MCB ends 26th year
— Café Via Flora, voted the best new business by the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, hosted members of the Artist’s Circle of the Miami City Ballet April 13 prior to the company’s opening-night performance of Coppelia at the Kravis Center.
Palm Beach liaison Philip Neal thanked cafe owners Pamela Lomba and Heinrich Lowenberg for “helping us celebrate the closing of a truly spectacular 26th year.” The Mediterranean-styled cafe is located at 240 Worth Ave. Among the partygoers were Palm Beach circle board leaders: Stephen and Madeline Anbinder, Edith Bjork, Malka Fingold, Michele Herbert, Lisa Huertas, Adelaide Muniz-Iscoe, Patricia Lowry and Michael Schultz, along with Lourdes Lopez, who will be the company’s new artistic director. For information about the Artist’s Circle, contact Neal at (561) 674-9978.
The company has announced that among the ballets to be featured next season is a world premiere by Liam Scarlett, the young celebrated choreographer of the Royal Ballet of London whose work Viscera
was highly applauded at a performance here this year. For next season’s performance schedule, visit www.miamicityballet.org