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Do you have plans for May 31? Now you do!

Come check out Annie Erin Clark, better known as St. Vincent in the music world. St. Vincent will take “The Stage” (voted Miami’s Best Bar) this Thursday, May 31st as she performs in our city for the very first time.

Clark’s love and passion for music began at the young age of 12 when she learned to play guitar. Over the years, she has been a part of The Polyphonic Spree and was also a member of Sufjan Stevens’ touring band. Shortly after in 2006, Clark decided to start her own band and she released her debut album Marry Me in 2007.

Over the years, Clark has been touring across the United States and Europe gaining fans of all ages and stages. Just last month she made headlines in the LA Times after her great performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Clark’s music is known for its wide array of arrangements and instruments, and her lyrics are said to have double meanings. Her musical style is a blend of indie rock, pop, and jazz. Are you excited to see her? I am! Here’s a little preview…

The evening is brought to you by Mute Miami, a young local production company striving to un-mute great music and expose artists who have never visited our city. Can’t wait to hear of who they’ll bring next… Tickets are still available for $25 or $30 at the door. For more info visit stagemiami.com.

 

 

Under the FITNESS section you’ll be able to find quite a variety of fitness and health related posts. Sometimes, I’ll share my workout of the day. Other times I may give you my take on a gym, box, or class I visited. Once in a while, I’ll post updates on researched nutritional advice, while other times I may have free giveaways to local gyms…

Now you’re probably thinking, what makes you an expert? Truth is, I am by no means a trained professional. I may have taken a college course here and there (nutrition, weight-training and even yoga). But I’m definitely not a fitness guru. What I can tell you is that I love working out and I’ve tried just about everything. Over the years,  I’ve experimented with weight-lifting, taking yoga and pilates classes, crossfit/interval training, and even working out at home doing P90x & Insanity. I’ve done my share of marathons and soon I’ll have to start training for a full. (I’d also like to do a triathlon sometime, but I’m afraid I may disappear after so much cardio.) All in all, I love working out and eating healthy. It’s a daily choice and it’s a big part of my life. Please hear me when I say, I don’t have an ideal image that I think everyone should attain. I just think YOU should be the BEST YOU that you can be! While it definitely helps me stay fit and lean, I workout because it gives me energy and keeps me happy. Some people can’t live without their cup of coffee, I can’t live without my daily dose of “natural endorphin-high.”

 So, if you’re looking to start a fierce fitness journey, come along and enjoy the ride. Start here: (I found this on Pinterest, and I think it’s great! It pretty much sums up what I do on a regular basis.)

Eat less CRAP:

Carbonated Drinks

Refined Sugars

Artificial Sweeteners & Colors

Processed Meats

Eat more FOOD

Fruit & Veggies

Organic Lean Proteins

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Drink lots of water

FREE FUN

Have you ever had one of those nights where you have no idea what to do, or where to go? Or perhaps, you just want to have a fun night out without spending hundreds of dollars… You’re not alone! It happens to the best of us, even here in Miami. But we’ll try our best to not let it happen again. From now on, under our FUN section you’ll be able to find several local happenings and sometimes even free events. Here’s our first one:

The DWNTN Miami Concert Series is offering free concerts. This Summer you and your friends can enjoy free shows at the Olympia Theater in the Gusman Center for Performing Arts. Be sure to mark your calendars for June 8th, as Eric Hutchinson and the Jacob Jeffires Band take the stage.

This is not only a fun way to hang with friends, it’s also a great way to find out about up-and-coming new artists!

Doors open at 7pm and the concert is scheduled to begin by 8pm. Don’t forget, it’s first come, first serve and seating is limited. Be sure to arrive early.

Feature Image Credit: Dan Forer

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