On This Day in Miami History: The World’s Fastest Speedway Falls

September 18, 2014 | by mercedes vallina

The Fulford-Miami Speedway—then the fastest race track in the world—played host to one single race before its destruction in 1926 by the Great Miami Hurricane.

Earl DeVoreEarl DeVore in a Miller special race car at the Fulford-Miami Speedway in 1926.

In 1925, Miami was home to the world’s fastest speedway, the Fulford-Miami Speedway, located on what was then Flagler Boulevard (an area now occupied by Greynolds Park in the Sky Lake neighborhood). Conceived by Miami Beach builder and auto enthusiast Carl Fisher and built with the help of Ray Harroun, the first winner of the 1911 Indy 500, the 1.25-mile wood track boasted 50-degree banked turns, which were drastically greater than the 31-degree turns at the Daytona International Speedway. Steep banks dictated driving speeds of 110 miles per hour or more to avoid sliding off the track. >>Read More

 

See Your Two Favorite 'I Love Lucy' Episodes Live

September 06, 2014 | by jordi lippe

I Love Lucy Live on Stage brings the Tropicana to life at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

I Love Lucy on Stage.

A scene from I Love Lucy Live on Stage.

Fifty-seven years after the final episode of I Love Lucy aired on TV, audiences are still captivated by Lucy’s flamboyant red hair, her latin love, Ricky Ricardo, and their effortlessly entertaining antics. With that infinite nostalgia in mind, the memory and the spirit of these beloved characters come to life in I Love Lucy Live on Stage. >>Read More

 

Beatriz Milhazes' First US Exhibit; Brickell Bike Culture

September 01, 2014 | by STEPHANIE DUNN

The latest culture news from Miami.

PAMM’s "Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico" 

Beatriz Milhazes, Chora, menino (Cry, Boy), 1996.Beatriz Milhazes, Chora, menino (Cry, Boy), 1996.

The kaleidoscopic works of Beatriz Milhazes will be on display at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, marking the Brazilian abstract artist’s first exhibition in the United States. With more than 40 large-scale paintings, collages, and screen prints—as well as two new paintings made specifically for PAMM’s presentation—“ Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico” will span 25 years of the artist’s prolific career, including such works as Dancing and Chora, menino (Cry, Boy; shown above). Fittingly, the domestic debut is being made in a city both as tropical and modern as the works being showcased. “Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico” is on display September 19-January 18 at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-375-3000 >>Read More


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