The Festival of the Arts Boca is underway at Mizner Park in Boca Raton.
The 7th annual event runs from March 7th through March 16th by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts at the Mizner Park Ampitheater and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center.
Organizers say it will bring "10 days of culture, world-class talent, and 'awe' to South Florida."
We spoke with Chris Molho, General Manager of Mizner Park, regarding the Festival of the Arts Boca, and what kind of entertainment you can expect. He also tells us about the many restaurants and retailers who are giving you the V.I.P. treatment. If you show your ticket, you'll get discounts, to make an evening out of your visit.
Among the 2013 performances:
The Festival of the Arts Boca will kick off on Thursday, March 7th as "Bourbon Street Meets Boca" with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Founded in New Orleans in 1961, Preservation Hall Jazz Band is the house band for the historic American site carrying its namesake - and among those included in Travel & Leisure magazine’s November 2012 list of "101 Places Every Traveler Should Know."
On Friday, March 8th, the powerful Kodo, a troupe of legendary Japanese taiko drummers, will take the stage with the Kodo One Earth Tour 2013: Legend, produced under the direction of a Japanese Living National Treasure, Tamasaburo Bando, a Kabuki Theater legend.
Avant-pop classical violinist, Amadeus Leopold - formerly known as Hahn-Bin - is known for merging performance art with popular classical violin repertoire. He made his international debut at the Grammy® Awards at just 12 years of age, and in the years since has performed any many of the world’s most prestigious concert venues. He will perform with the Boca Raton Symphonia under the direction of Festival Music Director, Constantine Kitsopoulos, on Saturday, March 9th.
The Peking Acrobats®, whose spectacular, daring, and awe-inspiring feats will amaze the audience on Sunday, March 10th with a dramatic show accompanied by live music. The troupe has appeared on numerous television shows and movies, most notably Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven, Ellen’s Really Big Show with Ellen DeGeneres, The Wayne Brady Show, ABC'S Wide World of Sports as well as NBC’s Ring in the New Year Holiday Special.
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