The perfect music of late summer could be freestyle, AKA the Latin-tinged, electro-derived music indigenous to South Florida and New York in the '80s. With its tinkly synths and often slightly helium-pitched vocals, the genre captures the breezy late-afternoon August sun. But freestyle often boasted a kind of bittersweet undercurrent, a creeping dread about love soon to be lost that jibes well with the impending fall.
The all-female act Exposé was among the best to walk this emotional tightrope and score some of the genre's biggest hits — all from a Miami hometown base. Though the group's early star, Sandee, sadly passed a few years ago, the group continues to perform in one of its midperiod formations, featuring members Ann Curless, Jeanette Jurado, and Gioia Bruno. With plenty of years of water under the bridge, they now happily sing old radio dance hits like "Seasons Change" and "Point of No Return." This Saturday, the group performs at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino as part of a weekendlong celebration of the '80s. Also on the bill is Lisa Lisa (sans Cult Jam), the songstress best-known for "I Wonder if I Take You Home."