Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser to Benefit BOB LAPPIN & THE Palm Beach Pops Youth Education Program “MUSIC & YOU”
Local Celebrities to Appear at Raindancer’s Steakhouse in Support of The Palm Beach Pops Mission to Encourage Young People to Take an Active Interest in Music
WHO: Maestro Bob Lappin
Jordan Sherwood, ESPN 760 co-host – Sunday Sports Page & Inside the Cage
Keith Van Allen, WIRK DJ
Frank Derrick, Palm Beach Pops Drummer
Olivia Schiappa, Vocalist
WHAT: Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser to benefit Bob Lappin & The Palm Beach Pops "Music & You" Youth Education Program
WHEN: Friday, March 9, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Raindancer Steakhouse
2300 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL
(March 8, 2012 – West Palm Beach, FL) —13-year old local singing sensation Olivia “Livie” Schiappa will perform The Star Spangled Banner at Bob Lappin & The Palm Beach Pops’ Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser to be held at Raindancer Steakhouse on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Celebrity Bartenders will include ESPN 760’s Jordan Sherwood, co-host of the Sunday Sports Page & Inside the Cage, WIRK DJ Keith Van Allen and Palm Beach Pops Drummer Frank Derrick, who will lend their time, energy and talents in support of The Palm Beach Pops’ In School Youth Education program, “Music & You.”
Livie Schiappa performed the national anthem at the 2012 opening day of Spring training for the Miami Marlins and World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, as well as at many other venues including New York Mets games, minor league games, the Palm Beach International Raceway, the Florida Baseball State Championships and various other functions. A well rounded talent, she co-wrote, produced and released her first pop single “Everywhere” and has appeared in many theatrical performances at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre including performing the roles of Mayzie in Seussical the Musical, Judah in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat & Snoopy in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.
In addition to Livie Schiappa’s performance, live entertainment will include a student jazz ensemble from Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton and raffles and door prizes will feature an ESPN gift package including a golf pass and gift certificates for Panthers tickets, two tickets for brunch aboard the Majestic Princess yacht, a Blu-ray DVD player courtesy of Badcock Furniture, Whole Foods gift cards, Raindancer Steakhouse gift certificates, tickets to The Palm Beach Pops concerts, a 2012-2013 Palm Beach Pops Season Subscription and more. A $10 donation will be collected at the door and guests will receive one complimentary drink and free appetizers. All door donations and tips received from bartenders will benefit The Palm Beach Pops Youth and Outreach Programs.
Palm Beach Pops Music & You In-School Youth Education Program
Since its inception in 1998, nearly 90,000 students at underserved schools in Palm Beach County have experienced the program. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Music & You Education Program at NO COST to the students, parents, teachers, schools or county. This program is developed for 2nd thru 5th grade students, incorporating hands-on experience with real musical instruments, workbooks and professional musicians.
The comprehensive music program, benchmarked to Florida Sunshine State Standards, correlates music with social studies, literature, character education, science and math to enhance major academic disciplines.
Teachers are provided a curriculum guide with information to prepare students for weekly sessions. The culmination of the series is a live concert featuring all the sections of the Pops orchestra together along with Maestro Bob Lappin. One student from each school will be invited to participate on stage.
About Jordan Sherwood
ESPN 760’s Jordan Sherwood, nicknamed “Wood,” was born in Glenview, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois, and currently lives in West Palm Beach. Jordan is the sales manager at ESPN 760 and also is a co-host of Inside the Cage, which airs on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m., and the Sunday Sports Page, which airs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on ESPN 760. You can follow him on Twitter @WoodonMMA.
Jordan’s favorite sport is college basketball, and growing up near Chicago, of course his favorite athlete is Michael Jordan. Jordan’s most memorable sports moment was Illinois defeating Arizona in the 2005 NCAA Elite Eight. His hobbies include MMA, golfing, working out, cooking and fishing.
About Keith Van Allen
Keith Van Allen was born Keith William Vanderwende on September 12, 1961 in Encino, California.
His family moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in May of 1970 and he graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School in 1979. After that, he spent a few uncertain years pursuing various career paths at Palm Beach Junior College and The University of Central Florida before realizing that his true calling was in radio.
He took a course at Connecticut School of Broadcasting, North Palm Beach in the Spring of 1985 and got his first on-air gig the following November.
Since then, he has worked at a number of South Florida radio stations including, for the past two years, 107-9 WIRK. In addition, he worked for WIRK back in the late 80’s when the station was known as the Country-K.
He has an amazing wife named Ginny and they will be celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary on May 14th.
About Frank Derrick
Palm Beach Pops Drummer Frank Derrick’s career has been multi-faceted, multi-national and highly successful. His many theatrical credits include the hits Bubbling Brown Sugar, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Sophisticated Ladies, Big River and Catskills. He has performed with Redd Foxx, Stephanie Mills, Della Reese, Eubie Blake, The Four Tops and Dakota Staton. Derrick’s precision and rhythmic styling are featured on the cast album of Bubbling Brown Sugar and on the recording Cab Calloway Live from Freiberg, Germany. He toured worldwide with jazz and swing great Cab Calloway for ten years and played drums in the orchestra of NBC’s The David Letterman Show. Frank has been with The Palm Beach Pops for 18 years.
About Raindancer Steakhouse
A Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard landmark since 1975, the Raindancer Steakhouse has recently opened under new ownership, but diners will recognize many of the same familiar staff member faces, as well as the restaurant’s signature cedar shake ceiling and dark paneled wood décor. The menu features long-standing favorites such as Brandied Sea Scallops baked “Raindancer Style”, Lobster Sirloin and the awesome salad bar, plus a new addition—co-owner Mike Rubino’s family recipe for baby back ribs. The Raindancer is at 2300 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. Lunch is served 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday and dinner is served daily from 5 p.m.–11 p.m.
For more information call 561-684-2810 or visit www.raindancersteakhouse.com.
About Bob Lappin and The Palm Beach Pops
Founded in 1991 by Music Director and Conductor, Bob Lappin, The Palm Beach Pops performs over 36 subscription concerts a year in South Florida at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach Community College in Palm Beach Gardens, as well as other national venues.
Bob Lappin and the Palm Beach Pops is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
For more information call 561-832-7677 or visit www.PalmBeachPops.org.
The Palm Beach Pops is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely through the generosity of individual donations, institutional grants, and concert income.
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