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Yanni's Beachfront Lantana Home Might Have Lost Its Sea Wall

There are an bundance of musical celebrities that call South Florida home. Perhaps none of them is more famous worldwide while still teetering on the edge of irrelevance than Yanni.

The composer makes his home in Manalapan (that's Lantana to us poors) just a stone's throw from the Ritz Carlton. Rumor has it that the Greek musical prodigy might have lost part of his sea wall to Hurricane Sandy.


It seems that Lantana bore the brunt of Sandy's angst here in South Florida. Nearby restaurant Dune Deck Cafe had some inside flooding, bad enough to get you to leave behind various sea life munchies. And just down the street, John G's was packed to the gills despite the knee-deep water in the parking lot.

We hope Yanni gets his wall fixed up quickly, and that he and his loved ones are a-OK -- though we do wonder if he blasts "Rainmaker" over speakers across his property whenever a storm hits.

We're going to go ahead and imagine he does.




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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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