Arts and Entertainment

Chorale Presents Music Featuring The Immigrant Experience

Chorale Presents Music Featuring The Immigrant Experience

  The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay presents Upon These Shores, featuring music of the immigrant experience, on Friday, April 25 at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg and two concerts on Saturday, April 26 at the USF Concert Hall in Tampa. Under direction of Music and Artistic Director, Dr. James K. Bass, The Master(…)

Bunco For Rescues Will Benefit Local Animal Agencies

Bunco For Rescues Will Benefit Local Animal Agencies

  By Michelle Colesanti “Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” This phrase holds true for our four-legged friends too, which is why the Osprey Observer team has chosen to help three local non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that help stray and surrendered animals to find new, loving homes. The Osprey Observer will host(…)

First Color “Your Egg” Run To Help Relieve Childhood Hunger

First Color “Your Egg” Run To Help Relieve Childhood Hunger

  By Michelle Colesanti Why color eggs when you can be the egg? Bring the family and enjoy a lot of fun while helping to raise money for charity. A 5K and Fun Run/Walk Family Fun EGGstravangza will take place on Saturday, April 19 beginning at 8 a.m. at Newsome High School, located at 16550(…)

Wild Game Night Provides ‘Guys Night Out’ For Fathers And Sons

Wild Game Night Provides ‘Guys Night Out’ For Fathers And Sons

  Staff Report Here’s a chance for guys to gather for a “wild” night of fun. The Brandon Rotary Club will host its 38th annual Wild Game Night Friday, April 25 starting at 6 p.m. at Lupton’s Boggy Bottom Ranch, a wooded outdoor venue located at 8407 Lupton Pl. off Keysville Rd. in Plant City.(…)

Strawberry Crest High School To Perform Legally Blonde The Musical

Strawberry Crest High School To Perform Legally Blonde The Musical

By Kathy L. Collins Strawberry Crest High School’s Drama Department, under the direction of Hilary Gale, will perform Legally Blonde The Musical on Wednesday, April 9 through Friday, April 11. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. Producing Legally Blonde The Musical is a big deal for Strawberry Crest. Gale said, “We’re a(…)

“Key Tree” Becomes Part Of Hillsborough County’s Public Art Collection

“Key Tree” Becomes Part Of Hillsborough County’s Public Art Collection

  By Kathy L. Collins Plant City artist, Robert Woods, creates intricate and exquisite art from metal such as stainless steel, cold steel, brass, copper, blown glass and paint. One of Woods’ creations, “Key Tree,” is now a part of Hillsborough County’s Public Art Collection. “Key Tree” is a 12 ft. high structure which was(…)

Students Compete In Culinary Competition & Teachers Earn Excellence In Education Awards

Students Compete In Culinary Competition & Teachers Earn Excellence In Education Awards

  By Tamas Mondovics More than 400 students from across the state including students from 13 Hillsborough County high schools participated in the 14th Annual ProStart Culinary Team Competitions. The event, hosted by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Educational Foundation, showcased the best high school students in the state, many of whom will continue(…)

Strawberry Festival Fine Art Show Displays Talented Locals

Strawberry Festival Fine Art Show Displays Talented Locals

  By Kathy L. Collins Plant City is synonymous with strawberries and each year this fruit, along with fine arts, are celebrated at the Annual Florida Strawberry Festival which showcases a Fine Art Show presented by the Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild (EHAG). Under the direction of Chairperson, Debra Bryant, the show continues to grow both(…)

Center Place Celebrates 30th Annual Patron Party With A Trip Down The Yellow Brick Road

Center Place Celebrates 30th Annual Patron Party With A Trip Down The Yellow Brick Road

  By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, April 12, Center Place will hold its 30th Annual Patron Party. This year’s theme is “Follow The Yellow Brick Road To The Arts!” The annual event will take place at Center Place located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon beginning at 7 p.m. All attendees (adults only) can(…)

Home Port Gallery To Open In Apollo Beach

Home Port Gallery To Open In Apollo Beach

After 25 years in Tampa’s historic Ybor City, Hoffman Porges Gallery will move to Apollo Beach under the new name, Home Port Gallery. The gallery will be located at 6170 U.S. Hwy 41 in the Winn Dixie shopping Center in Apollo Beach and will open on Saturday, March 15. Jill Scott, the gallery owner said,(…)