Published On: Thu, Mar 21st, 2019

CULTURE & COCKTAILS to Spotlight Broadcasting Legend Dick Robinson, April 8 in Palm Beach

Dick Robinson

CULTURE & COCKTAILS At The Colony To Host a Fascinating and Musical Conversation Between Broadcasting Genius Dick Robinson and Legends Radio Morning Hosts Jill & Rich Switzer With Special Surprise Guests on Monday, April 8

Boca Raton, FL – The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County today announced that the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS will hold the last fascinating conversation this season on April 8 at The Colony Hotel Coral Ballroom, located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach.

April 8


A Conversation with legendary broadcaster Dick Robinson

The owner of Legends Radio in North Palm Beach, Dick Robinson launched his broadcasting career in 1958 in Massachusetts and the first song he ever played on-air was Who’s Sorry Now by Connie Francis. In the six decades since, Robinson has carved a stellar career that blended working for and owning radio stations, founding the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (the nation’s oldest and largest group of broadcast media schools), founding the nonprofit Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook, and launching the syndicated radio/TV showDick Robinson’s American Standards by the Sea. This conversation is sure to attract some surprise musical guests.

Interviewed by Rich & Jill Switzer, celebrated cabaret performers and co-hosts of The Morning Lounge on Legends 100.3 FM

This will be the fifth season in row, that the final C&C spotlights special guests with a real musical flair, including 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune (2015); pianists Copeland Davis, David Crohan and Wayne Hosford (2016); cabaret stars Jill & Rich Switzer (2017); and Palm Beach Opera’s Daniel Biaggi and performers from the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches (2018).

CULTURE & COCKTAILS is generously sponsored by The Roe Green Foundation, Roe Green, Founder, also The Gardens Mall, Clo & Charles S. Cohen, First Republic Bank, the law firm ofHaile, Shaw & Pfaffenberger, P.A., and Woolems Luxury Home Builders. Additional support for the series is provided by the Palm Beach Daily NewsLegends Radio, and PR-BS, a Boca-based public relations firm. 

Note: Admission to this season’s closing CULTURE & COCKTAILS is $75 per person in advance and $85 at the door, and FREE for members of the Cultural Council ($250 level and above). All proceeds go to support the nonprofit Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. For membership information, please contact Debbie Calabria at 561.472.3330.

The event will run from 5 to 7 pm, with registration and cocktails from 5 to 5:45 pm, and the “Conversation” from 5:45 to 7 pm, including audience Q&A. The Colony will serve complimentary beverages and an array of specially prepared hors d’oeuvres before each CULTURE & COCKTAILS conversation.

People interested in attending CULTURE & COCKTAILS can RSVP before each event by calling the Cultural Council at (561) 472-3330.

About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is the official support agency for arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, Florida’s Cultural Capital®. The Council provides grants to cultural organizations and professional artists, advocates for art and cultural funding, enhances local arts education, offers support services to foster growth of the sector and promotes cultural tourism.

The Cultural Council also serves as a venue for exhibitions and performances featuring artists who live or work in Palm Beach County, and provides additional programming at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in Downtown Lake Worth. Also on the property are the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store featuring hand-crafted items by local artists; the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center, a VISIT FLORIDA-designated Florida Certified Tourism Information Center; and the Project Space, an open-air garden for live music and large-scale sculpture.

The Cultural Council is open to the public from 10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, including a complete calendar of cultural activities in The Palm Beaches, visit

Jill & Rich Switzer

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