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THE VELVET ROPE
LIV presents FlipSide Fridays with Stone Rokk

The ever so popular, ever so chic, FlipSide Fridays at LIV presents guest DJ Stone Rokk this Friday, October 1. Ring in the new month alongside the most trendy crowd on the beach, as Stone Rokk spins open format into the late night hours. Doors open at 11 pm.

THE VELVET ROPE
JW Marriott Marquis Miami

A 50,000-square-foot sports, lifestyle, and entertainment complex and 10,000-sqaure-foot NBA approved basketball court sounds like quite the playground, or vacation within a vacation. The JW Marriott Marquis in Miami is offering vacationers and locals alike just that -- a premier five star luxury hotel experience.

The new hotel, opening October 1, boasts a two-story entertainment facility featuring a high-tech media room, billiard room, Rik Rak Spa & Salon, as well as the Jim McLean Golf School (virtual golf facility with an indoor putting green), a virtual bowling room, and Met 2 Fitness -- a 4,500-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center. In the unlikely event that you STILL aren't impressed, there is the 44-room Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, JW Marriot Marquis’ hotel-within-a-hotel (located above the main hotel), and French chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud's db Bistro Moderne.

THE VELVET ROPE
Exclusive Soho House arrives on SoBe

With the success of Soho House in London, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin, the members only club finally makes its way to South Beach. The almost "too exclusive" club, Soho Beach House, is located on site of the historic Sovereign hotel, which has been redesigned and expanded to include a 16-story oceanfront tower. The beach house boast 50 rooms, a screening snug, 2 pools, a beach club, as well as a Cecconi's restaurant and an "expansive Cowshed spa". The spa caters to guest with several treatment rooms, as well as an active floor overlooking the oceanfront where members can arrange for yoga classes or a personal trainer.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
DJ Alan Liao: From Brazil To New York And Back Again

As a Brazilian native, Alan Liao, started his career at 14 years old when he began studying music at the Souza Lima conservatory in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has utilized his mastery of guitar, electric guitar, vocals, musical theory, and sound perception to create the extraordinary and unique music he plays in venues throughout the world.

With a strong fan base in Brazil, DJ Alan Liao decided to bring his talents to the states. He came to NYC, one of the world's best night life scenes, in order to spread his love for music and continue his adventure. While having much success in NY, Alan took the wonderful opportunity to tour back in Brazil for 4 months at some of the hottest clubs out there.

NOTABLES
Gary Spencer: The Man Who Would Be King

Hello again Joonbuggers!

Ok before we go any further, I have a confession to make, fashion week knocked me out. This past week the only thing I've been dancing with is the flu bug. In fact, the only reason I left the house at all was solely so I could bring you this weeks news!

Oh and something else, I may as well get all these out the way - I promised to interview someone special in New York this week. Well I did, but I didn't interview the person I had set out to, so I have got someone else who's a bit special instead - not that you would know the difference, since you didn't know who my original guest was ;-). But anyway, I'll keep that one for a column in the near future, when he gets out of bed, or has finished at the nail salon or whatever else he does when he's ignoring my calls!

THE VELVET ROPE
LIV at Sun Life Stadium

Two seemingly different worlds collided Sunday night in South Florida during the Miami Dolphins season opener at Sun Life Stadium. I am not referring only to the two sets of football fans that came out to support their respective teams, one in support of the New York Jets and hailing from the cold north, and the other cheering on home team and local South Florida favorite, the Miami Dolphins, but of the traditional stadium experience and that of south beach nightlife. Sports fans and club-goers united under one roof to watch an epic edge-of-your-seat football game at Sun Life while celebrating the opening of the new LIV, which aims to revamp and enhance the traditional stadium scene with south beach flash and flair.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Lawsuit Dropped Against Miami Rapper Pitbull

An LA nightclub dropped it's lawsuit against Miami rapper Pitbull in reference to a concert date at the Cudahy establishment, where he appeared but refused to perform. The owners of El Potrero in Cudahy, CA claimed they paid the recording artist $28,000 to perform in May 2009.

Appearing but unsatisfied with the venue's audio system, Pitbull bailed out only four hours before the show, reports say. El Potrero owners allege Pitbull failed to reimburse the venue $28,000. The nightclub later filed an $80,000 lawsuit (Dec 1, 2009) which were said to be accumulated "losses" and damages due to the rapper's cancellation. ´╗┐´╗┐Pitbull's lawyers denied any kind of wrongdoing on their clients part.

Dismissal of the action requested by the club's attorney's were filed via court papers on Friday. Whether or not a settlement was reached has not been stated. Lawyers recently told Judge Rita Miller; however, that the case was close to being resolved.

DESTINATION GUIDES
Joonbug Launches New Travel Guide!
Most of us are not from here, but the minute we arrived in this city we became New Yorkers. And sometimes it's hard for us to escape those associated feelings of pride and superiority (like when we visit other cities). New Yorkers like to be experts on everything: the best places to shop, best places to eat, best places to drink, get your nails done, get your air conditioner fixed... Whatever the topic of conversation, we like to have an opinion and oftentimes, our volume is set just a few decibels higher than the rest of the country.
TALK WITH COCO
Video: 'The City's' Sami Swetra at Fashion Week

Check out Talk With Coco on Joonbug.com live with The City's Sami Swetra at New York City Fashion Week.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Brooklyn Bowl - A Serious Reason for Manhattan Snobs to Leave Their Beloved Island

Now I have been hearing a buzz about this Brooklyn Bowl for quite a bit, and while I wouldn't dare travel across the bridge to trade my platforms for bowling shoes, I would however travel to see hot chicks in pasties and rock out to an awesome DJ and so should you.

Tomorrow night "Billyburg's best invention since the hipster" will host the 8th Annual New York Burlesque Festival. The event will be hosted by *BOB* and Albert Cadabra and the festivities will include performances by over a dozen highly recognized and acclaimed performers. So watch be prepared to enjoy the talents of Lola Van Ella, Torchy Taboo and Lady Ginger just to name a few. Doors open at 6pm and the shows commence at 8pm in the venue's elaborate burlesque boutique. $10 in advance and $12 at the door.