Arts & Entertainment

Festival features craft beer and beachside blues

By Judy Wilson | Associate Editor Deerfield Beach – Chill craft beers and cool blues are on tap at the city’s Ocean Brews & Blues Festival, beachside, May 21, 4 to 8 p.m. On site will be 21 local breweries offering up samplings of 100 beers. Three blues bands, live and in concert, take the stage beginning at 3 p.m. […]

Eye on Art: Galal Ramadan elevates colored pencils to a fine art

By Marc Gave | New Pelican Writer Colored pencils may bring to mind one of your first grade-school forays into art or those coloring books marketed to adults as a way of relaxing from everyday stress.   But under the observant eye and talented hand of Galal Ramadan, colored pencils are elevated to fine art.  Whether in a landscape, portrait, still […]

A night of art and music highlights May at the Historical Society Cultural Center

By Judy Wilson | Associate Editor Deerfield Beach – Art and music lovers are in for a “double feature” this month at the Deerfield Beach Historical Society Cultural Center, 84 SE 4 Ave. “Iggy” DiLeonardo is one of the musicians at the Driveway Fridays Music Series, May 13, 6 to 9 p.m. and in the center’s art gallery, his paintings […]

Eye on Art: Quilts at The Bailey dazzle the eye, challenge the mind

By Marc Gave | New Pelican Writer If the word “quilt” conjures up an image of a cozy comforter substitute made by a grandma sitting in a circle, you’re not ​​entirely wrong. But that’s only a small part of present-day quilting. The “Modern Quilt” exhibition at Bailey Contemporary Arts Center [BaCA] in Pompano Beach helps complete the picture. Curator Kristin […]

Eye on Art: ArtServe incubates art and artists

By Marc Gave | New Pelican Writer You’re probably somewhat familiar with incubators. They help eggs hatch and keep newborns warm. But what about arts incubators? One of a small number in the country, ArtServe helps artists and art groups thrive. At the same time, it aims to be responsive to community needs through innovative programming. Its mission statement, which […]

Steve Yarley takes to the sky

By Marc Gave | New Pelican Writer A common question people ask photographers is, “How did you get started taking photos?” In some cases, they seem almost to be born with a camera in their hands. But in the case of Stephen E. “Steve” Yarley, it goes back only about 20 years. After successful chemo treatment for cancer, he decided […]

History lovers throwing hippie, dippy party for the first 100 who dig it

By Judy Wilson | Associate Editor Pompano Beach – “We’re going big this year. This is not going to be your grandfather’s casino night,” says Pat Rowley, executive director of the Pompano Beach Historical Society. Rowley is in the throes of planning the Society’s first big fundraiser since the pandemic. It is being touted as a Hippie Fest and, as […]

Eye On Art: Rick McCawley dives into photography

By Marc Gave | New Pelican Writer Rick McCawley wanted to be Jacques Cousteau when he grew up. Combining his two passions of diving and photography and a broad experience in graphic design may not have transformed him into his idol, but it did lead to his becoming a spectacular Rick McCawley. Straight from the University of Florida, he spent […]

Reception opens show at Historical Society Cultural Center for three young artists

By Judy Wilson | Associate Editor Deerfield Beach – Three art students under the tutelage of two teachers with a special interest in developing young talent are featured this month in the Deerfield Beach Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center Art Gallery, 84 SE 4 Avenue A reception, March 12, 5 to 6:30 p.m. opens the free exhibit titled, “2 […]

Making music for the young: “We have games, they march around”

By Judy Wilson | Associate Editor Deerfield Beach – For 40 years, Renee LaBonte has brought classical music to this area. Today, after a two-year hiatus, she is again bringing music education to the community. She is now community coordinator for the Palm Beach Symphony and also heads up the Music for America program in South Florida, producing sessions where […]


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