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Midtown Moves Into The Election Crosshairs and Other News and Notes

Midtown debate The proposal to transform Boca Raton’s Midtown neighborhood has become an issue in the March election. Since campaign rhetoric may replace reality, here’s some helpful perspective. In 2010, Boca Raton created several Planned Mobility Districts (PMD), designed to attract residents…
Time travel back to ancient Egypt and meet a mummy!
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Week Ahead in A&E: Meet a Mummy, Stroll Stinkiest Festival Ever

Here's your week ahead for February 7-12 Tuesday Meet Annie, a 2,300- year-old mummy at the recently-opened exhibit “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Enter a lost world of 200 B.C. as you’re transported first to a modern Egyptian street…
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Parrothead: Tickets go on Sale Friday for Buffett Concert at Fairgrounds

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds May 16 at 8 p.m., as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don't Know'” Tour 2017. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 10 at TicketMaster (limit 8 tickets per sale). 800/745-3000 charge by…

'Phantom' Tickets on Sale

Single tickets for Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "The Phantom of the Opera" are on sale now at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.  With reinvented staging and scenic design, this new version is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making…
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13 Broward and Miami-Dade Valentine's Day Deals

Broward County Steak 954 This oceanfront restaurant (pictured) offers great views, a raw bar and dry-aged beef. Try a special holiday cocktail called Tuesday I’m In Love, for $14. 401 N. Lauderdale., Fort Lauderdale 3030 Ocean Try a five-course dinner paired with a rose Champagne for each…

The Lawsuits Against Al Zucaro

Zucaro’s history of financial woes Al Zucaro, who is challenging Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie in the March 14 election and has criticized Haynie and the city council for what he considers poor management decisions, has been sued six times since 2007 in Palm Beach County for failure to repay loans…

10 Valentine's Specials to Fall in Love With

Whether you’re a sappy romantic when it comes to Valentine’s Day, or you like your heart shapes in the form of a filet, we’ve got you covered. Here’s to amore! Vic & Angelo’s Cupid can strike a bull’s-eye with this $55 prix-fixe menu that includes choices of lobster Francese or…
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Broadway in Ft. Lauderdale Announces 26th Season to Score 2018-19 'Hamilton' Tickets

Subscribe to the 2017-18 Broadway in Fort Lauderdale season to score tickets next season to "Hamilton," which runs in the 2018-19 season. The 26th season at Broward Center for the Performing Arts showcases  Broadway’s greatest hits with a six-show subscription package that is power-packed with…
Kevin Kern as J.M. Barrie in "Neverland".
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Kravis Center Announces 10th Anniversary Broadway Hits Season

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announced its 10th anniversary season of Kravis On Broadway for 2017/2018. "The King and I" opens Nov. 7 through 12; "The Book of Mormon" runs Nov. 21 through 26; "Finding Neverland" runs Jan. 2 to 7, 2018; "Cabaret" opens Feb. 6 through 11, 2018;  "The…
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Yeeeeee Haaaawwwwww! Brand New Cowboy Ball!

I just got off the phone with Debi Feiler who is the official Party Girl at the George Snow Scholarship Fund who was explaining to me the new format of this year’s Cowboy Ball. And it promises to be one barnburner of a party. This year, the Cowboy Ball moves to the Mizner Park Amphitheater, and…
Kelly DiLorenzo commands the crowd in 'Evita', courtesy of Amanda Roy, Bad Hair Day Photography.
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Lake Worth Playhouse Delivers Memorable 'Evita'

As a newbie to Florida’s walkable coastal towns, I was charmed last weekend visiting the Lake Worth Playhouse in downtown Lake Worth, just north of Delray Beach in the South Palm Beach area for 'Evita'. We popped into a happy hour featuring small plates at the brand new “street food” restaurant,…
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Laugh With the Library This Weekend!

  Be honest: Was there ever a time in your life you needed a laugh more than now??? Look no further; Delray’s famous Laugh With The Library is this Friday night and we know it’s going to be spectacular! The Delray Beach Library’s “Laugh with the Library-11th Chapter” featuring comedian…
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Delray Beach Medical Center Awarded for Excellence

Healthgrades awarded the local hospital for its excellence.   Delray Beach-based Delray Beach Medical Center announced January 17 that it is among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical outcomes, or the results of its care. Healthgrades, an online resource that provides…
John and Kaiden Griswold at the SFSCA's Science of Chocolate. Photo by Michelle Olson-Rogers
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Chocolate and Art Make for Sweet Weekends This February

What does art and chocolate have in common for local families in February? My family and I have a love/hate relationship with the Boca Raton season. The traffic, the manic calendar obligations, never being able to get a restaurant reservation... it can get annoying. On the plus side? The cooler weather…

Jarjura Bows Out; Other Boca/ Delray Political Notes

Jarjura calls it a day   On Friday, Delray Beach City Commissioner Jordana Jarjura shook up the city’s March 14 election with an email announcing that she would not seek a second term. Jarjura had filed paperwork to run for re-election, but she told me in December that she didn’t…
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New Palm Beach Restaurant; Pop-Up Wine Dinner

Mediterranean restaurant Costa Palm Beach opens on island Local restaurateur Sascha Bennemann and his wife, Danielle, have opened a new restaurant on Worth Avenue. Costa Palm Beach is on the second floor of the Esplanade at 150 Worth Ave. and is light and bright with fine art photography on the…