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Nitro Circus Live cancels BB&T Center stop

Nitro Circus Live, the action-sports tour fueled by 10-time X Games gold medalist Travis Pastrana, has canceled its scheduled stop at the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Wednesday, May 6.

The company in an announcement on Monday cited “unforeseen circumstances related to our television production.” Starring more than 40 top BMX, motocross and skateboarding athletes, “Nitro Circus Live” premiered in 2009 on MTV and has aired for four seasons on MTV2.

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Kraftwerk bringing 3-D concert to Miami

Game-changing electronica and EDM pioneers Kraftwerk will visit 12 cities on a just-announced North American tour, and Miami is one of them.

Tickets to the Kraftwerk 3-D Concert on Sept. 29 in the intimate Olympia Theater at Gusman Center go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 8. Info:

A hypnotizing blend of man, machine, music and painstakingly precise performance art, this time around with cardboard glasses, Kraftwerk is continuing the ambitions that prevailed on “Kraftwerk – The Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8,” an acclaimed series of international dates over the past couple of years.

After four decades of recordings and performances, which included a well-received 2012 debut at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, their most impressive work of art may be remaining so vitally relevant to so many for all these years.

Combining new sound innovations, 3D projections, animation and improvisation, Kraftwerk can draw on the music of eight groundbreaking studio albums, as prescient as they...

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Sunfest 2015 finale: Pixies, Boston, Fall Out Boy

SunFest 2015 concluded on Sunday with another potent display of eclecticism punctuated by Fall Out Boy, whose massive sing-along hit “Centuries” still seemed to be echoing across the West Palm Beach Waterfront while closing fireworks painted a luminous moon in reds, purples and golds.

The finale for the 33rd annual festival featured a lineup highlighted by the punkish fury of the Pixies, classic-rock survivors Boston and the soaring anthems of Fall Out Boy, whose radio-ready arena rock seems to speak to something deeper in its fans.

With blues skies and a gentle breeze, the weather maintained a sunny disposition for the thousands of fans jammed onto the festival site, even showing a sense of humor in reserving the only sprinkle of the day for the set by Matisyahu, whose best-known songs include “Sunshine.”

Sitting along the water in a black CBGB T-shirt, white-haired John Kirk, of Boca Raton, was there to see the Pixies. That was his kind of music, as CBGB was his kind of club, going all...

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Weekend preview: Support your local musician

SunFest always reminds us how many of our friends actually love live music, yet only get out to hear it on special occasions. While we’ve long had Sunday Sharpied with the word “Pixies!,” this also is a good weekend to sample the kind of thoughtful indie sounds that South Florida never gets any credit for producing.

At C&I Studios (541 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale) on Saturday, you’ll find free sets by Ryan Alexander, Danny Brunjes and Jeff Rose, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Alexander (of the band Civilian), Brunjes (Rivers) and Rose (Civilian and Great Aunts) will each play a solo set in the FAT Village studio, and all have new music to share.

Civilian, the spawn of Fort Lauderdale has been in a Nashville studio recording the followup to its 2012 debut, “Should This Noose Unloosen,” and there is a Kickstarter component to finish the album, which you'll find here. More info: Info: The Boca Raton-based Rose, the drummer who has set the pace for Léger, Stonefox and...

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Tim McGraw coming to West Palm Beach

Country music Renaissance man Tim McGraw will bring his 36-city Shotgun Rider tour to the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on Aug. 21, with tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 1.

Tickets are $27.25-$68 at, all Ticketmaster outlets and 800-745-3000. Billy Currington and Chase Bryant are the opening acts.

As a Nashville juggernaut, McGraw recently was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and he’s one of a handful on that list who can also share a big-screen scene with George Clooney and not look out of place, as he does in the upcoming sci-fi adventure “Tomorrowland,” in theaters May 22.

The tour shares its name with the love song on his 2014 album “Sundown Heaven Town,” and references one of his other claims to fame, his nearly two-decade marriage to singer Faith Hill.

McGraw is scheduled to promote the tour with Tuesday appearances on TV shows hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Kimmel.

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Eight things to do with the kids this weekend

Getting out of the house with the kids this weekend would be easier if we knew what the weather is going to do. Luckily, we have Sun Sentinel atmospheric authority Ken Kaye, whose career record of 4,256 correct forecasts would put him in the Weather Hall of Fame, if not for those well-publicized wagering weekends in Las Vegas (where, Kaye claims, he did not bet on his own forecasts).

This morning, Kaye's exhaustive research (they don’t call him the Charlie Hustle of climatology for nothing) allowed him to make an optimistic weekend weather forecast: “Expect a mix of sun, clouds, scattered showers and storms today. The weekend should be hot with lots of sun and only a small chance of rain.”


The Sweet Corn Fiesta on Sunday in West Palm Beach celebrates our homegrown crop with rides, games, music and yada-yada... The real event is the International Corn Eating Contest, judged by Major League Eating (of ESPN fame), beginning at around 3 p.m., during which the kids can unlearn...

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