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Weekend preview: Stars, bars, movies, beers

The best thing about Independence Day is our desire to celebrate not independently, but together, united for a day under the stars and bars that represent liberty and justice for all.

This weekend the American flag will go up in places it is not typically seen. This will include my house, where I plan to fly the flag through July 30. That would have been the birthday of Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney of...

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'Magic Mike XXL' heats up South Florida theaters

The premiere of the film “Magic Mike XXL” on Wednesday will inspire gatherings in South Florida dedicated to serious analysis of its far-reaching cultural influence. But one local film expert, well-versed in the art-house milieu, suggests that we not get too caught up in grandiose intellectual debate about Channing Tatum's male-stripper epic.

“We go to movies for many reasons, and one of them is having...

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Auditions for 'The Bachelor' in Pompano Beach

The ABC reality show “The Bachelor” will be looking for contestants in South Florida this weekend, which makes total sense.

I’ve only seen a few minutes of the show, and its sister program, “The Bachelorette,” but its brand of gentlemanly courtship, chaste dating rituals playing out under the edited gaze of cameras, with the promise of a rosey marriage hanging in the air, has always seemed so … What’s...

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Weekend preview: A tale of two cities

The downtown Fort Lauderdale restaurant-bar scene is evolving rapidly before our eyes, and a year from now it may be hard to recall a time when some of these new hot spots, currently in various states of construction, did not exist.

Among those that seem destined for greatness are Tap 42’s next-door spot Bar Rita; the Third Street diner from Elliot Wolf (Coconuts, Foxy Brown, Red Cow); the multilevel...

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At NSU Art Museum, free Summer Starry Nights

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on Thursday will debut Summer Starry Nights, a weekly series of free-admission gatherings that will offer special programming, along with two-for-one beer and wine specials in the Museum Café.

The series, each Thursday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. through Sept. 3, kicks off with a focus on the museum’s newest exhibit, “From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography,”...

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Ticket alert: Jerry Seinfeld at Kravis Center

Jerry Seinfeld, the usually seated star of the twice Emmy-nominated web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” will bring his standup act to the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach for three performances Oct. 16-17.

Tickets, starting at $60, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, June 26, at the Kravis Center box office (701 Okeechobee Blvd.), at and 561-832-7469 or 800-572-8471.


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