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Barbara Corbellini Duarte and Talia J. Medina this weekend visited Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, respectively, to document acts of sacrilege -- sorry, Christmas spirit -- at the annual bar crawls collectively known as SantaCon. Subtitle this one, "I Saw Mommy Getting a Lap Dance From Santa Claus, and Other Scenes From the Death of My Childhood."
Recommended listening: "Christmas in Jail, Ain't That a Pain" by Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell
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If you skipped this year's Y100 Jingle Ball, you missed Fifth Harmony performing in Florida Panthers jerseys, LunchMoney Lewis wearing a "Ride the Lightning" T-shirt and the Chainsmokers not catching fire.
Recommended listening: "Go Power at Christmas Time" by James Brown
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"It's just some old guy retiring, taking a break from work for a while. That's all it really is," Ron Brewer, the now former co-host of "The Paul and Young Ron Show," told Ben Crandell at the final broadcast of the morning-drive program on which he appeared with Paul Castronovo for more than 20 years on stations such as Big 105.9-FM. "Ray Donovan" actor Steven Bauer, filmmaker Billy Corben and retired football player Dan Marino visited the Fort Lauderdale Improv Friday morning to watch Brewer sign off.
Recommended listening: "Christmas Wrapping" by the Waitresses
Dining writer Mike Mayo offers 10 restaurants that will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Yes, you'll probably want to make a reservation, and, yes, you probably should invite your family.
Recommended listening: "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' " by Mack Rice
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Rod Stafford Hagwood recently took in a performance of Cirque du Soleil's "Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities," running through Jan. 29 at Hard Rock Stadium (where Dan Marino's old football team plays). Funniest bit: "Mini Lili, a character played by Antanina Satsura, makes her first big appearance (pun intended). Satsura is 3 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 50 pounds. Whenever she's onstage, Gary's eyes sparkle. It's probably not relevant, but Gary is an avid doll collector."
Recommended listening: "Lonely Christmas Call" by George Jones
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