From fireworks to cookouts and pure patriotism, the Fourth of July is one of those holidays that offers something for everyone to enjoy. This year, Palm Beach County is hosting a variety of festivities for the holiday -- both old traditions and new celebrations. Whether you are looking for a pool pa ... More >>
It's hard to believe, but the Hard Rock Cafe is 43 years old. The rock-themed restaurant is celebrating its birthday with a blowout weekend extravaganza that manages to celebrate its musical roots and honor our local police, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians. This weekend, it's all ab ... More >>
It looks like Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long really are sweet on each other. Or, at least they share a love of ice cream. See also: Billy Joel at Sardelli's: Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
The call came just hours before. Could Sardelli's accommodate a party of 14 for a late dinner seating on Saturday night? No private room required -- the main dining room is fine. Put the reservations under Joel... as in Billy Joel. See also: Fulvio Sardelli Talks Sous Vide Cooking, Life in the Kit ... More >>
"Service is 60% of a diner's experience," a chef said who I'd met at a midweek happy hour. The guy having a couple of beers on his night off is a Brit, a starred Michelin chef who's now working on a boat. Why? "The money is insane," he said. I tend to agree with him about service. When it's polis ... More >>
Melissa McCart"How's it going, hon?" said Dawn to a regular who walked into Lester's at 5 a.m. "Still vertical and still employed," he returned. They continued the morning volley as she readied his tea. "With lemon?" she asked, knowing the answer. Dawn indulged the formality. It was hospitable. T ... More >>
"EXTREMEly bad decision, Lindsay."Now everyone is remembering a middling Billy Joel hit called "I Go to Extremes" because Lindsay Lohan tattooed some of its lyrics on her torso. (She's apparently not a Xiu Xiu fan.) The lines, "Clear as a crystal, sharp as a knife/ I feel like I'm in the prime of ... More >>
The piano man is giving up on his commuter yacht.If you've been down Las Olas recently, you might have noticed a stunning yacht full of wood trim and chrome accents, docked unceremoniously at the corner of Fiesta Way. If you've got about $2 million to blow, it's yours. Bonus: You can tell your fr ... More >>
No rock star has played politics smarter than Bruce Springsteen.
Food & Wine 2009 is almost upon us. You know what that means. The culinary throngs descend on South Florida, feast on its tropical flesh in a media-driven frenzy, and hopefully dump enough money on our shores to keep us goin til next year. Aaron J. Michaels from Culinary Convenience told me Chef ... More >>
New Times recently caught up with John Legend in between all kinds of action. After his high-profile appearances at the inaugural festivities, February will find the five-time Grammy winner playing Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the NBA All-Star Game, and the Dubai International Jazz Festival. Oh, ye ... More >>
Then Billy Joel must be a bad mother-shut-yo-mouth
Sayre BermanBilly JoelFriday, January 2, 2009 Hard Rock Live, HollywoodBeing a piano man in a rock 'n' roll world can be a precarious proposition. Unless you have the cool of, say Jerry Lee Lewis, with the attitude and swagger to match, it's tough not to look like a dweeb sitting stationary behind ... More >>
The best local albums of 2008
Brendan OHara & Komakozie - The Big Bounce bring something new to something old.
Indy Legends brings Brickyard history to life.
The best work tunes to enjoy over Labor Day
Are Palm Beach nightcrawlers getting a raw deal?
Looking for sustenance, our new nightlife columnist can't find anything without bite marks
Joel is back after a seven-year hiatus
Brendan O'Hara and the Humble Ones
Sisters of Swing trumpets the lives and songs of the Andrews Sisters
Perceptive Inception (Self-released)
Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music (Sony Wonder)
Hey! You got indie rock in my funk!
Strike Anywhere Hits a Nerve
For Big Bill Morganfield, blues runs in the family
Polluted by lazy press, Atmosphere's MC Slug clears the air
Unleash your inner dork Friday at the Factory
Bob Marley rests in peace, quiet, and earth that nourishes his favorite medicinal herb
Industrious local musicians submit their latest offerings to Bandwidth's tender mercies
How two guys from Jersey grew up in South Florida and found their inner Billy Joel in the bowels of an 88
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Limp Bizkit, Fluid Ounces