"Jewish Broadway" at David Posnack JCC in Davie

Chuck Prentiss is bringing his love of Broadway to a taping of "Jewish Broadway" to the David Posnack JCC in Davie. (Robert Duyos/Sun Sentinel / August 8, 2012)

Music

Tate Stevens: The 2012 "X Factor" champ will perform Wednesday night at Renegades Country Bar and Grill in West Palm Beach (600 Village Blvd.). The family-friendly 6 p.m. show will include a bounce house, cotton candy and remote-controlled cars. West Palm Beach's Brooke Eden will open for Stevens, who grew up on the Missouri side of Kansas City. His latest single is "Power of a Love Song." Admission is free. 561-683-9555 or RenegadesWPB.com. — Nick Sortal

Books

Rayya Elias: With some persuasion from close friend and "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert, the former post-punk musician published in April her debut memoir, "Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk From the Middle East to the Lower East Side." Elias, whose family fled Syria in her youth, sang in Detroit punk bands and fought drug addiction while earning a living as a hairdresser. Elias, now sober for 16 years and living in New York, will discuss her story of immigration at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Books and Books in Coral Gables, paired with an acoustic-guitar performance by Gilbert. Free. 305-442-4408 or BooksandBooks.com. — Phillip Valys


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Theater

"Jewish Broadway" taping: It's a double feature for Chuck Prentiss, expert in all things Broadway. The raconteur is preparing the next two segments for his popular "Jewish Broadway" specials on Jewish Life Television (JLTV). Starting at 1 p.m., he will tape a show titled "Superstar Launching," highlighting the songs of Jewish songwriters that sparked the careers of entertainers such as Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Then, Prentiss will play "The Name Game," celebrating Jewish songwriters whose hits are tunes about people's names, with videos of Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Neil Diamond and Louis Armstrong. The tapings are free and open to the public at the Orlove Auditorium in the David Posnack Jewish Community Center at 5850 S. Pine Island Road in Davie. — Rod Stafford Hagwood