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Gigi's Music Café Offers Local Music With a Side of Chicken and Waffles

It's all about the local music scene tonight at Gigi's Music Café in Sunrise. It's where Vocapalooza, a nine-act showcase, is going down. Put on by Conundrum Stages, the fest features singers belting out songs in everything from pop to folk, rock to R&B, musical theater to country. There's nowhere better to host such an event than at a place with the word "music" in its title. Right?

Gigi, the owner of the café, is of course an avid music lover herself. "I love music," she said. "I just want to offer dinner and music to people at a reasonable price in a local place, to have fun and relax like home." Her passion to expand the local scene led her to open a café that is musically influenced. "There's not enough out there. Local folks don't have anywhere to go," she added.

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Conundrum Stages, a music company in South Florida, is also hosting the event, mostly thanks to Kevin Johnson. Gigi said Johnson is a customer who tries to organize events to showcase various kinds of artists. Some artists playing tonight include Lauren Bell, Meghan Ritmiller, the Good Guy, Bill Hartmann, and Carly Jo Jackson. The event will have a repeat occurrence on October 25. Also, Gigi said to try their most popular food item, chicken and waffles. Music, chicken, AND waffles? Count us in.

Vocapalooza, 8 p.m. at Gigi's Music Café, 4385 NW 88th Ave., Sunrise. Call 954-673-5124, or visit

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Natalya Jones

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