The Festival Beat

Air Force One Calling
By Festival Boca

In July 2017, after President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he picked up the phone in Air Force One and called David Sanger, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times national security correspondent.
 

"Equity is in the Heart"
By Festival Boca

Long before she served as health minister of Rwanda (2011-2016), Agnes Binagwaho tried to lock a fellow pediatrician in a hospital room. Dr. Agnes had spotted the doctor in an exam room with a mother who was cradling her sick daughter. The doctor was asleep.

Paul Winter Consort
By Festival Boca

Who is Paul Winter? A seven-time Grammy-award winning musician whose performances, accomplishments and travels are too numerous to cover in this short space. But we'll try anyway...

Sandoval: from street musician to jazz legend
By Festival Boca

Arturo Sandoval’s incredible life story would be reason enough to come hear him perform. But of course his life story is only the half of it.

Rhapsody in Blue almost didn't happen
By Festival Boca

Paul Whiteman asked George Gershwin to compose the piece that would become Rhapsody in Blue, but Gershwin declined, saying there would not be enough time...

The Force is Strong in Boca!
By Paul Richardson

While screening a film accompanied by live music may seem like a new thing, it is actually as old as film itself. But that doesn't mean it is easy...

When the Music is the Star of the Movie
By Eileen Shine

Festival of the Arts Boca designer Eileen Shine saw Constantine Kitsopoulus conduct the NJ Symphony in a performance of Star Wars: A New Hope, the show that will be coming to Boca on March 1, 2019. We asked her to tell us what it was like.

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