Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Barrys Buzz June 28, 2013

   Palm Beach County is studying the feasibility and costs of a pedestrian bridge across Palmetto Park Road at Boca Del Mar Drive.
   Alexandra Clough of the Palm Beach Post reports that NY Investment firm Kayne Anderson is moving its real estate private equity group to Boca Raton in the former One Town Center 10 story Tyco headquarters on Military Trail.
     First Watch has opened a sixth South Florida location in the Mission Bay Plaza on 441 and Glades Road, serving breakfast and lunch.
    Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Lynn Cancer Institute has joined the oncology network of Moffitt Cancer Center.
    FAU had the lowest graduation in the state, 40% with FSU graduating 76% and UF graduating 85%.
     South Florida home sales are heating up. Shrinking interest rates, low mortgages and attractive prices have boosted sales where single family homes were on the market for less than 60 days. Over 1500 homes were under contract within a two week period in April, up 150% from 2011, with 65% being cash buyers and FHA providing 3% financing if sellers agree.
    The Palm Beach post reported on cars hitting the market damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Insurance companies totaled 150,000 cars sold at auction to dealers, now being sold on South Florida used car lots with sucker bait low prices, salvage statement titles and trunk water damage. Let the buyer beware.
     PR experts agree that the owners of the Ritz Carlton Palm Beach blew it by renaming it the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa.
     Autonation revenue was $16.7 billion, Carnival $15.3 billion and Publix $24.3 billion in 2012.
     For the second time in as many months, a Palm Beach County jury has found tobacco companies partly responsible for a smoker's death - and the surviving spouse's loss. A jury awarded plaintiffs more than $2.55 million in actual damages and for pain and suffering, represented by the Schlesinger Law Firm. The verdict was similar in another case also represented by Schlesinger, awarding more than $2 million in actual damages and for pain and suffering.
    Year after year, the Palm Beach Pops celebrates the Great American Songbook. Next season the Pops will continue the tradition featuring music from
Whitney Houston & Friends; Broadway, Marvin Hamlisch; Nat King Cole; Smoky Standards from The Mad Men Era and A major television star! Go to for ticket packages to save up to $64 now or call 561-832-7677 for Immediate Seat Selection or fax order to 561.832.9686. You can also e-mail your request to
    My Son The Waiter has been extended again to June 30 at the Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Rod. Coral Springs. Visit or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more information.
    Brighton Beach Memoirs plays through June 30 and Character Man is at the Stage Door Theatre July 12-August 11. Go to or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more information.     
    8-track Groovy! The Sounds of the 70's is at the Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd Manalapan now to July 7. Visit or 588.1820. 
    Entr'Acte Theatrix presents Monty Python's Spamalot to June 30 at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Center for the Arts.  51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444.  Tickets are on sale now, and are available by calling 561-243-7922. or by phone at: 561-243-7922, ext. 1.
   The Heat and White House Down opens at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres. The Heat and the Attack opens at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth and White House Down also opens at the Movies of Lake Worth.  
    Barry Epstein Live airs Friday morning featuring Palm Beach Pops Marketing Director Josh Pichurski, PC Professor President Howard Felman, TV show hostess Tracy Marks and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy on  and Watch to win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres.
   Timolin and Casey Cole of Nat King Cole Generation Hope Inc. presents a free Summer Strings concert at 2 p.m June 28 at Lynn University's Wold Performing Arts Center. For more information, call 561.237-9000.
    MEMORIES MILESTONES MEMOIRS AND RANTS: A Writing Workshop- instructor, Emily Rosen M.A., M.S.  will run for six successive Fridays --- 4 Fridays from 10 am to 12:30 PM and 2 Fridays - June 28 and July 26 from 12:30 to 3 PM beginning June 21st. at the FAULK CENTER FOR COUNSELING  22455 Boca Rio Road Boca Raton, $120. for 6 sessions -- $25. for individual sessions. To register- call 561 483 5300.
    "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opens 7 p.m. June 28 in the University Theatre on FAU's Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road; shows run through July 21. Tickets are $20 at, at 800-564-9539 or at the Box Office one hour prior to performance. "Side by Side by Sondheim Musical Revue," and "The Man Who Came to Dinner" are also on a rotating schedule with afternoon and evening performances through July 21. Concerts are July 26 through 28. All shows are at University Theatre and Studio One Theatre at 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
    Parade Productions presents a premiere reading of award-winning South Florida playwright/director Michael Leeds' new work, The Gift July 1st at 7:30 p.m., at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center's Studio Theatre in Boca Raton. Tickets are FREE at or call 866-811-4111.     
    Jay and the Americans highlight the 6 p.m. 4th of July show at FAU's Carole & Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Road. Call 561.693.3863 and use promo code BRT to attend a private Boca Tribune customer appreciation reception at the show. See
    The Shindigs highlight the free West Boca Fourth of July celebration, 6:30 at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park.
The band will perform classic hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s, with several costume changes. A musical fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks will follow the concert. Food trucks will be on site. Picnic baskets and lawn chairs are permitted. No barbecues, pets or personal fireworks allowed.
    Jan McArt presents Atlantic City Boys, 7:30 p.m. July 6 and 4 p.m. July 7 at the Lynn University Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Tickets are $35. Order by phone at 561.237.7707 or on line:
    Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson lectures at the South County Civic Center, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays July 10, 17, 24 and 31. Go to to register or call 1.877.354.1077.
     Temple Beth Shira presents free Adult Education classes- Journey From Torah To Talmud - 10:00am July 10 and 24 at the South County Library on 441, just north of Yamato Road. RSVP to Rick Alovis 561.414.4423 or email
    Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Man of La Mancha at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St. West Palm Beach July 10 -July 21 and Company Aug. 7-Aug. 18. Go to or call 561.514.4042. for further information and tickets.
     The Sounds of Simon, The music of Paul Simon in Vision & Light is 8 pm, July 12-28 at the Mizner Park Cultural Center Studio Theatre. Call 561.600.0495 or visit for tickets and further information.
     The Jackson Laskowski 3rd annual Keep Hope Alive Fund Golf Fundraiser; shotgun, silent auction and awards dinner is 11:30 a.m. July 13 at Westchester Country Club, 12250 Westchester Club Drive, Boynton Beach. Contact, or call 561.252.2933 or 561.578.1948 for more details. Visit
      Cabaret at the Plaza Theatre presents I've Got Rhythm, The music of George Gershwin, 7:30 July 24 at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan, 262 S. Ocean Blvd. Visit or call 561.588.1820 for tickets or more information.
     The Monkees will be at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre July 27. Go to or call 800.745.3000.
      The Sound of Music will be the first production at the new Wick Theatre, formerly the Caldwell on Sept. 18. Call 561.995.2333.
      Mark your calendars: Rob Lowe, star of TV and film and a cancer awareness advocate, will be the keynote speaker at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation's 10th Anniversary Go Pink Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 25.
     If you would like to learn how you can make money and save money by NOT using a 401 k or IRA that will protect your money and generate tax free income, or are unhappy in your job, or want to change jobs, or need extra income, then visit and and call 561.852.0000 for further information. Please watch this Short video for a brief overview on FEG        
     Banks are now encouraging Short Sales, rather than the lengthy and costly foreclosures. FORECLOSURE IS NOT AN OPTION! Contact Keyes Company/Delray office 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.
        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. is the best networking group in the area and meets at the West Boca Library on 441, just north of Yamato Road on alternate Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. Check out the website for openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.
       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:

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