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Coral Gables Festival of the Arts

2015 January 22
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This weekend in downtown Coral Gables you can check out the Coral Gables Festival of the Arts. It’s open from 10 am to 6 pm starting January 24th and running through January 25th. In total there are 13 featured art categories including an emerging artist area, children’s art area, exhibitors auctions, and more. In addition to the art areas the event also features fine wine and spirits, culinary exhibits, and plenty of live music. It is a great experience and a fantastic way to spend the afternoons this weekend. Admission starts at just $10 per person but of course you won’t have to pay the full price if you make your plans ahead of time. Tickets can be purchased online as well as through a few ticket vendors and of course you can pay the walk up ticket price.

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"Sullivan & Son"'s Steve Byrne at the Palm Beach Improv

at Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach
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The star of TBS' "Sullivan & Son", Steve Byrne has had two stand-up specials on Comedy Central: "Steve Byrne's Happy Hour" and "The Byrne Identity". In 2014, he released his third one-hour standup com... [more+]

The star of TBS' "Sullivan & Son", Steve Byrne has had two stand-up specials on Comedy Central: "Steve Byrne's Happy Hour" and "The Byrne Identity". In 2014, he released his third one-hour standup comedy special, "Champion", on Netflix, bringing his high-energy style to a whole new audience. Byrne has been featured on the NBC series "The Real Wedding Crashers" and has performed stand-up on "The Tonight Show", "Jimmy Kimmel Live", "The Late Late Show" and BET's "Comic View". Byrne's comedy combines observations from everyday life with stories from his childhood in Pittsburgh, where he was raised by his Korean mother and Irish father. [less-]

High Schoolers Grapple With Walt Whitman's Poetry in Drama "I and You"

at Arts Garage, Delray Beach
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Thu, January 29
FULL PRICE: $47.00
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Cranky, chronically ill Caroline and levelheaded basketball star Anthony are paired to work together on a high school assignment in "I and You". As the odd couple cram to finish their presentation on ... [more+]

Cranky, chronically ill Caroline and levelheaded basketball star Anthony are paired to work together on a high school assignment in "I and You". As the odd couple cram to finish their presentation on poet Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass", they learn not only how to work together but just how fundamentally they complement one another. Written by San Francisco-based playwright Lauren Gunderson -- called a "rising national talent" by "Creative Loafing" -- this show from Arts Garage in Delray Beach is a valentine to youth, love and the strange beauty of human connectedness. [less-]

Jazz Vocalist Nicole Henry: Internationally Renowned Singer Returns to Miami

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
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Thu, January 29
Thu, January 29
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The honors keep coming for jazz vocalist Nicole Henry. Described as "the vocal love-child of Whitney Houston and Sarah Vaughan" by the "Miami Herald", Henry recently earned a 2013 Soul Train Award for... [more+]

The honors keep coming for jazz vocalist Nicole Henry. Described as "the vocal love-child of Whitney Houston and Sarah Vaughan" by the "Miami Herald", Henry recently earned a 2013 Soul Train Award for Best Traditional Jazz Performance, and charted three albums on the "Billboard" and HMV Japan Top 10. Graced with an expressive voice and a soulful yet sophisticated energy, Henry wows audiences with her signature take on a carefully chosen set of jazz, pop standards and original tunes. At the top of her game vocally and with considerable artistic momentum, Henry returns home to Miami for a sure-to-be memorable performance at JAZZIZ Nightlife. [less-]

New Dramedy "Undo" Does It All -- Only Backwards!

at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center - Studio , Boca Raton
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The producers of last season's "The Last Schwartz" cordially invite you to attend Rachel Mendelsshon Pfeiffer and Joe Pheiffer's divorce. "Undo", written by Holly Arsenault, imagines a world in which ... [more+]

The producers of last season's "The Last Schwartz" cordially invite you to attend Rachel Mendelsshon Pfeiffer and Joe Pheiffer's divorce. "Undo", written by Holly Arsenault, imagines a world in which the process of undoing the matrimonial ties that bind a couple together requires them to reenact their marriage ceremony ... in reverse. This inventive dramedy tells the story of one Jewish family and the many funny ways in which they process this sad event. The fact that there's no food at this funeral for a marriage -- but there is plenty to drink -- isn't going to help matters at all. [less-]

Weekly Stand-Up Showcase Hosted by Ray Combs: Florida Comedy Club

at Florida Comedy Club at Champps Americana , Fort Lauderdale
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Every Friday night, producer and owner Ray Combs hosts a jam-packed evening of stand-up inside the Champps Americana Sports Bar. A mix of fresh local talent and rising headliners from Los Angeles, New... [more+]

Every Friday night, producer and owner Ray Combs hosts a jam-packed evening of stand-up inside the Champps Americana Sports Bar. A mix of fresh local talent and rising headliners from Los Angeles, New York City and nearly everywhere in between, each week brings new faces, new material and new chances to discover tomorrow's next top comedy stars. So settle in and enjoy a night of hilarious stand-up comedy from artists honing their acts. [less-]

Singer Linda Eder ("Jekyll & Hyde") Live in Concert

at Colony Theatre, Miami Beach
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Fri, January 30
Sat, January 31
FULL PRICE: $85.00 - $125.00
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When Broadway belter Linda Eder opens her mouth to sing, jaws drop. "The New York Times" described her voice as "perfection" -- for its beauty and polish and for its unrivaled stamina and conviction o... [more+]

When Broadway belter Linda Eder opens her mouth to sing, jaws drop. "The New York Times" described her voice as "perfection" -- for its beauty and polish and for its unrivaled stamina and conviction on songs like "Falling Slowly," "Gold" and "Vienna." Though she is perhaps most famous for blowing the roof off New York's Plymouth Theatre as "Lucy" in "Jekyll & Hyde", Eder's gifts aren't confined to musical theater. Her repertoire also encompasses pop, country and jazz, all of which will be on display as this beloved singer brings her immense talent to South Beach's Colony Theatre. [less-]

Jamie Cullum: Jazz-Pop Singer-Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
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Sat, January 31
FULL PRICE: $45.00
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Dubbed everything from "Sinatra with Sneakers" to the "McCartney of Jazz," Jamie Cullum is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist making jazz accessible to an entirely new generation o... [more+]

Dubbed everything from "Sinatra with Sneakers" to the "McCartney of Jazz," Jamie Cullum is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist making jazz accessible to an entirely new generation of fans. Not that he's ever been one to stick to jazz exclusively anyway. In addition to opening for Billy Joel and other pop giants, the 35-year old has also collaborated with Clint Eastwood headlined the famed Glaston-bury rock festival, covered Rhianna songs and more. Cullum's fresh pop style is infused with a subtle penumbra of jazz, which he'll bring to Jazziz this spring. [less-]

"The Princess and the Pea": Children's Tale Where a Good Night's Sleep Isn't a Good Thing

at Sol Theatre, Boca Raton
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Sat, January 31
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FULL PRICE: $12.00
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Could you feel a pea under a mattress? How about a pea under 13 mattresses, four feather comforters and eight queen-size pillows? That's the test given to Princess Jasmine by the prickly queen to see ... [more+]

Could you feel a pea under a mattress? How about a pea under 13 mattresses, four feather comforters and eight queen-size pillows? That's the test given to Princess Jasmine by the prickly queen to see just how worthy she is to romance her son Prince Handsome, in "The Princess and the Pea". Boca Raton's Sol Children Theatre takes the classic kids' tale and even adds earmuffs and a night mask to make things especially difficult for the princess. Will she win the love of her prince and the acceptance of the queen, or will she just get a good night's sleep? [less-]

"Ragtime": The Epic Tony-Winning Musical

at Actors' Playhouse at the The Miracle Theatre, Coral Gables
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FULL PRICE: $57.00
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Famous characters, brilliant costumes and haunting music make "Ragtime" a dazzling diorama of turn-of-the-century New York that teems with the raw energy of a still-young nation. Based on E.L. Doctoro... [more+]

Famous characters, brilliant costumes and haunting music make "Ragtime" a dazzling diorama of turn-of-the-century New York that teems with the raw energy of a still-young nation. Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, this melting pot drama is told from the perspective of three ethnically diverse families whose fates unexpectedly intertwine. Real-life figures like Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, Henry Ford and Emma Goldman make surprising and often illuminating cameo appearances throughout this "triumph for the stage" ("Time" magazine). With music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the production boasts a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally and such memorable songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day" and "Make Them Hear You." [less-]

Jazz Flute Legend Nestor Torres at JAZZIZ Nightlife

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
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Thu, February 05
FULL PRICE: $35.00 - $75.00
OFFER PRICE: $17.50 - $37.50

If your familiarity with jazz flute begins and ends with Ron Burgundy's "performance" in "Anchorman", you owe it to yourself to experience the power and exquisite musicianship of Nestor Torres. Equall... [more+]

If your familiarity with jazz flute begins and ends with Ron Burgundy's "performance" in "Anchorman", you owe it to yourself to experience the power and exquisite musicianship of Nestor Torres. Equally fluent in the jazz, classical and Latin traditions, Torres speaks through his flute, inflecting every note with style and personality. Winner of five Grammy Awards (four Latin, one "American"), this towering artist and performer has worked with everyone from Ricky Martin to Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, Dave Matthews and Gloria Estefan. Now he comes for a special performance at JAZZIZ Nightlife. [less-]

Stand-Up Comics Carmen Lynch ("Last Comic Standing"), Marion Grodin and Michelle Harrington

at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Coral Springs
OFFER DATES:
Sat, February 07
FULL PRICE: $36.04
OFFER PRICE: $18.02

What do you get when a talented and hilarious group of stand-up comics talk about everything from divorce to kids to Southern charm? "Three Hysterical Broads", playing at the Coral Springs Center for ... [more+]

What do you get when a talented and hilarious group of stand-up comics talk about everything from divorce to kids to Southern charm? "Three Hysterical Broads", playing at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts in Coral Springs, Florida. The first hysterical broad is Carmen Lynch, who's appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Last Comic Standing" and "Late Show with David Letterman". The second is Marion Grodin, known for her role in the indie comedy "Three Long Years" as well as appearances on "Gotham Comedy Live" and "The View". The third hysterical broad is Christian comic Michelle Harrington, who's been featured on "NickMom Night Out" and is a regular at comedy clubs and churches around the country. [less-]

Dreams: The Fleetwood Mac Experience

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
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Sun, February 08
FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

The five members of Dreams pay homage to Fleetwood Mac at Boca Raton's Jazziz Nightlife, recreating the live excitement of one of the band's legendary concerts. They'll capture the true spirit of the ... [more+]

The five members of Dreams pay homage to Fleetwood Mac at Boca Raton's Jazziz Nightlife, recreating the live excitement of one of the band's legendary concerts. They'll capture the true spirit of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, with memorable hits like "Go Your Own Way," "Don't Stop," "The Chain," "Dreams," "Rhiannon" and "You Make Loving Fun," among others. Long after they first hit the charts, Fleetwood Mac's classic tunes have been featured on "Glee", used in U.S. presidential campaigns, and are new to every generation, with remakes of gorgeous songs like "Landslide." Come hear why their music continues to resonate to this day. [less-]

Rex Smith's "Confessions of a Teen Idol" -- Songs & Stories of Stardom

at The Rrazz Room at Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs
OFFER DATES:
Fri, February 13
FULL PRICE: $44.52
OFFER PRICE: $22.26

From "Tiger Beat" to Broadway, from "Street Hawk" to "Solid Gold", from "You Take My Breath Away" to "The Pirates of Penzance" ... when it comes to the world of entertainment, there's very little that... [more+]

From "Tiger Beat" to Broadway, from "Street Hawk" to "Solid Gold", from "You Take My Breath Away" to "The Pirates of Penzance" ... when it comes to the world of entertainment, there's very little that Rex Smith hasn't experienced. An evening filled with stories and songs, "Rex Smith: Confessions of a Teen Idol" finds the one-time teen heartthrob recounting tales about everything from the extreme pressures of a six-album deal as a platinum recording artist with Columbia Records ("You Take My Breath Away") to behind-the-scenes stories of life on TV and the stages of New York. Performing Broadway tunes as well as some rock songs, Smith will guide you through the fascinatingly wild and hilariously entertaining journey he's experienced like a bonafide raconteur. During his visit to Coral Springs' The Rrazz Room, he'll also dish out some of the "stories behind the stories," sharing tales and anecdotes about celebrities like Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol, Jackie Kennedy, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor and many more. [less-]

"Serenade on Broadway": Songs From Hit Musicals

at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Coral Springs
OFFER DATES:
Sat, February 14
FULL PRICE: $39.22
OFFER PRICE: $19.61

Instead of waiting for the next great song, expect nothing but showstoppers at this entertaining Valentine's Day revue, featuring Broadway's biggest hits and starring the skilled vocalists of the accl... [more+]

Instead of waiting for the next great song, expect nothing but showstoppers at this entertaining Valentine's Day revue, featuring Broadway's biggest hits and starring the skilled vocalists of the acclaimed touring company known as Enchante Cabaret. Led by acclaimed singer Todd Wagner, this troupe travels throughout the East and Midwest, delivering acclaimed performances of favorites by famed composers like Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Schwartz. You'll hear romantic ballads and more from shows like "Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Wicked" and beyond. [less-]

Valentine's Day Red Light, Green Light Party

at W Fort Lauderdale Hotel, Fort Lauderdale
OFFER DATES:
Sat, February 14
FULL PRICE: $15.00 - $25.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $12.50

Finally, there's a fun V-Day event for both singles and couples, complete with party favors. Whether you're on or off the market this Valentine's Day, this Red Light, Green Light party has got you cov... [more+]

Finally, there's a fun V-Day event for both singles and couples, complete with party favors. Whether you're on or off the market this Valentine's Day, this Red Light, Green Light party has got you covered. Guests sport their choice of colored wristbands -- red means you're happily taken, green says you're available and good to go, and yellow means "it's complicated." DJ Richie Rich will be on hand to provide the music, and the Living Room at the W Hotel is set to offer Champagne specials throughout the evening. [less-]

"Waiting for Waiting for Godot": Hilarious Backstage Comedy

at The Vanguard, Fort Lauderdale
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Sun, February 15
Thu, February 19
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On every level, the phrase "absurdly funny" aptly describes "Waiting for Waiting for Godot", the festival favorite receiving its Southeastern premiere at Thinking Cap Theatre. Leave it to Dave Hanson,... [more+]

On every level, the phrase "absurdly funny" aptly describes "Waiting for Waiting for Godot", the festival favorite receiving its Southeastern premiere at Thinking Cap Theatre. Leave it to Dave Hanson, a whip-smart comedian and former joke writer for "Late Night with Chelsea Handler", to craft a brilliant backstage comedy about two understudies waiting to perform Samuel Beckett's modern classic "Waiting for Godot". Far more than an (insanely) clever concept, "Waiting ..." deftly incorporates illuminating insights and knockout punchlines even as it shadows the developments of Beckett's famous work. Winner of overall "Best of the Fringe" at last year's New York Fringe Festival -- and praised by "The New York Times" as "delectable" -- "Waiting for Waiting for Godot" now comes to Fort Lauderdale. [less-]

Singer Antonia Bennett: Tony's Daughter Takes the Stage

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
OFFER DATES:
Sun, February 15
FULL PRICE: $25.00 - $55.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $27.50

Tony Bennett's daughter Antonia steps out of her legendary dad's shadow and into her own spotlight, with the release of her debut CD of Great American Songbook standards, "Embrace Me." "The New York T... [more+]

Tony Bennett's daughter Antonia steps out of her legendary dad's shadow and into her own spotlight, with the release of her debut CD of Great American Songbook standards, "Embrace Me." "The New York Times" has been impressed by her sound, saying she "conjured echoes of Billie Holiday and Rickie Lee Jones," and she no doubt inherited tons of talent from her proud papa, who's toured with her as his opening act for years. She's played the top jazz clubs in the country, not to mention Radio City Music Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and London's Royal Albert Hall. Her sultry jazz sounds are a perfect way to cap off Valentine's weekend. [less-]

Ruben Studdard ("American Idol") Sings His R&B, Pop and Gospel Hits

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
OFFER DATES:
Thu, February 19
FULL PRICE: $45.00 - $95.00
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Ruben Studdard rose to fame as winner of the second season of "American Idol". Christened the "velvet teddy bear" by "AI" guest judge Gladys Knight, the platinum-selling R&B crooner has gone on to rec... [more+]

Ruben Studdard rose to fame as winner of the second season of "American Idol". Christened the "velvet teddy bear" by "AI" guest judge Gladys Knight, the platinum-selling R&B crooner has gone on to receive a Grammy nod for his song "Superstar," he's taken the stage by storm in "Ain't Misbehavin'" and he even tried reality TV on for size ("The Biggest Loser"). Studdard will remind fans why they first fell in love with that rich voice when he brings hits like "Flying Without Wings," "Sorry 2004" and "Change Me" to Boca Raton's Jazziz Nightlife. [less-]

Master Chorale of South Florida's "Carmina Burana"

at First Presbyterian Church, Pompano Beach
OFFER DATES:
Fri, February 20
FULL PRICE: $30.00
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Led by artistic director and conductor Brett Karlin, the 100 mixed voices of the Master Chorale of South Florida take on Carl Orff's thrilling, instantly recognizable cantata, one of classical music's... [more+]

Led by artistic director and conductor Brett Karlin, the 100 mixed voices of the Master Chorale of South Florida take on Carl Orff's thrilling, instantly recognizable cantata, one of classical music's most popular and enduring works. This stirring 1936 piece -- based on medieval poems about life, love, drinking, gaming and more -- is best known for its dramatic and haunting opening movement "O Fortuna," that's served to set the ominous scene for everything from "Glee, The X-Factor, Jackass: The Movie" and many more TV shows and movies, to the entrances of athletes like the Washington Redskins and the drivers at the Daytona 500. [less-]

Legendary Comedian Paula Poundstone (HBO, NPR)

at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Coral Springs
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Sat, February 21
FULL PRICE: $37.10
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The razor-sharp wit of famed stand-up Paula Poundstone will be on full display as she slices and dices her way through an evening of keen cultural commentary at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. ... [more+]

The razor-sharp wit of famed stand-up Paula Poundstone will be on full display as she slices and dices her way through an evening of keen cultural commentary at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Famed for a quick mind that always manages to come up with the perfect quip, Poundstone is a master of riffing off the crowd. It's also why she's the perfect panelist for NPR's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!", where she's featured alongside some of the nation's leading pundits. She broke through in 1990 with her acclaimed HBO special "Cats, Cops and Stuff", and was the first woman to be invited to perform at the White House Correspondents' dinner, as well as the first woman to win a CableACE Award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special. Still knocking them dead as a headliner, Poundstone released her latest comedy disc, "I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston", in April 2013, and has recently toured as part of the "A Prairie Home Companion" live show. [less-]