Local Bands The Helmsmen and Moska Project Open for Matisyahu This Sunday

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Wooden Nickel Wednesdays At Tucker Duke’s

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Behind The Piece w/ Craig McInnis

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Local and National Acts Blend at Abacoa Town Center Amphitheater by David Rolland Looking to put a musical bent on your Memorial Day Weekend? If so, you’re in luck because Matisyahu will be playing at Abacoa Town Center Amphitheater on Sunday night at 8 p.m. The singer first shot to fame with his reggae/rap/rock hybrid “King …

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Not Your Average “Buy-One-Get-One” by Savannah Sheehan Wooden Nickel Wednesday is a reoccurring special that was inaugurated last Wednesday and will be running all summer at both locations (Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton). What does it entail? At the very core, you (the customer) buy a beer and then you get a beer…for free. It …

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Way back when in my art school days, it was most important to first and foremost have a socially conscious voice in my artwork. My favorite subject matter was socially aware leanings, usually regarding political influence, greed, war, and environmental travesty. Upon graduating, I was teaching myself Photoshop and I decided to mock up a piece about …

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by Tom Greene This time of year we have a wide variety of fishing to choose from.  We see long days and long nights, it’s very hot, and the weather is relatively calm.  With all the rain the spillways are opened up and all the snook in the back country and canals all move out …

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JM & The Sweets Finish Their First Album by David Rolland Photos by Ben Hicks It has been two years in the making, but JM & The Sweets are finally putting the final mix on their debut EP. “It took the whole time we’ve been together to get these songs done,” their frontman Josh Miles …

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By Savannah Sheehan I arrived at the Irishmen — a Boca staple bar that I had never before visited. It was fifteen past 5 when I approached the doors. Feeling a slight tinge of nervousness, I fanned my hands to ward away any clamminess. The sun was just now setting as I opened the bar …

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Vinyl Takes Center Stage In our world full of digital music and various streaming services, it’s rare to find a place like Top 5 Records. It didn’t open to hop on a trend. It opened for the love of vinyl. That, and the owner’s collection was getting pretty thick — approximately 50,000 records. Top 5 …

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Black Coral Rum + Pumphouse Coffee In this issue’s recipe, we wanted to use a couple of key ingredients using two locally made liquids: Black Coral Rum from Riviera Beach and Pump House “Dawn Patrol” cold brew coffee from Jupiter. Note that this is definitely a coffee drinkers’ cocktail. Perfect for a late night boost …

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By Darien Davies Photos by Leon Legot Alright, my little festival-goers, it’s finally time to break out your Coachella-like outfit and pluck that daisy flower you’ve been growing all year. SunFest is here, so let’s get weird. Even if you’re new to the music scene or are a veteran of West Palm Beach’s downtown action, …

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Tortuga Music Festival Sets Attendance Record Of Over 100,000 by Alexis Edwards Tortuga Music Festival is one of the most renowned annual events in South Florida. The venue: an amazing stretch of sand that’s in the heart of Fort Lauderdale beach. This years’ conditions: literally perfect. In Florida you never know what you’re going to …

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“Neptune Subterranean is one of my favorite pieces to date because of its overall transformation from beginning to end. Originally, I started layering acrylics on the canvas with another concept in mind, but became busy with a deadline which landed it in the back of my studio closet for years. Fast forward to 2015 and a …

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Farming Gone Modern by Sam Thornhill Tucked away at the end of a long winding dirt road in Boynton Beach farm country lies Natural Nomad Farms. A lean, and mean outfit operated by agricultural enthusiasts Nick Denney, his wife Vanessa, and Jason Hyde. Their focus: to produce high quality niche produce with minimal environmental impact. They employ …

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One Venue, Over 50 Craft Beers, Unlimited Samples Papa’s Raw Bars’ First Ever Craft Crawl Deemed A Success  **Excuse the lack of professional photos. We got caught up drinking beer. These are from Instagram.** by Savannah Sheehan This past Saturday, Papa’s Raw Bar welcomed Spring with their first annual “Hop Before You Crawl” Pub Crawl. …

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by Doug Fairall Papa’s Raw Bar doesn’t skimp on anything.  We know this. Does $40 (pre-sale deal) for unlimited pours from over 25 craft breweries serving up over 50 beers get your attention?   Papa’s Raw Bar, adjacent to Seafood World, the more than 40 year old local hangout and purveyor of outrageously awesome seafood dishes is …

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Thanks a Latte By Darien Davies To say that Subculture’s instant departure was a shock would be an understatement. None of their coffee- and good-vibe-loving customers knew the owners were battling with the landlord over a lease disagreement. But, it looks like it will work out best in the end. So take your espresso and …

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By Sean Gordon At just 18 years old, Zion Wright has become one of the biggest names in the South Florida skateboarding scene. After garnering attention from the popular video series “Florida Daze,” Zion made a life altering decision to take his talent to the sport’s biggest stage: Los Angeles. Young and hungry to pursue …

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Ten Spring Concerts South Florida Can look Forward To by David Rolland Spring is what many in South Florida will consider the most wonderful time of the year. You can still sleep with your windows open – the mosquitoes haven’t begun hatching a hundred thousand eggs – and best of all, it is still music …

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A Look Into Farmer Jay’s Pursuit For Growth  By Savannah Sheehan Photos by Ben Hicks Welcome to the 21st Century. Food is accessible at any hour of the day and a meal can be found for as little as one dollar, but the content of this readily available cuisine is often debilitating to our health. …

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by Tom Greene of Custom Rod & Reel March and April are 2 good months for South Florida fishing. Generally speaking, we’re finished with the cold fronts and the major sailfish bite of the year is probably behind us but they’re still around. Kingfish tournaments are starting and we always hear complaints from fishermen that there’s too …

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With Chef Joey Difinizio of Seafood World What You Need: 1 cup cream 1 cup beer (Weihenstephaner) 1 Pint pasta 1 Pint cheese (cheddar, jack, and mozzarella) 6oz lobster Lobster sauce Panko bread crumbs Parsley (optional) Do This: Cook pasta, set aside Sautee lobster Add beer and reduce by 1⁄4 Add Cream Bring to boil Add lobster …

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Mora Surf Boutique Down to Earth Fashion  By Stella Alves Summer days are meant to be spent on the beach, catching a tan and relaxing. When not on the sand, you can still be sporting fashionable beach wear in style and comfort. Dynamic duo sisters, Romi and Claudia, have reinvented beach fashion to be both …

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Fresh Local Produce, Right To Your Door by Stella Alves With a more health conscious society worried about the quality of the foods we put in our bodies, it’s no wonder that new markets have opened with those needs in mind. One of those marketplaces is Celis Produce, owned and operated by Alex Celis and …

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Fueled by Family Written by Sean Gordon Photos by Ben Hicks  Laura Milone is a 20-year-old professional stand up jet ski racer who lives in Delray Beach. Although she didn’t start racing until she was 13, the sport has been a part of her life for much longer. Laura’s father, who is a skilled mechanic, …

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It was a perfect Valentine’s Day this year, with sunshine, blue skies and a crowd of over 400 people who cheered on sub-adult loggerhead sea turtles Reilly and Mayor Mort last Tuesday, Feb. 14 as the animals made their way to sea. Both turtles received months of treatment, antibiotics and fluids at Loggerhead Marinelife Center …

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What’s in the business for Chef Chad Wyrosdick? by Darien Davies Photos by Ben Hicks Making guests happy one mouthful at a time. He has been in the restaurant business for eight years but has spent the last three years at Papa’s Raw Bar making everything fabulous. He loves that he is a part of …

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Courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool Duo win Brazilian showdown at Swatch Beach Volleyball Fort Lauderdale Major. After five intense days of action on the sun-drenched Center Court, Saymon Barbosa and Álvaro Filho overcame compatriots Andre Loyola and Evandro to win their first tournament together. A 21-14 21-17 victory sealed a memorable few weeks for the …

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 By Darien Davies Picture VolleyGirls, a VIP lounge, live music, local artists, parties, and some of the best up-close-and-personal tennis you’ll ever be privy to. It’s the Delray Beach Open, and you’ve got 10 days full of fun in the sun. Regardless if you’re a tennis novice or familiar with the courts, here are your …

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Courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool Fort Lauderdale’s Nick Lucena and his partner Phil Dalhausser stun Gold Medalists Alison and Bruno in a three-set thriller under Friday night lights while Germany’s Kira Walkenhorst is sent home by Brazilians Barbara and Fernanda. Now that we’ve entered the elimination portion of the tournament no team is safe on …

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On the final day of Pool Play the stakes got higher and the fans came out in droves to witness an epic night match with Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross who survived a match against their Brazilian Olympic foe. Day Three saw the temperature rise on scenic Fort Lauderdale Beach, as furious action erupted …

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