(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – July 31, 2023) – The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced three exciting shows coming this fall to the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Playhouse. These diverse ethnic musical acts include Latin Jazz, Flamenco, Brazilian, folk, classical and more. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, August 4 at 10 a.m. at kravis.org.
SAMMY FIGUEROA’S: SEARCHING FOR A MEMORY
Featuring Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Aymée Nuviola
Saturday, October 7 at 7:30pm
Legendary percussionist Sammy Figueroa presents the music from his latest album "Searching For A Memory.” Joined by the great Cuban maestro, pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and the revered Cuban singer Aymée Nuviola, Figueroa pays tribute to his late father — Charlie Figueroa — known as one of the most romantic bolero singers of the 1950s.
Tickets start at $55*
(PRESS RELEASE)_Coming to the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens: The Seventh Annual Sculpture in Motion: The Art of Pre- and Post-War Automobiles
Sculpture in Motion, honoring Gold Star Families of Palm Beach County and Veterans, welcomes visitors of all ages to experience the history and design of one-of-a-kind, classic pre- and post-war automobiles. Group tours by renowned automotive historians will be offered throughout the day and guests will have the opportunity to be the judges and cast their votes for “Most Artistic,” “Most Elegant,” “People’s Choice” and “Young Connoisseur.”
Who doesn't love a good donut?
Whether you spell it "doughnut" or "donut," these little bundles of confectionary bliss come in all flavors and sizes. As longtime afficionadoes, we are always on the hunt for the latest and greatest, which this week led us to downtown West Palm Beach and The Salty.
West Palm is Salty's newest location, which also includes Miami -- where it got its start -- Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas, Austin and Charlotte. Founded from a camper popup in Miami's Wynwood district in 2014, Amanda Pizarro and Andy Rodriguez wanted a "community gathering place centered around donuts, coffee, and good vibes."
Sounds good -- let's check it out.
Located at 460 S. Rosemary, the good smells pull you inside, where you'll a find an assortment of donuts and baked goods. We, of course, were zeroed in on the former, and took our time surveying the shelves.
It was mid-day, and many of the most popular varieties were sold out. The menu includes Peanut Butter and Jelly, Guava and Cheese, Tiramisu, Pina Colada and White Chocolate Tres Leches, among others -- new flavors are added weekly. I finally decided on getting the last Brown Butter and Salt they had, while Pam tried their glazed donut holes, which also include cinnamon sugar and Oreo cake.
I found the texture distinct from other donuts, partly because they use brioche as a base. The icing was yummy, and one is big enough to split. The oversized donut holes were delicious as well.
Another visit is in order, and this time we'll get there early while there's still a big selection. --Gerry Barker
(PRESS RELEASE)_Boca Raton, FL (July 26, 2023)— The creative dra+wings of children were brought to life as part of the Fuller Center’s partnership with Budsies. Volunteers from Boca West Children’s Foundation visited Fuller Center students to deliver Budsies plush toys. Previously, each child had created a drawing and the Budsies plush toy came back looking just like the child’s drawing. The drawings were transformed into a plush toy made by Budsies and both Budsies and volunteers returned for a very dramatic "Reveal." Previously, Boca West volunteers had encouraged the children to use their imagination to design and color their Budsies drawings and were excited to return to help deliver each child’s stuffed animal creation.
“Fostering creativity and ingenuity among children is so inspirational and important to a child’s growth,” said Richard Zenker, Chairman of Boca West Children’s Foundation. “Our volunteers very much enjoyed an afternoon of working with the kids as they created their Budsies toys and couldn’t wait to return to help deliver the final creations.”
Visit Bocawestfoundation.org for more information.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach FL – July 28, 2023) - Joanne Shaw Taylor, the #1 selling blues-rock guitarist, has announced additional dates for her fall U.S. tour, which will bring her from coast to coast over the next few months. Taylor will be heading to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, FL on Tuesday, October 21, 2023, followed by an extensive run across the Midwest and East Coast in November.
To Get Tickets: Tickets go on sale to the public online at kravis.org starting today at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $35*. To purchase by phone or in person, call 561.832.7469 or visit the Box Office Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For information on becoming a Kravis Center member, please visit kravis.org/membership or call 561.651.4320
(PRESS RELEASE)_ (West Palm Beach, Fla.) Friday, July 28, 2023 -Nonprofits First proudly announces the first-ever Honorary Chair of their Lucky 7TH Annual Hats Off Nonprofit Awards, Danielle Moore. Danielle is currently serving as Mayor of The Town of Palm Beach. She will be a vital part of the awards event's success in the Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, October 3, from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm.
Danielle Moore is a true leader, community supporter, and longtime resident of Palm Beach and will be instrumental in promoting and fundraising for this year's annual awards. Currently, she serves as the President of The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation, Inc. and Fortin Enterprises as well as the Vice President of The Fortin Foundation of Florida, Inc.
(PRESS RELEASE)_PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (July 28, 2023) — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, has announced that public voting is now open to nominate the furry finalists for its 2023 Hero Dog Awards. Voting will close on August 24, 2023 and the finalists in each category will be showcased at the 13th Annual Hero Dog Awards Gala taking place at The Breakers Palm Beach on Friday, November 10, 2023. The event will be televised live on the A&E and fyi networks Thanksgiving weekend.
“Whether they protect us on the frontlines, help us with medical challenges, or just lighten our spirits with an enthusiastic kiss after a long day, dogs save and improve our lives in infinite ways,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. “Each year there are 25 worthy canine nominees, and this year is no exception. Last year more than 1 million votes were cast from across the country, and we can’t wait to see which of these precious pups will be our finalists!”
There are five nominees in each of the five categories listed below. There will be one winner in each category based on public voting, and one overall winner announced at the gala event. To vote, visit herodogawards.org/nominees.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(WEST PALM BEACH) As Florida’s favorite waterfront music festival prepares to celebrate its 40th event in 2024, it will do so under new leadership. According to Stephanie Glavin, newly elected president of SunFest’s board of directors, former SunFest sales and marketing director Dianna Craven was recently promoted to the leadership executive director role. The organization’s longtime executive director, Paul Jamieson, announced his retirement.
Craven has been with SunFest since 1996, overseeing all festival sponsorship, marketing and ticket sales. The Jupiter resident is a University of Florida graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Recreation and Tourism and a graduate of the International Festival and Events Association Certified Festival and Events Executive (CFEE) program. A Palm Beach County native, Craven is an active community volunteer serving on numerous non-profit boards, including as past president of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches and founding board member of Resource Depot.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Boca Raton, FL (July 26, 2023) – Boca Helping Hands (BHH) commemorated its 25th anniversary with a “Founders Day” celebration recognizing current and past board members, elected officials, and other invited guests. The event was held on July 12 at Boca Helping Hands, in Boca Raton.
Palm Beach County Commissioner Marci Woodward presented a proclamation declaring July 12 as Boca Helping Hands Day, marking the date the organization received its name in 1998. Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer presented a proclamation highlighting the nonprofit's beginnings in Boca and its subsequent growth. Boca Raton City Council Member Yvette Drucker was in attendance as well.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI (July 26, 2023) – Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, has unveiled a new digital experience for guests featuring a redesigned website and native mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. The enhanced guest journey is driven by a cutting-edge backend system, modern and intuitive design, and multiple additional upgraded features. Introduced ahead of expanded service connecting Miami and Orlando, the new digital journey transforms the booking process into a fast, dependable and frictionless system.
“Our new web and app platform is part of a technological evolution that provides seamless connectivity, personalized experiences, and convenient and efficient travel through the state,” shares Kevin T. McAuliffe, chief technology and digital innovation officer for Brightline. “These enhancements are designed to connect the guest’s digital experience with their on-board and in-station guest experience our brand is known and loved for.”
Exploring what to see and do in North Palm Beach and the South Florida area. Your hosts are Pam and Gerry Barker.
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