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Riptide Music Festival photos, Guns N' Roses in Miami, 'Tommy' | The Monday Hit List

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Good afternoon, South Florida. Who are you wearing?

(Photo: Barbara Corbellini Duarte)

1. Roll, Riptide

The new Riptide Music Festival took place this weekend on Fort Lauderdale beach with a lineup that seemed built to appease Gen X parents, their millennial kids and, apparently, old dudes with a thing for Vikings. For the Gen-Xers, the schedule on Sunday (the B-52s, Howard Jones, Expose) served to remind them just how long it's been since they were young. For their unwrinkled counterparts in the audience and on the stage Saturday, the festival's message was clear: If you're lucky, this is going to happen to you, too.

Recommended listening: "Girl From Ipanema Goes to Greenland" by the B-52s

(Photo: K.C. Alfred)

2. Won't you come home, Bill Bailey?

"Do you know where you are?" Uh, Marlins Park?

Recommended listening: "Since I Don't Have You" by Guns N' Roses

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(Photo: Barbara Corbellini Duarte)

3. Art Basel is over

Seriously, it's over. You can go home now. And take your new tattoos with you. Please.

Recommended listening: "Waiting on a Friend" by the Rolling Stones

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4. Signing off

Ben Crandell reports that Ron Brewer is leaving the "Paul and Young Ron Show," a morning-drive chat fest heard on radio stations across South Florida since 1990. Brewer's on-air announcement Monday morning seems to have come as a surprise to his co-host, Paul Castronovo. “I’m confused and blindsided,” Castronovo said. More here.

Recommended listening: "Toys in the Attic" by Aerosmith

(Photo: Shannon Oullette)

5. Do you think it's alright?

Christine Dolen recently took in Outré Theatre Company's "Tommy," which is based not on the 1975 film, but on the 1993 Broadway musical. All these works are based, of course, on the 1969 album by the Who, whose name is still the only right answer to the question "Beatles or Stones?" "The voices of its talented cast are Outré's strongest asset," Dolen writes. "[Mike] Westrich is a charismatic, compelling Tommy, and though [Carsten] Kjaerulff does sing at some points in the show, he is remarkably still and focused as life swirls around the unresponsive young Tommy."

Recommended listening: "Overture/It's a Boy" by the Who

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

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