Thursday, February 24, 2011

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – Feb. 24, 2011

Comcast is the worst company in the world with terrible customer service. If you have a choice of another provider, do yourself a favor and stay away from Comcast. Too many people have horror story examples of the incompetency of the customer service employees and so-called supervisors.
Former Boca City Council member Peter Baronoff is considering another run for a Council term.
The West Boca Chamber fourth Thursday network will be tonight on Feb. 24 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the new Hurricane Grill and Wings in Mission Bay on the northwest corner of Glades Road and 441. Details are on the newly redesigned website, where you will also find a membership application with reduced rates for 2011. Save the date for the Chambers annual scramble golf tournament on Friday May 13 at SouthWinds golf course. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 561. 482.9333.
Guests on barry epstein live friday at 10 a.m. on will be FAU head football coach Howard Schnellenberger, Palm Beach Pops Executive Director David Quillion, Restaurateur extraordinaire Dennis Max, New Times Ace Investigative Reporter Bob Norman and Sun-Sentinel Editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Over 32,200 viewers watch the show.
Caldwell Theatre’s production of Best Fall, by Geoffrey Nauffts and Directed by Michael Hall opens Friday; Winner Best New American Play on Broadway Outer Critics Circle Award, 2010 Tony Award Nominee Best Play and 2008 Theatre Visions Fund Award. See or call 561-241-7432.
Cinemark Boca Palace is showing five nominated Best Picture/Best Director movies in a marathon Saturday starting at 12:45 with The Social network and concluding at 9:15 with Black Swan. Tickets are $25 each. The Oscars are Sunday evening with an official watch party at Bash of Boca on 18th Street at 6 p.m.
Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite runs from Feb. 4 to March 20 at the Stage Door Theatre on Sample Road in Coral Springs. Call 954.344.7765 for tickets and information. The Light in the Piazza opens Feb. 25 to April 10.
West Side Story continues through the weekend at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a networking and information event on Sat. Feb. 26th from 12:00 to 3:00 PM for members and non member men and women, at the Village Tavern 1880 N. Congress Ave. Suite 170 Boynton Beach 561 853-0280 $8. donation includes food and soft drinks. Call 561 477 8727.
The official Oscar watch party will be at Bash of Boca (formerly Gatsbys) in the Shoppes of Village Pointe on S.W. 18th St. on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 7:30 p.m. on. Tickets are $50 each.
The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a candidate forum for the office of Boca Raton Mayor on Tuesday, March 1st from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd.
Incumbent Mayor Susan Whelchel and challenger Linda Gruneisen have agreed to express their views on municipal issues and to respond to audience questions.
Preview performances of GHOST-WRITER, A LOVE STORY OF LITERARY PROPORTIONS will be on Wed. March 2 and Thur. March 3 in the Rinker Playhouse at the Florida Stage theatre at the Kravis Center. Opening night is Friday March 5th.. Order online at or call 561.832.Show (7469). Prices vary.
Bob Lappin and the Palm Beach Pops continue their fantastic series of concerts starting March 9 and 11-15 featuring Superstar Clint Holmes: Celebrating the great Sammy Davis, Jr. Tickets are $29-$89. Call 561.832.7677 or visit
The Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), will open its 16th edition with Sundance favorite Win Win, directed by Tom McCarthy and will wrap with the British/Kenyan drama The First Grader, from Justin Chadwick. The full PBIFF film line-up will be announced soon. In addition to the main festival, March 23 - 28, screenings of the Best of the Fest will continue on March 29 through March 31.
The Downtown Boca Film Festival (DBFF) will run from April 9-17, 2011.
He Wrote THAT?! 12 time Grammy nominee Dennis Lambert wrote pop music hits including Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got), We Built This City (On Rock and Roll), It Only Takes A Minute (to Fall in Love), Nightshift, Baby Come Back and more. Concert includes guest artists Tavares, Mickey Thomas, the lead singer of Starship and Peter Beckett, the lead singer of Player. Lambert, whose life will be portrayed in an upcoming Warner Brothers movie starring Steve Carell, performs at Florida Atlantic University’s Kaye Auditorium on Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit or call 1-800-564-953. $125 for onstage seating with a meet and greet, $70, $60 and $55 and $40.
Movies opening Friday at area theatres include: Drive Angry, Hall Pass, The Concert and Outside the Law.
Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce (, with a weekly internet television show on His website is and his email is His blog is on the Sun-Sentinel Jewish Journal site: You can friend him on Facebook at or follow him on Twitter @cme4pr. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to:

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