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Sun, Showers, Maybe a Storm

Sun, Showers, Maybe a Storm

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Aug 31, 2014 – South Florida will wrap up August with typical summer weather — hot sun, some early showers, and maybe an afternoon storm, especially inland. Look for sun, a building ocean breeze, a moderate to high risk of dangerous rip currents at the beaches, quick periods of rain in some spots, and highs in the low 90s on Sunday. Labor Day will bring more of the same, including dangerous rip currents and a higher […]

by · August 31, 2014 · Weather
Close encounters of the underwater kind (video)

Close encounters of the underwater kind (video)

MARATHON, Florida Keys — Visitors to the Florida Keys can enjoy a new immersive experience, including feeding reef fish, invertebrates, stingrays and even sharks. The recently opened Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters in Marathon features a coral reef exhibit and a predatory fish habitat housed in a 200,000-gallon interconnected saltwater aquarium. “It’s an interactive aquarium where you get the opportunity to go in and encounter all different species we have in the Florida Keys,” said Ben Daughtry, the facility’s managing owner. “And […]

Hot and Hazy Start to Holiday Weekend

Hot and Hazy Start to Holiday Weekend

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Aug 30, 2014 – South Florida will start the Labor Day weekend with some hot, hazy, and mostly dry weather on Saturday. Look for plenty of sun, a bit of haze from Saharan dust, maybe a stray shower on an ocean breeze, and highs in the low 90s. Beachgoers need to watch out for dangerous rip currents throughout the holiday weekend. We’ll see a few more showers on the building breeze on Sunday, and highs will […]

by · August 30, 2014 · Weather
How South Florida Musicians Fuse In One Day To Play In Broadway Tour Pit Bands

How South Florida Musicians Fuse In One Day To Play In Broadway Tour Pit Bands

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Aug 30, 2014 – It’s 8:04 p.m. May 27 in the dim orchestra pit of the Adrienne Arsht Center and a glitch on a keyboard’s television monitor is holding up opening night of the musical Evita. Eighteen musicians are keeping their cool, but Jeff Carswell’s fingers are primed to caress the upright bass, Alfredo Oliva has his bow in hand to draw across his violin, and Jeff Kievit’s trumpet is in his lap ready to […]

by · August 30, 2014 · FloridaTheaterOnStage.com
What’s New Pussycat Is Surprisingly Effective Blast From The Past At Stage Door

What’s New Pussycat Is Surprisingly Effective Blast From The Past At Stage Door

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Aug 29, 2014 – The secret of the highly improbable but undeniable success of the new ‘60s musical revue What’s New Pussycat — The Soundtrack of an Era at Broward Stage Door is encapsulated in the second-to-last musical number. The smooth solid voices of six performers are caressing the first familiar strains of “Moon River” when something happens. The canned background music stops and the singers, sitting on the edge of the stage, launch into a six-part a […]

Flock to the 2014 Florida Keys Birding Festival: Sept. 23-28

Flock to the 2014 Florida Keys Birding Festival: Sept. 23-28

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Aug 29, 2014 – Every fall, the skies over the Florida Keys fill with thousands of birds from hundreds of species heading south for the winter. For 15 years, folks who love birds and the outdoors have gathered to see, identify and admire them through the Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival, which is  Tuesday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. “We are witness to this spectacular migration,” says Kristie Killam, a ranger at […]

by · August 29, 2014 · FloridaRambler.com
DUI checkpoint Friday night in Oakland Park

DUI checkpoint Friday night in Oakland Park

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Aug 29, 2014 – The Broward Sheriff’s Office, along with partnering law enforcement agencies, will conduct a DUI enforcement with sobriety checkpoint operation from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 to 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at 1701 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, according to BSO public information officer Dani Moschella, late Thursday. The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and apprehend intoxicated drivers who are an immediate threat to public safety and to make sure motorists have […]

by · August 29, 2014 · Broward County, Crime, Featured, News, Police
Phillip Phillips Brings North American Tour to Hard Rock

Phillip Phillips Brings North American Tour to Hard Rock

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Phillips Philip brings his North American headline tour to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 5 at 10 a.m. Fans will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, September 4 at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages. Phillips’ North American headline tour comes after his sophomore album Behind the Light (2014) was released to critical acclaim earlier this year. His new single, “Unpack […]

by · August 29, 2014 · Concert-Event-Gala, Featured
ENERGIZE YOUR WEEKEND AT LA CÔTE’S “SUNDOWN LOUNGE”

ENERGIZE YOUR WEEKEND AT LA CÔTE’S “SUNDOWN LOUNGE”

Miami Beach, Fla.  – Kick off your Saturday nights oceanfront as Fontainebleau Miami Beach introduces “Sundown Lounge” at the hotel’s chic, two-level, French Mediterranean inspired restaurant, La Côte. Already known as the perfect spot for an al fresco meal or cocktail with unbeatable ocean views, La Côte’s new Sundown Lounge celebrates magic hour every Saturday evening with specialty cocktails and sharable appetizers, bottle specials, and musical entertainment. Guests attending Sundown Lounge will enjoy an array of sunset cocktails and bites from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., […]

by · August 29, 2014 · Food, Miami-Dade County
Miami developer hires governor’s pal; Scott, Cabinet green light Watson Island project

Miami developer hires governor’s pal; Scott, Cabinet green light Watson Island project

By Francisco Alvarado, BrowardBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Aug 29, 2014 – In late March, state emails show, Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection was poised to pull the plug on a long-delayed, contentious plan to build a resort and mega-yacht marina on Miami’s Watson Island. But developer Flagstone Island Gardens had an ace in the hole. A month earlier, the company hired Fort Lauderdale lobbyist William “Billy” Rubin, a longtime personal friend, business associate and political supporter of Gov. Rick Scott. Within […]

by · August 29, 2014 · Miami-Dade County
Summer Steaminess on Friday

Summer Steaminess on Friday

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Aug 29,2014 – South Florida will be steamy hot on Friday, and just a few showers and storms will be passing through. Look for highs in the low 90s, along with a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at the beaches. Drier air will be moving on Saturday, so we’ll see plenty of sun, some clouds on a building ocean breeze, maybe a stray shower or storm, highs in the low 90s, and a high risk […]

by · August 29, 2014 · Weather
Showers and Storms Return

Showers and Storms Return

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Aug 28, 2014 – South Florida’s recent stretch of mostly rain-free days has ended on Thursday. Tropical moisture to our south has brought in early showers, especially strong in the Keys, and we’ll see periods of showers and storms throughout the day. Highs will be in the sticky low 90s. Some rain will linger on Friday, and highs will remain in the low 90s. We’ll be back in our typical summertime pattern for the Labor Day […]

by · August 28, 2014 · Weather