March 12, 2014 5:30 pmEau Palm Beach and The Plaza Theatre, Manalapan
March 12, 2014 5:30 pmThe Plaza Theatre, Manalapan
March 12, 2014 6:00 pmNATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES YOUNGARTS SALON WITH ROBERT AND SIBYLLE SZAGGARS REDFORD, MODERATED BY THE JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION’S DENNIS SCHOLLYoungArts Campus, Miami, FL
March 13, 2014 12:00 amKravis Center, West Palm Beach
March 13, 2014 5:00 pmDowntown Stuart, Stuart
John Lithgow takes the stage with the ease of someone who has just walked out on his back porch to have afternoon tea with a group of friends. His gaze from behind his thick, black-framed glasses exudes the warmth of someone ready to preach his passion to a crowd already converted.
To us, Lithgow – the actor, musician, poet, artist and author – is “that guy,” the one with the unmistakable face and voice who shows up in everything. “That guy” is the quintessential element of a great character actor; you may not know his name right away, but he’s instantly recognizable. More…
Laugh out loud with Lily Tomlin. Raise your consciousness with Lily Tomlin. That is her professional raison d’être. Though she may have left her pants behind in an episode of the Showtime production Web Therapy, you better hold on to yours, because no one strips the veneer from the wood of unintended consequences quite like Lily.
Ms. Lily Tomlin, this loving daughter of Detroit, introduces herself simply as Lily. Not Ms. Tomlin. She is the maddeningly likable Lily, a woman of such welcoming demeanor and charm that it’s disarming. In conversation she speaks lovingly of her one-eyed 18-year-old cat, Murphy, and with laughing but moribund resignation, recalls the day she heard Rush Limbaugh credit his supreme self-confidence to a breakthrough interview he conducted with her before he was famous. More…
Whether you’re craving a tender steak, an unexpected sushi combination or a hearty Italian dish, the Palm Beach Gardens area has a number of restaurants perfect for whatever strikes your fancy. Take a look at our list of some local dining choices known not only for their food, but their unique ambiance as well.
The Capital Grille
11365 Legacy Ave. (Legacy Place), Palm Beach Gardens
(561) 630-4994 | www.thecapitalgrille.com
The Capital Grille strives to go beyond its fine dining label and create a personal experience for its guests.
“We want to be that place that knows [our guests], that knows their family,” said Kathleen Calkin, a managing partner at the restaurant. More…
There’s no shortage of outdoor activities in Palm Beach County. Some are even free, like enjoying the sun and surf at the beach, taking the kids to a park or perusing an art festival. And then there’s the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival, taking place at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington.
While horse lovers and equestrians may be familiar with such an event, for those who have never experienced a dressage festival, now through March 30 is the perfect time to see what it’s all about.
The French term “dressage” – sometimes described as “horse ballet” – refers to training a horse to execute precise movements. Together, the horse and rider train to perform a prescribed series of athletic movements in a standard arena. The goal is for the horse to respond smoothly and effortlessly to the rider’s aids. More…
Neon lights flash brightly; kids run past you, screeching happily; a man yells to you from a booth to your left, while to your right, the smells of deep-fried dough permeate your nostrils and tons of metal shifts and swings overhead. These sights, sounds and smells can only come from one place: the South Florida Fair.
This year, the South Florida Fair played host to a variety of events and artists, but Bluegrass & BBQ – a brand-new event in 2014 that was held in Yesteryear Village – was a particularly smashing success.
How could it not be? It combined good eats and good tunes with a jam-packed activity schedule. The Bluegrass & BBQ event was a family-oriented activity that included bounce houses, a petting zoo, front porch jam sessions from Ron Davis, the Silver Spurs Line Dancing Group on the Pineapple stage, a cake walk at the Center Circle and, most notably, Ricky Skaggs took to the South Stage on February 28. More…
I admit I’m not the biggest fashionista. I don’t take the time to carefully plan out the next day’s outfit the night before. I get up and throw on a pair of jeans or shorts with a T-shirt haphazardly chosen from my messy closet. My hair is usually thrown into a ponytail or braid, and my makeup consists of some mascara. I don’t go out of my way to buy well-known brands because they’re generally too expensive for my small bank account to afford.
My generation – the Millennials – is more interested in buying locally grown groceries and shopping in mom and pop stores, which includes buying clothes from boutiques and independent brands. More…
Floridians are rising stars this year!
West Palm Beach franchise Hi-Land Properties was recognized with top awards in 2013 at the HomeVestors annual awards ceremony in Dallas, Texas. HomeVestors is the largest professional house-buying franchise in the U.S. They have purchased more than 55,000 houses since 1996. You might know them from their “We Buy Ugly Houses” slogan.
All of those ugly houses nabbed Hi-Land Properties some pretty awards.
Owner Don Cameron was the recipient of the prestigious five-year Rising Star Award. He earned the award for being the only franchisee among the more than 300 others located across the U.S. to increase its purchase closings during a consecutive five-year period – truly an accomplishment! His percentages were unreachable, as the next franchisee received only the three-year award. More…
St. Clare School in North Palm Beach inaugurated the opening evening of its Mardi Gras Carnival with a sterling performance by the school’s band. The young musicians opened the festivities to applause and whoops of encouragement from family, teachers, friends and supporters, who joined the greater community in celebrating their accomplishments.
Carnival rides and games of chance overspread the landscape of St. Clare’s campus, and viewed from Prosperity Farms Road on opening night, the campus appeared transformed into a full-fledged amusement park. Neon lights dazzled and their glow painted the faces of children in shades of red, blue and green. The youngsters’ enthusiasm was catalyzed by the daring notion of being out late on a “school night.” The celebration was just underway and overflow crowds clambered to purchase wristbands that entitled the bearer to unlimited amusement rides. A “Food Truck Invasion” was featured on the carnival’s perimeter, showcasing unique culinary offerings in addition to the traditional popcorn, cotton candy and corn dog extravaganza of fair food vendors. More…
When I hear the word “homeless,” I rarely think of Palm Beach County. My mind flies about 1,200 miles north to New York City, where it feels like every block houses a homeless man or woman. I associate the word with big, traffic-filled cities, where the cost of living is exorbitant. But in actuality, I should be thinking of Palm Beach County. According to the 2013 Point-In-Time Count – a daily count of every homeless person in a specific area – there are more than 2,500 homeless people living within the county.
But that number could soon decrease.
On March 8, Palm Beach County’s newly elected mayor, Commissioner Priscilla Taylor, will host the first annual “Be Dazzled” gala. Taylor has been striving to improve issues involving the homeless since 2004, and the upcoming gala will benefit the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County. She’s received calls regularly from people who tell stories about sleeping in their cars or not being able to provide for their children. More…