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  • Artists: Get Subsidized

    published May 3, 2012

    Here's the deal: If you're a Broward County person, you've been here for 12 months or more, you're at least 18 years of age, and you can prove... More >>

  • Quick Path to Enlightenment

    published May 3, 2012

    "Tantrism," as it's understood today, is a kind of yogic pantheism drawing from the evolution of Buddhism, Hinduism, and even Indian Islam... More >>

  • Celebrate Labor

    published April 26, 2012

    On May 1, 1886, unionized workers striking for an eight-hour work day assembled outside Chicago’s McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. As... More >>

  • Sailors at Seminole

    published April 19, 2012

    Fleet Week arrived in SoFla 25 years ago, becoming a Fort Lauderdale tradition at precisely the moment spring break ceased to be one. (Sailors, as... More >>

  • Get Your Wings on the River

    published April 12, 2012

    “Candola” is basically a gondola race held annually in the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale, and sponsored by Red... More >>

  • Drinking for Art

    published April 12, 2012

    Lake Worth Playhouse is 59 years old! Fifty-nine years of brilliant community theater and indie films. Six decades of making sure South Florida... More >>

  • Get Happy

    published April 12, 2012

    There are occasions for which news releases ought speak for themselves, and this is one of them: “All the happiness there is in the world... More >>

  • Flicks in a Big, Naked Courtyard

    published April 5, 2012

    There is a big, naked, empty space in the courtyard abutting the Museum of Art (1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). There’s never very... More >>

  • Lesbians on the Funny Juice

    published April 5, 2012

    Poppy Champlin’s restless, roving comedic mind was forged in the pressure cooker of Second City (the famed improv troupe) and may gracefully... More >>

  • Sing a Song for Strangers

    published April 5, 2012

    At 7:30 p.m. in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale), assembled songwriters will each perform a... More >>

  • Who’s Bradley Manning, and Why Should You Care?

    published March 15, 2012

    Depending on whom you talk to, Bradley Manning is a cold-blooded traitor, a troubled shemale, or a national treasure. What’s beyond... More >>

  • Spring: Bring It On With Anime Babes and Sake

    published March 15, 2012

    Most days, the Japan that is reverently reconstructed in Morikami’s gorgeous gardens (4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach) is historic,... More >>

  • Save the Oceans in Style With Oceana

    published March 1, 2012

    Oceana is an enormous conservation org trying to save the world from the collapse of aquatic ecosystems. It’s good at it —... More >>

  • A Musical About the 99 Percent

    published February 23, 2012

    Studs Terkel, like James Agee and John Steinbeck, was a celebrant of the American working class. Unlike Agee and Steinbeck, he was neither a poet... More >>

  • Double-Header Derby

    published February 16, 2012

    Why aren’t roller derbies more popular in America. They’ve got everything we crave in our sports. Strength, speed, power, on-the-fly... More >>

  • Art, Lovers, and Art Lovers

    published February 16, 2012

    “Love Struck/Love Stinks” is a rolling bacchanal-cum-art-show featuring discounted booze, music by Danxiety, body-painting by... More >>

  • Upper-West-Middle-Side Class Anxiety

    published February 16, 2012

    While The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife garnered only middling reviews when it opened Broadway, it nevertheless... More >>

  • Millionaire Makes Fun of Poor People; Poor People Like It

    published February 9, 2012

    If a pointy-headed New York liberal said the things redneck comedian Jeff Foxworthy says about the rural American working class, he’d be... More >>

  • Picnic, Woo...

    published February 9, 2012

    Valentine’s! You forgot all about it! At this point, even your most powerful exertions won’t result in the kind of really romantic... More >>

  • Horrible Ancient Animals

    published February 2, 2012

    It’s a reptile show. It’s always a reptile show. Never in the storied history of the War Memorial Auditorium (800 NE Eighth... More >>

  • Top Gun, the Musical: Not as Dumb as It Sounds

    published February 2, 2012

    The almost universally acclaimed Top Gun, the Musical isn’t actually a musical version of Top Gun. It’s a play... More >>

  • The Beautiful Balls of Old Men

    published January 26, 2012

    If you build it, they will come. "It," in this case, is a children's hospital named after a baseball great; "they" are a bunch of retired... More >>

  • The Comedy of Larry King

    published January 19, 2012

    Larry King prepared less to talk to more people than anybody. Occasionally, when he sat down to chit-chat with somebody he knew a lot about... More >>

  • Drinking for Charity

    published January 12, 2012

    Getting drunk is fine. Getting drunk in a risk-free environment while raising money for a good cause is far, far better. Enter the Fort... More >>

  • Layover Lovers

    published January 12, 2012

    The Promethean Theatre (3301 College Ave., Davie) is known primarily for its idiosyncratic programming. One moment, Promethean's doing a... More >>

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