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If you didn't cast a vote during the 2016 Best of South Florida election, it ain't no use to sit and wonder why your favorite pizzeria, nightclub or public bathroom didn't receive top honors. Or maybe it did.
Recommended listening: "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" by the Hold Steady
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This past weekend at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach, the Flaming Lips brought their Pink Floyd-meets-Rip Taylor shtick to the House of Creatives Music Festival. Even though the band's gravity failed long ago, Talia J. Medina photographed fans who had the strength to get up and take another shot.
Recommended listening: "Baby Let Me Follow You Down" by Dave Von Ronk
Johnny Diaz offers 10 topics to discuss with turkeys -- er, politically dyspeptic relatives -- on Thanksgiving. Who's up for some scintillating conversation about insurance? Just remember: Half of the people can be part right all of the time. Some of the people can be all right part of the time. But all of the people can't be right all of the time. I think Abraham Lincoln said that.
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Ultra Music Festival has released the initial lineup for its 2017 edition of bleeps and bloops, and as Ben Crandell notes, Ice Cube is among the headliners. That's exciting. As for the rest of the lineup, I know something is happening here, but I don't know what it is.
Recommended listening: "Tell Me That It Isn't True" by Jolie Holland
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Rod Stafford Hagwood recently reviewed "Perfect Arrangement," a comedy set during the 1950s Lavender Scare, a homophobic movement similar to the anti-communist Red Scare that sought to out and vilify gay and lesbian employees of the federal government. "Sure, the ending feels too tidy and didactic by far," Hagwood writes, "but in the current political climate, 'Perfect Arrangement' still manages to fairly vibrate with relevancy." Take heed of this, and get plenty of rest.
Recommended listening: "Jokerman" by Caetano Veloso
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