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Burt Reynolds: The real reason I walk with a cane nowadays
 For those who’ve wondered about actor Burt Reynolds walking with a cane in recent years, he’s got a simple answer for you: It adds style to a senior’s step. “I have no health issues at all now,” Reynolds told “The Desert Sun” newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif. “I have a cane, which I use, not...

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For those who’ve wondered about actor Burt Reynolds walking with a cane in recent years, he’s got a simple answer for you: It adds style to a senior’s step. “I have no health issues at all now,” Reynolds told “The Desert Sun” newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif. “I have a cane, which I use, not...
Did you know this Palm Beach music celebrity is 73 years old today?
 Happy Birthday to rocker Rod Stewart. The part-time Palm Beacher turns 73 years old today.  The singer of “Hot Legs,” “Maggie May” and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”  made headline news in 2016 when he was knighted  in England by Prince William for his “services to music and charity...

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Happy Birthday to rocker Rod Stewart. The part-time Palm Beacher turns 73 years old today.  The singer of “Hot Legs,” “Maggie May” and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”  made headline news in 2016 when he was knighted in England by Prince William for his “services to music and charity...
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...

12:15 AM Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

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...

1:55 PM Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

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...

12:15 AM Friday, Dec. 08, 2017

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...

3:47 PM Friday, Dec. 01, 2017

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...

12:30 AM Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

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...

12:15 AM Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

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...

4:51 PM Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

— “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...
PHOTOS: Happy birthday, Delray Beach! How Atlantic Avenue used to look
 Happy 106th birthday to Delray Beach, the Motown of Palm Beach County! Huh? A little explanation is needed: Today, Oct. 9, marks the date that the Delray settlement area, previously known as Linton, was incorporated as the Town of Delray. If you want to be a stickler about when it was incorporated as the Town of Delray Beach...

2:28 PM Monday, Oct. 09, 2017

Happy 106th birthday to Delray Beach, the Motown of Palm Beach County! Huh? A little explanation is needed: Today, Oct. 9, marks the date that the Delray settlement area, previously known as Linton, was incorporated as the Town of Delray. If you want to be a stickler about when it was incorporated as the Town of Delray Beach...
Lake Worth’s oldest living Playboy Playmate: Hefner made nudes beautiful
 To the world, Hugh Hefner was a bon vivant in a velvet bathrobe who created the “Playboy” lifestyle, full of beautiful women and tastefully hedonistic pleasures. To Neva Gilbert, the Lake Worth retiree who at age 88 is the oldest living Playmate centerfold, he was the man who kickstarted her career. “He never made...

4:10 PM Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

To the world, Hugh Hefner was a bon vivant in a velvet bathrobe who created the “Playboy” lifestyle, full of beautiful women and tastefully hedonistic pleasures. To Neva Gilbert, the Lake Worth retiree who at age 88 is the oldest living Playmate centerfold, he was the man who kickstarted her career. “He never made...
What were the last words Billie Jean King said to Bobby Riggs?
 It’s not surprising that Bobby Riggs used to live in Palm Beach County. After all, it’s the place where  great hucksters come to dwell. And Riggs was one of the most colorful in modern sports. The late Wimbledon tennis champion and unrepentant “male chauvinist pig” is being rediscovered this month through ...

11:15 AM Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017

It’s not surprising that Bobby Riggs used to live in Palm Beach County. After all, it’s the place where great hucksters come to dwell. And Riggs was one of the most colorful in modern sports. The late Wimbledon tennis champion and unrepentant “male chauvinist pig” is being rediscovered this month through ...
PHOTOS: Happy birthday, Boynton Beach! It used to look like this
 Happy 119th birthday to Nate’s town! Otherwise known as Boynton Beach, named after Civil War major and hotelier Nathan Boynton. The “Town of Boynton,” which later came to be known as Boynton Beach, was created on Sept. 26, 1898. To celebrate, we decided to pore through our photo archives and see how many of you...

11:00 AM Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017

Happy 119th birthday to Nate’s town! Otherwise known as Boynton Beach, named after Civil War major and hotelier Nathan Boynton. The “Town of Boynton,” which later came to be known as Boynton Beach, was created on Sept. 26, 1898. To celebrate, we decided to pore through our photo archives and see how many of you...
Celebrity history: F. Scott Fitzgerald stayed in Palm Beach in 1938
In January 1938, F. Scott Fitzgerald sat down with a reporter from The Palm Beach Post and explained his dilemma:
Should he spend his last day of Florida vacation relaxing at The Breakers? Or should he fly down to Key West to see his old friend Ernest Hemingway?

11:30 AM Friday, Sep. 22, 2017

In January 1938, F. Scott Fitzgerald sat down with a reporter from The Palm Beach Post and explained his dilemma: Should he spend his last day of Florida vacation relaxing at The Breakers? Or should he fly down to Key West to see his old friend Ernest Hemingway?
Jake LaMotta dies: When ‘Raging Bull’ punched up Palm Beach County
 The late 1950s were not good years for boxer Jake LaMotta. As anybody who’s seen Martin Scorsese’s masterwork film “Raging Bull” can attest. In that 1980 film, Robert De Niro played the volatile middleweight champion from his brutal determination to win the crown in the ’40s to his disreputable fall...

5:13 PM Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017

The late 1950s were not good years for boxer Jake LaMotta. As anybody who’s seen Martin Scorsese’s masterwork film “Raging Bull” can attest. In that 1980 film, Robert De Niro played the volatile middleweight champion from his brutal determination to win the crown in the ’40s to his disreputable fall...
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