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Top Five of the Week

MUSICAL – The Lion King

More than 95 million people around the world have experienced this phenomenon, and now you can to, as it makes two stops in South Florida. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. This show also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

April 24- May 5; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach); Tix: start at $45; Kravis.org, and May 8-26; Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami); Tix: start at $25; Arshtcenter.org.

ICON – Carlos Santana

Carlos is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American jazz. Santana continued to work over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2015, Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 20 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.

Fri, April 19; 8pm; Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood); Tix: $71- $256; Seminolehardrockhollywood.com.

THEATER – Anastasia

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

Tues, April 23 through Sunday, May 5; Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale); Tix start at $35; BrowardCenter.org.

COMEDIAN – Aziz Ansari

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning comedian is best known for his role on the sitcom “Parks and Recreation” and as creator and star of the Netflix series “Master of None” brings his “Aziz Ansari Road to Nowhere” to South Florida.  This is a “Phone Free Event”. YONDR pouches will be used at entry for cell phones. For further information go to MYHRL.COM or Ticketmaster.com

Sat, April 20; 8pm; Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood); Tix: $53- $128; Seminolehardrockhollywood.com.

MOVIES – Penguins

This is the story of Steve, an Adélie penguin, on a quest to find a life partner and start a family. When Steve meets with Wuzzo the emperor penguin they become friends. But nothing comes easy in the icy Antarctic. This 76 minute documentary stars Ed Helms and some of the most adorable penguins you have ever seen!

Premieres Friday, April 19; Rated G.

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