Thursday, April 5, 2012

Barrys Buzz April 5, 2012

Hard Rock Live features Cirque Dreams “Pop Goes the Rock” through April 8 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Tickets on line at
Starting April 9, the Sun-Sentinel will be charging to access its online content, except for subscribers.
Actor Avi Hoffman won a Carbonell award and the Caldwell Theatre won three awards: including Best New Work (Michael McKeever's "Stuff," which won another Carbonell for Tim Bennett and one for Angie Radosh). Most of the board of the Caldwell Theatre including Chair Bruce Rosetto has resigned. The theatre is now in the hands of the Legacy Bank receiver, Scott Brenner, and the upcoming show has been cancelled.
Former State Rep. Kevin Radar, who was acquitted of an election ethics violation, may jump into vying for the new State Senate seat created for Central Palm Beach County.
Best Buy plans to close 50 of its big-box stores this year and open 100 smaller stand-alone stores. Best Buy has 23 big-box and 11 Best Buy Mobile stores in South Florida.
The Wold Center for the Performing Arts is featured on the cover of the Real Yellow Pages.
Read Al Zucaro’s column in this weeks Boca Raton Tribune. Someone needs to be held accountable.
Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson, Sun-Sentinel editorial editor Tony Fins, former editor Kingsley Guy and World Trade Center chairman Al Zucaro in front of an audience of Lynn Students from the stage of the Wold Center for the Performing Arts at Lynn University, site of the Oct. 22 final Presidential debates. This is Part 2. Part 1 aired last week.
Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres are Titanic in 3D, American Reunion and The Raid: Redemption. Movie opening at the Delray theatre is Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
Temple Beth El and the Wayne Barton Study Center sponsors a free Pearl City 5th Annual Easter Dinner, Sunday April 8, 1 to 4 pm at 269 NE 14th St. Boca. For more information, call 561.620.6203.
The All Night Strut is at the Stage Door Theatre on Sample Road in Coral Springs through April 20. Tickets are $38-$42. Call 954-344-7765 or visit
The Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), which takes place Thursday, April 12, through Thursday, April 19, will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to beloved actress June Lockhart at their Silver Screen Splash, a Sunday brunch event that will take place at The Lake Pavilion on the Waterfront on April 15.
Congressional Candidate Adam Hasner speaks at a Luxury Chamber networking event, 6 p.m. April 17.
American Jewish Committee presents a Conversation with Consuls’ General: Critical Issues: The Impact of a Changing Middle East with Gael de Maisonneuve, France; Eva Alexandra Countess Kendrffy, Germany; Chaim Snacham, Israel; and Kevin McGurgan, United Kingdom, moderated by Palm Beach Post Editorial Page Editor, Randy Schultz, 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Temple Beth El, 333 SW 4th Ave. Boca Raton. This free event is open to the public but reservations are required at or call 561.994.7286.
Get ready for the 3rd annual Fine Wines & Canines fundraising event at Royal Palm Place on Wed, April 18th from 5:30 - 8pm. Tickets will be going on sale shortly and are only $25 in advance this year and $35 at the door. Please LIKE the fan page to stay informed.
Parade Productions, Boca Raton’s newest theatre company, will present a premier reading of South Florida playwright Stuart Meltzers comedy, Better Than Damn Good on April 23rd, at 7:30 p.m., at the Studio at Mizner Park. Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased on-line at, or by calling 866-811-4111.
The ground breaking for the new Boca Raton downtown Library will now be April 24.
The Center For Group Counseling at 22455 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton presents a $60 writing workshop, Memories, Milestones and Memoirs on three Friday Mornings, April 27, May 4, and May 11 from 10 am to 12:30 pm, with instructor Emily Rosen, Call 561 477 8727. or 561 483 5300.
Office Depot and SCORE presents a free business conference April 28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lynn University. Register at
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 info.
Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the Luxury Chamber of Commerce (, the West Boca Leaders networking group and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on Website;; email:, or fax column items to 561.4510000. His blog is on the Jewish Journal website at -

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