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Stefano May Talks Wilton Manors Performance

By John Hayden

His voice is smooth, and his look is seductive. Longtime fans and new converts sway, smile and sing along when Stefano May takes the stage. Now he’s preparing for his show as part of the HarmonyWaves concert series.

“I can’t wait,” May said. “When that feeling’s inside, and you see that stage, I was so excited to do that show at Hunters.”

The proud LGBTQ singer is taking the stage at Hunters at 7 p.m. on March 7. He’s a well-rounded musician who excels in piano and songwriting along with his vocals.

He has lived in Italy, New York, and other places, but says there’s something special about South Florida audiences.

“What I witness in Wilton Manors is inclusion. There is jealousy in this world. But they are the ones that included me in this world. It was really beautiful and gave me so much hope.”

HarmonyWaves is a new group but has already made an impact on Wilton Manors. In February, they shut down Wilton Drive and brought in “American Idol” star David Archuleta.


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Weekly Events

TODAY: Lauderdale Tropical Bear Week

The bears are back! All week take part in parties, poolside romps, a festival, vaccine clinic, and other celebrations around town.

WED: Grateful Dead Dueling Pianos

Dueling Pianos, Grateful Dead style! The killer tribute show at Mickey's on Fort Lauderdale Beach features Waynard Scheller of Rainbow Full of Sound, Josh Foster of Crazy Fingers, and special guests.

THURS: Pride Skate Night

Stonewall Pride Skate Nights at Xtreme Action Park are a fun, family-friendly event benefiting the Wilton Manors Stonewall Parade & Festival.

FRI: Movies on the Drive

Grab your lawn chairs and favorite snacks and join your Island City neighbors for a free movie screening of "Barbie" at Hagen Park.

SAT: Florida AIDS Walk

Walk along Fort Lauderdale Beach with the community to raise funds benefiting HIV/AIDS healthcare, following by a rocking concert. On stage this year are Todrick, Eric Benét and DJ Citizen Jane.

SUN: The Flamingo Flea 5-Year Anniversary

The artisan fair is celebrating five years of uplifting local makers and creators with a special flea market at Tarpon River Brewing.

Job Opportunities

Tattoo Artist -- Wilton Manors

Ink Addiction Studios is hiring a tattoo artist with at least three years of experience, is confident, excited about their craft, takes pride in their work, and provides excellent customer service.

Regional Sales Manager -- Wilton Manors

Funky Buddha is hiring a regional sales manager who is directly responsible for achieving budgeted financial, volume, distributor execution, and sales team results in the sales region.

Meet Your Neighbor

Marc Martorana is a philanthropist who hosts events at the home of his and husband, Wilton Manors City Commissioner Don D’Arminio. The couple hosts these events for free for the community organizations as a way to give back to his community. 

Most recently, they hosted a brunch benefiting the Pet Project.

“I use my expertise. I'm not a lawyer, so I can't file a brief for you or something,” Martorana said. “But I can do what I can do and I sat back and I realized I wanted to give back to my community.” 

In his free time he loves to cook and travel. He recently adopted a rescue poodle and has a chihuahua as well; he enjoys taking long walks with what he refers to as his “two kids.” Martorana considers himself someone who creates community connections. 

“I love what I do, we love our community, I love our community,” Martorana said. 

-- Mary Rasura

Mike's Deal

Brightline is introducing Wine Wednesdays happy hour, offering 50% off on all glasses of wine during happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday throughout March at Mary Mary bars.


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