Arts and Entertainment

Tampa Bay Rhythmics Ends Season, Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport

  By Tamas Mondovics Tampa Bay Rhythmics End Season with Summer Camp, Boast of New Elite Junior Gymnast  Tampa Bay Rhythmics Gymnastics, led by Owner and Head Coach Tyana Marlowe, was pleased to bring its competitive season to a close with its traditional week-long, end-of year-camp, showcasing its talented gymnasts, standout stars as well celebrity(…)

Four Local Drive-In Theatres Keep history, Traditions Alive

  By Alexandra Booth A dream began in a driveway. Richard Hollingshead had a vision of an open-air movie theatre, where people could watch film from the comfort of a car. After vigorous testing for sound, weather conditions and car spacing, a patent was issued May 16, 1933. The first drive-in movie theatre opened up(…)

Village Players Presents Fiddler On The Roof

  By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players will present Fiddler on the Roof beginning on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m. at the historic James McCabe Theatre located at 506 5th St. in Valrico. The remaining show dates include September 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20. There will be a matinee on Sunday, September(…)

Artists Needed For The Hillsborough County Fair

By Kathy L. Collins All artists, amateurs and professionals, young and old who live in Hillsborough County are invited to submit entries for the 2014 Hillsborough County Fair Fine Arts Show and Photography/Mixed Media Competition. The Hillsborough County Fair runs Thursday, October 23 to Sunday, October 26 and Thursday, October 30 to Sunday, November 2.(…)

Florida Orchestra: Pick Your Favorites With A “Compose Your Own “Series

  By Henry Adams With concerts starting in October, The Florida Orchestra’s new season is just around the corner.  In addition to the proverbial “something for everyone” including concerts from Rachmaninoff to Rock, Mozart to Mambos, Beethoven to Ben Folds and Carmina Burana to Christmas carols, the orchestra has announced British conductor Michael Francis as(…)

Shopping Bazaar And Classic Car Show In FishHawk Ranch

  By Jenny Carle Upcoming Shopping Bazaar On Saturday, September 27 there will be a Shopping Bazaar at the Palmetto Club in FishHawk Ranch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The FishHawk Ranch Shopping Bazaar  is intended to create a space for artisans to sell their goods and(…)

Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show Fundraiser For Brandon Elk Youth Programs

  By Michelle Colesanti Helping to solve a murder mystery will not only provide a fun night out, but it will help to benefit the various Brandon Elk’s charities which support the local community. Join in for this night of laughs and mystery as this hilarious and dysfunctional family drama loudly unfolds as attendees learn(…)

Busch Gardens Opens Falcon’s Fury To Park-Goers

  By Kerri Snell After patiently awaiting the opening of Busch Gardens’ newest summer attraction, thrill-riders have the chance to be among the first to experience Falcon’s Fury.                                  According to Busch Gardens Public Relations Manager, Travis Claytor, after a soft opening last month, the ride is operating at various times throughout the day, but not(…)

Daughters Of The American Revolution Local Chapter Seeks To Promote Patriotism

  By Kerri Snell The Alafia River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) functions as a volunteer service organization of women hoping to grow in the community. The local group has been serving the public since the chapter was formed in 1982 with only 17 members. Lynea D’Angelo, publicity chair for the(…)

Annual Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show To Host Over 350 Vendors

  Staff Report The 2014 Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show, the area’s only in-water boat show and official kick-off to fall boating season, sets sail Friday to Sunday, September 5-7 (Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) at the Tampa Convention Center located at 333 South Franklin St. in(…)