Arts and Entertainment

Bloomingdale Chorus Begins School Year On A High Note At Rays Game

Bloomingdale Chorus Begins School Year On A High Note At Rays Game

By Tamas Mondovics Since the opening of its doors more than 25 years ago, Bloomingdale High School has had no shortage of success stories, resulting from the hard work and dedication on the part of its teachers and student-body. One of the many ways through, which the school has earned both respect and the attention(…)

The Investigator Plays For Extended Week In Theatres

The Investigator Plays For Extended Week In Theatres

Press Release A Special Message From Gabriel’s Messenger Films  The Investigator’s theatrical run has been extended again! As we receive this third week in theaters, which has exceeded all expectations, we want to do something extra special this weekend. As part of our mission, Gabriel’s Messenger Films has always committed to donating 10% of profits(…)

Overwhelming Demand For Kirk Cameron’s UNSTOPPABLE Creates Second Showing on October 3

Overwhelming Demand For Kirk Cameron’s UNSTOPPABLE Creates Second Showing on October 3

Press Release Due to overwhelming demand, a pre-recorded encore presentation of UNSTOPPABLE: A LIVE EVENT WITH KIRK CAMERON will broadcast to select movie theaters on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 pm including the Regency 20 near the Westfield Brandon Mall. The original live event will take place on Tuesday, September 24 from The Vines Center at Liberty(…)

Gallery Hop Is A Success With Artists, Business Owners And The Community

Gallery Hop Is A Success With Artists, Business Owners And The Community

By Kathy L. Collins After a one year hiatus, the much-loved Gallery Hop was held on Saturday, September 14 to the delight of many throughout the greater Brandon area. The event, sponsored by the Greater Brandon Arts Council, the Brandon League of Fine Arts and Center Place, is a free event that showcases area artists,(…)

Music Showcase Hosts 6th Annual International Piano Guild Award Ceremony

Music Showcase Hosts 6th Annual International Piano Guild Award Ceremony

By Kathy L. Collins Music Showcase hosted its 6th Annual International Piano Guild Award Ceremony on Sunday, July 28. Students performed before a Guild Adjudicator in June. 29 students who take piano lessons at Music Showcase participated. Three students, Amelia Fong, Zane Topper and Mauli Bhogade were standouts at this year’s recital. The International Piano(…)

Brandon League Of Fine Arts Announces Winners Of ARTWORKS 2013

Brandon League Of Fine Arts Announces Winners Of ARTWORKS 2013

By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, September 14, the Brandon League of Fine Arts announced the winners of ARTWORKS 2013 at Center Place in Brandon. ARTWORKS is open to the community each year. It is a juried art show and is held in conjunction with the Annual Gallery Hop. This year’s show featured 63 works(…)

Safe & Fun-Filled One Stop Trick-or-Treat Alternative

Safe & Fun-Filled One Stop Trick-or-Treat Alternative

By Dan Palmer From tots to teens, youngsters throughout the community are invited to join their friends and neighbors for an early evening of free fun and food.  First United Methodist Church of Brandon is opening up its campus at 121 N. Knights Ave. on Sunday, October 27 from 5-7 p.m. for its annual Fall(…)

Bay Area Beatdown Shines Spotlight On Growing CrossFit Popularity

Bay Area Beatdown Shines Spotlight On Growing CrossFit Popularity

By Brian Shaffer Hundreds of motivated athletes from across the state are preparing to descend upon the Florida State Fairgrounds for two grueling days of athletic competition on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, and one local business lies at the heart of the event. Known as The Bay Area Beatdown, this event is(…)

20th Annual Hillsborough County Fair Offers New Exhibition

20th Annual Hillsborough County Fair Offers New Exhibition

By Nicole Schoen Fall brings cooler weather, pumpkin carving and candy collecting, but it also brings the much-anticipated 20th annual Hillsborough County Fair. Located at 215 Sydney Washer Rd., the fair can be easy to miss but worth the find. This year the fair runs from Wednesday, October 16 through Sunday, October 20 and as(…)

Local Musicians Gain Valuable Experience From  Grammy Museum Music Revolution Project

Local Musicians Gain Valuable Experience From Grammy Museum Music Revolution Project

By Kathy L. Collins Ian White and Alex Gonzalez, both residents of the greater Brandon area, recently received the distinguished honor of being accepted into the Grammy Museum Music Revolution Project for young songwriters. This is the first time the project was brought to Tampa. White and Gonzalez were among the 27 out of 360(…)