Hallandale Beach Blog -A common sense public policy overview offering a critical perspective on the current events, politics, govt., public policy, sports scene and pop culture of the U.S., South Florida and Europe, especially the UK and Sweden. In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Pictured in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A; September 2008 photo by me, South Beach Hoosier. © 2013 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

More amazing & infectious music that'll hook you from the start by super-talented Full of Keys (Anni Bernhard), from her #GrazingGrounds album: "Silent Agreement" & "Cover My Eyes"; Just MORE proof that everything I've said & written about her is 100% true :-)! @FullOfKeys, #STHLM

FullofkeysOFFICIAL YouTube Channel: Full Of Keys - Silent Agreement. Uploaded January 9, 2014


From the second album by Full of Keys The Grazing Grounds

Full Of Keys - Cover My Eyes (Stills Video) via Andreas Jismark YouTube Channel

Uploaded February 23, 2014. The second track from #grazinggrounds album. http://youtu.be/aha-pf_QrXo

Here are some of the early scheduled dates for the Grazing Grounds tour, so if you are going to be anywhere near Stockholm or Visby in the next three weeks, start making plans to go there with your friends RIGHT NOW.
Personally, I really love the Hotel Scandic Anglais, right around the corner from Sturegatan, which is also where another one of the blog's favorites, Jennifer Åkerman, @jjakerman, and her band Jaxx played last year

March 22nd Bunker Bar, Stockholm (Private party) 

March 28th Hammer BarAdelsgatan 33, Visby, Gotland

March 29th KGB Bar, Stockholm (Private party) 

April 4th Hotel Scandic AnglaisHumlegårdsgatan 23, Stockholm

Above, singer/songwriter Full of Keys (Anni Bernhard) while recording her second album, "The Grazing Grounds" at Sandkvie Studios in Visby, Gotland, Sweden. 
Ann is wearing the teal-colored Miami Dolphins cap I gave her from my trip to Stockholm in January of 2013. 
Also pictured here are sound engineer and co-producer Linus Larsson and musician/DJ/co-producer Mats Jönsson, April 12, 2013. 

My post on Anni from last summer:

More information at:
Blog: http://fullofkeys.com/category/blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fullofkeys 
Twitter: @FullOfKeys https://twitter.com/FullOfKeys 
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FullofkeysOFFICIAL

See older videos and photos of Full of Keys are at: http://hallandalebeachblog.blogspot.com/p/full-of-keys.html

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Local10's Roger Lohse shows us slice of unsavory & unethical municipal practices that now pass for normal in South Florida. City of Tamarac (FL) preys upon people rushing to hospital E.R. and issues them red-light camera tickets

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Local10's Roger Lohse is on the case...
Red-light violators at hospital intersection in Tamarac ticketed
Published On: Mar 03 2014 12:53:21 AM EST   Updated On: Mar 03 2014 12:55:38 AM EST

Make sure you read the comments, 51 as of Saturday at 3:56 p.m.

#HollywoodFL based photographer/entrepreneur Esther Chuang w/Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

What a night we had! #HollywoodFL based photographer/entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Cityline on A1A and the beach

Cityline on A1A and the beach
Where Hollywood meets Hallandale Beach on State Road A1A, Hyde Beach Resort & Residences meets the iconic beach ball-colored Water Tower. © 2017 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved

Miami Dolphins classic logo

Miami Dolphins classic logo
What I grew up with in South Florida in the 1970's - not just an expectation for winning, but for excellence and 100% effort!

North Miami Beach High school alumni

North Miami Beach Senior High School, the Home of the Chargers

North Miami Beach Senior High School, the Home of the Chargers
Before I was a Hoosier, I was an NMB Charger, Class of 1979.

In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation

In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation
"In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation." -South Beach Hoosier, 2007.