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Punk star Marky Ramone rocks this town

 
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Legendary punk rock drummer Marky Ramone spun a stellar set of tunes Friday night at Soho Beach House including those by Jackson Five, Bad Company and Shirley Ellis, as part of a party hosted by artesian water Aquaçai and Cadillac celebrating his own eponymous marinara sauce. Ramone was also seen chilling by the pool Friday at the Shore Club, which was the site of a festival after party featuring Andrew Zimmern, Aaron Sanchez and Tyler Florence. Soon to open his own restaurant at the under-construction 1 Hotel & Residences, Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio was staying at the Shore Club.

Celeb chef Art Smith hosted the Big Gay Ice Cream Social at the James Royal Palm Saturday and joined local chefs Todd Erickson of Haven and Huahua's Taqueria, Jamie De Rosa of Tongue and Cheek and Michelle Bernstein, among others, giving away free ice cream to bring attention to Florida’s marriage equality campaign. The Chew's Carla Hall was overheard kibitzing. During the Chippendales' re-opening weekend for their five week extension at Mansion, Smith, along with Lorena Garcia, got a surprise as all of the dancers waited backstage with chef hats to welcome them. Shark Tank's Kim Nelson, owner of Daisy Cakes, was also spotted cheering on the boys.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was seen Sunday in the Flagship lounge in AmericanAirlines Arena enjoying gourmet fare by chef Tony Mantuano of Lorenzo at The Redbury during halftime of the Chicago Bulls vs. Heat game.

Paris Hilton celebrated her 33rd birthday at LIV and E11even Miami, where she and her crew spent Saturday night into Sunday. Also at the adult entertainment venue: model Paulina Gretzky and fiance, golfer Dustin Johnson. On Saturday night, Johnson and Gretzky were seen dancing the night away at SL.

John Legend was arm in arm with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition wife Chrissy Teigen Thursday at Moet Hennessy’s The Q at the Delano. The couple hung in Chandon’s American Summer Lounge before cooking alongside Burger Bash champ, chef Michael Symon.

Star chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, who has a restaurant at the St. Regis Bal Harbour, was spotted relaxing at Zuma with friends after attending festival events. DJ David Guetta was there on Saturday with a large group, celebrating his girlfriend's birthday.

Miami’s own Robert Battle, artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, was seen striking a pose Friday with Gabrielle Union, Tracy Mourning and BET CEO/Ailey board member Debra Lee following a free performance for more than 2,000 area students as part of the company’s engagement at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Saturday night was a busy one on the Prime block. Jamie Foxx, seen over the weekend at Hyde Beach cozying up to a female friend, was seen enjoying dinner Saturday at Prime 112, while Peyton Manning and chef Rocco DiSpirito dined at Prime Fish.

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