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Lionel Richie drinks bubbly before show

 
 
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Lionel Richie, in town to kick off his tour Wednesday at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, was seen Sunday night at Baoli enjoying a bottle of Perrier Jouet Belle Époque rose and Absolut Elyx.

R&B singer Mario had dinner with friends Friday night at Prime 112. On Sunday night, Prince Alexander von Fürstenberg, son of fashion icon Diane von Fürstenberg and the late Swiss Prince Egon von Fürstenberg, was seen having dinner there with friends.

Just announced: the lineup for the Friends of Nature Music Festival (FON FEST), from 9 a.m. to midnight Nov. 9 and 10 at Virginia Key Beach. In addition to headliners Matisyahu and Cafe Tacvba, an enormous list of musicians will perform including Dub FX, We Are Scientists, Escort, Easy Star All-Stars and Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible. For more information, go to fonfest.com.

Shalim Ortiz, who starred in the now-canceled TV show, Magic City, was spotted dining Thursday night at SUGARCANE raw bar grill with his family.

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival isn’t just about Sports Illustrated swimsuit models and star chefs. They’re partnered with the Miami International Film Festival to host the Southeast U.S. premiere of Wayne Wang’s Soul of a Banquet Sunday, Feb. 23 at Miami Beach SoundScape. The film tells the story of Cecilia Chiang, known for founding San Francisco’s Mandarin restaurant and oft-credited with introducing authentic Mandarin cuisine to the U.S. Her son Philip is co-founder of P.F. Chang’s. Tickets to the premiere are $150 and available at sobefest.com.

Event planner Colin Cowie had dinner Friday at the Forge with Dr. Ivan Rusilko, a weight-loss, wellness, physical-enhancement and sexual-health physician who is the medical director and cofounder at the new Club Essentia Wellness Retreat at the Delano.

Grammy Award-winning singer Jon Secada will perform Wednesday night at Avenue D Jazz and Blues Lounge, 8 South Miami Ave., with music production honchos Rudy Perez, Mark Hudson and David Frangioni for a one-night-only show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.

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