COUNTRY – Blake Shelton
This superstar is as well known for his stint as a judge on NBC’s long-running “The Voice” reality singing competition as he is for his litany of hits. Here he brings with him veteran acts the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins, plus newcomer Lauren Alaina.
Sat, March 9; 7pm; BB&T Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise); Tix: $25-$149; thebbtcenter.com.
COMEDIAN – ANDREW DICE CLAY
He is one of America’s most controversial and outrageous comics ever. In 1990 he became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. Over the last few years, Clay’s role in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” got critical praise for his role alongside Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin. He’s had recurring roles on HBO’s hit show Entourage and Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl. In his current film “A Star Is Born” he plays Lady Gaga’s father.
Thurs., Fri and Sat, March 7, 8 and 9; Boca Black Box (8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton); Tix: $75-$125; Bocablackbox.com.
MUSICIAN – Chris Botti
This Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer is the complete package: a dazzling musician at home with everything from jazz to pop to rock, a brilliant bandleader who lets his players shine, and a born showman whose joy at being onstage is infectious.
Sat & Sun March 9&10; Parker Playhouse (707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $58-$83; Parlkerplayhouse.com and Tues, March 12; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach); Tix: start at $25; Kravis.org.
DANCE – Tap Dogs
Dein Perry’s creation returns to the stage with its trademark blend of live music and tap dance as you’ve never seen before. This is not just tap. Experience high voltage, rugged, raw talent in the tap dance phenomenon which has taken the world by storm.
Tues, March 12; 8pm; The Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 Southwest 5th Avenue , Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $25-$75; BrowardCenter.org.
VIOLINIST – Itzhak Perlman
Over the course of his career, Perlman has performed worldwide in venues that have included a State Dinner at the White House honoring Queen Elizabeth II, and at the Presidential Inauguration of President Obama. In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Accompanied by pianist Rohan de Silva, the beloved violin virtuoso performs a program of works by Schnittke, Beethoven and Dvorak.
Thurs., March 7; 8pm; Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami); Tix: $50-$170; (ArshtCenter.org).
TV – Master Chef Junior
Entering its seventh season, this hit culinary competition series gives talented kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges.
Premieres Tuesday, March 12; Fox; 8pm
ORCHESTRA – South Florida Symphony
Presents Masterworks III with Sebrina Alfonso, music director/conductor and Svetlana Smolina, piano. Svetlana performs regularly always receiving standing ovations and high accolades. Indulge yourself with this intoxicating Russian pianist and composer. Svetlana Smolina has impressed critics and audiences the world over.
Tues, March 12; 7:30pm; Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 Southwest 5th Avenue , Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $40-$90; BrowardCenter.org
FLAMENCO – Festival Miami 2019
Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras returns from Spain to Miami for the 12th annual Flamenco Festival Miami. Celebrated for her brilliant footwork and captivating stage presence, Baras captures the essence of traditional flamenco with a vibrant contemporary edge.
Wed, March 13 through Sunday March 17; Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami); Tix: Start at $25; Arshtcenter.org
COMEDIAN – Samuel J. Comroe
Rose to mainstream fame last summer as a finalist of America’s Got Talent and returned for the Champions edition. He performs all over the country and is also the winner of Ricky Gervais’ Comedy Competition, and The San Francisco Comedy Competition. His comedy is made up of the trials and tribulations of living with Tourettes Syndrome since being diagnosed at age six and observational material based on his life experiences.
Fri, Sat & Sun, March 8, 9, and 10; Palm Beach Improv (550 S Rosemary Ave. Suite 250, West Palm Beach); Tix: $22; PalmBeachImprov.com
MOVIES – Captain Marvel
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. This Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi movie is 124 mins in length and stars Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn, Samuel L. Jackson
Premieres Friday March 8; Rated PG-13