Upcoming Shows at Arts Garage
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Delray Beach, FL – February 28, 2022) Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage, today promoted four upcoming shows and special presentations in March and April:
Sunday, March 20, at 7 pm
Helen Miller Live
Nationally known gospel recording artist and ordained minister, Helen Miller-Best, transports listeners back to the way church “used to be”, with hand-clapping, foot-tapping praise. Backed by a band and singers, she will play songs presented with brief testimonies and quotes from the Bible inserted between and during songs to encourage listeners. This live concert presentation is very energetic and includes clapping, stomping, and dancing to the music as singers give praise to God. Hailed as “The Gospel Whirlwind,” Miller was raised in a Boynton Beach family of gospel singers and started singing in church at the age of four, She is now a devoted mother, grandmother, and is the ordained co-pastor of both El Bethel Church in North Carolina and the Bible Teachers International Ministries in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Tickets: $30 & $35
(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The award-winning Big Time Restaurant Group has recently appointed Danielle Wineburg as Bar Manager of City Cellar and Barrio located in West Palm Beach.
Wineburg joins BTRG from Pieri Hospitality Group, and brings a wealth of food and beverage management experience from notable Conshohocken, Pennsylvania restaurants and bars.
She will be responsible for the overall management of the bar programs at City Cellar and Barrio, creating seasonal cocktail menus, training and overseeing bartending staff.
Previously, Wineburg spent over eight years at her family's hospitality business, Amedeo's Catering in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania as head bartender, catering manager, and social media specialist. Prior to that, she worked at Hotel Fiesole in Skippack Village, Pennsylvania.
“City Cellar and our latest dining concept, Barrio, are premiere places to dine in West Palm Beach,” said General Manager Robert Morris. “In recent months, we’ve made a concentrated effort to add talented people like Danielle, who help elevate service standards, improve the ambiance of our dining rooms and main bar, and take our award-winning wine list to the next level.”
Wineburg received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Communications from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2014-2018.
In her free time, the Boynton Beach resident enjoys traveling, spending time with her boyfriend, Tom, and their rabbit, Bean, and shaking up her signature hibiscus mezcal margarita.
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill and Barrio are located in The Square at 700 S. Rosemary Ave., Second Floor, West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 366-0071 or visit citycellarwpb.com and barriowpb.com.
Artfest by the Sea Set March 12-13
(PRESS RELEASE)_JUNO BEACH, FL (February 22, 2022) Paintings made from the sound waves of the ocean or a loved-one’s voice; towering sculptures of glass, marble and metal; hand-dyed caftans of silk rippling in the ocean breeze – these are some of the eye-catching creations awaiting visitors along A1A in Juno Beach during the 32nd Annual ArtFest by the Sea presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Featuring more than 300 artists and artisans from more than 30 states, the free outdoor, juried festival takes place March 12 - 13 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Co-produced by the nation’s top outdoor art festival producer Howard Alan Events and the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, thousands of creative creations will line the oceanfront road. Sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, photography, paintings, wearable art and more will be displayed, gallery-style, for the enjoyment of art lovers, collectors, shoppers and pedestrians alike.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – February 25, 2022) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a soul-stirring ArtSmart Lunch & Learn event next month focused on Palm Beach County’s favorite dancer, dance photographer and juicy backstage raconteur.
March 21 at 11:30 am (Monday)
Lunch & Learn:
A Dancer’s Story of Self-Reinvention
with Steven Caras
(A Kravis Center Cultural Society Event)
(ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education)
The Emmy Award-winning public television documentary Steven Caras: See Them Dance recounted a boy’s daring journey at a time when men pursuing dance rarely escaped unscathed. Filmmaker Deborah Novak touches on this, leading to Caras’ extraordinary transition from being the youngest male dancer in Balanchine’s New York City Ballet to becoming its ultimate image maker as one of the leading dance photographers of all time. In fact, the 2012 documentary was named “Best Television Film” of the year at the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival.
In Survival Instinct, Steven Caras boldly picks up where the documentary leaves off—revealing in even more intimate detail his glorious milestones, occasional setbacks, and personal struggles with sexuality. Inspiring, profoundly moving, and wickedly funny, Caras will also share stunning images of some of the greatest dancers the world has ever known.
Gimelstob Ballroom in the Cohen Pavilion
Note: Admission includes lunch prepared by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center.
Sponsored by Susan Bloom
How to Purchase Tickets for this Lunch & Learn:
Tickets are now available for purchase either online at kravis.org or by phone at 561.832.7469.
MedHouse Coming in April
(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH, FL – MedHouse, powered by R3 Health, a first-of-its-kind ‘Social Wellness Club’ featuring a patient-focused, 360° approach to health, is slated to open this April in the heart of the burgeoning Dixie Highway corridor in West Palm Beach.
The 7,500 square-foot facility will offer a concierge healthcare experience that embraces wellness of the body, mind, and spirit with an expansive list of regenerative and medical equipment and services. MedHouse incorporates the latest 21st century technology with individualized wellness and longevity programs for a comprehensive approach to serve patients’ needs.
Located at 2513 South Dixie Highway, MedHouse/R3 Health will include an extensive range of wellness benefits, including:
(PRESS RELEASE)_February 22, 2022 (Jupiter, Fla.) — It’s a real-life Billy Elliot story.
Similar to the young hero of the Broadway blockbuster and film, a talented American teen who started ballet classes only five years ago has earned a sought-after training program spot at one of the world's foremost professional ballet schools: the Dutch National Ballet Academy in The Netherlands.
Jupiter resident Devon Luxton, 17, was selected through a rigorous video audition process as one of 177 dancers worldwide invited to audition at Barcelona’s Grand Audition on February 8 and 9, a prominent audition opportunity for dancers (ages 17-26) to be seen by directors of multiple international ballet companies. After the first day, the dancers were narrowed down to 49 (of whom Devon was the only American male dancer), and only 10 of those dancers were offered positions by company directors. Devon was one of them — accepting a coveted placement that most young dancers can only dream of.
“It was an amazing experience,” said Devon. “I’ve known for some time that the Dutch National Ballet was where I wanted to be. I can’t wait to continue training in their pre-professional division starting this fall.”
'ANASTASIA' Tickets Now on Sale
(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, FL (February 17, 2022) – The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announced today that the individual tickets for the tour of ANASTASIA are on sale now a the Official Kravis Center Website, Kravis.org/Anastasia.
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA is the new Broadway musical that’s “one of the most gorgeous shows in years!” (New York Observer). This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
The cast includes Kyla Stone as Anya, Sam McLellan as Dmitry, Brandon Delgado as Gleb, Gerri Weagraff as Dowager Empress, Bryan Seastrom as Vlad, Madeline Raube as Countess Lily and Taya Diggs and Marley Sophia as Little Anastasia. The ensemble includes Mikayla Agrella, Lance Timothy Barker, William Aaron Bishop, Harrison Drake, Thomas Henke, Dakota Hoar, Veronica Rae Jiao, Evin Johnson, Ceron Jones, Madeline Kendall, Lizzy Marie Legregin, Victoria Madden, Christian McQueen, Elizabeth Ritacco, Taylor Stanger, Sarah Statler and Lauren Teyke.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – February 17, 2022) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting four hours of Family & Friends fun on Sunday, February 27, from 9 am to 1 pm. Planned activities for Health & Wellness Day include Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and so much more—Leaf Printing, SoFlow Snow (bubbles), live music, Latin jam dance, drums, hula hoops, and Joydust™.
The Mounts Nursery will be fully-staffed to answer questions while offering a wide selection of Florida native plants and herbs. Purchasable refreshments include organic, cold-pressed juices from Sqzd Juice and vegan cookies from Amy’s Lil’ Chunks of Love.
“All Health & Wellness Day events are family friendly, so bring the kids and try something new,” says Mounts Curator-Director Rochelle Wolberg. “Best of all, ticket-holders can also enjoy our sensational exhibition Sean Kenney’s Nature POP!, featuring 40 colorful sculptures created with 800,000 LEGO® bricks.”
Schedule of Activities
9 to 10 am
Sunrise Yoga with certified fitness/yoga teacher Hegina Rodrigues. This class combines gentle yoga and stretching with the use of a chair or wall.
Free Voter League Events Scheduled
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – February 17, 2022) The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County (LWVPBC) today invited concerned adults to four timely, informative, and FREE Zoom events in February and March:
Thursday, February 24 at 7 pm
Environmental Pollutants vs. Human Health:
And the winner is….
Co-hosted by the Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group and the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, this panel presentation will include:
+ Ankush Bansal, MD is a traveling hospitalist board certified in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine and is currently Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Florida International University in Miami. The Governor-Elect of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Bansal is the -founder and co-chair of Florida Clinicians for Climate Action, co-founder of Climate Reality Project Palm Beach (now part of the Boca chapter), a board member of the Florida Physicians for Social Responsibility, a COP participant with the Global Climate & Health Alliance, and a Climate for Health Ambassador. His professional interests are preventive medicine through lifestyle change and climate change. Based in Delray Beach, he is the 2021 Physician "Hero" for the Palm Beach County Medical Society.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Lake Park, FL – February 17, 2022) Mark Frangione, the Owner/Chef of the popular restaurant Café Pelican, today announced the launch of an exciting new dining and dancing series at his award-winning restaurant, located at 612 US-1 in Lake Park (33403). The series will run every other Sunday evening from 7 to 9:30 pm, starting this weekend.
“Music has always been a huge part of the dining experience at our restaurant, and we all are very excited to continue this tradition with our new Swinging Sundays series showcasing South Florida’s favorite cabaret stars, Jill & Rich Switzer, with the incredible Cielo on drums,” says Frangione.
The former co-hosts of The Morning Lounge on Legends 100.3 FM, The Switzers have had sterling musical careers. The talented couple has headlined at Birdland in NYC, and locally at the Kravis Center, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Table 26, the Delray Beach Playhouse, Boca’s Rrazz Room, the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, The Colony’s Royal Room, with the Palm Beach Pops, and at numerous high-end private parties. She released the CD By Special Request and is the author of The Diva Next Door: How to Be a Singing Star Wherever You Are. Rich is a gifted pianist/composer, who has been entertaining audiences in South Florida for more than 30 years. His four CDs of melodic piano instrumentals have made a significant mark musically, beginning with his debut release, Quiet Storm. He’s also an honorary Board member of The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook.
Swinging Sundays starring The Jill & Rich Switzer Trio with Cielo on drums is currently booked for February 20, March 6 and 20, and April 3 and 17. The alternate Sundays will spotlight master showman Rob Russell, accompanied by Kim Forman on piano.
For reservations, please call 561.842.7272.
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