CULTURE AND COCKTAILS Au Ben welcomes more than 120 music fans

Palm Beach County Cultural Council President and CEO Dave Lawrence hosted more than 120 music fans last week CULTURE & COCKTAILS At Ben.

Check out the photos below!

The theme was IN TIME, IN TUNE, a musical conversation with Billboard’s No. 1 jazz singer Deborah Silver, 12-time GRAMMY-nominated songwriter Dennis Lambert and Emmy-nominated pianist Copeland Davis, who both played and served as moderator. The evening was filled with incredible pop performances interspersed with juicy show biz anecdotes. The audience loved it, laughing a lot, clapping often, while gently rocking to favorite tracks like Let Me Entertain You, Nightshift, Autumn Leaves and What the World Needs Now. The piano was generously provided by Piano Distributors to Jupiter.

The last two CULTURE & COCKTAILS conversations in 2022 will be:

Monday, May 9 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

(Postponed from January 10)

FROM WASHINGTON TO WARHOL

A revealing conversation with

Bonnie Lautenberg, photographer, writer, philanthropist and esteemed businesswoman. She is the widow of former U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (Dem., NJ), who has met with many of the country’s leaders, from Clinton to Biden. His portrait series How They Changed Our Lives: Senators as Working People is in the archives of the Library of Congress, and his work is featured in the Eli Broad Collection and the National Museum of African American History at the Smithsonian Institution. She is currently co-producing a musical based on the life of pop icon Andy Warhol, with musical director Steve Leber, director Trevor Nunn and writer/composer Rupert Holmes.

Moderator: Carol Rose, Editor of the Palm Beach Daily News

Monday, November 7 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

(Postponed from February 7)

GOURMET

A tasty conversation with

+ Chef Lindsay Autry, co-partner and founder of The Regional Kitchen & Public House in West Palm Beach. She has held restaurant positions on the East Coast and in Mexico, made headlines as a runner-up on Bravo’s ninth season of Top Chef, and was a three-time James Beard nominee (2018, 2019, 2020 ) for Best Chef: South. Autry describes her cooking as soulful, embracing Mediterranean flavors with a blend of her Southern roots.

+ Chef Pushkar Marathe, Executive Chef at Stage Kitchen & Bar at Palm Beach Gardens. Born in India, his culinary roots find their origins in the rich mosaic of flavors of his native country. His early culinary training was in Switzerland and worked as a cook in restaurants in the Caribbean, Middle East and the United States.

+ Chef Lisabet “LB” Summa, Executive Chef at Elisabetta’s Ristorante in Delray Beach and West Palm Beach. After working in restaurants in Chicago and South Florida, she became the culinary catalyst for Big Time Restaurant Group’s 18 restaurants. Summa is one of the few women in the restaurant industry in the United States who is both a senior culinary operations executive and a restaurant owner.

Moderator: Libby Volgyes, award-winning food and restaurant photographer

Note: Admission to each of this season’s CULTURE & COCKTAILS At The Ben is $75 per person in advance; $85 at the door, $125 for VIP seating and FREE for Cultural Council Supporter, Contributor, Patron and Commercial Arts Partner level members. RSVP to Debbie Calabria at 561.472.3330 (or visit www.palmbeachculture.com/cocktails).

Complimentary valet parking will be provided for each CULTURE & COCKTAILS, with additional paid parking available at nearby parking garages on Banyan Blvd.

The 2022 season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS is generously sponsored by The Roe Green Foundation, Roe Green, Founder; Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation; Milton and Tamar Maltz; PNC Bank; John Sharf; Scott Teich, Teich Wealth Management of Raymond James; The Gardens Shopping Centre; Palm Beach Media Group; piano distributors; Palm Beach Daily News; Radio Captions; and PR-BS, a Boca-based public relations firm.

Please note:

All proceeds from CULTURE & COCKTAILS will support the Palm Beach County Cultural Council’s mission to champion, engage and develop the arts in Palm Beach County. For membership information, please contact Debbie Calabria at 561.472.3330.

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Topics and speakers are subject to change based on the availability of scheduled attendees.

About the Palm Beach County Cultural Council

The CThe Palm Beach County Cultural Council is the only organization entirely dedicated to supporting arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, Florida’s Cultural Capital®. In its sustained effort to foster the growth of the cultural sector, the Council provides support services to cultural organizations and creative professionals, administers public and private grant programs, advocates for cultural funding, enhances local arts education and promotes cultural tourism.

the The Council serves as a venue showcasing the works of Palm Beach County visual artists and performers at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building at 601 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth Beach. The building also houses the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach store, which features items from local artisans; the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Tourist Information Center; and the outdoor project space, offering the best view of the iconic Martin Luther King Jr. mural by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra.

The Council is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday (noon to 5 p.m.) and capacity is limited, with special guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all guests and staff. Face coverings and social distancing are recommended at the Council and in its outdoor project space at all times.

For more information, including a complete calendar of cultural events in Palm Beach County, please visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

Dave Lawrence, Dennis Lambert, Deborah Silver, Copeland Davis

Photos: CULTURE & COCKTAILS Au Ben welcomes more than 120 music fans
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Copeland Davis, Dennis Lambert, Deborah Silver C&C Finale

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