Michael Israel, a strapping Yanni lookalike, is what you might call a speed painter. To songs like “Pump it Up,” he jumps around on stage, splattering a spinning canvas with paints. For the first few minutes his brushstrokes don’t seem to add up, but by the fifth minute a pop-art portrait of, say, Muhammad Ali or John Lennon will suddenly swim into view and blow out an audience. It’s a brilliant routine that Israel says was born of “impatience and martial arts.” He’s performed for presidents and alongside Bruce Springsteen. He says his pieces can be “wildly emotional” and spur audiences to hugging, crying, and jumping up on chairs in applause. “It’s kind of a rock concert,” he says Tonight’s your chance to catch him in action, with a live auction afterward to benefit Boca’s... More >>>