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  1. Miami Dance Music Awards!

    Huge Tk Disco Recording Artist Surprise At The Mdma's!
  2. Miami Dance Music Awards!

    The Miami Dance Music Awards & Honors were created to acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of South Florida DJ’S, Club Owners, Producers, Recording Artist, Promoters, Radio Personalities and South Florida music & entertainment legends who’s creative efforts and imagination laid down the sight and sounds which helped transform Miami & South Florida to the Dance music mecca, that it is today. Please join us in a celebration 30 years in the making while we honor and award the following artist & individuals who are scheduled to attend. Producers/ Remixers: Lewis Martinee ( Expose, Sequal, Pet Shop Boys & More ) Bob Rosenberg ( Will 2 Power, 2 Live Crew, Wild Mary’s & More ) Pretty Tony Butler (Trinere, Debbie Deb, Freestyle & More ) Avy Gonzalez ( Genuine Parts, The Beat Club, Nancy Martinez & More ) Tolga Katas (Stevie B, Linear, Rayguell & More ) DJ’s & Radio Personalities Bo Griffin ( Power 96, Hot 105) Stu Elliott ( I-95,96 X,Y-100) Felix Sama (Power 96, Hot 105, La Mega 94.9) Gino Latino ( Power 96, Zol 95 ) Legendary Disco DJ’s Joe Lender of Scaramouche, Jimmy Yu of The Mutiny & Honey For The Bears Artist Original members of Expose - Sandee & Laurie Miller Will 2 Power ( Performing ) Secret Society ( Performing ) Nice & Wild ( Performing ) Erotic Exotic Sequal Connie ( Performing ) Ray Guell ( Performing ) Breezy Beat MC ( Performing ) Genuine Parts ( Performing ) And more with many more to follow! A lifetime achievement award will be presented to the legendary label owner Henry Stone of TK Disco, Hot Productions & many other hit releasing record labels who brought us such artist as KC & The Sunshine Band, Celi Bee, Anita Ward, Peter Brown, Betty Wright, Latimore, Company B, Debbie Deb, Foxy and countless more! For more on Henry Stone please visit www.HenryStoneMusic.com A very special " Promoters " award, the Alayon,Jacobs,Held award named after 3 of South Florida’s top record promoters & agents, Mario Alayon, Artie Jacobs and Fred Held who are no longer with us will be presented to Winter Music Conference founder and promoter, DJ Bill Kelly. Many special guests will be on hand, red carpet gala entrance with media buzzing, video displays, special guest presenters and lots more! Please stay tune for more as we are waiting on many other Miami Dance Music Legends to confirm their attendance! Visit www.305Disco.com for updates & details!
  3. The Miami Dance Music Awards & Honors were created to acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of South Florida DJ’S, Club Owners, Producers, Recording Artist, Promoters, Radio Personalities and South Florida music & entertainment legends who’s creative efforts and imagination laid down the sight and sounds which helped transform Miami & South Florida to the Dance music mecca, that it is today. Please join us in a celebration 30 years in the making while we honor and award the following artist & individuals who are scheduled to attend. Producers/ Remixers: Lewis Martinee ( Expose, Sequal, Pet Shop Boys & More ) Bob Rosenberg ( Will 2 Power, 2 Live Crew, Wild Mary’s & More ) Pretty Tony Butler (Trinere, Debbie Deb, Freestyle & More ) Avy Gonzalez ( Genuine Parts, The Beat Club, Nancy Martinez & More ) Tolga Katas (Stevie B, Linear, Rayguell & More ) DJ’s & Radio Personalities Bo Griffin ( Power 96, Hot 105) Stu Elliott ( I-95,96 X,Y-100) Felix Sama (Power 96, Hot 105, La Mega 94.9) Gino Latino ( Power 96, Zol 95 ) Legendary Disco DJ’s Joe Lender of Scaramouche, Jimmy Yu of The Mutiny & Honey For The Bears Artist Original members of Expose - Sandee & Laurie Miller Will 2 Power ( Performing ) Secret Society ( Performing ) Nice & Wild ( Performing ) Erotic Exotic Sequal Connie ( Performing ) Ray Guell ( Performing ) Breezy Beat MC ( Performing ) Genuine Parts ( Performing ) And more with many more to follow! A lifetime achievement award will be presented to the legendary label owner Henry Stone of TK Disco, Hot Productions & many other hit releasing record labels who brought us such artist as KC & The Sunshine Band, Celi Bee, Anita Ward, Peter Brown, Betty Wright, Latimore, Company B, Debbie Deb, Foxy and countless more! For more on Henry Stone please visit www.HenryStoneMusic.com A very special " Promoters " award, the Alayon,Jacobs,Held award named after 3 of South Florida’s top record promoters & agents, Mario Alayon, Artie Jacobs and Fred Held who are no longer with us will be presented to Winter Music Conference founder and promoter, DJ Bill Kelly. Many special guests will be on hand, red carpet gala entrance with media buzzing, video displays, special guest presenters and lots more! Please stay tune for more as we are waiting on many other Miami Dance Music Legends to confirm their attendance!
  4. On Friday, June 15th 2007 Rudy Gil of Secret Society in association with Dj Noiz from the Grand Bay Hotel and www.305Disco.com present the grand opening of Fusion ," A tropical disco dance experience ", in Coral Gables. We invite you to join us as your host Rudy Gil takes center stage, Dj Noiz will be providing an eclectic fusion of sounds that include freestyle, disco, dance, Italo disco, 80's, tropical rhythmic beats & more. In the spirit of Ensign Bitters, Faces In The Grove and Stringfellows, " Fusion " on Friday nights promises to be one for the ages that will embody only the best musical direction for those who know their stuff! Ladies complimentary entry until 11pm with free Jello shots till Midnight. $4.00 Mojitos for everyone through out the night. Bottle Specials Until Midnight - $150 Grey Goose - Hennessy $100 - Bacardi Gold Rum$ 85 & Moet Champagne $ 80 Kitchen opened all night long! Centrally located in the heart of Coral Gables across the University Of Miami @ 1450 S. Dixie Highway.
  5. 1235 Washington Ave. Mansion

    In all my years dealing with nightclubs, I dont think any other venue has gone through more facelifts then 1235 Washington Ave. now the home to Mansion. For a bit of S. Florida nightclub and music history, check out my new site,just recently launched with tons of content being added daily. http://www.305Disco.com
  6. New, But Old?

    New to Clubplanet but I've been around the block a few times around the S. Florida area while having been a booking agent, concert and events promoter since the days before South Beach exploded. Having worked with nearly every club during the 80's and 90's I recently decided to open a new site, dedicated to South Florida's rich Disco/Dance scene. Check out my site at http://www.305Disco.com for a little trip and history lesson into Miami's and South Florida's dance past! I just recently launched it and constantly add new content, so visit frequently as I am always updating the site 24/7 everyday! If anyone needs any information for research or any purpose, feel free to contact me @ [email protected] "Keep On Dancin" Club Casanovas Warsaw Ballroom Cameo Theatre 1994 Club Nu Interior
  7. What is the history of Ultra and WMC?

    If you want more info on south Florida's past nightlife history, check out my new site http://www.305Disco.com , tons of new content is frequently being added.
  8. You know you're old when?

    You can remember all the clubs found in these pictures! Club OVO's then China Club & Warsaw now a freakin deli!
  9. You know you're old when?

    You can remember all the clubs found in these pictures! Scaramouche VIP card (very rare) first club in Miami to install a laser light show system,was located inside the Omni mall in Downtown,Miami.
  10. You know you're old when?

    When you can remember all the clubs found in these pics! Club 1235 - Formerly Club Z,then followed by Decos,Passions,Paragon,Levels,Glam Slam and is now Mansion.
  11. You know you're old when?

    You can remember all the clubs found in these pictures! Nephenthes logo -hot spot in Ft Lauderdale back in the day.
  12. You know you're old when?

    You can remember all the clubs found in these pictures! Paragon - formerly Club Z,Club 1235,Decos,Passions,Levels,Glam Slam now Mansion
  13. Bad Boys the movie club question.

    Oops! Wrong pic! lol
  14. Bad Boys the movie club question.

    Club Nu was far from being a small venue! Here's a pic of Club Nu for you to see. Take in mind,this pic is what Club Nu looked like when it first opened,nonetheless,it was not a small club,this pic only shows a small portion of the club.
  15. Bad Boys the movie club question.

    Sorry for bringing back this thread,but I'm new around here and found this thread,very interesting to say the least. I'd like to point out a few mistakes. 1. Mikey Rourke DID NOT own or have a part of the Institute nor Levels,he had Mikey's (where Risk stood afterwards). The Institute was owned by the Turchins,same owners as Club Nu. Here's a small list with some info about clubs back in the day,I've been around a longgggggg time and have been fortuante enough to have worked as a bokking agent and events promoter in an era where things were really the funk! Alexandre (Omni hotel-downtown Miami) Before becoming a Hollywood star, actor Andy Garcia ran the light show at Alexandre's. Allegros (formerly Alexandre) Backstreets (Ft. Lauderdale) DJ Bob Miro Backstreets was an enourmous club that mainly catered to the gay crowd, but also welcomed a mix of gay & straight club goers in it's western saloon multi level design, it's exterior offered a swimming pool, jacuzzi, tiki bar, outdoor stage and dance floor. Backstreets later became The Edge Banana Boat (Kendall Dr. 107th) DJ Avy Gonzalez Banana Boat's DJ Avy Gonzalez went on to have a successful career as a music producer & remixer, he worked with such groups as Expose, Genuine Parts, Hazell Dean and many others. Banana Boat is now a salsa club named Crystal's Casanovas (740 E. 9th St.,Hialeah) DJ Carlos Nodal - Ciro Llerena Casanovas was not one of S. Florida's biggest clubs, it wasn't located in a fancy hotel, nor did it sport a million dollar light show, but Casanovas hands down was Miami's most talked about spot, even today Casanovas name is spoken as if it's still standing. One can compare Casanovas appeal and popularity as being Miami's own Studio 54. Today Casanovas lives on, just not in Hialeah, rather at Apples Martini Lounge inside of Cocowalk in the Grove as Casanovas legendary DJ Ciro Llerena host a weekly Saturday night "Casanovas-Saturday Night Fever" party as he spins the tunes that made Nova's so famous, joining him are thousands of club goers who once visited the original Casanovas. Cheekers (Dania,Fla) Faces In The Grove ( Mayfair-Coconut Grove) DJ Scott Blackwell Faces was one of Miami's hard to get into hotspots, one had to formally dress up, or be turned down. Firehouse Four (1000 S. Miami Ave) DJ Roli Firehehouse's happy hour is legendary, at times Firehouse goers would spill out to the sidewalk in order to have room to dance. Gambits (LeJeune Rd.- Marriott) DJ George Rivero Set inside a Marriott hotel, Gambits was a small but quaint spot located near Miami International Airport, if one wanted to party at a central location and stay close to home, Gambit's was one of the many options. Honey For The Bears (Miami) DL Carlos Nodal Another hard to get into club where dressing up was a must to get in, 21 was strictly enforced, the music was provided by the late DJ Carlos Nodal who was the original Casanovas DJ. Limelight (Hallandale,Fla) Bobby Lombardi - Lewis Martinee The first Limelight was built in South Florida in the same location as another legendary club "Rumbottoms" in Hallandale once occupied. The Limelight quickly became the model for clubs to come all over the world, as it sported a million dollar sound & lightshow,a sunken stainless steel dance floor was always packed anytime Limelight's doors were open. The creator of mixing records using the BPM (beats-per-minute) DJ Bobby Lombardi was recruited from Long Island where he was a staple in the Long Island club scene from his days at "The Corral" & "Rumbottoms" where his muscial selection kept the party going, which he also did at Limelight. Once Bobby Lombardi parted ways with the Limelight, S. Florida DJ turned mega music producer (of Expose fame) "Lewis Martinee" took over the turntable duties until the Limelight was closed down after a fire destroyed the place. Bobby Lombardi was a talented DJ remembered for using "carts" instead of records, which lead him to create the use of BPM's. Lombardi who has now passed on to heaven will always be remembered as one the of innovators of DJ'ing & mixing. Manhattans (6620 Red Road South Miami) DJ Billy Swan Located next door to the University Of Miami and owned by an African American, Manhattan's was a staple in the South Miami club scene, it's dance floor was a small version of the multi-colored flashing dance floor seen in "Saturday Night Fever" Manhattan's today is named Ozone's a long standing gay nightclub. Mix 2 Club (N. Bay Village) Mix 2 one of the earliest Disco clubs will always be remembered for it's Wednesday nights, $10.00 not only got you in, but included your drinks for the entire night. The Mutiny (Mutiny hotel Coconut Grove) DJ Jimmy Yu & DJ Humberto Fleites Located on the penthouse level of The Mutiny hotel, The Mutiny was the favorite spot for Miami's infamous drug runners and Miami's most elite, it featured multiple dance floors scattered across the room rather then just one, The Mutiny's elegance and upscale decor was enhanced by it's view of the bay. My Place (127th & 8st.) Nepenthe (3937 N. Federal Highway Ft. Lauderdale) Nepenthe's one of many Ft. Lauderdale nightclub giants featured a sunken stainless steel dance floor with an incredible sound & lighting system, Nepenthe's spared no expense with it's lush decor that included custom made bar counters that were illuminated with tiny lights, a very classy and wonderful spot to go. Pagoda (N. Bay Villlage) Pagoda's like Mix 2 both just blocks from each other are early examples of nightclubs in South Florida that paved the way for future night spots. Parallel Bar (Bakery Center) Raymond Hernandez A fitness gym by day, a club/restaurant at night, Parallel Bar loaded it's wooden dance floors with club goers dancing to the sounds provided by Rayomnd Hernandez, two floors occupied Parallel Bar's intrerior while the club it's self was located on the second floor of the failed Bakery Center in South Miami. The Bakery Center was demolished to make way for a new outdoor shopping & entertainment complex "Sunset Place Mall", Parallel Bar maybe history, but "Martini Bar" is doing a great job following in the footsteps of Parallel Bar in bringing South Miami's nightlife back to life. Parallel Bar was later called Sports Cafe, local promoter "Rigo" (Flashback Ent.) Wed. nights were huge while packing Sports Cafe with UM, FIU & MDCC students. Penrod's Beach Club (1st & Ocean Dr.) Penrod's is located on South Beach and sits where the south point pier once stood, following in the footsteps of "Woodys On The Beach", Pendrods drew in a massive "Top 40" crowd with it's multi level complex that featured an open air experience with it's large sliding doors, opening the way to a romantic view of the ocean, as well as an enourmous lower level exterior complete with tiki bars and a small pool, as well as an outdoor fitness gym. As if conquering the nightclub scene on Miami Beach wasn't enough, Penrod's sandy beach area hosted some of Miami's biggest outdoor concerts, that included "Bon Jovi" as over 50,000 were in attendance, even when no concerts were going on, Penrod's was jammed packed by beach goers during daylight hours as patrons sat back to work on their suntan as food & drinks were offered from the lower level and exterior bars. Penrod's is now Nikki Beach, a trendy hotspot that has spawn into more then just a club. Passions (1235 Washington Ave,MB) Short lived Passions did not have the success as it's predecessors 1235 & Deco's. Pete & Lenny's (Commercial Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale) Pete & Lenny's was one of South Florida's premiere dance clubs, it featured an erray of entertainment in it's multi level complex, that included live house bands such as "The Real Thing & the band "Ecstasy", as well as a basement where one could also dance at. Pete & Lenny's set the standard high for rival clubs all over South Florida as it always showcased some of the top recording artist at the time on a weekly basis. Pete & Lenny's was also used for filiming the television program Disco 77. Scaramouche (Downtown Miami,Omni Hotel) DJ Joe Lenders Scaramouche as well as Alexandre's was located inside the Omni hotel in downtown Miami. Scaramouche also like other upscale spots had a strict dress code, and if you were lucky to get in, once inside the plush decor and mirrored trimmings were a sight to see as white couches against the walls and tables directly around the dance floor gave Scaramouche's well deserved reputation for being one of South Florida's most glamorous dance clubs which also featured one of the first ever laser light shows. Studio 51 (Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale) Studio 51 is yet another example of how hot the Ft. Lauderdale club scene was years ago, it featured a black plexiglass dance floor, incredible light show with a heart pounding sound system. The Studio 51 logo would spin around just beneath the plexiglass. Studio 51 dancers, waitresses as well as the bartenders wore Egyptian themed costumes. Top Draw (79 Street Causeway in N. Bay Village) DJ Jimmy Martinez The Top Draw was a private club as well as an upscale restaurant where the likes of Frank Sinatra could be seen having drinks near the piano bar area. At Top Draw one could easily make a night of it starting out with dinner, then slipping away to the piano bar lounge while fueling yourself until the disco dance area opened and stayed open until 5 a.m. Widow McCoys (Miami) Club Z,1235,Deco's,Egoiste,Club Nu,Electric City,The Sands,Ricks Bar,Cameo Theatre,Maxim's,Swiss Chateau,Hearthrobs,Forrest,Beat Club,Illusions,Skylite,Studabakers,Lime Key,Village Inn,Confettis,Christophers,Heatwave's,Spinners,Pack Jam,Strawberries,94th Aero.,Suzzane's In The Grove,Cats,Stefano's,Samy's,Fire & Ice,Flynn's,Ronnie's,Sugars,Waterfront,Uncle Charlies,The Copa,Kitchen Club,Albert & Manny's and many more will be added along with their descriptions! If you're looking for more club/music info from way back when,log onto my new site at www.305Disco.com and check it out. Just launched it,and will have tons of content up soon,with some great pics of clubs from the past.
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