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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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Weekend preview: A new party (but, shhh, don't tell)

It’s no doubt rare that you, who has seen everything and partied everywhere, could be invited someplace new, but I think that’s what we have here. So let’s agree on some ground rules. You’re good. Your friends are good. But beyond that, can we keep this to ourselves?

Mod Saturdays is a series of summer poolside parties debuting this weekend at the Royal Palms Hotel, located at 717 Breakers Ave., a...

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Janet Jackson tour coming to Miami

Janet Jackson will perform at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena on Sept. 20 during her just-announced Unbreakable world tour, her first in four years.

Tickets ($46.50-$126.50) go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, June 22 at and all Ticketmaster outlets, including and 800-745-3000. An American Express presale runs Monday-Friday, with a Live Nation pre-sale beginning 10 a.m. Friday,...

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