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Good afternoon, South Florida. Have the celebrities gone home?
(Photo: Phillip Valys)
So Art Basel was fun, at least for our reporters and photographers, who dove into a pool filled with 100 million plastic sprinkles, visited a virtual-reality Las Vegas, saw concerts by KRS-One and Fat Joe and the Wu-Tang Clan, encountered some unflattering and not unexpected Donald Trump art at Wynwood Walls and attended a party whose guests included Leonardo DiCaprio and Cindy Crawford. And what about you? Did you have fun?
Recommended listening: "Play Money" by the New Pornographers
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I wrote a preview of Ta-Nehisi Coates' Jan. 11 appearance at Miami Dade College, where he will discuss his new collection of previously published essays, "We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy." If you're familiar with Coates' work -- and how could you not be? -- you know not to expect a dry recitation of text. Coates is a dynamic public speaker, as funny as he is fearless, and he will be interviewed onstage at MDC by journalist Nadege Green of WLRN. Tickets are on sale now.
Recommended listening: "Who Told You That" by Mavis Staples
(Photo: Jim Rassol)
Do you like boats? Bright lights? Corporate advertising? Then you may like these photos from this weekend's Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale. Me? I always go to see as a sailor.
Recommended listening: "Down Down the Deep River" by Okkervil River
(Photo: Josh Sisk for the Washington Post)
After much delay, Janet Jackson tonight will bring her State of the World tour to the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Expect to find photos from the show Tuesday on SouthFlorida.com.
Recommended listening: "When I Think of You" by Janet Jackson
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Christine Dolen reviews "Billy and Me," a world-premiere play by Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout that concerns the friendship between playwrights Tennesee Williams and William Inge: "How much truth is in 'Billy and Me'? Plenty, including a driven artist’s irresistible compulsion to write, the cost of exposing one’s inner life and, regarding a profession increasingly on the ropes in our digital age, the lingering impact criticism can have on an artist."
Recommended listening: "Tennessee Song" by Margo Price
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