Arts and Entertainment

Exhibit Honors The American Soldier At St. Petersburg Museum

Exhibit Honors The American Soldier At St. Petersburg Museum

  The American Soldier, A Photographic Tribute From The Civil War To Iraq will be on exhibit at the St. Petersburg Museum of History March through June 2014. The exhibit is an extraordinary collection of photographs that capture the essence of the American soldier over more than 150 years. The photographs cover America at war […]

Roll The Dice And Help Raise Money For Scholarships

Roll The Dice And Help Raise Money For Scholarships

By Leslie Kadubec The GFWC Brandon Junior Woman’s Club will host their annual Bunco for Education at Center Place, which is located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon, on Thursday, March 13. Bring a friend and enjoy an evening of Bunco fun with light hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, 50/50, door prizes, and wonderful raffle prizes. This […]

Mann Middle School Music Director Surprised By $10,000 Donation From Barry Manilow

Mann Middle School Music Director Surprised By $10,000 Donation From Barry Manilow

By Angela Parone The Manilow Music Project and WFLA-TV, NewsChannel 8 teamed up to honor Tampa’s “Outstanding Music Teacher,” Kevin Fuller, by giving him a VIP experience to Barry Manilow’s concert at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, complete with a chance to meet Manilow before his concert on Friday, January 31.  Manilow surprised Fuller with […]

Center Place To Offer Week-Long Musical Theatre Workshop Over Spring Break

Center Place To Offer Week-Long Musical Theatre Workshop Over Spring Break

Aspiring young actors can spend their spring break this year immersed in a week-long theatre workshop at Center Place in Brandon. Students ages 12-18 can spend the week improving their musical theatre skills with Rick and Terri D’Onofrio of Stages Productions. The week-long workshop will feature some of the best songs, dances and scenes from […]

Bruton Memorial Library Celebrates Black History Month With Exhibit Of Portrait Artist, Rhonda Carol Long

Bruton Memorial Library Celebrates Black History Month With Exhibit Of Portrait Artist, Rhonda Carol Long

In celebration of Black History Month, the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City has a wonderful exhibit of the works of Riverview resident, formerly of Chicago, Rhonda Carol Long. The exhibit, which features 19 pieces of Long’s artwork, will be on display through the end of February. In the main exhibit area there are 10 […]

Florida Strawberry Festival Crowns New Queen With Royal Heritage

Florida Strawberry Festival Crowns New Queen With Royal Heritage

By Lauren Der A new Florida Strawberry Festival Queen was recently crowned at the Grimes Family Agricultural Center in Plant City. Jessi Rae Varnum, an 18-year-old senior at Durant High School, was crowned 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival Queen, along with first maid Lindsey English and court members Macaley Barrow, Kallee Cook and Caitlyn Kent. “I […]

SouthShore Regional Library Showcases The Artwork Of Area High School Students

SouthShore Regional Library Showcases The Artwork Of Area High School Students

The 4th Annual High School Art Show, sponsored by the SouthShore Arts Council and hosted by the SouthShore Regional Library, is currently on display at the SouthShore Regional Library located at Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. The art will be on display through the end of February. This year the show was limited to schools […]

The Firehouse Cultural Center Offers Many Fantastic Events Each Month

The Firehouse Cultural Center Offers Many Fantastic Events Each Month

The Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin has a fantastic line up of events for the month of February. Whether you want to see an interesting film, participate in an art event, listen to jazz, or see a “clean” comedy show, the Firehouse Cultural Center has something for you. On Thursday, February 13, the Firehouse Cultural […]

New Venue For FishHawk Riverview Rotary Fourth Annual Crawfish Festival

New Venue For FishHawk Riverview Rotary Fourth Annual Crawfish Festival

The Rotary Club of FishHawk Riverview’s Crawfish Festival has set the date and a new venue for this year.  The Fourth Annual Crawfish Festival will be held on Saturday, May 31 from 12-4 p.m. at the Winthrop Pole Barn area on Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview. The money raised is donated to local charities and scholarship […]

Don’t Miss The 22nd Annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival Of The Arts

Don’t Miss The 22nd Annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival Of The Arts

 You will not want to miss the 22nd Annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts. This year’s festival is set to run on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the TECO SouthShore Community Event Center located at 302 Noonan Beach Rd. in Apollo Beach. There is a free […]