The Festival Beat

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.

"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. 

"A Constitutional Feast every week..."
By Festival Boca

At a time when the media is awash in discussions of impeachment, emoluments and other complex constitutional issues, Jeffrey Rosen seems to be on every TV producer’s speed dial.

When Good News is Not So Good
By Festival Boca

“For the first time in recorded history,” says Thomas Bollyky, “parasites, viruses, bacteria, and other infectious diseases are not the leading cause of death and disability in any region of the world.” But the news is not all good...

"Sympathetic Reverberations"
By Festival Boca

Robert Pinsky – arguably America’s greatest living poet – has dedicated his career to identifying and invigorating poetry’s place in the world.

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.

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