Stache Launches LGBTQ Night with China White

Nicole Halliwell is hosting and performing.
When Stache was Green Room, Jonny Veo's was a face you'd see around regularly. Since the closing of the Vagabond in Miami -- where he was throwing Thursday nights -- Veo returned to the Revolution Live complex in Himmarshee in both managing and marketing roles. His latest project is an all new Sunday LGBQT night at the Fort Laudy speakeasy. China White Tea Cup Party throws us back to the days of big drag, but for the cause of both making new friends (maybe very good friends via a Grindr party meet-up) and giving back.

Stache partnered up with Out of the Closet, the national thrift store chain where you can check up on your HIV status and give to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation while redecorating your house. "We'll have people dropping off clothing every week for a free drink ticket," explained Veo, and all your old duds will be donated to Out of the Closet.

"All I care about is just making sure all of my friends have a place to go," said Veo said of his intentions with the night. He thinks the downtown Fort Lauderdale scene is in need of some soul and community building. "We haven't had heart in a while," he observed. China White guarantees something different from the downtown status quo.

See also: Jonny Veo Benefit at C&I Studios Reunites Green Room DJs

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Cassadee Pope Wins The Voice Season 3, Just Like We Predicted

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Here at County Grind, we never hate to say, "We told you so."

Especially when it comes to local talent.

Yesterday morning, before the season three finale of The Voice, we made the case for contestant and West Palm Beach native Cassadee Pope.

Because while other contestants may have delivered better performances or had more interesting backstories, "Cassadee's the babe."

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-Cassadee Pope Will Win The Voice
-Cassadee Pope, West Palm's Own Voice Finalist, Still Locked in $50 Mil Lawsuit
-Cassadee Pope Deserves to Win The Voice

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Cassadee Pope Deserves to Win The Voice (Video)

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Cassadee Pope looked good on The Voice last night. Problem is she was a little flat on a few songs.

Of course, her choice in tunes wasn't as inspired as the guy from Minnesota who did Bill Withers with soul. And the Scottish guy had the compelling family story -- small baby and hadn't seen dad for four years -- but hey, Cassadee's the babe -- ands she has the widest range. 


See also: The Voice's Cassadee Pope Performs in West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach's Cassadee Pope Still in the Running

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Arts Garage Wins Knight Arts Challenge and People's Choice Award

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Alyona Ushe accepts the Knight Foundation's first .People's Choice Award.

Every year, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami gives out $23 million in grants to area arts nonprofits and privately owned companies through its Knights Arts Challenge. This year they instituted a new award, the Knight Arts Challenge People's Choice Award worth $20,000. The latter was decided based on votes received via text messages.

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- Drag Queens Celebrate Halloween at Arts Garage

The winner of that new award was the Arts Garage in Delray Beach. Not only are they the first ever to win the award, but they are the only organization in Palm Beach County to win any award this year. And all this at only 18 months old too -- most theaters wouldn't even be walking yet.

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Radio-Active's Karate Kid Essay Contest Has Nothing to Do With Music but Could Win You $25 Worth of Jams

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​"We're all fans of this stupid movie," says Radio-Active Records manager Mikey Ramirez of The Karate Kid. This is his honest explanation for how the 1984 martial arts romantic drama for kids came to inspire the store's first essay contest.

"We're all fans of the soundtrack too," he adds. "It's terrible."

What started as an inside in-store ironic appreciation -- "It's one of the movies we constantly quote" -- has blossomed into a full-blown contest, complete with a $25 Radio-Active gift card for the winner.

Check the jump for complete details on how to enter.

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Buzz Bake Sale 2011 Ticket Giveaway!

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The mighty Buzz Bake Sale's 16th running is upon us this Saturday at Cruzan Amphitheatre. Staind, Seether, and Chevelle (featured in a fine story penned by our own Matt Hendley) ride atop the rock-heavy lineup for the daylong festival put on by 103.1 the Buzz.

And, if you're hungering for more of a Buzz between now and Saturday, be sure to attend the final Battle of the Bands -- featuring Submission Red, Fallen From the Sky, and Shatterglass -- at Speakeasy Lounge on Thursday evening (Facebook invite).

For once, this is actually a good time to be without tickets. If you haven't picked up your entry passes for this year's event, we're here to remedy the situation right quick. Yes, a contest lurks below that anyone with a Facebook account and a dream can enjoy.

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Win Y100 Jingle Ball 2011 Tickets!

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Update: here's a review of the 2011 Y100 Jingle Ball!

Want to hit a holiday party with Pitbull, Kelly Clarkson, and a wide range of pop acts who dominate the airwaves on Y100? Yes, you do. The radio station's annual Jingle Ball bash is coming up on December 10 -- check out the lineup here -- and you could end up with a free pair of tickets in your stocking.

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Win Kreayshawn Tickets for Opium Show on Saturday!

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Curiosity will lead plenty of folks to Opium Nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock on Saturday for Kreayshawn's live performance. Over the course of the past few months, the "Gucci Gucci" rapper from Oakland has immersed herself in the popular culture stream, and now is the chance to find out what her onstage persona is all about.

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Think You Know Beer? Tell Us Why You Should Be a Judge at Beerfest 2011 (Updated)

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Update: The winners have been announced! Click here.

You probably have a friend who claims to be an expert in politics and another in where to go out to eat and another in... well, any conversation that's brought up. But beer? Everybody knows good beer.

What we're looking for here, however, is a true beer expert to help judge the awards contest in the New Times Beerfest 2011. You'll join an esteemed panel of experts to pick the Best Overall, Best American, Best Import, and Best Florida beers.

Think you know beer? Head to the County Grind Facebook page. Leave a

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Win New Times Beerfest 2011 Tickets!

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There's something in the air. It's the aroma of a freshly popping beer froth, the bustle of bodies gently brushing past one another, the anticipation of carefully concocted liquid refreshment about to rush past your taste buds, and the thrill of the extra oxygen rushing through your head as a gentle buzz sets in. That's New Times' Beerfest 2011, friends. We just poured your first glass (above), and there are plenty more to be had on Saturday at Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park. Discerning County Grind readers (over the age of 21, of course) have a chance to experience the magic free of charge.

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