What’s the Buzz?
Check out what’s happening this month in south Palm Beach and north Broward counties
Center Stage: Curtain Call Playhouse, celebrating 21 years of stellar theater in South Florida, presents Diane Samuels’ “Kindertransport” at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. The production, which runs March 2-18, shuttles between past and present to explore three generations of women—including Eva, a young Jewish girl sent from Germany to Britain amid World War II. Her parents fail to escape Nazi Germany, and Eva changes her name and begins a new life. When her own daughter later discovers old letters in the attic, Eva must confront her past. Tickets are $10 to $30. Visit curtaincallplayhouse.com for show times and details.
Rising Stars: The Florida East Coast chapter of the National Society of Arts & Letters will celebrate the next generation of cultural talent at its Star Maker Awards, March 18 at Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club in Boca Raton. Students from the Lynn University Conservatory of Music and FAU School of Music will perform, scholarships will be presented, and awards will go to winners of society competitions in strings, piano, woodwinds, theater, visual arts and photography. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit nsalfloridaeast.org.
His Way: The RRazz Room at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton presents an evening with Tony DeSare on March 9. Along with headlining in Vegas for the late Don Rickles, DeSare has three Billboard Top 10 jazz albums to his credit. Expect plenty of numbers from the Frank Sinatra songbook, including “Night and Day,” “Moon River” and “My Way.” Tickets start at $40. Visit miznerparkculturalcenter.com for details.
Music to Your Ears: Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music will host six performances this month. Highlights include “Milk and Honey” (March 17-18), a collaboration between the Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra and stage performers to honor the 70th anniversary of the birth of Israel; an evening of classical music by composer Claude Debussy (March 22), part of the Conservatory’s Mostly Music Series; and a violin recital by Guillermo Figueroa, the Philharmonia’s music director and violin professor, who will perform masterworks by Schubert, Ravel, Prokofiev and others along with pianist Ivonne Figueroa. Visit events.lynn.edu or call for 561.237.9000 for more information.
- Owners Marc and Devorah Feder recently celebrated the opening of Jay Feder Jewelers, a 4,200-square-foot space in Boca Raton that took 18 months and $1.7 million to design and construct.
- Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business honored Colin Brown, chairman and CEO of JM Family Enterprises, during its 2017 Business Leader of the Year event at Boca Raton Resort & Club.
- Hair transplant specialist Alan Bauman, of Bauman Medical of Boca Raton, was selected by The CEO Forum magazine as one of its “10 CEOs Transforming Healthcare in America.”
- Delray Beach-based Sobercoin, a blockchain technology firm, launched the first digital currency in the addiction-recovery space; it serves as reward for people in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse.