Arts and Entertainment

Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival To Feature Over 40 Vendors, Fundraise For Non-Profits

Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival To Feature Over 40 Vendors, Fundraise For Non-Profits

  By Kathy L. Collins The annual Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival will be held on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts located at 1010 N. MacInnes Pl. in downtown Tampa. Proceeds from the event benefit the Brandon Foundation and the local […]

Valrico Brothers Finalists In PBS Writing Contest

Valrico Brothers Finalists In PBS Writing Contest

  By Alexandra Booth The 2014 WEDU PBS Kids Writing Contest recently announced the winning stories at each local station and brothers Daniel and Victor Loerincs, students at Buckhorn Elementary School, both received runner-up positions in their categories. The WEDU PBS Kids Writing Contest is held by local PBS stations as part of the national […]

Crawford Gallery Features Exhibit From Three Local Photographers

Crawford Gallery Features Exhibit From Three Local Photographers

  By Kathy L. Collins The Crawford Gallery at the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin is hosting a fantastic photography exhibit during July and August. The three artists include Gayle Fischer of Sun City Center, Shayna Coonin and J. Skoht of Apollo Beach. Fischer’s subjects are animals, specifically the “Big Five” which she photographed while […]

Calvary Lutheran Celebrating Christmas In July

Calvary Lutheran Celebrating Christmas In July

  Staff Report With summer heat at its peak, the Christmas spirit is alive at Calvary Lutheran Church, and the community is invited to join in the holiday festivities. 12 Days of Christmas in July, begins Monday, July 21 and runs through Friday, August 1.  For over 18 years, Calvary has held a Christmas dinner […]

Student Turns Passion For Drawing Into Collaborative Business

Student Turns Passion For Drawing Into Collaborative Business

Maria Cate has always hoped to leave a mark with her art. As a child, she did so by creating comic books and passing them out to family and friends. Today, Cate shares her art with different strategy through a business she calls Twisted Hand. Twisted Hand was intended to be a way for Cate […]

Marvel Universe LIVE! At Tampa Bay Times Forum Includes Riverview’s Aycrigg

Marvel Universe LIVE! At Tampa Bay Times Forum Includes Riverview’s Aycrigg

  Staff Report After scouring the country to find the best in live action performers with an amazing array of disciplines and skills, Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in live touring family events, revealed that Riverview resident Benjamin Aycrigg, who will portray Cyclops, will join the final cast of more than 50 performers to […]

Book Clubs Offer Refreshing Way To Get Into Habit of Reading

Book Clubs Offer Refreshing Way To Get Into Habit of Reading

  By Alexandra Booth If you’re interested in trying something new this summer, try starting a book club. It allows you to spend time with friends or get to know new people, all while enjoying anything from the classics to the brand new bestseller on the shelf. There are different elements to consider when starting […]

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. […]