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(Photo: Michael Laughlin)
Photographer Michael Laughlin visited Pembroke Pines this weekend for the annual radio-station jamboree known as the 99.9 Kiss Chili Cook-off. The festival's lineup this year veered away from bro-country silliness with a lineup that included Maren Morris, Midland and Darius Rucker. View Laughlin's photos here. Speaking of Rucker, the singer will return this fall to South Florida as part of Live Nation's Country Megaticket concert series. Ben Crandell has the dates and lineup.
Recommended listening: "Straight to Hell" by Darius Rucker
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Key West by Nikki Beach, a restaurant with an original location in Dubai, has opened in Miami Beach. Have fun, Siri.
Recommended listening: "That's the Bag I'm In" by Fred Neil
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Are you one of those people who considers "The Bridges of Madison County," Robert James Waller's bestselling 1992 romance novel, to be nothing more than "224 pages of awkwardly written, sentimental mush"? I'll go ahead and suppose your answer is "yes." Well, you may still succumb to the "Bridges of Madison County" musical now playing at the Broward Center, Christine Dolen suggests in her review of Slow Burn Theatre's latest show. "Although [Marsha] Norman hasn’t excised all the Waller cheesiness with her script," Dolen writes, "[Slow Burn has] crafted a memorable production that is visually striking and overflowing with those thrilling moments when great voices are expressively interpreting great music."
Recommended listening: "Hands of Time" by Margo Price
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“In the ’70s, someone identified only as Scott once took out an ad in the newspaper saying that everyone in town was really old. He said that if anyone around knew who the Clash was to please give him a call.” Scott sounds like an ass.
Recommended listening: "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by the Clash
Recommended listening: "Love" by Kendrick LamarCopyright © 2018, South Florida