Leslie Gray Streeter

Leslie Gray Streeter is a pop culture writer, columnist and reviewer for the Palm Beach Post, which means that if it's about music, movies, nightlife, food, drinks, TV, books, weird celebrity hijinks or something that's fun, she's probably got something to say about it.  

Latest from Leslie Gray Streeter

Did you know these 31 celebrities lived, went to school in Lake Worth?
 Oh, Lake Worth. That quirky nugget of beach-fronted charm between West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach is a town of both deep history and deeply-felt fringey funkiness. And so the folks that have called Lake Worth home (or went to high school or college there) are all over the map, from a soap diva to a folk rock icon to an infamous killer...

Posted: 13 hours ago

Oh, Lake Worth. That quirky nugget of beach-fronted charm between West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach is a town of both deep history and deeply-felt fringey funkiness. And so the folks that have called Lake Worth home (or went to high school or college there) are all over the map, from a soap diva to a folk rock icon to an infamous killer...
Local Girl Scouts leader: Will Boy Scouts be ‘girl-centric’ enough?
 Angela Frankland always looked forward to Cub Scout camping. But she wasn’t a Cub Scout. “I used to love camping with (my brother) when he was in Cubs,” says Angela, 11, who lives in West Palm Beach. “Since he crossed over into Boy Scouts, I haven’t been able. And I miss it.” Now, in the wake of the ...

Posted: 5 days ago

Angela Frankland always looked forward to Cub Scout camping. But she wasn’t a Cub Scout. “I used to love camping with (my brother) when he was in Cubs,” says Angela, 11, who lives in West Palm Beach. “Since he crossed over into Boy Scouts, I haven’t been able. And I miss it.” Now, in the wake of the ...
Readers react fiercely to story on why people leave Palm Beach County
 Our recent story about why people choose to move away from Palm Beach County proved one thing: Whether they love it or left it, readers are incredibly passionate about the area. READ THE ORIGINAL STORY: Why some people just can’t cut it in Palm Beach County “I’m a native Floridian. I lived in 7 different states but ultimately...

Posted: 10 days ago

Our recent story about why people choose to move away from Palm Beach County proved one thing: Whether they love it or left it, readers are incredibly passionate about the area. READ THE ORIGINAL STORY: Why some people just can’t cut it in Palm Beach County “I’m a native Floridian. I lived in 7 different states but ultimately...
Some people just can’t stand living in Palm Beach County. Here’s why.
 When Gina Guadagnino moved from New York City to Palm Beach Gardens in 2010, she wanted her son to be raised around family there. “Also, when you have to lug a stroller up subway steps, everyone on the subway looks at you and you can tell they hate you.” Just two years later, Guadagnino, 35, husband Aaron and son Finnegan were...

Posted: 11 days ago

When Gina Guadagnino moved from New York City to Palm Beach Gardens in 2010, she wanted her son to be raised around family there. “Also, when you have to lug a stroller up subway steps, everyone on the subway looks at you and you can tell they hate you.” Just two years later, Guadagnino, 35, husband Aaron and son Finnegan were...
What celebrity’s flashy stage costumes are at Boca Raton museum?
 As unbelievable as it sounds, there was a moment in the career of Liberace when the fabulously over-the-top piano virtuoso didn’t look like the human embodiment of a sequin. At the behest of television producers, he “changed out of the elaborate costumes into Brooks Brothers suits, calm sedate looks,” says Jonathan Warren...

Posted: 17 days ago

As unbelievable as it sounds, there was a moment in the career of Liberace when the fabulously over-the-top piano virtuoso didn’t look like the human embodiment of a sequin. At the behest of television producers, he “changed out of the elaborate costumes into Brooks Brothers suits, calm sedate looks,” says Jonathan Warren...
Grieving fans remember Tom Petty’s final show in Palm Beach County
 “Everybody’s goin’ to see ol’ Tom!” It was a Thursday afternoon in downtown Gainesville in 2006, and it did, indeed, feel like everyone in town, from the bagel place to the local museum and even the lobby of this Holiday Inn was in town to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on the nearby University of Florida...

Posted: 19 days ago

“Everybody’s goin’ to see ol’ Tom!” It was a Thursday afternoon in downtown Gainesville in 2006, and it did, indeed, feel like everyone in town, from the bagel place to the local museum and even the lobby of this Holiday Inn was in town to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on the nearby University of Florida...
What celebrity comic superstar is performing at Boca’s Mizner Park?
 To paraphrase “Caddyshack“‘s Carl Spackler, coming this spring, a former “Ghostbuster,” now, about to become a Master of Ceremonies. It’s true: Comedy legend, avid golfer and bonafide pop cultural treasure Bill Murray is just one of the luminaries on the schedule for the 11th annual Festival of...

Posted: 20 days ago

To paraphrase “Caddyshack“‘s Carl Spackler, coming this spring, a former “Ghostbuster,” now, about to become a Master of Ceremonies. It’s true: Comedy legend, avid golfer and bonafide pop cultural treasure Bill Murray is just one of the luminaries on the schedule for the 11th annual Festival of...
Tom Petty, RIP: His Florida roots in Gainesville
 There is no Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers wing at the Matheson Museum in Gainesville, maintained by the Alachua County Historic Trust in a cozy downtown building. There is no music video retrospective, or even that freaky-big Mad Hatter hat Petty wore in the Don’t Come Around Here No More video. But if you make your way past the intricately...

Posted: 20 days ago

There is no Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers wing at the Matheson Museum in Gainesville, maintained by the Alachua County Historic Trust in a cozy downtown building. There is no music video retrospective, or even that freaky-big Mad Hatter hat Petty wore in the Don’t Come Around Here No More video. But if you make your way past the intricately...
Vegas shooting: Greenacres woman’s cousin saw friends shot at concert
 Like the rest of the world, Amber Wescott awoke early Monday to news of a horrific mass shooting at a Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas. But for Wescott, 30, of Greenacres, the panic was personal. Her cousin was there. “She’s physically OK, but she’s emotionally distraught,” said Wescott of cousin Amanda...

Posted: 21 days ago

Like the rest of the world, Amber Wescott awoke early Monday to news of a horrific mass shooting at a Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas. But for Wescott, 30, of Greenacres, the panic was personal. Her cousin was there. “She’s physically OK, but she’s emotionally distraught,” said Wescott of cousin Amanda...
Ariana Grande says “my heart is breaking” for Las Vegas victims
 When terrorists attacked her Manchester, England concert in May, Ariana Grande reached out to her hurting fans via Twitter, to let them know she shared their pain. And in the wake of the death of at least 58 people in Sunday night’s mass shooting during Jason Aldean’s set at a Las Vegas music festival, the Boca Raton native again...

Posted: 21 days ago

When terrorists attacked her Manchester, England concert in May, Ariana Grande reached out to her hurting fans via Twitter, to let them know she shared their pain. And in the wake of the death of at least 58 people in Sunday night’s mass shooting during Jason Aldean’s set at a Las Vegas music festival, the Boca Raton native again...
‘Cheers’: Readers’ favorite local bars where everybody knows your name
 “Hey, Mike! You order already?” Jason Geary leans from behind the bar at City Cellar, on the upper level of CityPlace, and shakes Mike Petit’s hand. It’s a ritual repeated “at least three times a week,” figures Petit, who lives in a nearby condo building with partner Leena Tenhunen. After work, it&rsquo...

Posted: 24 days ago

“Hey, Mike! You order already?” Jason Geary leans from behind the bar at City Cellar, on the upper level of CityPlace, and shakes Mike Petit’s hand. It’s a ritual repeated “at least three times a week,” figures Petit, who lives in a nearby condo building with partner Leena Tenhunen. After work, it&rsquo...