In a surprising change from its usual high-falutin' programming, this Broward Center-affiliated venue on the Nova campus gives itself over Friday night to local hip-hop. The star of the event is 954 rapper Breyan Isaac
, who celebrates the release of his album Extraordinarily Average
. Luckily, the disc is more than its name implies. Songs like "Ballin" are your usual commercial hip-hop pop fare full of Auto-tuned hooks, but it's when you get past the obvious singles that Isaac's material gets interesting. "Shake It Off," for instance, is built on an old-school R&B swing, full of brass and a driving chorus that sounds almost ready for a musical. It's this, and the more orthodox but uptempo dance numbers, that should carry him through a show in a staid theater full of bolted-down seats.
Breyan Isaac. With Rey King, Dre Marshall, Kristine Alicia, and King. 8 p.m. Friday, January 22. The Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $10; all ages; 954-462-0222; miniacipac.com