Kenny G in concert, Miami City Ballet’s ‘To Florida, With Love,’ and BAM literary festival coming to the Palm Beaches

Kenny G Performing Palm Beach County — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Joe Seer Springtime has arrived on the Palm Beaches, and there are always cultural and art events for guests to enjoy. Here are three fun ideas for the upcoming week thanks to the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, the official support agency for culture

Classic rockers relaunch Southwest Florida Event Center

Southwest Florida Event Center — Special to the News-Press The Southwest Florida Event Center will have a rockin’ start when it relaunches in Bonita Springs on March 25 with an ensemble concert called “It Was 50 Years Ago Today.” Legendary rockstars Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, and some members of top classic rock bands Chicago, Badfinger,

“Holiday in the Park:” South Florida Youth Symphony presents free holiday concert

South Florida Youth Symphony The Gold Medal and Emmy Award-winning South Florida Youth Symphony will bring their talents to Sunny Isles Beach with a free holiday concert. The nation’s leading youth music organization will present “Holiday in the Park” on Dec. 12 at the Gateway Park Amphitheater, 151 Sunny Isles Blvd. The concert will be

Miami Beach celebrates the start of Hanukkah in true South Florida style

World’s Largest Electronic Menorah — Hanukkah Celebration — Courtesy: Paramount Miami The world’s largest electronic menorah will shine across South Florida’s skyline during the eight nights of the Jewish “Festival of Lights.” In a video provided by the Paramount Miami Worldcenter, the 60-story skyscraper’s LED-lit menorah went on display Sunday evening, the first night of

Stunning effects, tropical snowfall, and thousands of lights: NightGarden at Fairchild returns

NightGarden at Fairchild — Creator: SHARON SIPPLE Copyright: @Sharon Sipple, 2017 This holiday season, Miami shines just a little brighter because the NightGarden at Fairchild is back. Spectacular lights, Chihuly sculptures, shimmering snow, and shy fairies reveal themselves within the lush foliage of Coral Gables’ hidden gem.  The stunning outdoor lights display, which opened this

Five Halloween movies with a connection to Florida

Creature of the Black Lagoon – Courtesy: Creature of the Black Lagoon Movies Franchise There’s still plenty of time to get your spooky festivities in before Halloween wraps up this month. Unbeknownst to many, Florida has served as the backdrop for many terrifying films.  Here’s a list of some movies to watch with the lights

Key West’s famous Duval Street set to receive a makeover

Duval Street redesign rendering – Courtesy: KCI Technologies Monroe County’s biggest tourist trap is set to receive a redesign fit for the future. Only this redesign will use the community’s public input and ideas to revitalize the iconic street in the country’s southernmost city. According to Keys Weekly, the company leading the rebuilding project of

Blue Man Group calls it ‘the end’ for popular Universal Orlando attraction

Blue Man Group – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by alexandre zveiger They’re blue, funny, entertaining, and most especially a staple at one of Florida’s largest theme park attractions—Universal Orlando. The Blue Man Group announced earlier this week via Twitter that it would cease shows and performances at the famed Universal park after 14 years. While

Miami’s Historic Hampton House: An iconic segregation-era Motel

Muhammad Ali pictured at Hampton House after Sonny Liston fight 1964 – Courtesy: historichamptonhouse.org As the nation approaches Black History Month and celebrates the lives of the African-American community, beginning with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan 18., Florida Insider is here to detail an iconic gathering place in the African-American community that

Introducing the new kid on the block: The Florida Boat Show

Indoor Boat Show Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by Aija Lehtonen “Made by Floridians, For Floridians” is their motto, and two Miami natives are hoping to inspire a new series of boat shows in the Sunshine State with “The Florida Boat Show.” Thousands of people from all over the world tend to come to Florida during