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Olivier Lafontant

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Olivier Lafontant is an aspiring music journalist who is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in digital journalism at Florida International University. He enjoys thrifting, collecting vinyl, taking film photography and watching sports in his free time.

“New York, New York” (personal narrative)

I already moved out once. Orlando –– three and a half hours away from home –– seemed like the best place where I could...

Young musicians find growth, opportunity and a public platform on the music-festival circuit

For a young, up-and-coming musician, exposure is a gold mine. The fight to triumph over social media algorithms and streaming service loopholes is an...

How music publicists work to build and promote an artist’s image

Is an artist’s image more important than the music? When thinking of the most boundary-pushing musicians in history, all of them have (or had) an...

Is COVID-19 still a cause for concern at concerts and festivals in South Florida?

Hearing words like “lockdown” and “quarantine” in passing might be enough to excavate a few bleak memories unconsciously buried. That’s trauma in a nutshell,...

Mikey Dinero feels most alive when he’s behind the mic

Micah Curry is a smooth driver.  As the 22-year-old Miramar-born MC maneuvers through the streets of his hometown, he proves himself to be a riveting...

Four best underground rap venues in South Florida

Rap culture is growing every day. More artists than ever are stretching the genre’s boundaries, fusing its core elements with multitudes of atypical sound...

Record Store Day is back and better in South Florida

South Floridian music collectors, rejoice.  Record Store Day arrives on April 23, and owners across the area are gearing up for a celebratory embrace of...

Jump into red October: A night at the Narcissist Tour

One morning last October, 22-year-old FIU student Karlens Fleurgin anticipated the experience of a lifetime.  He had an $84 floor ticket to see Playboi Carti...

Rising Atlanta rapper Destroy Lonely performing in Miami this weekend

One of the most elusive figures in the newest generation of SoundCloud rap makes his way back to Miami on Saturday, March 5 for...

Five best places to play pickup basketball in Broward County

As the NBA campaign charges on and NCAA March Madness looms around the corner, it's safe to say that basketball season is in full...