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        VOL. 17 NO. 1                                                                            JANUARY 2023

      “Mr. Swindle,” Sophisticated Toledo Nips Liberty in 9th

      Comedy at Mizner Park                                                       Annual Boca Bowl Game

         A Boutique, Big-Top Tent on the                                             In the 2022 RoofClaim.
      grounds of Mizner Park will be the                                          com Boca Raton Bowl,
      setting of “The Great Mr. Swindle’s                                         Toledo outlasted Liberty by a
      Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory                                         final score of 21-19, capturing
      Garden.” from February 16th through                                         the Rockets’ 12th bowl win in
      February 26th! The show will be led by                                      program history.
      the infamous Mr. B.S. Swindler, that                                           The win marked a full-
      scoundrel of eclectic entertainment, and                                    circle moment for  Toledo
      his mysterious accomplice Dr. Elixer.                                       head coach Jason Candle,
         “Absolutely outrageous” are the                                          whose first victory had come
      only words that properly describe the  Mr. Swindle.                         in the Boca Raton Bowl in
      excitement created by “The Great Mr.                                        2015 while serving as interim
      Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden.” Hosted by splendiferous shyster   head coach at the time, when
      B.S. Swindler (that’s Mr. Swindle for short), the shady Dr. Elixer and an equally eccentric   the Rockets defeated Temple,
      cast, this unique evening of merriment features the likes of the complex body mechanics of   32-17. That game also marked
      The Contorted, The Doll of Disbelief, The Bedsheet Bandit and many more.    the last bowl win for Toledo  Team with Beverly Schnellenberger and Boca Raton Mayor
         The experience begins at the Drink-Ory Garden, where audience members can imbibe   prior to the win on December  Scott Singer, trophy named for Coach Howard Schnellenberger
      in a savory array of enticing elixirs, potent potions and savory snacks one hour prior to   20th at FAU Stadium.
      each performance. Then, patrons will make their way into the Peculiarium for an incredible      “First of all, hats off to Liberty,” Candle said. “That’s a quality opponent and a very
      evening of mind-bending variety and vaudeville-style performances in a fun theatrical   talented football team. I know what their head coach is going through here the last few weeks
      experience for grown-ups.                                                   getting that team prepared and ready to play. They played a very competitive football game

      “Mr. Swindle,” Sophisticated Comedy at Mizner Park on page 3                Toledo Nips Liberty in 9th Annual Boca Bowl Game on page 3
      New York’s Baruch                                                           Turner Classic Movies’ Host

      College To Hold Alumni                                                      Ben Mankiewicz Draws

      Luncheon at Broken Sound                                                    Fans to Museum Exhibit

      in February                                                                   Classic Movies (TCM), greeted hundreds of fans to
                                                                                    Ben Mankiewicz, the primetime host of Turner

                                                                                  kick off a series of holiday events at the Boca Raton
         Baruch College, part of The City University of New York (CUNY), will welcome alumni   Museum of Art’s nationally acclaimed exhibition,
      back to Broken Sound for its annual Baruch in Florida Alumni Luncheon on February 5th   “Art of the Hollywood Backdrop,” now in its final
      from 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.                                                   week of a spectacular run that ends January 22nd.
         The luncheon has become a mainstay for Baruch’s Florida-based alumni over the past 15      “I am honored to have been invited by the Boca
      years, comprising a growing group of both former students and current career professionals   Raton Museum of Art to be part of the Art of the
      that is now more than 6,000 strong. The Boca Raton area itself is home to more than 2,700   Hollywood Backdrop, before this stellar museum
      alumni.                                                                     experience concludes its successful debut,” said Ben
         Alumni attending the event will enjoy rekindling old friendships and strengthening their   Mankiewicz. “There are so many avid film lovers
      personal networks, as well as the chance to meet Baruch College President S. David Wu,   and TCM fans in South Florida who love seeing
      who will welcome the group and give remarks during the event.               this museum exhibition, a testament to the power of
         Ultimately, the luncheon provides an opportunity for attendees to deepen their commitment   classic Hollywood films.”
      to Baruch College and learn about the new, innovative programs and initiatives under President      Joining Ben Mankiewicz at the Museum event
      Wu’s leadership, as well as how they can engage with their fellow alumni and support current   was one of the exhibition’s co-curators, Thomas
      students.                                                                   A. Walsh, the Emmy Award-winning Art Director
         Through a diverse range of industry and interest-based affinity groups, student mentorship   from Hollywood who served as President of the Art
      programs and extensive career support, Baruch’s global network of more than 160,000 alumni   Directors Guild of America for three consecutive
      plays a critical role in advancing the College’s mission: serving as a vital network of aspiration   terms (the union representing Hollywood’s art
                                                                                  directors, set designers and illustrators).  Left to right: Jody Harrison Grass (Chair
      New York’s Baruch College To Hold Alumni Luncheon on page 7                    The Boca Raton Museum of Art presentation  of the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s Board
                                                                                  is the world premiere of this larger-than-life  of Trustees), Scott Singer (Mayor of
                                                                                  show, the first dedicated museum exhibition of its  Boca Raton), Ben Mankiewicz, and Irvin
                                                                                  kind honoring the unsung heroes of Hollywood’s  Lippman (Director of the Boca Raton
                                                                                  artistic DNA, going back through time almost  Museum of Art). Photo by Lynn Becerra.
                                                                                  100 years. “Through this singular exhibition, art
                                                                                  lovers and film fans of all ages are embracing this collection of Hollywood backdrops that
                                                                                  were almost lost forever,” said Irvin Lippman, the Museum’s Executive Director. “The
                                                                                  world premiere of Art of the Hollywood Backdrop has shined the global spotlight on South
                                                                                  Florida,” adds Lippman.

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