Okeechobee Music Festival 2017: Music line-up just announced!

 

 

 

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Well, that’s interesting!

The Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, following up its sold-out inaugural year of rocking, camping and yoga-ing near the lake, announces a winning line-up for its 2017 version, which hits the beach March 2-5.  Acts include Solange, who just did “Saturday Night Live,” Bassnectar, Usher & The Roots, Kings of Leon, The Lumineers, Usher & The Roots, Flume, Wiz Khalifa, Pretty Lights, Rae Sremmurd, Young The Giant, Porter Robinson (Live), Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, and more.

A limited quantity of both 3-day and 4-day Early Bird festival tickets as well as Early Bird VIP packages are on sale now at  OkeechobeeFest.com. Early Bird 3 day GA price is $229, Early Bird 4 day GA price is $249, and Early Bird Eternal Sunshine VIP price is $599.

 

“Wahlburgers” returns to A&E; Floridians can return to the Orlando location

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“Wahlburgers,” A&E’s reality show about the hamburger chain run by an ordinary Massachusetts family that absolutely no one’s ever heard of before, is back for another season of good-natured familial bickering and burgering tonight at 10 p.m. I have only ever watched 1 full episode of the show (I’m more of a “Lachey’s Bar” girl myself) but I am a committed fan of “Blue Bloods,” actor/New Kid Donnie Wahlberg’s CBS crime drama. And I know most of the words of “Good Vibrations,” from the early work of Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg.

Most importantly, I’m a big fan of Wahlburger’s, the actual restaurant. Back in February I got to hit the opening weekend of the chain’s Orlando location, and gladly stood in line for their delicious burgers, but especially their side dishes, like the thin crispy onion rings. I might watch tomorrow, but I’m certainly going to go back soon, not only to eat but to support that city, one I love and one that needs the support. #orlandostrong

See our review of the restaurant here.

Sunfest 2016: Duran Duran honors Prince at concert

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Duran Duran’s lead singer Simon Le Bon performs on opening night at SunFest in West Palm Beach, Fl on April 27, 2016. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Opening night of Sunfest 2016:

It seemed almost inevitable that Simon LeBon and company would reference Prince, particularly after a well-received tribute to David Bowie with “Major Tom” worked into early hit “Planet Earth.” And it came in

And it came in Duran Duran’s encore, when LeBon, swathed in purple, explained that some of their music, including the slinky “Come Undone,” would have been impossible without Prince’s influence. They then dedicated the always bittersweet “Save A Prayer” to him, explaining that the world was “a little less funky” now.