My friend Mary Mantey has taken me on some pretty incredible adventures that have led us down the rum-soaked streets of Key West to the dirt-dusted tailgate area of Coral Sky Amphitheatre. Most recently, she joined me on an impromptu trip to a Boca Raton beach. There’s something so rejuvenating about a day spent by the seashore.

We had an amazing time soaking up the sun with my 10 month old son,

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Actress Lila Coogan is delighted to be starring as Anya in “Anastasia” on tour. Prior to this role, the New York-born Syracuse University graduate starred as Jane Banks in “Mary Poppins” on Broadway, as Penny Lou Pingleton in “Hairspray” at Syracuse Stage and alongside John Quinones on ABC’s “What Would You Do?” Here’s what Coogan had to say about what she enjoys most about playing her newest role, how she stays fit on the road and why audiences of all ages with be in awe of “Anastasia.”

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It was always a dream of mine to see Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons live in concert. That dream finally came true on Valentine’s Day of this year when Valli and his incredible band took the stage at the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. While they performed back-to-back shows on Thursday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 15, I just attended the Feb. 14 show.

Valli has still got his signature falsetto singing voice and signature dance moves with the Four Seasons.

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Few performers can still pack arenas at the age of 72, but Cher has proven tour after tour that she really has found a way to “Turn Back Time” and win over new generations of fans. On Jan. 19, Cher brought her impressive collection of wigs, outrageous ensembles and crowd-pleasing hits to BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.

Donning a bright orange curly wig, viking warrior princess-worthy head piece and a barely there gladiator costume,

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2018 was a strange year for many of us. While it had its challenges like many years often do, it was also a rewarding year. My son Patrick Thaddeus was born on July 2, 2018 after a rollercoaster ride of a pregnancy. On Dec. 19, 2018, I got to see Hamilton at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. The show has received more hype than a Kardashian product launch and the show is truly all that with a big of chips and a revolutionary pickle on the side.

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Hamilton is the biggest musical to hit Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Everyone and I do mean everyone wants in and understandably so. Who wouldn’t want to be in “The Room Where It Happens?” While tickets to the musical of the century will set you back plenty of Benjamins, there is still a chance to see Hamilton for just two Hamiltons. That’s right…$20! And that lucky option is available through the Hamilton app.

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If you’re on the fence about whether or not to hire that photographer to capture the precious first days of your baby’s life, do not hesitate to do it. I didn’t have newborn images taken of my first son Jack other than the photo shoot we had at the hospital the day after he was born. It’s something I regret and something I can never do over. I figured  “Oh, I’ll have time.” The truth is,

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WAITRESS is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu.”

The character of “Lulu” will be cast locally for the Miami tour stop and two girls will be chosen to share the role. Each girl chosen will perform in four shows during the one-week engagement. The character of “Lulu” is a sweet and carefree 4–to 5-year-old who appears in the production’s final scene.  

 

LULU AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS:

When: Thursday,

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A digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (Dec. 18) in Fort Lauderdale at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. A total of 40 tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each.  The digital lottery, which is cleverly called the #HAM4HAM lottery, will open at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 16 for tickets to the Tuesday, Dec. 18 performance.  Subsequent digital lotteries will begin two days prior to each performance.   

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There are some duos throughout history who shaped American music. Sonny and Cher. Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Simon and Garfunkel. Lennon and McCartney. And then there was Rodgers & Hammerstein, who earned 34 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, the Pulitzer Prize and two Grammy Awards and essentially paved the way for today’s musicals. Their classic comedic musical, The King And I, hit Broward Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 20 and runs through Dec.

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