Arts and Entertainment

Former Fireman Creates Art For Cancer Patients

Former Fireman Creates Art For Cancer Patients

  By Kathy L. Collins For 25 years, Rodney Brammer, Jr. saved lives as a fireman using his strength, intelligence and experience. Now retired, he is still saving lives but in a much different way. Brammer creates art on napkins. He calls his enterprise “Rodney’s Napkin Art For Causes.” Brammer creates fun and intricate images(…)

Center Place of Brandon’s Annual Adult Art Show Celebrates Community Artists

Center Place of Brandon’s Annual Adult Art Show Celebrates Community Artists

  By Kathy L. Collins Each month, Center Place celebrates the talent of local artists and artisans by showcasing their work at an artist’s exhibit. During the month of April, Center Place is hosting the Annual Adult Student Art Show. The annual show is sponsored by the Brandon League of Fine Arts and is held(…)

Valrico Theatre Group The Village Players Present Jekyll And Hyde  The Musical This Spring

Valrico Theatre Group The Village Players Present Jekyll And Hyde  The Musical This Spring

  By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players Community Theater will present the popular musical Jekyll and Hyde The Musical this spring at the historic James McCabe Theater located at 506 5th St. in Valrico. The shows will run three weeks beginning the weekend of Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 and continuing Friday,(…)

Brandon Ballet Presents “Be A Ballerina Princess” Party

Brandon Ballet Presents “Be A Ballerina Princess” Party

  By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Ballet presents Be A Ballerina Princess party on Saturday, April 12 from 3:30-5 p.m. at The Dance Center located at 161 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon. This is an opportunity for all ballerina princesses ages 4 to 7 to dress up in their favorite princess costume, decorate a(…)

Hat Trick Productions Presents Unnecessary Farce In Shimberg Playhouse At The Straz

Hat Trick Productions Presents Unnecessary Farce In Shimberg Playhouse At The Straz

  By Kathy L. Collins Hat Trick Theatre Productions, Inc., founded in Tampa in 2004, presents Unnecessary Farce in upcoming performances at the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center For The Performing Arts in Tampa from Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, April 27. Performances of Unnecessary Farce will take place on Thursday,(…)

Orange Home Accessories To Hold Event Benefiting Family Promise Of Greater Brandon

Orange Home Accessories To Hold Event Benefiting Family Promise Of Greater Brandon

  By Kathy L. Collins On Friday, April 11, Debbie Ploor, owner of Orange Home Accessories, will host a fundraising event which benefits Family Promise of Greater Brandon, a non-profit organization that helps families regain their housing, their independence and their dignity. The event, which runs from 6-9 p.m., will feature live jazz music, appetizers(…)

SouthShore Residents Provide Children With Summer Camp Admission

SouthShore Residents Provide Children With Summer Camp Admission

  By Kathy L. Collins Summer is the time for kids to enjoy a variety of activities including art camp. This year, thanks to some generous SouthShore residents, several children will be able to enjoy at least one week of summer youth art camp at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin. Grace McKee, an artist(…)

Tampa Music Society To Present Benefit Concert For The Children’s Cancer Center

Tampa Music Society To Present Benefit Concert For The Children’s Cancer Center

  By Kathy L. Collins The Tampa Music Society’s (TMS) next concert on Friday, April 25 will benefit the Children’s Cancer Center. The concert will take place at Spoto High School’s Spoto Theatre located at 8538 Eagle Palm Dr. in Riverview beginning at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are just $15 and students with ID(…)

Lennard High School Drama Summer Camp Seeks Community Support

Lennard High School Drama Summer Camp Seeks Community Support

  By Paula MacDonald To say it started with a little idea would be right. Actually, drama sponsor Phillip Goodchild’s idea to organize Lennard High School’s first summer drama camp started with 40 little ideas during a performance of The Wizard of Oz. Last December, the Lennard High School drama department produced a stage show(…)

The Arts Council Of Hillsborough County Launches Site To Help Fund Local Art Projects

  By Kathy Collins The Arts Council of Hillsborough County recently launched power2give.org/tampabay. This is a new crowd-fundraising site for Tampa Bay’s non-profit arts groups. Local arts non-profits can seek up to $10,000 per project in 90 days. Since the site went live, arts supporters have helped to raise funds for a variety of arts(…)