Published On: Sat, May 28th, 2016

Barry’s Buzz – May 29, 2016     

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         Matthew Kutcher, CFP, has received the James and Marjorie Baer Outstanding Young Leadership Award for his outstanding efforts on behalf of the Federation and the Jewish community. The award was presented by David Pratt, the Federation’s Vice Chair of Financial Resource Development, and Richard Steinberg, Chair of the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation, at the Federation’s 2016 Annual Meeting.

     Theatre at Arts Garage presents their 2016/2017 season, which Keith Garsson describes as, “Sex, blues and the supernatural.” Garsson took over the theatre program last year and created an acclaimed season that thrilled audiences and critics alike with its exploration of the “darker side of love.”Garsson has now been appointed as the Co-Executive Director of the entire Arts Garage entity, along with Dan Schwartz, who heads the venue’s financial operation, bringing his finesse to all aspects of the organization’s programming, and is especially excited about the upcoming theatre season.

       West Boca Leaders is the best networking group in the area. One of a kind networking group. First and Third Thursdays. Next meeting is June 2, 2016, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tulipe Café, Boca Grove Shopping Center on Powerline Road between Glades and Palmetto Park Roads. $60 per quarter. Fill out form on site if you qualify and bring $60 for fourth quarter. For more information or questions, call 561.852.0000.

      Starring Avery Sommers, “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith” – A Play with Music – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  MAY 5-29, THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS – 7pm | SUNDAYS – 2pm (no show on SAT. May 28). Tickets are $30-$45. Call 561-571-8510

     New Art Gallery Exhibit at the Spanish River Library through June 25.  Well-known local artist, Jim Campbell, will be showing his oil paintings and acrylic paintings in the Friends Art Gallery.  This collection will include favorites from his travels abroad and some still-life compositions done in his studio.  The Library is located at 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd.

      The Delray Beach Playhouse is concluding its season with a Golden Age Murder Mystery by Agatha Christie, the most successful mystery writer of all time. The play is called BLACK COFFEE and it is the only play Christie ever wrote featuring her most famous character, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The Show runs from May 21 – June 5, 2016. Tickets are available on-line at delraybeachplayhouse or by calling the box office at 561-272-1281 Ext. 4. Tickets are $30.00.  [Student tickets are half-priced.]

     Putting It Together will run to June 19 at Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Margate. Tickets for Putting It Together are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at  

     Mark Memorial Day on May 30 with free events hosted by the city of Boca Raton. The day’s observances will begin at 9 a.m. with a commemorative ceremony to honor those who have served in the United States military. Local veterans and members of the public are invited to join city officials at the Boca Raton Cemetery, located at 449 SW Fourth Ave. The Fort Lauderdale Highlanders and the Boca Raton Community High School Band will perform. Boca High’s Navy Junior ROTC and the Boca Raton Police & Fire Honor Guard also will participate. Then at 7 p.m., the city will host a free concert at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, located at 590 Plaza Real. Indian River Pops Orchestra will perform patriotic music directed by Dwight Robert Roadman. Also, The Little Chalet wants to honor veterans on this very special day (5/30). Treat your hero to a meal at The Little Chalet and they will receive a complimentary White Sangria. The red, white and blue refreshment is a small token of appreciation for the bravery and patriotism of our veterans.

The Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club will feature Donald Trump’s former butler, Anthony “Tony” Senecal, 11;30 a.m. June 8 at City Fish Market, 7940 Glades Road across from Turnpike exit. RSVP at GoldCoastTigerBayClub.Com now. Limited seating.

Local estate professionals are invited to a special opportunity on June 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm to learn from two national and international experts and earn Continuing Education Units amid premium networking and a cocktail reception. The Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) anticipates about 150 guests at its 32nd Annual Seminar for Professionals at The Polo Club, 5400 Champion Blvd. in Boca Raton. The seminar, featuring guest speakers David Cooney, Partner at Ogier, Cayman Islands; and Al W. King III, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, South Dakota Planning Company (speaker bios below). Registration will begin at 5:00 pm, the seminar will begin at 5:30, and the cocktail reception will follow, with dietary laws observed. The couvert for the program and reception is $75 for PAC members and $90 for non-members. For more information, please contact Lisbeth Rock Cauff at 561.852.3188 or To register, visit

     Christina Applegate will be the keynote speaker at the 13th annual Go Pink luncheon to benefit the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation in the fight against breast cancer. Save the date: October 21, 2016.

   The 2016/2017 Broadway series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts include Cinderella, Cabaret, The Little Mermaid, Something Rotten!, Matilda and Finding Neverland. More info at

    The Marmot Boca Raton Bowl date has been set. The bowl game will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the Florida Atlantic University Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. It will be the third annual bowl game for FAU.

      Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal, Boca Life Magazine and Palm Beach Post contributed to this column.

     Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the, the, the and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; His motto is: Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. Email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  Read his blog on www.barry’ His blog is also on, and on his website:

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