Shania Twain Announces "My Last Tour," Coming to Miami

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Shania Twain "gonna let it all hang out" one final time.

"Feel like a woman"?

Good. Because '90s pop country superstar Shania Twain just announced the Rock This Country tour, hitting 48 cities from Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg to Nashville, Austin, and even Miami.

Twain has spent the last two years holding down a residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. And Rock This Country will be her first road trip in over a decade. But it'll be her final one too.

"This is my last tour, so I'm going to make the most of it," Twain told Good Morning America today. "I want to go out with a bang."

There will never be another chance to exercise your "prerogative to have a little fun." Check the cut for Shania Twain's Rock This Country tour dates.

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Madonna Announces Rebel Heart 2015 World Tour, Kicking Off in Miami

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Madonna, just following her Rebel Heart from Miami to L.A., Berlin, Turin, and Amsterdam.

She's been blessed with a Rebel Heart.

From "Like a Virgin" to Sex to asking Ultra Music Festival ravers to pinpoint the whereabouts of Molly... Madonna Louise Ciccone has always defied her detractors, her censors, her critics. And she's never apologized.

Now 56, she's about to release a new album, the aforementioned Rebel Heart. She's dressing like her Blonde Ambition-era self again. She's calling out the ageists who insist she should quit. And naturally, she's plotting another world tour.

So far, there are 35 shows in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. And the entire thing kicks off at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

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Jukely, Unlimited Concerts App, Launches in Miami: "We're Making Music Social Again"

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Pay just $25 a month and Jukely will get you into live shows every night.

What's the last time you spent money to go see a band you've never heard of before? Never, right? Well, you're not alone.

Today, the money in the music industry's in concerts and touring. Still, most people won't spend their hard earned cash on a ticket unless they're big fans of the headliner.

Instead of getting acquainted with an act at a venue, we'd rather familiarize ourselves with an artist's work on Spotify, Soundcloud, or iTunes, before committing to a $35 ticket.

Jukley is a new app that lets you attend an unlimited number of live shows, for a flat $25 monthly fee. And it just launched in Miami.

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New Times' Artopia 2015 Music Lineup: Jolt Radio, Limited Fanfare, and More!

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Eat. Drink. Ogle the art.

Feeling fancy?

Well, that's convenient. Because it's nearly time for New Times' Artopia 2015, the latest edition of our annual jubilee in honor of "Miami's best artists, musicians, fashion designers, culinary masters, and cocktail creators."

As we've done on this occasion since 2010, we will also be giving out MasterMind Awards (i.e. a giant check for $1,000) to three of the Magic City's most intriguing creative types.

There's gonna be loads of fine art, pretty people, gourmet food, free drinks. Oh, and did we mention the DJs, bands, and other forms of auditory entertainment?

Just check the cut to meet New Times' Artopia 2015 music lineup.

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Ricky Martin and Simon Cowell Searching for "Next Ultimate Latino Boy Band" in Miami

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Ricky Martin, searching for súper estrellas.

Who will be the next Ricky Martin?

The Puerto Rican heartthrob started his career, shakin' that bon-bon as a member of legendary Latin boy band Menudo when he was just 12 years old.

Now lil' Kiki is all grown up (actually, he's 43) and he's teaming up with Simon Cowell -- the man behind American Idol, The X Factor, and even One Direction -- to launch a new TV talent show, La Banda, set to seach for las próximas súper estrellas masculinas de la música latina.

There will be auditions in six cities, from Los Angeles to San Juan, and yes, Miami too.

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The Bend Liquor Lounge Opens in Old Miami Lakes Bar Busted for Gambling and Drugs

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The Bend: Brew, booze, and lots of history.

"Liquor in the front, party in the rear."

That's the motto of The Bend Liquor Lounge, a new '70s-style boozing spot in Miami Lakes.

But it's also a snappy way to describe the former occupant of 6844 NW 169 St., a strip-mall dive (and 2013 recipient of New Times' Best of Miami award for Bar, North) called Our Place.

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Cafeina Launching Wynwood Piano Bar

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Courtesy of Wynwood Piano Bar

Does Wynwood really need a piano bar?

Well, Yvette Naranjo and the Cafeina Wynwood Lounge crew think so. And soon, enthusiasts of ivory tickling can spend one night a week on NW 23rd Street, singing along to Billy Joel's "Piano Man" with a real-life piano man.

"There's no neighborhood bar where everybody interacts and sings," Naranjo says. "I think the people that are coming into the neighborhood would really enjoy sing-alongs and that type of entertainment."

Starting next Thursday (and every Thursday thereafter), Cafeina will transform a back room into Wynwood Piano Bar.

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Pitbull Sues Oakley Over "Pit Bull" Sunglasses

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Armando Christian Pérez is serious about his sunglasses, papo.

Pitbull always bites back.

Especially when you try to snatch his shades.

Case in point: The Miami rapper (born Armando Christian Pérez) has filed a lawsuit in Florida federal court claiming that Oakley, the sports apparel company owned by Luxottica Group S.p.A., is infringing on his "federally-registered Pitbull trademark" by producing a line of Pit Bull sunglasses.

In 2009, as noted in the suit, Pit's Rebelution tour was indeed sponsored by Oakley. So he "regularly wore Oakley-branded sunglasses while performing on stage and in media interviews." But they ain't down like that no more.

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Alex Omes: Cocaine Found at Scene of Death, According to Miami Police

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Alex Omes in the condo apartment where he died.

In the early-morning hours of January 12, Alex Omes died, suddenly and mysteriously, just hours before his lawsuit against Ultra Music Festival would finally go to trial.

Four weeks later, the Miami-Dade County medical examiner has not determined the cause of the Miami nightlife icon and Ultra cofounder's death.

But the City of Miami Police Department has just released the incident report. And it lists Omes' death as "unclassified."

However, "1 clear plastic baggie with suspicious cocaine residue" was found at the scene.

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LIV and Story Miami Still Among Top Ten Clubs in America, Still Make $25 to $45 Million UPDATED

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Have you been to LIV or Story recently? They are making sooo much money off the uhntz-uhntz.

Once again, SoBe's most illustrious megaclubs make the bank and the cut, placing among the top ten in Nightclub & Bar Media Group's 2015 list of the 100 Highest-Grossing Nightclubs, Bars, and Lounges in the U.S.

Meanwhile, downtown Miami party palace E11even, much as we predicted last year, also made an appearance on the list with an honorable mention.

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