Arts and Entertainment

Support The Arts By Becoming A Business Leader’s Choice Sponsor For The Florida Strawberry Festival Fine Arts Show

Support The Arts By Becoming A Business Leader’s Choice Sponsor For The Florida Strawberry Festival Fine Arts Show

By Kathy L. Collins The Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild (EHAG) will hold the 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival Fine Art Show from Thursday, February 27 to Sunday, March 9 at the Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds at 2107 W. Oak Ave. in Plant City. This art show has become a highly regarded one. After being judged last(…)

Hat Trick Theatre Productions Presents A Thousand Clowns At Shimberg Playhouse At The Straz

Hat Trick Theatre Productions Presents A Thousand Clowns At Shimberg Playhouse At The Straz

By Kathy L. Collins Hat Trick Theatre Productions, Inc., founded in Tampa in 2004, presents Herb Gardner’s A Thousand Clowns in the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for The Performing Arts in Tampa from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 22. Performances of A Thousand Clowns will take place on Thursday,(…)

Photographs Of Gangsters, Pirates And Cigars At The Florida Museum Of Photographic Art

Photographs Of Gangsters, Pirates And Cigars At The Florida Museum Of Photographic Art

By Kathy L. Collins The newest exhibit at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) is called “Gangsters, Pirates and Cigars: A Photographic History of Tampa 1879-1955”. The exhibit will run through Sunday, February 23. FMoPA is located at 400 N. Ashley Dr., Cube 200 in Tampa. “Gangsters, Pirates and Cigars” will present a dynamic(…)

Holiday Pops, Mahler and More!

Holiday Pops, Mahler and More!

By Henry Adams Music lovers can start their day with complimentary coffee and doughnuts at the Coffee Concert with Stuart Malina leading The Florida Orchestra in a program titled “Sounds of Celebration.”  The music includes Morton Gould’s American Salute, Sousa’s Thunderer March, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and other works saluting our many holidays.  Taking place in(…)

Ring In The Holidays With Outdoor Ice Skating And Santa Fest

Ring In The Holidays With Outdoor Ice Skating And Santa Fest

By Kathy L. Collins There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to enjoy some wintery fun of ice skating on an outdoor rink. Residents can take a trip to a winter wonderland in downtown Tampa. The holiday season gets kicked off with a return of the outdoor ice skating rink(…)

2013-2014 Line-Up At The Straz Features Broadway, Opera, Dance And More

2013-2014 Line-Up At The Straz Features Broadway, Opera, Dance And More

By Kathy L. Collins The 2013-2014 season at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (The Straz) includes an astonishing line-up of touring Broadway blockbusters, a magical opera series, a powerful and stimulating play series and an extraordinary collection of dance, comedy, music and educational events. Tickets for the 2013-2014 events are(…)

Mosaic And ECHO Provide Holiday Turkeys To Families In Brandon Area

Mosaic And ECHO Provide Holiday Turkeys To Families In Brandon Area

By Kathy L. Collins For a second year, Mosaic played a significant role in making sure families in need in the greater Brandon area have a turkey and all the accompaniments for a Thanksgiving dinner. Mosaic helped achieve this monumental task with a donation of $5,000 to ECHO, which was used to purchase turkeys from(…)

Charla’s Interiors Expands Showroom To Serve Community

Charla’s Interiors Expands Showroom To Serve Community

By Samantha R. Evensen Interior Decorator Charla Lagasse has recently expanded her showroom in the Lena Maxey boutique and salon. This new space provides consumers the opportunity to see home decor items in a store setting. Charlas’ Interiors and Home Decor, located in the Design Showroom of Lena Maxey, 13210 Boyette Rd. in Riverview, is(…)

Disney Hosts Family-Friendly Holiday Events At Multiple Parks

Disney Hosts Family-Friendly Holiday Events At Multiple Parks

By Marie Gilmore Getting into the holiday season is easy in our house. We sit around the calendar and plan our annual family trips to Walt Disney World to get into the holiday spirit. First stop has to be Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom. Pick one of the 19 scheduled nights(…)

Visit Where the Holiday Spirit Shines Brightest: Light Shows

Visit Where the Holiday Spirit Shines Brightest: Light Shows

By Ali Renckens Nights of Shimmering Lights For the third consecutive year, Nights of Shimmering Lights will illuminate the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, located at 215 Sydney Washer Rd., in Dover (by S.R. 60). Nights of Shimmering Lights features  a leisurely 35-40 minute drive through a fantasyland of dazzling lights. New themes, such as the Storybook,(…)