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Robert Mckinley, Noted Designer, Doing a Cabaret in Brickell

There was once a time when every hotel in Miami Beach worth its salt had dinner and a show, with headlining performers like the Rat Pack or a spicy latin extravaganza. Since then, the cabaret scene has thoroughly died, with former showrooms like the Fontainebleau's La Ronde being converted into night clubs (La Ronde is now LIV) or convention space, or whatever. Well, Curbed Miami is officially calling it. Cabaret is back! First Faena announces a cabaret in the bowels of their hotel, and now a cabaret by the name of el Tucán is coming to Brickell. The latin cabaret and an adjacent French Mediterranean brasserie called Marion will open this summer, both with interiors by designer Robert Mckinley (more about him here). The press release makes them both sound like quite the oompahpah:

Located at 1111 1st Avenue, Marion is a brasserie with the feel of an open-air market that will swiftly transport its guests to chic afternoons in the south of France. By infusing a modern approach to the traditional Mediterranean menu, Marion plays a twist on the time-honored French Café culture and offers Miami a concept never before experienced. El Tucán is a Latin-inspired cabaret that will offer the best selection of live Latin Tropical and International entertainment. Designed to be an intimate, theater like setting outfitted with crystal chandeliers, gold-framed mirrors and crushed velvet accents, patrons' imaginations will fly to a bygone era full of mystery and old Hollywood glamour. Under the musical direction of Grammy winning pianist, composer and producer Marlow Rosado, El Tucán will feature resident performers, as well as renowned and emerging acts from around the world, introducing Miami nightlife to an elevated live music experience.

· This is the Faena Hotel's Art Deco Underground Cabaret [Curbed Miami]
· Robert McKinley Creative Services [Facebook]
· Marion [Coming Soon]
· El Tucán [Coming Soon]