Bonnie Roseman's Blog

Bonnie Roseman is currently the social reporter for West Palm Beach's Legends Radio, giving listeners the highlights of the arts and culture scene. Legends features fabulous artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennet and more from the Great American Songbook. Stay up to date with talented vocalists, art exhibitions, museums, movies and more of the best happenings in Palm Beach County with Bonnie’s Buzz About Town. Listen to the highlights on the station's livestream every Thursday morning in the 9 o'clock hour on Legends Radio 100.3.

  • Nantucket: Better Known as "The Grey Lady"

    It's live from the Grey Lady this week, and Bonnie is buzzing around the island of Nantucket. It's 33 miles from Cape Cod, and there's much activity going on here!

    This week starts off with the 22nd annual Nantucket Film Festival, June 21st through the 26th. The festival features over 70 films from all over the world, with many of the screenwriters, directors and actors on island to talk about the films. Check it out at www.nantucketfilmfestival.org.

    A fabulous cinematic celebration on ACK. A fabulous cinematic celebration on ACK.

    On Saturday June 24th at 10 am, there is an amazing charity event for A Safe Place. It's a fundraiser event in which men walk in women's shoes to raise awareness about violence against women. It's called "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" - are you man enough? It should be quite an event!

    Men walking in women's shoes - a sight to see! Men walking in women's shoes - a sight to see!

    There's an abundance of museums on island worth exploring. It's a great activity for all ages. There's the Nantucket Whaling Museum, The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, The Nantucket Life-saving Museum, and the Maria Mitchell Association.

    The Whaling Museum in Nantucket. The Whaling Museum in Nantucket.

    One classic feature of Nantucket's landscape are the many beautiful and historical lighthouses to explore, and there are tours of the oldest house on island, which was built in 1686. It's just a fascinating place!

    One of Nantucket's many classic lighthouses. One of Nantucket's classic lighthouses - the Brandt Point Lighthouse

    Raven's Walk is another great Nantucket adventure. A gal will take you on a guided tour of all the haunted houses on the island, and tell you the stories of who lived there and how they died. A fun and mysterious evening walk through the cobblestone streets of Nantucket.

    Learn the haunted history of downtown Nantucket. Be intrigued by the haunted history of the town of Nantucket.

    There are over 82 miles of pristine beaches on the island. With shells and sand and wave action that varies from one side of the island to the other, you're in for some breathtaking views.

    Dress it up, or down - there are beaches all over town! Dress it up, or down - there are beaches all over the island!

    The island is only 14 miles long by 3.5 miles wide, but there is so much to see! Thirty-five miles of bike paths cover the island to give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with nature, see the beauty of the island, and keep the traffic level down. I highly recommend it!

    You're sure to see window boxes full of flowers on your bike ride. You're sure to see window boxes full of flowers on your bike ride.

    There are so many farms developing on the island that it's becoming a sustainable island. The food is so fresh and delicious. The farm tour at Bartlett's Farm enables you to pick your own strawberries and tomatoes. What fun!

    Good eats and tasty treats on island! Good eats and tasty treats on island!

    On the island, there are hundreds of artists who reside here year round. Due to their presence, ACK has developed The Nantucket Artist's Association. During the summer there are exhibitions weekly. Local galleries and antique dealers are willing to share some of Nantucket's richest history through their beautiful objects of art.

    Always a beautiful display of local talent at the Artists Association of Nantucket. Always a beautiful display of local talent at the Artists Association of Nantucket.

    Whether you're lucky enough to come to this beautiful little island off the coast of Cape Cod called Nantucket, or you're down in Southern Florida enjoying the seashore there, remember that it's all about wearing beautiful lightweight clothing, natural fibers, beautiful colors, and being stylish.

    I'm now on island! Call (917) 209 - 0516 for your appointment! I'm now on island! Call (917) 209 - 0516 for your appointment!

    Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

    1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
    2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
    3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

    Feel good, and look even better!

    -Bonnie

  • B Equals Broadway in the Big Apple

    This week's Buzz is all about the letter "B!" Broadway and the Big Apple!

    If you're going up to New York this week, it's exciting. The Tony Awards have all been given out, and there's a few picks of my own that I recommend. On Monday night, go to Birdland. It's Legend's Radio's New York Minute, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch at the helm and a Cast Party! All the top stars from Broadway come and share their talent - not to be missed!

    Ava Faith, Jim Caruso, and Me Ava Faith, Billy Stritch, and Me

    At the top of everybody's list is Hello Dolly this season with Bette Midler. A tough ticket, but a must-see. A few new shows on the pike that everyone's talking about: Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 starring Josh Groban, and Come From Away, which is absolutely heartwarming. A revival that everyone is raving about is Miss Saigon - it's absolutely phenomenal. Get your tickets for any of these fantastic shows online at www.broadway.com.

    It's a hot season for Broadway! It's a hot season for Broadway!

    A personal favorite: War Paint, starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone. Christine's been a friend of mine for 35 years. She's won two Tony Awards! Patti LuPone is also a major star on Broadway and a Tony Award winner. They play Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein - with set designs, and costumes, and voices like that it's not to be missed!

    Me and Christine Top:Me and Christine, Bottom: Christine and Patti LuPone

    Everybody is talking about the dramatic plays this season. A Doll's House Part 2 with Laurie Metcalf and Chris Cooper and we have Oslo, about the Middle East Peace talks of 1993. We also have The Little Foxes, Lillian Hellman's play, starring Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney on alternate nights. And, we have Kevin Kline and Noel Coward in Present Laughter.

    Fabulous shows to catch this season on Broadway. Fabulous shows to catch this season on Broadway.

    My last recommendation is Dear Evan Hansen. It's at the top of just about everyone's list. There are many other fabulous plays on Broadway this season- get a ticket to a show if you can!

    It's a sizzling summer in Manhatten. Remember that as I'm buzzing around the country, the letter "B" is my favorite letter, but I have all the letters, A through Z, as part of my Bonnie Roseman BLT Collection of accessories. I have your favorite letter too, dipped in silver or gold, which can make a fabulous necklace or belt - a great addition to any wardrobe.

    IMG_3833 Email bonnie@bonnieroseman.com to purchase your favorite letter or initials.

    Keep checking in with me this summer as I buzz around the country, at LegendsRadio.com and bonnieroseman.com. I'll be giving you recommendations for where to go, what to see, and what to wear when you get there!

    Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

    1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
    2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
    3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

    Feel good, and look even better!

    -Bonnie

  • Bonnie's Buzz About Town: Washington D.C.

    Bonnie's Buzzing around the country this summer, and Bonnie Loves to Travel! I'll be sharing with you all the wonderful spots in the United States, and what to do when you get there.

    If you happen to be lucky enough to go to the nation's capital in the month of June, Washington D.C. and the surrounding areas have a lot of fun activities.

    A great event: Summer Escape: Mount Vernon. Enjoy local brews and eats and bluegrass music, along with beautiful lantern-lit views of the waterfront from 6PM until 9PM on June 9th and 10th. Call (703) 780-2000 for tickets, and contact George Washington's Mount Vernon. It should be a wonderful event.

    Have an evening out at George Washington's estate Have an evening out at George Washington's estate

    June 9th through June 18th is the DC Jazz Festival! Venues include Yards Park, Howard Theatre, Kennedy Center, so much talent! Pat Metheny and much more! Call (855) 332 - 7767 for more information.

    All that jazz in our nation's capitol All that jazz in our nation's capitol

    The month of June brings about the 2017 AFI DOCS Film Festival! The American Film Institute puts together an international film fest with the leading documentaries from all over the country. Go to AFI's website at www.afi.com for updates and scheduling.

    AFI Film Festival in Washington DC AFI Film Festival in Washington DC

    A fun thing for the whole family: Truckeroo! Over two dozen food trucks getting together and serving everything from homemade cookies and milk to Vietnamese sandwiches. It's near the Bullpen near Yards Park in Washington D.C. Free admission on June 16th from 11 AM until 11 PM.

    Delicious recipes from all over the world Delicious recipes from all over the world

    Also on June 16th from 8 PM to Midnight, the National Geographic Museum has the Explorer Festival After Hours party in their courtyard, and free access to the Earth Explore exhibit. They'll have food and music, and all kind of fun things going on. Sounds like so much fun!

    Official Explorers After Party at the National Geographic Museum Official Explorers After Party at the National Geographic Museum

    Straight from Broadway to Washington, at the Jon F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, go see Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

    A fabulous show, great for an evening out! A fabulous show, great for an evening out!

    The National Theatre is having the 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent, Jonathan Larson's classic play from Broadway from June 20th to the 25th. Call the theater at (202) 628 - 6161 for tickets.

    I'm visiting my friend Victoria in Washington D.C. - she introduced me to Jonathan Larsen before Rent even went to Broadway!

    Victoria & Bonnie Victoria & Bonnie

    Washington D.C. it hot this time of year, so cottons are best for staying cool. Pair a form-fitting tunic with one of our new leather Daniela Ortiz bags for a fresh summer look.

    Daniela Ortiz handbags now available through Bonnie Roseman's BLT. Daniela Ortiz handbags now available through Bonnie Roseman's BLT.

    Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

    1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
    2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
    3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

    Feel good, and look even better!

    -Bonnie

     

  • Jazzy June in Palm Beach

    June is quite jazzy and steaming up this month, here in Palm Beach County!

    Le Rendez-vous has live music on Sunday nights and Tuesday nights, and you never know who's going to be jammin' there! It's at 221 Datura Street off of Olive in downtown West Palm Beach - a fantastic place with fashion videos and delicious small bites- it's a great romantic spot.

    Perfect spot for a rendez-vous! Perfect spot for a rendez-vous!

    Then there's Banko Cantina - it's a three story restored bank building on Olive just south of Clematis Street, right around the corner from Le Rendez-vous where you can see a fabulous live Motown group singin' and swingin'. The Motown Sound is on Tuesday nights, but you can always call them for additional information at (561) 355 - 1399.

    Great food, fabulous atmosphere Great food, fabulous atmosphere

    In North County up in Jupiter it is The Double Roads Tavern off of Indiantown Road on US-1. They're always having celebrations and anniversaries of all types of jazz, rock n' roll, and blues. I highly recommend it!

    A great venue for live bands A great venue for live bands

    I know Tony Silver and his band will be jammin' at Dorian's on Saturday night this week on Clematis Street, another great place to get your toes tapping.

    Bonnie & Tony Silver Tony Silver & Me

    Let's not forget, in the South part of the county in Boca Raton, it's the Funky Biscuit! They have live music just about every night of the week. Monday night is blues night - can't miss that!

    A funky venue that knows how to party A funky venue that has fabulous live music

    On Thursday nights every week, at the Waterfront in West Palm Beach, it's Clematis By Night. This Thursday night, June 1st, Summer in Paradise opens with a tribute band to Michael Jackson called Man in the Mirror. Great activity for the whole family.

    Clematis by Night - bring the whole family Clematis by Night - bring the whole family

    Also, there are special activities on Thursday night at the  Norton Art Museum for free! Art After Dark - check it out in your local listings. There's a good chance you'll hear some live music - always interesting.

    Always an interesting collection to see at the Norton It's always very entertaining at the Norton on Thursday nights

    A couple of my favorites, Michael Masci at the Pelican Cafe every Thursday night this summer - he'll be singing the American Songbook.

    Michael & Bonnie Michael & Me

    And, Raquel Williams! Singing the beautiful ballads and swinging songs at the Polo Lounge at the Colony Hotel on Saturday night - not to be missed!

    Me & Raquel Williams Me & Raquel Williams

    As the summer starts to sizzle, and June's breezes are blowing with swingin' jazz, remember, it's all about dressing with style. Bring out those lightweight whites, brights, and pastels.

    Keepin' cool! Keepin' cool!

    Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

    1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
    2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
    3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

    Feel good, and look even better!

    -Bonnie

  • Spring in to May Days

    As the marvelous month of May moves on, and June jumps in, there are a lot of fun activities to look forward to this week in Palm Beach County!

    In West Palm Beach, it's the first Spring Art Festival this weekend! It will be May 26th through May 28th at 925 North Railroad Avenue. Please contact rb@danieliartworld.com for any further information.

    art-show The 1st Annual Spring West Palm Beach Art Festival

    An evening with Burt Reynolds at the Eissey Theatre is sponsored by Legends Radio. Go to Legendsradio.com to get your tickets - it should be a wonderful evening!

    Burt Reynolds and Me Burt Reynolds and Me

    My movie pick of the week is: The Wedding Plan! A poignant, funny, smart, and unexpected film.

    v1 A fun springtime flick!

    An interesting play by Martin McDonagh, The Cripple of Inishmaan is now showing at the Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach through June 4th. Visit palmbeachdramaworks.org for tickets.

    poster_show85 Another great production from Palm Beach Dramaworks

    A fun activity for the whole family: Movie on the Waterfront, featuring Dreamwork's Trolls at Harbourside Place this Friday at 8 PM. More information online at harboursideplace.com.

    Harbourside-Place-Event-Header-Movie-Night A great evening out for all ages

    With everything in bloom this season, go to Mounts Botanical Garden! Call them at (561) 233 - 1757 for more details about their hours. It's such a beautiful and serene place to walk around - especially this time of year!

    Mounts Botanical Garden The beautiful botanical garden - in full bloom!

    An interesting exhibit at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach is Pen to Paper: Artists Hand-Written Letters, from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. The exhibition is on display through June 5th.

    galleria_Norton_EXHB_Pen_to_Paper_Art_101_8_AAA_Finster_00000002 Howard Finster letter to Barbara Shissler, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

    With summer just around the corner during this Memorial Day Weekend, remember that it's all about your lightweight brights, whites, and pastels.

    May Flowers Showing off one of my favorite pieces - a reversible dress with white, black, and bright accents for Spring!

    Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

    1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
    2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
    3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

    Feel good, and look even better!

    -Bonnie

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