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Bad guys, beware: Dallas in dogged pursuit Good work! Port St. Lucie
helps fuel regional job gains
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected] BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent ployment gains are in sectors big
in St. Lucie West and Tradition
A mere three months with Jobs are growing at a quick pace
the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s around Port St. Lucie – and St. Luc- “Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie West,
Office and already the newest ie West and Tradition are a big part St. Lucie County – great location
recruit is proving to be a tre- of the reason. now that the economy is getting
mendous asset to the team. better,” Tesch said. “This offers a
“One of the drivers of the (lo- cost-effective place to do business.
But this is no ordinary re- cal) economy is healthcare,” Peter There’s a good labor pool.”
cruit – this is 19-month-old Tesch, president of the Economic
Dallas, a Belgian Malinois Development Council of St. Lucie The Port St. Lucie Metropolitan
from the Czech Republic. County, said. “We’re seeing a lot Statistical Area, which includes St.
of growth in professional services, Lucie and Martin counties, had the
Dallas and his K-9 handler too.” third fastest annual non-agricul-
Deputy Brandon Nuccio were
recently called out to a scene In other words, many of the em- CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
of shots fired. Trained as a “pa-
trol dog,” Dallas was able to MORE EXPANSION
track the scent of the suspect IN TRADITION AS
four or five blocks. 1,300 HOMES OK’D
He and Nuccio were credit- St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Nuccio with K-9 recruit Dallas. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer PHOTO COURTESY OF RIVERSIDE THEATRE
ed with the arrest. [email protected]
Dallas joined the St. Luc- Within two miles of exist- ‘RING OF FIRE’
ie County Sheriff’s Office K-9 ing shops in Tradition, more STAR’S DEATH
unit the day after the ambush than 1,300 new rooftops will be
shootings of five Dallas police sprouting up, but probably not The entertainment world is
officers. He was named in their until 2018. reeling over the death of actor/
honor. director Jason Edwards – profiled
In two separate votes last
Showing off his counterpart, week, the Port St. Lucie City in St. Lucie Voice last month
Nuccio said Dallas is “smarter Council cleared the way for a new ahead of the opening of the
than me!” The pair train in neighborhood in the Tradition wildly popular ‘Ring of Fire’ at
drills at least once a week and community, essentially located Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach.
continue their training at south of Discovery Way and west See Michelle Genz’s story, B2.
home. of Village Parkway.
“When it’s time to work, Steven Garrett, a representa-
he’s a work dog,” Nuccio said – tive for Pulte Homes and Tra-
but when it’s time to relax, he’s dition Land Development, told
just like any other dog, eager the council last Monday that the
to climb onto the couch and company plans to have a sales
relax. center and model homes on dis-
play by the third quarter of 2017.
But how does he know when
it’s time to work and when to “We are still anticipating clos-
relax? All Nuccio has to do is ing by the end of the year,” Gar-
grab his uniform and Dallas
barks in anticipation and runs CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
circles, eager to clock in.
CONTINUED ON PAGE A8
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JOBS REPORT will mean more than $20 million in addi- IRSC STUDENTS ARE REAL BIZ WHIZZES
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 IRSC students excel in collegiate business competition: from left,
About 1,200 education and health ser- Andrea Anglin, Emerson Leger, Emmanuel Castillo, Lindsie Collins,
tural job growth rate of the state’s 23 in Oc- vices jobs have been added to the Port St. Charles Oleskiewicz, with Dr. Angie Bailey, Sarah Gutshall, David Badal,
tober, according to the Florida Department Lucie metro area over the last year. The Daniel Ranchurejee and Lola Lui.
of Economic Opportunity. The department leisure and hospitality sector has grown by
released its October jobs report on Nov. 18. about 700 jobs. Professional and business Ten Indian River State College students cial Services and Fashion Merchandising
services has seen about 300 jobs added in excelled at the DECA State Career Develop-
The Port St. Lucie metro area added the area. Some sectors are down, such as ment Conference, competing against col- and Marketing. Emmanuel Castillo was
about 1,800 jobs from October 2015 to the manufacturing. That sector lost about 400 lege and university students from around
same month this year. St. Lucie County re- jobs in the area, as did trade, transporta- Florida, with two IRSC students taking recognized in the Top Ten in the Fashion
ported a 5.8 percent not-seasonally-adjust- tion and utilities. Tesch said an important home first-place honors.
ed unemployment rate, the second lowest industry sector is holding steady on the category.
in the CareerSource Research Coast area, Treasure Coast, and that bodes good things. Lola Lui of Port St. Lucie earned two first-
which includes Indian River County along place awards in Accounting and Restaurant Lindsie Collins and Andrea Anglin
with St. Lucie and Martin counties. Martin “Also, construction,” he said. and Food Service Management. Sarah Gut-
had the lowest unemployment rate at 5 per- At press time the Economic Develop- shall of Port St. Lucie was the first-place placed in the Top Ten in the Business Ethics
cent not seasonally adjusted. Indian River ment Council is poised to announce iVOX winner in Human Resources Management.
had 6.5 percent. Solutions will fill the former Teleperfor- team event. Anglin and Collins were also in
mance call center at 500 NW University Other winners in Accounting were David
Seasonal adjustment is a statistical Blvd. Badal, second place, and Daniel Ranchure- the Top Ten in Human Resources Manage-
method for accounting for normal varia- Last October the City Council approved a jee, Top Ten. Badel also excelled in the Top
tions in employment. plan to sell the former Liberty Medical call Ten in Retail Management. Candace Fitz- ment. Charles Oleskiewicz and Emerson
center at 10400 S. U.S. 1 that it owned for gordon won fourth place in Banking Finan-
The Port St. Lucie MSA’s overall not-sea- Teleperformance to move there. Leger placed in the Top Ten in Sales Man-
sonally-adjusted unemployment rate was Also in St. Lucie West is the former QVC
5.6 percent in October, making it the sev- call center at 300 NW Peacock Blvd. It agement Meeting.
enth highest in the state. However, just two announced a closure last year that sent
years ago, the MSA had the third highest shockwaves through Port St. Lucie. Tesch Collegiate DECA is an internation-
jobless rate in the state. Tesch said there said McKesson Business Services took that
have been many big and small positive location. al association of high school and college
developments since 2014, such as Martin Tesch said taken on the whole, Port St.
Health System announcing last October Lucie has developed a good jobs landscape students and teachers of marketing, man-
the addition of 170,000 square feet to the over the last couple years. “As long as there
Tradition Medical Center at 10000 SW In- are land and facilities, given our current eco- agement and entrepreneurship in various
novation Way, a near doubling of its size. nomic conditions, the future looks bright,”
The expansion, when completed, will add he said. nd report not. business fields. – CONTRIBUTED
about 400 workers to the hospital, which
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TRADITION DEVELOPMENT Lagoon MPUD never materialized, but the attached villas. a maximum density of 20 per acre.
new project – Del Web @ Tradition MPUD Space has also been earmarked for Building heights, too, will vary based on
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 – did. The two rezonings the council ap-
proved effectively wipe the slate clean of recreational facilities. Such spaces could the type of structure. Single-family homes
rett said, referring to the pending purchase the Tradition Lagoon project and roll the include parks and playgrounds, cultural and other non-residential uses will be
of the nearly 427 acres that will be devel- remaining conservation parcels into the facilities, clubhouses, open space devoted capped at 35 feet in height, while townho-
oped. new project. to conservation, natural waterways, hiking mes and other multi-family units will be
and biking trails, nature study areas and 65 feet tall at the most. Any schools devel-
The property is being sold by Tradition The 73.3 acres are earmarked for con- picnic areas, according to paperwork filed oped on the property will also be, at most,
Land Company and was formerly part of servation, utilities and public use – such with the city. 65 feet tall.
the Tradition Lagoon Master Planned Unit as a portion for a school site and water
Development. management. Those uses are expected to Lot sizes for the homes will vary. Sin- While Del Webb is the residential devel-
remain under the new development plan, gle-family home lots will be 3,500 square oper of the property, the company’s web-
Wes McCurry, of Fishkind and Asso- McCurry said. feet, with as many as 12 homes per acre. site does not yet list the Tradition neigh-
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Company. He told St. Lucie Voice that the As for the residential project, Del square feet with a density of 15 townhomes Florida. Those developments are located
rezoning of 73 other acres was tied to the Webb @ Tradition calls for 1,350 dwelling per acre. Multi-family dwelling units will in St. Augustine, Ocala, North Port, Dav-
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PETS OF THE WEEK DALLAS THE K-9 bomb or drugs,” he said. “And I’m not go- ing as well, with some training days going
ing to stick around and see!” better than others.
Arya CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
Nuccio said it’s very rewarding to be part And anyone who might be out in the
I am a 4 month old kitten who Sgt. Tony Cavallaro oversees the K-9 de- of the K-9 unit, which often has a wait list community when Dallas is on patrol might
has a strong desire to love partment and was the one who brought of officers and deputies seeking a spot. Be- notice something a bit peculiar about the
every human I ever meet. I Dallas into the team. He said the key right cause the dogs are assigned a handler, the commands he receives. Nuccio has had to
play well with other cats and now for Dallas is to build up his confidence pair works as a team until one or both need learn Dutch to communicate with Dallas.
am willing to share your at- and get him comfortable in his own skin. to retire. “I’m sure we butcher the language,” he
tention with a friend. I love said.
treats, toys and jingle, and the “He’s still young with lots of energy,” Ca- While it’s rewarding, Nuccio also noted
genius of air conditioning. I vallaro said, “like a kid.” that being in K-9 is just as stressful as being K-9 handlers often default to the lan-
am your future forever friend. part of the regular force. It can be frustrat- guage their four-legged counterparts are
Keeping Dallas’ attention and focus are first introduced to. But it isn’t so much the
Sammie crucial to his training. language as it is the familiarity with the
handler’s voice that ensures the K-9 will do
November is adopt a senior pet “He wants to go play,” Nuccio said, ex- as he or she is commanded.
month, and I would absolutely plaining that much of the training is based
love to celebrate in a forever home. on precisely that. Nuccio said that, while there might be
I have been somewhat of a good a few suspects out there who know Dutch,
luck charm as I have been paired Most of the canines in the Sheriff’s Office he’s not concerned that Dallas would re-
up with 3 other pets and they all cost between $5,000 and $10,000, accord- spond to them instead of him.
were adopted. Now it is my turn, ing to Cavallaro. Dallas split the difference
and if you are looking for a senior at $7,500. Many times, the dogs are “free” “He might listen,” he said. “But he won’t
lab who is a couch potato but to the Sheriff’s Office because funds recov- respond” to strangers.
still loves to play then I am your ered from crimes and grants are often used
perfect match. to fund the K-9 purchases. Dallas joins eight other dogs on the St.
Lucie County Sheriff’s Office K-9 force. Two
If you are interested in Arya, Sammie or any of their furry Still, the canines are a tremendous in- are assigned to the School Resource unit,
friends please stop by the Humane Society of St. Lucie County’s vestment, requiring at least 480 hours of two are narcotics trained, and five are on
training, per state requirements. The team patrol. The department also has a bomb-
two locations at 100 Savannah Rd. in Fort Pierce or cross-trains many of the dogs, giving the trained dog which was assigned to a K-9
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IN LOVING MEMORY TREASURING LIFE
FRANK T. VERRASTRO, 67 In lieu of flowers, the family requests “T‰easu‰e Coast Hospice
Port St. Lucie that donations be made in Mr. Verras- lifted a weight
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Frank T. Verrastro, 67, of Port St. Lucie, ball League, C/O D’Ambrosio 6 Raymond
and formerly of Stamford and Norwalk, Court, East Haven, CT 06512. With our support, families “Peggy cared for our mom at home
Conn., passed away Nov. 12 after a lengthy can be more confident during a long illness so Mom could be
illness. He was born in Stamford, Conn., FRANK JOHN BRUNO, 63 with the family she loved. But in the
on Jan. 28, 1949, to the late Leonard and Port St. Lucie caregivers and spend more final months when Mom’s condition
Sara Verrastro. quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
Frank John Bruno, Jr., 63, of Port St. Luc- Treasure Coast Hospice. They provided
Mr. Verrastro was a graduate of Stam- ie departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 15. He To learn more, call us at expert care for Mom, supported our
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There were so many pooches it so he wouldn’t tip over. And I
This week I interviewed Mitzi Bengyak, had got way outta hand. There another dog after all!” learned how to hit the button
a little pooch who found her Forever Fam- were, like, 50 of us, all sorta “A happy ending!” I said. on his special phone to call for
ily because of a hurry-cane. She’s one of crammed together. Me and my “Yes. But I had lotsa troubles right help, if he told me to. We were
the sweetest little pooch gals I’ve ever met littermates were just pupsters best buddies. My Dad’s in Heav-
AND – she’s a Springer Spaniel, like ME! when we had this hurry-cane away. I hadda have SURgery, three times! en now, and me and Mom are
Woof! called Wilma. The kennel peo- Heart surgery and a coupla others.” still sad. But we have each oth-
ple went Elsewhere, and all us er, and now I’m HER Service
She was very polite, came right up for pooches hadda be rescued by a “Oh, for Lassie’s Sake!” I blurted. Dog and I get to take care of her.
the Wag-and-Sniff, then gave my Assis- bunch of nice humans from the “It’s OK. I’m almost totally better now.” Right now, I’m studying for my
tant some friendly nosebumps. Then she Humane Society. “Whaddya do for fun? Any dog bud- annual re-certification. I thank
gave me a Really Big Smile, and I noticed dies?” Lassie that I could help Mom
her sparkly brown eyes, the shiny black “Meanwhile, my Mom and “Woof, yes! Lots! The Dogs for Life Dog and Dad, you know, show ‘em I
curls on her long, floppy ears, and the Dad’s Golden Retriever, Taffy, Park’s just across the street. Didja know love ‘em, cuz they saved me and
fashion-forward, black-and-white polka had gone to Dog Heaven, and I’m a co-founder? So’s Mom. We go over gave me a Forever Family.”
dots on her right front leg. (Hey, I read the they said they NEVER, EVER there all the time. The other pooches call
magazines.) wanted another dog. After the me Queen of the Park. There’s a little Cor- Mitzi had gotten real serious,
hurry-cane, Mom and Dad went gie – Rowdy – we call him The Sheriff. He’s but then she bounced up. “Oh,
“Welcome Mr. Bonzo! This is my Mom, down to the Humane Society always breaking up scuffles and Keepin’ Bonz, I wanna show you my
Eleanor. We can sit right here by the to help out with all the rescued the Peace. My friend Ellie’s a Springer like pawsome toy crate!”
kitchen table. So, what would you like to dogs just when another helper me, but I’m mostly black, she’s mostly
know?” was bringing in a load of pup- white. And Georgie Girl, she’s a Mix! Then Her Mom brought it in. It
pies, including ME. I was the there’s Rufus, a Golden Retriever. He’s a was super nice: a wooden crate
Reminding myself that I was On The smallest. We were all sorta hud- Service Dog, too. And a big ol’ German with black wood letters that said
Job, I opened my notebook. “Please, call dled together, and then – you Shepherd. I can’t pronounce his name. “Mitzi’s Toys,” and a picture of
me Bonz! I hear you found your Mom and know how you just have a FEEL- Didja know we have scholarships at the Mitzi painted on the side. It was
Dad because of a hurry-cane.” ing? – I spotted Mom and Dad and Dog Park in case some pooches can’t af- full of stuffed animals and some
something told me I should make a move. ford the membership fee. That was my squishy balls. On the top of the
“That’s true! Back in 2005, there was So I smiled really big and came over to idea.” heap was a big stuffed bone covered with
this kennel in Sebastian that bred Spring- ‘em. And we all knew they were gonna get “That’s Totally Cool Dog Biscuits!” I soft green fabric.
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2749 SW Onaway Avenue, Port Saint Lucie 390 NW Springview Loop, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 6/18/2016 Listing Date: 7/30/2016
Original Price: $339,900 Original Price: $274,900
Sold: 11/18/2016 Sold: 11/16/2016
Selling Price: $317,500 Selling Price: $265,000
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Listing Date: 10/27/2016 Listing Date: 9/21/2016
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through the political differenc- ‘Me and My Girl’ at the Maltz Jupiter ‘Peter White Christmas’ at the Lyric
es around the table. If by Sun-
day you’re still in need of some BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent
Americana, Terra Fermata near [email protected] [email protected]
Stuart’s downtown is hosting a
great band, Uproot Hootenanny. If you are in the need of a break from the world at large, take a trip A “Peter White Christmas” is a fixture of the holiday season at
The easy-going outdoor bar to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Nov. 29-Dec. 18 for the light and frothy Stuart’s Lyric Theatre. The combination of holiday tunes and great
is the perfect venue to hear this musical “Me and My Girl.” music has drawn audiences for years. This year, guitarist Peter White
five-piece string band, which and trumpeter Rick Braun are joined by saxophonist Euge Groove.
delivers its mountain music The show, set in the 1930s, tells the story of Bill Snibson, a Cock- You can catch them at the Lyric Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
with considerable polish. Think ney who learns he is heir to an earldom. In order to inherit his title,
college-level a cappella voices CONTINUED ON PAGE B7
with skillful fiddle music ac- CONTINUED ON PAGE B4
companiment. The outdoor
stage and casual seating means
you can leap to your feet when
you need to and still carry on
a conversation when you settle
back down. There’s a $5 cover
for this show; it goes from 7 p.m.
to 10 p.m.
2 At the Jupiter Maltz The-
atre, there’s loads of whole-
someness in a new show opening
Tuesday. “Me and My Girl,” a vin-
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ACTOR’S DEATH STUNS ENTERTAINMENT WORLD COMING UP
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BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE on a lure given to him by Riverside’s execu- tage romantic comedy about an ordinary
[email protected] tive director, Allen Cornell. Cockney guy who finds out he’s British
Edwards could make a donation to the Riv- royalty – but – to become the earl, he has
When Peg Girard found herself moved erside Theatre Endowment Fund. Cornell knew Edwards for 20 years to give up his girl. “Love Makes the World
to tears during Riverside Theatre’s “Ring of through two Riverside appearances: Go ‘Round” is just one of the hits from this
Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash,” she im- “I think this is the best theater I’ve ever “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” another mu- Noel Gay musical that dates back to 1937,
mediately went home and googled Jason worked in,” Edwards told his sister Linda. sical of country songs staged here in 1996; when it debuted in London’s West End.
Edwards. The handsome, velvet-voiced ac- and “A Sanders Family Christmas,” in 2000. The show runs through Dec. 18.
tor who portrayed an older Cash, Edwards Edwards, 62, had arrived from New York
had also directed the show. to a town preparing for Hurricane Mat- Five years later, Edwards won a role in 3 As for TV, the critics are so crazy
thew. After the run of “Ring of Fire,” he the Broadway-bound production of “Ring about “Homeland” actor Mandy
“He was spot-on,” said Girard, a lifelong stayed an extra day in Vero to go fishing of Fire” created and directed by Richard Patinkin that last week they accidentally
Johnny Cash fan and artistic director of the with stage manager Audrey Brown, one of Maltby Jr. Edwards’ rich bass-baritone is nominated him for a 2016 Critics’ Choice
Melbourne Civic Theatre. “Man oh man, several boating trips the North Carolina immortalized on the original cast record- Award – even though he didn’t appear in
what a talent.” native enjoyed during his six-week stay ing, produced by John Carter Cash, the son 2016. That’s all been straightened out:
here. The fish were biting on that last trip of Johnny Cash and June Carter. They replaced Patinkin with the Michael
Now Girard seemed close to tears again. and Edwards caught a good-sized redfish McKean from “Better Call Saul.”
Two days after the show’s last performance The Broadway show closed after only a Even though “Homeland” doesn’t start
Nov. 13, Edwards apparently died in his month, but in 2013, Maltby and Edwards again until January, we can get a taste of
sleep at his temporary Vero residence. He co-adapted the show, giving it another Mandy in concert at the Kravis Center
was discovered when friends arrived to shot in Milwaukee. Edwards starred again, Sunday night. He can wrench every pos-
take him to the airport. The cause was a and more songs were added. It turned out sible emotion out of Cole Porter, Harry
heart attack, said Riverside’s Oscar Sales. to be just the thing for regional audiences. Chapin and Irving Berlin, or toss off some
Edwards went on to direct and star in the insouciance if that’s what the tune re-
More than 11,000 people came to see reworked “Ring of Fire” in theaters across quires.
Edwards’ show, a Riverside record for a the country. The Kravis Center goes Latin this week-
season-opener. The 24 performances drew end with Estampas Portenas’ “Deseos,”
“many, many people who had not been here As Edwards told the Cincinnati Enquirer a theatrical performance of Argentine
before,” said Sales. The typical first show of in January 2015 in advance of a production dance and music ranging from tango and
the season draws 7,000 to 8,000, Sales said. there, he considered himself “a caretaker” of manly malambo of the cowboys. That’s on
Cash’s music. Friday night. Then Saturday, Kravis hosts
The family, which donated one of Ed- the Havana Cuba All-Stars.
wards’ two six-string guitars to the theater, “I’m not Johnny Cash. I’ll never be
wrote in Edwards’ obituary that he had de- Johnny Cash,” Edwards said. The reporter
scribed his last day as “one of the happiest noted the strain in Edwards’ voice. “We’re
in his life.” They also included a note in his just lucky …” he said, his voice trailing off.
obituary that those who wanted to honor “We’re lucky that he was around.”
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‘ME AND MY GIRL’ said. “I did the national tour and then re- better and we attracted really good perform-
placed the lead male in New York. It’s a phe-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 nomenon. All of the people who have done ers who are well-suited to their roles and
‘Me and My Girl’ reminisce about it all the
he must become refined and give up his lady time. It’s such a happy memory for us and their comedic responsibilities to the piece.”
love, the unrefined Sally Smith. Will it be the I’m happy to be associated with the show. I
title and inheritance, or will true love win did it to revisit an old friend.” Brennan noted that the musical is not
Brennan said the Fry/Okrent revisions performed very often. “It’s difficult,” he said.
The show originally had a run in London made a big difference in the show. “They
in 1937 and was turned into a movie called needed to update it and make it somewhat “There is a large cast and it’s involved and
“The Lambeth Walk,” the name of a dance funnier,” he said. “It was always entertain-
and song from the show. In the 1980s, Ste- ing, but Stephen is the definition of comedy expensive. The sets are substantial. You have
phen Fry and Mike Okrent revised the orig- and Mike Okrent one of the best directors.
inal. A production on Broadway in 1986 ran They were a dynamic duo. Steve and Mike to find performers with (the ability to) do
for three years and won three Tony Awards. updated it. The sense of humor had evolved.
... Both are brilliant and they wrote some English accents of various classes.”
James Brennan, the director, has a long clever, literate humor and wordplay that’s
history with the musical. “I was the original astonishing.” Brennan hopes people will bring their
understudy in the original company,” he
Brennan, who is directing at the Maltz for families to the show. “It’s for all audienc-
the first time, said that he and the cast were es and has broad appeal. We’re all having a
having a great time. great time.”
“We’re having a blast,” he said. “I have to The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indi-
say I was a little apprehensive about wheth- antown Road, Jupiter, presents “Me and My
er we could find actors for the various roles. Girl,” Nov. 29-Dec. 18. Tickets start at $56. Call
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dy of manners set in a single dining room – as well as an under the table tango – are
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Tina Turner. “It took off,” he said. “I was No. 1 in jazz.
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He spoke recently about his own work What started as a funny situation stuck. It’s
A “Peter White Christmas” show always and about appearing in the Christmas show kind of nice to have an alter ego.”
blends the best of the familiar holiday mu- with White and Braun.
sic with a jazz or pop twist. White, co-author Groove’s latest album, “Still Euge” came
with Al Stewart of the hit “Year of the Cat,” “Peter has been on my last few albums out in July. While he usually has trouble
began putting together holiday albums and, and we’ve done shows together in the last naming instrumental albums because there
eventually, the show. Braun has joined White few years,” he said. “I know Rick as well. We are no lyrics, this one came to him. “Still is
before and has released 15 albums, includ- have great chemistry, on and off the stage. from Psalms,” he said. “God says to be still.
ing a Christmas album called “Swingin’ in It’s like a conversation with friends. You can You have to be still and have a positive at-
the Snow.’” Groove is the new kid on the finish a sentence. That’s how we are, musi- titude.”
block. cally speaking. We know each other and we
can play to each other. It takes time to devel- Groove is coming into a group that has,
Groove is actually Steve Grove, a musi- op. We’ve been doing it for years together.” for the last few years, included Mindi Abair.
cian who began playing the saxophone at 9, He’s not worried about comparisons.
studying it as a classical instrument. He at- As for the name change, it came about in
tended the University of Miami’s School of a roundabout way. “I’m going to put my spin on it,” he said.
Music, where he became interested in jazz. “I can’t try to be somebody else. I’d fail. I can
He played with bands including Expose and “I’ve been married 27 years,” he said. “My only be me. I hope it will be something that
Tower of Power and worked backup for ev- wife’s mother nicknamed me Euge because people will enjoy.”
eryone from Elton John to Bonnie Raitt to my middle name is Eugene. I was doing a lot
Huey Lewis & the News. In the 1990s, Steve of work in Europe, working with Joe Cock- A “Peter White Christmas” comes to the
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