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The Arts Are Alive In Hallandale Beach!



BY EVAN SNOW


While the City Of Hallandale Beach is rich in history and variety of cultures, this coastline city in Southern Broward County had not been thought of a cultural hotspot compared to it’s neighbors to the north and south over the last few decades. The city was home to the famed Palms nightclub (otherwise known as the Million Dollar Palms), which was a major stop on the Chitlin Circuit, a nationwide string of venues where it was safe for African-Americans to perform and experience live music during segregation featuring the likes of Marvin Gaye, James Brown, and Sam Cooke. But after the legendary venues of previous generations closed their doors, it took many years and new leadership to bring light, vibrancy, and color back to the city. With a new, forward thinking and energetic City Commission and Community Redevelopment Agency Director (“C.R.A.”) at the helm, the City Of Hallandale