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Weekend preview: Nietzsche or Farley, who's the man?

Despite evidence to the contrary, the male human is a complicated being, something explored in the latest Woody Allen picture, “Irrational Man,” opening in a few South Florida theaters this weekend.

A new movie from Allen, nearing 80, has always been important to people of a certain age, temperament and background. With the quality of recent work decidedly mixed, there nevertheless is always the possibility...

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Ticket alert: Gary Clark Jr. at Fillmore

Grammy-winning young singer and guitar god Gary Clark Jr. will bring his fall-spring tour to the Fillmore Miami Beach on Feb. 19, with tickets on sale 10 a.m. Aug. 7.

Tickets are $36.50 (general admission) and $48.50 (reserved), available at the Fillmore box office (1700 Washington Ave.), and by phone at 800-745-3000. A Live Nation presale begins 10 a.m. Aug. 6.

The tour supports Clark’s...

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Martin Lawrence bringing live (not dead) comedy tour to Miami

Life’s been good for actor-comedian Martin Lawrence since he died. Which should put him in a fine mood when he brings his fall comedy tour to Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena on Sept. 11.

Lawrence was killed by the Internet in April, his body found in a Los Angeles hotel room, according to a RIP Martin Lawrence Facebook page, prompting a flurry of speculation and well wishes.

But since his passing,...

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It rocks: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach

In yet another sign that, hey, we do too have class, one of South Florida’s top live-music venues, most recently sponsored by a rum distillery, now answers to the cosmopolitan name of a gluten-free French spirit: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre.

The name change is effective immediately at the Live Nation-programmed stage at the South Florida Fairgrounds, which has gone by its original name, Coral Sky Amphitheatre,...

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Craig Ferguson coming to Fillmore Miami Beach

Craig Ferguson will bring the intelligent, off-the-cuff wit that distinguished his decade hosting “The Late Late Show” to the Fillmore Miami Beach on Dec. 3, with tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 31.

Reserved-seat tickets are $59.50, $45 and $35 at the theater box office (1700 Washington Ave.), and at 800-745-3000. A LiveNation presale begins 10 a.m. Wednesday.

A Scottish-born U.S....

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Weekend preview: Maco Monthervil goes Electric

Once again, Boynton Beach resident Maco Monthervil is here today to beguile us in ways we could not have predicted.

Monthervil was last seen as one half of the Lovers Key, the memorable duo that released “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow,” which was No. 1 on the list of best local albums of 2014 in this space for its “beautifully calibrated mix of retro-soul swagger and stylish pop intelligence.”

The pairing...

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