Jan 102016

AEG Live and The Amp, The Pompano Beach Amphitheater, are proud to present rock icon, Meat Loaf, on Thursday, April 14th.  The larger-than-life star will be playing all his biggest hits at The Amp again for the first time in eight years.  Some people think big. Some people think huge. And then there’s Meat Loaf. For the past 40 years, he has been a towering monument on the musical landscape. His legendary 1977 album ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ transformed this former stage actor into one of the great American rock ‘n’ roll icons. That record, with its staggering operatic sound and impassioned vocals, has sold more than 44 million albums worldwide and remains one of the best-selling albums in the world to date.

In 2013, Meat took his ‘Last At Bat’ tour to Europe for a 2 month run, playing to sold out arena’s when for the first time, fans got to see him perform ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ in its entirety. There is of course, a lot more to Meat Loaf than ‘Bat Out of Hell’. Three multiplatinum albums followed the sophomore album, including 1993’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell’ (which sold 5 million in the U.S., 15 million worldwide), producing the hit, Grammy-winning single, “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” a #1 single in 28 countries, earning the honor for Best Rock Vocal Performance Solo.

‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’ went double-platinum in 1995, while 2003’s ‘Couldn’t Have Said It Better’ earned platinum in 2003 and 2006’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose,’ the third in the best-selling trilogy, nabbed platinum in 2006.

To date, Meat has also appeared in over 60 films and television shows ranging from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Crazy in Alabama, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, Focus written by Arthur Miller with William Macy, Formula 1 with Sam Jackson , Fight Club with Brad Pitt to House, M.D., Masters of Horror, Hallmark’s Citizen Jane, Monk, and Glee.

Tickets will be available online through Ticketmaster. To learn more about this event and The Amp, visit www.theamppompano.org

Presale:  Thurs 1/14 10am to 10pm, Code MEATLOAF

Onsale:   Friday 1/15 10am

Concert Date: Thurs, April 14th at 8pm

Ticket prices: $39.50-$89.50


Meat Loaf

 January 10, 2016  Posted by  Weekend Blog Tagged with:  No Responses »
Jan 052016
Dogmanic Vocal Contest

Why do so few singers have industry-quality recordings? Because the accessible home studio promises quality recordings but still falls severely short of professional recording studios. And when they do eagerly come into a recording studio to make something they’re proud of, they often leave with something that feels rushed. DogManic Recording Studios takes their time to get on the same page as their artists before charging for any audio services. They believe that capturing a great vocal performance is like getting the right brush stroke from an artist, it has to feel spontaneous and natural!


In an effort to encourage local talent to take the next step in their careers, DogManic Recording Studios is giving away over $2000 in studio time. Their Contest for South Florida’s Best Vocalist puts down an EP’s worth of studio time for an ambitious artist to pick up and run with. The submissions deadline is February 1st. 10 finalists will be notified by February 7th that they can come perform at the live studio competition on February 21st.


The finalists will come into the studio on February 21st to perform live for three well-qualified judges from across the musical landscape. Sun Sentinel’s Nightlife Reporter Talia Medina, WVUM 90.5’s DJ Alex “Far Out” Faron and Multi-Faceted Broadway Singer Rachel Klein will listen from the blind control room as each finalist takes their turn singing in DogManic’s main performance room.


With so much to gain and nothing to lose, this is the perfect chance to support local talent! Jump at the opportunity and submit an audition today!


Dogmanic Vocal Contest


 January 5, 2016  Posted by  Weekend Blog Tagged with:  No Responses »
Dec 172015
weekend Palm Beach

December 31st, 2015 is fast approaching and you probably waited till the last minute to decide where you’re going to spend it, right?  This is, by no means, a complete list of places to go in Palm Beach County, but, depending on where you live and your lifestyle preferences, you just might find a suggestion or two in the list we compiled below.  We did our best to include events from Boca Raton all the way up to West Palm Beach, many of which are free or inexpensive so you won’t have to kill your entire month’s budget for entertainment all in one night.

Boca Raton

The Funky Biscuit – Ring in the New Year with South Florida Blue’s artists Albert Castiglia and John Ginty.  Tickets include a reserved seat and a 4 course dinner with champagne toast at midnight. $75.00

Pavilion Grille – Dance to a mix of oldies, motown, Latin and Ballroom by DJ Michael Agin. Party starts at 7:30pm for dinner and 10pm for dance celebration. Reservations are required and must be prepaid. Dinner, Buffet & Dance $89.00. Dinner Buffet includes roasted NY Sirloin Steak,  Turkey & Ham carving stations, Pasta, Asian selections, desserts and Champagne toast at Midnight.  Dance Celebration option, beginning at 10pm, is $39 and includes deluxe dessert table with ice cream bar and midnight toast.

Turn-3 Sports Bar – Rare Form cover rock band starts at 10pm. No Cover.

Delray Beach

Bostons on the Beach – Dance the night away with The Kinected, playing Indie Funk and Electro Rock as well as DJ Ronnie B. hosting this year’s party.  Advanced general admission is $25, $30 at the door, or get the “New Year’s Eve package” for $75 which includes Well Liquor, Beer, Wine, Tax and Gratuity.  (Premium liquor additional $25.00)

Johnnie Browns – Enjoy a tribute to Journey by local cover-band Highway Run starts at 9pm. No Cover.

Dada – JL Fulks blues entertains. Dinner is a 3-Course Prix Fixe at $75

Boynton Beach

Elmo’s Rock Bar – 56-Ace Rock Cover Band – No Cover Charge

Lake Worth

Piper’s Sports Bar & Grill – Metalucious & White Noise rock cover bands – No Cover Charge

Rhum Shak – Nash Carey Country Band – No Cover Charge

CJ’s Island Grill – 3 courses, 3 drinks and champagne toast, live music by The Salty Pirates, $49.95/pp (tax and gratuity extra)

The Bamboo Room –  Live music by The People UpStairs and JP Soars and the Red Hots. Admission includes a complimentary cocktail and glass of champagne at midnight. $25 Advance Tickets or $30 At the Door

West Palm Beach

Copper Blues – Grindstone rock cover band headlines an event dubbed “Rock & Roses”.  General Admission is $20 and includes entry at 8pm, entertainment, and midnight champagne toast.  Table reservation and party favors will set you back $46.79.  A better deal might be the Platinum package which includes Includes entry, entertainment, table reservation, fixed menu, party favors, and midnight champagne toast $81.89.

City Place – QuickFix  covers Pop, Rock and Soul in the courtyard of City Place (shopping plaza) beginning at 8pm. Snow will be falling every hour from 6 till 8. Fun for the whole family!

Seaspray Inn (Palm Beach Shores/Singer Island) – Enjoy 80’s Rock Cover Band Pop Rox with No Cover Charge beginning at 9pm.


The Crest Theatre in Delray Beach Presents….

Donna Summer Tribute New Years Eve


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 December 17, 2015  Posted by  Local Events, Weekend Blog No Responses »
Dec 042015
Happy New Year

Searching Google, or worst, BING, for New Years Eve events around Ft Lauderdale can be a frustrating experience when all you find are events that happened last year, overpriced parties at hotels that never have parties any other time of year, or mass media that considers Miami to be a part of Ft Lauderdale.  Who wants to drive an hour from Miami back home to Fort Lauderdale suburbs after a few drinks after midnight on New Year’s Eve? Not me!

NOTE: Looks like you stumbled upon an old page!  Select this line to see an update for New Year’s Eve 2016

So, as the magic date of December 31st, 2015 approaches, I will keep this blog alive and dynamic so that I can add new events daily.  Let’s start with the venues that support WeekendBroward and the local music community. That should be a good start, right?

Downtown Countdown Ft LauderdaleFirst, the most popular blog on our site at this time of year is the New Year’s Eve Celebration in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, so here is the scoop directly from the city’s Parks & Recreation Dept:

Hailed as one of the largest and most exciting New Year’s Eve celebrations in Florida, this year’s free street festival is full of fun and entertainment for both children and adults. The spectacular celebration will feature a variety of activities for the whole family from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will include an early countdown at 7 p.m. It all takes place at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
The festivities for kids will include bounce houses/inflatables, face painting and games, contests and dancing with the DJ William Penhouse. The live music kicks off with Turnstiles tribute to Billy Joel from 8-11 p.m followed by Amber Leigh until the countdown to ring in the New Year at midnight. A new $25,000 25-foot-tall anchor has replaced the old 10-foot lighted aluminum ball  and will be dropped at midnight, symbolizing Fort Lauderdale’s position as “Yachting Capital of the World”.  Alcohol will be available for purchase and cannot be brought in.  

Click on any of the posters below and you’ll be transported to the website belonging to each venue listed.

New Year’s Eve dinner and entertainment at Fishtales on 33rd in North Beach Fort Lauderdale

  • Complete Dinner including 2 drinks, Champagne at Midnight and Party Favors $59.95
  • Early Bird Entertainment by Joey Kennedy
  • Ring in the New Year with party band Crush

New Years Eve Dinner


Gatsby Themed New Year’s Eve Celebration – Only $10 cover at Marina-84 Sports Bar & Grill in Fort Lauderdale

  • Complimentary Hor D’oeuvres from 9 to 11 PM and Champagne Toast at Midnight
  • Entertainment by Vagabond
  • Come dressed to impress for a chance to win a $200 Cash Prize to be awarded to the “best” Dressed (Remember that this is a 1920’s Themed Party)

Gatsby New Years Eve


Carving station, Buffet, Champagne and Live Entertainment at Galuppi’s in Pompano Beach $57.95/pp

  • Live Music by Sippin Fire
  • 4-Course Stationed Buffet
  • Party Favors & Champagne Toast at Midnight

Galuppi New Years Eve

Blues and Boogie at Studio-619 beneath The Deck Restaurant at Seaclub Resort at Fort Lauderdale Beach (No Cover)

Bonefish Johnny NYE

Project-X at Cheers Fort Lauderdale (No Cover!)

Project X NYE

Soulicide at Cheers in Sunrise

  • No Cover
  • Free Buffet 8pm-10pm

Soulicide NYE 2015

Classic Rock and No Cover Charge beginning at 9pm at Tip-a-Roo & Crazy Larry Too in Deerfield Beach

New Years Eve Rambling Drive

Unlimited drinks and buffet with live music by Headless Mind at O’Malley’s Sports Bar in Margate ($25/$50)

Omalleys NYE

Live Music By Sucker Punch, party favors, champagne toast and a breakfast buffet – all with no cover charge at Cagney’s Saloon

Sucker Punch new years eve Cagneys

Far from Grace at Packy’s Sports Pub in Lighthouse Point

  • Choice of dinner specials $19.95-$20.95- filet mignon w/shrimp, grouper w/crab stuffing, or mahi picatta – all served with salad and choice of side.
  • Complimentary party favors and champagne!
  • LIVE MUSIC 9pm-1am with Far From Grace

Far from Grace NYE 2015

More live music around town on New Year’s Eve:

3 Places for live music inside the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino

  • Leelyn Osborn Salutes Michael Buble at NYY Legends Lounge
  • Bombshell at The Nectar Lounge
  • The Rodeo Clowns at Sunset Grill (outdoors)

3 Venues with Live Music inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood

  1. Piano Hollywood- Black and Gold 2016 Presents On the BSide 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Party
  • Enjoy a New Year’s Eve dinner featuring a shared appetizer, main course and midnight champagne toast. $150 per couple
  • Live music and entertainment focused on popular duets and tributes to the best R&B and soul singers.
  • Cover and venue charge are separate

2. Murphy’s Law Irish Pub ($10 admission)

  • Live music by HAVOC-305 and DJ Gary Malone
  • Party favors for the countdown

3. The New Planets at Center Fountain (Open to the public)

3 Stages at Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood

  • Mike Distefano from 10pm and Champagne toast at midnight at 5 O’clock Somewhere
  • Classic Rock Therapy at Beach Bandshell
  • 30 Vice  at Margaritaville Restaurant

More local bars & restaurants celebrating with live music and no cover charge!

The Flyers at Cuddy’s Sports Shack in Coconut Creek

The Wildfire Band at Maguire’s Hill 16 in Fort Lauderdale

Bounce at Lulu’s Bait Shack in Beach Place Fort Lauderdale

The Earl Trio at Two Georges in Deerfield Beach

Payback at Jimbo’s Sandbar in Dania Beach

And let’s not forget about the Hangover Parties…..

Danny & Nancy will be entertaining at the Tiki Bar at Flossie’s Bar & Grill in Dania Beach starting at 2pm on January 1st.  Bloody Mary’s and Food specials all day long.

–> Continue to see New Year’s Eve events around Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Lake Worth and West Palm Beach





 December 4, 2015  Posted by  Local Events, Weekend Blog Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Nov 242015

The Amp is proud to announce a diverse lineup of artists and festivals that will be part of the 2016 lineup. The Creative City Collaborative, responsible for programs at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, has been attracting performers of all genres and this coming season continues with a category defying catalog of artists. “The Amp is about all types of entertainment,” says Alyona Ushe, President and CEO of The CCC-Pompano Beach. “In our first year we strove to develop not just one audience, but multiple audiences who came to appreciate the caliber of artists we were presenting.”

At each concert, The Amp took on a new vibe as jazz lovers, metal heads, country fans, classic rockers and even gospel worshippers converged for nights of amazing entertainment.

For 2016, The Amp continues that mission and also brings back two of their most acclaimed events, the Sea of Jazzfest and Mess O’ Blues. Both events featured musical icons and Grammy winners, and this year will prove to be just as exciting.

Schedule of Upcoming Events at The Amp

1-8-16 Little River Band/Ambrosia/ Player
1-10-16 Engelbert Humperdinck
1-16-16 Sea of Jazzfest
2-12-16 Dark Star Orchestra
2-27-16 Queensryche with special guest Dokken, hosted by Eddie Trunk of The Metal Show
3-11-16 The Charlie Daniels Band with special guest The Marshall Tucker Band
3-19-16 Mess O’ Blues
4-30-16 Keith Sweat with special guest, Silk

For more information please visit www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-519-5500.



1/8/16 7pm | Little River Band/Ambrosia/Player | $45-$75

Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975. It was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian rock acts. Their new focus was to get airplay on American radio, and they achieved that goal with good songwriting, powerful vocals, and guitar harmonies. They immediately claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the ‘70s…and the ‘80s.Between 1976 and 1983, chart success in America includes the following singles: It’s a Long Way There, Help Is on Its Way, Happy Anniversary, Reminiscing, Lady, Cool Change, Lonesome Loser, The Night Owls, Take It Easy On Me, Man On Your Mind, We Two, and The Other Guy.


Little River Band is considered to be one of Australia’s most significant bands. Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million. They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years…the first band to achieve that mark. And according to BMI, Reminiscing has garnered rare status with over 5 million airplays on America radio…and Lady is close behind with over 4 million airplays. LRB was rightfully inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards of 2004.The current lineup brings new energy and arrangements to the classic hits, making new memories for the audience out of each live performance. It’s always fun to watch as people are swept up by the show’s vitality and the volume of hits from LRB’s history. You’ll see plenty of people mouthing the words…”I love this song…I forgot it was one of Little River Band’s hits!”


Exploring the possibilities of progressive classical and world influences, yet rooted with the soul of the blues and R&B, Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack, and Burleigh Drummond created a new sound that was defined and recognized as Ambrosia. In its brief recording history, Ambrosia garnered 5 Grammy Nominations, 5 Top 20 singles, heavy FM airplay, and the admiration and respect of the musical community. All this is in addition to several sold out concerts around the world.

Today the band is more alive than ever. The band recently rocked the The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon show with accolades from Jimmy himself and has shown its musical versatility with the ability to play a  set of music with Yes and Genesis or glide into their pop hits “How Much I Feel and Biggest Part of Me” with a romantic soul. n January 1978, Player had an international number one hit with their first single: “Baby Come Back”, which was co-written and sung by Beckett. The self-titled album went platinum and the band toured extensively. Four albums followed rendering four more top forty singles, including “This Time I’m In It For Love”, which reached number ten on Billboard’s chart.


playerPlayer started performing again in the year 2003, always featuring an all star line-up, which has included at various times members of The Cars, REO SpeedWagon, Foreigner and Little River Band.

Band member Peter Beckett has written hit songs for many artists including: Heart, Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Rodgers, The Temptations, Poco, Janet Jackson, The Commodores, Cliff Richards, Survivor, Grace Slick, and more recently Vanessa Hudgens of “High School Musical” fame.

Between the years 1989-1997, Peter was a featured member of The Little River Band and has written several singles for them. Peter and Ronn were part of Sail Rock 2013 and toured the country with Christopher Cross, Orleans, Firefall and many other great musicians. In 2014, the entire band toured Australia and appeared on national TV shows like General Hospital and Home and Family.

A final note on Player – Ron Moss, who played Ridge on The Bold and The Beautiful for 20 years will also be back with the band.


1/10  |8pm |Engelbert Humperdinck |$40-$85

Engelbert 2014-2015Engelbert’s hit songs like ‘The Last Waltz’, ‘After The Lovin’, ‘There Goes My Everything’, ‘A Man Without Love’ and ‘Am I That Easy To Forget’ are some of the greatest hits of all time and essential to the show. ‘Release Me’ kept The Beatles ‘Penny Lane’ from going to number one ending a consecutive run of number ones for the Fab Four started in their early days. However, it’s the new songs that give an Engelbert show its 21st century relevance. Englebert is garnering praise for his version of Ed Sheerans’  “Thinking Out Loud” and his new country CD, Runaway Country, where he puts his spin on “I’m on Fire,” “Desperado,” “We’ve got Tonight” and more!


1/16/16  Sea of Jazz Fest   Line up/Ticket Prices TBA

An epic lineup of Grammy winners and jazz icons. Look for a complete schedule coming soon.

2/12/16  | 7:30pm  Dark Star Orchestra  Tickets $28

The Amp and AEG Live will bring the energy and the experience of the Grateful Dead to The Amp, The Pompano Beach Amphitheater, with an incredible performance by Dark Star Orchestra. Performing to worldwide critical acclaim for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, DSO recreates song-for-song performances straight from the set list of historic Grateful Dead shows. DSO achieves a continuation of the spirit of the Grateful Dead and offers fans a chance to experience concerts from decades past

2/27/16 | 7pm    Queensryche with special guest Dokken, hosted by Eddie Trunk of That Metal Show 

Tickets $38-78

QUEENSRŸCHE secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career. The band’s name is uttered in the same breath as many of the groups they looked to as influences and others who arose as peers. Queensrÿche built a dedicated legion of fans traveling the globe on tour with fellow rock giants like Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, and Def Leppard. In recent years, they’ve consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen.

Even with eleven gold and platinum plaques and a several Top 10 hard rock anthems woven into the very fiber of the genre, Queensrÿche won’t relent. In fact, they’re in the throes of a jaw-dropping creative resurgence

Dokken accumulated numerous charting singles and has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Formed in 1978, they experienced wide success in the highly-teased, acid-washed, rock-soaked 80’s, and remained on top of the metal world throughout the decade. Their 1984 album Tooth and Nail included several hit songs including “Just Got Lucky”, “Alone Again”, and “Into the Fire.” They are noted for their gravelly vocals and soaring guitars. Dokken continues to tour and rock the world with their trademark brand of driving heavy metal.


3/11/16  |7pm  The Charlie Daniels Band with Special Guest The Marshall Tucker Band

Tickets: $45-78

From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 78, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.

Raised among the longleaf pines of North Carolina, Charlie began his career playing bluegrass music with the Misty Mountain Boys. After moving to Nashville in 1967, he began making a name for himself as a songwriter, session musician and producer. Elvis Presley recorded a tune Charlie co-wrote titled “It Hurts Me,” which was released on the flip side of “Kissin’ Cousins.” He played on such landmark albums as Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline and tried his hand at producing on the Youngbloods’ Elephant Mountain and Ride the Wind. His own unique voice as an artist emerged as Charlie recorded his self-titled solo album in 1970 for Capitol Records.

Two years later he formed the Charlie Daniels Band and the group scored its first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.” Since then the CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.

The CDB will perform 100 concert dates this year including performances on the Grand Ole Opry. The band’s latest release, “Off the Grid – Doin’ It Dylan,” features 10 Bob Dylan songs by the CDB, and is their first CDB studio release since 2007


The Marshall Tucker Band

The MTB opened shows for The Allman Brothers in 1973, and the following year, they began to headline their own shows across America due to the platinum-plus sales of their debut album. They toured constantly playing sheds, stadiums, theaters, fairs, and festivals.

In years to come, The Marshall Tucker Band would wow critics and influence major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad, and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel. Now, thanks to the expanding scope of today’s music, a new generation of fans is learning what the rest of their fans have known for so long- that good music knows no boundaries. Along the way, the band has recorded twenty two studio albums, three DVDs, three live albums and many compilations.

Currently they are promoting their new release, CD, Live in the UK 1976.  The Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) took a mighty leap in November of 1976 when they crossed the Atlantic and hit Europe for the first time. The MTB recorded and archived the European tour and now for the first time, the nearly 40 year old live recordings will be available for purchase.


3/19 Mess O’ Blues 

Taste the array of Blues featured in our star-studded lineup including Louisiana Blues, Kansas City Swing Blues, Chicago Blues and Memphis Blues. We’re bringing over 10 local and national artists on two stages. You’ll also experience a mess o’ savory BBQ and beer tastings too. Our Beer Garden and Lounge features over 30 national and local micro-breweries. Beer, wine and soft drinks also available for purchase. Enjoy a refreshing drink while you sing the blues. Mess O’ Blues Fest welcomes a Mess o’ Kids too! The Kids’ Corral has activities for all ages including face painting and more.

Lineup and more details to be announced soon.


4/30/16  7:30 pm Keith Sweat with special guest Silk

Tickets: $53-$78

Sweet, seductive R&B makes its way to The Amp! Legendary R&B singer, music producer and songwriter Keith Sweat will raise your temperature and thrill you with Billboard hits such as “Twisted” and “Nobody.”

Sweat was discovered singing at a nightclub in 1987. In November of the same year, he released his debut album, Make It Last Forever, which sold four million copies. On the R&B charts, “I Want Her” hit #1 and the album’s title track hit #2. His next album,I’ll Give All My Love To You, hit #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and “Keep It Comin’” debuted in the Top 20 on the album charts.

He released his third album, Keep It Comin’ in 1991, which debuted in the top 20 of the album chart. Sweat then moved from New York to Atlanta, where he founded the Keia Records label that would feature Silk & Kut Klose. Since 2007, Sweat has been the host of a nationally syndicated radio program, The Keith Sweat Hotel. The program is currently heard on nearly 50 stations nationwide.


In 1992, Keith Sweat discovered Silk, whose members would go on to sell 5 million records and become five of the signature voices in R&B. The quintet is best known for their baby-making ballads and New Jack Swing favorites like “Freak Me”, and “Happy Days.” Another hit from their steamy debut album, Lose Control, “Girl U For Me”, helped it reach double platinum status. They later had success with singles such as “If You”, “Meeting In My Bedroom”, “Girl U For Me”, “Lose Control”, “Hooked On You” and “Don’t Rush.”

The group still comprises the original members who debuted in 1992.These gentlemen are Timzo (Timothy Cameron), Jim (Jimmy Gates, Jr.), Big G (Gary Glenn), Lil G (Gary Jenkins) and John John (Johnathen Rasboro). Aside from their feel-good music, Silk is known for being one of the few singing groups who are, in fact, still together with all original members. Silk continues to enjoy longevity in the industry with six studio albums. Currently, the group is delicately placing the finishing touches on their seventh studio LP while touring the world.


 November 24, 2015  Posted by  Local Events, Weekend Blog No Responses »
Nov 192015

First, let me begin by stating that this is no ordinary list of restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving.  I have intensively researched and carefully curated this list to give readers a huge choice of places to go  – – – not! Every year, I look back at a Group Page I began on Facebook in November of 2011 after realizing how difficult it was to find a list of restaurants that would be open on Thanksgiving.  Facebook users were asked to join and share places with the rest of the group, however,nobody ever did – I am not sure why!  Knowing what I know about people who live in South Florida, there are many who are away from their families and even more who really don’t like to cook – so you would think that there would be a ton of people going out to eat.  However, many restaurant owners want to give their own family and staff a day off, so it’s not always easy to find a place to go.  Whether you are solo or want to take someone special out or your whole family, you might like to check out the following list for Thanksgiving 2015.

UPDATED! See 2016’s Eat, Drink and Party on Thanksgiving

Galuppi’s in Pompano Beach – Known for their huge Sunday Brunch Buffets, this hidden treasure located at the entrance to the Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course will probably have the largest spread of both traditional and non-traditional foods on their all-you-can eat buffet beginning at Noon on Thursday, November 26th.  Seating will be available in both their intimate dining room or out on the patio.  RSVP recommended (954) 785-0226 $29.95pp (14.95 for kids 4-12)

Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood – Even if you live in South Florida, a trip to the Hard Rock Cafe always makes you feel like you are on vacation somewhere else! You’ll be surrounded by Rock memorabilia and memorable rock tunes via their surround sound system and video screens in every corner of this Rock & Roll themed restaurant.  Although the menu for all Hard Rock Cafe’s is almost identical worldwide, this location offers some items you won’t find elsewhere.  And on this special day, they have put together a traditional Thanksgiving dinner including side salad and desert for a prix fix of $22.95. While you are at the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino, be sure to also visit the Hard Rock Shop for unique gifts – even if it’s just for yourself.  The entrance is next to the Hotel Lobby so be sure to park in Hotel Parking if you want to avoid a long walk through the casino.  For more information or reservations, call (954) 315-9108.

Fishtales on 33rd in Fort Lauderdale – Live Music & Great Food are guaranteed 7 Days a week at this intimate restaurant and nightclub located in the North Beach Shopping District of Fort Lauderdale.  Thanksgiving will be No Exception.  Owner Cathy Vassallo has prepared a special menu with a choice of Prime Rib or Cajun Fried Turkey, traditional side dishes, soup or salad and dessert for a Prix Fixe of $20.95.  Since there are only a limited number of tables inside and out on the patio, reservations are highly recommended.  (954) 689-2344.

Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale – Known for their beautiful view of the intra-coastal waterway and docks that let you park your boat while you eat indoors or out on their extensive patio, “Shooters” is offering an all-you-can-eat buffet this year. The carving station will offer turkey, prime rib and roasted ham. The buffet will also include soups, salads, traditional sides and desserts including Pumpkin Cheesecake for a set price of $45/pp ($19 for kids 12 and under).  One other interesting note is that they will prepare a complete dinner to serve 6-8 people for only $75.00.  Call (954) 566-2855 for more info.


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Be sure to also check out the Live Music Calendars at www.WeekendBroward.com for more places to eat and drink the night before Thanksgiving, traditionally one of the most popular days of the year for celebrating with friends before you get together with family on Thursday.

 November 19, 2015  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »