Aymee Nuviola: La Sonera del Mundo

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With a Latin Grammy nomination, Aymee Nuviola is reaping the fruits of her years of labor.
In this week's Miami New Times, we profile 30 of the most interesting characters in town, with portraits of each from photographer Stian Roenning. See the entire Miami New Times People Issue here.

From winning a national televised singing competition as a teenager in Cuba to being selected to play Celia Cruz on a Fox Telecolombia biographical telenovela, Aymee Nuviola has been living a dream.

"It's a great satisfaction," she says of her upcoming role as "la Reina de la Salsa" at the height of Cruz's career. "It's going to be a tribute to her, but it's also celebrating a joyful woman who shared lots of love with her music and who represented her music all over the world."

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Gloria Estefan: La Cantante de Miami

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Gloria Estefan stays true to her 305 roots by giving back any way she can.
In this week's Miami New Times, we profile 30 of the most interesting characters in town, with portraits of each from photographer Stian Roenning. See the entire Miami New Times People Issue here.

As a Grammy-winning singer, Latin Songwriters Hall of Famer, successful businesswoman, and local activist, Miami's favorite cubanita has done it all.

But the most important lesson Gloria Estefan has learned throughout her nearly 40-year career is also the title of her 1989 breakthrough hit: "Get On Your Feet."

"In our lives, both [my husband] Emilio and I had to constantly get back on our feet," la cantante explains. "We had to fight people who kept telling us that our music wouldn't work, and then I literally had to get back on my feet physically after the accident."

See also: Gloria Estefan Talks Autobiographical Musical, On Your Feet!: "You'll Laugh, Cry, and Dance"

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Pitbull's Most Miami Moments Hosting the American Music Awards

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Even if you don't particularly like Pitbull, you have to admit, we got dude on stage hosting the American Music Awards. That's pretty baller.

Armando Christian Pérez has come a long way from his M.I.A.M.I. days. He represents the 305 worldwide. You don't have to love him, but he loves you, and he brought a little bit of Miami flavor to the entire television-watching universe as last night's host of the AMAs.

Who else would have the balls to make immigration and weed jokes to the most pop-centric audience in TV? These were, for sure, his most Miami moments.

See also: Pitbull's New Year's Revolution 2015 Broadcasting From Miami on Fox: "Daleee!"

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Gloria Estefan Talks Autobiographical Musical, On Your Feet!: "You'll Laugh, Cry, and Dance"


"Come on, shake your body, baby, do the conga."

That's what Miami's Cuban princess Gloria Estefan demands of you when she, her husband Emilio, and the Nederlander Organization bring the Estefans' autobiographical musical, On Your Feet! to Broadway next fall.

"I'm so excited!" la cantante expresses. "We have a dream team working on it. Everything has fallen into place so beautifully. We're all so excited about the entire process."

See also: Gloria Estefan Inducted Into Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame: "I Am So Honored and Blessed"

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Miami's Palo! Talks Latin Grammy Nomination: "Whatever Happens, We Feel We Already Won"

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"Whatever happens, we feel we already won," says Palo! pianist Steve Roitstein from Las Vegas as he waits to find out whether his Miami Afro-Cuban funk five-piece's record Palo! Live will win the 2014 Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Tropical Album.

"Submitting the album was daunting. Not the process, which the Latin Grammys made easy, but knowing that hundreds of artists from 25, 26 countries are entering their work for only five nominations."

See also: "Miami Cubonics": A Ten-Word Guide, According to Palo!'s Steve Roitstein

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Anthony Bourdain and Iggy Pop Hang in Miami: "Two Old Dudes on a Beach"

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The duke of food porn meets the godfather of punk.

As Miami New Times food blog Short Order reports, Anthony Bourdain has been spotted lurking about our subtropical shores shooting a likely Miami episode of his enormously popular CNN show, Parts Unknown.

So far, Bourdain's scarfed a medianoche sandwich. He's deftly deployed the #Miami hashtag. He's gotten his ass beat by MMA master Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu.

And yes, he's apparently even squeezed in some beach time with Miami resident and rock 'n' roll legend Iggy Pop.

See also: Five Signs You Might Be a Shitty Guitarist

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Rick Ross Makes a Workout Video

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Eat lemon-pepper wings and drop body mass like a Bawse!

"Rozay, how you lose all that weight?"

He once tipped the scales at 160 kilos. (Or 350 pounds for those hustlers not "in the distribution.") But big homie's recently shed the equivalent of a modest midweek cocaine shipment.

And in a new workout video for Funny or Die, Rick Ross, "hood billionaire and fitness guru," provides the answers and secrets behind his Bawsely slim down.

"I follow a strict daily workout routine," he barks. "And now you can too, right here with #RossFit."

See also: Rick Ross Bets Miami Heat Will Beat LeBron and the Cavs: "I'll Put a 100 Grand on That"

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Marley Family Launches Bob Marley Natural, "World's First Global Cannabis Brand"

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As Bob Marley once said: "Herbs are good for every-ting."

Indeed, mon. And now Momma Marley and many of Bob's children have actually gotten into the ganja-selling game.

The family just launched Marley Natural, "the world's first global cannabis brand," set to start peddling product to potheads and Rastas in "late 2015."

There will be "heirloom cannabis strains, including some of Bob's Jamaican favorites," as well as "cannabis- and hemp-infused lotions and balms" and all kinds of weedy trinkets.

See also: Bob Marley: The Story of Selling Reggae's Biggest Star to "the White World"

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Uncle Luke and 2 Live Crew Reuniting for "One Night Only" at LIV Miami


Get ready to pull out your "Me So Horny," "Pop That Coochie," and "We Want Some Pussy" dance moves, because the 2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice, Brother Marquis, and Uncle Luke are reuniting for "one night only" this Thanksgiving's Eve at LIV Miami.

The crew has not performed with the four members that made those songs famous since November 1991 in Houston, Texas, where they played with the Geto Boys.

Stanley Cobble, former Luke Records Southwest region record promoter, was there for that show, and he knows just how powerful they are when all their forces are aligned. Here's what he had to say about Miami Bass, records and tapes, and the dancers.

See also: Win Free Tickets for Uncle Luke and 2 Live Crew Reunion at LIV Miami

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Rick Ross Bets Miami Heat Will Beat LeBron and the Cavs: "I'll Put a 100 Grand on That"


#HeatNation... The Bawse got your back.

Even though he admits LeBron is "one of the greatest, if not the greatest ever," it ain't gonna stop big homie from plotting the demise of King James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In fact, during a recent interview with Funkmaster Flex on NYC's Hot 97, the rapper Rick Ross boasted that he'd drop a hundred stacks on the Miami Heat beating 'Bron-'Bron and his steamers in the 2014 NBA season.

"We most definitely finishing better than the Cavaliers," Rozay say. "I'll put a 100 grand on that."

See also: Proof: Rick Ross Is Florida's Fave Musical Artist

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