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FLORIDAAGENDA.COM JANUARY 9, 2013 ★ ISSUE 164

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COVER STORY Florida Agenda Exclusive

LAMBERTI: ON HATE CRIMES, “WE WERE SUCCESSFUL” Into the Sunset? Lamberti (at podium), Capt. Rick Wierzbicki (right of podium), Pride Center’s Robert Boo (far right)

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ORT LAUDERDALE— On his final day in office, Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti told the Florida Agenda that as the county’s chief law enforcement officer, he was proud of the national attention he helped draw to hate crimes against some of the most vulnerable and often-overlooked members of our society, including the homeless and even LGBT persons. In an exclusive interview conducted on January 7 Lamberti, who was appointed Sheriff in 2007 by then-Gov. Charlie Crist, crowning a 35-year career with the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), said that a report last week by the Florida Attorney General’s office ranks Broward County as fifth in the state for total hate crime offenses reported in 2011, the last year for which data is available. He credits the dramatic drop to “the tenacious attention to this issue that we have shown, and the commitment of our agency to letting the victims know that they can feel comfortable reporting these crimes to law enforcement, and that we have done something about it. In other jurisdictions, that number is skewed,” Lamberti added. As we reported last year (Agenda, January 12, 2012, “Broward Sheriff on Hate Crimes: We Don’t Want to Be Number One”), “Broward County again led the state in overall reported hate crimes with

19 cases, three less than in 2009. Of the 32 reported hate crimes in Florida that were motivated by sexual orientation, eight of them—25 percent—occurred in Broward.” “Simply put: we don’t want to be number one in terms of these stats,” Lamberti told the Agenda at the time. That wish was fulfilled by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s report. The state of Florida defines a hate crime as an act committed or attempted by one person or group against another --or that person’s property --that in any way constitutes an expression of hatred toward the victim based on his or her personal characteristics. As he took in his last day in office, Lamberti said that he is especially proud of the recent National Coalition for the Homeless Hate Crimes Against the Homeless Report, which credits BSO with helping secure passage in 2010 of House Bill (HB) 11 to protect Florida’s homeless, which made attacking one of that vulnerable group a hate crime. Advocates insist that BSO support for the law has led directly to a dramatic drop in the number of attacks against the homeless. “This was the same legislation that had tried and failed four times before,” Lamberti explained. “I read the hate crimes reports in 2006 and saw that we led the state and said,

‘This isn’t acceptable.’” Lamberti appointed Capt. Rick Wierzbicki, a former Chief of Police of Wilton Manors, as commander of the BSO Hate Crimes/Anti-Bias Task Force, a unit that has been recognized as one of the foremost in combating hate, fear, and bias. Among the other accomplishments of which he is most proud, Lamberti noted the fight to close Broward County’s “pill mills,” those clinic and health care facilities that are believed to play fast-andloose in prescribing and dispensing controlled substances. “Kids were dying,” Lamberti told the Agenda. “Broward was ground zero. We went overnight from four of these places to 130,” he stressed. “Something needed to be done. We have managed to cut deeply into that number, with the result being that today there are about 50.” Lamberti appointment in 2007 came shortly after former Sheriff Ken Jenne was sentenced to prison for tax evasion and fraud. Elected to a full term in 2008 against former North Bay Village Police Chief Scott Israel, Lamberti once again faced Israel in November, but with the opposite result. The new Sheriff officially took office on January 8. Lamberti capped his 35-year career with a press conference at the Sheriff’s Headquarters on January 4. Joined by representatives from several orga-

nizations including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), as well as Pride Center CEO Robert Boo, Lamberti’s comments echoed those from precisely one year earlier. “I am pleased to say we are no longer number one.” Lamberti noted that when crimes are reported, there is inevitably a spike in the statistics. “Victims are coming forward—very much like what happened in the case of domestic violence. When victims knew they could report without fear, there was a surge in the number of new cases. These cases weren’t really ‘new,’ they just hadn’t been reported before,” he explained. “This is precisely what will happen in the case of hate crimes. We are going to see victims feeling safe enough to report their crimes, and then the numbers will begin to even off as society begins to deal with educating people on the evils of bias and hate.” Lamberti says he has no immediate plans for the future (“Maybe CIA Director,” he joked), but says that for now, he is pleased to have accomplished what he set out to do with the agency he helmed, and with the positive impact he made for some of the most vulnerable members of his charge. “Victims aren’t Democrats or Republicans, they aren’t gay or straight: They are people,” he said.H


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WILTON MANORS — Local bartender René Fernández (Cintora) died on December 30, 2012. Described by friends on Facebook as a “great man,” a “good friend,” a “phenomenal individual,” and always in “excellent humor,” Fernandez died from what has been described variously as “bronchitis” or lung complications related to an untreated HIV status. One of his employers, Infinity Lounge owner Ken Hill, described his as “An amazing person, with such great energy,” and said “he was great behind the bar and with people.” At an online condolences guestbook, business owners Dawn and Lori Tanner praised Fernández, saying that, “It was truly and honor to have worked with you, Rene!! The Pink Submarine will always have your fun loving spirit here!! You are so missed already, we love you!!” According to the legacy.com guestbook, Fernández is survived by his parents, Patricia and René, his sister, Paola, and brother, Roberto. A ceremony was held on Thursday, January 3 at Guiding Light. A friend of Fernandez who is familiar with his situation, and who asked not to be named, said that his undocumented status led him to refrain from seeking treatment, for fear of official consequences. Stephen Fallon, Executive Director of Latinos Salud, a Wilton Manors-based non-profit that provides outreach and HIV prevention services to the Hispanic LGBT community, said that any death related to unsought treatment is tragic on many levels. “It’s just a tragedy when people assume that if they seek treatment it will automatically be linked to systems that will get them deported,” he told the Agenda..

Pride Center Hosts “An Evening in Paradise” WILTON MANORS — On Saturday, January 19, the Pride Center at Equality Park will host “An Evening in Paradise.) In its second year, the event, which will be held

at Richardson Historic Park Manor House in Wilton Manors, is the Pride Center’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds for the event will benefit the Pride Center and the Island City Foundation, which was established in 1997 by the City of Wilton Manors to support public services for city residents, including arts and social services activities, construction and restoration of public facilities, improvement and expansion of law enforcement services, education, recreation and economic development programs, and activities to address public emergencies. The expected 400 guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dancing in a “Garden of Eden” setting created by Bobby Kyser of Panache Style. Tickets start at $100, with VIP tickets also available. For more information, visit pridecenterflorida.org.

Wilton Drive Scavenger Hunt to Benefit WMDA, Historical Society WILTON MANORS — Organizers have announced the first annual Wilton Manors Scavenger Hunt, which will take place on Saturday, January 26, starting at 1 p.m. Preorganized teams of three to four players will meet at Hagen Park, and additional teams will be formed from those who want to come singly. “It’s a great opportunity to come out and explore historic Wilton Manors,” said event coordinator Adrienne Foland. “You’ll see the businesses you pass daily in a new light while having fun.” According to Wilton Manors Development Alliance President and CEO Krishan Manners, each team will be given clues leading to a variety of destinations accessible by foot. Teams will be provided maps of the play area and an answer sheet. The team with the highest score of correct answers will be the winner. “It’s ‘The Amazing Race’ meets ‘Wilton Drive,’ with a bit of ‘Jeopardy’ tossed into the mix,” said Manners, who added that the hunt is expected to take about two hours to finish. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place, and there will be a post-hunt party at Richardson Historic Park, spon-

sored by the Pinche Taqueria restaurant. The Wilton Manors Scavenger Hunt is a fundraising event to benefit both the non-profit Wilton Manors Historical Society and the Wilton Manors Development Alliance (formerly Main Street). For more information, visit wiltonmanorsscavengerhunt.com.

dale) to honor Richard Gray and his new position with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. Gray, the former owner of the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, has been appointed the CVB’s Consulting Managing Director for the LGBT Market. Gray will be responsible for developing strategies to increase global travel and tourism to Greater Fort Lauderdale. The event, which takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m., will include complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres.

At Murphy Inauguration, Dunham Assesses 2016 Biden/Hillary Match Up WMBA Network Lunch at FORT LAUDERDALE — Attending the Primanti Brothers swearing in ceremony last week of U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Jupiter), insurance executive Christopher Dunham had face time with Vice President Joseph Biden, who was also present for the inauguration of the 113th Congress. Murphy, 29, is the youngest member of the current Congress. The boundaries of his 18th congressional district—which once included portions of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties—were redefined last year, and now encompass a swath of eastern Florida that stretches from Fort Pierce to Palm Beach. Dunham, President of Greater Fort Lauderdale-based Dunham Insurance Services, said the few minutes he spent with the Vice President made a lasting impression. “[Biden] was so affable and engaged,” said Dunham. “You really had a sense of his smarts and sincerity, and a genuine interest in what you have to say.” Of the Veep’s possible plans for 2016, Dunham’s instincts tell him there’s no grass growing under Biden’s feet. Will he seek one last line on an alreadyimpressive résumé? “How could he not?” Dunham asked rhetorically.

Richard Gray Accepts LGBT Marketing Czar Post with CVB FORT LAUDERDALE — An event will be held this evening at the Chill Wine Lounge (1828 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauder-

OAKLAND PARK — The Wilton Manors Business Association (WMBA) will host its January Netwoking Lunch on January 24 at 12 p.m. at Primanti Brothers Restaurant (516 E Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park). Said WMBA President Celeste Ellich, “Man does not live by meat, cheese, tomato, cole slaw, fries and bread alone: There’s pizza and beer, too!” For more information, visit wiltonmanorsbusinessassociation.com.

LGBT Tennis “Art Deco Open” Comes to Key Biscayne MIAMI — On January 18, the Miami Mavericks, Miami’s LGBT tennis organization, will host the Art Deco Open on Key Biscayne. The event, which will be held at Crandon Park, the home of the Sony Ericsson and the 5th Grand Slam, is considered the premier tournament of the worldwide Gay and Lesbian Tennis Association (GLTA). The Art Deco Open, which runs through January 21, attracts players of all levels from around the world, representing France, the United Kingdom, Spain,

Italy, and Canada, as well as the U.S. “This year we are expecting about 150 players worldwide,” Mavericks Treasurer Greg Lloyd told the Agenda. For more information, visit miamimaverickstennis.com.H


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JOSH BLOOM, ESQ. Business Owners “Need to Know Your Obligations and Rights” By RORY BARBAROSA

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n a tight-knit community like Wilton Manors and Greater Fort Lauderdale, there is a nearlycontinuous flow of businesses opening and closing, others expanding and contracting. From the largest Drive nightclub to the most quaint—read: not large— lunch eatery, most of these establishments, along with the boutiques, galleries, real estate offices, law firms, and snack shops that dot the Gayborhood’s ‘main drag,’ are small businesses in the eyes of the law. As reported in the Agenda, the number of new businesses opening in Wilton Manors (including on the North Dixie Highway side), as well as the continued growth in Oakland Park and elsewhere in Greater Fort Lauderdale creates both opportunities and exposure for small businesspersons. Josh Bloom, Esq. is an attorney with the Fort Lauderdale-based Law Firm of Lubell and Rosen, working with businesses to ensure their compliance with employment law.

Florida is $7.25 since 2010. Some states have a higher minimum wage than the federal wage, but here in Florida, the minimum wage always matches the federal minimum wage. Under the minimum wage rules of FLSA, employers are barred from paying one gender more than the other for equal work. The exception is if the business operates under a seniority system or a merit system, or if wages are based on the quality of work. Any wages that are taken out of an employee’s paycheck for deductions, or any penalties or fines can’t lower hourly wage to less than the minimum wage. What are some other situations that are covered under FLSA that directly impact small businesses?

What are some of the important wage requirements of which employers need to be aware?

Besides an attorney, in terms of compliance and other necessities, what else does a business need?

FLSA requires that employers must pay their employees at least the federal minimum wage. The minimum wage in

It’s important for a business to have reliable support. This could include an accountant who can maximize

What legislation governs wages and overtime in Florida?

There are a lot of businesses with employees who are compensated by tips. How does that affect a business’ compliance with FLSA and other regulations? The law provides other considerations for businesses in service industries where the employees are tipped. Another case is where employees receive commissions as part or all of their

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wages. Does the business consider that a bonus or compensation? When and how is it earned? If you leave the business’ employment, are you entitled to that last check? That may be a question that is best asked to a jury. What does the law say and what do legal precedents say about what is customary in that industry? It’s a question of fact. Any other “CYA” advice? Even if you’re using some of the prepackaged legal documents that are available online or in office supply stores, this isn’t a substitution to sound legal counsel. “Cutting and pasting” is fine, unless you’re cutting and pasting away your rights. An attorney can see an agreement and understand the finer points, which can mean the difference between life and death for a business, especially in still-challenging times. And both businesses and their employees need to know their rights, and what they’re protected against.H

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is federal legislation that was passed in 1938, its purpose to regulate wages and work hours for employees. The focus of FLSA is the establishment of a minimum wage, as well as payment for overtime, recordkeeping requirements for employers, and child labor regulations. It is considered a landmark law for the socio-economic development of the modern U.S., and all 50 states, including Florida, are covered under FLSA.

Unpaid overtime. Some businesses aren’t aware that they are in violation of the law if they don’t pay overtime, and that they are also responsible for legal costs if any employee sues for unpaid overtime. This can translate into a major expense for a business that isn’t in compliance. This is an ongoing process, right— a journey for a business, rather than a destination? The legal landscape can be treacherous for a smaller business that has grown from one or two to 15, 18, 20 employees, and finds—or doesn’t find, until it’s too late—that they are under the governance of FLSA and other regulations. A business also needs to be aware of the existence of anti-discrimination laws, such as the Broward Human Rights Ordinance, which can impact hiring and firing practices.

all of your business expenses and deductions. This might also entail hiring a payroll company, and taking advantage of new media and support technologies. Depending on the size of your business, you may want to have more than one attorney, such as if you have investors, in which instance you may want to consult with an attorney who specializes in SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) rules. Something else that bears mentioning: Year ago, when Steve Forbes was running for President, he was asked, “Since you have so much money, if you’re elected President, will you forego collecting a salary?” And he said, “No, of course not. I believe that if you work, you should get paid.” Let’s say that you work for a covered entity, a business that might be right here on the Drive, and you happen to be friends with the owner. If they ask you to come in and work to help set up a special event, or help cover part of someone’s shift on a Saturday, you could be entitled to overtime.


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have to laugh sometimes at how I am just as much a victim of my reptilian brain as the next guy. The reptilian brain (or sometimes “reptile brain,” “lizard brain,” and “reptilian complex”) is the name given by 20th Century neuroscientist and brain researcher Paul MacLean (and also popularized by Carl Sagan) for the “system” in the brain that is responsible for a species’ typical instinctual behaviors, with particular involvement in aggression, dominance, territoriality, and ritual displays. Research in neuroscience has found that while all the three sections of your brain— “new brain,” “middle brain,” and “reptilian brain”—communicate with each other, it is the reptilian brain that is—in the words of George W. Bush—“the Decider.” Whereas the “new brain” thinks (processing rational data and sharing deductions with the other two brains), and the “middle brain” feels (processing emotions and “gut feelings” and also sharing its “discoveries” with the other two), the “reptilian brain” takes data from the others but retains the final decision making for itself. Daddy. It seems funny that the oldest and least adaptable part of your brain would be responsible for making the final call about such consequential matters as when to befriend a person, when to kick the crap out of them, or when to screw their brains out. There is something of a “collective” reptilian brain, too, I think, one that is shared by the members of a culture, which can have a difficult time changing prevailing (and therefore comforting) attitudes. One example happened when the iconic television sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie” made its premiere in 1965. As you undoubtedly know, the series (which ran with new episodes until 1970) starred Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old

genie who is discovered by an astronaut (Larry Hagman), who in turn becomes her new master. As the series continued, “Jeannie” falls in love with “Master” and eventually marries him. “Jeannie,” which ran on NBC, was created in response to the enormous success of “Bewitched,” which had debuted in 1964 on rival network ABC as the second-most-watched program in the U.S. “Bewitched,” of course, starred Elizabeth Montgomery in a sitcom about a witch who marries a mortal and tries to live as a normal suburban housewife. Although both series were produced by Screen Gems (in a clever move to capture both sides of the “magic market”), the messages of the two programs couldn’t have been more different. “Bewitched”—representing the more “modern” worldview—portrayed a strong female character (“Samantha Stevens”) who “chooses” to forsake her magical powers in order to live a normal life (over the strong objections of her “traditional” family). Although devious elements are constantly trying to destroy their bliss, Samantha and her husband inevitably overcome these forces, most often represented by Samantha’s mother, Endora. But these obstacles fall before Samantha’s strength of purpose, and even the antagonistic mother-in-law admits that the fact that her despised son-in-law “loves my daughter” is stronger magic than her disruptive hexes. That may have been all well and good for the “middle brain”dominant crowd of the

mid-60s, but the “reptile” was alive and well across town at “Jeannie,” where the uniform of the day was ‘harem girl chic’ and where the inference was pretty clear: for every “master,” a slave. Apparently even the “traditional” programming execs at Screen Gems weren’t convinced that the “enlightened” audiences of the day could take the show’s premise for long: In the book “Dreaming of Jeannie,” the story is told of how producer Sidney Sheldon wanted to film the program’s first season in color, but NBC wouldn’t pay for the added $400 per episode expense, since neither they nor Screen Gems thought the show would make it to a second season. It’s enjoyable to poke fun at the prevailing attitudes of an earlier, less “forward thinking” time from the safety of our “enlightened” 21st Century perches. And while both “Bewitched” and “I Dream of Jeannie” will always hold a sentimental place in the hearts of people “of a certain age,” we might also take away from this reminiscence the knowledge that stereotypes, prejudices, and the “caveman” perspective don’t need any help from us to stay alive and kicking. They have your reptile brain for that.H

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ditor’s Note: On January 6, 2013, Greater Fort Lauderdale attorney Dean Trantalis, Esq. sent the following email to Gary Resnick, the Mayor of Wilton Manors, in which city Trantalis’ legal practice is based. In addition to being a former Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor, Trantalis is a candidate for the Fort Lauderdale City Commission District II seat.

Hi Gary: I was reading your column in the Town Crier, and in it, you made mention of the new city website. The new website was presented to the Economic Development Task Force prior to its going live, and we all expressed grave disapproval of its content. You may be correct in noting that the new website may be easier to read

and easier to find information. What it is lacking is an accurate representation of the people and culture which dominates the city. The website is the city’s porthole to the world, and unfortunately, its images in no way reflect what is ‘Wilton Manors.’ Since I work in the city, on any given day one is certain to see two men walking down Wilton Drive holding hands, or groups of gay retirees having lunch at Georgie’s Alibi. There are retail shops catering exclusively to LGBT shoppers, and, need I mention, the street has numerous gay bars catering to all ages, sexes, and fetishes. Rainbow flags are flown everywhere, and even menu selections in some restaurants carry a gay theme. Have you looked at the website lately? None of this exists. None. The Task

Force had a lengthy discussion about it this past fall, and we were all shocked at the website’s lack of gay-themed images and content. One need not embrace all aspects of the LGBT lifestyle. However, to virtually erase it off the web pages on the site is a palpable expression of homophobia. The Task Force brought this to the attention of city staff, and clearly, we have been ignored. The Task Force was convened for the purpose of promoting the economy of Wilton Manors. Let’s face it: this is “Gayberry” not Mayberry. We cannot continue in our efforts to promote our city if we are being contradicted by our city staff which seems determined not to promote the LGBT presence in Wilton Manors. I have waited these many months

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before I spoke up because I was hoping to see the appropriate changes made to the site. All I found was a stock image of a rainbow flag that could exist in any city. Not only that, but in the rotation of images on the home page, one must wait until the seventh and last photo appears before the flag even materializes. This is totally unacceptable. While I don’t speak for the Task Force, I can tell you that each of us felt in our own way how the current website diminishes the LGBT community. This: in the very city that boasts having one of the gayest populations in the country. I am hopeful that you will take whatever measures are necessary in order to correct this situation.H

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SUPREMES SET DATES FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CASES BY JOE HARRIS

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The case challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Windsor v. United States, will be argued on Wednesday, March 27. In Windsor, the justices will rule if Section 3 of DOMA, which establishes that marriage, for all federal purposes, is the union between a man and woman, violates the 5th Amendment’s equal protection guarantee. Arguably the more sweeping of the two in scope, the Windsor case has been noteworthy not just in its temerity in seeking to shake the foundations of marriage’s very legal definition, but also in the number of distinguished jurists—especially those whose conservative credentials have been otherwise unimpeachable—have ruled that DOMA is unconstitutional. The plaintiff, Edie Windsor, chal-

lenged DOMA after her longtime partner, Thea Spyer, died in 2009, and she was left with an inheritance tax obligation of $363,053 because, in the eyes of the government, she and her partner of more than 40 years were “just friends.” Even after New York State lawmakers voted to legalize marriage equality in 2011, Windsor was still not eligible for a refund of the hundreds of thousands of dollars she had paid Uncle Sam in inheritance taxes. In October, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that DOMA violates the equal protection clause and that Windsor, who is now 83, should not have had to pay an inheritance tax after Spyer’s death. Meanwhile in May, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston— five active judges, three appointed

by Republican presidents, two by Democrats—had also ruled, in an unrelated case, against DOMA’s constitutionality. In that decision, the three-judge panel gave Congress—which had passed DOMA in 1996 with the signature of a bullied President Bill Clinton, who was eager to please moderates in an election year—an earful, reminding them that there are larger concerns than the “will” of conservative lawmakers who were eager to score cheap points with middle America at the expense of the Constitution. “If we are right in thinking that disparate impact on minority interests and federalism concerns both require somewhat more in this case than almost automatic deference to Congress’ will, this statute fails that test.” Ouch. H

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he U.S. Supreme Court has set the dates it will hear oral arguments in the two marriage equality appeals the justices agreed to hear late last year. The first of the cases Hollingsworth v. Perry, which will consider the California ballot initiative that prohibits samesex marriage—Proposition 8—will be heard on Tuesday, March 26, with arguments expected to last for at least one hour. In the case of Perry, supporters of Prop. 8 have challenged a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that found the voter-approved measure violates the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause by prohibiting a state from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.


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formerly married (to a woman) father of three children, Robinson’s process of coming out to friends and family, and later to the public, would culminate in his historic elevation to lead the church’s New Hampshire diocese, shattering the stain glass closet. Robinson has received death threats and has at times forced to wear a bullet proof vest—none of which has shaken his faith in a God who loves him—and everyone else—equally. At 7:30 p.m., at Miami Beach Cinematheque (1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach).

Whoopi Goldberg, “Cake Boss,” and a “Case” of the Crabs

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THE WEEK

Digging (Up) All the Jazz Greats

The Week 1/9/2013 to 1/15/2013 BY GRANT JAMES Making Whoopi, at the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach

WEDNESDAY 1/9

Jerry Garcia Lives! (Sort Of)

Are You Sure They’re Foreigners?

A former member of the Jerry Garcia Band, Melvin Seals carries on the legacy of the legendary Grateful Dead front man. Touring as “Melvin Seals and Jerry Garcia Band,” or sometimes just “JGB,” Seals keeps Garcia’s spirit alive with arrangements that stay true to the folk rock pioneer’s original sound. Crazy Fingers and Bobby Lee Rodgers will open. At 8 p.m. at Revolution Live (100 SW 3 Ave., Fort Lauderdale).

The sounds of legendary album rock band Foreigner take center stage at Hard Rock Live. A centerpiece of 80s rock (“Foreigner 4,” anyone?), the band—which has undergone more lineup changes than Menudo ever dreamed of—will jam tracks like “Urgent,” “Double Vision,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” and many others. The British-American rockers have sold 37 million records just in the U.S., and despite new faces, axe-man Mick Jones is still the heart and soul of the band. At 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood).

It’s Ok to be Gay in Episcopalian USA “Love Free or Die” is a documentary that centers on openly gay Episcopalian bishop Gene Robinson. A

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The most significant 20th Century jazz performers come together in a stunning photographic exhibit. “All That Jazz” features the iconography of legendary jazz icons Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and others. See the legends up close (but don’t pinch Dizzy’s cheeks). From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Miramar Cultural Center Ansin Gallery (2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar).

Édith Piaf: France’s Cultural Treasure (Before Jerry Lewis and Johnny Depp) “Édith Piaf: The Story of the French Songstress” recalls the life of the 20th Century French singer, dancer and national icon who was abandoned by her parents, raised by prostitutes, and performed some of the most memorable ballads of the last century. Told through modern dance, singing, and dramatic theatre, the ballet drama presents Piaf’s tumultuous life, from first love, to fame, to alcohol and drug addiction. The chansons retain their dignity with the original French sung by special guest Melissa Bibliowicz. At 8 p.m., in the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center (3385 NE 188 St., Aventura).

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Making Whoopi The multitalented Whoopi Goldberg has accumulated an Oscar along with a Grammy, Golden Globe, and an Emmy. (Who else could take the place of Paul Lynde in the Center Square?) She’s pretty much the only tolerable host on


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“The View,” and you know you loved her in “Sister Act.” See her flex her comedic muscles, as she returns to her standup roots. At 8 p.m. in the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach).

5,000 Years of Culture in One Night (no Time Machine required) The international sensation of “Shen Yun 2013” has taken the world by storm, performing in over 100 cities and bringing 5,000 years of culture onto one stage. Traditional Chinese culture is brought to life through folk dancers and a full orchestra in this breathtaking performance. Travel to beautiful locations, drink in the fantastic atmosphere, and see the endless, colorful costumes—all from your seat. At 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5 Ave., Fort Lauderdale).

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A Fierce Pianist (I Said “Pianist”) In “Epic Heroes and Their Goddesses,” the South Florida Symphony Orchestra with featured pianist Natasha Paremski performs several acclaimed pieces, including Strauss’s symphonic poem “Macbeth” (you remember the bitchy wife), Jean Sibelius’s fantasy “Pohjola’s Daughter,” and Claude Debussy’s “Scottish March.” Pianist Paremski (try saying that ten times fast) has been described by The Guardian (UK) as “embracing fearlessly the extremes of tenderness and fierce passion.” At 7:30 p.m., in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5 Ave., Fort Lauderdale).

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Selling Murder—From Beyond the Grave! Perhaps the only place you’ll see more lines than on Lindsay Lohan’s dresser is in the complete bibliography of mystery writer Agatha Christie. The “Dame of Death” was so prolific, that several of her short stories were released posthumously in the 1990s. Selling novels from beyond the grave? Not bad for a dead, er, dame. Four of Dame Agatha’s BBC Radio stories have been “rediscovered” and adapted for the stage. Experience a night of murder, mystery, and music. At 8 p.m., in the Parker Playhouse (707 NE 8 St., Fort Lauderdale).

“Professional” Doesn’t Mean “Boring” Get your networking on at the Mack Mixer, Greater Fort Lauderdale’s largest gay/straight-friendly cocktail mixer. Create new relationships with other like-minded individuals in a fun and professional environment. The $10 entry fee includes one Ketel One cocktail; now what’s stopping you from attending? At 6:30 p.m., at Dapur Asian Tapas and Lounge (1620 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale).

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Let Them Eat Cake “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro will perform live demonstrations, tell stories in that ever-so-subtle Hoboken accent, and even join in for some audience participation. It’s cake like you’ve never seen— or eaten—it before. At 7 p.m., in the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach).

Sinbad Sails Again 1980s and 90s comedian Sinbad made his mark on the cultural landscape

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Presented by Grille 401, the Second Annual Stone Crab and Seafood Festival features a foodie’s dream, with loads of delicious dishes from some of your favorite local restaurants, along with drinks, live music, games, prizes and lots more. From the Hermit Crab race to the seriously fresh seafood provided by favorite local restaurants, there’s something for everyone. At 11 a.m.

Paul Anka’s 50s pop song “Diana” may have been the first recorded declaration of teenage love to a cougar (“I’m so young and you’re so old, this my darling I’ve been told”). The single put the then-teen on the map, and later singles like “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” cemented his status. Anka also wrote such cultural gems as the theme song for “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” Tom Jones’ loungy ballad, “She’s a Lady,” and Frank Sinatra’s legendary “My Way.” Catch the now-71 year old singer/songwriter up close and personal, for old time’s sake. At 8 p.m. in the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach).

(he’s also made his mark in other, less cuddly ways, like being named one of California’s top 10 worst tax offenders, allegedly owing the state $2.5 million in 2009; anyway…). The comic starred alongside Bill Cosby, Lisa Bonet, Phil Hartman, and the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger (“Jingle All The Way,” anyone?). He was famous for “playing clean” in the 90s (no cussing, how sweet), but who knows now—a boy’s gotta eat. At 7 p.m., in the Hard Rock Live (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood).

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DINING ZONA FRESCA

Not Your Everyday Mexican Food By RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN with those in the know who find comfort in receiving some value for their dollars and enough food to fill a Chihuahua-bag at the end of the meal. It’s been that way since co-founders Oscar de Armas and longtime friendTim Dobravolskis opened their first location in Fort Lauderdale. (Another

T

he Tostada Bowl ($6.95) sat on its plate

friend of de Armas, architect Martin Diaz-

surrounded by some still-hot tortilla

Yabor, would join the business partnership

chips, while we scooped up several varieties of salsa from the ample self-serve bar

“I love the bold, simple flavors that

and ladled them in cups that begged to be

Baja California has to offer, without the

filled to capacity.The flour tortilla shell, the

use of lard or heavy sauces,” Dobra-

size of a small salad bowl, proudly held its

volskis says, while pointing to an array

fresh greens, black beans, freshly made gua-

of food on the Zona Fresca menu

camole, sour cream, just-chopped pica de

that fits that description perfectly.

gallo, and chicken breasts that were grilled

The Shrimp Burrito ($7.95) with its

and had the black scorch marks to prove it.

charbroiled shrimp, shredded cabbage,

Where tostadas are concerned, it’s not the

pinto beans, Monterey Jack cheese, pico de

first bite that counts. It’s only after the salad

gallo sauce, and a lovely housemade tangy

becomes infused with the lemony dress-

dressing, is an excellent example.There is a

ing that things really begin to happen. And

cascade of mounting flavors that caresses

so it was here, at Zona Fresca, the fresh

more than overwhelms in this excellent dish,

Mexican grill with locations in Fort Lauder-

which originated in Cabo San Lucas in 1975.

dale, Plantation (1095 S University Dr.) and Pompano Beach (800 N Federal Hwy.). Mexican food is thought to be fattening

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with locations number two in Plantation.)

The tacos are Zona Fresca are all made with soft torillas, in the authentic Mexican fashion, with the Baja Fish Taco

food, and can be if you graze into refried

($2.75) wrapping itself around beer bat-

beans and nachos territory. But at Zona

tered white fish, shredded cabbage, pico

Fresca, with its emphasis on fresh all-nat-

de gallo sauce, and the same tangy dress-

ural ingredients, the chances of running

ing used in the shrimp burrito. For those

up the calorie count are as rare as a high-

who learned Mexican food from visits to

priced tab. The most expensive item on the

Taco Bell, Zona Fresca offers a GringoTaco

entire menu is an enormous Siesta Maker

($2.75) in which tomato, shredded lettuces

Enchilada Style ($8.94), which is admit-

and cheese are combined with your choice

tedly HUGE. It combines a flour tortilla with

of charbroiled chicken or steak. Either way,

charbroiled chicken or steak, black or pinto

the price is right and the taste is fresh.

beacns, cilantro rice, grilled peppers and

Yes, there are Nachos ($5.25) and Gua-

onions, melted Monterey Jack and ched-

sadillas ($5.25) on the favorites menu, but

dar cheeses, sour cream, pica de gallo and

given their high fat content and large entrée

housemade guacamole, all topped with more

size, it might be better to watch someone

cheeses and a red sauce that’s been made

else enjoy these while you order some-

from scratch. Delicious and super filling!

thing else and leave with your dignity and

Zona Fresca is the kind of place that exists to feed the locals, and it’s a regular pit stop

waistline intact. And, as always, tell them Florida Agenda sent you. Ay, caramba!H

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This Week’s Delicious Recipe By JEAN DOHERTY

W

e want to eat veggies and be healthy for the New Year. Ratatouille (pronounced rat-tuh-too-ee) is a traditional French Provençal stewed vegetable dish. Originating in Nice, the dish’s name comes from the French touiller, meaning “to stir.” The full name of the dish is Ratatouille Niçoise. There is much debate on how to make a traditional ratatouille. My method is to simply sauté all of the vegetables together. Some cooks, including Julia Child, insist on a layering approach, where the aubergine and the courgettes are sautéed separately, while the tomatoes, onion, garlic and bell peppers are made into a sauce. The ratatouille is then layered in a casserole—aubergine, courgettes, tomato/pepper mixture— and then baked in an oven. Remember: You are the chef!

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RATATOUILLE

• 2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced • 2 yellow bell peppers, seeded and diced • 5 or 6 big tomatoes, diced Heat a heavy sauce pan with olive oil. Brown the onions and garlic, add the eggplant, and then brown. Add peppers, zucchinis, and tomatoes with the bouquet garni, and let cook for 40 minutes, stirring often. You can eat it hot or cold. If you eat it with a roasted leg of lamb, and a Rose wine from Provence, you may just smell the fragrances of the old flower market in Nice. Bon appétit!H

Ingredients

• • • • •

2 big onions, diced ½ cup of good olive oil 6 cloves of garlic, finely sliced Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 bouquet garni or Herbs de Provence • 1 large eggplant, diced coarsely • 2 zucchini, diced coarsely

Although born in Dublin, Ireland, Chef Jean Doherty spent most of her life in Lyon, France, the gastronomical capital of the world. Together with Vero, her partner of 25 years, Jean has owned and run multiple restaurants including Fort Lauderdale’s Le Patio.

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THAILAND Country of Temples and Kindness By ROBERT ELIAS DEATON

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funny thing happened on our vacation to Thailand. We actually discovered an incredible country. While that may sound like a very strange way to introduce a travelogue of a place known for its temples and girl-boys, there is an entire world culture to be uncovered here that will leave you breathless with its serenity and its complicated rituals. You get to Thailand through Bangkok, a bustling city of 11 million squashed together into some sort of happy, harmonious master play in which everyone (but you) understands the choreography. At 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. you’ll hear the country’s national anthem blare over loudspeakers. Smile. This is a twice-daily event in this country of temples and tut-tuts. The correct reaction is to rise to your feet and pay respect to the king for he is a hellofa leader, and has made your visit possible. Prices are unbelievably cheap all through the country, kept reasonable because of the shear number of workers—each trying to earn a tiny wage. Tipping is not expected here, which may at first sound like a good thing, but in reality is more suggestive of how little these people and their culture expect from foreigners and each other. Everyone you see is likely to be Buddhist, whose creed of tranquility,

tolerance and non-violence will be a refreshing change of pace from what you’re accustomed to in the U.S. This is not an act. These are genuinely gentle people, and it will take you a moment to slow down your pace and learn to enjoy this quiet place of peace. The weather wlll be hot—usually over 80 degrees in the city, with the need to bath both your body and your clothing often. There are few local do-it-yourself laudramats, but many places that will takes your clothes and have them back, washed, folded and pressed within an hour. Just don’t leave anything there that can’t be washed…. everything at drop off services is treated as if it were made of cotton—and washed as such. Unless you are in a Western hotel or fancy restaurant, you will discover that Thailand is the land of the squat toilet with footprints to indicate where you place your feet on each side of a hole in the ground. That bucket of water next to the toilet is equipped with a ladle to flush away your leftovers. While it may sound slightly primitive—alright, it is primitive—it’s the way things are down here outside of the tourist traps and Western hotels. Throw yourself into the moment and you’ll soon not even be fazed by the ritual. And yes, you can use your cell phone in Thailand, just not the way you would

Koh Tao beach, Thailand

Tiffany’s Show Pattaya – the world’s largest transvestite cabaret in Pattaya, Thailand

think. It is NOT necessary to play the U.S. game of getting a special international roaming plan, unless you enjoy wasting money and want a bad phone signal. In Thailand, the way things are done is through SIM cards and prepaid phone cards. Go to the MGK Mall (located next to the Sky Train Station for the National Stadium) and go to the cell phone floor—yes, an entire floor is dedicated to cell phones here. Go up to any counter and ask to have your cell phone unlocked. This is a five-minute while-you-wait proce-

dure. When it is accomplished, the kiosk owner will likely try to sell you a SIM care that will fit your phone. Say yes, and for a few dollars, you’ll have a working telephone (albeit with a local Thai number). But a card that will allow you to add minutes to the phone, and presto, you’ve got a working cell phone to call any number in America on the cheap. (Just dial a “1” before the area code and you’re in.) Next week, we’ll take you around the country, and discover the REAL reason for coming to this remarkable land.H

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HEALTH

INTERVAL TRAINING Doing Cardio The Right Way By TOM BONANTI

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ave you ever noticed how miserable most guys look when they’re doing cardio? Going through the same motions day after day is just plain monotonous. Let me share an approach that will take the “ho-hum” out of your cardio-vascular training. It’s called interval training and it will work for you. Interval training is an exercise session in which the intensity and duration of exercise are consciously alternated between harder and easier work. For example, you might run all-out for 15 seconds, then rest or slow down to an easy walk for 30 seconds: that’s one interval. By varying the duration of either your sprint or your walking, you can change the way the interval affects your body. In other words, some types of intervals are better for losing fat, while others are better for gaining endurance or lifting weights. There are two things to remember here. First, interval training requires a little more planning than simply

climbing onto a treadmill for 20 minutes. Second, to do interval training, you’ll have to estimate what percentage of your all-out effort you want to be working. Basically, the speed you’d run or cycle to save your life equals 100 percent. From there, adjust how fast and hard you have to work so your output reflects the recommended percentage. Interval Training for Bodybuilders Weight training is a great way to build lean muscle, but it doesn’t burn much fat or calories.Try this interval training routine two times a week, preferably on non-weight training days, and you’ll melt fat and feel increased stamina as you lift: Warm up: Five minutes of jogging or cycling at 30 percent of your all-out effort. Run or cycle for 15 seconds at 100 percent of your all-out effort. Walk or cycle at an easy pace for one minute. Repeat steps two and three up to seven more times.

Finish with five minutes of light stretching. Intervals for Fat Loss Interval training is superior to aerobic exercise for fat loss.That doesn’t mean it burns more calories; it means it burns more fat and protects your body from burning up hard-earned lean muscle mass. Sprints force your muscles to work harder just like weight training and this makes your body more resistant to using muscle for energy. Do this routine three to five times per week to melt fat: Warm up for 10 minutes by jogging or cycling at 30 percent of your all-out effort. Run or cycle for 30 seconds at about 90 percent of your all-out effort. Slow down to 30 percent of your all-out effort for 60 seconds. Repeat steps two and three up to seven more times. Finish with five minutes of walking, jogging and light stretching at 30 percent of your all-out effort.

Intervals for Endurance Interval training is great for building aerobic endurance. Perform this two times a week in addition to your regular “cardio” of choice: Warm up for 10 minutes by jogging or cycling at 30 percent of your all-out effort. Run or cycle at the fastest pace you can maintain for 10 minutes. Slow down and walk around as you lightly stretch for 10 minutes. Repeat steps two and three. If you are a beginner, do three to six total intervals. If you’re more advanced, do a maximum of 10 intervals. Finish with stretching for 10 minutes. For further tips on more effective ways to do cardio, contact TrainerTomB@aol.com now.H


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