Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – April 14, 2011

Ed Asner will be bringing his one man show FDR to the Caldwell theatre June 1-5.
Palm Beach Post gossip columnist Jose Lambiet left the Post for
You probably have a coupon in your wallet or purse for a gallon of gas. It’s called a five dollar bill. Don’t forget The IRS spells THEIRS! Get yours to them by Monday at midnight!
The Harry Connick, Jr. concert last Saturday night at Mizner Park either had sound difficulties or the volume was deliberately turned down so those trying to listen in the median heard very little, The new City policy preventing coolers and food from being brought in was a joke as people brought whatever they wanted in right under the noses of the cops and so-called support staff. The experiment was a disaster.
Kudos to the City of Boca Raton for blocking the unnecessary widening of Palmetto Park Road.
Forbes Magazine ranked Miami as #2, the second most miserable city behind only Stockton, California. The good weather and lack of a state income tax are the only things that kept Miami out of the top spot. Forbes considered a total of 10 factors in the rankings including unemployment, crime, taxes, weather and commute times. West Palm Beach was #8 and Fort Lauderdale 13th.
“Barry Epstein Live” is on the internet at 10 a.m. Friday on Guests include FAU Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger, Cool to be Kind honcho Rick Alovis and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Send an email to for a Vimeo file in HD and to win two tickets to the Cinemark theatre in Boca Raton.
God of Carnage, the smart comedy 2009 Tony Award winner for best play and winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy opens tonight at the Caldwell Theatre in Boca. Ticket prices vary. Call (561) 241-7432 or visit for further information.
The Downtown Boca Film Festival (DBFF) continues till April 17, 2011.
Donald Trump headlines the Tea Party rally at 1 p.m. April 15th in Sanborn Square, Boca.
Back by popular demand, the Ultimate Jersey Boys live tribute concert returns Saturday April 16th at the Spanish River High School. Call 561.994.6869 for information but the show is sold out.
The West Boca Women in Business luncheon and network of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce at City Fish Market on April 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Consumer Auto Advocate Holly Wright, president of Auto Source America. Details at
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 1-800-564-9539.
The Luxury Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Boss/Secretaries network at the Palm restaurant in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, April 27. Call 1.888.584.1119 x 112 for details or visit!/event.php?eid=174980952552999.
Compassionate Friends, a non-profit support group in Boca for parents who have lost children, is sponsoring a fundraiser on April 29 at St. Paul Church, including a car show, raffles, silent auction, Chinese auction, 50/50, along with food and entertainment. Donations are gratefully accepted and welcomed. Their Tax ID # is 59-2125976 and Group Exemp. # is 36-2968329. Call 561.368.0324 for further information.
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace are The Conspirator, Atlas Shrugged and Rio.
Happy Passover to all my Jewish friends and Happy Easter to all my Christian friends.
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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