(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – November 19, 2018) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate the joyous holiday season with four different concerts, shows and special presentations, ranging from family-friendly to hilariously offbeat:
November 30 at 8 pm (Saturday)
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2019
Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington
with Special Guest Chris Walker
Music and merriment will fill Dreyfoos Hall as saxophonist Dave Koz, accompanied by his famous friends, takes the stage in an evening of smooth jazz holiday favorites. With a career that spans three decades, nine Grammy nominations and nine number one albums, Koz continues to wow crowds with his remarkable sound.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets start at $29
December 2 at 8 pm (Monday)
A John Waters Christmas
Filthier & Merrier Tour
Delving into his love for the annual December warning list of unsafe toys to give to your child, his hatred for email Christmas cards, the Easter Bunny and any kind of holiday food issues, John Waters, aka the Pope of Trash brings a cool yule like no other. The legendary filmmaker and author, known for directing the films Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Cry-Baby, Serial Mom and numerous others, will be spreading his unusual sense of humor in this holiday rant.
Contains adult language and mature content.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
This PEAK performance is made possible by a grant from the MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis.
Performance sponsored by The Chastain Charitable Foundation
December 23 at 2 pm & 6 pm (Monday)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Live On Stage
Everyone’s favorite holiday classic is the one present the whole family can enjoy! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play, and uncover the true meaning of Christmas. This new production is set to the unforgettable sounds of the Vince Guaraldi musical score and crescendos into a celebration of song as the audience is invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing Christmas favorites. (Ages: 4+)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets start at $18
Sponsored by The Stiller Family Foundation
January 1 at 8 pm (Wednesday)
Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert
The Strauss Symphony of America
Bernhard Schneider, conductor (Vienna)
Jennifer Davison, soprano (Vienna)
Brian Cheney, tenor (New York)
Featuring dancers from National Ballet of Hungary & International Champion Ballroom Dancers
Waltz into the New Year with this spectacular celebration of song and dance with European singers, dancers and a full orchestra.
Presented by the Kravis Center and Attila Glatz Concert Productions.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets start at $35
Sponsored by Margaretta Taylor
How to Get Tickets:
Tickets for these four holiday-themed shows are available for purchase online through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org; in person at the Box Office, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; or by phone at 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471. For Group Sales please call 561.651.4438 or 561.651.4304.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(NORTH PALM BEACH, FL) -- Are you getting excited?
On Saturday, December 7th, the 25th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade (PBHBP) and Toy Drive benefiting Toys for Tots and Little Smiles, presented by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, will bring tens of thousands of people, more than 10,000 toys, dozens of decorated vessels, a fireworks show and holiday cheer to the waterfront from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. This impactful event has become a holiday favorite, and it’s also the largest toy collection event for Toys for Tots in the United States. Last year, the event collected 11,273 toys.
Leading the parade this year directly behind the Zambelli Fireworks barge, we are proud to welcome back Grand Marshals Mo & Sally from KOOL 105.5. Also back this year is Santa Claus who will be making an appearance on the last boat of the night sponsored by Little Smiles.
Another exciting change for this year is with our television partner WPBF 25. Similar to last year, WPBF 25 will broadcast the PBHBP LIVE December 7th at 6p.m. on the WPBF 25 News Facebook page, wpbf.com, and in the WPBF 25 News App. What is really exciting is that the multi-camera telecast of the PBHBP will also air on WPBF 25 ABC the following weekend, on Sunday, December 15th at 7:00 p.m. WPBF 25 News anchor Felicia Rodriguez and Alyssa Freeman will co-host the event, along with other WPBF 25 personalities reporting from the parade route. This is the FIRST ever television broadcast of the PBHBP!
There are several viewing locations from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. There will be extended fireworks at the North Palm Beach Country Club, Harbourside Place, and a grand finale in Jupiter sponsored by Square Grouper Tiki Bar, U-Tiki, Jetty’s Waterfront Restaurant and Pelican Club.
“This event quickly became my favorite... (and has) evolved tremendously since its inception, from the route, to planning committee, to benefiting charities, to judging, and more." -- MIAPBC Executive Director Alyssa Freeman
25 Years in the Making: Looking Back on PBHBP History
The very first PBHBP was called “Boat Parade of the Palm Beaches.” It was briefly split into two parades and hosted on back-to-back weeks. One was in Downtown West Palm Beach and the other started at Peanut Island and traveled north. This was years before being combined to create what is now the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade.
Since we located here over five years ago, one of our favorite places in North Palm Beach is Sandpiper's Cove, the waterfront restaurant and bar at the Old Port Cove Marina. We've written about it extensively on the website as one of the few upscale area restaurants located on the water.
Since the marina was acquired by Safe Harbor, there have been extensive renovations in progress, and today we learned it's not only getting a new look, but also a new name: Belle's Bar & Grill, which will have its grand opening Dec. 14.
We'll be posting more about it coming soon. In the meantime, here's their press release:
Grand Opening of Belle’s Bar & Grill: Hooking fish and people
"We are serving up the freshness! The menu is paradise on a plate, and the views are mouthwatering. We are bringing the best of New England (like some wicked good Maine Lobstah’) with the freshest and best from Palm Beach (think pineapple salsa over grouper). With fresh food, comes fresh vibes…obvi. You will enjoy your excellent food with an excellent view. We just hope you brought excellent friends. Because you are going to want to stay after dinner for our fun-in-mind designed bar. Trust us, the fish won’t be the only ones hooked."
GRAND OPENING DETAILS:
"The Grand Opening for your new favorite restaurant is December 14, 2019. Our doors open at 5 O’Clock, and we will not be taking reservations. In addition to a killer menu (for the fish) and perfect views, we will be offering giveaways, cocktail sampling, and MUCH MORE! Mark your calendars, bring those excellent friends, and join us for one of those nights that you can you boast about to your other friends, 'Yeah, we were there at the Grand Opening of Belle’s Bar & Grill'.”
Belle's Bar & Grill
116 Lakeshore Dr
North Palm Beach, FL
(PRESS RELEASE)_COCONUT CREEK – Enjoy a memorable evening of blue collar comedy with funny man Jeff Foxworthy who will perform two shows in The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
One of the most respected and successful comedians in the country, Foxworthy is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee, and best-selling author. In 2014, Foxworthy was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Widely known for his "you might be a redneck..." jokes, Foxworthy’s act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature.
Foxworthy was one of the judges on the new NBC comedy competition show “Bring The Funny,” which premiered last July. He also has his own comedy channel “Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup” on SIRIUSXM, which showcases the best in great American comedy.
Foxworthy’s last comedy special “We’ve Been Thinking,” is currently available on Netflix. He also created and released a game called “Relative Insanity” which uses bits of his material for lots of game time fun.
Tickets are $40/$50/$75 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 653-8000. The Pavilion box office will also open at 1 p.m. on the day of the show for on-site ticket purchases and will-call pickup.
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at 5550 NW 40th Street, Coconut Creek. For more information, call (954) 977-6700 or visit CasinoCoco.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Wentworth Galleries is honored to present, in its South Florida premiere presentation, Michael Cartellone’s Pixelism: The New Medium. This extraordinary collection presented by the venerable Wentworth Galleries will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at the Wentworth Gallery at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Lynyrd Skynyrd will be performing on November 30th at the Hard Rock on its Farewell Tour & World-renowned as the drummer for the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Multi-Platinum recording artist & visual artist presents this art collection; described by gallerists and Collectors alike as the genesis of his artistry, and his finest works to date.
Michael Cartellone will make one live Artist Appearance on Sunday, December 1st 2019 from 2 pm – 4 pm. This appearance is complimentary and open to the public, however RSVPs requested at email@example.com or 800-732-6140. Visit www.wentworthgallery.com for more information.
Wentworth Gallery at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Address: 5804 Seminole Way #103
Hollywood, FL 33314
(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, FL — Palm Beach Outlets, one of Palm Beach County’s most popular shopping destinations, is kicking off the holidays with exciting community events. This month spotlights Santa’s arrival, a food and wine festival, extended shopping hours, free Santa photo, and more.
iHeartMedia’s Tastings Food Festival
Saturday, November 16
3–4 p.m. (VIP admission)
4–7 p.m. (General admission)
The third annual Tastings Food Festival hosted by iHeartMedia of the Palm Beaches will feature delicious bites and sips from local restaurants, bakeries, and breweries from around Palm Beach County. Participating restaurants include III Forks, Cakes, Etc., Don Ramon, Giovanni’s Restaurant, La Masseria, Malakor Thai Café, Pig-Sty BBQ, Sweet Boxes Food & Desserts, Texas de Brazil, Your Greek Cousin, and more. VIP admission is $40 (includes complimentary food, wine, and craft beer an hour before the general public). General admission is $25, and tickets are $10 for children age 12 and under. Tickets are also available at the gate for $32 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.palmbeachoutlets.com.
Cars & Coffee Palm Beach
Sunday, November 17
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free to the public
$5 for display vehicles
Palm Beach County’s largest automotive showcase features thousands of top-quality vehicles, from muscle cars and vintage roadsters to high-end exotics. Enjoy family-friendly activities and a chance to win exciting prizes. Help support local charities with proceeds benefiting Future 6 Helping Hand, Mission 22, and local food banks. Dogs are welcome. For more information, visit www.palmbeachoutlets.com.
Thursday, November 21
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free to the public
In honor of American Diabetes Month, Palm Beach Outlets is teaming up with Good Samaritan Medical Center. Free health screenings will be provided and include a full lipid panel (HDL, LDL, Triglycerides), glucose, blood pressure, and a cardiac risk assessment. For more information, visit www.palmbeachoutlets.com.
Friday, November 22
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Kick off the holidays with Santa Claus and his jolly crew including the Polo Bear from Polo Ralph Lauren, who will make a special appearance in a DivaDuck amphibious vehicle! Festivities include holiday shopping, food truck dining, and live entertainment. For more information, visit www.palmbeachoutlets.com.
Free Santa Photo
Saturday, November 23 through Tuesday, December 24
Santa has a holiday gift just for you! Receive two free 4” x 6" photo prints and a digital download of a single image for every family who gets their photo taken with Santa Claus. Additional photo packages and Christmas merchandise will be available for purchase. For additional information, visit www.palmbeachoutlets.com.
7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Holiday hours vary throughout the season. For hours, visit www.palmbeachoutlets.com. Palm Beach Outlets is located at 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 515-4400 or visit www.palmbeachoutlets.com. Visit Palm Beach Outlets on Instagram.com/palmbeachoutlets and Facebook.com/palmbeachoutlet.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Producer Jeffery Seller and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announced that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on sale to the public Saturday, November 23 at 9:00 AM ET. Tickets will be available at kravis.org and in person at the Kravis Center Box Office (701 Okeechobee Boulevard). Tickets will be available for performances January 28 - February 16, 2020.
There is a maximum purchase limit of eight (8) tickets per household for the engagement. When tickets go on sale, prices will range from $67.50 to $207.50 with a select number of $407.50 premium seats available for all performances. There will be a lottery for forty (40) $10 seats for all performances. Lottery details will be announced closer to the engagement.
Jeffrey Seller notes, “It's tempting to get tickets any way you can. There are many sites and people who are selling overpriced, and in some cases, fraudulent tickets. For the best seats, the best prices and to eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets, all purchases for the West Palm Beach engagement should be made through kravis.org.”
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
The HAMILTON creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award®-Winning Best Musical In the Heights.
HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA, and General Management by Baseline Theatrical.
The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.
The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – November 12, 2019) Coming next month to Mounts Botanical Garden—and back by popular demand—is another major eye-popping and eco-friendly exhibition:
GARDEN OF LIGHTS
December 13–29, 2019
Mounts will once again be all a-twinkle on 12 select and sparkling evenings during the holiday season, including weekends and Christmas week. Visitors will discover the magic of Mounts at night as thousands of jewel-toned lights illuminate and amplify the lush tropical foliage, majestic trees and signature structures along an easy-to-follow route throughout various garden areas. Highlights include the massive, interactive Stickwork installation, Signature Ridge, Butterfly Garden and the Trellis Tunnel. It's a magical way to light-up the holiday season for joyous visitors of every age, romantic disposition, and spiritual leaning. This holiday exhibition is perfect for couples, families and groups of all size.
Hours & Admission for GARDEN OF LIGHTS
+ Thursday-Sunday – 6 pm to 8:30 pm (No rain dates.)
+ Monday (December 23 only) – 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Throughout the Garden
$8 for Mounts members; $12.50 for nonmembers; $5 for children 5 to 12
Tickets are available for purchase online at www.Mounts.org or at the Garden’s main gate. The last entry and ticket sold each night will be at 8 pm.
Mounts Botanical Garden will be closed November 30-December 6 for installation, and December 24 & 25 for Christmas.
The Friends of the North Palm Beach Library will hold our Bake Sale and Christmas Boutique on Tuesday December 10 from 10 AM to 4 PM. There will be baked goods, Christmas items and a raffle.
The North Palm Beach Library is located at 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. For more information call 561-841-3383.
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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