Arts and Entertainment

 Florida Orchestra Concert Highlights of 2014/2015 Season

 Florida Orchestra Concert Highlights of 2014/2015 Season

  By Henry Adams The Florida Orchestra’s upcoming 2014/2015 season has lots of series to choose from to meet the needs of just about everyone’s musical tastes, budget and personal calendar, and with concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, live symphonic music is always nearby. Aside from great concerts, subscribers enjoy various benefits, including(…)

Tampa Theatre’s Family Friendly Summer Classics Movie Series Preserving Culture

Tampa Theatre’s Family Friendly Summer Classics Movie Series Preserving Culture

  By Marisa Webber In honor of seven decades of film, the Tampa Theatre is holding a weekly classic movie event during the summer. This event, known as Summer Classics Movie Series, is interested in the preservation of creative film and culture in the community. The movie series takes place every Sunday at 3 p.m.,(…)

Christmas In July Bazaar In Lithia Hosted By Grace United Methodist Church

Christmas In July Bazaar In Lithia Hosted By Grace United Methodist Church

  By Sandy Townsend For the second year, vendors will sell everything from handmade gifts to home decor on Saturday, July 26 at the Christmas in July Bazaar, which will be held at Grace United Methodist Church at FishHawk. The bazaar will take place from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, which is located at(…)

Father Of The Year Winner Honored At Fourth Of July Parade In Brandon

Father Of The Year Winner Honored At Fourth Of July Parade In Brandon

  By Michelle Colesanti Father’s Day may have recently passed, but in Brandon the appreciation continues with the Father of the Year Contest, which is presented annually by The Community Roundtable of Greater Brandon. The winning dad and child get to ride as honored guests in the annual Brandon Fourth of July Parade, which will(…)

Local Dancer Receives Full Scholarship For Summer Dance Intensive In New York

Local Dancer Receives Full Scholarship For Summer Dance Intensive In New York

By Kathy L. Collins Local student and dancer Shaelynn Estrada will spend six weeks this summer attending a summer intensive at Ellison Ballet New York City. Estrada is a talented dancer who dances with both The Dance Center and the Brandon Ballet. Estrada has been accepted into the most prestigious summer dance intensive in the(…)

Music Showcase Hosts International Piano Guild Award Ceremony

Music Showcase Hosts International Piano Guild Award Ceremony

By Kathy L. Collins Music Showcase hosted its Seventh Annual International Piano Guild Award Ceremony on in May. Grace Rowlette, Amelia Fong, Kyle Ballado and Thomas Berrie received superior marks. More than a dozen students from Music Showcase and the area performed before a judge in a closed juried event at Music Showcase. Students who(…)

Exhibit Of Brandon’s History Designed To Start Conversations

Exhibit Of Brandon’s History Designed To Start Conversations

By Kathy L. Collins Journalist Linda Chion Kenney wants to start a conversation in Brandon about preserving the town’s history. Kenney wants Brandon residents to take action and gather up all of the historical photographs and documents that area residents have, get them digitized and archived so that future generations of Brandon residents will be(…)

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(…)