CULTURE & COCKTAILS Concludes '20-'21 Season with Wayne Hosford & Four Stars of Tomorrow

LAKE WORTH, Fla. - April 7, 2021 - PRLog -- (Lake Worth Beach, FL – April 7, 2021) Dave Lawrence, President & CEO of the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County today announced that the 16th annual season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS concluded this week with its traditional musical finale, attracting more than 125 viewers. The fun theme for this all-virtual season of C&C was Cool People Doing Neat Stuff!

Wayne Hosford

& Stars of Tomorrow

Postponed from last season: Our annual musical finale of this series featured a live conversation with and performance by Wayne Hosford, an award-winning entertainer, singer, comedian, actor and composer, who tickles the keys regularly at Club Colette in Palm Beach, was featured in five different shows at The Colony Hotel's Royal Room, and has appeared with many cabaret giants (Michael Feinstein, Ann Hampton Callaway, Marilyn Maye).

After performing a medley of special material (The Greatest Love of All / At The Heart of Everything / What I Did for Love), Hosford was interviewed by Kathi Kretzer, Founder & President of the Kretzer Music Foundation, before introducing musical performances by some amazing young talents, including:

+ Kai Alivia Koren, 18, the recipient of the 2016 Young Artist's Award for The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook, who has performed with her musical mentors Jill & Rich Switzer, and at such legendary venues as the Palladium, Carnegie Hall, Birdland Jazz Club, and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Her two big C&C numbers were Accentuate the Positive and What a Wonderful World.

+ Tyler Corbett, 11, has performed in shows at St. Vincent Ferrer School and at the Lake Worth Playhouse, and is a three-year member of the Delray Summer Sing Camp. He wowed the virtual audience with a couple of delightful songs from the musicals Seussical and Billy Elliott.

+ Kaylee Owen, 9, a third grader at Plumosa School of the Arts, performs as both a singer and pianist with the hip-hop dance club, K-2 Choir, and the Delray Summer Sing Camp. Her charming musical numbers included The Beatles' Here Comes the Sun and Tomorrow from Annie.

+ Zachary Lee Williams, a 17-year-old Dreyfoos student and piano "wunderkind" who has performed with the Kretzer Kids, was the top winner in a variety of talent competitions, and has wowed audiences from restaurants such as Café l'Europe to exclusive corporate and society events to Presidential dinners. He earned rousing applause at CULTURE & COCKTAILS with a dynamic medley that ranged from simple to complex, from classical to classic rock.

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