Richard Lewis: Unplugged

It’s nearly 16 minutes into a phone interview that will go on for well over an hour, and Richard Lewis has yet to answer a single question. “I’m going to try a new tack and hopefully not ramble,” he says later in the one-sided conversation. “How am I doing so far?” It couldn’t be going

Meet and Greet

South Florida’s public sculptures have stories to tell South Florida’s public art is just as colorful and creative as its millions of residents. Craig Robins, an art collector and developer of Miami’s Design District, says public art “gives people a sense of place.” Developer Jorge M. Perez, who is responsible for Miami becoming the permanent

Art in Focus

When Sandra Canning goes too long without taking photographs,  she doesn’t feel like herself. If she isn’t exploring her ideas through the camera lens, she grows miserable—even though doing so sometimes hurts just as much as keeping it inside. “So much of my creative process is inquiry—myself and my subject—but so many people don’t do that.

Full Circle

Sure, there are mornings, at age 69, when Sammy Hagar’s iconic voice is a little worse for wear after tearing through an evening of classic rock music that spans the better part of six decades. But one pre-show glimpse at the songs he’s playing with The Circle—guitarist Vic Johnson, former Van Halen band mate and

Bollywood Nights

South Florida is adding Bollywood to its budding cultural repertoire. Two recent sold-out concerts at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts has encouraged Prakash “Kash” Patel to continue inviting famous Indian artists to perform, with the next in early September. When he’s off the clock as president and founder of Asta Parking, a professional

Born to Perform

Ask Suzi Fierstein Cruz if she’ll ever give up entertaining and she’ll tell you she already did it once—and isn’t ready to do it again anytime soon. The Coconut Creek resident performs in the musical duo Cruzin’ with her husband, Steve. She also performs a one-woman musical comedy act, which includes impersonations of everyone from

At the Stage Door

Theater presents Broadway-style shows for 25 years Theatergoers in South Florida most likely can’t remember a time when Stage Door Theatre wasn’t presenting live theater in what was previously a cineplex behind a strip mall on Sample Road in Coral Springs. But Dee Wilson-Bunn says she’ll never forget the day her career changed from professional

Q&A With Peter Frampton

During his first-ever acoustic tour last year, legendary rocker Peter Frampton would turn to his writing partner, Gordon Kennedy, and quip, “So people pay so much a month to stream songs, and we get how much?” To which Kennedy would reply, “Nothing.” That exchange explains, in part, why Frampton joined other songwriters on Capitol Hill

Waxing Poetic

Art is Sharonda Richardson’s icebreaker. Creating keeps her balanced. Writing is her pipeline to communication—and she has a lot to say. In March, the poet—best known by her stage name, Eccentrich—took her stories to Dallas, where she competed in the international Women of the World Poetry Slam. She placed 14th out of 96 poets representing

From Movie House to Theater Miracle

The little playhouse has fulfilled its potential as a big player on Miracle Mile On the east side of one of Coral Gables’ busiest and historic streets, the marquee of the Miracle Theatre dominates the 200 block of Miracle Mile. For the past 22 years, Actors’ Playhouse has presented live theater inside the art deco-styled

On the Road Again

Before he was tearing up stages in Nashville and London, guitarist Joey Frevola was shredding on “Guitar Hero” in Coconut Creek. The guitar-simulating video game offered a glimpse into the world of classic rock. As a 12-year-old, whenever he heard a cool song on the game, he would put down the plastic instrument and learn

Meet Your Idol

Though Alyson Moriarty had performed at community events in Coral Springs, Parkland, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, and the Starz of the Future Talent Competition in West Palm Beach, she hadn’t sung in her hometown of Coconut Creek until this year. Moriarty, 18, performed at Coconut Creek’s Butterfly Festival after winning the city’s first “Creek Idol”