Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz Feb. 27, 2013

    Florida Atlantic University signed a marketing partnership with Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, the company that runs the BB&T Center in Sunrise. SSE will seek events, such as concerts, for the 29,419-seat GEO Group Stadium, an open-air venue in Boca Raton. The stadium is home to FAU Owls football. SSE also has the option of selling the naming rights to FAU Arena, the home of its basketball and volleyball teams.
      Got an electronic device and need to repair an IPad, Iphone, Samsung Galaxy or any other phones and/or want to unlock, sell or buyback phones, then contact Ed Kissel in Boca at MobileSource, 3500 NW 2nd Ave. #603. 561.416.7224.
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     Boca Pointe equity members approved the sale of 14 acres to the Siemens group to develop 100 new townhouses on the property east of Powerline Road. After the other homeowners approve to change the documents from recreational use to housing, it will go before the County.
     Sal Saldana was named Boca Town Center manager with Brian Nelson moving to a regional post in Orlando, and plans to upgrade the monument sign entrances, add a water fountain at the Grand Lux Cafe entrance and black poles with finials to replace directional signs as well as creating two signature seating areas at the Palm Court in Bloomingdales and Center Court at Neiman Marcus, along with a new higher level concierge services area.
     Rabbi Jonathan Kroll was appointed the new head of the Weinbaum Yeshiva High School in Boca Raton.
     The YMCA's Safe Water Instruction Module (S.W.I.M.) recently received a grant for $4,500 from Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation. This generous grant will help fund FREE swim lessons and water safety education for children in low-income and underserved neighborhoods in the Boca Raton area.
      The failed start-up restaurant Philippe Chow Boca filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this week in Palm Beach County.
      As many as seven in 10 Florida voters support a state constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana -- more than enough to ensure passage and possibly affect the governor's race.
      Seminole and Miccosukee casinos reportedly earned $2.16 billion in 2011, up 5 percent from last year.

      Michelle Wright, BBS reporter and anchor speaks at the American Association of Caregiving Youth annual fundraiser, HEARTS & "SOLES" Dinner and Auction, Feb 28, 5:30pm, at the Lakeside Terrace, Glades Rd, Boca Raton, featuring our own 2012 CNN Top 10 Hero Connie Siskowski, the originator and inspiration behind this outstanding program. Call for reservations at 561.391.7401.
      Among Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres are Jack the Giant Slayer, 21 and Over and The Last Exorcism Part II. Amour and Life of Pi opens at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth theatres. Sign the Nicky's family petition there and at the Last Picture Show in Tamarac.
     Barry Epstein Live internet television show features South Tech Medical Academy Instructor Jan Pray, Medical Educator Carol Landon, Loan Originator Michael Schwartz, Author Joel Salomon and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Watch it on Friday morning, or any time after that on,, or to win free Cinemark theatre tickets.            
     Popular Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson will be promoting his new book "Affairs of State" at 2 p.m. Thursdays at various libraries. Preregistration is required at
      Singer Clint Holmes returns for his fourth season with Maestro Bob Lappin & The Palm Beach Pops in five performances Feb. 25 to March 3 at the Kravis Center, FAU on Feb. 27 and 28 and Eissey Theatre. Visit Holmes or call 561.832.7677 for tickets.
     The Andre Fladell Scholarship Program free fundraiser for CJ Foundation is 5:30 pm Feb. 27 at  Prime, 110 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray. RSVP to 561-699-8720.
      Beth Ami Congregation, 1401 NW 4th Ave. Boca Raton, presents a free showing of Defiance, 7 p.m. Feb. 27.
      Anything Goes is at Boca High, Feb.28-March 3, south side of Glades Road just east of I-95. Visit or call 561.338.1533 for tickets.
      Generations Concert featuring Natalie Cole is 7 p.m. March 1 in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University. Visit or call 561.237.9000 for tickets. Further information at or call 561.213.8209.
     South Florida's top talent of Avi Hoffman, Patti Gardner, Ken Clement, Sally Bondi, and Krisha Marcano (Broadway's The Color Purple) star in The Boca Raton Theatre Guild's production of Chicago March 1st - 17th. Go to or call 561.347.3948 for tickets at $35. each. Group sales available too.    

    Abbacadabra:the ultimate ABBA tribute, is in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University March 2 & 3. or call 561.237.9000.
     The Boca Raton Green Market, in its 16th year has farm-to-table, fresh-picked produce from local growers and lots more 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every  Saturday at the southwest parking lot of Royal Palm Place, S. Fed. Hwy, and SE Mizner downtown Boca Raton, featuring live music on the Piazza stage by PRESERVATION,  playing the music of Rolling Stones, Beatles, Eric Clapton, BB King, Tom Petty, Allman Brothers, and more.
       Free Car show, live entertainment and tastings is 12-6 p.m. March 2 at the Boca Town Center Terrace Parking Lot. Visit for details.
      The Boca Raton Symphonia presents Music and Dance Under the Stars 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. March 3. Visit     
     The 2013 Boca Festival of the Arts is March 7-16 at Mizner Park Amphitheatre and Cultural Arts Center. Fresh from backing The Black Keys with Dr. John at the Grammys, the venerable Preservation Hall Jazz Band opens the Festival of the Arts BOCA this year on March 7 under the tented Mizner Park Amphitheater. Washington Post columnist will speak at  4 p.m. March 9 in the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Thomas Keneally, author of the book based on Shindler's list speaks 7 p.m. March 11 and former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Retired Gen. George W. Casey Jr. speaks 7:30 p.m. March 12. To purchase tickets, visit or call 866.571.2787.
      Davis and Dow, award winning jazz duo, present a free concert at the Spanish River Library 1501 N.W. Spanish River Blvd.3 to 4 p.m. March 10.
      Jan McArt presents The Three Swingers: April in Paris, Tea for Two and on the Sunny Side of the Street in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University 4 p.m. March 10. Go to or call 561.237.9000 for tickets.
       JARC's 27th annual gala dinner dance and auction, honoring Rabbi Dan Levin and Judy Levis Markhoff is 6 p.m. March 10, 2012 at Boca West Country Club. Tickets are $250. Call 561.558.2550 for more information or email
       Contributing correspondent on NBC's Today Show, author, and chair of UNICEF's Next Generation, Jenna Bush Hager is the guest speaker and Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen will be honored at the 23rd Annual Book of Hope Luncheon, 10:30 a.m. March 11 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, sponsored by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Tickets are $125. Call 561.218.2929 or visit Chairs are Dana Konhauzer and Bonnie Scharf.
       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 at, 561.237.0944.
       The 5th annual Boating & 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
      Former Congressman Allen West speaks at the Boca Raton Republican Club buffet breakfast 10 a.m. March 17 at the Boca Marriott on Military Traail. Cost is $35. Register at
     Carlyn & Lothar Mayer hosts U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor at a Pro-Israel lunch 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. March 17, at the Aragon, 2491 S. Ocean Blvd. M-1, Boca Raton. Costs: $500 and up. RSVP to or call 561.388.9415 for further information.
     Jan McArt presents Champagne and Bosom Buddies: A Tribute to Jerry Herman at the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University 7:30 p.m. March 18. Call 561.237.9000 or visit for tickets.
     Subway guru Larry Feldman speaks in Zinman Hall at the Business and Professional Division breakfast of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County 8 a.m. March 20. Tickets are $36 including breakfast. Visit, email or call 561.852.3128.
     Chaired by Janice Williams, the 12th Annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon is March 20 at Broken Sound Club. Visit or call 561.299.1429.
      My Son The Writer -A Jewish Tragedy, is at the Stage Door Theatre March 20-24. Go to or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and info.
      Lynn University's 14th Annual Blue & White Auction including silent and live auctions, raffles, beer and wine reception with food provided by the Capital Grille, to benefit Lynn University athletics program is 7:30 p.m. March 21 in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn. Register online at or call 561.237.9000 to order tickets.
       Boca Bacchanal benefit for the Historical Society and Museum is March 22-24 at the Boca Resort. Visit or call 561.395.6766. 
      The Florida East Coast Chapter of The National Society of Arts and Letters honors Palm Beach Opera's General Director Daniel Biaggi at the annual Red Rose dinner, 6 p.m. April 4th at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, 2425 Maya Palm Drive West, Boca Raton, FL. Visit or or call 561-391-6380 for $225 tickets. For more information, contact Carol Kassie, or call 561-445-9244.
      Jan McArt presents Miami All Stars "America's Got Talent Finalists in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University April 6 & 7. Visit or call 561.237.9000 for tickets and more information.
       Lynn University's 21st Annual Fran A. Robino Jr. Golf Classic for student athletes scholarship assistance is 11:30 a.m. April 8 at Boca Country Club. Visit classic or call 561.237.7918 for more information and sponsorship availabilities.
     Palm Beach State College and the TLC Mobility Foundation will host the Blue Carpet Celebration on Monday, April 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Palm Beach State College Boca Raton campus at the Countess de Hoernle Humanities & Technology Building. This event will celebrate and recognize the ability of people with disabilities. From the flashing lights of cameras, to of course, a walk, roll or stroll down the "blue carpet", this will be a truly memorable evening! Attendees will enjoy star treatment with hors d'oeuvres, music, raffle prizes, and exhibitors. Call 561.929.8950 or visit
     Jan McArt presents Finding Mona Lisa, Six Short Plays about the World's Most Famous Painting by and directed by Michael McKeever, in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University, 7:30 p.m. April 22. Visit or call 561.237.9000 for more information and tickets.
       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.
       Character Man is at the Stage Door Theatre July 12-August 11. Go to or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more information.
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       If you have computer issues, or need a website, contact Rich Loeb, or call 561.809.4550.
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        If you would like to promote your business or profession on Barry Epstein Live internet television show, on,, and on the (click on columnists) websites, call 561.852.0000. 
        Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the,  the networking group and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on (click on columnists) and His motto is Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. email:,
 or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  His blog is in the Boca Raton Tribune and on the (and click on columnists) website, on as well as on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at - as well as on his website:   READ THE COLUMN ON LINE AT WWW.BOCATRIBUNE.COM.


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