Gypsys: Yes. Tramps and Thieves: Not So Much.

A bunch of marauding, sock-stealin’ pickpockets these gypsies ain’t – or so Johnny Depp pledges. He cameos the documentary Gypsy Caravan, about a wayfaring troupe of musicians cranking out their scintillating – and eclectic -- palette of flamenco, jazz, raga, klezmer, Indian folk, and Romanian violin during a six-week concert trek through he U.S. and Europe. While not belting crunchy toe-tapping Eastern tunes to wide-eyed spectators, the roving artists challenge nasty gypsy stereotypes and preach family, community, and legacy as the utmost concerns. Watch those ragtag gypsy maestros croon passionately about cultural heritage tonight at Las Olas Riverfront (300 SW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets run $6 to $8.50. Call 954-761-9400, or visit
Fri., Sept. 21, 2007
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Phillip Valys