Arts and Entertainment

Family Salsa Festival Celebrates Salsa Foods, Flavors & Sounds

Family Salsa Festival Celebrates Salsa Foods, Flavors & Sounds

  The Good Samaritan Mission will hold a Family Salsa Festival on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Festival is a celebration of the community and all things salsa. One may ask, “Is it a celebration of ‘salsa’ the dance or ‘salsa’ the condiment?” The answer is both. Maxima 92.5 will be on(…)

Scrapbooking Event For Youth And Missions At Local Church

Scrapbooking Event For Youth And Missions At Local Church

On Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, join in for a weekend of creativity and fun benefiting 2014 youth activities and mission trips of Bay Life Church. Bring your own supplies to work on your paper crafting projects in a well-lit and fun atmosphere. Registration fee is tax deductible, and it includes scrapbook/crop space,(…)

Get Set For A Weekend Of Fun At The Sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival

Get Set For A Weekend Of Fun At The Sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival

  The Sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Winthrop Town Centre located at the intersection of Providence Rd. and Bloomingdale in Riverview. The festival will be held in Founders’ Park behind the Egg & I. The annual fine arts(…)

Julestarz Dancers To Perform At Halftime Show Of The Harlem Globetrotters

Julestarz Dancers To Perform At Halftime Show Of The Harlem Globetrotters

  For a second year, the dancers of Julestarz Academy for the Performing Arts (Julestarz) will perform during a halftime show at the Harlem Globetrotters’ game. The game will be held at the USF Sun Dome, located at 4202 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa on Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Forty-two dancers will perform(…)

Brandon Ballet Announces Taylor Hardcastle As Scholarship Winner For 2014

Brandon Ballet Announces Taylor Hardcastle As Scholarship Winner For 2014

  The 2014 winner of the Richard Munro Memorial Scholarship is 15-year-old Valrico resident, Taylor Hardcastle, a ninth grade student at Newsome High School and Florida Virtual School. Hardcastle is a current student of Brandon Ballet’s Pre-Professional Training Program and a fourth year company dancer of Brandon Ballet. She has been with the Brandon Ballet(…)

The GFWC Brandon Service League Hosts 23rd Annual Very Special Arts Festival

The GFWC Brandon Service League Hosts 23rd Annual Very Special Arts Festival

  On Tuesday, February 18, the GFWC Brandon Service League (BSL) held its Annual Very Special Arts event at First Baptist Church of Brandon. This event gives pre-school aged, special needs children an opportunity to go on a fun field-day filled with arts and crafts and entertainment. The children are aided in their crafts and(…)

Crawfish Masquerade Ball Hopes To Net Funds For Scholarships And Local Charities

Crawfish Masquerade Ball Hopes To Net Funds For Scholarships And Local Charities

  Feel like supporting local charities and scholarships and have fun doing it? Get out the dancing shoes, get dressed up, put on a mask and plan to have a wonderful evening of fun at the Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview’s first annual Crawfish Masquerade Ball, which will be held on Friday, April 4 at the(…)

American Idol Participants Among First Guests As Company Launches Podcast

American Idol Participants Among First Guests As Company Launches Podcast

  Staff Report Fans can be entertained by and developing performers can learn from a weekly podcast that Now Hear This recently launched. The first three shows, all now available on iTunes, include high-profile guests. The debut edition features Alabama-based Shawna P., who appeared last year on The Voice. The second show is a conversation(…)

Durant Graduate Cameron Kim On Jeopardy

Durant Graduate Cameron Kim On Jeopardy

  By Samantha R. Evensen On Tuesday, February 11 at 7 p.m., family and friends of Cameron Kim, a former student at Durant high school, gathered at the Beef O’Brady’s, located at 4330 Bell Shoals Rd. in Valrico, and watched as he fulfilled his dreams of competing on the hit game show Jeopardy. Growing up,(…)

Broadway, Celtic Music & More

Broadway, Celtic Music & More

By Henry Adams Concertgoers can enjoy complimentary coffee and doughnuts at The Florida Orchestra’s next morning Coffee Concerts “Salute to Broadway.” Featuring music from South Pacific, The Music Man, A Chorus Line, Threepenny Opera and more, Stuart Malina conducts the orchestra and also shares insightful anecdotes about the music during these concerts, which are Wednesday,(…)