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Hair In The Spirit (H.I.T.S.) On Fifth Event Focuses On Mental Health

FORT LAUDERDALE– The 35-year-old South Florida beauty institution Hair in the Spirit (H.I.T.S.) will highlight the importance of mental health with its inaugural H.I.T.S. on Fifth event featuring a conversation between acclaimed actor and activist Lamman Rucker and media personality and author Tambra Cherie at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m.

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History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Tranquil Tropics: The Art of Tim Forman & Friends” from July 10 – September 11

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of being the proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “Tranquil Tropics: The Art of Tim Forman & Friends” from Sunday, July 10 through Sunday, September 11. This all-new summer art exhibit featuring Forman’s award-winning work alongside lauded local artists including Dan Caldwell, Linda Apriletti, Hitomi Saito, Diane Delorey, Tammy Seymour, Danielle Perry and Connie Commette will focus on Florida’s tropical beauty and its conservation. The exhibit will open with an artist group meet and greet reception at noon on July 10 at the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue).

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Broward Center For The Performing Arts Announces New Sensory-Inclusive Performances

FORT LAUDERDALE – With audiences returning to the theater, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce three upcoming live and in-person sensory-inclusive performances for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are affordably priced at $10 each for these performances.

Sensory-inclusive performances create a welcoming and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum as well as for individuals with other sensitivity issues or developmental disabilities. Slight adjustments are made to the productions including reduced sound levels, no flashing or strobe lights and minimal special effects. As a plus, a pre-show arts and crafts activity with Young At Art Museum will take place before performances in the Amaturo Theater, plus a post-show meet and greet with the casts of the shows.

To provide additional comfort for attendees and their families, an area adjacent to the theater is designated as a quiet room with specially trained volunteers to provide audience support. Patrons may bring their own headphones, fidgets and other calming items into the theater or borrow these items at the theater. Ticket buyers will receive an email prior to the performance with a link to a character guide and short video about attending the theater.

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Marching Band to perform in 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

NEW YORK, NY & PARKLAND, FL  Today, The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Marching Band (Eagle Regiment), was selected to perform in the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, representing the state of Florida. This will mark the first Parade appearance by the band. The Eagle Regiment will join the Parade to the call of “Let’s Have a Parade,” the iconic phrase that has signaled the start of every Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1924.

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