Seminole Hard Rock to begin guitar light show–worth the drive

Posted on 12 February 2020 by JLusk

 Coming off the primetime reveal of Hard Rock International’s Big Game commercial starring music and entertainment powerhouse Jennifer Lopez, The Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will premiere a new “The Guitar Hotel Light Show” with songs performed by Jennifer Lopez on Thursday, Feb. 13. The one-of-a-kind show is also in conjunction with the brand’s announcement of the “Hard Rock Live Like a Legend $2M Giveaway,” where winners will receive a total of over $2 million in packages and prizes, including one grand prize winner of the “Live Like JLo $100,000 Experience.”

The spectacle will feature a mashup of six of Lopez’s top hits, giving guests a breathtaking display of sights and sounds. The special Guitar Hotel Light Show is scheduled to have four showings on Feb. 13: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The new spectacle will be included in future The Guitar Hotel Light Shows.

As part of the “Live Like JLo $100,000 Experience,” a lucky winner and a guest will receive an ultra-VIP four-night escape to stay like JLo at the world’s first Guitar Hotel. The grand prize also includes First Class round-trip airfare for two, two days in a private cabana at the 13.5-acre Bora Bora lagoon, $2,500 resort credit to use for spa treatments, shopping or dining and an additional $25,000 cash—a total prize value of $100,000. For a free chance to win, please enter at Sweepstakes runs through Feb. 29.

The Guitar Hotel Light Show is a daily spectacle featuring a series of orchestrated outdoor music and light shows showcasing the LED lights built into all sides of the brand new and immaculate Guitar Hotel. The lights are programmed to change color and intensity and are choreographed to different songs. Six high-powered beams of light accentuate the production by projecting at least 20,000 feet into the sky. The six lights mimic the strings of an imaginary guitar neck.

For The Guitar Hotel Light Show updates and times please visit or follow Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s social media pages: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.

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Pompano hosts Gospel Fest

Posted on 22 January 2020 by JLusk

The City of Pompano Beach hosts Gospel Fest, featuring John P. Kee, at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6 St. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at  5 p.m.

The City of Pompano Beach is hosting an extraordinary evening of inspiring music called Gospel Fest. The concert will feature headliner John P. Kee with special guests Marvin Sapp, Sensere and Brother’s Keeper. 

Gospel Fest is part of the City of Pompano Beach’s celebration of Black History Month and is presented in collaboration with The Tiger Trail Festival. The concert takes place on Saturday, February 22nd at 5:00 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater located at 1806 NE 6th Street. Tickets are on sale now for $29 – $49 plus fees and may be purchased through  
John P. Kee has earned accolades as one the most popular contemporary gospel artists of his generation, regularly peaking near the top of the Billboard gospel charts and more than a dozen Stellar Awards, 20 GMWA Excellence Awards, a Soul Train Award and two Billboard Music Awards. 
The Grammy Award-winning Marvin Sapp has enjoyed a decorated music career receiving 22 Stellar Awards, two Soul Train Music Awards, two BET Awards, two Dove Awards, and eight BMI songwriter’s awards. 
Sensere is an urban inspirational soul band from Miami, Florida. Combining elements of Funk and Soul with their exquisite harmonies and full-bodied sound, they have had several Billboard charting songs and the MTV mainstay “Got Jesus.” 
Brother’s Keeper is a Gospel R & B group formed by two brothers, Adrian and Corey Drummond of Ft. Lauderdale.

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Save the Date: Get Shipwrecked at the Hillsboro Lighthouse

Posted on 22 January 2020 by JLusk

Aaarrgghh … Calling all Pirates and Lady Pirates !!!

You are invited to attend the Shipwreck at the Lighthouse 113th Anniversary Fundraising Gala at the Hillsboro Lighthouse on Friday, March 13, 2020 from Sunset (7 pm) to Moonrise (11 pm).

Last year, the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society (HLPS) sold out their 2019 event in less than two weeks. Each year, this evening gets better and better. This is the fourth year that the non-profit has invited the community to celebrate and help preserve its historic aid to navigation.

For $170.00 per person, or $1,313.00 for a Captain’s Table of Eight, guests will dine on waiter- served hors d’oeuvres, plated signature salad, assorted fresh rolls, plated duet entrée with Maine lobster tail and filet mignon served with whipped Yukon gold potatoes, grilled asparagus spears, baby French carrots, and a dessert bar … especially prepared and served by Hugh’s Catering of Oakland Park.

Plus, there will be an open bar with liquor, beer and wine. The Promise Band will provide live music of the 60s, soul and Motown.

This will be the only night of the year when guests can climb the 175 stairs to the top of the Lighthouse to enter the Lens Room, where you will see the brightest and only working second-order bivalve Fresnel lens in the world!

The view, from that height at night, is more spectacular than the daytime as the water reflects all the glowing lights from shore. It is something awesome to behold. Women are reminded to please bring non-heel, closed-toe shoes in order to climb the stairs. Sneakers work best.

Last year, the line to get up to the Lighthouse was a bit of a wait,  as only 15 people are allowed on top, at a time, to prevent overcrowding. This year, the HLPS is offering the first 20 guests who pay $50 each the opportunity to “Jump to the Head of the Line” with Private Historic Tour of the Lens Room plus have their photo taken sitting next to the Diamond Lens.

And the evening is just getting started. There will be three special activities going on during the evening: There will be a Silent Auction filled with remarkable items; there will be a Live Auction for a ride on the Goodyear Blimp.

This year, getting to the Gala is even easier and more fun. Leave your car at Alsdorf Park, located at 2901 NE 14th Street, Pompano Beach, and take the ferry at the dock to the Hillsboro Lighthouse. At the end of the evening, you will return via ferry to your car. This is the only way to get onto the private Lighthouse Property.

The first of two ferry transports will leave the dock at 6:15 pm, followed by the second one in 15 minute intervals. The waiter-served hors d’oeuvres will begin promptly at 7:15 pm and continue for the next hour. If you don’t want to miss these mouth-watering morsels, please consider leaving early, parking early, and taking the earliest ferries possible.

Another entertainment innovation, for the 2020 Gala, is that guests have the option of dressing in classy Pirate garb … in keeping with the Shipwrecked theme. If costumes aren’t your thing, the Chic Elegance of Black & White (to match the colors of the Lighthouse) attire is totally acceptable.

Corporations, businesses, and organizations that are interested in sponsorship opportunities will benefit from prominent graphic signage on all marketing materials, and receive a swag bag of souvenir items, plus a yearly Business Membership to the HLPS.

This Fundraising Gala was the creative concept of Divich & Doone. Every dollar raised goes directly into the HLPS Fund, which subsidizes annual maintenance, repair and restoration of the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse.

If you are a fan of lighthouses, in general, and are passionate about supporting the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, in particular, then please consider attending this event, donating a Silent Auction item, or being a business sponsor.

Tickets will be sold online through Eventbrite … If you have any further questions, wish to be a corporate/business sponsor, or want to donate an item to the Silent Auction, please contact Debbie Divich via e-mail or phone (786) 251-0811.





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Pineapple Jamboree

Posted on 19 January 2020 by JLusk

Jan. 31, 2020, 6 to 9 p.m.

Sample McDougald House 

450 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL


Enjoy Junkanoo dancers, a Caribbean buffet, crowning of the new Pineapple Queen, tastings of different spirits, locally crafted pineapple beer, food pairings, steel drum band and more. $45 members, $50 non-members, $55 at the door. Attire: Caribbean casual. For more information, visit

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MLK Day of Service at The Butler House–Jan. 20

Posted on 16 January 2020 by JLusk

To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his day through literacy, community and arts, the Butler House is presenting a special day. Bring the kids! There will be free books and giveaways, coloring, story time and live music.  There also will be an “instrument creation station” and “instrument petting zoo.” Wondering what that means? Find out by attending!  There also will be a performance by the South Florida Chamber Ensemble. All of these activities take place at the historic Butler House, at 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach from 12 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 20. The event is happening in conjunction with Broward College.

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Worth the Drive: Delray Beach Fashion Show

Posted on 15 January 2020 by Rachel Galvin

From the 2019 License to Swim: Swim & Surf Fashion Show; fashion by Blings & Things. Photo By Rachel Galvin

Fashion Lovers & Football Lovers combine in this year’s Delray Beach Fashion Show, which will be held Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 throughout downtown Delray. Since the “Big Game” is on our home turf this year, the fashion fest is celebrating Super Bowl style. Although there are events that are themed around football, the fashion, of course, is not just about the game.

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6 to 9 p.m.: Fashion Bowl “54”–Kickoff Runway Show & Studio 54 Dance

The festivities begin Jan. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. with the Fashion Bowl “54” — a kickoff runway show and Studio 54 dance party along Atlantic Avenue. The event will be centered outside The Colony Hotel (at 525 E. Atlantic Ave.) Tickets are $35 for runway seating and include a special gift bag and chance to receive a Fashion Week prize. You can stand to watch the show for free. Over 30 retailers will showcase their best. There will be other opportunities, such as light bites for SUPER Fashion Pass holders, music spun by DJ Parisi Events and plenty of specialty boutiques to peruse. Attire: Studio 54 (Be ready to dance!)

Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 to 9 p.m.: Art & Couture All-Stars – Designer Fashion Show & Art Experience

There will be an exclusive designer runway show outside in front of the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, followed by “Art Couture: The Intersection of Art and Fashion” exhibition and reception inside. Enjoy a meet-and-greet with local Delray Beach designers after the show. Tickets are $50 for runway seating and reception. Free to stand and watch runway show. Only ticketed persons are allowed entry to museum. Proceeds benefit Old School Square. Attire is Evening Casual.

Friday, Jan. 31, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Half-time & High Heels Presented by Vince Canning Shoes – Resort Wear Luncheon Show

Come on out to CHE!!! Restaurant, at 900 E Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Enjoy lunch, entertainment, a RTW fashion show, silent auction and more.  Tickets are $50 per person, including lunch, a signature cocktail and the fashion show, as well as a ticket for a chance to win the Fashion Week Grand Prize. Event benefits the Achievement Centers for Children and Families. Attire: Resort Casual.

Friday, Jan. 31, 6 to 10:30 p.m.: Old School Square Super Pep Rally – Swim & Active Wear Show with Free Concert & Tailgate Games

Now, this event is a bit different and goes along with the football theme. At 

Old School Square Park and Pavilion, 51 N. Swinton Ave., there will be a special family-friendly event, including high school marching bands, cheerleaders, the National Anthem, meet-and-greet with NFL Alumni and local football legends. This is a tailgate party like no other! There will not only be food and beverage vendors on-site, but games like cornhole, football toss, ting toss, bocce ball and more. Visit the Delray Beach Fashion Week Experience booth to meet the models, get your Fashion Week bag and get the opportunity to shop the runway. At 8:30 p.m., the Swim & Active Wear Show begins. Attire: Game Day.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Downtown Shop the Runway Blitz – Boutique Shopping Event

Shop the Runway is back by popular demand! You can hop on a shopping shuttle and buy some of the hot looks you saw on the runway! For every purchase made, you receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of several awesome prizes. The event, which begins at Rose’s Daughter (169 NE 2 Ave.) includes a continental breakfast, coffee and a mimosa.  Enjoy a post-event reception at L’Acqua Ristorante Italiano. Attendees will receive a Fashion Week SWAG bag with coupons to participating retailers. Visit for a list of the participating retailers. The event will take place throughout Delray Beach. Tickets are $25 and include a welcome reception, SWAG bag, shuttle transportation and the post-event reception. Proceeds benefit Achievement Centers for Children & Families. Event happens rain or shine.  Attire: Casual (wear comfy shoes for walking!) 

Sunday, Feb. 2, 4 to 10 p.m.: Celebrate the Big Game 2020 – Brunching, Shopping & Community Watch Party

Come to the Old School Square Park, at 51 N Swinton Ave., for the Community Watch Party to watch the Big Game on the lawn after shopping and brunching daylong. There is free parking at all downtown garages. The screen is 13 x 27 ft! The game starts at 6 p.m. It is free to attend (donations to Old School Square accepted).

SUPER Fashion Pass: Want to do Delray Fashion Week in style? Become a real VIP with the SUPER Fashion Pass! This limited pass is $175.00 and includes a reserved VIP seat to all runway shows, admission to the Half-Time & High Heels Luncheon and Downtown Shop The Runway Shopping Blitz. A VIP Lanyard & tag, VIP Receptions at the Opening Show, a “fast track” line at the Old School Pep Rally NFL Alumni meet-and-greet, and a special edition of the 2020 Fashion Week VIP SWAG bag by designer Amanda Perna. Runway show reserved seat tickets and other event tickets range from $25-$50. All proceeds benefit the Achievement Centers for Children & Families and Old School Square.

The SUPER Fashion Pass and runway show reserved seat tickets are available at,









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Nautical Flea Market

Posted on 15 January 2020 by Rachel Galvin

The 30th Annual Nautical Flea Market will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pompano Community Park, located at 2001 NE 10 St. in Pompano.  

There will be over 350 vendors. Listen to a steel drum band, enjoy some lunch and find all your nautical treasures. There will be boating and fishing gear, clothing, jewelry, used and new boats for sale, trailers, jet-skis, outboard motors and more!

The cost to attend  is $5 per person; children under 10 are free. No pets are permitted in the park. There is plenty of free parking.   
For more information visit or call 954-946-6419.

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Don’t miss the Festival of the Arts–Jan. 25-26

Posted on 15 January 2020 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach and Deerfield Beach Cultural Committee is excited to present the 40th Annual Festival of the Arts. The event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. south of the International Fishing Pier, 200 NE 21 Ave., providing a scenic background.

The Festival of the Arts is a deep-rooted, multi–day art festival that features over 130 juried artists from all over the United States along with continuous live music, a student art exhibit, a variety of food vendors, refreshments and a wine garden.

 All event related details are available online at

 For more information, call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429 or visit

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Blood Drive at City Hall

Posted on 14 January 2020 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach is partnering with OneBlood on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall, 150 NE 2 Ave., for a community blood drive. Help save a life by donating! All donors will receive two free Miami Heat tickets along with a wellness checkup.

For more information, please contact OneBlood at 888-936-6283.

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Trail of the Honey Bees Walking Tour

Posted on 14 January 2020 by JLusk

There is something buzzing in Pompano Beach. On Saturday, Jan.  25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center, at 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., there will be the first-ever walking tour of the Trail of the Honey Bees. 

The trail is part of the city’s Mosaic Team program which began in 2016. The program consists of three phases. Trail of the Honey Bees is part of the first phase. The city commissioned lead artist Sonata Kazimieraitiene to work with five approved apprentices to create 35 mosaics displayed throughout the Innovative District connecting multiple cultural facilities through artwork and education. The original source of the honey bee image can be seen in the metal railings of the Ali Cultural Arts’ roof parapet. The Trail of the Honey Bees encourages a spirit of unity to connect both sides of Dixie Highway.
The focal point of the trail is on the honey bee and the vegetation it helps pollinate. Pompano Beach was built by a rich agricultural community. Without the help of the honey bee and continued education on the importance of the bee, the agricultural community as a whole is at stake. 
Those participating in the walking trail will meet at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center at 10 a.m. From there, the participants will be transported to the starting point of the trail, 731 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Jr., and begin their tour, which features pop up activities and events leading back to the Pompano Cultural Center for a final extravaganza! The entire event will take approximately four hours. Refreshments will be provided. 
Other projects associated with phase one of the Mosaic Team include Music Leads the Way, which consists of four music themed mosaic murals located at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater: Community, a 16 x 8 ft. mosaic mural located at the Charlotte Burrie Community Center, which is set to be open soon, and Wow, a 10 ft. diameter floor mosaic located at the gazebo on the northeast corner of West Palm Aire Drive and Oaks Drive. 
For more information on the Trail of the Honey Bees or the city’s Public Art Program, call 954-545-7800, ext. 3813 or e-mail

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