Spotlighting Live Local Music

Meet the talented musicians who make their living by taking the stage at venues throughout South Florida.

Montana Tucker Uses Worldwide Influence to Honor Jewish Heritage

The TikTok sensation and Boca native puts dancing on hold long enough to share a life-altering exploration of genocide.

Alexander Star Uses Musical Expertise to Impact South Florida Community

On a spring evening in March 2022, Alexander Star stood behind a silver recording mic wearing a simple gold chain, a crisp black T-shirt and a black ball cap embroidered with his own logo—a gold star with the silhouette of a fedora-wearing musician throwing a peace sign. The South Florida-based musician grooved with a swagger

Recipe for Success

Asked to choose a swan-song meal, Donatella Arpaia points to one of her own—homemade pasta with tomato sauce and hand-pulled Stracciatella cheese, a dish that’s on the menu at Noma Beach at Redfish, the Coral Gables-based restaurant she recently opened in Matheson Hammock Park. The celebrity chef—made famous by her string of wildly successful restaurants

SOBEWFF: Menu Masters, Part 4

Timon Balloo Chef at: The Katherine (723 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) SOBEWFF Events: Dinner hosted by Balloo, Tiffany Derry and Jeff Masanz (Feb. 24); The Cookout, hosted by JJ Johnson and Dwyane Wade (Feb. 25); and Farmer’s Market Brunch, hosted by Michael Schwartz (Feb. 26). After participating in the dinner at The Bath Club

SOBEWFF: Menu Masters, Part 3

Paula DaSilva Chef at: Burlock Coast and executive chef for the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale (1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.) SOBEWFF Events: Best of the Best (Feb. 24) and Jazz Brunch with The Grey and Friends, hosted by Mashama Bailey (Feb. 26). The popular Best of the Best at Fontainebleau Miami Beach promises culinary stations

SOBEWFF: Menu Masters, Part 2

Monica “Mika” Leon Chef/owner, Caja Caliente SOBEWFF Event: Burger Bash, hosted by Emeril Lagasse; Feb. 23 under the white tents at the festival’s North Venue, beachside at Delano. The coveted “Very Best Burger Award” is up for grabs as more than 30 chefs put their best patties forward at one of the one of the

SOBEWFF: Menu Masters, Part 1

Cesar Zapata Chef at: Phuc Yea (7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami) SOBEWFF Event (sobewff.org): Chicken Coupe, hosted by Michelle Bernstein; Feb. 25 at Jungle Plaza in Miami Design District. More than a dozen chefs will serve up their best fried chicken, along with homestyle sides and dessert. Six high-end Champagne houses also will be on hand

Lifestyle Exclusive: Mariel Hemingway

When asked if, even 15 years ago, she could’ve have envisioned herself as a national spokesperson for mental health challenges, Mariel Hemingway doesn’t mince words. “Back then, it was about survival for me,” says the actress who rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s with movies like Personal Best, Star 80 and

Paul Stanley at Wentworth Galleries

It’s no secret to fans of KISS that visuals continue to play a prominent role in the rock band’s global success—from the pyrotechnic theatrics in their stage show to the iconic face paint and wardrobe that created a mass-market phenomenon starting in the 1970s. But the visual appeal doesn’t end there, at least when it

A&E Spotlight: Kevin Cronin

The classic rock band that broke huge in 1980 with the release of Hi Infidelity takes the stage Wednesday night (Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.) at The Amp in Pompano Beach (pompanobeacharts.org). Three years ago, Lifestyle spoke with REO Speedwagon’s spirited lead singer on the eve of a local concert that never transpired due to the

Remembering Cindy Williams

Cindy Williams, the actress best known for playing Shirley Feeney on the top-rated 1970s sitcom Laverne & Shirley, died on Jan. 25 in Los Angeles. Lifestyle had the pleasure of interviewing Williams for the June 2021 issue on the eve of a one-woman show being hosted by the Wick in Boca Raton. She spoke to Lifestyle about a show