Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – April 7, 2011

“Barry Epstein Live” returns April 8 at 10 a.m. on Guests include FAU Head Football coach Howard Schnellenberger, Downtown Boca Film Festival honco, Michael Posner and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Send an email to for a Vimeo file in HD and a chance to win two tickets to the Cinemark theatre.
Did you catch my Aprils Fools posting last week? LLeju Productions will be releasing CAT RUN at the Cinemark Palace in Boca on April 1st. April Fools!
A little bit of Italy is coming to Boca Raton. Brio Tuscan Grille, which is owned by Columbus, Ohio-based Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, has taken 8,405 square feet of space at the Shops at Boca Center, where it is scheduled to open in the fall.
DISH Network to buy Blockbuster for $228M in cash.
Lynn University is on the short list to host one of the Presidential debates next summer.
The City of Boca Raton will be installing parking meters in Mizner Park and near the beach this month. Delray Beach will consider them also.
On April 2, County Commissioner Steve Abrams attended a beach cleanup event hosted by the Sand Sifters, a local volunteer-based organization dedicated to keeping our beaches and parks clean. Abrams presented the Sand Sifters volunteers with their annual proclamation declaring May Sand Sifters appreciation Month in Palm Beach County. Hundreds of volunteers participated in the beach cleanup located at Oceanfront Park on A1A in Ocean Ridge. The event featured family-friendly activities such as exotic live animals including turtles and alligators, volleyball and a water balloon toss. For the past six years, with over 1200 volunteers, the Sand Sifters have removed hundreds of tons of litter from 5.5 miles of local beaches, saving hundreds of thousands of tax dollars. For more information on the Sand Sifters, please contact Gary Solomon at 561-734-9128.
Palm Beach Pops features the next segment in their concert series today, Friday and Saturday at the FAU Performing Arts Auditorium. Call 1.877.370.8295 or go to
The Downtown Boca Film Festival (DBFF) will run from April 9-17, 2011.
Chair Karen Lynne Asher and Vice Chair Jamie Telchin request the honor of your presence at the American Cancer Society Amore Gala on Saturday, April 9 a the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, 2425 Maya Palm Drive West. Cocktails and Silent Auction at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Dancing at 8:00 p.m. Mistress of Ceremonies will be Liz Quirantes, Anchor WPEC CBS 12. The black tie event tickets are $250 each and sponsorships are also available by contacting Jacqui Nicholson at 561.394-7751 ext. 5308 for more details. The West Boca Chamber 7:30 a.m. breakfast April 12 at Boca Lago Country Club features Jane Garee partner with Constant Contact. Visit & RSVP to
David Osborne, Las Vegas headliner also known as the "Pianist to the Presidents," performs at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton on Tues. April 12th.
Donald Trump headlines the Tea Party rally at 1 p.m. April 15th in Sanborn Square, downtown 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 and tickets.
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 RSVP to
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.
Plaza Suite at the Stage Door theatre in Coral Springs has been extended to April 24 and The Light in the Piazza is playing through April 10. Tickets and information at 954-344-7765.
Movies opening Friday include Arthur, Win Win, Hanna, Your Highness and Soul Searcher.
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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