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

LATEST: Man charged in Boynton drive-by that injures teen gets $20,000 bond
 An 18-year-old boy who allegedly shot and injured a teen in Boynton Beach Wednesday night was given a $20,000 bond by a Palm Beach County Court judge Saturday morning. Cleevens Altiner was arrested Friday and faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and aggravated battery with a firearm. The judge ordered...

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An 18-year-old boy who allegedly shot and injured a teen in Boynton Beach Wednesday night was given a $20,000 bond by a Palm Beach County Court judge Saturday morning. Cleevens Altiner was arrested Friday and faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and aggravated battery with a firearm. The judge ordered...
NEW: 3 cool things happening in Lake Worth
 1. Dive Against Debris: It’s the 4th annual event presented by the city and Wet Pleasures Dive Outfitters on June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Worth Pier. Certified divers are asked to join for the underwater pier cleanup. A dive master and reef cleanup specialist will be on hand to teach you how to clean the pylons. To register...

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1. Dive Against Debris: It’s the 4th annual event presented by the city and Wet Pleasures Dive Outfitters on June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Worth Pier. Certified divers are asked to join for the underwater pier cleanup. A dive master and reef cleanup specialist will be on hand to teach you how to clean the pylons. To register...
West Palm man charged with attempted murder, robbery denied bond
 A 46-year-old West Palm Beach man charged with attempted murder on Friday in connection with a beating last month in the city’s north end was denied bond Saturday morning by a Palm Beach County Court judge. Authorities allege that 
               Kenneth Machuca
             beat a man at about 2 p.m. April 29, at the BP gas station...

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A 46-year-old West Palm Beach man charged with attempted murder on Friday in connection with a beating last month in the city’s north end was denied bond Saturday morning by a Palm Beach County Court judge. Authorities allege that Kenneth Machuca beat a man at about 2 p.m. April 29, at the BP gas station...
Lake Worth’s Bamboo Room has new tenants who open in June
 The Bamboo Room is coming back…again. Everyone knows the legendary blues club at 25 S. J Street and a Lake Worth nightlife staple that has hosted live acts from Bo Diddley to Ben Prestag, has had its share of problems in recent years. The club closed twice — in 2008 and from 2014 to 2015. It was managed for about two years by...

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The Bamboo Room is coming back…again. Everyone knows the legendary blues club at 25 S. J Street and a Lake Worth nightlife staple that has hosted live acts from Bo Diddley to Ben Prestag, has had its share of problems in recent years. The club closed twice — in 2008 and from 2014 to 2015. It was managed for about two years by...
Lake Worth Utilities workers upset with director over lack of work
 Samuel Jackson has worked at Lake Worth Utilities for 14 years, the past 10 as a line foreman. “I love training the guys who are below me,” Jackson, an apprentice instructor since 2011, told The Palm Beach Post on Monday. “It’s a nice place to work and it pays the bills.” But Jackson wasn’t happy at Tuesday&rsquo...

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Samuel Jackson has worked at Lake Worth Utilities for 14 years, the past 10 as a line foreman. “I love training the guys who are below me,” Jackson, an apprentice instructor since 2011, told The Palm Beach Post on Monday. “It’s a nice place to work and it pays the bills.” But Jackson wasn’t happy at Tuesday&rsquo...
Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery may be closing in Lake Worth soon
 It looks as if the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery on 15 S. J St. may be closing. The gallery’s 3,685-square-foot studio at 216 S. F St., open to artists of all ages to come and create, is up for sale, according to Joyce Brown, curator and president of Flamingo Clay Studio, a nonprofit artist cooperative that operates the gallery. &ldquo...

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It looks as if the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery on 15 S. J St. may be closing. The gallery’s 3,685-square-foot studio at 216 S. F St., open to artists of all ages to come and create, is up for sale, according to Joyce Brown, curator and president of Flamingo Clay Studio, a nonprofit artist cooperative that operates the gallery. &ldquo...
Lake Worth cancels tonight’s Food Truck Invasion
 Tonight’s Food Truck Invasion was canceled by Lake Worth due to the rainy weather, the city said.  Lake Worth apologized for any inconvenience caused.

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Tonight’s Food Truck Invasion was canceled by Lake Worth due to the rainy weather, the city said.  Lake Worth apologized for any inconvenience caused.
NEW: 3 things to do in Lake Worth
 1. Food Truck Invasion: Get some yummy food on Monday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Cultural Plaza, 414 Lake Avenue. 2. Dive Against Debris: It’s the 4th annual event presented by the city and Wet Pleasures Dive Outfitters on June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Worth Pier. Certified divers are asked to join for the underwater pier...

Posted: 8 days ago

1. Food Truck Invasion: Get some yummy food on Monday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Cultural Plaza, 414 Lake Avenue. 2. Dive Against Debris: It’s the 4th annual event presented by the city and Wet Pleasures Dive Outfitters on June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Worth Pier. Certified divers are asked to join for the underwater pier...
Lake Worth salon owner giddy her dream came true
 Growing up in Texas, Laura Garofalo always wanted to run her own beauty salon. “I used to do redneck hair out of my kitchen,” she said, laughing. Her dream took a backseat after Garofalo, now 54, got married and started a property management business with her first husband. The company was started in their guest house and has...

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Growing up in Texas, Laura Garofalo always wanted to run her own beauty salon. “I used to do redneck hair out of my kitchen,” she said, laughing. Her dream took a backseat after Garofalo, now 54, got married and started a property management business with her first husband. The company was started in their guest house and has...
New Lake Worth Dunkin’ Donuts to be built on 6th Avenue South
 Chris Dabros knows Dixie Highway in Lake Worth needs help, as sites there have sat empty or underdeveloped for a long time. “In that area,” said Dabros, deputy director of the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency, “we’ve lacked in new development.” READ: New Lake Worth Mexican seafood restaurant opens That...

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Chris Dabros knows Dixie Highway in Lake Worth needs help, as sites there have sat empty or underdeveloped for a long time. “In that area,” said Dabros, deputy director of the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency, “we’ve lacked in new development.” READ: New Lake Worth Mexican seafood restaurant opens That...
New Mexican seafood restaurant opening in Lake Worth on Thursday
 For 4 1/2 years, Delilah Ramirez was a receptionist in a doctor’s office. But she wasn’t happy. “I just wanted to get into something new,” said Ramirez, 38. “I was thinking about my future.” That future starts Thursday at 8 a.m. when she opens a new Mexican seafood restaurant at 23 South Dixie Highway....

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For 4 1/2 years, Delilah Ramirez was a receptionist in a doctor’s office. But she wasn’t happy. “I just wanted to get into something new,” said Ramirez, 38. “I was thinking about my future.” That future starts Thursday at 8 a.m. when she opens a new Mexican seafood restaurant at 23 South Dixie Highway....