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Here comes 2017 | The Monday Hit List

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Good morning and happy new year, South Florida. Now, let's go.

(Photo: Jim Rassol)

1. Edge of '17

Sun Sentinel photographers Michael Laughlin and Jim Rassol captured the bitter end of 2016 and the birth of 2017 at downtown celebrations in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach. Here's to even more smiles in 2018.

Recommended listening: "Champagne Year" by St. Vincent

2. Justin time

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? OK.

Recommended listening: "Fight This Generation" by Pavement

(Photo: Rob Grabowski / AP)

3. Sad songs and waltzes

Phillip Valys offers a preview of the 10 most anticipated South Florida concerts of 2017. I could, and will, quarrel with some of them (nothing good can come from seeing Guns N' Roses at this point in your life), but not with the fifth entry on this list.

Recommended listening: "Bloody Mary Morning" by Willie Nelson

(Photo: Taimy Alvarez)

4. In through the out door

To spare you the pain of having to do so, Johnny Diaz has decided who and what will be in and out in 2017. On his hit list: the Netflix series "Bloodline," Emily Estefan and Little Haiti. On his hit-the-road list: Wynwood, HBO's "Ballers" and the Harry S. Truman Little White House in Key West. Dewey wins again.

Recommended listening: "Fill in the Blank" by Car Seat Headrest

(Photo: Brava)

5. Please hold your applause

Michael Mayo reviews Brava by Brad Kilgore, the latest restaurant to feed concertgoers at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami: "The cuisine at Brava is being marketed as 'classics redefined.' I've heard [Kilgore's] food described as 'challenging.' That's fancy food speak for 'You may leave hungry.' "

Recommended listening: "Hands of Time" by Margo Price

— compiled by editor Jake Cline,,

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