Nicole Sandler lives in Coral Springs, FL, a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale, just west of the city immortalized in films like "Where the Boys Are". Today, we're waiting for Hurricane Matthew, hoping he just blows by quickly. The latest on the storm and a few observations from 2016 central too, in today's edition of "What's News?"
So we've got that going for us. This weekend, I attended the "First Annual" Lauderdale Live Music Festival. I put "first annual" in quotes because the organizers were confident enough to include that in its promotional materials, but given the anemic attendance, I can't imagine there will be a second annual outing. And that's too bad. I was surprised when I saw the lineup, as bands I love like Lyle Lovett, Indigo Girls and Robert Randolph don't often venture down to these parts. We have no decent radio who'd ever played any of those artists, and a weird population mix [...]
G. Love and Special Sauce at the Tortuga Music FestivalSat April 13, 2013 We all know that music soothes the savage beast, but this weekend it showed it can help save the oceans too! The inaugural Tortuga Music Festival rocked Ft. Lauderdale Beach this weekend and I couldn't have been happier. There was music for everyone - from the big country headliners to the more eclectic rootsy/Americana/reggae music fans like me. From G. Love (who stuck around for the whole weekend and jammed with Michael Franti, Donovan Frankenreiter, the Avett Brothers and others) to Ben Harper and Charlie [...]