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Good day, South Florida. Here are this week's welcome distractions.

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1. 'See ya later, Maguires!'

Maguires Hill 16 has been eighty-sixed. Mike Mayo and Phillip Valys filed this report from the Fort Lauderdale Irish pub's last dance on Sunday.

Recommended listening: "Astral Weeks" by Glen Hansard

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2. All thumbs

There was a time, not all that long ago, when I could have beaten you at Galaga.

Recommended listening: "No Quarter" by Led Zeppelin

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3. The next 'Day'

Johnny Diaz recently spoke to comedy icon Norman Lear about Netflix's remake of the 1970s-'80s sitcom "One Day at a Time," which concerned a single mom raising two daughters in Indianapolis. The new show moves the story to Los Angeles, where a Cuban-American Army veteran named Penelope is living with her two daughters and mother. Gloria Estefan sings the theme song, "This Is It," which Diaz reports now "features horns and a tropical beat." Lear, who helped to give us "All in the Family," a Mount Rushmore-worthy achievement, says he fell for the song at first listen. "We were all thrilled the minute we heard it," he says.

Recommended listening: "This Is It" by Gloria Estefan

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4. Just eat it

Don't argue. These are the best restaurants in Palm Beach County.

Recommended listening: "West Palm Beach" by Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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5. Seems like old times

"It's the story of a country and the world in pretty bad shape." So says Joe Masteroff, the 97-year-old playwright who wrote the book for the original Broadway production of "Cabaret," in a recent interview with Rod Stafford Hagwood. The musical, conceived by producer Hal Prince, concerns the rise of the Nazis in pre-World War II Germany, and you don't need a Twitter account to know why the show, coming to the Broward Center, remains relevant.

Recommended listening: "Berlin" by Lou Reed

— compiled by editor Jake Cline,,

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