Arts and Entertainment

Gordon Mote At Plant City Church Of God “All Things New” On Sunday, January 26 At 6 p.m.

Gordon Mote At Plant City Church Of God “All Things New” On Sunday, January 26 At 6 p.m.

By Cheryl Johnston Gordon Mote will perform at Plant City Church of God on Sunday, January 26 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to this exciting, free event at 2103 Mud Lake Rd. in Plant City. Voted “Top Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year” at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, the blind-since-birth(…)

A Call To Artists Is Issued For The 6th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival

A Call To Artists Is Issued For The 6th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival

By Kathy L. Collins The 6th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Winthrop Town Center in Riverview. All artists who would like to participate are encouraged to submit an application for inclusion in this fine arts festival. Applications can be(…)

Crashing Cannons, Boisterous Buccaneers And More To Celebrate Gasparilla

Crashing Cannons, Boisterous Buccaneers And More To Celebrate Gasparilla

Staff Report Tampa Bay’s annual Gasparilla celebration, which is named for legendary pirate Jose Gaspar who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the 18th and early 19th centuries, will kick off the celebrations in January with a full schedule of exciting events. On Saturday, January 18, younger swabs and their families enjoy their(…)

Benefit Concert Planned For FishHawk Teachers

Benefit Concert Planned For FishHawk Teachers

By Michelle Caceres Raizing Cain, a local six-member pop/rock/country band, is slated to rock out at the Palmetto Club on Saturday, January 18 from 6–10 p.m. The group is performing at Raizing Cain Raizing Hope, a benefit concert in honor of three FishHawk Creek Elementary teachers (Jane Farkas, Jackie Waluzak and Debbie Crawford) undergoing treatment(…)

EHAG Issues A Call To Artists For The 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival Fine Arts Show

EHAG Issues A Call To Artists For The 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival Fine Arts Show

By Kathy L. Collins A Call To Artists has been issued by the Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild (EHAG) for the 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival Fine Arts Show. The Fine Arts Show will run from Thursday, February 27 to Sunday, March 9. This year’s show will be held in a new venue, the Milton E. Hull(…)

FishHawk Creek Celebrates The Arts In Style

FishHawk Creek Celebrates The Arts In Style

By Michelle Caceres Art patrons mingle through an exhibit showcasing a variety of pieces while sampling hors d’oeuvres and appreciating the jazz sounds of a local band. This swanky event didn’t take place in an upscale conservatory of a bustling metropolis, but in the cafeteria at FishHawk Creek Elementary School. The artwork on display was(…)

First United Methodist Church Of Brandon To Present Bluegrass Concert

First United Methodist Church Of Brandon To Present Bluegrass Concert

By Kathy L. Collins First United Methodist Church of Brandon will present a fantastic concert for the community on Sunday, January 12 at 6 p.m. This will be a major bluegrass show featuring some nationally renowned musicians along with three highly-talented and well-known local musicians. The show will feature Dale Ann Bradley, a three-time International(…)

The Artwork Of Children Is Celebrated At The 3rd Annual Small Works Art Show

The Artwork Of Children Is Celebrated At The 3rd Annual Small Works Art Show

By Kathy L. Collins Beaux Arts Gallery, located at 11252 Winthrop Main St. in Riverview, held it 3rd Annual Small Works Art Show, a juried youth art show which features the artwork created by local elementary school children. This year, there were 14 entries that were juried in to the show. An anonymous judge from(…)

Tampa Repertory Theatre Is Innovative, Provocative And Classic

Tampa Repertory Theatre Is Innovative, Provocative And Classic

By Kathy L. Collins Tampa Repertory Theatre, known as TampaRep, was established in June 2011 by C. David Frankel, Ned Averill-Snell and Emilia Sargent. The theatre was started to provide another outlet for the many talented theatre artists in the Tampa area and to focus on the classics from the American Theatre. Since its inception,(…)

Full Power Signal Now Transports Joy FM To Over Three Million Listeners

Full Power Signal Now Transports Joy FM To Over Three Million Listeners

By Kelly Legg Tampa’s “One Day” project powered up less than one year after announcing a plan to increase the radio station, 91.5 FM, to a full-power signal covering metro Tampa. The JOY FM powered up and took reports from listeners throughout Tampa Bay and beyond. From a signal that covered less than 600,000 listeners(…)