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(Photo: Jim Rassol)
Our photographers and writers blanketed this weekend's Tortuga Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale beach. Jim Rassol and Barbara Corbellini Duarte took more than 225 photos of performers such as Kenny Chesney and Delta Rae and fans sitting on one another's shoulders to see them. Duarte also saw tattoos as far as the sunglassed eye could see. Ben Crandell caught Chris Stapleton performing new music and making the case for outlaw country at the festival. Crandell and Talia J. Medina filed text and video reports from the beach. I stayed home.
Recommended listening: "High Ticket Attractions" by the New Pornographers
(Photo: Talia J. Medina)
The ninth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride festival and parade took place Saturday and Sunday in Lummus Park. Talia J. Medina went to see what's new under the rainbow.
Recommended listening: "Baybee" by Jay Sohm
(Photo: Maclay Heriot)
Phillip Valys recently interviewed Eric Howk, guitarist of the Portland-based rock band Portugal. The Man, who have a new album titled "Woodstock" and a show Monday night at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale. No surprise given its title, but "Woodstock" is a topical work, with songs that touch on Black Lives Matter, gun control, the Charlie Hebdo massacre and so-called fake news. "We just believe in basic equality and civil rights,” Howk says. Rock. On.
Recommended listening: "Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man
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Chance the Rapper, U2, Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd, Lady Gaga, Guns N Roses and Metallica are bringing their 2017 tours to South Florida, and you'll find details on those concerts and others right here. See you soon, Emmylou Harris and Jason Isbell.
Recommended listening: "Super 8" by Jason Isbell
(Photo: Matt Christine)
If you'd asked me last month to identify Alton Brown, I might have reached for a box of Crayolas. I knew nothing about him. But after reading Mike Mayo's interview with the Food Network personality, I now consider myself a fan, never mind that I've never seen Brown on "Iron Chef America," "Good Eats," "Cutthroat Kitchen" or any other cooking show on which he might have appeared. I haven't even heard him speak. But how can you not like a guy who says, "I have very sharp ideas about hot dogs"? Or, when talking about being comfortable with yourself, says, "Everyone’s body is different. Some people are Maseratis and some are station wagons"? Or who was the director of photography on R.E.M.'s video for "The One I Love"? Fire.
Recommended listening: "The One I Love" by R.E.M.
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