Larry Aydlette

Larry Aydlette is the Cultural Editor for The Palm Beach Post. He oversees all Features, Accent and TGIF stories, reporters.        

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What drugged-up rock star changed his life in Jupiter 32 years ago?
 David Crosby was a fugitive from justice and a freebasing cocaine fiend when he arrived at a boat dock in Jupiter on Dec. 12, 1985. It wasn’t the happiest of holidays. The rock and roll legend was “isolated, frightened, paranoid and broke,” as he later wrote in a memoir. The previous August, he had failed to appear at a...

Posted: 20 hours ago

David Crosby was a fugitive from justice and a freebasing cocaine fiend when he arrived at a boat dock in Jupiter on Dec. 12, 1985. It wasn’t the happiest of holidays. The rock and roll legend was “isolated, frightened, paranoid and broke,” as he later wrote in a memoir. The previous August, he had failed to appear at a...
'Frosty' display on interstate puts Florida commuters in holiday mood
 Sound barriers. Concrete overpasses. Amber Alert signs. Weary Florida commuters on I-95 have little to see that pleases the eye. And, then, there he is: a smiling goofball, with top hat cocked, a corncob pipe in his mouth and his gigantic green mittens hanging over the roof of the Cheney Brothers food distribution headquarters in Riviera...

Posted: 2 days ago

Sound barriers. Concrete overpasses. Amber Alert signs. Weary Florida commuters on I-95 have little to see that pleases the eye. And, then, there he is: a smiling goofball, with top hat cocked, a corncob pipe in his mouth and his gigantic green mittens hanging over the roof of the Cheney Brothers food distribution headquarters in Riviera...
This big Interstate 95 display will get you in the Christmas spirit
 Sound barriers. Concrete overpasses. Amber alert signs. Weary commuters on Interstate 95 have little to see that pleases the eye. And, then, there he is: A smiling goofball, with top hat cocked, a corncob pipe in mouth and his gigantic green mittens hanging over the roof of the Cheney Brothers food distribution headquarters...

Posted: 4 days ago

Sound barriers. Concrete overpasses. Amber alert signs. Weary commuters on Interstate 95 have little to see that pleases the eye. And, then, there he is: A smiling goofball, with top hat cocked, a corncob pipe in mouth and his gigantic green mittens hanging over the roof of the Cheney Brothers food distribution headquarters...
Broadway actor, stunning set make Maltz Jupiter’s “Newsies” a must-see
 Stagnant wages. Rapacious business practices. A widening abyss between the haves and have-nots. Ripped from the headlines of 2017? Try 1899. With a sprinkling of Disney magic, the squalor of living and working conditions in turn-of-the-century Manhattan is transformed into a rousing evening of song, dance, romance and social protest...

Posted: 11 days ago

Stagnant wages. Rapacious business practices. A widening abyss between the haves and have-nots. Ripped from the headlines of 2017? Try 1899. With a sprinkling of Disney magic, the squalor of living and working conditions in turn-of-the-century Manhattan is transformed into a rousing evening of song, dance, romance and social protest...
When the Rolling Stones played and partied in north Palm Beach County
 Dressed in a glammy cape, long red scarf and Uncle Sam hat, Mick Jagger surveyed the concert crowd. This couldn’t be what he was expecting. Two days before, he had been fronting a packed show at Madison Square Garden. Now, only a few thousand people were standing around this rural Palm Beach County race track. It was 4 in...

Posted: 22 days ago

Dressed in a glammy cape, long red scarf and Uncle Sam hat, Mick Jagger surveyed the concert crowd. This couldn’t be what he was expecting. Two days before, he had been fronting a packed show at Madison Square Garden. Now, only a few thousand people were standing around this rural Palm Beach County race track. It was 4 in...
Have you seen this artist’s big ‘toys’ all over Palm Beach Gardens?
 Mark Fuller was at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens one day when he struck up a conversation with a stranger. “The person said, ‘What do you do?’ “I said, ‘I do public art.’ “‘Where?’” the stranger asked. “‘That one right there,’” Fuller said, pointing...

Posted: 26 days ago

Mark Fuller was at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens one day when he struck up a conversation with a stranger. “The person said, ‘What do you do?’ “I said, ‘I do public art.’ “‘Where?’” the stranger asked. “‘That one right there,’” Fuller said, pointing...
‘Saturday Night Fever’ at 40: Remember Palm Beach County’s discos, boogie nights?
 — “Night Fever,” The Bee Gees It was a riotous explosion of slinky dance rhythms and propulsive beats, accompanied by some of the most singular fashion horrors ever inflicted on the American public in the latter half of the 20th century. Forty years ago, we were all swept up in disco fever. We boogied. We hustled. We...

Posted: 27 days ago

— “Night Fever,” The Bee Gees It was a riotous explosion of slinky dance rhythms and propulsive beats, accompanied by some of the most singular fashion horrors ever inflicted on the American public in the latter half of the 20th century. Forty years ago, we were all swept up in disco fever. We boogied. We hustled. We...
What is that giant, four-ton sculpture going up on Donald Ross Road?
 Wondering what those eight giant, shiny interconnected orbs are all about outside the under-construction United Technologies building along Donald Ross Road? It’s a new stainless steel sculpture called “C2H6,” by public artist Mark Fuller. The art work is Fuller’s biggest outdoor project ever — it weighs four...

10:18 PM Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Wondering what those eight giant, shiny interconnected orbs are all about outside the under-construction United Technologies building along Donald Ross Road? It’s a new stainless steel sculpture called “C2H6,” by public artist Mark Fuller. The art work is Fuller’s biggest outdoor project ever — it weighs four...
Photos: Remember when CityPlace area was ‘war zone’ of crime, crack?
 Crammed with high-rise condos and office towers, a hotel, performing arts mecca, convention center and retail complex, Okeechobee Boulevard is more than West Palm Beach’s gleaming, gateway entrance. It’s a visual statement of a city’s ambition. But 30 years ago, it was a road to nowhere. Shoppers now gamboling through...

11:15 AM Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Crammed with high-rise condos and office towers, a hotel, performing arts mecca, convention center and retail complex, Okeechobee Boulevard is more than West Palm Beach’s gleaming, gateway entrance. It’s a visual statement of a city’s ambition. But 30 years ago, it was a road to nowhere. Shoppers now gamboling through...
What South Florida buildings made list of America’s coolest structures?
 A parking garage is America’s coolest building? Well, it’s not just any parking garage. Not when it’s in architecturally trendy Miami Beach. The Lincoln Road parking garage, as well as Miami Beach’s Raleigh Hotel, made Thrillist’s new list of America’s coolest buildings that you don’t know...

11:15 AM Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

A parking garage is America’s coolest building? Well, it’s not just any parking garage. Not when it’s in architecturally trendy Miami Beach. The Lincoln Road parking garage, as well as Miami Beach’s Raleigh Hotel, made Thrillist’s new list of America’s coolest buildings that you don’t know...
What Allman Brothers Band wife was in rehab in West Palm Beach?
 The wife of a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band is currently serving 30 days in jail after doing rehab in West Palm Beach, according to a report in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Donna Betts, 62, the wife of guitarist Dickey Betts, went to jail on Oct. 3 after an incident in March in which she aimed a...

8:36 PM Monday, Oct. 09, 2017

The wife of a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band is currently serving 30 days in jail after doing rehab in West Palm Beach, according to a report in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Donna Betts, 62, the wife of guitarist Dickey Betts, went to jail on Oct. 3 after an incident in March in which she aimed a...