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Irie Weekend 2017: Kevin Hart for art's sake

Irie Weekend 2017: Kevin Hart for art's sake

Approaching their 30th anniversary as an NBA franchise, the Miami Heat are one of the league’s glamour teams thanks to three championships, but also to the celebrity environment that DJ Irie has helped cultivate in his 18 years performing for his hometown squad.

Those relationships will be on full display during the 13th annual Irie Weekend Thursday-Sunday, June 29-July 2, which will include performances and appearances by comedian Kevin Hart and rappers Future, T.I. and Lil Yachty, as well as a celebrity golf tournament and a birthday brunch for Hart. The events benefit the Irie Foundation and its mentoring efforts for at-risk youth in South Florida.

The big get for Irie...