen will give you noticeably whiter teeth in just two weeks. It’s fast and effective while being as easy to use as lip balm and just as portable. It’s an easy way to whiten where you want. The Listerine Whitening Pen uses the same enamel-safe ingredient used by dentists. Not only does it whiten, it also kills bad breath germs! It has a wide sponge for quick, targeted application and easily reaches all your teeth to whiten your entire smile. Grab one for yourself for around $12 at all major drug stores. 20 | wire magazine | issue #14, 2012 | www.wireweekly.com | facebook | twitter

THIS WEEK THURSDAY, APRIL 5 ANGLERS: Tonight don’t miss LOCO 4 Locals Thursdays at the Anglers. Enjoy 2-4-1 Well Drinks and $15 Beer Bucket specials. Sit back with a live DJ and enjoy 20% off the menu tonight from 5 – 8 p.m. 660 Washington Ave. EROS LOUNGE: Presenting Latin Fuego Thursday nights! Get ready for an outrageous night hosted by Teresita La Caliente with shows starting at 11 p.m. Free parking and $6 Cuba Libres all night long. 8201 Biscayne Blvd. MOVA: Stop by for happy hour from 3 to 9 p.m., followed by Vanity Girl. Vanity Girl Thursdays gives you gorgeous girls, great music by DJ Zehno, $4 Miller Lites, $6 Finlandia cocktails, and a free Miller Lite when you buy the shot of the week. 1625 Michigan Ave. PALACE: Palace hosts Stiletto Nights with fierce drag shows by host Missy Meiyakie and special diva cast members. Show starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy weekly drink specials all night. 1200 Ocean Drive. SCORE: Enjoy cocktails out on the patio and watch the famous Lincoln Road traffic pass by. Later in the evening Score hosts Pop Fever Thursday night party with fab beats by DJ Daisy D & VJ Jon paired with an incredible crowd of delicious Partygoers and $6 Long Islands all night. 727 Lincoln Road. TWIST: Don’t miss out on a fabulous night at TWIST with seven different bars, DJ Pride, stiff drinks, and beautiful dancers. And if you’re looking for some hot papis, DJ Adora will be hosting Sabroso in Bar 5! Don’t miss the 2-4-1 Special on everything till 2 a.m. “Never a cover... Always a groove.” 1057 Washington Ave. FRIDAY, APRIL 6 EROS LOUNGE: Friday nights at Eros brings you Born to be a Drag! Hosted by Tiffany Fantasia with heart pumping performances. There’s no cover to get in and amazing $5 Stoli cocktail specials all night. JOHNNY’S MIAMI: Get in tonight for Towel Night Fridays! Snag your taste of locker room fun tonight with 30 dancers in nothing but towels. Steamy live shows all night, and private VIP rooms available. Hosted by Josie Love. 46 NE 14 Street. MOVA: Edison Farrow presents HYPE Fridays tonight at MOVA with DJ Bryan Zero. Enjoy $7 Finlandia and $8 Stoli vodka cocktails all night long. Snag a bottle of Finlandia for $100 to party in style. PALACE: Tonight is Drag Madness with fierce shows by the hot-n-heavy Latrice Royale and her gaggle of guest entertainers! Get ready for the biggest show on South Beach at 6 p.m. SCORE: Kick off Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday Roman Reloaded album release tonight at Filthy Gorgeous Fridays. DJ Willy G will be

spinning the fiercest beats while Score’s hottest Go-Go boys work the speaker boxes. Doors open at 10 p.m. hosted by the Penny Back Boyz. TWIST: Enjoy a fabulous night at TWIST. Get in for the free Happy Hour BBQ at 6 p.m. Tonight DJ Barry Huffine will be in the house mixing up some delicious beats. Enjoy seven different bars, stiff drinks, beautiful dancers, and, of course, the only place where there’s “Never a cover...Always a groove.” SATURDAY, APRIL 7 DISCOTEKKA: Downtown’s only gay dance party delivers one hell of a shindig every Saturday night. Celebrate Easter at Discotekka’s Easter Egg Hunt with hot beats by Charlie Rojas. Join the underwear contest for your shot at $100. Expect amazing shows all night. $150 VIP special. Sky and Absolut Vodka. 950 NE 2nd Ave. EROS LOUNGE: Head over to Eros Lounge for a great happy hour from 3 – 9 p.m. today and then get in on tonight’s Dancing With the Goddess party featuring music by DJ Valencia at 10 p.m. MOVA: Stop by for happy hour from 3 to 9 p.m., followed by FLASH Saturdays with the hottest music videos and visual entertainment by VJ Chris Racine till 3 a.m. with $9 Grey Goose cocktails all night. PALACE: Enjoy a special day of drag shows, great food, and stiff cocktails, as The Palace Bar hosts Drag Gone Wild with Tiffany Fantasia and her gaggle of performers! Heels hit the pavement at 6 p.m. sharp! SCORE: Don’t Don’t miss miss Hilton Hilton Wolman’s Wolman’s SCORE: SALVATION PAPARAZZI PAPARAZZI party party tonight. tonight. Get Get SALVATION sneak peak peak at at hot hot & & steamy steamy photos photos from from aa sneak Gossip Images Images and and get get aa Winter Winter Party Party refreshrefreshGossip er with with beats beats by by Joe Joe Gauthreaux. Gauthreaux. Hosted Hosted by by er Ms. Elaine Elaine Lancaster, Lancaster, Michael Michael Stanley Stanley && Alex Alex Ms. Prieto. Expect Expect the the hottest hottest men men and and special special perperPrieto. formances by by Chyna Chyna Girl Girl at at Saturday’s Saturday’s largest largest formances gay dance dance party party on on the the Beach. Beach. $6 $6 Chambord Chambord gay Vodka Drinks Drinks all all night. night. Vodka TWIST: Happy Hour 2-4-1 with Tommy and the locals from 1 to 9 p.m. on everything. Come tonight for MUSCLE BOY Saturdays and enjoy a full house of hot men and some incredible beats by DJ Mika. “Never a cover...Always a groove.” SUNDAY, APRIL 8 ANGLERS: If you are looking to nurse that hangover with some unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys, look no further than 660 at the Anglers. Enjoy great food and delicious libations in one of the most beautiful boutique resorts Miami Beach has to offer. 660 Washington Ave. CHALK LOUNGE: Get out of the house with Edison Farrow at SMASH Sundays. Hop on a


Ping-Pong table, shoot some billiards, or chill out as DJ Smeejay works the turntables. The party kicks off at 8 p.m. with free Rokk Vodka drinks until 9 p.m with no cover and Rokk Vodka drink specials all night. MOVA: MOVA hosts the most scandalous party in South Beach, Out-n-Ugly Sundays with DJ Latrice. Beginning at 9 p.m. with drag shows 11 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Enjoy $4 Miller Lites, $5 Herradura Shots, and $6 Finlandia. No cover. PALACE: South Beach’s most legendary drag brunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with two seatings: one at 11:30 a.m. and another at 2 p.m. Enjoy over-the-top performances by Noel Leon paired with a delectable menu. Afterwards, check out the sexiest Sunday T-Dance in SoBe with local DJs working the turntables. When the T-Dance ends, the BAR CRAWL begins, take the party to MOVA to finish off the Sunday fun.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10 JOHNNY’S MIAMI: Downtown’s only gay strip club features the hottest, most diverse men in Miami. Tonight it’s all about the hot hip-hop beats at B2M Service Station as DJs TPromix and Surreal turnout some of your fav beats. Hosted by Sushiman & CocoDorm. MOVA: It’s a SINsational Tuesday night at MOVA’s weekly Service Industry Night. Enjoy $50 bottles of Finlandia Vodka, $100 bottles of Grey Goose, and $7 premium well drinks while DJ AJ Reddy works the turntables. PALACE: Stop in for Palace’s 2-4-1 Absolut flavored cocktails till 4 p.m. Better than ever before on Ocean Drive and 12th Street, try it for lunch or a late afternoon snack, or just hang out at the bar with the locals. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Palace is sure to have it!

SCORE: Stop by and test your vocals with Karaoke tonight! Doors open at 9 p.m. Still happening upstairs, HIP SUNDAYS with Club Boi in association with Score offers a fabulous night of the best beats by DJs Gavin T & Diaz from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

SCORE: It’s Planeta Macho tonight, the hottest Latin Party in Miami Beach, featuring Divas del Amor and Latin beats by award winner DJ George Ferrero. Watch amazing shows by Miami’s best female impersonators. Check out the dancers on the 2nd level hosted by Teresita La Caliente. Don’t miss this party - it’s South Florida’s Best Latin Party!

TWIST: Get in for 2-4-1 happy hour from 1 to 9 p.m. & the free BBQ at 6 p.m. Afterwards, see one of the most scandalous shows you’ll ever witness with Pussila’s amateur strip contest. Upstairs DJ Paulie will be working it out on the main dance floor. At TWIST: “Never a cover...Always a groove.”

TWIST: 2-4-1 Happy Hour from 1 to 9 p.m. on everything. Tonight TWIST presents Keeping It Real Fun With Daisy D. Get ready for ridiculous beats and $5 Jumbo Blue Long Island Iced Teas all night long. “Never a cover… Always a groove.”

MONDAY, APRIL 9 KILL YOUR IDOL: Dustin Reffca presents GLITTER BOX MONDAYS- South Beach’s hottest Monday night party with manic beats by DJ Smeejay & DJ FR8-0 performing live. Don’t miss out on $1 PBR Beer, $2 Jello Shots, & $3 Jack Shots all night long! 222 Espanola Way. MOVA: Get ready to be a star at MOVA’s weekly SHOUT karaoke party with VJ AJ Reddy. Test your vocals and enjoy half priced drinks all night long and $5 glasses of wine. PALACE: Stop in for Palace’s 2-4-1 Absolut flavored cocktails all day, while enjoying RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing party, and don’t forget to enjoy a snack or two while enjoying the show. SCORE: Swing by for one of the best happy hours in Miami Beach where all drinks are 1/2 price, followed by Video Freak where you can request your favorite music videos and enjoy $5 vodka cocktails, $7 martinis and $3 beers. No cover. TWIST: Happy Hour 2-4-1 drinks ‘till 9 p.m. Then it’s Arrasando hosted by Marco Perez & Nicholas Torres with beats by house diva Justice Divine. Join Nathan in the Frolic Lounge for the Katy Perry The Complete Confection album release party with free CDs and prizes & DJ Bryan Zero’s fab beats on the main dance floor.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 JOHNNY’S MIAMI: Drag Star Wednesdays takes the stage tonight with Drag Star Competition for $200 cash. La Nueva Noche Latina. With shows by Teresita la Caliente & DJ Lanner Alvarez spinning, you can bet this is going to be one entertaining evening! Enjoy $5 drink specials all night. 18+ welcome. MOVA: Stop by for MOVA’s weekly College Night Wednesdays, hosted by the Penny Back Boyz. DJ Daisy D will be working the turntables, while you enjoy $5 Finlandia cocktails or grab five Miller Lites for only $15 all night long. PALACE: Tonight Palace presents Elite Nights. Sit back and enjoy live music and hilarious comedy presented by the one and only Noel Leon. Sip on complimentary drinks from 8 to 9 p.m. and get through hump day with a night to remember, show starts at 8 p.m. SCORE: Come and spend a pleasant evening on one of Score’s outdoor couches as they host Martini Madness Night. A half-price Happy Hour runs till 9 p.m. hosts the the Sean Sean Brady Brady TWIST: Sean Brady hosts Show. Karaoke and tons tons of of entertainment entertainment all all your jam jam on, on, head head night long. After getting your floor to to get get fresh fresh with with over to the main dance floor Felix. 2-4-1 2-4-1 Happy Happy Hour Hour from from TP Lords and DJ Felix. on everything. everything. “Never “Never aa cover... cover... 1 to 9 p.m. on Always a groove.”

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