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Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony

Rena Blades, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, today announced that the first Conversation of the new season of the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS attracted more than 80 people last Monday to The Colony Hotel Pavilion, located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach. Scroll down for photos!

The topic was KRAVIS MEMORIES and featured a fascinating, funny and anecdote-filled conversation among the Kravis Center's Chairman of the Board Michael Bracci, CEO Judy Mitchell and Lee Bell, Senior Director of Programming. The insightful interviewer was well-known author and lecturer Lee Wolf, who co-chairs the Kravis Center's popular Lunch & Learn Series.

Bell shared back-stage stories about Bernadette Peters, JAmes Brown and other world famous entertainers, while the Kravis Center's founder Alexander Dreyfoos tickled the crowd with a hilarious account of Jimmy Buffet's first appearance there.

The next CULTURE & COCKTAILS will be held on Monday, January 9, with HERITAGE VALUES, a conversation with two star appraisers from Antiques Roadshow on PBS: Kathleen Guzman, Managing Director/New York from Heritage Auctions, and Nicholas Dawes, Heritage's Vice President of Special Collections. The two expert appraisers will be interviewed by Scott Simmons, the Editor of Florida Weekly, who also writes the weekly newspaper's "Collector's Corner" column.

For more, visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

Photo Credit: Michiko Kurisu

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Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Rena Blades, Lee Bell, Lee Wolf, Michael Bracci, Judy Mitchell

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Barbara & John McDonald, Shirley Cowen

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Maxine Marks, Donald M. Ephraim

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Rena Blades, Alexander Dreyfoos, Judy Mitchell

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Jeffrey Bland, Jane Mitchell

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Marcie Gorman-Althoff, Michael Lifshitz

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Deborah Pollack, Ellen Liman

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Howard Smith Jackie Kato

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Virginia Mossburg, Dina Baker

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Maureen Conte, Donna Plasket, Lesley Hogan

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Michelle & Robert Kirschner

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Mary Ann & Barry Seidman

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Stephen Nesbitt, Daryn Kirchfeld, Christopher Canales

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Dusty Dodge, Lisa Peterfreund

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Mary Lewis, Sheryl Wood

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Jim & Sandy Finck

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Cloe Gibson, Debbie Calabria, Alex Anderson

Photo Flash: Cultural Council of PB County Hosts Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS at the Colony
Stan & Lesly Godoff


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