The Festival Beat

Festival Reschedules Sergio Mendes Concert
By Festival Team

The Festival of the Arts Boca has rescheduled its March 12 concert featuring Sergio Mendes due to illness. 

Sergio and Serendipity

Sergio Mendes attributes much in his life to serendipity. “My whole life has been a series of encounters that I never planned but that opened incredible doors for me,” he said.

A Legendary Storyteller
By Paul Richardson

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov composed Scheherazade 135 years ago, in the summer of 1888. Here are a few tidbits about the piece and about the Scheherazade story that you might not know.

Feeling Good
By BocaFest

Nicole Henry didn’t plan to be a singer. Advertising. Communications. Acting, maybe. Singing sort of found her...

For the Love of Water
By BocaFest

Charles Fishman does not shy from big topics. The Moon. Wal-Mart. Curiosity. Water. His work is driven by a relentless curiosity, a belief that there is always a new way to look at an “old” story.

Where are Future Stars Made?
By BocaFest

The mission of the Future Stars Performing Arts Competition is to give South Florida’s most talented high school and middle school performers a professional quality production worthy of their amazing talent. It is the largest event of its kind in the Southeast United States.

What Would Fran Say About That?
By Paul Richardson

It’s more than a bit ironic that Fran Lebowitz makes her living traveling the country giving talks and answering questions. She hates traveling. As The New Yorker wrote, she is “the patron saint of staying at home and doing nothing.” But no matter, she's coming to Boca in March!

The Will to Resist
By Paul Richardson

How Lynne Olson became fascinated with the history of WWII and what she will be talking about at Festival Boca this March.

Music's Transformative Power
By FOA Boca

For 35 years, the Young People's Chorus of New York City has been altering the trajectory of children's lives, and demonstrating the power of music to uplift and transform.

Mickey's Comeback Film
By Paul Richardson

Walt Disney was worried. It was 1936 and the popularity of his film company’s star and mascot, Mickey Mouse, was on the wane. Only eight years old at the time, Mickey was beginning to be eclipsed by the new kid on the block, the ever-feisty Donald Duck.

Announcing Season 17
By Festival Team

Festival of the Arts Boca is excited to announce the lineup for its 17th Season (March 3-12, 2023). This year, the Festival brings its nonprofit mission – delivering the best in the literary and performing arts to everyone in South Florida – to center stage, offering a season filled with youth and inspiration, with hope, heroism, and storytelling.

Nestor Torres Returns to Festival Boca
By Paul Richardson

The legendary Nestor Torres returns to Festival Boca on March 13 as Season 16's closing act. We can't wait to have him back!

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