'Magic City' on Starz Is Set in Miami Beach, Circa 1959

Magic City debuts on Starz on April 6th at 10 pm ET
First three episodes are free, and available for viewing on demand here: Miami Beach - Magic City (and also here).

'Magic City' on Starz Is Set in Miami Beach, Circa 1959
New York Times
As Mr. Glazer explains in a letter to viewers in the publicity material, “Miami Beach'sFontainebleau Hotel and I were conceived the same year about two miles apart.” (His father was an electrical engineer who worked on that hotel's lighting.) ...

New York Times

Starz series about late-1950s Miami Beach moves at its own pace, but has some...
New York Daily News
After an episode or two, when you sort out the characters and how their lives bang together in the dark, elegant shadows of late-1950s Miami Beach, you'll find rich drama, well written and beautifully styled. Along the way you can enjoy a fine lead ...

New York Daily News

South Beach vibe at new Marlins stadium
I disagree with one of Berkman's contentions — that even in Miami, fans would prefer an old-style park rather than the modern, South Beach-flavored experience the Marlins are trying to present. I'll reserve judgment on Berkman's other criticism...


Miami Beach civic leaders urge Commissioner Wolfson to resign early
A group of prominent Miami Beach civic leaders has called on Commissioner Jonah Wolfson to resign his seat months earlier than necessary in order to run for state House. By David Smiley Miami Beach Commissioner Jonah Wolfson should resign from his post ...


Starz's 'Magic City' revisits Miami Beach's glamour days
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as Isaac "Ike" Evans, owner of a swanky hotel in Miami Beach, in "Magic City." At left, Jeffrey Dean Morgan with Olga Kurylenko as his wife, Vera; far right, Danny Huston as mob boss Ben "The Butcher" Diamond and Jessica ...

Female Miami Beach firefighter awarded $700000 in sexual harassment case
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Miami Beach: Vintage Hotel Victor offers savings on spring stays
Los Angeles Times
By Mary Forgione Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger Spring might be a good time to visit Hotel Victor in Miami's South Beach. The oceanfront Art Deco hotel that opened in 1936 and was refurbished in 2004 has a special that saves on room ...

Miami's new ballpark a little like Safeco, a lot like South Beach
Northwest Cable News
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 04: F16 jets fly over Marlins Park on Opening Day before a game between the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals on April 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images) by Associated Press MIAMI -- Commissioner ...

Police make changes for Memorial Day weekend
Local 10
Miami Beach police will be watching you. On Thursday, officials at a Miami Beach community meeting announced that the city purchased two more watch towers to be placed in several locations around South Beach. The towers, which have the capability to ...

Miami Beach Hosts Community Meeting Over Urban Beach Weekend
CBS Local
MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Miami Beach residents who have concerns about traffic and massive crowds over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday and Urban Beach weekend can express them Thursday night at a community meeting. City officials have already made ...

CBS Local

Watch My Show: Magic City's Mitch Glazer Answers Our Showrunner Survey
Seattle Post Intelligencer
By Michael Schneider, TV GUIDE Starz turns back the clock to 1959 Miami Beach in the new mob-tinged period drama Magic City. Executive producer Mitch Glazer based the show on his experiences growing up in Miami, where he spendt time at grand hotels ...

Julio Iglesias Buys a Home North of Miami for $15.2 Million
Wall Street Journal
Julio Iglesias has paid $15.2 million for a 5000-square-foot house next door to a 4-acre lot he owns in Indian Creek Village, an exclusive island community just north of Miami Beach. Lauren Schuker has details on The News Hub.

Rosie O'Donnell Lists Again-- This Time Florida Mansion For Sale
And now comes news that the Rosie's Miami Beach estate is for sale for $19.5 million. When Rosie shakes things up, she does it in a big way. According to South Beach Condo Blog's Kevin Tomlinson, activity has been pretty decent for sales on the ...

Tuned In: 'Magic 'City' a gamble for Starz
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Danny Huston, left, Steven Strait and Jeffrey Dean Morgan star in Starz's "Magic City," set in aMiami Beach, Fla., hotel in 1959. By Rob Owen / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette There is some magic in the look of Starz's "Magic City" (10 tonight) but not as ...

A Clean-Shaven Jeffrey Dean Morgan and 8 More Amenities at Magic City's ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer
By Hanh Nguyen, TV GUIDE In Starz's Magic City premiere on Friday (10/9c), we meet the charismatic Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who has worked his way up from cabana boy to owner of the Miramar Playa in 1959's Miami Beach.

Review: Glamour, gangsters drive TV drama 'Magic City'
The Detroit News
By Mekeisha Madden Toby Jeffrey Dean Morgan, with co-star Olga Kurylenko, plays a South Beach hotel owner in 1959. (Starz) Starz's sexy new drama "Magic City" is not a "Mad Men" rip off. While the comparisons are unavoidable — "Magic City" takes place ...

It's hard to fall under 'Magic City's' spell
Kansas City Star
By ROBERT LLOYD LOS ANGELES -- "Magic City," an attractive but frustrating new series from Starz about a Miami Beach luxury hotel, is the third drama this TV year, after the quickly dead "The Playboy Club" and the probably not returning "Pan Am," to be ...

'Magic City': An express checkout from Starz's retro hotel
Washington Post
“Magic City,” Starz's new series about the operational dramas and criminal enticements within a splashy Miami Beach hotel, shows up embarrassingly late to a retro brat-pack party that was just wrapping up. Hey, barkeep, the show suavely purrs.

Ostrow: '50s retro mob series "Magic City" relives Miami heyday
Denver Post
By Joanne Ostrow Olga Kurylenko, left, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Miami Beach period drama "Magic City." (Provided by Starz) At first it's easy to dismiss "Magic City," the gorgeous period drama premiering at 8 tonight on Starz as a wannabe mashup of ...

Friday TV Picks: The new 'Magic City' on Starz
The Seattle Times
AP Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays hotel magnate Ike Evans in Starz's "Magic City," set in 1959 Miami Beach. No comments have been posted to this article. This new drama from creator Mitch Glazer is a sort of "Mad Men"/"Sopranos" hybrid set in 1959 Miami.

Newly renovated Boutique Hotel in South Beach to debut Spring 2012
Breaking Travel News
The Lord Balfour hotel rocks into a late Spring debut with an Apple iPod Nano giveaway preloaded with 25 songs from British rockers (some who flaunt tattoos), and rolls out introductory rates welcoming guests to South Beach. Lord Balfour guest rooms ...

Welcome to Miami
New York Post
But once you get past all those flying breasts (well, actually you never get past them), you'll find a good series that centers around a luxurious Miami Beach hotel circa 1959 — and a city in transition, with American gangsters and Cuban refugees...

New York Post

Starz's 'Magic City' is ahead of 'Mad Men' time
Cherry Hill Courier Post
By Justina Mintz, Starz By Gary Levin, USA TODAY Miami Beach is Magic City in TV's latest period drama, set at a family-owned hotel in the town's 1959 heyday. In the series, due Friday on Starz (10 ET/PT), Sinatra is crooning in the Miramar Playa Hotel ...

Ken Jeong Joins Michael Bay's 'Pain and Gain'
"Pain and Gain" is based on the true story of Miami Beach bodybuilders who headed a disastrous kidnapping and extortion ring. At $35 million, the film has the lowest budget of any Bay-directed film since the original "Bad Boys" (which, believe it or ...


Things Were Not Always Good at The Setai But Here's Hoping It Can Get Better
HotelChatter (blog)
More info continues to come in from ex-employees at the Setai Hotel in South Beach which was the scene of a management shakedown last Saturday. And it looks like things were not very happy at The Setai for quite some time. This Sun Post Weekly article ...

HotelChatter (blog)

Private Properties: Julio Iglesias Buys a Home North of Miami for $15.2 Million
Wall Street Journal
Spanish singer Julio Iglesias has paid $15.2 million for a 5504-square-foot house next door to a 4-acre lot he owns in Indian Creek Village, an exclusive island community on the Intracoastal Waterway just north of Miami Beach, Fla.

Wall Street Journal

Group urges Miami Beach commissioner running to replace Richard ...
By Patricia Mazzei
Miami Beach Commissioner Jonah Wolfson should resign from his post months earlier than necessary in order to run for state House, a civic group of prominent citywide leaders has urged. Due to Florida's resign-to-run law, Wolfson must ...
Naked Politics

Miami Beach Convention Center | Jorge Gonzalez
By Adam Fusfeld/TRD
In their efforts to find a developer for a new Miami Beach convention center, city officials are accusing one another of illegally aiding particular firms.
The Real Deal Miami

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