(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, Fl. – January 31, 2023) – Today, trailblazing musician, author and activist Tori Amos announced a US tour this summer to continue celebration of her highly acclaimed 2021 album, Ocean to Ocean. Tori Amos will launch her Ocean to Ocean US Tour at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Tickets for the West Palm Beach performance start at $39* and go on sale to the public on Friday February 3 at 10 a.m. online at kravis.org.
Following a sold-out world tour throughout 2022, Tori will once again be performing with long-time collaborator bassist Jon Evans and renowned UK drummer Ash Soan, with special guest support to be announced. She will also be making stops at venues like the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, and a special stop at Wolf Trap in Virginia, where Amos grew up attending shows.
(KRAVIS NEWS)_SUBJECT: Kravis ArtSmart Lecture - “A Passion for More: Affairs that Make or Break Us” with Author Susan Shapiro Barash in Conversation with Jill Switzer
WHAT: “A Passion for More: Affairs that Make or Break Us” covers how women of today are exploring their needs with a striking absence of guilt. In Barash’s revealing, updated investigation, she will discuss: How women, from their early twenties to their eighties, in monogamous relationships and marriages take a lover. How do they balance the emotional and physical aspects of these trysts? How do affairs empower them and how affairs of today differ from those of the past.
Ms. Barash is an established writer of 13 nonfiction women’s issues books and fiction, under her pen name Susannah Marren including “A Palm Beach Wife” and “A Palm Beach Scandal”. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Chicago Tribune, Elle, Marie Claire and has appeared on national television including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC. Ms. Barash presents her lecture in conversations with fellow author and entertainer, Jill Switzer.
WHEN: Monday, February 13 at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Founders Room at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL., 33401.
TICKETS: Tickets are $35* each and include event admission and a copy of A Passion for More: Affairs that Make or Break Us. Use promo code BRINGAFRIEND to save. For every full price $35 ticket, get a second for only $10 (second ticket does not include copy of book). Tickets are available at the Kravis Center Box Office and online at kravis.org. To buy tickets, call the Kravis Center Box Office at (561) 832-7469 during regular box office hours Monday through Saturday from Noon to 5 p.m.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Jan. 30, 2023 (WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) —The Armory Art Center celebrated all things fashion at the opening night of Artistry, a special vintage sale that took place on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 at the Armory Art Center's historic West Palm Beach Campus.
More than 130 guests attended the preview party to shop for fabulous vintage items, enjoy sips and bites, mingle and see the very vintage, 101-year-old fashion icon and honorary event chair, Iris Apfel--who posed for photos and sold some stunning accessories from her personal collection.
Ballet Palm Beach dancers modeled some of the exquisite clothing, jewelry and other accessories for sale, including items from top designers like Chanel, Armani, Prada, Pucci and more—all curated by event co-chairs Lynn Feld and Linda Silpe. Linens, English silver, Wedgwood china and unique art were also available for sale.
After the party, the general public was invited to shop the sale for just $10 a day that weekend (Jan. 19-21). Proceeds supported the Armory Art Center’s ongoing youth arts education and community outreach programs.
For more information about the Armory Art Center, including upcoming events, classes and more, visit www.armoryart.org.
(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, FL -- FuelFest arrives for their 2nd year Feb. 25 with over 600 cars in West Palm Beach at the South Florida Fairgrounds- Located at 9067 Southern Blvd. Gates for the event are open to the public from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. with tickets starting at $25. Event information, car registration and tickets can be found at www.FuelFest.com, as well as on social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Automotive fans can expect an incredible experience filled with appearances by Fast and Furious franchise stars Cody Walker and Tyrese Gibson, live music, a massive car show, entertainment, celebrity sightings, and drifting all day.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Miami Beach, FL — January 27, 2023) – Under the steadfast artistic direction of Lourdes Lopez, Miami City Ballet (MCB) concludes its 37th season of dance with three distinct programs over the course of Winter and Spring 2023. Firmly making its mark as one of the country’s premier dance companies, MCB also welcomes new Executive Director Juan José Escalante into the fold as they embark on an ever-ambitious spring season that includes three world premieres from as many noteworthy choreographers, including choreographic stars Amy Hall Garner and Pontus Lindberg, works from greats George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and the addition of the company’s first Martha Graham work to its repertoire. Additionally, the company will present free performances throughout South Florida of a second Amy Hall Garner work, Rita Finds Home, a family-friendly collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet. The annual MCB Gala, hosted by “So You Think You Can Dance” Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe and celebrating Lourdes Lopez’s decade of accomplishments with MCB, will feature excerpts from Robbins’ glorious West Side Story Suite on Thursday, March 30. For more information, please visit www.miamicityballet.org.
(PRESS RELEASE)_PALM BEACH, FL — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization with offices in Washington, DC and Palm Beach, has deployed to Georgia to help animals in need after multiple tornadoes displaced thousands of residents and their pets. American Humane’s Rescue Team, and the organization’s 50-foot rescue truck, traveled to Spalding County on Wednesday as part of a coordinated effort with the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC).
Working on the ground alongside Spalding County Animal Care and Control and coordinating with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Atlanta Humane, American Humane is assisting in the recovery by helping maintain a temporary emergency shelter for rescued animals. The team is also working with local authorities and other highly trained organizations in the area to rescue animals and provide relief to locals impacted by the disaster.
“American Humane always stands ready to help animals and people during trying times, and our Rescue Team is working tirelessly to save at-risk animals impacted by these devastating tornadoes,” said American Humane President and CEO, Dr. Robin Ganzert. “Our animal first responders will help reunite people with their lost pets at a time when they need each other most. It is our duty to protect the animals with whom we share the world, and American Humane will do everything in our power to provide hope and healing to this resilient community.”
American Humane carefully monitors developing disaster situations, and works with local jurisdictions for requests for assistance, before deploying resources, including highly trained staff, volunteers, and supplies, in the most effective and efficient way possible. Providing care for stranded, injured, and lost animals in the wake of a natural disaster requires around-the-clock attention to the physical and mental well-being of each individual animal.
The American Humane Rescue Team was founded more than 100 years ago during World War I, when the U.S. Secretary of War requested assistance caring for injured horses in war-torn Europe. Since then, American Humane’s team of animal first responders have been on the ground for virtually every disaster in our nation’s history, from Pearl Harbor, to 9/11, to the historic eastern Kentucky flooding of 2022 and beyond.
To support the American Humane Rescue Team’s lifesaving work, visit AmericanHumane.org.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – January 26, 2023) Returning next month with a horticultural flourish is the always popular Winter Plant-a-Palooza Plant Sale, Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12, hosted by Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden.
“This fun-in-the-sun plant sale will showcase dozens of high-quality vendors in select Garden areas throughout our 20-acre tropical paradise, offering a great selection of plants, shrubs, trees, and garden accessories,” promises Mounts Curator-Director Rochelle Wolberg. “Whether you are an avid gardener or a budding beginner, Winter Plant-a-Palooza offers something for everyone.”
Reinforcing Mounts Botanical Garden’s theme of ‘The Year of the Orchid,’ the two-day sale will feature stunning displays from, among others, Jesse Durko’s Nursery, Dan & Margie Orchids, R&R Orchids, J&J Unique Orchids, and Jim-N-I Orchids.
(PRESS RELEASE)_This Valentine’s Day, Blackbird Modern Asian will transport guests back to 1940’s Shanghai via an alluring Paris of the Orient backdrop and interpretive Pan-Asian delicacies.
For one night only, chef-partner Tim Nickey and pastry chef Denise Elrod will be replacing the restaurant’s regular menu with a 4-course prix fixe menu written for romantic gourmandizing. A separate bar-only menu will showcase individually priced small and large plates and desserts.
Highlights include Tamarind glazed Faroe Island salmon with Chinese broccoli, Hawaiian ginger, and yuzu as well as banana-pineapple foster with yuzu lemon cake, gold leaf, and a white chocolate shell flambéed with Japanese whiskey.
The 4-course prix fixe menu ($75 per person; includes complimentary glass of champagne):
· Lobster pancake stir-fried with wild mushrooms, scallions, red chili, and coconut milk
· Wok-charred edamame with soy sauce, chili, and garlic
(PRESS RELEASE)_WELLINGTON, FL–Members of the Palm Beach community had a unique opportunity to meet and hear first-hand the life-transforming stories of veterans who found their saviors in the form of four legs and a wagging tail at a special cocktail party held in their honor at the National Polo Center in Wellington.
The heartwarming evening featured recent Pups4Patriots graduate teams, including US Air Force Veteran Mike and service dog Justice; US Air Force Veteran Diana and Sam; and US Air Force Veteran Zach and Winnie. The service dogs, who never stray from their veterans’ sides, are provided through American Humane’s Pups4Patriots initiative which finds dogs in need of forever homes and trains them to be lifesaving service dogs for veterans suffering the invisible wounds of war ,post-traumatic stress, and traumatic brain injury, at no cost to the veteran.“
We are so grateful to these brave veterans who have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedoms and are honored to be able to help them in their time of need,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. “Thanks to our generous supporters, our Pups4Patriots program is able to literally save lives at both ends of the leash.”
The Pups4Patriots teams and guests enjoyed creative hors d’oeuvres, entertainment by Victor Espinola and his electric Paraguayan harp, and an exciting live auction featuring kayak and fishing adventures to Islamorada and Bahamian vacations.
he generosity provided by the attendees of the Wellington community raised enough funds for a wounded warrior to be provided with a fully-trained hero dog companion at no cost to the veteran or his or her family.
Notable guests include Melissa Burns and Rich Eyring, Alex Hamer, Stanley and Vivian Picheny, Kris and Kimberly Strong, Cynthia Sulzberger and Steven Green, Joanne Weiner, Patricia Raynes, Jean Shafiroff, Patricia Adikes-Hill, Mark Boyhan (American Humane ambassador), Melissa Brusie, and Tim Gannon, owner of the National Polo Club, who graciously submitted a surprise auction item of a day at polo in his box with lunch, a private tour and a meet and greet with the players.
To learn more about this historic organization and its mission to save lives on both ends of the leash, visit American Humane. org or call its Palm Beach office at (561) 537-5887
(BRIGHTLINE NEWS)_Couples looking for a fun, date-night adventure this Valentine’s Day can jump on Brightline and explore a new restaurant, bar or attraction outside of their backyard. From Miami to West Palm Beach, the adventure begins with Brightline’s new Love Potion cocktail available at Mary Mary, Brightline’s in-station bar. Priced at $16, the cocktail features Tito’s vodka, strawberry puree, sweet and sour mix, orange juice, cranberry juice and a splash of Prosecco.
For those heading out on the town for the holiday, Brightine guests can seamlessly access some of South Florida’s top date spots, just minutes away from each station including:
For those choosing to celebrate Galentine’s Day or just hang with friends this year, Brightline is a perfect addition to lively events around South Florida including:
Brightline offers a special 25% off SMART fares for parties of 4 or more with the promo code ALLABOARD. Tickets can be booked at gobrightline.com.
High-res images of Brightline can be downloaded here and images of the Love Potion cocktail can be downloaded here.
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