Buzz Agency Adds New Clients
(PRESS RELEASE)_PALM BEACH, FL, January 31, 2022 – The Buzz Agency, one of South Florida’s leading public relations firms based in Palm Beach, Florida, has announced a number of new clients, and has diversified its areas of practice to include healthcare, aviation and law.
New clients include:
Achievement Centers for Children & Families (achievementcentersfl.org) in Delray Beach provides childcare and academic opportunities to children in southern Palm Beach County.
Aerospace Marketing Group (aerospacemarketing.com) is a global firm that specializes in aviation and aerospace branding.
American Humane (americanhumane.org), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1877, committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals.
Corvina Seafood Grill (http://corvinabocaraton.com/) opened in Downtown Boca Raton in December 2021. Led by award-winning celebrity chef Jeff Tunks, the pescatarian menu showcases an array of fresh seafood and a raw bar.
Fuller Center (ffcdc.org), with two locations in east and west Boca Raton, provides affordable childcare and year-round education services for economically challenged children and families.
R3 Health (r3health.co) and MedHouse (medhouse.co), a patient-managed, integrative and regenerative healthcare facility, will open its third location in West Palm Beach this March.
Fort Lauderdale's Susen Law Group (susenlawgroup.com) and founder, Marcus J. Susen, a board- certified civil trial attorney, focuses on women's healthcare advocacy and plaintiffs who have been harmed by controlled substances and medical devices.
The University of Miami Health System's UHealth at Downtown West Palm Beach (umiamihealth.org/locations/uhealth-at-downtown-west-palm-beach) will unveil a new, 7,000 square foot clinic featuring specialized care in a variety of healthcare fields, including cardiology, urology, and dermatology.
West Palm Beach Library Association (wpblf.org), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides operational and program funding for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.
The Buzz Agency is located 101 Bradley Place, Suite 202, Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 779-2516, visit thebuzzagency.net, and follow the firm on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn @thebuzzagency and on Facebook @buzzagency.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – January 31, 2022) 26 shows in 28 days—that’s what The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is offering in February. Tickets are now available for purchase either online at kravis.org or by phone at 561.832.7469.
How to Purchase Tickets for These Shows: Tickets are now available for purchase either online at kravis.org or by phone at 561.832.7469.
African-American Film Festival – February 1, 8, 15
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – February 2
Nobuntu – February 2-3
Tango Fire – February 4
Kristin Chenoweth: For The Girls – February 5
Branford Marsalis in collaboration with the
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra – February 6
Lecture Series – February 7, 23
CATS – February 8-13
Anthony Triono, Flute & Albert Cano Smit, Piano – February 9
PHILDANCO@50 – February 11-13
It’s a Great, Really Big, Humongous, Ginormous, Lotta People Ball! – February 12
An Evening with Audra McDonald – February 14
Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats – February 15
Paul Anka: Anka Sings Sinatra – February 16
Deborah Silver: Glitter & Grits and All That Jazz – February 17
Nnenna Freelon: Time Traveler – February 18-19
I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce
Starring Ronnie Marmo – February 18-20
Lunch & Learn: Affairs of State – February 21
Intersection of Lincoln and Rosa Parks – February 24-26
Celebrating the Wit & Wisdom of the Great American Songbook with Bob Merrill & Sunnyside Swing – February 25-26
Kaki King: Modern Yesterdays – February 27
The Modern Gentleman – February 28
Academy of St Martin in the Fields:
Joshua Bell, Conductor & Violin – February 28
Clandestine Valentine's Dinner
(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Love the one you're with this Valentine’s Day at Palm Beach Meats. On February 14, from 7–9:30 p.m., the West Palm Beach butcher shop cum restaurant pop-up, along with executive chefs Emerson Frisbie and James Cruz, will host a romance-infused, Clandestine Valentine's Prix Fixe Dinner with champagne and wine pairings by Pedro's Fine Wines.
Valentine’s Day Menu:
Treasure Coast Oysters and Caviar
Trio of Snacks
King Crab with Cauliflower Sformato
Florida Corn Fritter with Piquillo Pepper and Avocado
Truffle and Chive Potato
Florida Citrus, Beets, Fennel, Five Spice, and Pistachio
Asparagus and Foie Gras Hollandaise
Chocolate Sponge Cake
Blood Orange Semifreddo and Amaretti
Tickets are $275 per person. Space is limited. For reservations, visit opentable.com/r/clandestine-west-palm-beach. Palm Beach Meats is located at 4812 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach. For information, call (561) 623-7471 or visit palmbeachmeats.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Feel the love on Valentine's Day at Josie's Ristorante. The beloved Boynton Beach hot spot and executive chef Sebastian Setticasi have your amorous taste buds covered, from sexy starters (Prime Short Rib Meatball, Shrimp Bada Bing) and colossal entrées (7 oz. Wagyu Filet Mignon, 22 oz. Prime Bone-In Cowboy Ribeye, 14 oz. Center Cut Veal Chop) to delicious endings (16 Layer Chocolate Cake, Pistachio Cannoli, Mango Key Lime Pie). So sweet, you may want to kiss the pastry chef. Don't worry, we won't tell.
Feeling cozy? Take your romance to go, bro, compliments of Josie's carry out dining. Enjoy 10% off online orders when using promo code: VALENTINE. Valid 01/31/2022 to 02/14/2022. Cannot be used in combination with other offers or on dine-in orders.
Josie's Ristorante is located at 650 E. Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach. For more information, call (561) 364-9601 or visit josiesristorante.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Lake Worth Beach, FL – January 27, 2022) Dave Lawrence, President & CEO of the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County today announced that the CULTURE & COCKTAILS, originally scheduled for February 7, has been postponed to Monday, November 7. The decision was made with an abundance of caution and concern for guests and staff due to the lingering COVID surge. All current RSVPs/tickets for the next Conversation will be honored for the new date at no additional cost.
Although temporarily delayed, 2022’s four CULTURE & COCKTAILS events will still be held in the rooftop ballroom of The Ben, located at 251 N. Narcissus Avenue in West Palm Beach. Free valet parking will be provided.
Monday, March 7 – 5 to 7 pm
A Stylish Conversation with
Mark Badgley and James Mischka, who have been hailed by Vogue as one of the “Top 10 American Designers” and as the fashion darlings of the Hollywood set.
Moderator: Roe Green, Arts Patron, Activist and CEO of The Roe Green Foundation
Monday, April 11 – 5 to 7 pm
IN TIME, IN TUNE
A Musical Conversation with
+ Deborah Silver, #1 Billboard jazz vocalist, whose best-selling albums include Glitter and Grits, The Gold Standards and Pure Silver.
+ Dennis Lambert, the 12-time GRAMMY nominated songwriter who has helmed hit records for legendary recording artists.
Moderator: Copeland Davis, Emmy-Nominated Pianist, Tonight Show Performer Inducted into the Las Vegas Entertainers Hall of Fame in 2014.
Voter League Upcoming Events
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – January 27, 2022) The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County (LWVPBC) today invited both new and veteran members to two upcoming events:
Saturday, March 12 at 10:30 am
New Member Online Orientation
Targeted to both new LWVPBC members and those thinking about joining, this Zoom event is for anyone interested in knowing more about the League’s work on such critical issues as the environment, civics education, voting rights, gun safety, voter services, education, health care, and the national popular vote. There will also be special presentations on the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization’s ongoing efforts on behalf of voter protection, as well as diversity and equity.
Link to Register:
Saturday, April 9 at 10 am
Connect & Reboot Again
This in-person event for LWVPBC members will be held at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road in Delray Beach (33446). This is the perfect opportunity to meet and schmooze with other concerned voters—both new and veteran League members—and connect with the leaders of various Issue Groups, including voter services, gun safety, national popular vote, voting rights, health care, Speakers’ Bureau, Observer Corps, education, etc.
Note: Masks are required for this in-person event, and all attendees are expected to be fully vaccinated.
How to Register:
Email LWVPBC Membership Chair Darlene Kostrub at email@example.com, or call/text her at 561.573.6384.
(PRESS RELEASE)_DELRAY BEACH, FL – Hungry lovebirds will be flocking to City Oyster for Valentine's Day.
The Delray Beach power spot and executive chef Jordan Stilley will be serving New Zealand lamb chops (3 chops per order) and housemade chimichurri sauce with Maine lobster tail complemented with grilled asparagus, whipped mashed potatoes, and warm herb butter. Price is $65.
Feeling toasty? Salute your favorite plus one with a sexy, blush Aviation cocktail ($13), loaded with Fords Gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, and Crème de Violette.
Satiate your sweet tooth with a thick slice of chocolate raspberry cake ($13), so decadent you'll both be duetting "That's Amore" by the last bite.
Valentine's Day hours are 5 p.m.–10 p.m. City Oyster is located at 213 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. For reservations, call (561) 272-0220 or visit cityoysterdelray.com.
'I'm Lenny Bruce' Coming to Kravis
(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH - (January 26, 2022) – Critically-acclaimed actor Ronnie Marmo, with the blessings of Kitty Bruce (daughter of the late Lenny Bruce), along with the Lenny Bruce Foundation, are thrilled to present “I’M NOT A COMEDIAN… I’M LENNY BRUCE” - Directed by Joe Mantegna, the theatrical event starring Ronnie Marmo as Lenny Bruce makes its Florida premiere at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for a limited engagement run on February 18 – 20. Tickets are on sale now at LennyBruceOnStage.com.
“I believe Lenny’s is the voice this country needs right now,” says playwright and star Ronnie Marmo. “In the 1960s, he exposed many of the ‘untouchable’ subjects that are in the news again now: religion, racism, immigration, xenophobia, gender inequality, sexual identity, the criminal justice system, capital punishment, bail reform, government aid, police brutality, corrupt capitalism, the opiate epidemic, marijuana legalization, censorship, I could go on and on. So here we are, over 56 years later, all the issues Lenny was fighting for are still so relevant and even radical. In certain ways, we’ve progressed since Lenny was with us, and in many, we have regressed.”
I’M NOT A COMEDIAN… I’M LENNY BRUCE chronicles the life and death of the most controversial comedian and undisputed legend of all time…Lenny Bruce. His personal pain, sharply funny social commentary and completely original, freestyle comedy left a lasting impact on today’s poetry, politics, music, film - and of course - comedy. His unwavering commitment to, and passion for, free speech led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests. Bruce fought for freedom of speech all the way to the Supreme Court, and died of an accidental overdose in 1966 while out on appeal. Lauded by fans and former friends of Bruce, Marmo’s crowd-shocking portrayal brings the notorious funnyman to life with all the electrifying, insightful and comedic brilliance as the one and only Lenny Bruce himself.
I’M NOT A COMEDIAN… I’M LENNY BRUCE makes its Florida theatrical premiere at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on February 18 – 20. Show times are Friday, February 18 at 8 pm; Saturday, February 19 at 3 pm and 8 pm, and Sunday, February 19 at 2 pm. Tickets start at $45 and may be purchased at the Official Kravis Center Website kravis.org, or by calling 561.832.7469. I’M NOT A COMEDIAN… I’M LENNY BRUCE explores mature themes, includes strong language and nudity, and is intended for mature audiences.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Wellington, FL – As the sun set over the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) on January 13, American Humane hosted a philanthropic cocktail event to honor brave heroes on both ends of the leash. Military working dogs, who valiantly serve alongside American troops to keep them safe from IEDs and other dangers, are too often retired overseas and are not able to be brought back home to their former handlers.
“American Humane is thrilled to have assembled such an exceptional Wellington audience in support of our efforts to reunite American’s brave military K-9s with their beloved handlers,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane’s president & CEO. “After serving our country, many brave Military Working Dogs are tragically left alone overseas, and military handlers often face the heartbreaking reality of parting ways with their K-9 counterparts after forming an incredible bond through service on the battlefield."
Guests savored delicious hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails poolside, and enjoyed the contemporary rhythms of world-renowned musician Victor Espinola and his electric Paraguayan harp. A silent auction featured notable prizes, from a scenic helicopter tour of Palm Beach and the Florida Coast, to a two-night stay at Caerula Mar Club, Bahamas, with private jet transportation by Verijet.
Proceeds will assist in bringing military working dogs (MWDs) back home to be reunited with their handlers.
Additionally, monies raised will provide free, specialty, and preventative medical care for retired MWDs.
For more information, visit americanhumane.org.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Four Diamond luxury at Portland Harbor Hotel in Portland, ME. Located within the heart of the historic Old Port District, Portland Harbor Hotel is known for its exemplary service and attention to detail.
The hotel’s Valentine’s Day Package, offered all weekend long, includes valet parking, champagne, chocolates from Portland’s local chocolatier, Dean’s Sweets. Unwind and reconnect in thoughtfully designed guest rooms featuring local artwork, cozy furniture, plush down pillows and duvets.
Once settled in, guests are invited to experience dinner at the award winning BlueFin Restaurant and Bar. Featuring comfortable, casual, fine dining, BlueFin offers an impressive menu highlighting fresh seafood and a variety of other dishes that change seasonally. The cozy dining room boasts a fireplace creating an intimate ambience to spend a few hours with your valentine.
Special Valentine’s cocktails will be offered all weekend; featuring Cupid’s Heart, a red tinted vodka and pomegranate cocktail, and a Liquid Love Martini topped with a frozen heart strawberry. On Sunday, February 13th a special Galentine’s cocktail will be available.
Rates starting from $204. Package available February 9 - 14, 2022. Offer based on availability.
Portland Harbor Hotel and BlueFin Restaurant are located at 468 Fore St, Portland, ME 04104. For hotel Cand dining reservations call 207.775.9090 or visit portlandharborhotel.com.
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