Arts and Entertainment

The Investigator Movie Filmed Locally Goes On Sale at Wal-Mart Nationwide September 2

The Investigator Movie Filmed Locally Goes On Sale at Wal-Mart Nationwide September 2

  By Marie Gilmore   Gabriel’s Messenger Films selected Bell Shoals Baptist Academy and South Brandon Little League to shoot scenes for its full-length feature film, The Investigator, which is scheduled for nationwide DVD release at Walmart starting Tuesday, September 2.   Using a largely local cast and crew, The Investigator production spent five days at Bell Shoals and(…)

Riverview Resident To Star In Production of Tarzan

Riverview Resident To Star In Production of Tarzan

  By Kathy L. Collins Riverview resident, Brian Kleinschmidt is starring in The Manatee Players’ production of Disney’s Tarzan. The show opens on Thursday, August 7 and runs through Sunday, August 24. All performances will be held at the Manatee Performing Arts Center located at 502 3rd Ave. W. in downtown Bradenton. Kleinschmidt is best(…)

Brandon Ballet To Hold Auditions For 2014-2015 Season

Brandon Ballet To Hold Auditions For 2014-2015 Season

  By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Ballet, a professional ballet company, will hold its annual auditions looking for company dancers (both training and professional), and Nutcracker extras for the 2014-2015 performing season. For the Training Dancer Company Audition, the Brandon Ballet is looking for dancers from the Tampa Bay community ages 9 and older,(…)

Dolphin Tale 2 Continues Story Of Rescued Dolphin, Brings Revenue To Aquarium

Dolphin Tale 2 Continues Story Of Rescued Dolphin, Brings Revenue To Aquarium

  By Nicole Heubusch Three years ago, the world was introduced to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA), and its unique rescue dolphin, Winter, in the movie Dolphin Tale. The aquarium, a non-profit 501(c)(3), has been known for rescuing and rehabilitating aquatic animals, and the story of Winter the dolphin was a true one. Winter was(…)

Riverview Artist Joins Cast Of Skin Wars

Riverview Artist Joins Cast Of Skin Wars

  By Libby Hopkins Pablo Picasso once said, “One never knows what one is going to do. One starts a painting and then it becomes something quite different.” Nicole Hays of Riverview never thought that when she traveled from Arkansas to Panama City for spring break years ago that she would end up staying in(…)

Nationally Known Artist Featured At Upcoming Exhibit

Nationally Known Artist Featured At Upcoming Exhibit

  By Kathy L. Collins Roseanne Korfant is running in the Honorary Mayor’s Race for the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. She is hosting an exciting event which will benefit her charity of choice, The Good Samaritan Mission. Roxanne Tobaison, a nationally known watercolor artist, will be featured at the Meet The Artist Exhibit(…)

Welcome Michael Francis–New Music Director

  By Henry Adams The Florida Orchestra’s upcoming season is full of excitement with concerts featuring Ben Folds, Yo-Yo Ma, The Music of the Rolling Stones and Carmina Burana, among many other offerings.  However, a big part of the excitement is that the orchestra has recently selected British conductor Michael Francis as its new music(…)

Pinot’s Palette Introduces Thursday Theme Nights

Pinot’s Palette Introduces Thursday Theme Nights

  By Kathy L. Collins Pinot’s Palette is an upscale “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.” destination located at 2086 Badlands Dr. in Brandon where anyone can be a Picasso. No art experience is necessary, and within two to three hours, customers will walk away with great memories of a fun evening with friends and a handmade(…)

Local Artist Designs, Builds Award Winning Fire Truck

  By Kathy L. Collins Plant City artist Robert Woods has created something extraordinary. Woods (RG Woods Art in Metal) was commissioned by the owner of Paul Davis Restoration of Tampa, Darren Impson, to design and build a half scale 1930′s era fire truck. “Darren and I were going over the idea and the design(…)

Judy’s Dance Academy Celebrates National Dance Day

Judy’s Dance Academy Celebrates National Dance Day

Staff Report   Judy’s Dance Academy will celebrate National Dance Day on Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with a variety of fun activities. JDA dancers have been rehearsing choreography in preparation to share with the community. Launched in 2010, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that encourages Americans to embrace dance as a(…)