The Festival Beat

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.

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.

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!

Familiar Songs in a New Way
By Paul Richardson

“Whatever genre it is, the only thing that really counts is if it has heart and if it’s sincere,” says Tiem for Three violinist Nick Kendall.

Voice for the Voiceless
By Paul E. Richardson

Urrea has made his literary career ­– which now includes 17 books, numerous awards – writing about places and peoples that few people see or understand, but that form an essential part of our country’s fabric and culture.

Pictures from the Edge
By Paul E. Richardson

Don Pettit is America's oldest actively serving astronaut. And one heckuva great photographer.

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