Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz Jan. 9, 2013

       The lockout-shortened National Hockey League season likely won't start until Jan. 19 as league owners and players work on ratifying a tentative contract agreement. For Florida Panthers fans, contact Howard Baron at for seats. The price will be less than market and will only be extended for email list customers. He also has limited tickets for Daughtry and 3 doors concert on Feb. 20.
     Starting in October, Glades Road, from NE 13th St. to St. Andrews Blvd. will be getting better-synched traffic signals over six months, costing $306.781.
      The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University has seen positive growth in various sectors last year with an economic impact of $247 million and a 22-percent increase of jobs directly created by the park.
      Boca Raton based Office Depot's North American retail head Kevin Peters has left the company.
      Craig Agranoff speaks at the FAU Office Depot center Jan. 10, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public,
      Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. on
      Among Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres are Gangster Squad and A Haunted House. Movies opening Friday at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth are Nicky's Family, Zero Dark Thirty, Gangster Squad and Cendrillon, French version of Cinderella.
       Barry Epstein Live internet television show features South Tech Academy Principal Myron Cost, Plaza Theatre Producing Director Alan Jacobson and Sun-Sentinel columnist Kingsley Guy among others. Watch it on at 10AM Friday, or any time after that on, or on, as well as on Vimeo to win free tickets to the Cinemark Theatres.
      Bungalow Bunnies plays at the Mizner Park Studio Theatre through Jan. 20th. Call 561.742.7310 or visit for tickets and information.
      The Interview, The Women's Theatre Project's second production in their new venue, The Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park, will run through January 20th.  Tickets for all performances are $25, Call 561-347-3948.
       Reserve Wealth Management, 3837 N.W. Boca Raton Blvd. (N.W. 2 ave.) presents a free Medicare & Social Security seminar, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10. RSVP to 561.544.7412.  Refreshments will be served.
     Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Camelot, directed by former Caldwell Artistic Director Clive Cholerton, January 11-13 at the Don and Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. Contact the box office at (561) 514-4042, or visit for ticket information.
      Temple Beth Shira presents the Ultimate Motown Show, 8 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Spanish River High School. Tickets are $25. Go to
 or call 561.414.4423 for more information or reservations. If you mention Barry Epstein, you get $5 off your tickets.
      Lara Logan, CBS chief foreign affairs and 60 Minutes correspondent will be the featured speaker at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County's Lion of Judah Luncheon, Jan. 17 at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive. Contact Robin Agronin at 561.852.5054 for ticket information.
     The Plaza Theatre presents Neil Simon's Chapter Two, Jan. 17-Feb. 10. Go to for tickets or call 561.588.1820.

The third annual Iron Chef competition to benefit the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum is Jan. 18 at the Boca Resort and Club. Tickets are $175. Go to, call 561.395.6766 x 101 or email to
      2013 Rotary Opal honorees Leif Ahnell, Bobby Campbell, Jay DiPietro, Kevin Ross and Rick Zimmer will be feted at a Jan. 19. gala chaired by Peter Baronoff, Doug Mummaw and Neil Saffer. Call 561.477.7180 or visit for further information and to reserve tickets.
     The Luxury Chamber network will be 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at 200 East Palmetto Park Road, featuring former Miami Beach Mayor Alex Daoud and author of Sins of South Beach. Go to  for further information.    
     Delray Beach resident Alie Rothman was diagnosed with MS at the age of 14, just one year after an open-heart surgery. But that hasn't stopped her from helping others. She will be honored at the MS Gala Luncheon, 10 a.m. January 23 at the Sheltair Airplane Hangar, 1100 Lee Wagner Blvd. Tickets are $100 and sponsorships are also available. Visit or call 954.731.4224 for further information.
      Popular Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson will be promoting his new book "Affairs of State" at various county libraries at 2 p,m. starting Jan. 24. Preregistration is required at
    Boca's best-known impresario Jan McArt is about to launch another season of four live performances starting Jan. 26 with "Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn."   Visit, the Boice Box Office in the Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn University campus, or call 561-237-9000.
    The Caribbean Cowboy Ball to benefit the George Snow Scholarship fund honoring Jay DiPetro, Office Depot and Office Depot Foundation is 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at Red Reef Park, 1401 N. State Road A1A, Boca Raton. Tickets are $175 with corporate table sponsorships available. Call 561.347.6799 for information.
       The Original Florida Follies present Viva Las Vegas at 1:45 Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10 and Feb. 17 at Olympic Heights High School and other dates at other venues. Tickets are $28. Go to or call 954.956.2626 for more information.
      The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's annual luncheon will be Jan. 28 at Boca West Country Club, with Gerda Weissmann Klein, a Holocaust survivor and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom as guest speaker. Tickets are $125. Visit or call 561.995.6773.
      Parade Productions presents Michael McKeever in The Whole Caboodle, Feb. 1-24 in the Mizner Park Cultural theatre, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. See or call 866-811-4111 for more information and ticket reservations.
      The Allianz Championship golf tournament is set for Feb. 4 at the Broken Sound Old Course and brought $15 million to Boca Raton in 2012.
      Gift of Life's 3rd Annual Walk for Life to raise awareness for bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants with music, face-painting and other children's activities is 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 10 at FAU. Visit  email, or call 561.982.2946 for more information.
       The Dively Frontiers in Globalization Lecture presents Sir Ken Robinson, expert on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn Campus. Tickets at or call 561.237.9000.
       Elizabeth Smart will be the guest speaker at the sixth annual Heart of a Woman Luncheon 11 a.m. Feb. 12 in the Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, with CBS 12 News Anchor Liz Quirantes as emcee for the annual event for AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse. Tickets at $100. Call 561.265.3797 or visit for further information and reservations.
      The Luxury Chamber Feb. 18 event will feature political consultant Roger Stone. Details to follow.
      The 2013 Boca Festival of the Arts is March 7-16 at Mizner Park Amphitheatre and Cultural Arts Center.
       JARC's 27th annual gala dinner dance honoring Rabbi Dan Levin and Judy Levis Markhoff is March 10, 2012 at Boca West Country Club.
       Shannon Miller, the most decorated gymnast in American History, will be the keynote speaker at the 11th annual YMCA of South Palm Beach County Prayer Breakfast, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 12 at the Boca Resort and Club, honoring Henrietta Countess DeHoernle and chaired by Linda Spielman. For details, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call Georgia Rose, 561.237.0944.
       The 5th annual Boating and Beach Bash for People with Disabilities will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at Spanish River Park, Boca Raton. Last year, 5,000 people participated, making it the largest free fun day in the U.S. for children and adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Call 561.715.2622 or go to for more information. Email or
       Florence Fuller Child Development Centers presents the Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m. on April 26th at Boca West Country Club.
       FORECLOSURE IS NOT AN OPTION! Contact Keyes Company/Ragbir Team Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Realtor JOANNE EPSTEIN at 561.945.0000 and visit to find out how she can save you from foreclosure, with no cost for attorneys, fees or commissions.
       If you have computer issues, or need a website, contact Rich Loeb, at 561.809.4550.
        Birch Communications is a multi-million dollar company with an exclusive wholesale agreement with AT and T. If you would like to save money on your AT and T land phones without changing your numbers or your service, call 561.852.0000. has a newly redesigned website and openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.
        If you would like to promote your business or profession on Barry Epstein Live internet television show on the Boca Tribune website, call 561.852.0000.
        Our column will now also be in the Boca Raton Tribune and on line at, where you can also watch our weekly internet television show, as well as continuing on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website.      
        Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of, the networking group and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on and; email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  His blog is in the Boca Raton Tribune and on the website as well as on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at - and on his website:

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