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Good afternoon, South Florida. Ozzy's comin'.

(Photo: Michael Laughlin)

1. Swept away

Riptide Music Festival returned to Fort Lauderdale beach this weekend with another lineup of past and present hitmakers, including Weezer, Boyz II Men, Portugal. The Man, Morris Day and the Time, and Loverboy. Photographer Michael Laughlin was working for the weekend.

Recommended listening: "El Scorcho" by Weezer

2. Bested 

Ladies and gentlemen, start your arguments. SouthFlorida.com's Best of South Florida 2017 is here

Recommended listening: "Special" by Angel Olsen

 

3. Don't wait

Christine Dolen reviews "Most Wanted," a play written by Peter Sagal, of NPR's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!," making its world premiere at FAU in Boca Raton: "What makes 'Most Wanted' not just entertaining but decidedly resonant are the truths woven into the script. The friction and resentments between [the characters] will land differently if you’re a young adult or an older person, but they will land, unless your childhood and/or child rearing were miraculously trouble-free." Bonus: Much of the show is set in Florida, as the main characters attempt to reach Key West.

Recommended listening: "Lying With You" by Charlotte Gainsbourg

4. Shake it up

Like it or not, Art Basel returns to Miami-Dade County this week, which means locals can expect the usual traffic nightmares, reports of celebrity sightings and clouds of spray paint over Wynwood. Phillip Valys has been busy getting us ready for the week, offering advice on how to get around the county without succumbing to road or parking rage; providing a peek inside the Kanye West bounce house opening Friday at Wynwood's RC Cola Plant; spotlighting the week's free events; and ignoring the VIP nonsense for parties that are actually worth attending

Recommended listening: "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile

 

5. Enter paint man

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has settled in Jupiter, where Ben Crandell recently visited him to discuss art, music and a chance meeting that changed his life earlier this year. “I’m in a whole new world in the last six months, bro,” Newsted says.

Recommended listening: "Sad but True" by Metallica

— compiled by SouthFlorida.com editor Jake Cline, Twitter.com/jakefloridaFacebook.com/JakeCline

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