701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach    561-832-7469/www.kravis.org   


                      HIPPIEFEST 2018 AT PARKER PLAYHOUSE

          Hippiefest returns this summer to Fort Lauderdale, celebrating the music and bands of rock’s most important decade; an age that would shape the musical landscape for years to come. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of 1968, a year that according to Time Magazine “changed the world. ” That is no less true for 60's music than its politics and social revolution, so come take a trip back in time and experience rock & roll musical pioneers.

         Songs included in the performance are”You Keep Me Hanging On,” “Season of the Witch,”  by Vanilla Fudge , “Day After Day,” “Come and Get It.” Rick Derringer’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll  Hoochie Koo,” Mitch Ryder’s “Devil With a Blue Dress,” and “Badfinger” featuring Joey Molland.

        Hippiefest features a wide array of family entertainment. The fun acts can be enjoyed by all ages at the Parker Playhouse located at 707 N.E.8th Street, Fort Lauderdale, on August 5, 2018 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $47.50  to $ 77.50 at Ticketmaster,

online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information call



          Janet Jackson is the youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career in 1976 with the television series The Jacksons, and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970's and early 1980's, including Good Times and Fame.

          After signing a recording contract with A &M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon,  following the release of her third and fourth studio albums "CONTROL," in 1986, and "Rhythm Nation 1814," in 1989.

          In 1991, she signed the first of two record-breaking multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her music.

        In the same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice, she has since continued to act in feature films. By the end of the 1990's, she was named by Billboard Magazine as the second most successful recording artist of the decade after Mariah Carey. 

          Having sold more than 100 million records, Jackson is one of the world’s best-selling music artists. She has amassed an extensive catalog, with singles such as “Nasty,” “Rhythm Nation,” “That’s The Way Love Goes,” “Together Again,” and “All For You.” She holds the record for the most consecutive top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist. She has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

        Jackson will be appearing at the American Airlines Arena, in the State of the World Tour, in Miami, on August 5, 2018 at 8 p.m. Tickets for her State Of The Art Tour are $26 to $495 and up, available Ticketmaster. The Arena is located at 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. For more information call 786-777-1000.



         This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship.” This comedy pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask ,”Say what are you doing Saturday night?

         The play is presented in the form of a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The plays tagline is everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. 

         With few exceptions, the scenes stand independent of the others, but progress in a fashion designed to suggest an overall arc to relationships throughout the course of one’s life. A first date, for example, comes before scenes dealing with marriage, and scenes dealing with marriage come before those dealing with child bearing.

         Despite the large number of characters, the show is typically done with a comparatively small cast: the original Off-Broadway production uses a cast of four.  The first production was in 1996 and closed after 11 years, giving a fantastically successful 5003 hits.

          I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is a musical with book and lyrics by Joe Di Pietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. It is the second -longest running Off Broadway musical and is  now on stage at the Marshall Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center through August 12, 2018 ,evenings at 7:30 p.m.. Sunday matinees at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 at the theatre’s box office, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For more information call 561-832-7469.

                   “YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLEY BROWN


          Happiness is singing together when day is through, in the morning and evening, daytime and nighttime too, for happiness is anyone and everything at all that is loved by you.  Charles Schultz’s beloved comic strip will come to life when Sol Children’s Theatre presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

         The musical which recently celebrated its 50th  anniversary, will run from August 3-19, 2018. The whole gang will be there : bossy Lucy, hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder, perfectionist Sally, harassing blanket-toting Linus; Snoopy, in or on his doghouse, and of course ‘Blockhead’ himself, Charlie Brown.

          Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. But through it all, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang stays true.

         The musical is written to be performed by adults, but it is even more charming to have children portray these iconic characters. They deliver the lines with such honesty, and don’t even have to think about “the funny,” it just comes out naturally.

        Charlie Brown and the gang deal with such relatable topics to young people (and adults) such as: fitting in, bullying, struggling in school, breaking bad habits, and valuing your friends. Also discussed is  the fact that sometimes people are hard on you, sometimes you’re hard on yourself, but it’s important to find happiness in the little things and to remember your friends and family.

         Charlie Brown will run from August 3 to 19-2018 Tickets are $20 adults, $15 for children less than 11 years of age. now on sale and can be purchased online at www.solchildren.org or by calling 561-447-8829. Sol Theatre is located at 3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton. 


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