CULTURE & COCKTAILS Presents 'Cool People Doing Neat Stuff' in 2021
The fun theme for this season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS is Cool People Doing Neat Stuff! The series started last month with Hollywood Historian Scott Eyman, the award-winning author of the new book Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise, as well as best-selling biographies of John Wayne, Robert Wagner, Cecil B. DeMille, John Ford, Lewis B. Mayer, and best buddies Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart. Nearly 200 people watched live online as he was interviewed by Lynn Kalber, Boca Magazine columnist and food editor (a/k/a Mrs. Eyman).
February 1 – 6 to 7 pm
+ Douglas C. Evans, Executive Director of The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, has been an international cultural leader for more than three decades. In addition to being CEO of Premiere Global Partners an international consulting firm, he most recently held the position of Chief Development, Marketing and Communications Officer for the Perez Museum of Art in Miami. He was the Founder of Classical South Florida Radio, and has held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment and President of Broadway China Ventures. A prolific producer of Broadway musicals and plays, he has worked with a galaxy of classic stars, including Barbara Cook, Carol Lawrence, Nell Carter, Ann Miller, John Raitt, Juliet Prowse and Shirley MacLaine.
+ Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage in Delray Beach, delivers innovative, diverse, meaningful and accessible visual and performing arts experiences to multi-cultural audiences. "The transformative nature of the Arts moves us, and Arts Garage is proud to connect our community to the world through the arts," she says. Waldo earned her BA in Drama from the University of Virginia and an MA in Educational Leadership from FAU, A career educator with over 25 years' experience, she worked for several decades as a high school principal at Tomorrow's Promise Community School and as an education consultant focused on working with students facing debilitating societal and personal obstacles. A non-profit turn-around expert, Waldo has been running Arts Garage since 2016.
Interviewed by Dave Lawrence, President & CEO of the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County