Arts and Entertainment

Center Place’s Second Annual Children’s Art Show Seeks Young Artists

Center Place’s Second Annual Children’s Art Show Seeks Young Artists

  By Kathy L. Collins Children ages 4-14 are encouraged to enter artwork in Center Place’s Second Annual Children’s Art Show. The show is called Little Monsters Create. Children may enter artwork using a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, clay and wood. The show will be on display in the Mook(…)

The Village Players Present Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Nile

The Village Players Present Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Nile

  By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players present Agatha Christie’s Murder On the Nile at the historic James McCabe Theatre located at 506 5th St. in Valrico. The show will premiere with a dinner theatre on Friday, June 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include dinner courtesy of Willie’s Seafood(…)

Highlights Of Upcoming 2014/15 Season

Highlights Of Upcoming 2014/15 Season

  By Henry Adams From Rachmaninoff to rock, Stravinsky to Star Wars, and Mozart to the Mambo Kings, The Florida Orchestra’s upcoming 2014/2015 season offers an exciting mix of concert series as well as a dazzling array of special concerts, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pop star Ben Folds and three “big screen” concert events with(…)

Sunset Grill At Little Harbor Hosts Weekly Drum Circle

Sunset Grill At Little Harbor Hosts Weekly Drum Circle

  By Sharon Still The steady rhythm of drum beats echoes through the air as the sun sets every Sunday night at Little Harbor. More than 200 people gather while a group of about 25 area residents bring drums of all shapes and sizes and keep the beat going. It all starts around 7 p.m.,(…)

Brandon League Of Fine Arts Members Work Currently On Display At Center Place

Brandon League Of Fine Arts Members Work Currently On Display At Center Place

   By Kathy L. Collins During the month of May, works of art from the talented members of the Brandon League of Fine Arts (BLFA) can be viewed in the Mook Gallery at Center Place in Brandon. Chairman Christopher Klein, a resident of Lithia, said, “All of the works in the show are high quality.(…)

Brandon Wildlife Artist Recognized At Festivals

Brandon Wildlife Artist Recognized At Festivals

  By Kathy L. Collins Don Korte of Brandon is a talented artist who lovingly creates images of wildlife using pen and ink. This medium is difficult to work, but according to Korte, “It gives a great deal of control on details of a subject.” Korte also uses oil, watercolor and acrylic. It is this(…)

May Brandon 2014 Summer Camps

May Brandon 2014 Summer Camps

  What do you have planned this summer? For kids, summer spells time to sleep in, no homework and maybe an upcoming family vacation. But, these days, it can also mean learning a new skill, trying something adventurous, learning to swim, a new language or travelling afar. The staff at the Osprey Observer have collected(…)

MOSI Offers Teachers, School board Employees Complimentary Annual Memberships

MOSI Offers Teachers, School board Employees Complimentary Annual Memberships

Staff Report To thank teachers and school board employees for their hard work, MOSI has begun offering free annual individual memberships on an on-going basis to all Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas county teachers, faculty and school board employees.  Any employee with a valid school ID from participating counties can enjoy free admission to more than(…)

Burns Middle School Students Visual Art Project Reflects On Holocaust

Burns Middle School Students Visual Art Project Reflects On Holocaust

  By Tamas Mondovics Burns Middle School seventh and eighth grade students got the chance to get up close and personal with the realities of one of the worst atrocities of the last century, which to this day, almost 70 years later is still difficult to fathom. Visual Art Teacher Ragen Carpenter, who brought years(…)

Florida Nature Preserve Photographs On Display At Bruton Memorial Library

Florida Nature Preserve Photographs On Display At Bruton Memorial Library

  By Kathy L. Collins The May art exhibit at the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City is a  collection of six photographs by Matthew Croxton, a long time resident of Plant City. The photographs are images Croxton took in early 2014 to document a few of the many scenes at the Lower Green Swamp(…)