More than 120
movie fans attended the December 14 session of
COCKTAILS at Cafe Boulud. The
A Conversation with Burt Reynolds
chair of the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film
ranged from the actor's early days at Palm Beach
Community College through his celebrated career
in Hollywood. Mr. Reynolds told a number of
amusing anecdotes about the various stars with
whom he worked (Clint Eastwood, Charles Durning,
Ossie Davis), partied (Fred Astaire, Ella
Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand) and laughed (Carol
Burnett, Dom Deluise, Maureen Stapleton).
"This was the
biggest Culture & Cocktails event ever," said
Rena Blades, President & CEO of the Palm
Beach County Cultural Council. "Biggest in
attendance, biggest in star power, and biggest
The next CULTURE
& COCKTAILS event will be held at Cafe Boulud on
Monday, January 11, and the topic will be:
NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ!
A Conversation with Big Time Producers
of numerous Broadway & Off-Broadway shows
and founder of the Palm Beach Principal
Players, and Rodger
of numerous Broadway shows including the
Tony Award-winning revivals of Macbeth and 1776.
The moderator will be Andrew
Artistic Director of the Maltz
& COCKTAILS events
are free for members of the Cultural Council
($175 level and above). The price for everyone
else is $35 per person with all proceeds going
to the nonprofit Palm Beach County Cultural
Each event will
run from 5 to 7 p.m., with registration and
cocktails from 5 to 5:45 p.m., and the
“Conversation” from 5:45 to 7 p.m., including
Café Boulud will
offer a complimentary open bar and an array of
specially prepared hors' d'oeuvres. The world
famous restaurant is located in The Brazilian
Court, 301 Australian Avenue in Palm Beach.
Because of space
limitations, each CULTURE
& COCKTAILS event
is limited to 60 RSVPs on a first-come basis.
Interested people can RSVP by calling the
Cultural Council at 561.472.3330.
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