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Chili Cook-off pics, Avett Brothers, Hamilton tickets | The Monday Hit List

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Good afternoon, South Florida. It's Monday in the United States of America. Do you know your rights?

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1. Winter games

On a weekend perfect for staying indoors, our photographers ventured out in the rain and cold to document the FM Festival in Miami Beach, the Kiss Country Chili Cook-off in Pembroke Pines and the Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show. They're still shivering.

Recommended listening: "I Am a Patriot" by Little Steven

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2. Let them in

Phillip Valys interviews Avett Brothers bassist Bob Crawford, whose story should damn well break your heart.

Recommended listening: "I and Love and You" by the Avett Brothers

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3. Mother, do you think they'll drop the bomb?

Christine Dolen reviews "Motherland," which playwright Allison Gregory based on Bertolt Brecht's 1939 play "Mother Courage and Her Children." Gregory's show, which Dolen reports is still being developed by the Theatre Lab at Florida Atlantic University, also references Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty and "ricochets from observant humor to menace, intimidation, charged sensuality, violence and tragedy." Sounds like what we experienced this past weekend, minus the sensuality.

Recommended listening: "Alabama Song" by the Doors

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4. Wait for it

Rod Stafford Hagwood had the scoop last Friday that "Hamilton: An American Musical" is coming to the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale sometime during the theater's 2018-2019 season. "Sometime" is the key word there, as precise dates have yet to be announced, nor have ticket prices. However, Broadway Across America, the company that will be presenting the show, is giving a select group of theatergoers first crack at purchasing tickets. How do you join this oh, so special group? Find out here.

Recommended listening: "Funky President (People It's Bad)" by James Brown

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5. Can you hear me now?

Mike Mayo reviews Steak 954, a restaurant at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale that once tried to get customers to pay $100 for a cheesesteak. The restaurant has dropped the price to a "merely ostentatious $65," Mayo reports, but even if you can't bring yourself to pay that much for a sandwich, a meal here is still going to cost you. "The meat is expensive and delicious," Mayo writes, "$75 for a succulent, marbled strip sirloin of American Wagyu from Snake River Farms in Idaho, a crossbreed of Japanese and American cattle. The 40-day, dry-aged, bone-in rib-eye, from Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors in New Jersey, costs $57. Is it worth it?"

Recommended listening: "Oh Come On" by the Julie Ruin

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

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