Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Barrys Buzz Feb.9, 2012

Super bucks were made for the Super Bowl. The first Super Bowl ticket was $12. Sunday’s game was $1200. The two NBC stations in South Florida will gross $800,000 combined in ad revenue alone and $200,000 in the pregame programming, with NBC grossing $245 million on the 70 commercials at $3.5 million each. First year’s price for an ad was $40,000 each. The owners of the two teams both have homes on Palm Beach just down the street from each other.

The eight new ball fields at the new Spanish River Sports Complex will expand to a dozen if the city agrees to a request by the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District.

Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams was selected chairman of the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority.

West Boca orthodontist Larry Kawa has formed a conservative super political action committee. Kawa's American Courage PAC sponsored the Boca Raton Republican Club's watch party for the results of the Florida Presidential Preference Primary. He filed the American Courage PAC with the Federal Election Commission on Dec. 23, and by Jan. 18 the PAC had already raised more than $25,000. By the primary, he had raised $50,000.
Raul Pupo, Author, America’s Service Meltdown, speaks today at 5:30 p.m. at FAU’s Office Depot Grand Lecture Hall. See or call 561.297.0927.

Romney did significantly better in Broward (49.5 percent), Palm Beach (54.4 percent) and Miami-Dade (60.8 percent) counties than he did statewide (46.4 percent).

Avi Hoffman is starring in Brooklyn Boy in the Studio at Mizner Park through Feb. 12. Tickets are $30. Call 561.291.9678 or visit ..

Caldwell Theatre has the critically acclaimed production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety. Go to, or call 995-2327 for more information.

From our brand new studio in Boca Raton, Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring Gossip and Miami Herald Gossip columnist Jose Lambiet, Palm Beach Pops development director Vallye Adams, Sun-Sentinel editorial columnists Kingsley Guy and Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson. Watch to win free movie tickets to the Cinemark Theatre.

Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres Friday are: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D, Safe House, The Vow and Journey 2. The Mysterious Island.
Alpha and Omega, a free movie at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in West Boca Friday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.

Memories, Milestones and Memoirs, a writing workshop by Emily Rosen, is a new 4 week session every Tuesday starting Februay 7th from 2:30 to 4 PM at the DeHoernle Train Depot 747 S. Dixie Highway, Boca Raton. Call 393.7995 for directions. Cost is $72 for Boca residents, $90 for others. Call 561.477.3727 for more information.

Regis Philbin headlines the 10th Annual YMCA Prayer Breakfast this morning, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Tickets are at or call 561.237.0944 or email
The Junior League of Boca Raton presents the 11th Annual Chocolate Decadence, the sweetest party in town, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9, hosted by the Shops of Boca Center. Call 561.620.4778 x 1 for ticket info.

The Avert Brothers concert is at the Coconut Cove Amphitheater 8 pm. Feb. 10. Tickets $14 at

A free Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal community forum on Anti-Semitism, moderated by Sun-Sentinel columnist Gary Stein is at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Lynn University. Panelists include Hannah Rosenthal, U.S. State Department Special Envoy to monitor and Combat Anti-Semitisim, Arthur Berger, Senior Advisor for External Affairs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Andrew Rosenkranz, Southern Regional Director of the Ant-Defamation League. Register at ..
Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright will speak on “Economy and Security in the 21st century” at FAU’s Alan B Larkin symposium on the American Presidency at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 followed by a book signing. 800.564.9539.

Fresh off last month’s opening of Frank & Dino’s in Deerfield Beach, veteran restaurateur Dennis Max is preparing opening his newest eatery. Assaggio del Forno Feb. 20 in Boca Raton’s Regency Court at Woodfield.

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Classic will be Feb.24-26 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, sponsored by Mercedes Benz. Call 954.563.2822 or email

The American Heart Association will be honoring Marleen Forkas, Howard Schnellenberger and Dr. James Morris at the 2012 Heart Ball, Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Woodfield Country Club. Call 561.697.6624.

Mad Cow performs free 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the West Boca Sunset Cove Amphitheater, off of Glades Rd.

A free Oscar watch party is set for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater sponsored by the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Festival of the Arts. Call 561.362-0003 for more information and VIP tickets.

The city is rolling out a monthly event the first Friday evening of the month in downtown Boca Raton to keep the momentum going after the successful "Meet Me on the Promenade" drew upward of 14,000 people in October. Friday Night Live! will debut on March 2 with City Link's Boca BeerFest+Wine, a ticketed event in the Mizner Park Amphitheater, with food trucks, a cigar and smoking area and other activities in the adjoining parking lot. Events will be scheduled after season ends and through the summer throughout the rest of the year on April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.

Boca Raton Theatre Guild presents Sweet Charity March 2-18 at the Sugar Sand Park Willow Theatre. 300 S. Military Trail. Call 561.347.3948 for $20 tickets or visit For more information, call 561.948.2601.

State Senator Maria Sachs and Cantor Margaret Schmitt will be honored by Temple Sinai on March 3.

The Original Florida Follies is at Olympic Heights High March 11and 18. Call 954.956.2626 for ticket information.

The 6th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA is March 7th 18th. See or 866-571-ARTS.

The 26th Annual JARC Gala Dinner Dance with keynote speaker Marlee Matlin and emceed by WPTV Anchor Michael Williams will be Sunday,March 11,6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner at Boca West Country Club. Call 561.558.2550.

Boca Raton Boating & Beach Bash for people with disabilities is March 24, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Spanish River Park. To RSVP and more information, visit It is the largest event of its kind in the United States.

If you would like to save money on your AT&T land phones without changing your numbers, call 561.852.0000.

West Boca Leaders Networking group has openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for more information.

High School students can join the Veterans Volunteer Club to get community service credits for graduation by volunteering their extra time for Veterans needs. Email for further information.

Barry Epstein, APR, Senior Vice President of Regan Communications Group, (, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is the president of the Luxury Chamber of Commerce (, and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce (, with a weekly internet television show on Websites are and and is now a division of His emails are, and barry@ blog is:

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