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Miami City Ballet announces 2015-2016 season

Miami City Ballet plans on making its 30th anniversary season in 2015-2016 an ambitious one.

The company will not only perform in its home theaters in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Naples, but they will add a national tour with stops in New York, Chicago and Minneapolis.

"The ability to sustain high-quality art over 30 years while becoming an integral part of one's home communities is a huge accomplishment, and one that we're very proud of," says Lourdes Lopez, the ballet company's artistic director. "While we revere our past, and our programming reflects this, we are also determined to take risks in order to share an abundance of exciting new works with excited new audiences."

The upcoming season will include masterworks from George Balanchine (the company has a strong foundation performing ballets from the late, legendary choreographer) as well as leading modern dance choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Justin Peck and Liam Scarlett.

Four major works have been...

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Miami-Dade and Broward chefs battle at Delish 2015

It's a big ol' food fight in Davie with Delish 2015, a culinary battle between Broward and Miami-Dade chefs (CHECK OUT THE PHOTO GALLERY ABOVE FROM LAST YEAR).

This year's honorary chair is Carla Pellegrino of "Top Chef" fame and CBS Miami's Lisa Petrillo will host the evening where SoFla's favorite foodie stars face-off to take home the title of Most Delish County. The fundraiser is Friday, April 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Young at Art Museum, 741 SW 121st Ave., in Davie.

Tickets cost $150 for general admission. The fourth-annual event benefits ARC Broward, which supports critically needed services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. To order, call 954-746-9400 or go to ARCbroward.com.

Participating chefs include:

Bravo TV's "Best New Restaurant" Chef Nuno Grullon of R House Wynwood

Chopped Winner Chef Adrienne Grenier of 3030 Ocean

Chef Philip Darmon of Hardy Park Bistro

Chef Andres Marin of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute

"Hell’s Kitchen" Alum Robyn Almodovar...

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'Project Runway Junior' casting call for teenagers

Are you a teenager with enough style to battle with the big boys? Well then the brand new sew-sew reality show "Project Runway Junior" is looking for you.

The fashion designer wannabes must be 14-17 years old. The application deadline is May 4th.

To apply or to get more information, go to MysticartPictures.com (and click on "Now Casting").

If you have any questions, either email ProjectRunwayJR@gmail.com or call 818-563-4131.

The winner of the competition will receive cash prizes and a scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM).

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Standup comedy comes to Boynton Beach

Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight. That's the way it will be with Boynton Beach's Stage Left Theatre when they bring standup star Mike Recine for the company's first comedy evening.

In addition to appearing in comedy clubs throughout New York, Recine has appeared on "Conan" and written for the MTV Video Music Awards. South Floridian's Jay Risk opens the show.

"A Comedy Evening" will be Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.) at Stage Left Theatre, 145 S.E. 2nd Ave., Boynton Beach. Tickets are $20. To order, call 561-301-5404 or go to StageLeftTheatre.net.

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FASHION PORN: Escada Polo Pop-Up Photo Gallery

Escada brought even more fashion and style to the International Polo Club Palm Beach recently with a pop-up shop.

The poolside boutique event was hosted by Georgina Bloomberg and Escada fashion director Daniel Wingate with "Town & County" magazine as a media sponsor. A portion of the proceeds from sales benefitted All For One Pet Rescue.

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Playwrights keep it brief for 'Short Cuts 5'

Nine original short plays from local playwrights. Six performances at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton.

Those are the numbers for "Short Cuts 5," a production of 10-minute playlets staged by the Playgroup, a community theater company. According to the show's tagline, the funny and dramatic short plays deal with "bad dreams, silent schemes, power plays, dates with gays, midnight acts, evil pacts … and more."

Directed by Coral Springs' Joyce Sweeney and Palm Beach's Brian Reeves, the plays include:

"Is It a Dream," by Boca Raton's Marnie Bauman. Tagline: "An old familiar dream turns into a nightmare."

"She's Off Her Rocker," by Delray Beach's Donna Warfield. "There's more than one way to get a man out of his recliner."

"Romance a la Medicare," by Boca Raton's Joe Feinstein. "There's a lid for every crackpot."

"Blind Date," by Pompano Beach's Stuart McIver Jr.. "It's never too late to try something new."

"Turnabout," by West Palm Beach's Todd Caster. "Dad was told by mother,...

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