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Nu Deco Ensemble, A Gem

When a good friend told me about Nu Deco Ensemble I had thought it was about contemporary music as in atonal, lacking in melodic verses (think Philip Glass). Not my thing. Was I ever wrong. True, as they say, it has classically trained musicians for the most part, but traditional classical music is part of the repertoire that also blends it with all or a combo of pop, jazz, and big band sounds. Sometimes works include art and media collaborations.  The conductor is cool, young, and exudes enthusiasm. The audience of all ages was loving it as did I. We went once, enjoyed it so much, that the next day booked tickets for the next concert, a Global Cuba Fest.
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The Citadel Miami Opens

Now there’s still another reason to go to Little River — The Citadel Miami. And when everything they have in the works is completed, it could very well become a destination in its own right. It’s billed as an all-day dining, shopping and entertainment destination in Miami’s historic Little River District. Check out some of the delicious eats at its food hall.
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Best Bet: A Special Day

Combine serious people watching as in a “blue carpet” , food by David Grutman of Komodo, and Swan and Bar Bevy fame, entertainment by Snoop Dogg and Mark Ronson, and thoroughbred racing for the richest prize in North America, and you know it’s a special day in Miami. It’s the Pegasus World Cup Championship Series 2019 to be held January 26. If there was a doubt that this wasn’t an uber event, that’s dispelled when you know races as well as the celebrities and live entertainment will be aired on NBC.
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Miami New Year’s Eve Picks

A reader posted a question on AskKaren about ideas for Miami New Year’s Eve, which I’m sure a number of you will be wondering about too. So to help you comb through Miami’s long list of options, we’ve rounded up our favorite NYE dinners, some with serious entertainment, and other special ideas. They’re at different price points including free admission, all happening at South Florida’s hottest restaurants, hotels and venues. Here they are:
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