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Good afternoon, South Florida. Who's up for some bugs?

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1. Super, thanks for asking

Morning-radio personality Paul Castronovo hosted a Super Bowl block party yesterday in downtown Fort Lauderdale, and photographer Jennifer Lett found scores of people watching the Philadelphia Eagles win and Justin Timberlake lose.

Recommended listening: "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" by the Beastie Boys


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2. Yoakam if you got 'em

Ben Crandell reports that the annual Tortuga Music Festival has announced the daily schedule for its 2018 event, returning April 6-8 to Fort Lauderdale beach, with single-day tickets going on sale this week. April 7 is the day to go, if only to see Dwight Yoakam, the closest this year's Tortuga will get to traditional country music.

Recommended listening: "Traveler's Lantern" by Dwight Yoakam 



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3. Astral week

To be born again: We're getting two Van Morrison concerts this week. 

Recommended listening: "Transformation" by Van Morrison



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4. Bringing it all back home

I reviewed my second Lana Del Rey concert last week, and as you may be able to discern, the third can't come soon enough.

Recommended listening: "Coachella - Woodstock in My Mind" by Lana Del Rey


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5. Nothing gold can stay

Christine Dolen reviews Palm Beach Dramaworks' production of "On Golden Pond," a play that premiered on Broadway in 1979 before becoming an Oscar-winning movie. While the play "continues to be a resonant study in love and regret," Dolen writes, this umpteenth take on the family drama runs a bit dry. 

Recommended listening: "Stare at the Sun" by Eleanor Friedberger

— compiled by editor Jake Cline,

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