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TED ALLEN INTERVIEW: QUEER EYE, CHOPPED, LIFE ON TV, FOOD, COOKING & MORE SOBEWFF 2019 - EVENTS PREVIEW - FAMOUS CHEFS DESTINATIONS: EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN DALLAS

SOUTH BEACH

WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL 2019 WIRE MAGAZINE 'S ANNUAL GUIDE

FLIX: STAN & OLLIE A WONDERFUL FILM TOP TRAX: THE BEAT GOES ON


TABLE OF CONTENTS: 8. DESTINATIONS: DALLAS, TX

Exploring Dallas is a lot of fun because it is a huge, thriving metropolis with everything one would expect from a city its size anywhere in the country.

12. FLIX: STAN & OLLIE

According to film critic Alyn Darnay, Stan & Ollie is a wonderful film filled with humor, joy, triumph, pain, and the glory of friendship – that deserves to be seen and enjoyed.

14. COVER STORY: A CHAT WITH TED ALLEN ABOUT THE SOUTH

BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL, LIFE ON TV & MORE

Wire Magazine sat down with Ted Allen to talk about his career and preview this year's 18th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF).

18. COVER STORY: THE CHEFS PARTICIPATING IN THE SOBEWFF

Your favorite chefs will craft mouth-watering dishes, host events, and sign autographs for fans at the 2019 SOBEWFF.

20. COVER STORY: SOBEWFF EVENTS PREVIEW

This year's SOBEWFF will feature over 100 events, including past Festivals fan favorites and some new, noteworthy happenings.

22. TOP TRAX: AND THE BEAT GOES ON

The new year brings us new music and new anthems, so these tracks are sure to keep your heavenly body in motion; at least until the next lunar cycle.

WIREMAG.COM: GOING OUT

Visit wiremag.com/goingout to plan your nightlife, dining, and cultural events outings!

ARTS NEWSIE: LES MISÉRABLES

Les Misérables comes to the Arsht Center Feb. 5-10, 2019 and we interview Joshua Grosso who plays Marius.

OUT & ABOUT: ARSHT LIVE @ SEASPICE

Experience Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum R&B/ pop recording artist and actress Deborah Cox like never before.

DESTINATIONS: PORTLAND, OREGON

Portland, Oregon offers something for everyone with a wonderful variety of activities for everyone.


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PUBLISHER'S CORNER ENJOY THIS YEAR’S SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL! The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) is coming back to town February 20-24. You will be able to join 400 celebrity chefs, culinary personalities, winemakers, spirits producers, and thousands of fellow foodies at this year’s 18th annual extravaganza. In order to help you preview the upcoming Festival and plan your attendance to some of your favorite events, we bring you Wire Magazine’s annual SOBEWFF guide, complemented with an interview of Food Network TV personality Ted Allen – and chat with him about this year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival, life on TV, food, cooking, and much more. Many of our readers will remember Emmy-award winning author and television personality Ted Allen as the food and wine specialist on the very popular television series Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. Ted is also the host of three shows on Food Network, including the long-running hit series Chopped, the guide to classic foods across America Best. Ever, and the competition for amateurs All-Star Academy; and was a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network’s Iron Chef America. Besides his TV career, Ted works with several charitable organizations, including being the spokesperson for Dining Out For Life, an annual national fundraiser in which restaurants across the U.S. that donate a portion of their proceeds to HIV/AIDS service groups – raising more than $4 million in a single day. In this week’s Destinations, we explore Dallas, Texas – where everything is bigger. Dallas is a huge, thriving U.S. metropolis with everything one would expect from a city its size anywhere in our country. From glitz and glamour, to delicious dining, great culture and art, there is a lot to do in Dallas. In Top Trax, DJ FR8-O tells us about some of this year’s new music and new anthems, by showcasing some tracks that are sure to keep your heavenly body in motion until the next lunar cycle. In Flix, film critic Alyn Darnay, previews Stan & Ollie, a wonderful film filled with humor, joy, triumph, pain and the glory of the great friendship between the famous comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. In addition to our editorials in this week’s print issue, we also published additional content for you online at wiremag.com. In Out & About we interview Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist & actress Deborah Cox and preview her Arsht Live @ Seaspice show. In Arts Newsie, we bring you a sneak peak of the beloved Broadway musical Les Misérables, coming to the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts February 5-10, by interviewing Joshua Grosso, who plays Marius; and in another Destinations column you can find out how Portland, Oregon offers something for everyone with a wonderful variety of activities.

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DESTINATIONS By Michael W. Sasser

DALLASBIGGER hey (as probably defined by locals there) claim that everything is bigger in Texas. And while the truth of the assertion might take a little first-hand investigation, there is this: whatever your interest, exploring Dallas is a lot of fun. It might not be the capital of the state (Austin), nor the largest city in the state (Houston), nor the hipster city in the state (back to Austin). But in terms of quintessential Texas… you got it. Cue the Dallas theme song. Admit it, you heard it in your head as soon as you read that last sentence if you are even close to old enough to remember who shot J.R. However, cowboy – and rural – driven Dallas might have once been, today is a huge, thriving metropolis with everything one would expect from a city its size anywhere in the country. It's a driver's town, so don't expect public transportation to help you much and don't think you will be able to get around with just a map. This is one of the cities for which you will need Siri or her ilk.

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Drivers are fast and aggressive, it's crowded and if you aren't careful, somehow, amazingly, every road you take will get you to the airport. Yes, it's a mystery. But settle in somewhere nice, plan your itinerary and you are in for a Texas-size dose of entertainment. So, where to settle in? The glitz and glamor of the Ritz Carlton Dallas is appealing to some. More boutique if no less gorgeous is the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. The impossibly named Hotel ZaZa Dallas is a full-service spa setting. The Adolphus is stylish and has long had a reputation for elegance. All of that said, Dallas has many accommodations as it does cowboy hats... well, maybe not that many. Since crossing town during high travel times can be a nightmare, the best bet is to choose somewhere close to the parts of town or attractions in which you plan to spend most of your time. Dallas is best enjoyed when one is not commuting. One's itinerary could be quite diverse. You could spend days exploring Dallas culture. Yes, Dallas has culture – and lots of it. The Dallas Museum of Art is spectacular, taking a full day at least to take everything in. The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is memorable. The same is true of Winspear Opera House. It is entirely possible to plan an entire week in Dallas around the visual and performing arts calendar. Then, for some fresh air, step out to the spectacular Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens or White Rock Lake Park.


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If history is your thing, it's hard not to first consider The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, one of Texas' most visited historic sites, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The Museum is in the former Texas School Book Depository building, from which Kennedy was shot. Let's stick with allegedly shot just to keep the peace. There are numerous related tours if you want to experience the whole route of Kennedy that dreadful day in history. Morbid? Maybe, but is also an essential Dallas experience that will impact your view of one of the most historic events in 20th century U.S. history.

Try Tex-Mex, great ceviches, and eclectic spins at Jose. Upscale that with international influences at Tulum. Go Asian at Namo and get on the latest hipster train and indulge at the amazing Khao Noodle Shop (a must). Macellaio, a charcuterie-focused spinoff of another local favorite, offers something completely different – a terrific culinary landmark.

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All that culture and slightly creepy history might make you hungry and Dallas is a good place to have an appetite. Dallas is a lot more than Texas bbq and steaks. Oh, do understand. The bbq is legendary for a good reason – think brisket in this part of the country. And steaks? Well, those steaks you spend half a paycheck on at home in Miami, in Washington D.C. or New York. Well, search around the Dallas area – or the vicinity of most cities in the orbit of Texas – and you will find a better steak at a fraction of the price crafted by a veteran steak-maker who wastes no time also making quiche and avocado toast. Now, while you remember that, also keep in mind this is a major international city in the West – so from Mexican to Japanese to elegant dining – it's all here.

las proper and in no particular order (hey, I am no fool...), think Peggy Sue BBQ, Smokey's John's Bar-B-Que (save room for the peach cobbler dessert), and the classic Mac's Bar-B-Que. There are many others, many, many others. Skip the chains and go with Nick & Sam's, Knife Dallas or Pappas Bros. Steakhouse for a nice steakhouse. Or virtually any independent for a more affordable, but more traditional steak experience. It is hard to go wrong. Serve a bad steak in Dallas and well... good luck to you...

After dinner, don't miss Dallas nightlife. It's an energetic, pulsating scene that while For bbq, it's hard to really go wrong and the isn't as artsy or alternative as Austin or as cutting edge as the Coast, is not to be competition is fierce. Without leaving Dal- missed. The ample gay community in Dallas isn't as integrated as it is in Miami – there are distinct gayborhoods, at least for nightlife. Oak Lawn is the upscale district known for Cedar Springs Road, the heart of the city's gay scene. It's lined with lively bars and DJ-driven clubs, country western dancing, drag – and it comes alive particularly on weekends. Following an eclectic itinerary and weekend nights out in Dallas, you will be well prepared to answer the whole everything is bigger in Texas thing... Michael W. Sasser has been a travel writer for more than 20 years, for publishers ranging from Time Out and Frommer's to Miami Herald Custom Publishing and ABARTA Media. He is author of thousands of travel stories and dozens of travel books. Reach him at mikewsasser@yahoo.com. 10 WIREMAG.COM #03 2019


FLIX

By Alyn Darnay

STAN & OLLIE ver the years the entertainment industry has given birth to some very beguilingly comedy duos. I'm sure you know some of them; they crop up every decade. Some disappear as quickly as they arrived, others leave behind them a vague memory, but a few brilliant ones leave behind an enduring legacy. Unless you've lived under a rock somewhere, you'll know instantly when the "coo coo" music theme begins, you're about to laugh at the misadventures of the little thin guy with perfect timing who constantly messes things up for the long suffering big hulking guy. The team of Laurel and Hardy were quite simply magical. Through over 100 films the onscreen relationship of these two beloved buffoons have brought audiences huge laughter and melted hearts with their innate pathos. What no one ever saw though were the actual behind the scenes lives of the duo. The relationship that made up the hard work and long hours it took to make their antics look natural and hilarious. This sweet, gentle true tale about them successfully addresses that relationship, not at the height of their fame, but rather at the end of it, and it's drawn to perfection by the inspired performances of Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly.

future and problems of age and money are convinced to reconnect with their fans and entice a producer to make a new film, by touring variety halls in Britain. After a scary slow start, the show becomes a huge hit, however buried tensions threaten to destroy their life-long relationship.

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JOHN C REILLY STEVE COOGAN SHIRLEY HENDERSON STEPHANIE HYAM DANNY HUSTON NINA ARIANDA

With the support of their wives Lucille (Henderson) and Ida (Arianda), who aren't particularly fond of each other, the boys re-discover their love of performing, as well as for each other, eventually securing their place in the hearts of an adoring public. Director Jon S. Baird succeeded here in creating as genial and touching a portrait of these legendary comics as is humanly possible. My hat's off to him, he should be recognized for this work. However, as good as Baird is on this film, it pales in comparison to the amazing spot-on performances by Coogan and Reilly. Their seamless performances never for a moment betrayed the monumental effort it must have taken to bring their characters to totally believable life. The two actors weren't there, Stan and Ollie were. That's brilliance. Add to that some big laughs and some very touching moments and you have a very entertaining film that anyone can enjoy.

My take… this is a wonderful film filled with humor, joy, triHere's the storyline… umph, pain, and the glory of In 1953, Laurel (Coogan) and friendship. It deserves to be seen Hardy (Reilly) facing a fading and enjoyed. Don't miss it.

Stan & Ollie Rating: 4-1/2 stars (out of 5) Rated: PG (for some language, and for smoking)

Running Time: 1 hour and 37 minutes

Alyn Darnay is a film critic; feedback is encouraged at adarnay@wiremag.com. 12 WIREMAG.COM #03 2019


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THE 18TH ANNUAL FOOD NETWORK & COOKING CHANNEL SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL, LIFE ON TV, FOOD, COOKING & MORE By Rafa Carvajal

any Wire Magazine readers will remember Emmy-award winning author and television personality Ted Allen as the food and wine specialist on the very popular television series Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. Ted is the host of three shows on Food Network, including the long-running hit series Chopped, the guide to classic foods across America Best. Ever, and the competition for amateurs All-Star Academy. Ted was also a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo's Top Chef and Food Network's Iron Chef America.

"JOURNALISM IS A LOT LIKE TEACHING, WHICH IS WHAT WE DID ON QUEER EYE." Photo courtesy of Food Network

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"I LIKE TO SAY THAT EVERY JOB I'VE EVER HAD WAS NECESSARY FOR THE JOB I HAVE NOW – IT'S REALLY TRUE." - TED ALLEN

Besides his TV career, Ted also works with several charitable organizations, including the James Beard Foundation. He hosted the Taste America fundraising event in Miami back in 2013, as well as the 2014 Beard Awards at Lincoln Center. This year will be Ted's seventh as spokesperson for Dining Out For Life, an annual national fundraiser in which restaurants across the U.S. that donate a portion of their proceeds to HIV/ AIDS service groups – raising more than $4 million in a single day. He also supports the Point Foundation, Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry, the Food Bank for New York City, and the Washington D.C. Central Kitchen, and serves on the Food Council for City Harvest, which rescues unused products from New York restaurants and provides them to families in need. Ted lives in Brooklyn with his husband, interior designer Barry Rice. Ted's academic credentials include an M.A. in journalism from New York University, with an advanced certificate in the school's Science and Environmental Reporting Program, and a B.A. in psychology from Purdue University.

Rums. Visit sobewff.org to purchase tickets for this event and all other SOBEWFF events. This year's Festival will take place February 20-24, 2019, and will include over 100 events spanning Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. "With a variety of new offerings and the return of the specially-curated CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series, the 18th annual edition of the Festival is our most robust event line up yet," explained SOBEWFF founder and director Lee Brian Schrager. To date, the five-day Festival has raised more than $28 million in support of its mission to "EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE." Wire Magazine sat down with Ted Allen to talk about his career and preview this year's SOBEWFF. Rafa Carvajal: Why did you decide to pursue a career in the culinary industry? Ted Allen: I've loved cooking since I was a kid, but never got farther professionally than washing dishes in a French bistro, and making baked potatoes and fries at Ponderosa. In my early 30s, I got a job as an editor at Chicago magazine, which, like most city magazines, devoted a great deal of attention to the city's restaurants. Reading that coverage taught me a lot, and, eventually, I joined the critics' team myself. I find it so, so interesting to think honestly and critically about whether a chef is delivering what he or she is promising, whether it's the finest of fine dining, or a hamburger. Photo courtesy of Food Network

Ted Allen will be coming to Miami for the 18th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) to join 400 celebrity chefs, culinary personalities, winemakers and spirits producers. He will be hosting the Art of Tiki Cocktail Showdown on Friday, February 22 at 10 p.m., which is presented by Bacardi

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RC: Why did you choose to go into television media as part of your culinary career? TA: After Chicago magazine, while still based in that great city, I got a contract as a writer for Esquire. When you're working for an NYC-based magazine and you don't live in NYC, it's a good idea to get face time with the boss whenever you can. Meanwhile, I had heard about a casting call for this Queer Eye show, and thought, what the hell? I remember the first day of the casting sessions, in a steamy conference room on 7th Ave., near Madison Square Garden. Lots of recognizable gay faces were in that room. I also remember the moment Carson walked into the room in a blousy pirate shirt, hibiscus-printed linen pants and Gucci slides. He threw his duffel on the conference table and announced, "I think it's hilarious that any of you bitches think you're gonna get my part." He wasn't wrong. We later learned that Carson and I were the first two people chosen for the pilot. We went on to shoot either 99 or 100 episodes, depending on who you ask. And we won an Emmy!

"I HAVE NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD IN MY LIFE AS I DID WHEN WE WERE SHOOTING QUEER EYE – MUCH OF IT FROM MATERIAL FAR TOO FILTHY TO BE USABLE IN THE SHOW, OR EVEN PRINTED IN A MAGAZINE!" - TED ALLEN

RC: How did your background as a journalist/writer prepare you for your TV hosting jobs? TA: Journalism is a lot like teaching, which is what we did on Queer Eye. As far as doing TV, I had zero experience, other than appearing on Chicago news shows to promote the magazine. The great thing about my job is that I'm really not performing. I'm just being my dorky self. RC: What are you most looking forward to during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival? TA: I don't hate the weather, have to admit – it's 26 degrees outside my window right now. The beach, tasty food, getting to hang with other Food Network folks, and to hang with fans, is always fun. RC: What is it like hosting three shows on Food Network and what do you enjoy the most about doing so? TA: The best thing about my job is the tight relationships I have with my fellow Chopped cast members, and with other Food Network pros like Sunny Anderson and Jeff Mauro. We've worked together for a long, long time now. We really enjoy each other's' company – which is a good thing; our shooting days are about 12 hours long. That's one episode. Photo courtesy of Food Network

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RC: What was it like being a judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America? TA: That is a job I would definitely recommend! You have spectacular chefs, who are given only one mystery ingredient, never anything gross, and who also have two sous chefs assisting them. Then, they make five courses or so, all of it kept nice and hot. Such creativity and excitement – and then, you have to make an often-difficult decision about which chef's career arc is about to dramatically improve. I loved it. RC: How did being the food and wine specialist on the Queer Eye help pave the way for your continued career on television? TA: Well, QE made me well-known enough for Food Network and Top Chef to want me as a judge; I became a regular on both shows. I like to say that every job I've ever had was necessary for the job I have now – it's really true. I don't write the scripts, but I edit them every morning. I interview the chefs much more than you see in the final edit. Along with the judges, I'm explaining cooking techniques and ingredients to the audience. It's not exactly journalism, but working as a journalist is where I learned to do all of those things. RC: What did you enjoy the most about being on Queer Eye? TA: I have never laughed so hard in my life as I did when we were shooting QE – much of it from material far too filthy to be usable RC: What motivated you to write them and what was the most fun part of writing a in the show, or even printed in a magazine! cookbook? I love those bastards. TA: For me, writing a cookbook is telling a story about a distinct period in your life, via the food that excited you then – it's a tremendously fun thing to build. It's also reRC: You'll be hosting a tiki-inspired cock- ally hard – a ton of work – and it's really tough on kitchens, especially dishwashers. tail competition at SOBEWFF. What's your The most fun part is when you finally get a copy of it into your hot little hands. favorite cocktail to enjoy while sitting on a sandy beach? RC: Why is Dining Out For Life such an important cause to help people with HIV/ TA: I like simple drinks. Say, Tanqueray, on AIDS and what is your involvement with this national fundraiser? the rocks with lime and a high-quality tonic. TA: DOFL is such a win/win/win for me. Most important, it raises funds for HIV/ AIDS organizations right in your own city. It also encourages people to try a new RC: Tell our readers about your two cook- restaurant, which is great for my friends in chef's coats. And it gives regular people books, The Food You Want to Eat: 100 who are living busy lives a chance to make a meaningful contribution to the fight, just Smart, Simple Recipes, and In My Kitchen: by doing something you'd have to do anyway – have dinner. 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks. RC: What advice would you give to a young person thinking about going into a TA: They're both about approachable cook- career in the culinary industry and having dreams of being on television someday? ing, using tons of herbs and good olive oil, TA: Mainly that you shouldn't get into cooking because you want to be on TV; very, roasting meats, a little slow-and-low barbe- very few people ever get the opportunity to do that (and we're very grateful). You cue, some nice cocktails and great sweets. should cook because you love cooking, because you have something to say with My husband, Barry Rice, developed the des- food, a talent to share with the dining public. sert sections! RC: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine's readers? TA: Yes. Come see us at SOBEWFF! #03 2019 WIREMAG.COM 17


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SOBEWFF:

EVENTS PREVIEW By Rafa Carvajal

his year's SOBEWFF will include more than 100 events taking place in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

FESTIVAL FAVORITES:

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• Annual Tribute Dinner – part of The New York Times Cooking Dinner Series • Bacardi's Beach Carnival hosted by Andrew Zimmern • Beachside BBQ hosted by Guy Fieri • Chicken Coupe hosted by Andrew Carmellini • Goya Foods' Grand Tasting Village featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents & Culinary Demonstrations • Goya Foods' Swine & Wine hosted by Eileen Andrade & Fernando Desa • Heineken Light Burger Bash • Intimate dinner experiences hosted by some of the country's most celebrated, critically-acclaimed chefs • Italian Bites on the Beach • Oyster Bash hosted by Josh Capon • Southern Kitchen Brunch hosted by Trisha Yearwood • Tacos After Dark hosted by Michael Symon • Wine Spectator Wine Seminars

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BRAND NEW EVENTS:

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• Bites & Beats on the River hosted by Adam Richman • Mangia After Dark hosted by Marc Murphy • New Master Class experiences covering a variety of specially-curated topics • Rosé Pool Party hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian • Sunset Stone Crab hosted by Emeril Lagasse • Taste Jamaica hosted by Cindy Hutson & Delius Shirley • Wine & Cheese Happy Hour hosted by Martha Stewart

• A Siren's Soirée: Dinner hosted by Paula DaSilva & Friends • Bloody Mary Brunch hosted by Jeff Mauro & Geoffrey Zakarian • Cajun-Cooking Master Class & Lunch hosted by Sam & Cody Carroll • Clambake hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli & Jorge Ramos • Dinner hosted by Anne Burrell & Angelo Elia • Dinner hosted by Donatella Arpaia, PJ Calapa & Michael Chavez • Dinner hosted by Elizabeth Karmel & Martina McBride • Drag Brunch hosted by Alex Carr & Elvis Duran, in collaboration with Pride Fort Lauderdale • Rock 'n Roll hosted by Adam Richman • Sunset Spritz Party hosted by Valerie Bertinelli • The Great DOCG Wines of Italy Wine Seminar

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TOP TRAX

AND THE By DJ FR8-O

BEAT GOES ON t's hard to believe the first chapter of 2019 is already over. It seems like just yesterday we were nursing hangovers from our generously-poured New Year's Eve celebrations. Want to know the great thing about time though? It brings us new music and new anthems to bathe in on the dance floor. Here are a few tracks that just made my rotation, and are sure to keep your heavenly body in motion; at least until the next lunar cycle. "7 Rings" (DJ Linuxis Deep House Remix) - Ariana Grande Just when you think she's ready to take a break and chill with her millions for a bit, the unstoppable Ari drops yet another unexpected gem. This time, she's giving Rodgers and Hammerstein a sparkling trap twist, but no Grande track is complete without a club mix, and DJ Linuxis delivers!

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"Blind" (PBH & Jack Shizzle Remix) Four of Diamonds Solo artists come and solo artists go, but girl groups will never die. From The Supremes to 5th Harmony, we just can't get enough of their music and of course their drama. This quartet brings it in spades with their latest, while PBH & Shizzle take the drama to the next level. "Body" (Rehab Remix) - Glowie What's the first thing you notice in a man? If you said his personality, I don't believe you. If you said his body, then allow me to introduce you to your new theme song. Rehab gives the remix a slow Caribbean vibe so you'll have plenty of time to investigate that guy's smokin' hot personality.


"Favourite Thing" (James Bluck Remix) - Fleur East Ari may have her list of favorite things, but this diva has slightly dierent desires. Can you really blame her? Sure shiny things and fancy cars are pretty, but nothing compares to being wrapped up in the arms of that special someone. The former X Factor alum provides the perfect inspiration for producer James Bluck's frills. "Heat" (Niko the Kid Club Mix) - Kelly Clarkson There's not much in this world that can bring on the heat like South Florida! Well, we can add American Idol's first winner to that list. She's been o the radar since blessing us with Meaning of Life in 2017, but thanks to Niko the Kid, she's burning up the dance floor once again. "Hello Happiness" (Pre55ure Remix) - Chaka Khan The queen of '80s soul is back and better than ever! She recently teased us with "Like Sugar," a funkalicious groove oozing with sweet sexiness. Her follow up is the perfect greeting to her upcoming album of the same name; her first in 12 years. While the original track is flawless, Pre55ure gives it just enough of a House vibe to keep you dancing those blues away. "Need Your Love Tonight" (Eric Kupper Mix) - DD Foxx We've all been there. It's late, your friends have hooked up or gone home, but you're just not ready for the night to end. So, who do you call? As you clumsily reach for that phone, let this track be the anthem to your bad decisions. As always, the fabulous Eric Kupper weaves the perfect backdrop to our diva's sultry purr.

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This week, we bring you Wire Magazine’s annual SOBEWFF guide, complemented with an interview of Food Network TV personality Ted Allen – and...