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The Go Guide Places, people and life with Ben Crandell

Ready for your KISS closeup, South Florida?

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will trade on South Florida’s insatiable nostalgia for KISS with upcoming meet-and-greet appearances pegged to their latest output.

On Saturday, Jan. 27, Simmons will be at Walt Grace Vintage, the remarkable cars-and-guitars emporium in Wynwood, with his 10-CD box set “The Vault.” The collection, which Simmons calls “a deeply personal … 50-year time capsule that serves as a soundtrack to my life,” includes 150 unreleased recordings made with KISS and other artists.

The set includes a 160-page book of photography, track-by-track commentary and a variety of mementos, plus a new Gene Simmons action figure. The sticker price is $2,000.

Simmons will bring the Valut Experience World Tour to Walt Grace Vintage 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, when purchasers of the box set will get a one-on-one opportunity for photos and autographs. Walt Grace Vintage is at 2450 NW Second Ave., in Miami.

If you can’t make it, Simmons offers the Vault Home Experience, a two-hour listening party for friends and family in your house, with Simmons hand-delivering “The Vault” to you. Cost: $50,000.

For more information, visit WaltGraceVintage.com and GeneSimmonsVault.com.

Stanley has been a painter of colorful portraits and abstracts for more than a decade and will attend exhibits of his work at galleries in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.

On Friday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., the singer will be at Wentworth Gallery, 819 E. Las Olas Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale. From 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, he will be at the Wentworth Gallery in Boca Town Center, 6000 Glades Road, in Boca Raton.

Wentworth Gallery locations across the United States hold collections of Stanley’s paintings, mixed-media originals, limited-edition prints and acrylic guitar sculpture.

For more information on the Fort Lauderdale appearance, call 954-468-0685 or email lasolas@wentworthgallery.com; in Boca Raton, call 561-338-0804 or email towncenter@wentworthgallery.com.

For information about Stanley’s work, visit PaulStanley.com and WentworthGallery.com.

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

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