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Tony Lorenzo Talks About Kiwanis of Little Havana’s Calle Ocho Festival

12 March 2015

Tony Lorenzo Talks About Kiwanis of Little Havana’s Calle Ocho Festival

In this clip from the #OnlyInMiami show, Tony Lorenzo stopped by the show to talk about this weekend’s Calle Ocho Festival sponsored by the Kiwanis of Little Havana. The event features music and food, and is a fundraiser for the year-round activities of the Kiwanis, which include full scholarships for deserving college students and summer camps for children, among others. For more information about the #CalleOcho2015 festival, visit http://www.carnavalmiami.com. You can also download the Calle Ocho app from Apple’s App Store or the Google Play store. Finally, you can follow @Carnaval_Miami on Twitter for festival updates.

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Sol Ruiz of Picadillo Talks About Carnaval on the Mile in Coral Gables

7 March 2015

Sol Ruiz of Picadillo Talks About Carnaval on the Mile in Coral Gables

Native Miamian, Sol Ruiz, stopped by the show to talk about her music and her band, Picadillo, who will be performing at Carnaval on the Mile on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8. She talked about how the band got together and about their musical influences. She also shared some recent tracks from their recent album. For more information about Carnaval on the Mile, visit carnavalmiami.com/. Picadillo will be playing on the Le Jeune stage on Saturday at 4:20pm and on Sunday at 3:00pm.

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Josie Romero Talks About the M-DCPS Parade of the Stars

5 March 2015

Josie Romero Talks About the M-DCPS Parade of the Stars

Josie Romero stopped by the #OnlyInMiami show to talk about the upcoming Parade of the Stars talent show on Wednesday, March 18 featuring students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The application deadline is this coming Monday, March 9, so if you are or know a talented Miami-Dade student, act quickly! For application information, call 305.261.8383 or e-mail josieromero@dadeschools.net.

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Mayors Cindy Lerner and Phillip Stoddard Talk Conservation and Energy – Only In Miami, Ep. 66

3 March 2015

Mayors Cindy Lerner and Phillip Stoddard Talk Conservation and Energy – Only In Miami, Ep. 66

Episode 66 of the #OnlyInMiami Show began with an editorial by Grant Stern urging residents who care about preserving what is left of native Florida habitat to make their voices heard at the County Commission meeting on Tuesday, March 3 in opposition to the plan to pave over a native pine rockland forest adjacent to Zoo Miami. For ongoing information, visit the Miami Pine Rockland Coalition website, connect with them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

Sebastian Rusk then joined the show to talk about his book, “Social Media Sucks (if you don’t know what you’re doing).” He will be having a book signing at Books and Books next Monday. For more information, visit his website: SebastianRusk.com.

Then, Grant was joined by Pinecrest mayor Cindy Lerner, who talked about her city and her views on conservation, development, and smart growth. Mayor Lerner was then joined by South Miami mayor Phillip Stoddart who talked about FPL’s plan to construct transmission lines along US-1 through Pinecrest, South Miami, and Coral Gables. The two mayors discussed the reasons why FPL was resistant to alternative alignments or underground lines.

JennyLee Molina joined the show to discuss 305 Cafecito and their upcoming event, 305 Day. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/305cafecito.

In the second hour, Grant was joined by Josie Romero of the Miami-Dade Public Schools to talk about the upcoming Parade of the Stars talent show sponsored by the school district. For more information, or to apply to perform, call 305.261.8383 or e-mail josieromero@dadeshools.net.

Drastic Fanatic joined the show to talk a little sports, including a preview of the upcoming baseball season, specifically, the state of the NL East.

Bea Garcia joined the show to talk about the upcoming Formula E series race that will be held on the street of downtown Miami in a few weeks. The motorsports series features electric racecars on city center street courses.

Finally, Sol Ruiz of Picadillo joined the show to talk about her Miami roots, her band Picadillo, and their upcoming performance at Carnaval on the Mile. For more information about the festival, visit carnavalmiami.com

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Tony Guerra Talks About Eats ‘N Beats – Only In Miami Show, Ep. 64

17 February 2015

Tony Guerra Talks About Eats ‘N Beats – Only In Miami Show, Ep. 64

Miami is a city that always has something to do, and on episode 64 of the Only In Miami Show, we featured two local events coming up this weekend: Eats ‘N Beats and the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival.

The show started with guest host Drastic Fanatic talking with Tony Guerra about the 2015 edition of Eats ‘n Beats, a food and music event which will be held Saturday, February 21 in Miami’s Design District. They were joined by Chef Adrienne, who will be one of the featured chefs for the event. The event features local restaurants and chefs who will be offering samples of their menu. There will also be live music and DJs. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.eatsnbeatsmiami.com

We then turned our attention to another big event coming up this weekend: the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival. The Grassroots Festival consists of live music and dance performances, with stages set up around Virginia Key. DJ LaSpam from the Spam All-Stars called in to talk with Michael Mut about his music and his upcoming appearance at the festival. We also got a chance to listen to some of the All-Stars’ music throughout the show. We were also joined Ed Cardona, from Nag Champayons, who talked about the foundations of the band and their current gigs. For more information and to purchase tickets to the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival, visit virginiakeygrassroots.org

We finished up the show talking about the current happenings in the world of sports. We recapped the NBA All-Star Game and all of the surrounding events like the three-point contest and the dunk contest. We also talked a little about upcoming transactions, including Amar’e Stoudamire’s departure from the New York Knicks and where he might end up playing for the rest of the season.

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Chantil Dukart Talks About Her Music and the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival

13 February 2015

Chantil Dukart Talks About Her Music and the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival


Chantil Dukart, local musician, stopped by the show to talk about her musical influences and to share some recent tracks. She started out with classical training, but later fell in love with jazz music. Her music is a mix of jazz, funk, and other popular styles. She will be performing at the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival on Sunday, February 22. For more information about the Grassroots Festival, visit virginiakeygrassroots.com. For more information on Chantil and her music, visit her website at www.chantilmusic.com.

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Mike B. Fernandez discusses memoir Humbled by the Journey – Only In Miami Show Ep. 62 – 2/2/15

4 February 2015

Mike B. Fernandez discusses memoir Humbled by the Journey – Only In Miami Show Ep. 62 – 2/2/15


Episode 62 of the Only In Miami Show began with a remembrance of Jackie Jimenez – who ran #WPMIA and was very involved in building the Miami social media community. Jackie passed away unexpectedly this past week at the age of 28.

This episode features an interview with Mike B. Fernandez, local entrepreneur who discussed his recent memoir, Humbled By the Journey, and his personal #OnlyInMiami story.

Mike arrived in the United States from Cuba in the early 70s as a penniless immigrant to a philanthropic business mogul.  Since then he’s bought, built and/or sold 25 local companies, the most recent of which being the Navarro Pharmacy chain.

Find the memoir at Books & Book or online here: http://www.booksandbooks.com/book/9780990520528

We also interviewed recording artist Chantil Dukart, who’s performing on Sunday, Feb. 22nd at the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival.  You can find out more about her music, featured throughout the episode at www.chantilmusic.com and more about the festival at virginiakeygrassroots.org

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