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Phillip Valys

Writer

Phillip Valys covers general arts and entertainment for the Sun Sentinel and SouthFlorida.com. Though his focus is on the visual arts and music scenes, he's easily distracted by food festivals. An FAU graduate, his work has appeared in Forum Publishing Group's chain of weeklies, the Miami Herald and New Times.

Recent Articles

  • How does an astronaut poop in space?

    How does an astronaut poop in space?

    "Astronaut" exhibit at South Florida Science Center in West Palm Beach probes how to live like a space cowboy.

  • 12 reasons to freak out over Halloween in South Florida

    12 reasons to freak out over Halloween in South Florida

    From Wicked Manors to Wiz Khalifa, here are the top parties, zombie walks, monster crawls and costume contests in South Florida.

  • Five must-see art shows and events for 2017-2018

    Five must-see art shows and events for 2017-2018

    The Norton Museum of Art’s “Spotlight” shows “BRILLIANT: Recent Acquisitions” (Oct. 26-Dec. 7), “Miss Lucy’s 3-Day Dollhouse Party” (Dec. 14-Feb. 4) and “Black History Black Futures” (Feb. 8-March 18) at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-832-5196 or Norton.org. Admission...

  • Welcome to Jen Clay's nightmares

    Welcome to Jen Clay's nightmares

    During her heavily medicated childhood in rural North Carolina, Jen Clay would sleep restlessly in her bedroom with the lights switched on, keeping vigil for the shadowy claw she believed lurked beneath her bed. “I just remember having this big bag of pills,” Clay recalls of her night terrors as...

  • South Florida's top five film festivals

    South Florida's top five film festivals

    Outshine Film Festival Oct. 6-15 (Fort Lauderdale) and April 20-29 (Miami); multiple Fort Lauderdale and Miami venues; 877-766-8156 or MiFoFilm.com. Tickets cost $11-$60 per screening. After two years of juggling different names — from the MiFo LGBT Film Festival to the Miami and Fort Lauderdale)...

  • Guide to the Arts 2017-18

    Guide to the Arts 2017-18

    We look ahead to the coming arts season with Chantel Acevedo, Jen Clay, Rufus Jones Jr. and other South Florida artists. Plus, our critics offer their picks for the season's best events.

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