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Sous chef Juan Galdamez and staff serve tiramisu from Maggiano's Little Italy at Wine and All That Jazz, the signature event for the Boca Chamber Festival Days, last year. Photo provided by the Boca Chamber.
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Our Favorite Foodie Events at Boca Chamber Festival Days 2017

August is a month of fun for Boca Raton, with the Boca Chamber Festival Days starting next week. There are plenty of events, and all are planned and run by nonprofits and supported by for-profit companies. The Chamber’s goal is to raise awareness about the nonprofits, and there’s no better way…
All photos courtesy of Roadside Attractions
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Movie Review: "Lady Macbeth"

Feminist outrage turns itself on its head and shakes off its moral cobwebs in “Lady Macbeth,” the disturbing, ferocious and unforgettable debut feature from English director William Oldroyd. Forming at best a thematic lineage with the Shakespeare character of the title, the movie’s source…
Mummaw and Associate's rendering of Phase 2 of Royal Palm Place.
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Big Plans for Royal Palm Place, Fatal Blow for Swinton Commons?

Royal Palm Place: big changes ahead There have been rumors for months about Royal Palm Place’s planned redevelopment. The rumors now are true. Investments Limited—the property’s owner—has submitted to Boca Raton plans for the second phase of redevelopment. Though the project would include…
The Sea Emperor Wreck, AKA "Aqua Zoo." Photo provided by Nikole Heath.
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5 South Florida Diving Spots Worth Taking the Plunge

Whether snorkeling or scuba diving is second nature or a brand-new hobby, there are plenty of sites across South Florida for everyone—and a chance to explore life beneath the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s our summer dive list to get you started. Blue Heron Bridge at Phil Foster Park Voted “Best…
Shane R. Tanner and Company in 'Sweeney Todd', 2017
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Theatre Review: "Sweeney Todd" at Palm Beach Dramaworks

To produce “Sweeney Todd” is to attempt to summit one of the most challenging mountains in the musical theatre canon. Stephen Sondheim’s serpentine, contrapuntal harmonies are intimidating even for the most seasoned singers. For the orchestra, the score requires virtuoso dexterity, and the…
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Mizner 200 Marathon, a Higher Fire Fee, and a Coastal Commuter Rail

Mizner 200 meeting gets heated The tone was set early on Monday when the Boca Raton City Council debated Mizner 200. After the staff presentation on the condo project, attorney Robert Sweetapple addressed the council. Sweetapple’s record of lawsuits against the city goes back roughly three decades,…
Views of the intracoastal at Deck 84.

Boot Camp Brunch at Deck 84; 2-for-1 Oysters in Palm Beach

Deck 84: Mix some exercise with new summer dishes Here’s the best way to indulge and not feel guilty—join trainer Bill Dorton in an hour-long boot camp with check-in at Deck 84 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the last Sunday of every month (that means July 30), then finish with brunch from 10:30…
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Your Week Ahead: July 25 to 31

Sci-fi, fantasy and comics coalesce at Supercon, a beloved Delray institution reopens, and a man and his elephant commune in a Thai road film. Plus, new drama at GableStage, the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival and more in your week ahead. TUESDAY What: Screening of “Pop Aye” Where:…
Me dancing at the 2013 Boca Ballroom Battle. Photo by Lacey Lin Photography.
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Dancing Again! Making a Comeback at the Boca Ballroom Battle

The countdown is on! It is now 23 days until Boca’s Ballroom Battle and the contestants are stepping up their dance lessons, passing on the carbs, dreaming up costumes and wondering if they will ever, ever, learn the d*!# routine. I remember that summer like it was yesterday when I was one of…
Beaker & Gray's WW? cocktail. Photo by Brett Hufziger.

Where to Drink Today for National Tequila Day; What Will Go Into Rappy's Space?

It may be Monday, but hold onto your shot glasses because it’s also National Tequila Day! While you can find a good margarita or mezcal drink at plenty of local bars, here are a few sporting drinks or specials made just to celebrate today's holiday. Beaker & Gray - Named after the Norma…
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 21: Jason Isbell of The 400 Unit performs at the Fillmore on July 21, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. Credit Larry Marano © 2017
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Concert Review: Jason Isbell at Fillmore Miami Beach

By James Biagiotti Don’t put Jason Isbell in a box. Some call his music alternative country, some call it southern rock, and some call it Americana. No matter the genre, Isbell’s music is going to showcase his dexterity as a guitar player, his soulful singing and his incredible lyricism. Those…
The Cooper Sundae. Photo by LibbyVision.com

Honor an Author at 50 Ocean Tonight; Slurp Down a Sundae Next Week

50 Ocean: Papa Hemingway’s 118th birthday and a special drink If Ernest Hemingway had lived to 118 (his age on his birthday today), he would have still been a bit grumpy, still a brilliant writer and still a regular at a bar—and the Hemingway Lounge at 50 Ocean (pictured) would have pleased…
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The Real Kramer Delights 'Seinfeld' Fanatics at Live Appearance

An audience of “Seinfeld” fans—many would qualify as “Seinfeld” fanatics—filled the 270 seats of the Boca Black Box Thursday night for a sold-out presentation by Kenny Kramer. It was a little surreal to see a man applauded for who he wasn’t: As Larry David’s inspiration for the character…
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Mizner 200 Decision, Boca Raton's Money Trail and More

No surprises with Mizner 200 There will be nothing much new Monday when the Boca Raton Community Redevelopment Agency—the mayor and city council—considers Mizner 200. City staff recommends approval, as the staff did before the luxury condo project got favorable votes from the community appearance…
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Movie Review: "Dunkirk"

With its cast of thousands, its IMAX photography and its nonstop intensity, Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” (opening Friday) is a film of breathtaking scope and design, a gargantuan accomplishment in large-screen ambition. Dramatizing the three-pronged efforts—by air, sea and land—to rescue…
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A Family Day in Portland, Maine

Lobster, cool temperatures, fresh seafood, top notch museums and award-winning cuisine—wait, did I mention lobster? All of these things are available and more in Portland, Maine. The Greater Portland area (which encompasses the smaller city of Portland) houses almost one-fourth of the state's population…
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Theatre Review: "1984" at Pompano Cultural Center

“You can’t found a civilization on fear and lies and cruelty!” Perhaps not, but you can certainly win a presidential campaign on it. This protest, uttered in the throes of torture by Winston Smith, the everyman hero of 1984, is one of countless ways George Orwell’s novel echoes across…
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Nova Student Breaks Hand Walking World Record for Charity

  A Boca Raton resident plans to compete in November’s New York City Marathon and next year’s Boston Marathon—challenges that are difficult enough on two feet. But Ashwin Kalyandurg, a fourth-year medical student at Nova Southeastern University, plans to navigate the 26.2-mile course…
Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week takes place Aug. 1 - 7, and features prix-fixe meals for take-out, lunch and dinner. Photo provided by Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority.
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Gear Up for Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week’s Prix-Fixe Specials

We love eating well and benefiting charities at the same time (who doesn’t?), and that’s where Dine Out Downtown Delray comes in. From Aug. 1- Aug. 7, a boatload of restaurants will offer great prix-fixe meals and will raise awareness for the Delray Beach Homeless Initiative for Children in partnership…
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Your Week Ahead: July 18 to 24

A cinema honors a late horror legend, The "Real Kramer" visits Boca, and a Sondheim masterpiece opens at the Kravis. Plus, Bryan Norcross, "Bad Jews," a Talking Heads tribute and more in your week ahead. THURSDAY What: “Kramer on Seinfeld” Where: Boca Black Box, 8221 Glades Road,…