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Saying Goodbye To Iris Acker

The memorial celebration of Iris Acker will be held Monday at The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the celebration starting at 7 p.m. Playwright, producer and patron Tony Finstrom wrote a piece about his memories of her forged during their relationship. He asked us to publish it.

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Plans For Iris Acker Celebration & Donations Announced For Oct. 15

A “celebration’ of the life of Iris Acker – the iconic actress, teacher, producer and theater booster through her television shows — has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday October 15 at a location to be announced soon, said her son Mitch and her friend Tony Finstrom

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Iris Acker, A Seminal Figure In South Florida Theater, Has Died

Iris Acker — the vivacious actress, teacher, author, dancer, artistic director, producer and groundbreaking union leader who helped transform South Florida theater – died Sunday night after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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2014-15 Silver Palm Awards Announced For 27 Honorees

Twenty-seven theater artists and organizations will receive the eighth annual South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards honoring an outstanding or unique contribution,” the group announced Monday.

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Iris Acker, Naked Stage, Shiller To Be Honored With Carbonells

The Carbonell Awards will bestow its highest honors this month: Arsht Executive Vice President and Carbonell President oScott Shiller will receive the George Abbott Award, actress-director-producer-dancer-union leader-teacher Iris Acker will receive the Howard Kleinberg Award, and The Naked Stage troupe which created The 24-Hour Theatre Project will receive the Ruth Foreman Award.

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Silver Palm Announce Record Number Of Theater Awards

Twenty-six theater professionals, activists and organizations are being honored for “outstanding or unique contributions to South Florida theater” with the Silver Palm Theatre Awards.

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News: Unheralded Openings, Iris Acker Honored, Island City Adds A “Girl,” BRTG Delays Rapture

New news briefs in brief about about the very stuff dreams are made of to quote the guy born 450 years ago this week.

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Archive of BECON-TV’s Panel Show: Spotlight On The Arts

Spotlight On The Arts is a weekly panel discussion of issues facing the local creative community and their audiences, featuring an irreverent group including actress/teacher/producer Iris Acker, actor/playwright/designer Michael McKeever, actress/writer Karen Stephens and critic Bill Hirschman. Guests so far include Christopher Demos-Brown, Michael Leeds, Stephanie Ansin and Jennifer Cronenberg

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Light-Hearted Spotlight On The Arts TV Show Debuts Next Week

Iris Acker has transformed her 25-year-old interview TV series into a no-holds-barred and light-hearted panel discussion of thought-provoking topics with Ms. Acker leading an irreverent group including Karen Stephens, Michael McKeever and Bill Hirschman

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Silver Palms & Theatre League Remy Recipients Announced

Eighteen Silver Palm Awards honoring theatrical excellence in South Florida during the 2011-2012 season will be presented Dec. 3, as well as two Remy Awards from the South Florida Theatre League.

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