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Q&A: Conductor Gerard Schwarz on his Boca Symphonia Birthday Bash
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Q&A: Conductor Gerard Schwarz on his Boca Symphonia Birthday Bash

Conductor Gerard Schwarz injects a bit of himself into all of his performances, but his season-opening appearance behind the baton this coming Sunday with the Boca Symphonia is especially personal. The Emmy-winning conductor of the All-Star Orchestra turned 70 this year, and the Symphonia contacted him about selecting a special program to honor this milestone. […]
Concert Review: The Highs and Lows of Riptide 2017
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Concert Review: The Highs and Lows of Riptide 2017

Back for its second year and featuring a diverse lineup between Saturday and Sunday, Fort Lauderdale’s beachside Riptide Music Festival returned to the sand with vigor for a mostly successful 2017 installment this past weekend. Featuring 20 different bands and sponsored by a handful of local radio stations, Riptide looks to fill a void left […]
Concert Review: Grizzly Bear Proves Chamber Pop Can Rock
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Concert Review: Grizzly Bear Proves Chamber Pop Can Rock

Every real music fan wants to be surprised, right? Though some may be content with the Top 40 status quo, I’d like to believe that real music fans want to be caught off guard, swept off their feet. That’s exactly how I felt after watching the show Grizzly Bear put on for the scant crowd […]
Q&A: WannaBeatles to Bring Unique Fab Four Tribute to Boca
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Q&A: WannaBeatles to Bring Unique Fab Four Tribute to Boca

It’s a challenge to stand out among the thousands of Beatles tribute bands around the world. But Nashville’s WannaBeatles have a few distinguishing hooks, from integrating original, Beatles-related material into their set lists, to performing the difficult orchestral material the Beatles themselves never played live, to re-creating the Fab Four’s iconic “Ed Sullivan” appearance, complete […]
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