Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz March 6, 2013

   The Boca Raton Cinemark Palace theatre opened the fourth Cinemark XD auditorium in South Florida featuring a large, wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling screen, an enhanced, custom sound system and plush seating, with the brightest light standards in both the lower level and Premier level seating.
       The Delray Regal Entertainment theatre on Federal and Linton will be closing at the end of their lease next year and a fitness gym may be moving in.
       The Boca Raton Bridge Hotel will undergo closed renovations starting in May and will lay off 96 workers beginning April 30.
       The City of Boca Raton wants to move the Fourth of July Fireworks from the FAU campus to the Spanish River Park but the Park District is objecting.
       Boca Raton developer Gregory Talbott, once among the largest landowners in Palm Beach County, continues to face legal and financial problems, according to a recent involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition filed by three creditors in Talbott's name, who claim Talbott owes them $2.9 million.
      Boca Raton firefighter James Haag was named 2012 Firefighter of the Year By the Boca Raton Fire Rescue Department and Paramedic of the Year by the Palm Beach County EMS Providers Association, for his work and community activities. He was honored by the Department and will be also honored by the 100 club of South Palm Beach County at its Annual Awards Ceremony March 20 at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club.
      Ground was broken on the $42 million, 52,00 Sq. Ft. 22 bed Marcus Neuroscience Institute by the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, made possible by the Marcus Foundation on behalf of Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus and his wife, Billie, to open Spring 2014 and house the hospital's stroke center.
      Office Depot was named to the 14th annual list of top companies for women-owned businesses by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.
      Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross may be interested in purchasing a Major League Soccer team, and developing in Abu Dahbi.
      Jeb Bush opening the door to run for President may put Marco Rubio's ambition on hold for a few years as he is much younger and can run later.
      Free computer training and instructions on Library EBooks and Social Networking (Pinterest) is at the West Boca Library, Call 561.470.1600 for details.
      Billy Elliot The Musical is at the Kravis Center March 6-10. Visit or call 561.832.7469.
     FlashDance is at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts through March 17. Go to or call 954.462.0222 for tickets.
     The Foreigner is playing through March 17 at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Visit or call 561.586.6410 for tickets.
     Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres are Oz the Great and Powerful, Dead Man Down, Emperor and Hava Nagila (at Shadoowwood) and at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth theatres. Sign the Nicky's Family petition and at the Last Picture Show.    
    Barry Epstein Live internet television show features South Tech Academy Vice Principal Rick Murphy, Automotive Technology Academy Instructor Tim Brown, Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission Director of Operations and Programming Michelle Hillery, Boating Beach Bash volunteer Wendy Friswell, The LemonTree Cafe co- owner Dane Meyer 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.            
     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 through March 17th. Go to or call 561.347.3948 for tickets at $35. each. Group sales available.   
     Nine to Five is at West Boca High School, March 8-10 and 15-16. Call 561.672.2066 or visit for tickets.
     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.
     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.
      The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, South Florida Chapter invites you to walk or volunteer at the 2013 UAIC MS Walk in Boca Raton. The 3.1 mile walk will take place on Sunday, March 10th at Boca Corporate Center & Campus located at 5000 T-Rex Avenue. Registration for the walk begins at 8:30 AM and participants are invited to enjoy a light breakfast with coffee and juice sponsored by The Original Pancake House prior to the 10:00 AM start.
     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 Trail. 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.
     Nixon's political consultant and possible Gubanatorial candidate Roger Stone speaks at the Luxury Chamber Network 6 to 8 p.m. at Zuccarelli's Italian Cuisine West Palm Beach. Go to to register for early bird tickets, or call 561.852.0000 for further information.
     Boca philanthropist Arlene Herson will reveive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chabad of East Boca, 7:00 p.m. March 18 at A time to Celebrate starring Child Prodigy Ehan Bortnick and the King of Jewish Music, Mordechai Ben David in the Mizner Park Amphitheatre.
     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.
     Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach, presents Exit The King opening March 29.  Visit. or call 561.514.4042.
     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 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 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.
        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!
     If you want to develop an additional residual income stream, visit then go to and call 561.852.0000.
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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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