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Lil Wayne, in concert (Splash News photo)

If Lil Wayne Gets $18 Million For Home, He’ll Still Owe Banks $4 MILLION!

By Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 7, 2015 – MIAMI BEACH — Sick and tired that just about everybody in Miami Beach knows where his La Gorce Circle house is, rapper Lil Wayne listed the eight-bedroom mansion for sale last week. Thing is: Even if a buyer were to pay the asking price of $18 million, the diminutive singer of Lollypop likely won’t see any of the cash. Actually, Weezy might end up owing a few millions. Say what? […]

Intriguing Thought-Provoking Look At The Nature Of God On GableStage’s “New Jerusalem”

Intriguing Thought-Provoking Look At The Nature Of God On GableStage’s “New Jerusalem”

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Apr. 5, 2015 –  Paul: It must be nice to always believe you know better. To think you’re always the smartest person in the room. Jane: No, it’s awful. Oh my, it’s awful. —James Brooks’ Broadcast News Baruch de Spinoza was the smartest person in the room, possibly in Western Civilization, then and now. And like another gentle Jew, he sacrificed everything because he was congenitally compelled to proselytize his vision of God’s […]

Lil Wayne’s house in Miami Beach (MLS photo)

Lil Wayne Lists Big Miami Beach Crib For Sale For $18 Million!

By Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Apr. 3, 2015 – MIAMI BEACH – Rapper Lil Wayne listed his house in Miami Beach for sale today, just two weeks after the local SWAT team descended on the La Gorce Cirle property after a false report of shots fired. Weezy, 32, wants a cool $18 million for the home, which he bought in August 2011 for $11.6 million. According to the real estate website Redfin, the house is big for a little […]

South Florida’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry

South Florida’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry

Miami, FL – Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated 2015 edition event, South Florida’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry, the area’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to ending childhood hunger. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 7 to 10 PM in the gorgeously-renovated Loews Miami Beach. Guests can participate in silent auctions, sip and sample gourmet creations from over 50 of south Florida’s top chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists to benefit […]

39th Carbonell Awards Honors Excellence At Theater Prom

39th Carbonell Awards Honors Excellence At Theater Prom

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Mar. 31, 2015 – Roars of applause and waves of cheers greeted recipient after recipient as the South Florida theater community bonded Monday night at the 39th annual Carbonell Awards recognizing excellence. The egg sculptures were bestowed on a wide range of productions, both geographically and stylistically ranging from such edgy fare as Actors’ Playhouse’s jet-black chamber rock musical Murder Ballad to the mainstream strains of the percussive classic musical 42nd Street at The […]

Laura Hodos, Conor Walton, Erica Lustig, Roland Rusinek, Clay Cartland, Nick Duckart and Jessica Booth in Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre’s production of First Date (Photo by Alberto Romeu)

This Is A “First Date” Worth Going Out On

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Mar 25, 2015 – For years, we’ve been talking about The Theater of Recognition whose mass success ratchets up a level by resonating with the specific issues and culture of a sub-set of the mass audience: Jews (Fiddler on the Roof) African Americans (A Raisin in the Sun) Latinos (In The Heights) Arty Gen-Xers (Rent) Green-Skinned Outsiders (Wicked.) So, the utterly charming new show at Actors’ Playhouse is a musical for, by and about […]

“Piripi” opens next week at Village of Merrick Park

“Piripi” opens next week at Village of Merrick Park

 Piripi, the highly anticipated new Coral Gables restaurant helmed by Moroccan-Basque chef, Najat Kaanache is set to officially open Monday, March 30, 2015. Piripi is the collaborative brainchild of AKA Hospitality (named for its partners Teo Arranz, Najat Kaanache and Gus Abalo). Chef Najat will bring her global culinary talents to Village of Merrick Park, 320 San Lorenzo Avenue, as the first and only female Basque chef in South Florida. Najat and her team will be serving up authentic Spanish […]

“Earthquake”: One Night Only, Benefit For Mad Cat Theatre

“Earthquake”: One Night Only, Benefit For Mad Cat Theatre

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Mar 23, 2015 – A new play, Earthquake, written and directed by Mad Cat Theatre Company member Jessica Farr, will be performed one night only, in a benefit performance, as part of the South Beach Comedy Festival with the proceeds going to the Mad Cat Theatre Company. The plot was described in a Mad Cat news release as “In an attempt to crawl out of obscurity and find himself relevant once again, Pulitzer Prize […]

Internet newsman Matt Drudge spent $1.9 million on this mansion near Phoenix (MLS photo)

Miami’s Matt Drudge Buys Arizona Mansion . . . Spends $1.9 Million on Bunker-Like Crib!

PHOENIX, Arizona — Internet arsonist Matt Drudge, who owns a sprawling property on the edge of The Everglades near Miami, just plunked down $1.9 million cash for a bunker-like house in the Arizona desert near Phoenix. With the purchase the web aggregator, 48, will be living part-time in the jurisdiction of civil rights-busting Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a favorite on his Drudge Report. Drudge has been moving quite a bit of real estate as of late. Over the past two years, he […]

Michael Mina 74 Launches “Social Hour”

Michael Mina 74 Launches “Social Hour”

Miami Beach, Fla. – Known for its hip vibe and dynamic culinary scene, Michael Mina 74 is raising the bar with the introduction of “Social Hour”. Located in the lobby of the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the small plates and craft cocktail driven restaurant is now serving up specially priced barrel-aged cocktails among other libations with complimentary bites from Chef de Cuisine Thomas Griese nightly, from 6 – 8 p.m. Whether looking for a hot spot to wind down after […]

by · March 16, 2015 · Food, Miami-Dade County
Carrie St. Louis and Alyssa Fox square off the national tour of Wicked at the Arsht Center

On 7th Visit, Wicked Retains Some Of The Magic, But Actors Really Pump Up The Heart

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, MAR 14, 2015 – After 14 years and counting on Broadway, a decade on the road and on its seventh visit to South Florida, some of the magic should have vanished from the musical Wicked. It has become such a part of the young theater lovers DNA (likeRent for the previous generation and A Chorus Line for the one before that) that it has almost become a punch line. But the Munchkinland tour (as […]

Will Hillary Drag Down The Ds?

Will Hillary Drag Down The Ds?

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Mar 14, 2015 – My Mom used to always remind me: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. It is good advice for investing, the future and politics. Apparently it is advice that the Democrats are ignoring. The Ds have no choice. In a stunning piece illustrating the decline of the Democratic Party over the Obama years, the New York Times (Yes, the New York Times!) bemoaned the state of the Ds. The […]