Police officers say 17-year-old boy shot in Miami

A 17-year-old male was shot on Friday night near the Athalie Range Park in Miami, according to the Miami Police Department.

Miami Police spokesman Rene Pimentel said detectives were investigating the shooting at Northwest 64th Street and Third Court between Liberty City and Little River.  

“It’s very frustrating because my nieces and my nephews play over here,” Keisha Brown said. 

The crime scene is a block away from Miami Edison Senior High School. 

Pimentel said Miami Fire Rescue took the wounded teenager to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. 

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Miami police officers say 17-year-old boy shot in Liberty City

A 17-year-old male was shot on Friday night near the Athalie Range Park in Miami’s Liberty City, also part of the Little River area, according to the Miami Police Department.

Miami Police spokesman Rene Pimentel said detectives were investigating the shooting at Northwest 64th Street and Third Court.  

“It’s very frustrating because my nieces and my nephews play over here,” Keisha Brown said. 

The crime scene is a block away from Miami Edison Senior High School. 

Pimentel said Miami Fire Rescue took the wounded teenager to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. 

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Overtown Music & Arts Festival begins Saturday

Thousands are expected to attend the Overtown Music & Arts Festival in downtown Miami on Saturday.

There will be performances by CeeLo Green, Keyshia Cole and Tito Puente Jr. The festival will also have a barbecue cook-off, an art expo zone, and fun areas for teenagers and children. 

The Headliner Market Group worked with Miami City Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon and The Green Family Foundation to produce the free family-friendly event. The Pérez Art Museum Miami will be giving away guest passes.

The festival is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Overtown Business and Entertainment District on Northwest Second and Third Avenues between Eight and Tenth Streets. For more information, click here to visit the event’s website or call 786-529-4586.

 

 

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Overtown Music & Arts Festival begins Saturday

Thousands are expected to attend the Overtown Music & Arts Festival in downtown Miami on Saturday.

There will be performances by CeeLo Green, Keyshia Cole and Tito Puente Jr. The festival will also have a barbecue cook-off, an art expo zone, and fun areas for teenagers and children. 

The Headliner Market Group worked with Miami City Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon and The Green Family Foundation to produce the free family-friendly event. The Pérez Art Museum Miami will be giving away guest passes.

The festival is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Overtown Business and Entertainment District on Northwest Second and Third Avenues between Eight and Tenth Streets. For more information, click here to visit the event’s website or call 786-529-4586.

 

 

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Miami Beach teen club no longer appearing on stage with Pink Floyd frontman

Twelve drama participants from the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Teen Club will no longer be appearing on stage Thursday night with Pink Floyd’s frontman, Roger Waters, as he performs for his “Us + Them” tour.

The change comes after many South Floridians have expressed their concerns about Waters and what some believe are his anti-Israel views.

“In light of recent information surrounding this event, the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Teen Club will no longer be participating,” Miami Beach spokeswoman Melissa Berthier said. “Miami Beach is a culturally diverse community and does not tolerate any form of hate.”

The Miami Herald reported Thursday that Waters is a leader of an effort by artists to boycott Israel and previously defended himself on Facebook in 2013, saying that he was not “anti-Israel or anti-Semitic.”

“I am anti-war, anti-apartheid, anti-racist, pro-human rights, pro-peace and pro-self-determination for all peoples,” he wrote.

Waters has compared Israeli treatment of Palestinians to Nazi Germany and South African apartheid.

He unsuccessfully attempted earlier this year to get Radiohead to cancel a concert in Tel Aviv, along with South Africa activist Desmond Tutu, the Herald reported. 

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation posted a message on its website, telling the singer that his “vile messages” were not welcome in Miami, “a community where people of diverse backgrounds and religions celebrate differences and stand together to fight bigotry and hatred.”

“Roger Waters is an outspoken proponent of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which calls into question Israel’s right to exist as the homeland of the Jewish people,” the post read. “His distortions and outright lies about Israel and its policies are outrageous and irrational. And his obsessive fixation on Israel betrays a bigotry that goes far beyond criticism of a nation’s policies.”

As part of the teens’ moment with Waters Thursday at the American Airlines Arena, they were expected to attend a dress rehearsal with the band, receive autographed photos, have prime seating in the orchestra pit for the show and perform a choreographed routine to “Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)” with Waters.

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