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March 08, 2013 | by —LIANA LOZADA | Homepage

300,000 music lovers (and probably Paris Hilton) will flood downtown Miami for Ultra Music Festival, creating tons of traffic

Ready or not, Ultra music madness begins next weekend, beckoning multitudes of fans downtown. Get in the know on the traffic woes sure to ensue… [Downtown Miami]

The City of Miami Beach is in the process of brainstorming a 52-acre Miami Beach Convention Center District. Proposals were submitted last week. Under consideration are new retail spaces, a hotel tower, and jungle-like landscaping. There’s also talk of bulldozing the Jackie Gleason Theater, adding residential buildings, and bringing in Cirque du Soleil. [Curbed Miami]

With 2012 earnings estimated at $45-$60 million, LIV Nightclub is the fourth highest grossing nightclub in America, according to Nightclub and Bar Media Group. In a list of 100 top clubs, LIV was the only non-Vegas spot to break the top five. [Crossfade]

The New York Times asks, “Is anyone having more fun these days than LeBron James?” That answer, and more on James and other athletes’ “joie de vivre,” on page one of the Sunday Times’ sports section. [The New York Times]

Schools of migrating sharks are causing a stir at South Florida beaches. Parts of Deerfield Beach were recently shut down, and beach authorities advice swimmers to remove jewelry or shiny objects before hitting the water. [NBC Miami]

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