Originally published on WBPFNews
Written by: Steve King
Palm Beach County cultural and performing arts spearhead Alexander Dreyfoos has died at the age of 91. Now, community leaders are remembering Dreyfoos for his far-reaching impact on the county. Philanthropist Alexander Dreyfoos died peacefully on Sunday at a senior living retirement community in West Palm Beach. He was 91 years old.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The “Star Trek” multiverse recently lost one of its brightest stars when Nichelle Nichols, the actress who portrayed Communications Officer, Lt. Nyota Uhura on the USS Enterprise in the original series and in six subsequent movies, passed away July 30 at age 89.
When my wife and I moved to Florida from “up north” in 2000, I couldn’t locate my collection of vinyl “LPs,” so the array of titles heavy on Beatles, Beach Boys, Four Seasons and, yes, the Monkees, didn’t make the trip south.
October 2 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic, untimely death of music director Paul Reekie, 48, whose South Florida theatre legacy of about 15 years’ worth of work on dozens of area musicals, concerts and cabaret shows came to a sad end following an accident in his Boca Raton home.
For most people involved in the theater in South Florida, to be seen at the theatre by George Wentzler was to be seen by the entire world. You see, George always brought his camera to the theatre. If you were in the show or attended the theatre, the chances are that George took your photo.