Jul 062017
 

Pembroke Pines, FL…. July 6, 2017….ROCKIN’ attracted record crowds to the opening Art Exhibition and Reception at Studio 18 in the Pines. The Art Exhibition featuring the world’s most popular Rock Stars including Keith Richards, U2, Gloria Estefan, Eddie Van Halen, Roger Daltry, Kiss, and The Gibb brothers is open to visitors through August 2, 2017.

For the fourteen artists whose work is on exhibit, ROCKIN’ is far more than a simple nostalgic trip back to the mid to late twentieth century. Artists captured the art of music in images as the musicians from the 1960-90’s Rock n’ Roll Era were unknowingly on the verge of becoming musical icons.  In this ROCKIN’ review of history, the following artists used their skills in photography, oils, and mixed media to showcase the art of Rock n’ Roll:  Ana Aguerrevere, Lisa Botto Lee, Florencia Clement de Grandpre, Ken Davidoff, Gloria Estafan, The Gibb Family, Laurence Levine, Reinaldo Lozano, Larry Marano, Pamela Palma, Alicia Rodriguez, Larry Singer, Dawn V. and Maria Wieder.

“Artistic interpretations capture the heart and soul of a musical era. This is an opportunity to see legendary Rock n’ Roll performers sharing iconic and deeply personal moments of their lives. The Rock n’ Roll Era comes alive for the enjoyment of long-time fans and a new generation of music and art lovers,” commented Michael Edelberg, Curator / Community Engagement Coordinator for Studio 18 in the Pines.

The music of Peter Betan was the perfect complement to an evening filled with appreciation for the music of artists whose unmatched talent is responsible for revolutionizing the way audiences relate to music and the Artists whose contemporary talent captured the sheer enjoyment of Rock n’ Roll performers in their moments of growth, glory, thoughtfulness and excitement.

Studio 18The community and tour groups are welcome to visit the ROCKIN’ Art Exhibition through August 2, 2017 at Studio 18 in the Pines located at 1101 Poinciana Drive in Pembroke Pines. Admission and parking are free. Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Michael Edelberg at 954.961.6067.  For additional information about
Studio 18 in the Pines, please visit Studio 18 in the Pines.

Upcoming Art Exhibitions:
Out of Many, One: 
“A Celebration of Cultural Heritage through Abstract Art”.
Opening Reception:  August 11, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Show Dates:  August 11 to September 20, 2017.

Thirteenth Annual Art Competition:  
Submission Deadline:  TBA.
Opening Reception:  Friday, October 6, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Show Dates:  October 6 to November 8, 2017.

Studio 18 Artist’s Show / Holiday Art Sale:  
Unique Artwork and Gifts created by Studio 18 artists, plus holiday drawing for prizes.
Opening Reception:  November 17, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Show Dates:  November 17, 2017 to January 4, 2018.

May 242017
 
Mizner Park Music Summer Series

The City of Boca Raton, once again, presents Music and Movies Under the Stars at The Mizner Park Amphitheater all summer long starting Friday, June 9 through Saturday, August 12, 2017. The public is invited to bring their own blankets and chairs and pick a spot in front of the spacious stage located at Mizner Park in Boca Raton.  Folding chairs can also be rented for $5.  Food & Beverages will be available for sale. Take note that outside food and beverages and pets are not permitted. (All bags are inspected at entrance)

JUNE

Friday, June 9 @ 7:30 pm* Zoso’s Tribute to Led Zeppelin 

All the way from California, Zoso’s nationwide tour stops in Boca Raton this Summer. Known as “The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience”, Zoso formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity. (Update 6-25-16: Photos can be found at https://www.facebook.com/weekendpalmbeach/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1183457471674477&hc_location=ufi)

Friday, June 16 @ 7:30 pm* The Long Run’s Tribute to The Eagles 

Based out of Fort Lauderdale, this South Florida tribute band has grown in popularity to have traveled throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.  Much of their success can be attributed to the musicians who have an amazing resume.  Some of them have performed and worked with: Herb Reed and the Platters; The Flamingos; The Shirelles; The Coasters; The Tokens; Trisha Yearwood; Gary U.S. Bonds; The Dixie Cups; Bobby Lewis; Epcot’s British Invasion; Roger McGwinn of the Byrds; Mike Pinera of Blues Image; John Stewart’s Legends in Concert; The Romantics; Julio Iglesias, Jr; Pattie Loveless; Louise Mandrell; Brian and Dennis Wilson, Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees, America, Peter Frampton, Eddie Money, Michael Bolton, Dion, and Meat Loaf (who coincidentally also appeared in past performances at Mizner Park).

Sunday, June 18 @ 7:00 pm FAU Old Time Concert in Park

Continuing an  annual tradition, Mizner Park hosts a Father’s Day Celebration featuring the FAU Summer Concert Band following the Mizner Park Downtown Drive car show from 11am-5pm.

Friday, June 23 @ 8:00 pm Movie: Harry Potter’s Fantastic Beasts with Magic pre-show 7:30 pm

JULY

Friday, July 7 @ 7:30 pm* Liverpool Live’s Tribute to The Beatles

Liverpool Live presents a note for note copy of the Beatles music. The band uses authentic equipment, costumes and amplifiers that were used by the original Fab Four.  True Beatles fans will not be disappointed.

Friday, July 14 @ 7:30 pm* Turnstiles’ Tribute to Billy Joel 

Turnstiles tribute to Billy Joel sings and recreates the songs of the Piano Man with so much authenticity, you’ll forget that it’s only a tribute band!

Friday, July 21@ 7:30 pm* The Petty Hearts’ Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

You’ll hear all your favorite Tom Petty hits as recreated by T.J. Cronin and his band-mates from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  It’s always a fun time when The Petty Hearts come to town!

Friday, July 28 @ 8:00 pm Movie: Moana Polynesian Dance pre-show 7:30 pm

AUGUST

Friday, August 4 @ 7:30 pm*  Dreams: Crystal Visions of Fleetwood Mac

Experience an amazing tribute to Fleetwood Mac and the sweetheart of Rock, Stevie Nicks complete with lights, costume and sound that will bring back memories of the past 5 decades of hit after hit accomplished by few other bands.

Friday, August 11 @ 7:30 pm* A Tribute to Bob Marley Ruffhouse

You’ll be “Jammin'” to the sounds of reggae legend Bob Marley as covered by the Ruff House reggae band, complete with backup singers and dancers – a fun time guaranteed!

Saturday, August 12 @ 8:00 pm The Symphonia Boca Raton A Space Odyssey 

To finish off the Summer Concert Series, the Boca Raton’s Symphonia presents their rendition of A Space Odyssey.

Attendees of all ages can enjoy games starting at 6:30 pm. Hollywood Brewery’s Beer Garden open to those 21 and over at 6:30 pm. Beer Garden open during Tribute Band Concerts only. *School of Rock @ 7:30 pm; Tribute Band @ 8:00 pm

TICKETED CONCERTS AT MIZNER PARK THIS SUMMER

Sunday June 25 @ 7:00 pm John Mellencamp with special guest Emmylou Harris (Presented by AEG)

Saturday July 29 @ 7:30 pm Bar Sertanej Joao Bosco & Vinicius (Presented by Arkeo Events)

Tuesday August 1 @ 7:30 pm Straight No Chaser and Postmodern Jukebox Double Feature (Presented by Live Nation)

BEER GARDEN

During tribute band performances, visit the Beer Garden to sample a variety of craft beers, learn how to make your own, play games, and meet experts from Hollywood Brewery starting at 6:30pm. (21+ only)

Visit MiznerAmp.com for all ticket information or call (561) 544.8600



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Apr 222017
 
Family Friends Freedom

The Friday Night Sound Waves concert series will help the Ford Lauderdale Air Show fly into Fort Lauderdale Beach this year! On Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday Night Sound Waves will host the official Air Show kickoff party with a performance by local rising country music stars, the Shane Duncan Band.  In addition to the Shane Duncan Band performance, a proclamation will be presented by County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, in recognition of May 6, 2017, Hurricane Battalion Day in Broward County. More than 860 Hurricane Battalion Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment will be welcomed home on Friday, May 5, 2017 after being deployed to the Horn of Africa, and based out of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in April 2016.

“We are extremely proud of these brave men and women, who provided more than 7,000 hours of continuous security without incident or serious injury,” Glassman said. “We encourage everyone to join us on Friday, May 5 to recognize these defenders of our freedom and welcome them home from a successful mission.”

Throughout the evening, Ford Lauderdale Air Show sponsor, Yuengling will be on site, and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau will air a portion of the concert live on HelloSunny TV and on Apple TV 4th generation TV.  Southwest Airlines®, the official airline sponsor of Friday Night Sound Waves, will activate its Southwest® Lounge offering concertgoers comfortable seating, beach umbrellas and mats, and signature Southwest snacks.  Radio personalities from media partners, 104.3 The Shark and 102.7 The Beach FM, along with Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Jack Seiler and other City officials, will act as the proclamation and military tribute MC’s.

“This is our second year partnering with Friday Night Sound Waves to extend the exciting Air Show weekend on Fort Lauderdale Beach,” said Phil Mauro, from the Ford Lauderdale Air Show.  “With the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds leading the pack, as well as dozens of talented performers, this is sure to be an unforgettable weekend.”

The Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District (BID), comprised of many of the businesses located along A1A, is the series’ major funding partner. New and returning sponsors include the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Visit Florida, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, It’s Better On the Beach Restaurant Group, Modelo Especial, Blue Chair Bay Rum, Bahia Mar Resort Fort Lauderdale Beach, Bahia Mar Marina,  and Modera Port Royale.

Friday Night Sound Waves is a free 36-week live music series that runs March through November. Each week, locals and visitors are encouraged to slide off their shoes and slip into the weekend to enjoy local and regional musical talent perform Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9

p.m. at The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub on the corner of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A. To view the complete performance line up, offers from series sponsors, and special tribute and awareness nights, visit www.FridayNightSoundWaves.com. For sponsorship opportunities and additional information, please email [email protected]

About the Shane Duncan Band

Shane DuncanThe Shane Duncan Band is a high-energy country quintet hailing from South Florida, that writes, records and performs all their music. From supporting huge country acts such as Luke Bryan to performing at preliminary events for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, the Shane Duncan Band delivers non-stop energy throughout their entire set leaving crowds wanting more.

About the Beach BID

The Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District’s (BID) primary focus is to market Fort Lauderdale Beach as a premier destination to locals and visitors from around the globe. Through private investment by businesses and residents between its governing boundaries along A1A from Harbor Drive to Sunrise Boulevard, they aim to enhance one’s experience. To learn more about the different places to “Dine, Discover, Stay and Play” on the beach, visit the BID sponsored website www.MyFortLauderdaleBeach.com, or connect via social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Pinterest.

Apr 032017
 

ENTERCOM Alternative WSFS (104.3 The Shark) is bringing the Undertow Music Festival 2017 to the Pompano Beach Amp during the Memorial Day weekend. The alternative music festival will feature Grouplove, K.Flay, Milky Chance, Dreamers, Coin, The Unlikely Candidates and The Heydaze.  The day-long festival begins at Noon on May 28th and continues till 10pm at The Amp (Pompano Beach Amphitheater).

Grouplove, the indie rock back formed in 2009, will headline the festival. The band features Hannah Hooper (vocals, keyboards), Christian Zucconi (vocals, guitar), Sean Gadd (bass), Andrew Wessen (guitar, vocals), and Ryan Rabin (drums). The band will be singing all their hits including “Colours,” “Tongue Tied,” “Ways to Go,” and “Welcome to Your Life” from their current studio album, Big Mess.

Milky Chance is a German folk group featuring lead vocalist and guitarist Clemens Rehbein, DJ, producer Philipp Dausch, and guitarist Antonio Greger. Having appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live, the band’s style integrates elements of Folk, Reggae and Jazz.

Los Angeles trio Dreamers consists of Nick Wold (vocals/guitar), Nelson (bass/vocals), and Jacob Wick (drums). The band was chosen over 500 other acts to open for Stone Temple Pilots in 2015. Currently the band is touring North America performing top hits including “Wolves,” “Drugs,” and “Sweet Disaster.”

Coin is an American Indie pop band formed in 2012 in Nashville and features Chase Lawrence (lead vocals, synthesizers), Ryan Winnen (drums), Joe Memmel (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Zachary Dyke (bass guitar). Top songs include “Run,” “I Would,” and “Talk Too Much.”

Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, The Unlikely Candidates is an alternative rock band initially formed as an acoustic duo by childhood friends Kyle Morris and Cole Male, then expanded to include guitarist Brenton Carney, bassist Jared Hornbeek, and drummer Kevin Goddard.  Building from strength to strength in recent years, The Unlikely Candidates signed to Another Century Records in 2016 and crashed Alternative Rock radio with two infectious singles, “Your Love Could Start a War” and “Ringer.”

New York-based group The Heydaze features vocalist Jesse Fink, guitarist Andrew Spelman, drummer Tyler Matte, and bassist Alexander. The band notes that their apparent camaraderie is imperative to their studio experience and live show. But their chemistry also translates into the music itself, allowing The Heydaze to create and hone a unique blend of pop and alt-rock, with messaging that truly resonates.
Tickets: $30-$95   www.1043theshark.com
For more information www.theamppompano.org or call 954-519-5500

Other upcoming shows at The Amp:

5/19 George Thorogood (8pm)  Tickets: $29-$79 via  www.ticketmaster.com
7/15 Pure Prairie League, Poco and Firefall
8/19 I Love the 90’s with Salt n Pepa, Vanilla Ice and Coolio
9/16 Clint Black
Undertow Grouplove
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Mar 272017
 
Chinese Lantern Festival

Hanart Culture’s Chinese Lantern Festival is a showcase of 800 illuminated lantern displays and live Kung Fu shows and an exhibition of Chinese art and culture on the grounds of the Sunset Cove Amphitheater. Featured attractions also include dinosaur rides, Oriental crafts, food, and interactive Kung Fu and Martial Arts lessons on stage for visitors by Martial Arts Experts of the Kung Fu Embassy.  The Chinese Lantern Festival begins February 24th and continues every Wednesday through Sunday, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m through April 9, 2017 at Boca Raton’s South County Regional Park, located at 12551 Glades Road in Boca Raton.

This year’s theme, “The Wild,” offers an enchanting safari for visitors to walk through. From lions, giraffes, and pandas to pre-historic dinosaurs, these life-size works of art take the forms of animals representing all four corners of the earth including Africa, Asia/Europe, the Americas, and Antarctica. Each location scene is set in beautiful dreamscapes of light, color, sound, and motion—delivering an unparalleled experience.

The closing reception for The Chinese Lantern Festival, will be held Friday, April 7th at 7 p.m. will have a focus on Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange. It coincides with the dates of the Chinese President Xi Jinping meeting with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago. In addition to entertainment and a roped off area for VIPs, attendees will be reminded of a reference back to the Nixon era of Ping-Pong Diplomacy. Some of the best players in the United States will be attending for exhibition play, including Terese Terranova – a two-time paralympic gold medal winner and the president of the Broward County Table Tennis Club.

For additional information and interviews with table tennis players, event producer, or members of the Kung Fu Embassy call Linda Hamburger at (954) 945-5656 or email linda linda (AT) hanartculture.com

About the Chinese Lantern Festival in Boca Raton

To create the Chinese Lantern Festival’s dreamscapes of light and color, a team of professional artists from China spent weeks in a temporary “lantern factory” and working onsite to commission unique works of artistry. The artists used a combination of steel, rayon and satin for some designs, while fusing paint, ceramic and glass for others. Almost 30,000 hours were dedicated to completing the entire 2017 exhibit.

Tickets

Admission tickets are $25 at the door/$22 online for adults, and $15 at the door/$12.50 online for children ages 4-12. Admission is free for children ages 3 and younger. Special discount rates are also available online for groups of 12 or more. Discounts are provided to members of the armed forces, veterans, seniors and college students.

Food Trucks will be onsite every Wednesday and Thursday evening to complement the Chinese cuisine which will also be available throughout the event.

More info and tickets available at: www.chineselanternfestival.com

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Mar 052017
 
hard rock cafe st patricks day

This year, St Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday which means that there will be more live music around town than any other day of the week!  Authentic Irish Pubs and Die-Hards will celebrate from early morning with breakfast and beer until late night followed by more breakfast in the wee hours.  However, you don’t have to wait until the 17th to get your “green on”.  The two largest cities in Broward will be celebrating on the weekend prior to the 17th.  Read all about St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival in Downtown Fort Lauderdale 2017 on Saturday March 11th and the 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in Hollywood on Sunday, March 12th.

A little further north into Palm Beach County, the City of Delray Beach will pay tribute with live music entertainment starting on Friday evening and continuing all day Saturday with the parade flowing along “The” Avenue from 2 till 4pm.  Read all about it on our special page dedicated to this event.

Live Entertainment Highlights at Local Pubs & Restaurants on Friday, March 17th, 2017

Big News! The Wildfire Band has moved their annual show to Galuppi’s in Pompano Beach at 7:30pm and a full day of Irish entertainment starting at Noon with an Irish Fiddler, Kelly Academy Irish Step Dancers, Bagpipes, Irish Drummer and Irish Favorites by Tom O’Miller.

Cagney’s “House of Rock” Saloon in Davie will be celebrating with local Rock Cover Band Soulicide. $5.00 Irish Car Bombs and SOULiCIDER shots. $10.00 Irish beer mixed buckets while they last, $6.95 corned beef dinner. And 10 percent off your tab if you wear a kilt (excluding specials). Two Contests: Best men’s legs in a kilt, and all around St. Paddy’s day outfit!

Brendan’s Sports Pub in Pompano Beach will kick off the entertainment with Sean Hanley at 12:30pm, The Crush Duo at 4pm and Bombshell at  8:00pm. Irish dinners and Green Beer will be on the menu from Noon till Midnight including Bangers & Mash, Fish & Chips, Corned Beef & Cabbage as well as Shepherd’s Pie. Bagpipers will shows up at 2pm and 9pm.

Packy’s Sports Pub in Lighthouse Point will kick off the live entertainment at 4:30 with Irish band Echoes of Erin followed by rock party-band Bounce at 9:00pm.  Also, a long list of Irish specialties including Irish Stew and Corned Beef & Cabbage.

Mr. Bagpiper Graham Massie will make special appearances with Suzy Howard & Friends during Happy Hour at Fishtales on 33rd in Ft Lauderdale and once again before Boys Night Out takes the stage at 10:00pm.  The kitchen will also be serving up Corned Beef Sandwiches, Dinners and let’s not forget $5 Baby Guinness!

Well known for their Halloween and Cinco de Mayo “block” parties, Tijuana Taxi of Coral Springs will do their magic once again for St Patrick’s Day. Gates will at 3pm, expect an evening of live music, DJ entertainment, plenty of beer, Irish Car Bomb tents, beads & T-shirts,  corned beef and cabbage taco’s, photo booths, and giveaways thrown from the stage. Local favorite cover band, Grindstone, hits the stage at 8pm.

If you’re looking for the most authentic Irish celebrations and one of the largest annual block parties anywhere in South Florida, the winner will have to be The Field Irish Pub in Dania Beach.  Aside from lines of cars looking for parking, expect to find live music on 2 stages (inside and outdoors), 2 huge outdoor tents replete with full liquor bars and Irish fare, Irish dancers, bagpipers, children’s face painter, Irish gifts, and a late night DJ as well.  This year’s featured bands include Celtic Bridge with Ade Peever, Roisín Dillon & John Schreiber
featuring  Eamonn dillon with Hilary O’Leary, Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher. More info at: http://thefieldfl.com/st-patricks-day-festival-2017

Unfortunately, Maguire’s Hill 16 in Fort Lauderdale was purchased a few months back and will not be reopening anytime soon.  Their regularly scheduled headliner, Wildfire Band, can be found at Galuppi’s in Pompano Beach this year.

Added to our list this year, for those of you who like to stick it out in the Western suburbs, Uncle Al’s Cafe in Sunrise will feature Live Music by Thought Monkey followed by DJ Rockin’ Ruben!  Drink specials will include Leprechaun Shots, Irish Car Bombs, Jameson, and Green Beer (no less!)

In addition to all the above, we currently show more than 35 live music events listed on the hour by hour live music schedule for Broward at www.weekendbroward.com/live-music/ and more than 20 choices on our calendar for Palm Beach County.  Browse the flyers before for even more offerings from some of our sponsors!

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