Ultra Music Festival Facing $10 Million Lawsuit From Injured Security Guard Erica Mack

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On opening day of Ultra Music Festival 2014, security guard Erica Mack was crushed and critically injured after being trampled by a gatecrashing mob that rushed the festival's fences.

Mack sustained a skull fracture, broken leg, among other injuries. And seven months later, she is still going through rehab for her severely fractured lower limb.

That's why, as NBC 6 South Florida reports, the 29 year old plans to sue Ultra for $10 million.

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Tobacco Road: A Seven-Part, 102-Year History

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Legend has it that Miami was just 15 years old when the city's mayor lost its first liquor license in an illegal poker game with a Miccosukee card shark.

Now, 102 years later, that document has been to hell and back, and Tobacco Road is proof.

The joint has been a reckless, lawless haven for liquor-fueled revelry since its inception, and suffice to say, the record keeping wasn't the joint's top priority. So we've taken the pieces of real history that we could find and patched together a look at the life and death of Tobacco Road.

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Tobacco Road Closing, Becoming Bar Aboard Norwegian Cruise Ship in 2015

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Only three days till Tobacco Road closes.

But today, a news conference was held at the almost-102-year-old club to reaffirm that "Miami's oldest bar will live on."

As reported by Crossfade seven months ago, the Road's staff, led by General Manager Joel Rivera, plans to raise money and move to 69 SW Seventh St. (Donate to the relocation campaign via kickstarter.com/profile/TobaccoRoad.)

However, the real news from this afternoon's media event: Tobacco Road has brokered a deal for a bar on a new Norwegian cruise ship, the Escape, debuting in November 2015.

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DJ Khaled Checks Into Miami Hospital

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A now-deleted selfie of Khaled receiving oxygen therapy.

Suffering From Success is a lifelong condition.

And last night DJ Khaled checked into Aventura Hospital because, as the title track off his most recent album explains, "The price of fame, shit real."

Though the actual cause of the big man's visit remains a mystery, his stay might have been related to the perils of being "We the Best!"

But probably it just had to do with high blood pressure.

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MTV EMA 2014 Broadcasting From Miami: Nick Jonas, Jake Miller, Fifth Harmony

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No, Miami's not in Europe ... But why not kick off the MTV EMA with Nick Jonas in the 305?

Contrary to popular belief, Miami is not part of South America. Nor is it in Europe. But that's not stopping MTV from kicking off its Europe Music Awards with a special live pre-party, straight from the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park.

The big show is being staged in Glasgow, Scotland, but the shindig heats up here with performances from VMA Artist to Watch winners Fifth Harmony, Miami's locally-grown Jake Miller, and Nick Jonas, previously known as the eldest Jonas Brother, of course. Plus, Nick Cannon and Awkward's Molly Tarlov will be there.

Tickets to the event are totally free. Disclaimer: Tween screams may be heard from at least three miles away.

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Tobacco Road's Last Call Closing Party: "Say Goodbye With Good Booze and Good Bands"

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After nearly 102 years, Tobacco Road is closing.

It's been seven months since longtime owner Patrick Gleber told Crossfade that Miami's oldest bar would soon be shuttering its doors. (The Road property was bought for $12.5 million by real estate developers in 2012.) And at the time, he said: "The landlord hasn't exactly been like, 'You're gone in one more year.'"

But now, finally, the end has come.

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Life in Color 2014 Adds to Miami Lineup: Borgore, Juicy J, Nervo, Adventure Club

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Goop junkies, your time is nigh.

The Life in Color Festival is back and bigger than ever, threatening a full two days' worth of paint-splattering, beat-dropping madness. The fest has been slowly revealing its 2014 lineup with a neat series of live-painting portraits by LA-based artist David Garibaldi

And what does LIC's latest colorful mugs reveal ... A little bit of house, a little bit of electro, a little bit of dubstep, and some trippy double-cup music.

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Mansion Opens New '80s-Themed Cocktail Bar

Starting this weekend, Mansion's VIP bar will never look the same.

When you think South Beach megaclub, you think excess, sexy dancers, hand-crafted cocktails ... Wait, do you?

This weekend, SoBe's Mansion will unveil the Cocktails & Dreams bar as part of its new weekly Mansion Made Me Do It party.

The bar is all '80s wham and glam. And yes, there will be near-naked dancers.

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Baauer and Boys Noize Cancel Run X Tour "Due to Deadlines Around New Music"


Sorry, Miami.

You're not about to get your Baauer fix. And you're not going to get any Boys Noize either.

The two bass producers canceled their joint tour citing "deadlines around new music." But we kind of feel like that's the sort of thing that should be considered before you schedule a tour. But if that's the excuse they wanna use, that's the excuse we're taking. These impending albums better be stellar.

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Phil Collins' Comeback Concert in Miami: Only "Three or Four Songs"

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It's been a very long time since Phil Collins played his last concert.

In 2009, Collins suffered a spinal injury. "Somehow during the last Genesis tour, I dislocated some vertebrae in my upper neck and that affected my hands," he explained at the time. "After a successful operation on my neck, my hands still can't function normally. Maybe in a year or so it will change, but for now it is impossible for me to play drums or piano."

Two years later, he officially retired. And even now, after nearly a half decade away from the stage and the spotlight, it seems the Genesis member and solo rocker still isn't entirely fit for, as his reps explain, "a full-on Phill Collins show."

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