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Ready for your KISS closeup, South Florida?

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will trade on South Florida’s insatiable nostalgia for KISS with upcoming meet-and-greet appearances pegged to their latest output.

On Saturday, Jan. 27, Simmons will be at Walt Grace Vintage, the remarkable cars-and-guitars emporium in Wynwood, with his 10-CD box set “The Vault.” The collection, which Simmons calls “a deeply personal … 50-year time capsule that serves as a soundtrack to my life,” includes 150 unreleased recordings made with KISS and other artists.

The set includes a 160-page book of photography, track-by-track commentary and a variety of mementos, plus a new Gene Simmons action figure. The sticker price is $2,000.

Simmons will bring the Valut Experience World Tour to Walt Grace Vintage 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, when purchasers of the box set will get a one-on-one opportunity for photos and autographs. Walt Grace Vintage is at 2450 NW Second Ave., in Miami.

If you can’t make it, Simmons offers the Vault Home Experience, a two-hour listening party for friends and family in your house, with Simmons hand-delivering “The Vault” to you. Cost: $50,000.

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Stanley has been a painter of colorful portraits and abstracts for more than a decade and will attend exhibits of his work at galleries in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.

On Friday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., the singer will be at Wentworth Gallery, 819 E. Las Olas Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale. From 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, he will be at the Wentworth Gallery in Boca Town Center, 6000 Glades Road, in Boca Raton.

Wentworth Gallery locations across the United States hold collections of Stanley’s paintings, mixed-media originals, limited-edition prints and acrylic guitar sculpture.

For more information on the Fort Lauderdale appearance, call 954-468-0685 or email; in Boca Raton, call 561-338-0804 or email

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