Ivanka and Jared’s rumored Indian Creek Island purchase closes for $32M

first_imgEmail Address* Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Julio Iglesias with the Indian Creek Island property (Getty, Lifestyle Production Group)Award-winning singer and songwriter Julio Iglesias closed on the sale of a waterfront Indian Creek lot that was reportedly purchased by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.Cabana Love LLC sold 4 Indian Creek Island Road to Top Line Ventures Limited, a British Virgin Islands company that lists a Dubai address, for $32.2 million. Iglesias transferred ownership of the lot in November to Cabana Love LLC, which is managed by his attorney, Russell L. King.Page Six reported earlier this month that Trump and Kushner were set to pay $30 million for the 1.8-acre property, and that the couple was looking at private schools in the area for their children once their time in the White House ends in January.The Indian Creek deal was expected to close Dec. 17, which is the same date listed on the newly recorded deed. Jill Eber of The Jills Zeder Group at Coldwell Banker represented Iglesias.Representatives for Ivanka Trump and The Jills Zeder Group did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Iglesias listed the land earlier this year for $31.8 million. It has about 200 feet of water frontage. He originally planned to build homes for his children on the four Indian Creek lots he owned; two remain. In November, Iglesias sold 7 Indian Creek Island Road for $30 million to Dr. Aaron Rollins, the founder of Elite Body Sculpture.Indian Creek, a guarded and gated island north of Miami Beach, is also home to billionaire hedge funder Eddie Lampert, Hotels.com co-founder Bob Diener, Carl Icahn and developer Jeffrey Soffer. The late Don Shula also lived on Indian Creek.Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen recently picked up their own property on the island, spending $17 million for the lot at 26 Indian Creek Island Road, next to Soffer’s house.Trump and Kushner are also expanding their “cottage” by the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, according to the New York Times.Contact Katherine Kallergis Message* Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* TagsCelebrity Real Estateindian creekIvanka TrumpJared Kushnerlast_img read more

Medeski Martin & Wood Are Working On Their First Studio Album As A Trio Since 2009

first_imgWhile musicians John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood are all virtuosos in their own right, there’s something magical that happens when the trio get together as Medeski Martin & Wood. The group has been together now for 25 years, capturing the jazz and jam worlds by storm with their otherworldly approach to music.In recent years, all three members have been immersed in various projects. Wood tours regularly with The Wood Brothers, while Medeski has found roles in DRKWAV, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Word and many more groups. Just recently, he was announced as a member of Saudade, a new supergroup with members of Deftones, Bad Brains and more. Listen to their debut track here.Of course, MMW is at the very heart of it all. The band’s latest release was Juice, a collaborative work with jazz guitarist John Scofield. While that was the band’s most recent studio project, there’s definitely a different energy when the band has Scofield in tow, as compared to their work as a trio. For the last MMW studio release, we have to look back to the group’s Radiolarian Series, which consisted of three albums released from 2008-2009. The band released a handful of live albums since then, including one with Wilco’s Nels Cline, but today we’ve learned that the band is back in the studio.Check out this update from Billy Martin below:We’re very excited too! We’ll be sure to update once we know more. Until then, you can get down to some 2016 MMW with video footage of their three sets at the moe.-hosted Tropical throe.down festival from earlier this year.last_img read more

Clippers’ Blake Griffin returns with mixed reviews

first_imgPHILADELPHIA >> It wasn’t a bombshell announcement that Blake Griffin was going to be in the starting lineup Tuesday against the 76ers. For weeks, the game seemed like a logical return date for the Clippers’ star forward who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Dec. 20.Privately, Griffin had been playing and going through grueling workouts, testing his right knee.Against the 76ers, he finally got the chance to show that everything works.Griffin slammed home a tip-in dunk and looked like he was moving fine in the Clippers’ 121-110 loss to Philadelphia, a positive sign after his lateral movement and attacking were limited by knee pain and stiffness in December prior to the surgery. “I probably would’ve liked to attack more, especially late in the shot clock. A couple times I settled for jumpers. But, I felt fine,” Griffin said. “Timing and rhythm for sure was the biggest thing.”Griffin struggled from the field (3-for-10) and the line (6-for-10), and he was sloppy with the basketball, turning it over six times.Still, there were no physical setbacks, and Griffin was able to play almost 30 minutes.“I honestly have had workouts that are twice as hard as this,” he said after the game. “As far as body-wise, pounding on my buddy, I’m lifting, then doing basketball, then doing treadmill and court conditioning all in a day, it’s more than just this. I don’t expect to feel anything.”The dunk was a reminder to people that haven’t seen Griffin in over a month that he can still make a big play, but it wasn’t a mental hurdle or anything for him. “I’ve had some explosive moments, whatever you want to call them, in workouts, playing 1-on-1, playing 3-on-3. That was put to rest for me,” he said. “It’s good to be able to feel that in a game and get back to that, but I feel like that was already out of my mind.”Sick as a DocDoc Rivers walked into the Wels Fargo Center Tuesday night, briefly stopping to talk with security and building personnel before disappearing into the coaches’ locker room.And in a trick that would make any magician impressed, when it came time to speak to the media, out popped Mike Woodson.Rivers was an unhealthy scratch Tuesday, with the illness he’s been battling for weeks getting the better of him.Woodson, one of the team’s assistant coaches, received the worst kind of promotion against Philadelphia — one that comes with more responsibility and without a raise.“I won’t get his check,” Woodson joked.Rivers missed a practice earlier this month with an illness. According to the Clippers, the last time Rivers missed a game was on Nov. 4, 2007 after the death of his father.Rivers went back to the team hotel during the game.Woodson has served as the Clippers head coach three times prior this season following three ejections for Rivers.“It was definitely strange,” DeAndre Jordan said. “We’ve played without Doc a couple of games when he got kicked out. But for a whole game, that was…I missed his raspy voice. But, Woody did a good job tonight, so it was cool.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more