Ticket alert: Rolling Stones at Hard Rock Stadium

Ticket alert: Rolling Stones at Hard Rock Stadium

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The Rolling Stones will perform on April 20 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, kicking off a 13-city U.S. leg of their 2019 No Filter Tour.

Tickets for the show, promoted by AEG Presents Concerts West, are scheduled to go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, via RollingStones.com. Presales for fan-club members and American Express cardholders will run 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, through 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.

The concert will be the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ first South Florida performance in more than a decade. It follows a slate of sold-out stadium shows across Europe by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood.

“It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the States – the energy is always amazing!” Jagger said in a statement announcing the U.S. dates.

The No Filter Tour set list has featured the expected Stones hits, including “Sympathy for the Devil,” “Paint It Black,” “Brown Sugar,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” ”Honky Tonk Women” and “Gimme Shelter.” A recent set in London included the rarity “Fool to Cry” and the Keith Richards showcase “Before They Make Me Run.”

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

http://www.southflorida.com/sf-rolling-stones-2019-tour-tickets-miami-20181119-story.html


Review: Drake and Migos in Miami | Photos

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Not that the 18,000 fans who packed a raucous AmericanAirlines Arena needed confirmation, but Drake proved Tuesday night that he really does walk on water.

In the first of two shows in Miami with the rap trio Migos, do-overs for a pair of September performances postponed when the rapper took ill, Drake did what Drake does, delivering a string of pop-radio hits and profanity-powered fan favorites that turned his richly diverse audience into a hot, sweaty mess.

But the evening’s special quality was revealed immediately as Drake strode onto the stage, a raised rectangular platform in the center of the arena floor, a space roughly the size of a regulation basketball court and absolutely free of anything but Drake. No amps, no microphone, no musicians, no props, no DJ, just Drake.

And there he would stay for the better part of 90 minutes, rapping, running, jumping, jogging, working the crowd in a wide-open space that at once begged to be filled, but in its emptiness achieved a strange kind of intimacy. While Drake has made his living on bravado, this production illustrates a certain bravery that many acts do not possess.

And then the fun started, as Drake, in all white, rumbled into “Mob Ties,” the black floor beneath him turned bright red. For “Jumpman” it flowed with molten lava, and on “Know Yourself” Drake appeared to be standing on an angry black ocean. And so it went, with whirlpools, insects and a massive 3D scorpion pulsating below him during different songs.

The ultra high-definition display of this lightbox-turned-stage reached its climax when Drake performed the hit single “Hotline Bling” as the floor swayed with the pristine turquoise water of a swimming pool, a half-dozen bikini-ed swimmers doing underwater laps beneath Drake’s feet.

Seen from seats located midway up the arena, the effect was stunning.

Later, beams of laser lights seemed to cut the lines of a basketball floor into the stage as a regulation hoop appeared at one end. A gentleman apparently pulled from the audience took part in a shooting contest and, as Drake and the audience erupted, hit a half-court shot to win $25,000.

In another production flourish, a full-size Ferrari replica floated over the audience during Drake’s Lil Baby cover “Yes Indeed.” In a more delicate, but no less a effective display, a flock of what appeared to be tiny lighted drones periodically hovered over the stage, in groups and more natural, random patterns, adding a touch of the celestial to Drake’s earthy material.

This is not to take anything away from Drake the performer. As a showman, while he’s still not the most convincing conversationalist onstage, few acts today can get an arena this size jumping and shouting lyrics with such unbridled euphoria.

Especially on songs such as “Started From the Bottom,” “Fake Love,” “Nice For What,” “God’s Plan” and “In My Feelings,” Drake’s performance and the response to it almost felt too big for the room.

Migos opened the night with a 40-minute set of Auto-Tuned swagger, then returned during Drake’s set to perform their hits “Walk It Talk It,” “Stir Fry” and, after Drake disappeared through a trap door for a short break, an extended version of “Narcos.”

More star power came in form of a series of special guest performers on Tuesday night, including DJ Khaled, Bad Bunny and Lil Wayne, introduced by Drake as “the reason any of this s–t is possible” and “the greatest rapper of all time.”

Floor ticketholders who want a spot close to Drake’s swimming pool when the Aubrey and the Three Amigos Tour returns to AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday should know that the general-admission area around the stage fills up quickly. A security guard said many floor ticketholders were waiting when the doors opened an hour before the 8 p.m. show and they ran to the stage when they got inside.

Drake and Migos perform 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The show is a sellout, but Verified Resale tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com.

http://www.southflorida.com/sf-drake-miami-concert-review-20181113-story.html


Exotics on Las Olas car show

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Jim Rassol

Thousand of car enthusiasts gather along Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale for the “Exotics on Las Olas” car show. Elite carmakers like Bugatti, Porsche, Ferrari and many others were on display. In honor of Veterans Day a percentage of the proceeds from the event benefitted the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund. (Jim Rassol / South Florida Sun Sentinel).

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John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off | Photos

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John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food and Wine Festival at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater  features BBQ Pit Masters competition, cornhole games and tournaments, plus performances by Vince Gill on Friday, Sister Hazel and Barenaked Ladies on Saturday, and Daughtry on Sunday. The Saturday Grill-off pits chefs against Miami Dolphins. 

http://www.southflorida.com/sf-offerdahl-gridiron-grill-off-2018-photogallery.html


Michael Bublé at BB&T Center: Your Valentine’s Day gift dilemma solved!

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Heartthrob crooner Michael Bublé is bringing his 2019 tour to the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Feb. 15, a performance that will showcase music from his imminent album, “Love.”

As you will no doubt notice, that Friday concert falls the day after Valentine’s Day, putting Bublé tickets at the top of many gift lists in South Florida.

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19 at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000, with a series of presales beginning 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Tickets go on sale at the venue box office 10 a.m. Nov. 20. No word yet on price. But it’s Michael Bublé.

So you’ll have your Valentine’s Day gift set, but … You’d still have to do something on Valentine’s Day proper, right? Dinner? Drinks? A movie? Something, right? Not to be one of those guys, but two Valentine’s Day outings? Am I made of money? No.

But what if Bublé could be convinced to do a show here on Valentine’s Day itself? There’s a hole in his concert schedule between a show in Tampa on Feb. 13 and Sunrise on Feb. 15. Would a quick sellout of the BB&T Center show encourage him to add a date to his tour? All we have to do is beat Tampa to the punch. How hard can that be?

Every concert ticket purchased comes with a CD or download of Bublé’s album (another gift!), which includes the single “Such a Night,” as well as a silky-smooth cover of the Nat King Cole standard “When I Fall in Love.” The album is set for release Nov. 16 on Reprise Records.

For more information, visit MichaelBuble.com or TheBBTCenter.com.

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

http://www.southflorida.com/sf-michael-buble-2019-tour-tickets-bbt-center-sunrise-20181108-story.html


Obama photographer Pete Souza bringing ‘Shade’ to Miami Book Fair

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In 2017, Pete Souza published “Obama: An Intimate Portrait,” a book that included more than 300 photos from his years working as chief official White House photographer for President Barack Obama. The book reached No. 1 on the New York Times’ bestseller list, a feat repeated by Souza’s latest book, “Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents.”

Like its predecessor, “Shade” features Souza’s photos from the Obama White House, though these shots are drawn from the photographer’s popular Instagram account, where, as the book’s title suggests, he uses them to take digs at the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The book covers the first 500 days of the Trump presidency, and Souza posted each photo to Instagram in response to a Trump tweet. “This started soon after the inauguration,” Souza says by phone from Chicago, where he was a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune before going to work for Obama in Washington, D.C.

“Shade” pairs Souza’s photos with their corresponding tweets, though the original Instagram posts don’t directly address them. “People told me how they used to go back and try to match my post to Trump’s tweets,” says Souza, who will promote “Shade” Nov. 14 at the Miami Book Fair. “It would help them get through the day, the week, the month.”

Souza also served as the official photographer for President Ronald Reagan. “There is no comparison,” he says. “I’m confident in saying Reagan would be appalled by Trump. I still have lots of friends from the Reagan administration who agree with me.”

Souza adds, “With Trump, what you see is a reality-show president. What’s happening now is just not the U.S.A. as we know it. With Obama, we had a good person in the White House. People respected Obama, even those who did not agree with his policies. The current occupant is like a carnival barker.”

“The presidency doesn’t change who you are,” Souza says, quoting Michelle Obama. “It reveals who you are.”

Pete Souza will appear 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Miami Book Fair at the Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, second floor, Room 3210) on the Wolfson campus of Miami Dade College, 300 NE Second Ave., in Miami. Tickets cost $40 and include a copy of “Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents.” Go to MiamiBookFair.com.

http://www.southflorida.com/sf-pete-souza-obama-s-photographer-miami-book-fair-interview-20181105-story.html


Election Day freebies: Vote and get rewarded with free beer and food on Nov. 6

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It’s taken months of careful thought and painstaking research to come to a decision. I’m now ready to declare my support on Election Day:

I’m voting for freebies.

There is nothing divisive about freebies. They are universally loved.

On Tuesday, do your civic duty and then use that “I Voted” sticker to exercise your right to freebies.

Blaze Pizza: Free delivery from participating locations for orders placed on the restauratn’s free app.

Corner Bakery Cafe: Free hot or cold brewed coffee with any purchase and sticker Tuesday.

Free rides to vote: Uber, Lyft, Lime scooters, Zipcar and others are offering free and discounted rides to the polls.

Hooters: Get free potato skins at participating restaurants with a voting sticker on Tuesday.

J. Mark’s Restaurant: Get a free wine, beer liquor or or Signature J.Mark’s Cosmopolitan, Margarita or Mojito with any purchase and your I Voted sticker on Tuesday at the Fort Lauderdale and Pompano locations.

Lulu’s Bait Shack: Get a free 14-ounce draft beer with a voting sticker on Tuesday at the Fort Lauderdale restaurant.

Miller’s Ale House: Get a beer for a $1 if you say your sticker on Tuesday.

Palm Beach Zoo: Get free entry with a voting sticker on Tuesday.

http://www.southflorida.com/fl-bz-2018-election-day-freebies-20181106-story.html


Night of the Dead at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale | Photos

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Jim Rassol

Dark Star Orchestra plays to thousands gathered for Night of the Dead, a street party celebration in and around Revolution Live in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The bands showcased for the event were Dark Star Orchestra, Galactic, and Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio. Food trucks and crafts rounded out the jam band festivities. Fort Lauderdale, FL. November 2, 2018. (Jim Rassol / South Florida Sun Sentinel).

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Night of the Dead at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale

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Category : Miami-Dade , South Florida

Jim Rassol

Dark Star Orchestra plays to thousands gathered for Night of the Dead, a street party celebration in and around Revolution Live in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The bands showcased for the event were Dark Star Orchestra, Galactic, and Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio. Food trucks and crafts rounded out the jam band festivities. Fort Lauderdale, FL. November 2, 2018. (Jim Rassol / South Florida Sun Sentinel).

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Florida Day of the Dead 2018 in Fort Lauderdale | Photos

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Florida Day of the Dead, described by SouthFlorida.com’s Ben Crandell as “a head-spinning whirl of sugar skulls and sombrero-ed skeletons, masked luchadores and marigolds, towering puppets, parents and kids in their best Frida Kahlo,” took place Friday, Nov. 2 in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The celebration, founded in 2010, began with a parade known as the Skeleton Processional at Huizenga Plaza.

http://www.southflorida.com/sf-florida-day-of-the-dead-fort-lauderdale-photos-photogallery.html


Wicked Manors Halloween party in Wilton Manors | Photos

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Jim Rassol

The City of Wilton Manors’ annual Halloween block party entitled “Wicked Manors,” makes its way down Wilton Drive. Themed “Game Night,” this year’s night of over-the-top shenanigans spans three stages between Northeast 21st Court and Five Points and was emceed by drag entertainer Miss Misty Eyes. Costume-contest categories included “Best Sex Appeal,” “Best Group Appeal” and “Best Theme.” Wilton Manors, FL. October 31, 2018. (Jim Rassol / South Florida Sun Sentinel).

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Joel Osteen bringing ‘A Night of Hope’ to BB&T Center

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Multimedia preacher Joel Osteen and wife Victoria are on their way to Sunrise to host “A Night of Hope” at the BB&T Center on Feb. 8.

The Osteens, pastors of 50,000 parishioners at Lakewood Church in Houston, will share the folksy evangelism that has inspired his weekly television broadcasts, New York Times best-selling books, a popular weekly podcast and Joel Osteen Radio on SiriusXM.

Tickets cost $15 (plus fees) and will be available 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the BB&T Center box office, 1 Panther Parkway, and via Ticketmaster.com. A venue presale will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Visit TheBBTCenter.com.

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

http://www.southflorida.com/sf-joel-osteen-bbt-center-sunrise-20181030-story.html


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    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Join our Fun Network

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    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0