Arts and Entertainment

The Tampa Theatre To Host Monty Python And The Holy Grape WineFest

The Tampa Theatre To Host Monty Python And The Holy Grape WineFest

By Kathy L. Collins The Tampa Theatre presents its 13th Annual WineFest this September with a fun and whimsical “Monty Python and the Holy Grape” theme. WineFest is the Tampa Theatre’s largest fundraiser event of the year with proceeds benefitting the historic movie palace’s artistic and educational programs as well as its ongoing preservation and(…)

The Tampa Bay History Center Features Exhibition From The Florida Highwaymen

The Tampa Bay History Center Features Exhibition From The Florida Highwaymen

By Kathy L. Collins The Tampa Bay History Center presents Against All Odds: The Art of The Highwaymen, a retrospective featuring the artwork from all 26 Florida Highwaymen artists. The exhibit is open from Saturday, June 14 through Sunday, August 17. The Florida Highwaymen is a group of African American Artists who were unable to(…)

Julestarz Company Dancers Selected To Compete In World Championship

Julestarz Company Dancers Selected To Compete In World Championship

By Kathy L. Collins The dancers of the dance company of Julestarz Academy for the Performing Arts (Julestarz) have been selected to compete in the Star Dance Alliance World Championships in The Meadowlands in New Jersey this August. The Julestarz dancers’ production of Aladdin was one of only seven numbers selected among 1,040 competing numbers(…)

Plant City Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum Open For Tours, Field Trips

Plant City Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum Open For Tours, Field Trips

By Kathy L. Collins Railroad enthusiasts can now see authentic railroad memorabilia at the Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum housed at Union Station Depot in historic downtown Plant City. The museum, which was founded in late 2013, is the perfect venue for a school or day care field trip. Students from the First Baptist Church(…)

VSA Florida Offers Summer Art, Musical Theater Programs For Special Needs Students

VSA Florida Offers Summer Art, Musical Theater Programs For Special Needs Students

By Libby Hopkins Art and music do so many things for a person. The two mediums have the ability to heal, calm and teach many things. VSA Florida and Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association have teamed up to offer summer art and musical theater programs for special needs students in the Brandon community(…)

Fireworks Set To Fill Sky On July Fourth In Plant City

Fireworks Set To Fill Sky On July Fourth In Plant City

 Staff Report Plant City’s July 4th Celebration is back. Coordinated by the City of Plant City Recreation & Parks Department, the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Strawberry Festival, the skies above Plant City will again fill with fireworks this July 4th.  Admission to the event is free, but parking is $5(…)

New Library Program Allows Interaction Between Entrepreneurs, Consumers

New Library Program Allows Interaction Between Entrepreneurs, Consumers

 By Alexandra Booth Now featured at the Bloomingdale Regional Library is the AlligatorZone. No, it has nothing to do with sharp teeth and scaly skin. This new program hopes to help entrepreneurs receive feedback on new products and ideas. Similar to the television show Shark Tank, AlligatorZone wants to help “avoid the metaphorical alligators that(…)

WQYK’s Dave McKay Makes Friends At Reflections Hair Gallery And Spa

WQYK’s Dave McKay Makes Friends At Reflections Hair Gallery And Spa

  By Marie Gilmore Radio station 99.5 WQYK DJ and Host Dave McKay came to Reflections Hair Gallery and Spa Inc. located on S.R. 60 E. in Valrico recently for a haircut and to meet some new friends. McKay was invited by owner/master stylist Koryn Kleist and her son Rylee, who met McKay at a(…)

SouthShore Regional Library Offers Summer Art Classes

SouthShore Regional Library Offers Summer Art Classes

  By Kathy L. Collins This summer, the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin has a great line up of art classes and workshops which are free and open to the public. The classes and workshops are taught and led by the area’s most talented professional artists. There will be classes for children, teens and adults.(…)

Apollo Beach Elementary School’s Margit Redlawsk Awarded Art Teacher Of The Year

Apollo Beach Elementary School’s Margit Redlawsk Awarded Art Teacher Of The Year

  By Kathy L. Collins Margit Redlawsk has been named Elementary Art Teacher of the Year by the Hillsborough Art Education Association. Redlawsk is an art teacher at Apollo Beach Elementary School. Redlawsk is one of 144 elementary art teachers in Hillsborough County. Redlawsk has been an art educator for 20 years. For the last(…)