(PRESS RELEASE)_JUNO BEACH, FL (October 31, 2022) – Visitors and residents can take part in a 20 year tradition along the Atlantic Ocean with the return of 20th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival on November 12 - 13. The free, two-day event happens from 10 am to 5 pm both days and includes a full green market.
Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste and every budget from more than 125 craft artisans. Friendly pets on leashes are always welcome.
The Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), producer of some of the nation’s most exciting, high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations. Each artisan is vetted to ensure the highest quality and artistic diversity is represented amongst the hand-crafted-in-the-USA creations.
WHAT: 20th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, November 12 - 13 from 10 am – 5 pm
WHERE: 14200 US Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408
Parking is available in Loggerhead Park or just north of the park on A1A.
ADMISSION: Free and open to the publicWEBSITE: www.artfestival.com
CONTACT INFORMATION: email@example.com or 561-746-6615
(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, FL – October 28, 2022) The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County (LWVPBC) today invited local voters to an informative lunch event next month.
Wednesday, November 16 / 11 am to 1 pm
Hot Topic Discussion / In-Person
Strengthening Medicaid & Medicare
+ Guest Speaker: Scott Darius, Executive Director of Florida Voices for Health, who will share the latest developments around Medicaid and the campaign for Medicaid expansion, as well as recent changes to Medicare and campaigns to improve the oral health benefit. He began his career in health advocacy in 2012 when he joined Florida CHAIN helping to coordinate the statewide campaign for Medicaid expansion and pledges to stay engaged in the process until quality healthcare is truly affordable for everyone.
Where: Mel’s Way Bistro, 3536 Via Poinciana in Lake Worth 33467
Lunch Fee: $35
+ Lunch begins at 11:30 am. Choice of regular or vegetarian lunch.
+ Presentation begins at noon.
+ Registrations, lunch choice, and payments must be made in advance online at https://lwvpbc.org/event/november-hot-topic-2/.
(PRESS + Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Fee is nonrefundable.
(PRESS RELEASE)_WHAT: The stairway to heavenly political satire originally laid by the Capitol Steps continues upward with DC’s Reflecting Fools— the new musical parody group created by the performers and co-writer from the Capitol Steps. DC’s Reflecting Fools hold up a mirror to our crazy political culture, providing hilarious song parodies and foolish reflections that continue to inspire belly-laughter.
Audiences will continue to see cast members from past seasons of the Capitol Steps performing all the beloved bits, the show-ending and mind-boggling backward talking spoonerisms, break-neck costume changes, over-the-top impressions, and all-new song parodies reflecting the day’s news. Let’s welcome some reflection! Join us for the unveiling of the next political movement in comedy sweeping the country - DC’s Reflecting Fools
WHERE: Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse at Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.
WHEN: November 1 – 6 (Tuesday – Sunday)
+ Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
+ Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
+ Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
+ Friday at 7:30 p.m.
+ Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
+ Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
COST: Tickets are $45
CONTACT: Visit kravis.org or call the Box office at 561.832.7469
(PRESS RELEASE)_Oct. 27, 2022 (Jupiter, Fla.) — Just in time for the holidays, Paris Ballet and Dance will bring the spellbinding magic of The Nutcracker to The Palm Beaches!
With performances at the 750-seat Eissey Campus Theatre slated for Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022 (12:30 and 6:30 p.m. both days), tickets are $35 and selling fast.
Set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s memorable score, the full-length production will feature thrilling choreography by the school’s founder and director Jean-Hugues Feray (a former principal dancer with many international companies, including Ballet Florida and the French National Ballet), and showcase the talents of dozens of young dancers ages 3 to 18, plus two international guest artists dancing as Drosselmeyer and Mother Ginger.
Don’t let their ages fool you—the young advanced and pre-professional dancers in Paris Ballet and Dance’s iteration of The Nutcracker bring a level of talent envied by seasoned professionals. With these high-caliber performances, there’s no need to hire dozens of out-of-town dancers—because the students are the shining stars.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(South Florida – October 26, 2022) For its first in-person ceremony since April 2019, the Carbonell Awards—South Florida’s Theater & Arts Honors—promises “a truly joyous celebration packed with music, laughter and applause as we recognize talented members of our theater community for shows produced in Broward, Miami/Dade and Palm Beach Counties during the 2021-2022 season,” according to Carbonell Board President Gary Schweikhart.
At this year’s event, 126 different nominations in 20 competitive categories are shared by 98 talented people, 36 extraordinary productions, and 16 South Florida theaters. Winners are determined by a diverse group of 30 experienced judges.
Produced by Fantel Music, the theme of this year’s Carbonell Awards ceremony is Community and Inclusion, representing all of South Florida’s talented theater professionals, both onstage and backstage—as demonstrated on this promotional video created by Gaby Tortoledo: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M1oMYUSW_y5ZQ6WvzioZQVNwLcc445nu/view?usp=sharing.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Boca Raton, FL – October 26, 2022) The Boca Raton Historical Society today announced the 2022 Walk of Recognition inductees. The annual honor goes to individuals and organizations that have “served for the interest of our community and have enriched the lives of the citizens of the Boca Raton.”
“Co-chaired by Marta Batmasian and Joyce DeVita, this year’s Walk of Recognition ceremony and reception will be held on Tuesday, November 29, at 6 p.m., at The Addison, 2 East Camino Real in Boca Raton (33432). Designed by famed architect Addison Mizner in 1926, the exquisite and historic venue is considered one of the most important pieces of architecture in South Florida.
The 2022 Walk of Recognition inductees include:
+ Steven Abrams served on the Boca Raton City Council beginning in 1989 and was elected Mayor of Boca Raton three times (2001, 2003, 2005), later serving as the first Mayor of Palm Beach County, Chairman of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners and Executive Director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority. During his seven years as Mayor of Boca Raton—the longest of anyone since 1950—Abrams was widely praised for his deft handling of the Anthrax attack post-9/11, spearheading the annexation of the Town Center area to shore up the city’s tax base, and successfully lowering taxes and attracting new business. According to Boca’s current Mayor Scott Singer, Abrams “set the gold standard by which future mayors will be judged through his leadership, outreach, advocacy, and mentorship.” He and his wife, public relations executive Debbie Abrams, have two children.
(PRESS RELEASE)_WHAT: Halloween Event featuring the world’s greatest organist performing live scoring during a screening of Rupert Julian’s 1925 silent horror classic, The Phantom of the Opera. Patrons are encouraged to come in costume for the chance to win tickets to upcoming shows. The evening features signature cocktail offerings, selfie stations and other pre-show fun.
WHERE: Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.
WHEN: Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m.
COST: Tickets start at $15. Premium tickets for $60 include champagne and special pre-show Q&A with Cameron Carpenter moderated by Regional Arts Artistic Advisor, Phillip Bergman.
CONTACT: Visit kravis.org/cameron-carpenter or call Box office at 561.832.7469
DETAILS: The world’s only Grammy-winning organist, Cameron Carpenter, described as “Extravagantly talented… everything he touches turns fantastical and memorable.” – The New York Times and “Flamboyant presentation goes hand in hand with unquestioned virtuosity.” – The New Yorker, returns to the Kravis Center to perform on the George W. Mergens Digital Organ he designed for the Kravis Center at the request of Alexander Dreyfoos.
(PRESS RELEASE)_PALM BEACH, FLA. – Experts from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the world’s leading cancer research and treatment centers, will share advances in revolutionary science and extraordinary cancer care. The annual open forum and fundraiser will be hosted by the Schlager/Weinsten family at a private Palm Beach club on Wednesday, January 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
The physician panel will be moderated by Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, president and CEO of Dana-Farber and includes renowned faculty, Scott Armstrong, MD, president, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; Bradley Bernstein, MD, chair of Cancer Biology and Richard and Nancy Lubin Family chair; Irene Ghobrial, MD, director, Center of Prevention of Progression, Clinical Investigator Research Program, and Translational Research in Multiple Myeloma Program; and Sara Tolaney, MD, chief, Division of Breast Oncology, Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers.
For decades, the Palm Beach community has strongly supported Dana-Farber researchers, caregivers, and patients, advancing the lifesaving mission of conquering cancer for adults and children in Boston, Palm Beach, and around the world. To join the Breakfast with the Doctors event, visit www.dana-farber.org/forms/palm-beach-request-information or make a gift at www.dana-farber.org/PalmBeach.
(PRESS RELEASE)_The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to feature mixed media artist, Lynn Doyal, for their November 9, 2022 meeting.
The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. The meeting will open with a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m., followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a presentation by Lynn Doyal titled “An Artist's Journey Discovering Public Art”. For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynn Doyal blends contemporary design with a reverence for the techniques of the past. She incorporates paint, hand stitching and beading, collage, and digital technology in her works to create vibrant, textural pieces. Digital photographs of her artwork can then be transferred onto a variety of surfaces such as glass, metal, canvas, tile, or vinyl, allowing for expansive reproductions as public art pieces. She says her artwork “… provides that ‘breath’ in the course of a person’s day [which] means a great deal to me.” Her life-sized originals let the viewer marvel at the intricate detail of Doyal’s mixed media pieces, while her large-scale public art pieces are a captivating, surreal experience.
In 1979, Doyal received her degree in Fine Art from the University of South Florida. After working in the corporate realm, she started her own company, Signature Chocolates, providing premiums and incentives for corporations, hotels and cruise lines. Since 2011, she has been exhibiting her art in festivals, shows, and galleries. Over the past 6 years, Doyal’s interest in public art has motivated her to serve as an apprentice to a nationally recognized public artist, as well as volunteer in Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, to gain the perspectives of the many individuals and agencies that need to work in concert together to create, fabricate and install public artworks. She explains, “my overall approach to public art [is to] beautify and surprise.”
Doyal’s current projects include "Word Patterns" which explores the patterns in word search puzzles, and a Portrait Ministry, in which she creates portraits as a way to encourage and uplift others.
To learn more about Lynn Doyal and her works, visit her website at https://mixedmediabylynn.com, or follow her on Instagram @MixedMediaBy Lynn, or Facebook @Lynn M Doyal.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Oct. 24, 2022 (West Palm Beach, FL.) – Calling all aspiring novelists! The Writers’ Academy at The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has six courses available for writers of all experience levels and genres to hone their skills. Kicking off on January 3, 2023, the Academy will once again be conducted by Pulitzer Prize-nominated biographer, novelist, playwright and teacher, Julie Gilbert.
“The Writers’ Academy encourages, nurtures and develops creative writing skills in most genres of expression,” said Gilbert, “and the writers I work with at the Kravis Center are a funny, wise, intelligent and sophisticated bunch. What has separated them from the myriad of writers I have worked with is that they are daring. After a while, trusting that a solid amount of technique and the discipline of writing steadily would be their safety net, they have ventured up on the high wire.”
Students who have participated in The Writers’ Academy classes have found their own literary acclaim as a result of Gilbert’s teachings. Local author Mary Simses went on to write the novel The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Café, published by Little, Brown and Company and most recently, Susan Goldfein published her third book, Laughing My Way Through the Third Stage. The Kravis Center Press has also published two books written by Writers’ Academy members: Driving Woodie: Tales From the Home Front During World War II by Martha McMullen and Verbal Snacks by Nancy Sims.
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