Eyes on Miami: Issa Rae, Bow Wow, Gucci Mane, Keyshia Ka’Oir and Others

It's not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot. Every week, in collaboration with WorldRedEye, New Times brings you a solid recap of all the recent experiences you might have missed around Miami. It's impossible to be everywhere, but hey, we can try to keep our Eyes on Miami. March 7Bow Wow at Rotation Wednesdays at LIV: Bow Wow took over LIV to celebrate his birthday week and the release of a new single. De La Ghetto World Red Eye March 8De La Ghetto at Mentirosa Thursdays at LIV: Party goers enjoyed an awesome performance by De La Ghetto at LIV, where he performed his hits “Tu te Imaginas”, “Siente el Boom”, and “Sensación del Bloque.” Keshia Ka'Oir and Gucci Mane World Red Eye Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’Oir at Story: Everything was Gucci Thursday night as Gucci Mane and his wife Keyshia Ka’Oir partied it up at Story. Sabrina Claudio World Red Eye Escape The Current Reveal Party at W Fort Lauderdale: W Fort Lauderdale revealed its new $55 million dollar renovations Thursday with a stellar party that included DJ White Shadow. The celebration started at El Vez, the hotel’s new Stephen Starr restaurant and then moved up to the Wet Deck for a live performance by Billboard Next Up Artist Sabrina Claudio. The hotel also debuted their fashion exhibit with nightlife personality Susanne Bartsch. March 92 Chainz and Lil Wayne at LIV on Sunday: Church was in session Sunday night as rappers 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne hit up LIV.R3hab at Story: R3hab did "not stop rockin" at Story, keeping a wave of wild party goers ready for the weekend. Cris Cab Performance at Faena Theater: Miami’s own Cris Cab brought his unique blend of reggae, soul and pop to Faena Miami Beach for a dance-worthy performance at the opulent Continue Reading

Red Bulls’ winless streak hits 11 games against L.A. Galaxy and Beckham

Two teams going in entirely different directions met up at Giants Stadium Friday night. The Los Angeles Galaxy celebrated the return of David Beckham to the team and MLS with three first-half goals en route to a rousing 3-1 victory over the Red Bulls. "We did it with style," Beckham said of the Galaxy's fourth consecutive win. The reeling Red Bulls (2-14-4, 10 points) continued their descent into MLS hell with another disappointing performance as they extended their winless streak to 11 games. Red Bulls coach Juan Carlos Osorio admitted he was embarrassed by the team's play in the opening 45 minutes. "I feel sorry," he said. "I want to apologize to the fans." Beckham helped bring out a season-high crowd of 23,238 to Giants Stadium, but he was hardly the reason the Galaxy (6-3-9, 27) dominated the match. Landon Donovan and Eddie Lewis both scored and set up the other's goals after Montvale, N.J., product Alecko Eskandarian gave the Galaxy the lead in the third minute. Red Bulls captain Juan Pablo Angel made the score respectable by converting a penalty kick in the 87th minute, although he had another saved by goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts in stoppage time. "It's extremely hard to take," Angel said. "They scored three unbelievable goals. It was hard to come back." Beckham hardly was a factor. His corner kick started the sequence to Donovan's goal in the 31st minute. Booed whenever he took a free kick, Beckham left to some sarcastic cheers when he was replaced in the 70th minute. "I didn't think we'd get as much out of him as we did tonight," Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said. Donovan showed a lot of energy for someone who came in on a red-eye special Friday morning after attending the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The U.S. national team was named winner of the Best Upset honors for its 2-0 stunner vs. Spain in the FIFA Confederations Cup. "I'm in a place now that it doesn't matter when I arrive," Donovan Continue Reading

Emily the Strange is seein’ red – and green, and blue

Cartoon icon Emily the Strange has left the dark reaches of her twisted world to become part of the colorful world of Manic Panic NYC for an exclusive line of hair products and cosmetics. The new product line, which made its debut at the Las Vegas MAGIC Fashion and Apparel Tradeshow in late August, will include the Amplified Hair Coloring Kit featuring Semi-Purrmanent Hair Color, Nail Paw-Lish, and Strange Strips clip-on hair extensions. CHECK OUT SOME OF THE COLORS AND PRODUCTS FROM THE EMILY LINEThe Manic Panic Emily hair products feature a myriad of colors with fun names that will resonate with Emily fans, such as Purrrple, Sabbath Black (Emily's favorite), I'm Seeing Red - which glows under black light - and Back to the Fuchsia. All are made with the new "Amplified" formula, which is stronger and lasts longer than the classic Manic Panic dye. Manic Panic founders Tish and Snooky Bellomo said that Emily the Strange's image as a counterculture, do-it-yourself icon is a great fit with Manic Panic products. "Emily exudes the attitude and creative spirit Manic Panic has built its reputation on ... and because she resonates with today's young rockers, she's a natural choice for us," said Snooky.The products are affordable: Amplified Hair Coloring Kits, which include one 4-ounce jar of semi-permanent hair color, plastic gloves, applicator brush, plastic cap and multilingual instructions, run just $16. The Nail Paw-Lish costs $6, while the 18-inch and 10-inch Glam Strips will cost you $8 and $6 respectively. SEE MORE EMILY THE STRANGE COLLECTIBLES AND SPINOFFSThe Manic Panic Emily line is just another addition to the web of products that have sprung up around the Emily character. Keep an eye out for her upcoming HarperCollins young adult novel, video game and clothing line. Want to get your paws on the new Manic Panic Emily hair products and cosmetics? Check out www.manicpanic.com and www.emilystrange.com and retail stores soon. Continue Reading

Yankees count on Hughes, Joba to save face against Red Sox on draft scorecard

One suspects that Brian Cashman is holding his breath, hoping those sterling back-to-back efforts by Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain against the free-swinging Detroit Tigers were finally the start of something big and not just another isolated tease from his "franchise" pitching prodigies. This was, after all, Cashman's grand design - a homegrown rotation of power arms, led by Hughes, Chamberlain and Ian Kennedy - fortifying the Yankees for the next decade. Hughes' six shutout innings on Tuesday followed by Chamberlain's seven innings of three-hit, one-run ball were particularly timely in that they coincided with Johan Santana once again demonstrating why he's such a special pitcher. And they came on the heels of that embarrassing three-game sweep in Boston. Indeed, if ever there was an indictment of the Yankees' scouting and player development system it was last Sunday night, during the 4-1 loss to the Red Sox that was punctuated by Jacoby Ellsbury's steal of home, Justin Masterson's 5.1 innings of one-run pitching and rookie Michael Bowden's two innings of shutout relief - as it further underscored what a thorough beating the Red Sox have given the Yankees in the amateur draft over the last eight years. Read it and weep, Yankee legions: Since 2001, the Red Sox out of the draft have produced four regulars, Kevin Youkilis, Dustin Pedroia, Ellsbury and injured shortstop Jed Lowrie, plus pitchers Jonathan Papelbon, Jon Lester, Masterson and Manny Delcarmen, with Clay Buchholz, Bowden and Daniel Bard on the cusp. The Yankees have only Hughes, Chamberlain, Brett Gardner and rookie relievers Mark Melancon and Phil Coke to show from their picks. Of Boston's group, only Ellsbury was a first-round pick. The Yankees' No. 1 draft picks since 2001: Bronson Sardinha, Jon S. Skaggs, John-Ford Griffin, Brandon Weeden, Eric Duncan, Hughes, C.J. Henry, Kennedy, Andrew Brackman and last year's disaster, Gerrit Cole, the Southern California high school pitcher who they didn't Continue Reading

Allure magazine picks the men’s products women crave

Every woman's seen her beauty stash dwindle because of grabby guys who appreciate a pricey moisturizer. In its October issue (on stands now), Allure mag reports on the stuff girls are stealing from their dudes' toiletry cases, from black pepper body wash to a high-tech razor. The next time he complains, make sure to catch him red-handed with your under-eye cream. That'll put an end to his griping. HOW TO GO FIRST CLASS MALE: 1. Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Bar Soap, $3.99 at www.burtsbees.com 2. Anthony Logistics for Men Shave Cream, $15 at www.anthony.com 3. Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer, $14 at www.getjackblack.com 4. Nivea for Men Energizing Face Scrub, $5.99 at www.walgreens.com 5. Dior Homme Smoothing Revitalizing Eye Serum, $45 at Dior Homme Boutique, 17 E. 57th St. 6. Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Cream, $20 at www.aveda.com7. Lancome Men Hydrix Moisturizing Micro-Nutrient Balm, $30 at www.lancomeusa.com8. Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Body Wash, $25 at www.moltonbrown.com9. Gillette Fusion Power Phantom Razor, $11.99 at www.cvs.com Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Instant analysis: UC shows offensive firepower in Red-Black basketball scrimmage

Attention, number crunchers: Kyle Washington scored 25 points in the University of Cincinnati's Red-Black open basketball scrimmage Saturday afternoon. Cane Broome and Keith Williams each had 20. Good stuff, but UC coach Mick Cronin looked beyond all that after the 2017-18 Bearcats made their first public appearance at their temporary home, Northern Kentucky University's BB&T Arena. A crowd estimated at 2,000-plus watched.A quick analysis: Inside depth will be keyUC is ranked No. 13 nationally in the preseason USA Today Coaches poll, but Cronin knows the Bearcats will not make any headway unless his regulars have help. While senior forward Washington surprised no one with his 25 points and junior point guard/transfer Broome continued to fulfill his billing with his 20, the 20 by freshman shooting guard Williams were among things that caught Cronin's eye.Not to mention,16 points from sophomore forward Tre Scott and a 14-point, 11-rebound, four-block performance by sophomore center Nysier Brooks."A big key for us, if you ask me, has got to be Tre and Nysier off the bench, where we don't have a drop-off," Cronin said.Washington and fellow senior forward Gary Clark (11 points, seven rebounds Saturday) are the inside anchors, but UC otherwise did not get much from its big men last season. That must change if UC wants a deep NCAA Tournament run, because of the Bearcats' ample firepower at the guard spots.Scott and Brooks averaged a combined 5.5 points per game last season, in limited minutes."We can play at a pace we want to play at with Kyle and Gary, when they're out of the game," Cronin said. "Last year, (Scott and Brooks) were freshmen. I think both of those guys are going to be huge factors for us." Well-stocked at guardThe backcourt includes Broome and fellow junior left-hander Justin Jenifer, who are dueling for the point guard role. Broome is the presumed leader, with his quickness and scoring ability. Broome and Jenifer each played one Continue Reading

Beauty editors reveal the products they swear by

Each month, magazines bring you advice on which eye shadows are hot, what the most flattering haircut is for your face shape and which self-tanners work for pale skin. But have you ever wondered how beauty editors know all this? In reality, it's because beauty experts have free products and procedures hurled at them. It may not seem fair - why do they get endless supplies of Chanel lip gloss, and all you get at work is an endless supply of paper clips? - but expertise is the name of the game. Without batting an eyelash, a beauty editor can tell you definitively what the best cleanser is, how to get away with not washing your hair for four days, what on earth a peptide is, why the jasmine in perfumes is picked at night and the difference between alpha and beta hydroxy acid. The advice you see in magazines each month is just a fraction of the actual knowledge they possess. I'm here to share with you. "MUST" List: The Products in Every Beauty Editor's Cabinet CETAPHIL FACE WASH, $7.99 Dermatologists swear by it for a reason - it's gentle enough for even the most sensitive, dry or trouble-prone skin. When the mere thought of washing your face is enough to make your skin inflamed, this is your product. Beloved whether you're 16 or 60. KIEHL'S LIP BALM #1, $8.50 Combats chapped lips like nobody's business, lasts for hours and comes in both a pot and a tube version. Plus, it's unisex and scent-free, so the man in your life won't whine that you taste like mango-pomegranate-kiwi (and then probably steal it for himself). SHU UEMURA EYELASH CURLER, $18 Okay, so it kind of looks like a mechanical torture device. Don't let that scare you. Use before applying mascara, and your eyelashes will be twice as defined, as if by magic. It's the best thing this side of false eyelashes. BUMBLE AND BUMBLE DOES IT ALL STYLING SPRAY, $23Whether your hair is curly or straight, frizzy or limp, thick or thin, this medium-hold hair spray Continue Reading

The Running Doc discusses the causes and cures of the swimming pool condition called “red eye”

Dear Running Doc: I read your column every week and hope you know something about swimming and red eyes. I have been watching the news and they say there is a recent report from the CDC that says the red eyes I get when swimming in my home swimming pool is due to a reaction between the chlorine and urine and or sweat. Doc, I am 55 years old, I live in Roslyn, New York, and have my own private pool in my backyard. The only people that swim in this pool are my wife and I. Neither one of us urinates in our pool. And yet, my eyes get red after I swim a few laps. What am I missing or what is the CDC missing? James G. Roslyn, NY. FOLLOW THE DAILY NEWS ON FACEBOOK. CLICK HERE TO “LIKE.” Thank you for the question, James, and thank you for reading my column every week. I, too, have seen the news reports of the "new" CDC report blaming urine and sweat combining with chlorine. First let me just say that this report was only part of the report the CDC put up on its website in 2013. I totally agree that this may be a cause of red eyes for some people at indoor pools but not the majority. Here is how I know: Back when I was a kid living on Long Island, I was a Nassau County lifeguard and taught swimming at Rolling Hills Day Camp in Albertson, N.Y. I was additionally responsible for checking the pH and chlorine count hourly as so many children would go in and out of the pool. The chlorine level needed to be 1-3 mg/L or parts per million (ppm) and the pH needed to be between 7.2 and 7.8 for maximum germ killing power. When these levels were off, more red eyes appeared. Therefore, James, I would suggest that you check your home pool regularly with a home tester that you can easily buy at a local pool store or on Amazon.com. Also note that cheaper products of chlorine and pH stabilizers have cheaper additives that are also eye irritants. Make sure that you have good quality products. Travelzoo, a publisher of travel deals, has Continue Reading

Suge Knight’s lawyer says mogul legally blind in one eye, didn’t see people hit in alleged fatal hit-and-run: ‘How can he go left if he can’t see?’

Suge Knight’s failing eyesight will be a focal point of his murder defense, his lawyer said Wednesday. Knight is legally blind in his left eye and was reeling from punches to his face when he gunned his engine Jan. 29 and unintentionally killed Terry Carter in the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers in Compton, Calif., lawyer Matthew Fletcher told the Daily News. Considering the alleged handicap, it wasn’t a viable option for Knight to veer left down the street behind Tam’s after he first reversed to escape a physical confrontation at his driver-side window, the lawyer said. "How can he go left if he can’t see?” Fletcher asked rhetorically. Knight believed he was the victim of an armed assault and had no choice but to flee forward and accidentally mow down Cle “Bone” Sloan and Carter, Fletcher said. “This was a literal presentation of being blindsided. He was attacked on his blind side,” the lawyer said. “To me it seems obvious. He’s being punched in the face, he can’t see.” Fletcher reiterated his prior argument that Knight also had a right to stand his ground and drive forward because if he reversed down the street or turned wildly and then crashed, he would have been a sitting duck. “If you are reasonably in fear for your life, with two or three men attacking you, you have the right not only to fight back but to pursue the person who put you in that peril,” Fletcher told The News. The lawyer said California jury instruction No. 505 is clear when it states that a defendant claiming justifiable homicide "is not required to retreat” and can even “pursue an assailant until the danger of (death or great bodily harm) has passed.” Fletcher questioned why Los Angeles County prosecutors charged Knight with murder when they declined to file charges against Thomas Greer, an 80-year-old Long Beach, Calif., man who Continue Reading

St. John’s G Rysheed Jordan to be ruled academically ineligible for fall semester, future with Red Storm in jeopardy

St. John’s guard Rysheed Jordan is expected to be ruled academically ineligible to play in the fall semester of the 2015-16 season and it’s possible he may not play again for the Red Storm, two sources told the Daily News. The 6-4 guard averaged 14.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 2014-15, his sophomore year. If he were to return, he would be the program’s most established and top player. However, even as he was emerging from an inconsistent start to the season — one during which he lost his starting job before regaining it — Jordan was apparently not keeping his academics in order. It’s possible that the Philadelphia product was planning a jump to the pros; players who do not intend to return to school often let their classroom work slide as they turn their full attention to basketball. Jordan, however, did not end the season as a likely 2015 NBA draft pick. That doesn’t mean he has no shot to make an NBA roster this coming season if he leaves school; JaKarr Sampson left St. John’s after the 2013-14 season, went undrafted and earned a spot on the Philadelphia 76ers. A source close to the St. John’s program said a departure is not a done deal. Jordan has been told what he must do in school during the summer session and fall semester in order to be able to play from mid-December through March. He is expected to meet with new coach Chris Mullin in the coming week, and a decision could be made then on whether he will continue at St. John’s. However, a source close to Jordan said that he already has told those close to him in Philadelphia that his time with the Johnnies is through. Jordan chose St. John’s after former coach Steve Lavin prevailed over UCLA and Temple in a hotly contested recruiting battle. Things have not always gone smoothly, although he has played well. This past season he went on a leave of absence — which lasted only one game — because of a family Continue Reading