Weekend preview: Hot air, hot music and a jellyfish sombrero

Weekend preview: Hot air, hot music and a jellyfish sombrero

It’s not often that the Broward Center for the Performing Arts offers a concert by a singer whose songs are heard among the thumpy pop hits on Y100, but there are all kinds of new things going on at the big house on the New River.

It took so long to make it: Jimmy Webb in Delray Beach

It took so long to make it: Jimmy Webb in Delray Beach

Jimmy Webb is one of America’s foremost storytellers, a reporter of unique sensitivity most famous for dispatches sent back from a lonely, love-parched landscape in such hit songs as “Wichita Lineman,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Galveston,” “...

Witness a new arts scene breaking out in Old Pompano Beach

Witness a new arts scene breaking out in Old Pompano Beach

Bailey Contemporary Arts, a new studio and exhibition space in Old Pompano Beach that has struck a programming partnership with the team that put Delray Beach’s Arts Garage on the cultural map, will introduce itself to the community with an open house and street party on Wednesday.

Crosby, Stills and Nash coming to Broward Center

Crosby, Stills and Nash coming to Broward Center

Crosby, Stills & Nash  will extend their popular 2014 tour with a new slate of summer dates that begin Aug. 6 at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Steve Aoki at Hard Rock Live: More tickets now available

Steve Aoki at Hard Rock Live: More tickets now available

As much as the presence of the pool would have added to the multisensory experience of Steve Aoki’s Friday appearance at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, it turns out he’s just too big for the space.

Tortuga Music Festival 2014: 10 things you need to know

Tortuga Music Festival 2014: 10 things you need to know

Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival returns to Fort Lauderdale beach this weekend for a second year of showing off country music’s biggest names, including Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert and Hank Williams Jr. The 26-act lineup also includes nine-time Grammy...

Weekend preview: Think globally, drink beer

Weekend preview: Think globally, drink beer

With apologies to the many accomplished musicians performing on Fort Lauderdale beach this weekend, the most important improvement at the ocean-ecology-minded Tortuga Music Festival is the news that the house beer this year is...

Eric Church: Nashville's dark poet is ready for some sunlight

Eric Church: Nashville's dark poet is ready for some sunlight

Country renegade Eric Church lives and writes on the edge, but when he takes the stage on the ocean’s rim at the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale Saturday night, the metaphorical significance will be overshadowed by a more literal consideration: He loves this locale.

Dita Von Teese and her South Florida disciples

Dita Von Teese and her South Florida disciples

When trend-setting burlesque revivalist Dita Von Teese performs at Revolution Live Thursday and Friday on a tour she says is her last in a G-string, more than 20 members of Fort Lauderdale-based Cupcake Burlesque, Miami’s Shameless Burlesque and several other troupes will be up close in the...

A gathering of middling stars for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at BB&T Center

A gathering of middling stars for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at BB&T Center

“I'm here to sing with the King of the Jews – who could ask for anything more?” said John Lydon, once known as the Sex Pistols’ combustible Johnny Rotten, at an announcement of a bizarre arena tour of  “Jesus Christ Superstar” due to hit the BB&T Center...

In Fort Lauderdale, Dita Von Teese's last dance

In Fort Lauderdale, Dita Von Teese's last dance

Sex symbol, style-setter and Swarovski supernova, Dita Von Teese is the mistress of her domain, and she has the stiletto heels to prove it. Fittingly, they once gripped the feet of pinup icon Bettie Page.

O, Miami at New World Center: Poetry, writ large

O, Miami at New World Center: Poetry, writ large

Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Hass was among the most public of United States poet laureates when he took “the very odd job” in the 1990s, saying he wanted “to go where poets don’t go.”

Exploring the nerdy depths of Chris Hardwick

Exploring the nerdy depths of Chris Hardwick

The idea that Chris Hardwick could use his proficient nerd skills to make his way in the world first came to him as a young bowler with a girl propped up against a trash bin behind a bowling alley.

Weekend preview: Beer, peeps and chicken wings!

Weekend preview: Beer, peeps and chicken wings!

At last year’s New River Raft Race, the entry from students at the AIAS FAU School of Architecture won the fastest-raft category in a romp. But the one guy hoping for a closer race this weekend is their own admiral, Anthony Abbate, associate provost for Florida Atlantic University’s...

Good vibrations in Pompano Beach at Kulcha Shok Surf and Muzik Festival

Good vibrations in Pompano Beach at Kulcha Shok Surf and Muzik Festival

Saturday’s inaugural Kulcha Shok Surf and Muzik Festival was created by Coconut Grove native and surfer Lance O to promote the reggae music and beach-culture vibe encouraged for nearly two decades by his record label based in Miami. That it’s happening in Pompano Beach should surprise no...

Poetry takeover in Miami? You bet your assonance

Poetry takeover in Miami? You bet your assonance

With sounds of the weekend’s DJ cavalcade known as Ultra Music Festival still ringing incessantly in the collective ear, a quieter but perhaps even more ambitious set of culture engineers will gather this week for the annual O, Miami poetry festival.

Tortuga Music Festival: Performer schedule, single-day tickets available

Tortuga Music Festival: Performer schedule, single-day tickets available

Advance single-day tickets for Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival went on sale Tuesday morning, along with a reveal of what acts are playing which day on the three stages set up on Fort Lauderdale beach April 12-13.

Brad Paisley to make summer stop in West Palm Beach

Brad Paisley to make summer stop in West Palm Beach

Like his most recent album, “Wheelhouse,” Brad Paisley is all over the map these days, and in August that will include the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach.

Rapper Earl Sweatshirt to play Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale

Rapper Earl Sweatshirt to play Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale

Los Angeles-based alt-rap provocateur Earl Sweatshirt, whose stage name is only out-cooled by that of his home crew, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, will perform May 10 at Revolution Live (100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale).

Fleetwood Mac reunion tour at BB&T Center Dec. 19

Fleetwood Mac reunion tour at BB&T Center Dec. 19

The most popular lineup of Fleetwood Mac, the iconic "Rumours"-era quintet, is reuniting after 16 years and Thursday morning announced a fall-winter tour that will stop at the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Dec. 19.

Weekend preview: Why Fort Lauderdale is so darn livable

Weekend preview: Why Fort Lauderdale is so darn livable

No matter how much you love Fort Lauderdale, the city’s appearance on Livability.com’s list of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the country had to come as a surprise. For all the complaining that goes on around here (not you, them), perhaps it takes some outsiders to tell us what we...

The Thirsty Games: CrossFit coming to Himmarshee

The Thirsty Games: CrossFit coming to Himmarshee

Even when seen during a slow weekend afternoon on a sports-bar TV, watching a CrossFit competition, with its glistening contestants powerlifting and kettlebelling and grunting and doing those crazy handstand push-ups, is always highly motivating. If only we hadn’t just ordered that pitcher and...

'Miami Boheme': City's true ultra music scene on WPBT

'Miami Boheme': City's true ultra music scene on WPBT

During a week when music enthusiasts from around the globe have gathered in Miami for cutting-edge electronic sounds, WPBT will remind them what the city really sounds like.

The Baboons are ready to feed their fans again

The Baboons are ready to feed their fans again

Can a chick rocker still rock after, you know, she’s best known around the house as Mom? Apparently even harder — or better, when you are also a Baboon.

Review: Miley Cyrus at Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena

Review: Miley Cyrus at Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena

If you also happened to be stuck behind the world’s most infuriating stretch-limo driver on the 395 exit to Biscayne before the Miley Cyrus show in Miami Saturday night, it was hard not to be enchanted by the nearby sight of the Adrienne Arsht Center, lit up for its own special evening (the...

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