Kevin D. Thompson

Kevin D. Thompson writes news stories, features and blogs on Lake Worth for The Palm Beach Post. He has more than 30 years of newspaper and magazine experience as a writer, editor, reporter and blogger. Kevin joined the Post in January 1996 as an entertainment writer. He was the paper's television critic for 12 years (1996-2008) and theater critic for one (2008-2009). In his career, Kevin has held various positions – researcher, business reporter, small business editor, senior editor, entertainment correspondent, television columnist, education writer. He was an associate editor and small business editor at Black Enterprise magazine for six years in New York City and worked as a reporter and entertainment correspondent for People magazine for two years in New York City and Los Angeles. Kevin has covered entertainment extensively and written celebrity profiles for such newspapers and magazines as the New York Daily News, the New York Post and Essence while working as freelance writer and before joining The Palm Beach Post. Kevin has been working on a novel the last several years with the ultimate goal of becoming a published author who sips cocktails by the pool. Kevin has two adult children and a faithful cat named FeFe. He lives in West Palm Beach with his wife, Sharon.

Latest from Kevin D. Thompson

Lake Worth’s Blue Front closing July 4 and will reopen with new venture
 After nearly five years in business, 
               Blue Front
            
            
               BBQ Bar and Grille
            , the Art Deco barbecue restaurant on N. Dixie Highway, will close on July 4, but will reopen the next day as a catering business. “The restaurant just wasn’t going the way I wanted it to,&rdquo...

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After nearly five years in business, Blue Front BBQ Bar and Grille , the Art Deco barbecue restaurant on N. Dixie Highway, will close on July 4, but will reopen the next day as a catering business. “The restaurant just wasn’t going the way I wanted it to,&rdquo...
NEW: 3 fun things happening in Lake Worth
 1. “Flashdance The Musical”: July 5-22 at the Lake Worth Playhouse. The play tells story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and “flashdancer” by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive...

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1. “Flashdance The Musical”: July 5-22 at the Lake Worth Playhouse. The play tells story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and “flashdancer” by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive...
More surveillance cameras, license plate readers coming to Lake Worth
 This has not been a good week for Lake Worth. The entire city went dark for hours after a massive power outage Wednesday night. 
               Kilwins
            , the popular chocolate store, closed its Lake Avenue store after 10 years and Saito’s, the Japanese restaurant on North J street, was closing its doors for good on Saturday...

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This has not been a good week for Lake Worth. The entire city went dark for hours after a massive power outage Wednesday night. Kilwins , the popular chocolate store, closed its Lake Avenue store after 10 years and Saito’s, the Japanese restaurant on North J street, was closing its doors for good on Saturday...
Sense of frustration grows in Lake Worth over power outages
 Maryann Furth has lived in Lake Worth for 42 years. In that time, she’s run for city commission, served as the South Palm Park Association president, become a widow and, of course, suffered a few power outages. “I get so annoyed when it happens,” she said. “I’m always trying to get more information on what&rsquo...

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Maryann Furth has lived in Lake Worth for 42 years. In that time, she’s run for city commission, served as the South Palm Park Association president, become a widow and, of course, suffered a few power outages. “I get so annoyed when it happens,” she said. “I’m always trying to get more information on what&rsquo...
NEW: Lake Worth crime numbers see a drastic change in 2017
 Total crime in Lake Worth was down 17.2 percent from January to December last year, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Captain Todd Baer told Lake Worth Commissioners Tuesday night. “These are good numbers,” Baer said during his report. “Better than I would have expected. But there are areas where I’m not satisfied...

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Total crime in Lake Worth was down 17.2 percent from January to December last year, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Captain Todd Baer told Lake Worth Commissioners Tuesday night. “These are good numbers,” Baer said during his report. “Better than I would have expected. But there are areas where I’m not satisfied...
Kilwins closes after 10 years in downtown Lake Worth
 It’s a sad time for Maria Matias. At 10 p.m. Wednesday, she closed Kilwins, the downtown Lake Worth chocolate shop that’s been on Lake Avenue for 10 years. “This is our baby,” Matias said, the store’s co-owner. “Of course, it’s sad.” Welcome to the new reality of downtown Lake Worth —...

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It’s a sad time for Maria Matias. At 10 p.m. Wednesday, she closed Kilwins, the downtown Lake Worth chocolate shop that’s been on Lake Avenue for 10 years. “This is our baby,” Matias said, the store’s co-owner. “Of course, it’s sad.” Welcome to the new reality of downtown Lake Worth —...
Lake Worth takes first step in moratorium on tattoo shops downtown
 City Commissioners unanimously passed a moratorium Tuesday night on tattoo parlors and/or body piercing studios in downtown Lake Worth. A second hearing was set for July 17. There was no discussion. The moratorium is set for one year to give staff time to further research the impact of the types of shops downtown. Solid Image Tattoo opened...

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City Commissioners unanimously passed a moratorium Tuesday night on tattoo parlors and/or body piercing studios in downtown Lake Worth. A second hearing was set for July 17. There was no discussion. The moratorium is set for one year to give staff time to further research the impact of the types of shops downtown. Solid Image Tattoo opened...
Lake Worth’s Book Cellar store’s computer stolen
 Katie Breaux, a 39-year-old barista at Book Cellar, still can’t believe what happened at the Lake Avenue store on June 10. A man, probably in his late 30s, approached Breaux, asking her questions about rehab centers in the area. He bummed a smoke off her. Then he asked for a cup of water and used the bathroom. READ: Sneaker sisters&rsquo...

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Katie Breaux, a 39-year-old barista at Book Cellar, still can’t believe what happened at the Lake Avenue store on June 10. A man, probably in his late 30s, approached Breaux, asking her questions about rehab centers in the area. He bummed a smoke off her. Then he asked for a cup of water and used the bathroom. READ: Sneaker sisters&rsquo...
Sneaker sisters’ Boca Raton home listed for sale at $6.95 million
 Could the Peters sisters — the ones who run Peters Development — be moving to Lake Worth? Possibly. Their father’s 7-bedroom, 14,268 square foot house in Boca Raton, where Ariana, Dresden and Dakota live, is on the market for about $7 million. “I want more of a condo,” said Doug Peters, who started Peters...

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Could the Peters sisters — the ones who run Peters Development — be moving to Lake Worth? Possibly. Their father’s 7-bedroom, 14,268 square foot house in Boca Raton, where Ariana, Dresden and Dakota live, is on the market for about $7 million. “I want more of a condo,” said Doug Peters, who started Peters...
Bruce Lee’s influence: Kung Fu martial artist teaches in Lake Worth
 In 1974, Julian Cordero became best friends with his high school teacher after fixing his teacher’s car brakes. They used to hang out in Chinatown in New York all the time to watch samurai and Bruce Lee movies. That same year, Grandmaster Moy Yat, who studied with Lee, came from Hong Kong and changed Cordero’s life forever by...

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In 1974, Julian Cordero became best friends with his high school teacher after fixing his teacher’s car brakes. They used to hang out in Chinatown in New York all the time to watch samurai and Bruce Lee movies. That same year, Grandmaster Moy Yat, who studied with Lee, came from Hong Kong and changed Cordero’s life forever by...