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Billy Joel Shopping For Palm Beach House . . . Howard Stern Talked Him Into it!

December 17, 2014 9:14 AM0 comments
Howard Stern and Billy Joel at Joel’s 65th birthday concert last month at Madison Square Garden in NYC (Splash News photo)

By Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Dec 17, 2014 – Is the Piano Man about to join shock jock Howard Stern on the Palm Beach property tax rolls? Beloved New York singer Billy Joel wants to buy a house in Palm Beach, Gossip Extra has learned, and several local realtors have quietly made their pitches for properties worth between $15 million and $20 million. He’d like a deal for a crib that’s not listed officially, and preferably on the ocean […]

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Uggams’ Glorious Voice Is Primary Virtue In Sluggish Mame

December 13, 2014 11:35 AM0 comments
Uggams’ Glorious Voice Is Primary Virtue In Sluggish Mame

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Dec 13, 2014 – Whenever Leslie Uggams opens her mouth and lets loose that glorious voice, whenever the live band swings into one of Jerry Herman’s standards, whenever the dance ensemble starts hoofing, the Wick Theatre’s production of Mame is an irresistible pleasure producing uninhibited smiles in the audience. But when the music stops, so does the show. The non-musical scenes – and some of the musical ones – just lie there on the […]

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Free beaches in the Florida Keys: Our map helps you find the best

December 12, 2014 9:09 AM0 comments
Free beaches in the Florida Keys: Our map helps you find the best

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Dec 12, 2014 – When you’re driving through the Florida Keys on the Overseas Highway, it’s great to pause for a break and get your feet wet. Some of the best Florida Keys beaches are in parks that charge a fee of $5 to $8 — too much for a short stop. But there are some good free beaches too. Here’s a map that locates all the free beaches, as well as the beaches that charge a fee. The […]

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Fiddling About: The Maltz Again Reinvents A Classic Musical

December 11, 2014 10:01 AM0 comments
Robert Petkoff as Tevye in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Fiddler On The Roof / All photos  by Alicia Donelan

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Dec 11, 2014 – Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre pulled off a minor miracle a couple of seasons ago when they triumphantly deconstructed, reinterpreted and rebuilt Hello, Dolly!without a visible shred of Gower Champion’s vision or Carol Channing’s outsized persona. They’ve tried it once again with a 50th anniversary production of the indestructible Fiddler on the Roof, getting permission to jettison most of Jerry Robbins’ unforgettable choreography and iconic staging. […]

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Kayaking Blackwater Creek & Lake Norris: Splendid waterways to discover

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Kayaking Blackwater Creek & Lake Norris: Splendid waterways to discover

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Dec 11, 2014 – Some of Florida’s most beautiful places are hidden and unheralded. The area where Blackwater Creek flows out of Lake Norris, 40 miles north of Orlando, is like that. It’s the sort of place I am tempted to keep to myself so it will always be as quiet and pristine as I found it. But for places like this to survive in Florida, people have to know them and love them. […]

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Hilarious, Profane Yet Oddly Reverent Book of Mormon Returns To Arsht And Kravis

December 7, 2014 9:59 AM0 comments
Hilarious, Profane Yet Oddly Reverent Book of Mormon Returns To Arsht And Kravis

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Dec 7, 2014 – Hallelujah, children! We are delivered from the bondage of political correctness, the oppression of reactionary repression and the tyranny of the status quo. Raise up your voice and praise the bringer of these blessings — the national tour of the Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon now at the Arsht Center and en route to the Kravis Center (where it is already sold out). If there are doubters among you, […]

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Mount Dora: Eight big weekend festivals plus year-round charm

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Mount Dora: Eight big weekend festivals plus year-round charm

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Dec 7, 2014 – Mount Dora might as well be called Mount Dorable – its popularity has led to a lot of cuteness.  Its downtown and historic district have been restored, landscaped and beautified to maximize the inherent charm of this small town 40 minutes northwest of Orlando Mount Dora is situated among hills and old oak trees overlooking the lovely Lake Dora. There are restored Victorian houses along brick streets and it actually is […]

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A Gift Idea for the Food & Wine Enthusiasts

December 6, 2014 5:43 PM0 comments
A Gift Idea for the Food & Wine Enthusiasts

Miami Beach, Florida – Take the stress out of holiday shopping this season and gift the passionate wine, spirits and food enthusiast in your life tickets to the 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE.  The 14th annual Festival, takes place February 19-22, 2015, and consists of more than 75 different events to ensure that you will find the perfect fit for even the most discerning taste buds this holiday […]

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Yahoo! – Info seekers placed Key West in top 10 requests (Video)

December 5, 2014 4:55 PM0 comments
Yahoo! – Info seekers placed Key West in top 10 requests (Video)

By FloridaKeysNewsBureau For EyesOnNews.com, Dec 5, 2014 – KEY WEST, Fla. — Key West is among the top 10 destinations Yahoo! users sought travel information for in 2014. The popular website/search engine has released an annual roster of “Most Searched Destinations, Airlines and Hotels.” Coming in at number five, Key West is the only Florida destination on the list. Ahead of Key West are Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; New Orleans and Atlantic City, N.J. Behind are Ocean City, Md.; Santa […]

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It’s not too early to plan for Spring Training

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It’s not too early to plan for Spring Training

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Dec 5, 2014 – Our annual Grapefruit League Spring Training Guide is a great resource for the best campgrounds and things to do outdoors near Florida’s 14 spring-training camps. Our annual guide separates teams into three regions: Central Florida, Southwest Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast. For each team, you will find useful links to other resources and Florida Rambler articles about the best campgrounds, lodging and things to do near each training camp. Spring Training Guide 2015: Campgrounds, […]

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Freddo Opens On Lincoln Road

December 2, 2014 10:36 AMComments Off
Freddo Opens On Lincoln Road

Freddo, the Argentinean leader in premium helado since 1969, has been working overtime to bring their signature treats to Miamians, transplanted South Americans and tourists alike. Already a staple in six South American countries and the United Kingdom, Freddo opened its doors to the public on bustling Lincoln road on Friday, November 26, with 30 of their most popularflavors. The flavors, categorized under Dulce de Leche, Creams, Chocolate, Sorbets and Light run the gamut from the most decadent of desserts […]

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A Life In Theater, Next Stop Palm Beach For Estelle Parsons, Angelica Page, Tim Altmeyer

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A Life In Theater, Next Stop Palm Beach For Estelle Parsons, Angelica Page, Tim Altmeyer

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Dec 2, 2014 – Working actors: Estelle Parsons, Angelica Page, Tim Altmeyer. Each unique to themselves, each from a different generation. But each share that category of “working actor.” It’s not a term referring to employment. It’s a term of understated pride, applied to aesthetic artists who have accumulated an experienced craftsman’s toolbox and adhere to a blue-collar work ethic. The trio are in South Florida to populate Palm Beach Dramaworks’ My Old Lady, […]

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