Peace Day: Symbols of peace and love, then and now

Peace Day: Symbols of peace and love, then and now

Photographer, graphic artist and writer Paul Kagan is well known for the psychedelic  imagery that appeared on concert posters and handbills of the 1960s and '70s, alerting pre-Twitter music fans to upcoming shows by such acts as Taj Mahal, Tim Buckley and Country Joe and the Fish. The...

Weekend preview: Tunnel of love, and bragging rights

Weekend preview: Tunnel of love, and bragging rights

Fort Lauderdale resident John Heiser is 48 years old, 6-foot-1, and may weigh as much as 364 pounds in his race-day outfit for a highly competitive 5K Saturday morning in downtown Fort Lauderdale. But Heiser guarantees victory.

John Mellencamp returning to Broward Center

John Mellencamp returning to Broward Center

John Mellencamp will return to the scene of his last South Florida performance, one of 2011’s best live shows, when he performs at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts on March 17.

Ariana Grande coming to Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena

Ariana Grande coming to Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena

Ariana Grande, the former Boca Raton resident who has managed to conquer the pop charts with her squeaky-clean image intact, will take the next step in her rapid rise to stardom with a 25-city arena tour that stops at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena on March 28.

Meghan Trainor to drop 'That Bass' (no treble) at Fontainebleau

Meghan Trainor to drop 'That Bass' (no treble) at Fontainebleau

If Meghan Trainor’s inescapable summer-radio confessional “All About That Bass” makes you twitch uncontrollably, imagine hearing it performed live. 

Lily Allen: The less-bitchy bitch is back

Lily Allen: The less-bitchy bitch is back

In the media blitz that greeted pop provocateur Lily Allen’s first album in five years, “Sheezus,” Time magazine called her an “important cultural critic,” an observation that makes Allen a little fidgety.

Where the boys were: Iconic Beastie Boys photography

Where the boys were: Iconic Beastie Boys photography

Sunny Bak has a mountain of negatives from photo shoots she did over the years with her friends, the Beastie Boys, from concert scenes to moody studio portraits and outtakes from an iconic pose of the trio on the site of the old New York World’s Fair that appeared as the gatefold of their 1987...

Weekend preview: The Lovers Key, unlikely soul mates

Weekend preview: The Lovers Key, unlikely soul mates

Shortly after they met in 2011, Christopher Moll mentioned to his new songwriting partner, Maco Monthervil, that he dreamed about someday recording their new song “Who’s the One You Love?” in French.

Marco Argiro: A punk hero comes home to share the love

Marco Argiro: A punk hero comes home to share the love

It’s been nearly 15 years since Marco Argiro last stood in front of the Outrights, the teen band that was among those dominating the punk scene in South Florida in the late 1990s.

Ultra Music Festival 2015: 18 and older only

Ultra Music Festival 2015: 18 and older only

An 18-and-older age requirement for Ultra Music Festival will go into effect with the 2015 edition of the Miami event, according to a Tuesday announcement that will be cause for rejoice among the majority of attendees.

Ticket alert: Maroon 5 at BB&T Center Feb. 24

Ticket alert: Maroon 5 at BB&T Center Feb. 24

Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning rockers Maroon 5, led by pop-culture ubiquity Adam Levine, will bring the world tour supporting  their cleverly titled fifth album, “V,” to the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Feb. 24.

Dwyane Wade-Gabrielle Union wedding: What not to bring

Dwyane Wade-Gabrielle Union wedding: What not to bring

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union created one of the great hashtags for their South Florida wedding on Saturday: #TheWadeUnion. But no one can use it at the wedding.

Weekend preview: Live, from the New River, it's a mullet party!

Weekend preview: Live, from the New River, it's a mullet party!

Many tales of conquest (some of them even true) will be shared when several hundred of South Florida’s top fishermen and their friends gather Friday night for drinks and camaraderie at the Pirate Republic on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale. But the real purpose of the party is to...

ZZ Top will play West Palm Beach on May 9

ZZ Top will play West Palm Beach on May 9

The Sept. 9 ZZ Top-Jeff Beck concert at the Cruzan Amphitheatre, canceled after an injury to bassist Dusty Hill, has been rescheduled for May 9, the Texas trio announced.

James Taylor bringing fall tour to BB&T Center in Sunrise

James Taylor bringing fall tour to BB&T Center in Sunrise

Eternally beloved singer-songwriter James Taylor is bringing his fall tour to the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Nov. 15.

Quiz: 'Caddyshack,' art-house Cinderella story

Quiz: 'Caddyshack,' art-house Cinderella story

In his tepid review of the 1980, filmed-in-South-Florida romp “Caddyshack,” Roger Ebert did not predict its enduring place as a pop-culture touchstone worthy of discussion after two Wednesday screenings closing the Art Cinema at the Crest series in Delray Beach.

Beach Day: New album an exciting collection of retro echoes

Beach Day: New album an exciting collection of retro echoes

There is no mistaking Hollywood-based, indie-rock duo Kimmy Drake and Skylar Black’s affection for sunny fun at the shore: Onstage they call themselves Beach Day.

Weekend preview: The joy of sax, drinks and charity

Weekend preview: The joy of sax, drinks and charity

Ben Stocker is a tenor saxophonist from Hollywood, this weekend playing at Books and Books in Coral Gables, one of his last South Florida gigs before he heads off to college and, with hard work and perseverance, a career as a musician. He hopes he’s still performing 70 years from now.

New Found Glory: New album, tour for Coral Springs pop-punk heroes

New Found Glory: New album, tour for Coral Springs pop-punk heroes

Some good news from Coral Springs pop-punk heroes New Found Glory: The band will release their new album, “Resurrection,” on Oct. 7, with the supporting Glamour Kills Tour coming to Revolution Live in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 11.

In Pompano Beach, the healing power of spoken words

In Pompano Beach, the healing power of spoken words

A hallmark of Deerfield Beach resident Brynth Peterson’s spoken-word performances has been a ruthless candor about his painful upbringing and subsequent stretch of time as a “bad individual.”

Weekend preview: Life, death, music, beer, zombies

Weekend preview: Life, death, music, beer, zombies

For Nicole Noël and Chance Meyer, whose days play out under an unyielding specter of death, music has been a constant presence, life itself.

Jon Hopkins bringing 'gorgeous, glitchy' jams to Bardot

Jon Hopkins bringing 'gorgeous, glitchy' jams to Bardot

When Jon Hopkins made his only previous visit to South Florida, he was left off the bill for a November, 2008 show with tourmates Coldplay at the BankAtlantic Center. Not that anyone would have noticed.

Chocolate-covered Primus: Les Claypool as Willy Wonka at Fillmore

Chocolate-covered Primus: Les Claypool as Willy Wonka at Fillmore

Les Claypool’s recent visits to South Florida have come in distinctive guises:  Intracoastal fisherman (in waters from Pompano Beach to Aventura with buddy Dean Ween) and bawdy campfire scout master (with Duo de Twang at Revolution Live). The next time you see him, he’ll be Willy...

About last night: Johnnyswim opens new stage at Broward Center

About last night: Johnnyswim opens new stage at Broward Center

A decision was made before the first concert in the Broward Center’s new Riverview Ballroom Sunday night to draw the thick satin drapes around the room, hiding the spectacular second-floor New River panorama that gives the space its name.  The intent, one organizer said, was to create a...

Weekend preview: Ignore the R rating, take your son to 'Boyhood'

Weekend preview: Ignore the R rating, take your son to 'Boyhood'

Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking film “Boyhood” opens in some theaters this weekend (more widely across South Florida on Aug. 1), and there are many reasons to put it atop your to-do list.

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