Arts and Entertainment

Riverview Senior Seeks Country Music Career

Riverview Senior Seeks Country Music Career

It is safe to say that for local teen, Matt Billor, playing music and singing in front of others seems to come naturally, which the Riverview High School senior is by no means shy to demonstrate. Whether it be on last year’s family vacation in Cancun, Mexico where he performed two original songs that he […]

Friends Of The Bruton Memorial Library Present An Evening With Rick Smith

Friends Of The Bruton Memorial Library Present An Evening With Rick Smith

On Tuesday, February 11, the Friends of the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City will present an Evening With Patrick Smith, Jr. (Rick), son of author, Patrick Smith. The show will begin at 7 p.m. and is free to the public thanks to a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. The evening will have an […]

Luther Jones Of Valrico Is A Talented And Creative Artist

Luther Jones Of Valrico Is A Talented And Creative Artist

Artists live throughout the greater Brandon area. Each brings a great deal of talent and creativity to the community. Luther Jones, originally of Picayune, Mississippi, now lives in Valrico. He has been here for six months. Jones is a talented, self-taught artist. Just spend a little bit of time with Jones and you will quickly […]

Hit The Target With Active Couples Fun

Hit The Target With Active Couples Fun

By Ali Renckens Roses and chocolate, candlelight dinners and walks along the beach have become a stereotypical Valentine’s Day. Couple who have been together a few years or young couples who may want to consider something new may be interested in these active Valentine’s Day and date night activities. Captain Ric Liles, a native of […]

7th Annual Saddles N’ Spurs Casino Night Provides Funding For Great Programs At BSAC

7th Annual Saddles N’ Spurs Casino Night Provides Funding For Great Programs At BSAC

If you want a fun night out, then  put on your “saddles and spurs” and get to the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center’s (BSAC) 7th Annual Saddles N’ Spurs Casino Night. The annual event is set for Saturday, March 1 from 7-11 p.m. at The Regent located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. Advance tickets […]

News Channel 8 Anchor Gayle Sierens To Host 2014 LifePath Hospice Fashion Show

News Channel 8 Anchor Gayle Sierens To Host 2014 LifePath Hospice Fashion Show

Designer brand names will be front and center as models showcase clothing and accessories from Life’s Treasures thrift stores at the third annual LifePath Hospice Fashion Show and Boutique on Saturday, February 8 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 South Dale Mabry Hwy. in Tampa. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with shopping at […]

Fabulous Concerts, Food, Rides & More At Annual Strawberry Festival

Fabulous Concerts, Food, Rides & More At Annual Strawberry Festival

  “Florida’s Best Family Recipe!” is this year’s Strawberry Festival theme. “We chose this theme because we feel it fits the essence of what we’re all about: Food, fun and family,” said Florida Strawberry Festival General Manager, Paul Davis. With plenty of free and headline entertainment, there is enough to keep everyone young and old […]

Brandon Ballet Offers Auditions For Its Summer Intensive Program

Brandon Ballet Offers Auditions For Its Summer Intensive Program

Serious dancers, ages nine and older, who wish to take their dance training to a new level should plan on auditioning for the Brandon Ballet’s Summer Intensive. The Brandon Ballet will offer several dates and locations for auditions. The first is on Saturday, January 25 at the Dance Center, 161 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon. […]

Nashville Entertainment Comes To Sun City Center United Methodist Church

By Andria Barrios Though this area is not a center for musical talent and entertainment such as Nashville, Tennessee, the Sun City Center United Methodist Church will come close to that next month. By hosting a Nashville Hall of Fame Concert on Friday, February 21, this church seeks to share the joy of music with […]

The Village Players To Present ‘The Pink Panther Strikes Again’

The Village Players To Present ‘The Pink Panther Strikes Again’

By Kathy L. Collins History is repeating itself as the Village Players present The Pink Panther Strikes Again at the historic James McCabe Theatre in Valrico in February. Fourteen years ago, the show was produced by the Village Players. James McCabe directed the show along with Gail Pierce as assistant director. Pierce decided to produce […]