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    October 27, 2014

    Pitbull & Enrique Iglesias With J Balvin - American Airlines Arena, Miami

    Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull With J Balvin and the Jump Smokers American Airlines Arena, Miami Sunday, October 26, 2014 Better Than: Staying home "Bailando" to YouTube videos and listening to your drunk friend talk shit. When Enrique Iglesias chatted with Crossfade earlier this month, el cantante wa ... More >>

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    October 4, 2014

    Marc Anthony - American Airlines Arena, Miami

    Marc Anthony's Cambio de Piel Tour With Joey Vega American Airlines Arena, Miami Friday, October 3, 2014 Better Than: A night salsa dancing at Mango's. "Latinos, we always wait to the last minute," joked comedian Joey Vega as los rumberos at the American Airlines Arena waited for el Rey de la Sals ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Jack White's Lazaretto Tour - Fillmore Miami Beach

    Jack White's Lazaretto Tour With Olivia Jean Fillmore Miami Beach Sunday, September 21, 2014 Better Than: An evening without feedback and hearing damage. Is rock 'n' roll dead? Fuck no. Just over a decade ago, the White Stripes' Jack and Meg came screaming, shredding, and pounding out of Detroit ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Erasure's Violet Flame Tour - Fillmore Miami Beach

    Erasure's Violet Flame Tour With Nina Fillmore Miami Beach Friday, September 12, 2014 Much respect to Erasure for this past Friday night. The British duo of singer-songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter-keyboardist Vince Clarke know that their bread and butter lies in the early part of their career, a ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    Tori Amos - Unrepentant Geraldines Tour - Fillmore Miami Beach

    Tori Amos With Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou Fillmore Miami Beach Sunday, August 24, 2014 Better Than: Listening to "Stairway to Heaven" again. At first it made no sense that a medley of Led Zeppelin's greatest hits would be playing at the Fillmore Miami Beach as the seated crowd waited for Tori Amos t ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Katy Perry - The Prismatic World Tour - Miami

    Katy Perry's The Prismatic World Tour Capital Cities and Ferras American Airlines Arena, Miami Friday, July 3, 2014 Fun Fact: A Katy Perry concert is a strange thing. When we told people we were going to see the diva that is KP, we got a few different reactions -- pure confusion, disgust, or je ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    Miley Cyrus - American Airlines Arena, Miami - 3/22/2014

    Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour With Icona Pop American Airlines Arena, Miami Saturday, March 22, 2014 "Woo! Woooooo! I'm in Miami, bitch! I'm gonna fuck Miley Cyrus tonight! Bangerz tour! I'm gonna bang her all night!" shouted an overexcited guy in front of us. Meanwhile, much like Halloween on South ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Janelle Monae, the Hardest Working Woman in Show Buisness, at the Fillmore Miami Beach

    Janelle Monáe With Roman GianArthur Fillmore Miami Beach Saturday, November 23, 2013 Better Than: James Brown reincarnated as a woman. Janelle Monáe's set began with four roadies dressed in matching white pants, lab coats, bowties, and glasses clustered in front of the stage, seeming to be in th ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Drake Soaks Panties, Proves You Want a Tour, Gets a Lil Wayne Cameo in Miami

    Drake's Would You Like A Tour? With Future, Miguel, and others American Airlines Arena, Miami Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Better Than: Any other damn rapper/singer/sexy motherfucker out there right now. Drake the type of dude to write so many chart-topping hits that you start to forget, then jump o ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Marilyn Manson Is Less Shocking (But No Less Rocking) Than Ten Years Ago

    Circa 2000, Marilyn Manson was the biggest, scariest, darkest, weirdest rock star on the face of the planet. He was the devil incarnate, the voice in a troubled child's head, the savior of the unsalvageable. He's come a long way, we've all come a long way, and now it's 2013. The Antichrist Supersta ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Fashion Freakouts at Marilyn Manson in Miami

    Oh my goth! A dark shroud hath descended upon the sun-drenched beaches of Miami, and it is quite horrifically wonderful. The sexy witches and the androgynous masses flocked in droves to the Marilyn Manson concert, robed in their most sinister attire. Many a breast was plumped up, many a waist synch ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Gunshots Fired Near Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull's South Florida Video Shoot

    A day at the beach is supposed to be relaxing. But shortly after Entertainment Tonight's Rob Marciano sat down with Jennifer Lopez on the Fort Lauderdale Beach video shoot set for "Live It Up," J-Lo's latest collaboration with Pitbull, gunfire cast a dark cloud over production. "BREAKING: Guns ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    Alice in Chains Kicks Off U.S. Tour at Fillmore Miami Beach, April 25

    Alice in Chains Fillmore Miami Beach Thursday, April 25, 2013 Better Than: Well, The Essential Alice in Chains. "C'mon, it's the first gig ..." Alice in Chains axe man Jerry Cantrell deadpanned when he and his band screwed up the opening bars of "Down in a Hole," a 20-year-old top ten hit. "Fuck." ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Taylor Swift's Red Tour in Miami: Booty Shorts, Mimes, and Screaming Fans

    Taylor Swift With Ed Sheeran American Airlines Arena, Miami Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Better Than: One Direction's Harry Styles caught wearing a shiny gold thong while ironing his tighty whities. Taylor Swift may get trashed for writing songs about almost every single one of her ex-boyfriends. Bu ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Are "Still Alive," Celebrate the Outlaw Life in Florida

    Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Hard Rock Live, Hollywood Thursday, February 7, 2013 Better Than: A cold beer, a shot of whiskey, and a good cry. All the old outlaws are only getting older. Last night, though, the Red-Headed Stranger and the Okie From Muskogee proved that they might be wizened ge ... More >>

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    September 1, 2012

    Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias at American Airlines Arena in Miami, August 31

    See the full 30-photo slideshow of Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias at the American Airlines Arena. Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias American Airlines Arena, Miami Friday, August 31, 2012 Last night, J.Lo and Enrique revealed a bunch of bizarre and fascinating things about themselves at Amer ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Tour in Miami: A 15-Photo Recap

    See also Crossfade's show report, "Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne Pussy Poppin' at Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Show in Miami." Some call her Nicki. And some call her Roman. But she calls everybody bitch. Last night, Nicki Minaj brought the Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded tour to Miami's James L. Knight Cen ... More >>

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    June 30, 2012

    Coldplay in Miami as Reviewed by Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Newsletter, June 29

    See the full 36-photo slideshow of Coldplay at American Airlines Arena. Coldplay With Robyn and Wolf Gang American Airlines Arena June 29, 2012 Better Than: The feeling you get from four hours of hot yoga and a good leeching I first learned of Coldplay two years ago while foraging for burgundy ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    LMFAO Teach Kids About Sex at American Airlines Arena in Miami

    LMFAO With Sydney Samson and Far East Movement American Airlines Arena Friday, June 22, 2012 Better Than: The awkward ride home when mom has to explain the "fellatio ratio." LMFAO do not make music for children. But apparently, that's who's listening to them. When Redfoo and Sky Blu first hit th ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    Maynard James Keenan and Puscifer's Redneck Wonderland in Miami, June 12

    See the full 30-photo slideshow of Puscifer at Gusman Center -- plus Maynard James Keenan's suggested wine pairings for a meal of human face. Better Than: Being lost and alone inside a vagina mine. What is Puscifer? According to a video introduction by a military officer by the name of Douché ( ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    Bon Iver at the Fillmore Miami Beach: Erotic? Maybe. Beautiful? Definitely.

    See also: "Bon Iver: The Five Least Sexy Erotica Stories About Bearded Indie Dude Justin Vernon" -- plus the full 23-photo slideshow of Bon Iver at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Bon Iver With The Staves Fillmore Miami Beach Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Better Than: Bon Iver and I went to do the washing aft ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Wilco Takes the Fillmore Miami Beach, Caps The Show With Cow Bells, May 15

    See the full 26-photo slideshow of Wilco at the Fillmore Miami Beach -- plus "Wilco's John Stirratt on the Music Industry, Piracy, and Southern Manners." Last night, Chicago-based alternative country rock band Wilco performed at the Fillmore Miami Beach for a packed house. Founders Jeff Tweedy, J ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    "Niggas in Paris" Video is "Cray," May Cause Epileptic Seizures

    Photo by Sayre Berman ​Quick, grab our tongue. This "Niggas in Paris" video is so "cray" that we're ignoring the Epilepsy Action warning and risking a seizure just to get through it. The Jay-Z and Kanye West's globetrotting banger was featured on the duo's collaborative Watch the Throne record ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Janet Jackson Gets 100-Percent "Nasty" With Number Ones Tour at Fillmore Miami Beach

    Photo by Sayre Berman​See the full 20-photo Janet Jackson at the Fillmore Miami Beach slideshow. Janet Jackson Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour Fillmore Miami Beach December 5, 2011 Better Than: You could imagine. All throughout Art Basel Miami Beach week, musicians of varying talent lev ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011

    Fashion Freakouts at the Black Eyed Peas' Final Concert in Miami

    ​Last night, Sun Life Stadium was packed with thousands of people under the age of 45. Most of them were actually little children, up late for a night to watch the Black Eyed Peas' final concert before taking a nice, long break from each other. Though fans sported fairly conservative gear for the ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    17,000 People Hate Jay-Z and Kanye West

    Photo by Sayre BermanMiami loved the Jiggaman. But Facebook's full of haters.​As we pointed out yesterday, 210 people on Facebook absolutely abhor DJ Khaled. But that's only a fraction of the haters who think Kanye West is a "complete wanker" and that Jay-Z "is a disgrace to the music business." ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Sting's Back to Bass Tour at the Fillmore Miami Beach, November 12

    Photo by Sayre Berman​Sting Back to Bass Tour Fillmore Miami Beach Saturday, November 12, 2011 Better Than: Getting stung. He faked out the audience three times, once for every decade of his career. And all three times, the crowd's heavy applause pulled him back onto the stage for an encore. S ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Taylor Swift at American Airlines Arena in Miami, November 13

    Photo by Sayre Berman​See the full 28-photo Taylor Swift at the American Airlines Arena slideshow. Taylor Swift With Needtobreathe American Airlines Arena Sunday, October 13, 2011 Better Than: Anything we expected. Like, a lot better. Let's note that this review is being written by a former p ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Lil Wayne, Birdman, and DJ Khaled Performing at MTV's Sucker Free Awards in Miami

    Photo by Sayre BermanLil Wayne ain't no sucker.​Admittedly, we here at Crossfade have gotten into the habit of hatin' on Lil Wayne. We ragged on "How to Love" for months. We insisted on enumerating the top five signs that the Young Money maniac's finally gone soft. We called Tha Carter IV crap. W ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Guns N' Roses at the American Airlines Arena, October 29

    Photo by Sayre Berman​See the full 31-photo Guns N' Roses at American Airlines Arena slideshow. Guns N' Roses With Buckcherry American Airlines Arena Saturday, October 29, 2011 Saturday night's Guns N' Roses concert at the American Airlines Arena was the biggest group S&M experience we've e ... More >>

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    September 10, 2011

    Manu Chao and La Ventura Electrify Bayfront Park, September 9

    Photo by Sayre Berman​See the full 18-photo Manu Chao at Klipsch Amphitheater slideshow. Manu Chao  La Ventura Tour Hosted by Rhythm Foundation Klipsch Ampitheatre at Bayfront Park September 9, 2011 Onstage, Manu Chao is the gift that keeps on giving. With four encores and boundless energy, ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Maná Brings Drama Y Luz to the American Airlines Arena, July 7

    Photo by Sayre BermanManá's Fher Olvera.​Read part one and part two of Crossfade's interview with Maná Drummer Alex González. It isn't out of the ordinary for Latin pop legends Maná to pack arenas and stadiums to the point of exploding. In fact, it's basically routine. At the end of June, F ... More >>

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    April 10, 2011

    Ten Hot, Gooey Photos From Ricky Martin's Concert at the American Airlines Arena

    Photo by Sayre BermanCome to Señor Bon Bon!​It's kinda embarrassing. But lately, we here at Crossfade have been crushing on Mr. Ricky Martin (or as we like to call him, Señor Bon Bon) in a hot, gooey, and very public way. This infatuation started ten days ago when we suddenly noticed a throbbi ... More >>

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    January 1, 2011

    Usher Ends Another Sexy Year at the American Airlines Arena

    Photo by Sayre Berman​See the full 25-photo slideshow of Usher at the American Airlines Arena. For the 19,600 lovely females (and their reluctant boyfriends, husbands, brothers, fathers, etc.) who turned Usher's New Year's Eve concert at the American Airlines Arena into a swooning, screaming, swea ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Air at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 13

    Photo by Sayre Berman​As we wrap up 2010, Crossfade looks back at the best live performances of the year. View the full list of Miami's Best Concerts of 2010. Air March 13, 2010 The Fillmore Miami Beach It had been 12 whole years and a couple of months since the release of Air's breakthrough albu ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Justin Bieber Causes a Rabid Frenzy at the American Airlines Arena

    Photo by Sayre BermanCrazy cracked for the Biebz.​See the full Justin Bieber slideshow. Whenever Justin Bieber invokes that magic couplet, "Baby, baby, baby, oh/Like baby, baby, baby," people get crazy cracked!  Maybe it's the pitch of Bieber's voice at this particular stage of his hormonal ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Jingle Ball 2010 Gets Katy Perry, Enrique Iglesias, B.O.B. Together for the Holidays

    Photo by Sayre BermanKaty Perry is a naughty Santa.​Miami seemed to be in a post-Basel slump this weekend. Things were eerily quiet. Still, there was the Y100 Jingle Ball at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. The annual holiday concert brought together a who's who of chart-toppers including Kat ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    NKOTB Cruise 2011 From Miami Announced; Tickets On Sale Friday

    photo by Sayre BermanExpect all the classic Kids-style choreography on board!​We love musical cruise season every winter. It brings such a random assortment of sea-bound voyages, from the by-now-an-institution Jam Cruise to our new favorite, the garage-rock-soul-themed Bruise Cruise. Well, here's ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Concert Review: 50 Cent at the Fillmore Miami Beach, June 15

    Photo by Sayre Berman​Click here to view photos from this event.50 CentFillmore Miami BeachTuesday, June 15, 2010Better Than: Whatever you did last night, but not as much better as it should have been.The Review:If somebody tells me to put my hands up one more time I'm gonna flip. I mean, really. ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    The Juice: Bruce Springsteen's Alleged Hungry Heart Beats in Wellington

    Photo by Sayre BermanBruce Springsteen facing Treadmill of Love accusations​Over at the Juice blog, Lisa Gartner peels back a couple layers of the recent divorce filing of a New Jersey couple that names part-time Wellington resident and workingman musician Bruce Springsteen as "the other man." Gar ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Upcoming: Styx Drummer Todd Sucherman Shares His Secrets

    Photo by Sayre BermanGot room for just one more cymbal, Todd?​The South Florida music community is in for a treat. Todd Sucherman, current acclaimed drummer of the multi-platinum band Styx, will be here April 1, hosting a drum clinic in Fort Lauderdale at The Bienes Center for the Arts at St. Thom ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Air, Fashion Miami, and Calle Ocho

    South Florida's busy season of events is in full swing. With Winter Music Conference seven days away, there is still plenty of more to come. Still, in case you missed it, here is what happened over the weekend:Air at the Fillmore Miami BeachPhoto by Sayre Berman​It's hard to believe since the rele ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Jay-Z, Tegan and Sara, and Spank Rock

    Spank Rock at MansionPhoto by Justin Namon/Red Eye Productions​Philadelphia MC Spank Rock played a rather odd booking at Mansion Friday night. We are used to seeing the man perform in downtown venues not South Beach megaclubs. Click here to view the full slideshow.Jay- Z at BankAtlantic CenterPhot ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Super Bowl 2010: Big Game Extravaganza with Lil Wayne Canceled

    Photo by Sayre BermanSorry, Lil Wayne won't be partying with the animals at Jungle Island.​If you were hyped up to see Lil Wayne, Sean Kingston, and Trey Songz Saturday at the Miami Big Game Extravaganza at Jungle Island, sorry to break the news to you that the event has been canceled. According t ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Y100 Jingle Ball, Miami Music Festival and Wolfgang Gratner

    The holiday season is already in full swing which means events around South Florida aren't hard to come by. So in case you were out shopping for ungrateful relatives, here is what you missed over the weekend:Y100 Jingle Ball 2009 at BankAtlantic CenterPhoto by Sayre Berman​Shakira, Jordin Sparks, ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Over the Weekend: New Found Glory Secret Show, Cat Show, Leonard Cohen and Bassnectar

    Summer is finally over! The insufferable heat finally broke this weekend and its officially fall in South Florida. Yes, we didn't turn on our AC all weekend and we couldn't be more excited. So we hope you enjoyed the reason why we all moved here in the first place.We're sure you didn't stay in this ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Concert Review: The Killers at American Airlines Arena, October 3

    Photo by Sayre Berman​Click here to view the full slideshow from this event.The Killers with ChairliftSaturday, October 3, 2009American Airlines Arena, MiamiBetter Than: Most Vegas lounge acts.When the Killers performed at Ultra Music Festival in 2006, they easily won me over with a confident stag ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Future Classic Festival, Churchill's Pub and Bruce Springsteen

    The weekend was definitely a busy one. And while the skies poured over South Florida Saturday and Sunday, things didn't seem to slow down. But in case the deluge kept you away from the action, here is what you missed over the weekend:Glass Candy at the VagabondPhoto by Michael Maryanoff​It seems l ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Maxwell, Red Bull Manny Mania, and Black Moth Super Rainbow

    Miami has been so hot lately that the AC wall unit in my Edgewater studio is fighting a losing battle. I'm actually hoping we get some rain soon because I'm not sure how much longer I can stand the heat. So while I sit directly in front of the vents, here is what you missed over the weekend:Maxwell ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Last Night: Iron Maiden at the BankAtlantic Center

    Photo by Sayre BermanTo view a full slideshow of photos from last night's performance, click here. Iron MaidenThursday, April 2, 2009BankAtlantic Center, SunriseBetter Than: Any other large-scale rock gig around here in recent months. No, no, really. The Review:Until last night, it had been well ove ... More >>

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