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Lennard High School Drama Summer Camp Seeks Community Support

Lennard High School Drama Summer Camp Seeks Community Support

  By Paula MacDonald To say it started with a little idea would be right. Actually, drama sponsor Phillip Goodchild’s idea to organize Lennard High School’s first summer drama camp started with 40 little ideas during a performance of The Wizard of Oz. Last December, the Lennard High School drama department produced a stage show(…)

The Arts Council Of Hillsborough County Launches Site To Help Fund Local Art Projects

  By Kathy Collins The Arts Council of Hillsborough County recently launched power2give.org/tampabay. This is a new crowd-fundraising site for Tampa Bay’s non-profit arts groups. Local arts non-profits can seek up to $10,000 per project in 90 days. Since the site went live, arts supporters have helped to raise funds for a variety of arts(…)

The Sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival A Success With Over 5,000 Attendees

The Sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival A Success With Over 5,000 Attendees

  By Kathy L. Collins The Annual Winthrop Arts Festival has become the greater Brandon area’s premiere fine arts festival. The Sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival was held over the weekend of Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23. Over 5,000 people enjoyed the fabulous Florida weather and attended this year’s event. Each year the(…)

Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour Stops In Tampa

Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour Stops In Tampa

  By Mary Lou Janson The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil announced that Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour will perform in Tampa on Tuesday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 21 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Since its world premiere in Montreal in October 2011, this production has thrilled audiences across(…)

Local High School Opera Singer Wins Prestigious Award

Local High School Opera Singer Wins Prestigious Award

  By Kathy L. Collins Awards are used to recognize excellence. Recently, Rachel Steinbacher, a Junior at Bloomingdale High School, placed first in the Florida Suncoast Opera Guild and The St. Petersburg Opera Company’s Opera Vocal Competition. Of the win, Steinbacher said, “I was a bit shocked. I knew I did a good job. The(…)

The Brandon Ballet Will Present One Performance Of The Classic Fairytale, ‘Cinderella’

The Brandon Ballet Will Present One Performance Of The Classic Fairytale, ‘Cinderella’

  By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Ballet will present the classic ballet, Cinderella, on Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Spoto High School Auditorium located at 8538 Eagle Palm Dr. in Riverview. The Brandon Ballet is proud to partner with and benefit the Children’s Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay for this performance.(…)

Benny Goodman, Video Game Music & A Water Concerto

Benny Goodman, Video Game Music & A Water Concerto

  By Henry Adams Concertgoers can enjoy complimentary coffee and doughnuts at The Florida Orchestra’s next morning Coffee Concerts in a program titled “Theme and Variations,” which showcases this musical approach in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and Charles Ives’ Variations on “America,” among other works. Stuart Malina conducts these concerts on Wednesday,(…)

Local Easter Events Around Town Offer Memorable Time For Families

Local Easter Events Around Town Offer Memorable Time For Families

  Compiled by Michelle Colesanti There are many ways to celebrate the Easter season throughout the community. Here are a few places to visit where you can enjoy some fun time with the family.   Family Fun Event At The Learning Experience The Learning Experience, located at 16232 Bayberry Glen Dr., just off FishHawk Blvd.,(…)

The Arts Council Of Hillsborough County Launches Site To Help Fund Local Art Projects

The Arts Council Of Hillsborough County Launches Site To Help Fund Local Art Projects

  By Kathy Collins The Arts Council of Hillsborough County recently launched power2give.org/tampabay. This is a new crowd-fundraising site for Tampa Bay’s non-profit arts groups. Local arts non-profits can seek up to $10,000 per project in 90 days. Since the site went live, arts supporters have helped to raise funds for a variety of arts(…)

Chat N’ Chew Offers Lithia Location For Quality Private Parties

Chat N’ Chew Offers Lithia Location For Quality Private Parties

  By Michelle Caceres Most men honor their special someone’s milestone birthday with a piece of jewelry or a weekend getaway. Henry Badcock decided to go over the top to celebrate his lady, Dang Williamson’s 50th birthday. He constructed an entire events facility for his sweetie. “It started out as a place where we could(…)