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Over the Weekend: Y100 Jingle Ball, Miami Music Festival and Wolfgang Gratner

The holiday season is already in full swing which means events around South Florida aren't hard to come by. So in case you were out shopping for ungrateful relatives, here is what you missed over the weekend:

Y100 Jingle Ball 2009 at BankAtlantic Center

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Photo by Sayre Berman
​Shakira, Jordin Sparks, Flo Rida and more took to the stage at the BankAtlantic Center for the annual Y100 Jingle Ball. The event was hosted by Leighton Meester and Adam Lambert. Click here to view the full slideshow.

Classixx at the Vagabond

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Photo by Lex Hernandez
Los Angeles DJ duo Classixx played a disco-heavy set at the Vagabond Friday night. Click here to view the full slideshow.


Help Mend A Heart Benefit at Talent Farm

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Photo by Ian Witlen
​New Found Glory's Jordan Pundik mother, Maureen Waters, is in need of a heart transplant, so local bands came together at the Talent Farm in Pembroke Pines to raise money for Waters' surgery. Click here to view the full slideshow.

Wolfgang Gratner at Mansion

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Photo by Sarah Tyler
We really do appreciate that Mansion is booking plenty of EDM acts, but Wolfgang Gratner's set Saturday night at the South Beach megaclub was disappointing. Click here to read our full review.

Miami Music Festival 2009

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Photo by Ian Witlen
Plenty of reports came in about the Miami Music Festival and how disorganized it was. It also lacked in uniting the local music scene by leaving out some key venues and players. Still there were some bright spots including sets by Stonefox and Music Is A Weapon. Click here to view the full slideshow.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as MiamiNights.com and OnBeat.com. He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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