Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz March 20, 2013

      Cinemark Theatres unveiled the XD screen on the premier level of Cinemark Palace 20, just in time for the upcoming summer blockbusters season.
     The Feds want to lay off five controllers at the Boca Airport tower as of April 7, which has 51,000 takeoffs and landings a year, to save $650,000 in salaries due to the Sequester cuts. Community leaders are fighting the move and may kick in the money to save the jobs.
         Boca Raton based Office Depot has extended talks to sell the company's half of Office Depot de Mexico to its Mexican partner, and the largest shareholder, Starboard Value LP, has nominated six members to the board, challenging CEO Neil Austrian, to turnaround operating performance.
     Several possible Democratic gubernatorial candidates, including former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, are not planning to challenge Gov. Rick Scott in 2014, creating room for former Gov. Charlie Crist. Representatives for U.S. Senator Bill Nelson have also said that he will not challenge Scott in 2014.
     Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee tweeted the team's new logo and uniform deigns will be unveiled in 30 days, just before the April 25  3 day NFL Draft.
     Rabbi Eli Kavon speaks at the free Beth Ami Speaker Series March 20 at 7:30 pm, at 1401 NW 4th Ave. He is on the faculty of Nova Southeastern University's Lifelong Learning Institute. His essays have appeared in The Jerusalem Report, The Jerusalem Post, and the Zionist journal Midstream. 
     Lungs is at the Theatre at Arts Garage, 180 NE First St. Delray Beach March 20-April 14. Visit or call 561.450.6357 for info and tickets.
        Barry Epstein Live internet television show features South Tech Academy Information Technology Instructor Diane Hoffman, Palm Beach Pops Box Office Director Josh Pichurski, Massage Therapist Kellee Ray Sunshine 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. 
    Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres are Admission, Olympus Has Fallen, Spring Breakers, The Croods and The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, Koch and No (at Shadowwood). Koch opens at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth theatres. Sign the Nicky's Family petition and at the Last Picture Show.     
      Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues is at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, March 22-24. Call 561.243.7922 x 1 or visit DelrayCenterForTheArts.Org for further information and ticket reservations.
     Authors Steven Forman and Steve Greenberg discuss turning Forman's first book into a TV series and book signing, 2 p.m. March 22 at the West Boca Library, 18685 SR 7. Registration required. Call 561.470.1600 or visit
     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.
     Chaired by Janice Williams, the 12th Annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon is March 20 at Broken Sound Club. Visit or call 561.299.1429 for tickets.
      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 TriCounty Humane Society presents the 11th Annual Doggie Ball, 5:30 p.m. March 24 at Boca West Country Club, including cocktails, appetizers, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. Call 561.482.8110 or email to Visit for information.
     Friends of the Boca Raton Library will sponsor a free exhibit of portraits by Renee Plevy of ten women who have philanthropic interests in Palm Beach County
March 25-29, 2013 on the Mezzanine level of the Spanish River Library and Community Center 1501 Spanish River Blvd. This year's honoree is Rosemary Kreiger.  This event is in conjunction with the annual luncheon of Quantum House. Call 561.393.7852 for hours and further information. 
    Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach, presents Exit The King opening March 29.  Visit. or call 561.514.4042.
   6th annual Pearl City free Easter Dinner is 1 to 4 p.m. March 31, hosted by Temple Beth El and at Wayne Barton Study Center, 269 NE 1st st.  Call 620.6209.
   The New Jersey Retired Educators features Cpl. Burt Richards and his Veterans Speakers Forum Honoring Those Who Served and American History 2:15 p.m. on April 1st, at the South County Civic Center, 6700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, free and all attending will receive a FREE book  " Protect Yourself Against Investment Fraud ".  Call Marge for confirmation 561 - 818 - 9114  and for more information .
     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.
      The Palm Beach International Film Festival is April 4-11. Visit for details, ticket purchases or call 561.362.0003  for more information.
      How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying is at the Countess De Hoernle Theatre at Spanish River High School, April 5-7. Tickets are $15. Go to or call 561.241.2200 for further information.
      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.
       Business and Professional Division of Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County presents a cocktail reception and networking event 6 p.m. May 6 at Excel Auto Group, 1001 Clint Moore Rod. Boca Raton. Tickets at or call Sonni Simon, 561.852.3128  for more information.
       Red, White and Blue, Blue Martini and FSO Salute Our Troops 7-10 pm May 24, 2013 at the Blue Martini in Town Center, 6000 Glades Road. 50/50 Raffle
Free drink with $10 donation. Go to or call
(561) 289-6031 for further information.
       Character Man is at the Stage Door Theatre July 12-August 11. Go to or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more information.
        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. Mention this column for 10% off any service or used phone!
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       If you have computer issues, or need a website, contact Rich Loeb, or call 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&T land phones without changing your numbers or your service, call 561.852.0000. has outgrown its previous meeting location and now meets at the West Boca Library on 441, just north of Yamato Road on alternate Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. featuring 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,, 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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