The Season Has Just Begun
Live… Go… Do!
2) Concerts and Shows:
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is going to jumpstart 2016 with two months of nonstop concerts and shows highlighting award-winning headliners from Broadway, Hollywood and all over the world.
The Best of Forbidden Broadway, Paul Anka, 42nd STREET, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, 2 Cellos, Patti LaBelle, Penn & Teller, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma, Kristin Chenoweth, STAR TREK: The Ultimate Voyage Concert Tour, Shatner’s World: Starring William Shatner, Cleveland Orchestra, The Slocan Ramblers, Jackie Mason, Che Malambo, Robert Klein & Rita Rudner, African-American Film Festival and Michael Feinstein Conducts The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra
For dates and times visit www.kravis.org
3) Check it out:
Lafayette’s at CityPlace in West Palm Beach Features:
Sunday nights through January 31 at 7:00 PM
A founding member of 1950’s revival group, Sha Na Na, at age 18, Henry was the youngest person to perform at the Woodstock Festival. Henry went on to sell seven million singles and LP’s while recording over twenty solo albums for many of the most prestigious record companies in the world. He’s spent the last 46 years touring the world, performing solo shows and sharing stages with nearly every iconic act from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s including The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, The Byrds, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Huey Lewis and the News, Hall and Oates, Chicago, The Kinks, Loretta Lynn, Jay Leno as well as touring England with legendary rocker Joe Brown.
He wrote and recorded several top 40 and regional hits including the worldwide hit “Shannon,” inspired by the death of his pal, Beach Boy lead singer Carl Wilson’s Irish Setter which has become an anthem for animal rescues, no kill shelters and dog lovers everywhere. His guitar playing can be heard on recordings by a variety of artists including Dion, Judy Collins and the late Jim Croce. Henry also currently performs a self written, ninety minute one man theatrical show called “One Hit Wanderer” to rave reviews. He continues to write and record for his own Zelda Records label, while splitting his time between Nashville, TN and Naples, FL. Admission is free.
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Do you work for 12 hours a day in your bathrobe and slippers? George Gershwin did. Start off the year learning about the daily rituals of famous artists, poets, scientists, choreographers, writers and more. Everyone works differently; yet, you’d be surprised to discover how much we all have in common. Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals is a literary gem filled with short stories that are sure to bring on a smile or two.
Included are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to “clear the brain”). Brilliantly compiled and edited, and filled with detail and anecdote, Daily Rituals is irresistible, addictive, and magically inspiring.
Golden Globe and (sure to be) Oscar contenders, Brooklyn and The Big Short both demonstrate cinematic excellence. Brooklyn literally glows on screen, while The Big Short intensely immerses you into the cause of the 2008 economic collapse. Both have stellar casts and brilliant direction. If you miss them in theaters, be sure to put these movies on your Netflix or Amazon Prime watch list!
6) It’s Award Show Time! The best in film, music and entertainment are honored:
For list of nominees go to:
The Grammy Awards
Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 PM (ET).
For list of nominees go to:
The Academy Awards
Nominees will be listed on:
Lori Hope Baumel and her husband Eric live in Wellington and have three children. Their eldest, Sam, 29, is a media producer and conceptual artist who currently resides in (extremely hipster) Brooklyn, NY. Her younger children, Evan and Rachel, wrote the Around Wellington “Teen Talk” column in previous years. Rachel, 26, returned from Boston, MA, was a paid intern at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach and recently moved on to the Maltz Jupiter Theater as a marketing associate. Evan, 23, graduated from American University in Washington D.C. and is an editor and public policy writer for Azimuth, Inc. His current assignment has him writing and editing for the Pentagon Security Force. Eric, has practiced radiology in Wellington since 1991. His many talents include artist, cook, photographer and, recently, medical app developer for both the iPhone and Apple Watch. You can learn more about Lori at www.loribaumel.com or read her blog:www.grownupcamp.tumblr.com