SunTrust Sundays

Riverwalk gets all jazzed up

 SUN 6/1

The SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch has become something of an institution on the Riverwalk (along the New River between Fifth Street and Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale). If golf is, as Mark Twain said, a good walk spoiled, then surely a few jazz performers doing their thing along one's route means a good walk improved. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, a morning constitutional along the New River allows stroll-takers to check out five entertainers. While ubiquitous local jazz singer Valerie Tyson belts out on the stage at Esplanade Park and the Nicole Henry Duo and Heart and Soul performs at Riverwalk's gazebos, the Irresistibles Trio keeps shoppers at the Riverfront jazzed up. At the Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Peck Courtyard, the Ike and Val Woods Band takes the stage. Despite the SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch's ostensibly being -- as its name suggests -- a series of jazz concerts, the Ike and Val Woods Band is actually known more for blues. Still, the Woods' brand of blues should fit in well with the light jazz that typifies the jazz brunch -- nothing too loud, nothing controversial. Just a walk in the park, so to speak. Call 954-462-0222. -- Dan Sweeney

FRI 5/30

Valerie Tyson and her band serve up the jazz at the SunTrust brunch
Valerie Tyson and her band serve up the jazz at the SunTrust brunch

Price Is Right

Expect terror in the aisles... muhaha!

Vincent Price was scaring the bejesus out of folks way before Jason, Freddy, and Leatherface. And he did it all without garish costumes and tons of splatter. In celebration of his birthday (May 27, 1911), the "Master of the Macabre" gets a double feature at the South Florida Science Museum (4801 Dreher Trl. N., West Palm Beach). Who can forget films like The Pit and the Pendulum and The Fly? And of course there are films we'd all like to forget -- Bloodbath at the House of Death, or Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine. But hey, let's remember the good times, shall we? Double feature starts at 6 p.m. Call 561-832-1988 on the day of the show for movie listings. -- Audra Schroeder

 
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