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

Jupiter girl to appear on NBC’s ‘Genius Junior’ tonight
 When other kids were enjoying their vacation during the summer of 2017, Jupiter’s Treasure Stein, then 9, was inside, pouring over massive amounts of information like New York subway maps and math problems. When her siblings were playing, she was studying. And tonight, the rest of the world gets to see the pay-off. “It was worth...

Posted: 22 hours ago

When other kids were enjoying their vacation during the summer of 2017, Jupiter’s Treasure Stein, then 9, was inside, pouring over massive amounts of information like New York subway maps and math problems. When her siblings were playing, she was studying. And tonight, the rest of the world gets to see the pay-off. “It was worth...
Grab the kids! Author James Patterson has a new TV show for them
 One of author James Patterson’s greatest passions, besides freaking fans out about the fate of fictional detective Alex Cross in commercials, is creating a new generation of young readers. Now, he’s taken that crusade off the page and onto a TV screen near you. “A book can be something to fall in love with,’ said...

Posted: 5 days ago

One of author James Patterson’s greatest passions, besides freaking fans out about the fate of fictional detective Alex Cross in commercials, is creating a new generation of young readers. Now, he’s taken that crusade off the page and onto a TV screen near you. “A book can be something to fall in love with,’ said...
Dave Barry on Florida, Palm Beach: ‘The Ellis Island of stupid people’
 A resident of Miami since the 1980s, Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry says that he’s long considered it his duty to defend not only his adopted city but “all of Florida, including Palm Beach” from its international reputation as the center for Grade-A weirdness. But as the former Miami Herald columnist...

Posted: 6 days ago

A resident of Miami since the 1980s, Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry says that he’s long considered it his duty to defend not only his adopted city but “all of Florida, including Palm Beach” from its international reputation as the center for Grade-A weirdness. But as the former Miami Herald columnist...
Theater review: ‘Bodyguard’ a satisfying tribute to Whitney Houston
 The play’s official name is “The Bodyguard,” but it might as well be called “Whitney Houston: The Musical.” And that’s absolutely fine. Tuesday night’s Kravis Center debut of the stage version of the 1992 big-screen star-crossed romance starring late legendary singer Houston and Kevin Costner featured...

Posted: 11 days ago

The play’s official name is “The Bodyguard,” but it might as well be called “Whitney Houston: The Musical.” And that’s absolutely fine. Tuesday night’s Kravis Center debut of the stage version of the 1992 big-screen star-crossed romance starring late legendary singer Houston and Kevin Costner featured...
OPINION: “The Bodyguard: The Musical” versus the original: Which one will we always love?
 It was hard to predict in 1992 that  “The Bodyguard” was going to be A Thing: A musical interracial big screen love story between one of the biggest movie stars in the world and a chart-topping singer who’d never been in a movie before. It was based on a 20-year-old script. Much of the dialogue was...unsubtle...

Posted: 13 days ago

It was hard to predict in 1992 that  “The Bodyguard” was going to be A Thing: A musical interracial big screen love story between one of the biggest movie stars in the world and a chart-topping singer who’d never been in a movie before. It was based on a 20-year-old script. Much of the dialogue was...unsubtle...
Why were celebs Burt Reynolds, Vanilla Ice and Backstreet Boy in Boca Raton?
 On Friday, while the Florida film community gathered at Lynn University to celebrate some local kids done good, an impressive group of other local kids -- with nine Grammy nominations, one Oscar nod, two Golden Globes and an appearance in a hit film series between them -- joined in with congratulations and  some advice. “You have...

Posted: 13 days ago

On Friday, while the Florida film community gathered at Lynn University to celebrate some local kids done good, an impressive group of other local kids -- with nine Grammy nominations, one Oscar nod, two Golden Globes and an appearance in a hit film series between them -- joined in with congratulations and  some advice. “You have...
Local kids create cuteness, music at Kravis Disney show
 There are few things more adorable than a bunch of cute kids singing, even off-key, in unison. Unless it’s those same kids, dressed as zebras and lions of fancy Parisian cats, singing Disney songs. It’s almost too much. For about an hour on Tuesday evening, that brand of cuteness took over the huge stage at the Kravis Center in...

Posted: 18 days ago

There are few things more adorable than a bunch of cute kids singing, even off-key, in unison. Unless it’s those same kids, dressed as zebras and lions of fancy Parisian cats, singing Disney songs. It’s almost too much. For about an hour on Tuesday evening, that brand of cuteness took over the huge stage at the Kravis Center in...
Did Palm Beach Post headline lead to a Jason Mraz song?
 Did singer-songwriter Jason Mraz serenade the Palm Beach Post during his Friday night show at the Kravis Center? We can’t say for sure. But we’re still going to say yes. Mraz, who just finished a stint on Broadway in “Waitress: The Musical,” gave a phone interview last month with The Post, during which he bemoaned...

7:38 PM Monday, Mar. 19, 2018

Did singer-songwriter Jason Mraz serenade the Palm Beach Post during his Friday night show at the Kravis Center? We can’t say for sure. But we’re still going to say yes. Mraz, who just finished a stint on Broadway in “Waitress: The Musical,” gave a phone interview last month with The Post, during which he bemoaned...
Why Florida families are moving to Colorado to help their ill children
 Like early American pioneers, Richard and Carol Wygand felt the call to head west, to a strange land where they wouldn’t know anyone but each other, where the weather would be stinging and colder than they’d ever known. It would be a risk. But earlier this year, they packed up their Wellington home, strapped their son Luke into...

11:15 AM Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018

Like early American pioneers, Richard and Carol Wygand felt the call to head west, to a strange land where they wouldn’t know anyone but each other, where the weather would be stinging and colder than they’d ever known. It would be a risk. But earlier this year, they packed up their Wellington home, strapped their son Luke into...
Which celebrity coming to West Palm says he is a musical Mr. Rogers?
 Before he was an international music superstar, an activist, arts education advocate and a Broadway actor, Jason Mraz was just a good-vibing guy, playing clever songs on his guitar. Before the start of his big summer tour, he returns to those acoustic roots for a string of intimate solo dates, including one Friday at the Kravis Center. &ldquo...

6:06 PM Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

Before he was an international music superstar, an activist, arts education advocate and a Broadway actor, Jason Mraz was just a good-vibing guy, playing clever songs on his guitar. Before the start of his big summer tour, he returns to those acoustic roots for a string of intimate solo dates, including one Friday at the Kravis Center. &ldquo...
PBAU president reacts to alumni, Tony winner, Ruthie Ann Miles’ tragic accident
 Palm Beach Atlantic University president William M. B. Fleming, Jr. has said, in a statement, that he is “heartbroken” about the tragic accident that claimed the life of the daughter of alumni and Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles, and left the pregnant actress in hospitalized. “We know that her faith, family and friends...

12:28 AM Thursday, Mar. 08, 2018

Palm Beach Atlantic University president William M. B. Fleming, Jr. has said, in a statement, that he is “heartbroken” about the tragic accident that claimed the life of the daughter of alumni and Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles, and left the pregnant actress in hospitalized. “We know that her faith, family and friends...