Arts and Entertainment

WQYK’s Dave McKay Makes Friends At Reflections Hair Gallery And Spa

WQYK’s Dave McKay Makes Friends At Reflections Hair Gallery And Spa

  By Marie Gilmore Radio station 99.5 WQYK DJ and Host Dave McKay came to Reflections Hair Gallery and Spa Inc. located on S.R. 60 E. in Valrico recently for a haircut and to meet some new friends. McKay was invited by owner/master stylist Koryn Kleist and her son Rylee, who met McKay at a […]

SouthShore Regional Library Offers Summer Art Classes

SouthShore Regional Library Offers Summer Art Classes

  By Kathy L. Collins This summer, the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin has a great line up of art classes and workshops which are free and open to the public. The classes and workshops are taught and led by the area’s most talented professional artists. There will be classes for children, teens and adults. […]

Apollo Beach Elementary School’s Margit Redlawsk Awarded Art Teacher Of The Year

Apollo Beach Elementary School’s Margit Redlawsk Awarded Art Teacher Of The Year

  By Kathy L. Collins Margit Redlawsk has been named Elementary Art Teacher of the Year by the Hillsborough Art Education Association. Redlawsk is an art teacher at Apollo Beach Elementary School. Redlawsk is one of 144 elementary art teachers in Hillsborough County. Redlawsk has been an art educator for 20 years. For the last […]

Pepin Academies Gala Success With $200,000 In Funds Raised

Pepin Academies Gala Success With $200,000 In Funds Raised

  By Brock Mikosky On Thursday, May 22, the Pepin Academies held its annual fundraising gala.  The event, which was held at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre in Tampa, welcomed its nearly 500 guests with a ten foot sculpture of a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey player.  This sculpture was a gift commissioned by businessman and philanthropist Tom […]

Visions Of Hope To Host Red Carpet Fashion Show Fundraiser

Visions Of Hope To Host Red Carpet Fashion Show Fundraiser

  By Alexandra Booth Big things are happening for Lorianne De Loreto. Her organization Visions of Hope International, which helps men and women who are domestic violence survivors, is making plans for a new fundraiser. Breaking Free: Silent No More is a fashion show that will take place on July 11 at Club Renaissance in […]

Center Place’s Second Annual Children’s Art Show Seeks Young Artists

Center Place’s Second Annual Children’s Art Show Seeks Young Artists

  By Kathy L. Collins Children ages 4-14 are encouraged to enter artwork in Center Place’s Second Annual Children’s Art Show. The show is called Little Monsters Create. Children may enter artwork using a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, clay and wood. The show will be on display in the Mook […]

The Village Players Present Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Nile

The Village Players Present Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Nile

  By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players present Agatha Christie’s Murder On the Nile at the historic James McCabe Theatre located at 506 5th St. in Valrico. The show will premiere with a dinner theatre on Friday, June 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include dinner courtesy of Willie’s Seafood […]

Highlights Of Upcoming 2014/15 Season

Highlights Of Upcoming 2014/15 Season

  By Henry Adams From Rachmaninoff to rock, Stravinsky to Star Wars, and Mozart to the Mambo Kings, The Florida Orchestra’s upcoming 2014/2015 season offers an exciting mix of concert series as well as a dazzling array of special concerts, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pop star Ben Folds and three “big screen” concert events with […]

Sunset Grill At Little Harbor Hosts Weekly Drum Circle

Sunset Grill At Little Harbor Hosts Weekly Drum Circle

  By Sharon Still The steady rhythm of drum beats echoes through the air as the sun sets every Sunday night at Little Harbor. More than 200 people gather while a group of about 25 area residents bring drums of all shapes and sizes and keep the beat going. It all starts around 7 p.m., […]

Brandon League Of Fine Arts Members Work Currently On Display At Center Place

Brandon League Of Fine Arts Members Work Currently On Display At Center Place

   By Kathy L. Collins During the month of May, works of art from the talented members of the Brandon League of Fine Arts (BLFA) can be viewed in the Mook Gallery at Center Place in Brandon. Chairman Christopher Klein, a resident of Lithia, said, “All of the works in the show are high quality. […]