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2009 Stories by Erica K. Landau

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  • Jambalaya

    published December 31, 2009

    Jam bands are invading South Florida this week (see Phish, Particle, EOTO, the Heavy Pets), and their minions are outnumbering our native... More >>

  • Dancing Queens

    published December 31, 2009

    The disco inferno burned out long ago. But if there’s ever a time to relive the all-night parties when disco balls acted as the sun and... More >>

  • Queen B

    published December 24, 2009

    Sex, power, and money are key for juicy storytelling. And the story of Queen Victoria has those three things in droves. Victoria became queen at... More >>

  • Punk for the Holidays

    published December 24, 2009

    Are holiday musical favorites getting you down? Do you hate the holidays? Celebrate a punk rock Christmas with Margate’s the... More >>

  • Surfer Blood Is Palm Beach County's Great Indie-Rock Hope

    published December 17, 2009

    He expected his mother to have reservations, but it didn't matter. So Surfer Blood's 23-year-old frontman, John Paul Pitts, broke the news in... More >>

  • Mercy Mercy Me

    published December 17, 2009

    Miami duo Raffa and Rainer — made up of Raffa Jo Harris and Rainer Davies — plays the sort of wistful folk that makes your heart leap.... More >>

  • Love Police

    published December 17, 2009

    Do you watch Broward County's most arresting guilty pleasure Police Women of Broward County? Well if you're single Detective Julie Bower... More >>

  • James Patterson Book Signing

    published December 17, 2009

    Palm Beach writer James Patterson, who's authored or co-authored a ton of works including the Women's Murder Club, Alex Cross, and... More >>

  • Baby Anne

    published December 17, 2009

    DJ Baby Anne started her career as the Queen of Bass in, where else, Orlando, but that doesn't mean she hasn't made a gazillion appearances... More >>

  • Three Minutes of Fame

    published December 10, 2009

    In a world of Facebook, Skype, and text-messaging, old technology fades and new innovations emerge before you can say XBox. We write... More >>

  • Memoirs of the Kimono

    published December 3, 2009

    The elegance of the kimono is matched only by its historical significance as a symbol of Japanese culture. The material, made of fine silks, and... More >>

  • Maher's on the Bill

    published December 3, 2009

    Late-night provocateur and perennial appreciator of all that is politically incorrect, Bill Maher, will return to his stand-up roots for 11... More >>

  • Indie-pop Goes the Basel

    published December 3, 2009

    Brooklyn's Telepathe has been creating a stir for a little over a year now. Made up of Melissa Livaudais and Busy Gangnes, the duo's... More >>

  • Follow the Art, Then the Music

    published November 26, 2009

    In its ninth year, the annual art scavenger hunt is organized by local artist Stephen Sticht and invites the public to search the downtown area... More >>

  • Follow Your Art

    published November 26, 2009

    That John Belushi “College” poster on your wall is not art. Neither is that stark black-and-white Scarface/Pulp Fiction poster. Nor the... More >>

  • Give Thanks for Food Without a Face

    published November 26, 2009

    It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Turkey-Gate — Sarah Palin’s infamous interview in front of a turkey slaughter days... More >>

  • Dynamix II

    published November 19, 2009

    If you weren't skulking around dirty South Florida clubs in the '90s and early '00s, you probably don't know about the duo sometimes referred... More >>

  • Now Making Salsa: West Palm Mayors

    published November 19, 2009

    Hispanic Heritage Month may have ended in October but the festivities will continue through November at Greenacres Community Park (2095 Jog Road,... More >>

  • Sleeping with the Enemy. Maybe.

    published November 19, 2009

    Sensitive problems are sometimes best digested with laughter. Humor opens eyes and eases tensions, while heavy-handed moralizing, on the other... More >>

  • Meet the Cousins

    published November 19, 2009

    Author/actress/Elvis's cousin Edie Hand will be at Borders Saturday to sign copies of her latest novellas A Christmas Ride: The Miracle of... More >>

  • Murderous Rampage

    published November 12, 2009

    Much about the overall aesthetic of new Fort Lauderdale favorite Murderous Rampage can be gleaned from the band's new video, for its song... More >>

  • Artfully Unemployed

    published November 12, 2009

    Art school isn’t the best choice if you want some semblance of security in your financial life. But if you’re a free spirit, bound only... More >>

  • Music for the Soul

    published November 12, 2009

    It’s the season to be grateful. And amidst all the good cheer for family and friends, we should show thanks for neighborhood music havens... More >>

  • Changing of the Trees

    published November 12, 2009

    No matter how much you love Jesus, Christmas will never feel quite right in South Florida. Sure, we’ve got global warming, palm trees, and... More >>

  • Zombies Live

    published November 12, 2009

    Much about the overall aesthetic of Fort Lauderdale metal favorite Murderous Rampage can be gleaned from the band's new video for its song... More >>

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