The Festival Beat

Making Sense of the 2020 Elections
By Paul E. Richardson

“The real key to success,” Amy Walters says, “doesn’t come from getting the right internship. It comes instead from knowing your own values and your own value. You don’t have to know what you want to do with the rest of your life today. But you need to know who you are and what matters to you.”

How Happy Are We?
By Paul Richardson

Finding the keys to happiness, says Dr. Laurie Santos, requires tapping into our primate brains, and observing the behavior and activities of those who report being very happy. And the results are often surprising, but also uplifting.
 

Truth-telling and story above all else
By Paul Richardson

Roz Chast goes through the world with the eyes of a cartoonist, of a graphic storyteller who is constantly identifying and lampooning the ever anxious and self-conscious American middle class.

Star Wars Secrets
By Paul Richardson

With the arrival of the final Star Wars film, we thought it would be a good time to share some interesting facts we have dug up on the franchise.

The Truth and Power in Jesmyn Ward's Fiction
By Paul Richardson

“Ward is one of those rare writers who’s traveled across America’s deepening class rift with her sense of truth intact.” – The Los Angeles Times

Three years ago, Miloš Karadaglić was at the pinnacle of his career
By Paul Richardson

It was about to all come crashing down...

What do Cirque du Soleil, Reese Witherspoon, and Harry Potter have in common?
By Paul E. Richardson

What do Cirque du Soleil, Reese Witherspoon, and Harry Potter have in common? Troupe Vertigo, of course!

The Eroica Trio is a Force of Nature
By Paul E. Richardson

Somethings are just Fate, like peanut butter and chocolate, dogs and tennis balls, and, well, the ensemble that was meant to become The Eroica Trio.

Festival Boca Outreach

Behind the scenes of the 13th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca in March, artists from the Russian National Orchestra and Bolshoi Ballet led master class sessions for over 100 high school students.

Season 13 is Almost Over
By Joanna Marie Kaye

We had planned several blog posts during the festival, but there were so many things going on that we didn't have time to stop and write about them!

Next Wave Holds Happy Hour Mixer
By Olivia Hollaus

Festival Boca's Next Wave held a happy hour mixer "in concert" with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce’s Pulse Group.

"These are not the worst of times"
By Festival Boca

There are not many historians whose profile as a public intellectual is as prominent as Doris Kearns Goodwin. Surely not many historians have had a cameo on The Simpsons. And while she has a great sense of humor about the attention she gets, she is dead serious about what her research into presidential lives can tell us now. 

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