Arts and Entertainment

The Straz Center Announces Its 2014-2015 Best Of Broadway Season

The Straz Center Announces Its 2014-2015 Best Of Broadway Season

    By Kathy L. Collins Tampa’s own David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts provides a fantastic venue to experience Broadway shows without having to travel to New York City. The 2014-2015 Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay season is filled with Tony Award-winners, hit songs, beloved stories and jaw-dropping […]

Local Artist Creates Art For Children At A Kid’s Place

Local Artist Creates Art For Children At A Kid’s Place

By Kathy L. Collins Artist and Valrico resident, Susan Jenkins recently completed a multi year art project. Jenkins created five beautiful works of art for A Kid’s Place in Brandon. Jenkins was given free reign to create. The series is called Finding Jesus because all the paintings have the name of Jesus hidden in them […]

Artists Invited To Submit Entries For ARTWORKS 2014

Artists Invited To Submit Entries For ARTWORKS 2014

  By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon League of Fine Arts has issued a call for artists for ARTWORKS 2014. The show is open to all area artists who wish to submit original art that has been completed since September 2011. The deadline for submission is Monday, August 4. The show is juried and judged. […]

 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 […]