Lauderdale Live returning to New River in June

Lauderdale Live returning to New River in June

Lauderdale Live, the ambitious three-day music festival that debuted in downtown Fort Lauderdale in 2013, is returning.

Bob Seger tour coming to BB&T Center

Bob Seger tour coming to BB&T Center

Even music snobs who didn’t have much time for Bob Seger back in the day have come around to admit that songs such as "Night Moves," "Main Street" and "Against the Wind," have matured, like fine wine, into something that goes down pretty nice. Or maybe it’s the snobs who have matured.

Weekend preview: 21 ways to get your spooky on in South Florida

Weekend preview: 21 ways to get your spooky on in South Florida

This is the weekend we celebrate the season of ghoulish tricks, the promise of treats and creative displays of fear-mongering, also known as the midterm elections.

The heart and soul of Rob Halford, heavy metal god

The heart and soul of Rob Halford, heavy metal god

Rob Halford is in a good place these days, both sonically and cosmically, as Judas Priest travels the country in support of an album that has been lauded for its return to the straightforward heavy metal that made the band famous.

America seen in Museum of Art's 'American Scene'

America seen in Museum of Art's 'American Scene'

Each still photograph — unblinking, unchanging, life distilled into a single moment — conveys a larger mystery on the viewer: What just happened? What happens next?

At Broward Center, Ghost Light Society lights the way

At Broward Center, Ghost Light Society lights the way

Pugnacious “D-List” comedian Kathy Griffin is not someone you might associate with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, where A-list audiences typically fill the house for the traditional appeal of Itzhak Perlman and “Pippin.”

Weekend preview: Where to rock lobster, Walrus and Keanu

Weekend preview: Where to rock lobster, Walrus and Keanu

Lots of impressive sights this weekend, including a lobster roll more than 35 feet long in Delray Beach (grab a piece for free), a $20,000 bankroll for a Fort Lauderdale art space (maybe, with your help), 4,800 square feet of Keanu Reeves (and you may want more), and more than you want to see of...

Baristas face off in latte art competition in West Palm Beach

Baristas face off in latte art competition in West Palm Beach

Subculture Coffee is calling it the Thursday Night Throwdown, but this is an evening dedicated to beauty of unique delicacy and evanescence.  And you can swallow it.

Inside Julian Schnabel's 'Diving Bell' at Museum of Art

Inside Julian Schnabel's 'Diving Bell' at Museum of Art

“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death” is the story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, the 43-year-old editor of Elle magazine in Paris, a free spirit entombed in a body locked by a paralyzing stroke. His intellect is unharmed, however, and, communicating only with his left...

Diana Krall at Miami's Arsht Center on April 14

Diana Krall at Miami's Arsht Center on April 14

Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall will perform at Miami’s Arsht Center on April 14, a rescheduling of a Dec. 12 concert that was among her U.S. fall tour dates postponed by illness.

Witty enough for New Yorker cartoon caption contest in Boca Raton?

Witty enough for New Yorker cartoon caption contest in Boca Raton?

"Cartoons are like gossamer -- and one doesn't dissect gossamer." That was the response of the New Yorker cartoon editor to a challenge from Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes that the captions that define the magazine’s drawings are often such tortured non sequiturs that even he doesn&...

Stiff competition: FLIFF to raffle cemetery plots

Stiff competition: FLIFF to raffle cemetery plots

When the Jason Alexander musical-comedy “Lucky Stiff” opens the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival next month, a local funeral company wants to make you a lucky stiff, as well.

The man in pink: WSVN's Steve Shapiro goes Glam

The man in pink: WSVN's Steve Shapiro goes Glam

As you may have noticed, Steve Shapiro, the sartorially thoughtful and quick-witted WSVN sportscaster, is a man. Possibly even a man’s man, a guy who hangs out with jocks all day and can discuss his skepticism about this Miami Heat lineup for hours (even when not getting paid for it).

Weekend preview: Boobs? They've got it covered in Hollywood

Weekend preview: Boobs? They've got it covered in Hollywood

October is the month for walking pink, walking proud, walking sexy. There are boobs involved, and things can get a little over-the-top, which can create debate about taste and decorum.

PBIFF gala to honor 'Magic' hunk Joe Manganiello

PBIFF gala to honor 'Magic' hunk Joe Manganiello

The Palm Beach International Film Festival on Nov. 1 will celebrate actor, director and author Joe Manganiello’s many achievements, not the least of which is cuddling up to Sofia Vergara on a regular basis.

Limelight puts spotlight on Pompano Beach arts

Limelight puts spotlight on Pompano Beach arts

The arty crowd that is redefining downtown Pompano Beach will put out the welcome mat again Wednesday night for the premiere of Limelight, a free monthly street festival outside one of the city’s signature cultural hot spots, Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA).

Another new South Florida music festival: CBGB FTL

Another new South Florida music festival: CBGB FTL

Anyone who’s ever stood in the dark, dank recesses of the legendary Bowery punk club CBGB knows its unapologetic bleakness as the antithesis of a typical day in South Florida.  So what to make of the revelation that the first spin-off of New York’s sprawling CBGB Music & Film...

The Who at 50: South Florida here we come!

The Who at 50: South Florida here we come!

“This is the beginning of the long goodbye,” Roger Daltrey says of the Who’s 50th anniversary tour, which hits Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena on April 17.

Revolution Live: 10 years after, still rocking

Revolution Live: 10 years after, still rocking

In order to stay in business for 10 years in the volatile live-music game in South Florida, you need to be able to adapt in ways they may not have covered in the MBA program at Lynn University.

Y100 Jingle Ball 2014 lineup has South Florida flavor

Y100 Jingle Ball 2014 lineup has South Florida flavor

South Florida natives Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo and Jake Miller will join chart-toppers Calvin Harris, Pharrell,  Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX atop another  celebrity-filled lineup for Y100’s Jingle Ball, set for Dec. 21 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

Julian Schnabel at Museum of Art: It's about time

Julian Schnabel at Museum of Art: It's about time

It is hard to imagine a more potent stage for art-world iconoclast Julian Schnabel’s bold brand of provocation than the opening statement that will greet visitors when the exhibit “Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen“ debuts Sunday at the NSU Museum of Art Fort...

Weekend preview: Nightlife and death and beer

Weekend preview: Nightlife and death and beer

Ah, autumn… The season of slightly cooler air, coolers of beer and the chilly hand of the undead. Here’s a fearless look ahead...    

Newfound unity for New Found Glory

Newfound unity for New Found Glory

The title of New Found Glory’s latest album, “Resurrection,” is not a suggestion that the Coral Springs pop-punk band had been given up for dead, vocalist Jordan Pundik says. But the past year certainly sounds like a near-death experience.

Heat's Udonis Haslem looks to make acting debut in ALS film

Heat's Udonis Haslem looks to make acting debut in ALS film

Miami music-video director Gil Green is within $3,000 of his Kickstarter goal to make “Who is Lou Gehrig?,” a short film about local youth sports coach Jeff Fogel’s life with ALS. The film will mark the acting debut of Miami Heat star Udonis Haslem.

Pauly Cohen: At a spry 92, blowing his own horn

Pauly Cohen: At a spry 92, blowing his own horn

Pauly Cohen, the relentlessly upbeat and energetic jazz trumpeter and bandleader from Tamarac, will have a new album in his hands when he arrives for his gig in downtown Miami Wednesday evening. Not bad for 92.

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