Performing Arts

June Arts News Roundup

Here’s your monthly dose of headline arts news, from painting to film, and with a good squeeze of Florida. This month has seen protest, (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Arts In: Tom and Paula Kramer

Paula Kramer is a dancer and choreographer who’s graceful, powerful and adventurously creative. Tom Kramer is a dance photographer known (...)

BY BARBARA ST. CLAIR | PERFORMING ARTS, PODCAST

From the Guest Editor,
Margaret Murray

When there is no threshold, there can be no fear of stepping across it. Art can be a transformative experience, even more so when it unexpectedly (...)

BY GUEST EDITOR | FEATURED ARTICLES, GUEST EDITOR, LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS

Pride in Pinellas Arts — Celebrating our Uncommon Bonds

Pride Month means every June is full of parades and performances that recognize the long struggle for equality for queer people in the U.S. and (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | FEATURED ARTICLES, LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Captivating Drama — The Invisible Hand at American Stage

THEATER REVIEW The Invisible Hand Runs through June 25 at American Stage americanstage.org Eighteenth century theorist Adam Smith coined the term (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

5 Things To Do

June 2 – 8 For most people, the weekend is a chance to unwind and enjoy life. Not coincidentally, it’s also when EVERY SINGLE COOL EVENT (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

En Garde, Laugh Hard with The Three Musketeers

Hat Trick Theatre stages a riotous, exhilarating locally scripted twist on a classic tale. Photos by Bianca Badia. Shake off the breaking news (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

5 Things To Do

May 12 – 18 It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday. Here’s how to handle that: First, check out Creative Loafing’s exhaustive guide to Mother’s (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

From the Guest Editor, Paul Wilborn

What is an arts town? If you follow most media reports, you might think an arts town is where 18,000 people grab up all the Paul McCartney (...)

BY GUEST EDITOR | FEATURED ARTICLES, GUEST EDITOR, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS

Maestro Mark Sforzini Orchestrates a Modern-Day Appreciation of Opera

The Executive and Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Opera speaks in a Q&A about growing audiences with a spirit of fun and community (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS

5 reasons to see End of the Rainbow at freeFall Theatre

Award-winning performer Melissa Minyard unleashes the sass and salty-sweet charms of Judy Garland during her final days. Judy Garland, the star (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS

5 Things to Do

May 5 – 11 This week in Pinellas, we have free comic books, a couple of musical icons to choose from, glass blowing in the dark (!!!) and a (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Art-Camp Cures for Kids’ Summertime Blues

Summertime isn’t just for zombie-ing out in front of the TV or video games (well not all the time, anyway). Finding activities to fill time can (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Watch Peter Suarez Transform Before Your Eyes in Studio@620’s ChaMEleon

ChaMEleon Thursday-Friday, April 27-28, 7 p.m. The Studio @620 , 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg Admission: $15 studio620.org   In his (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS

April Florida Arts News Roundup

There’s a lot going on around the Tampa Bay and Florida arts scene these days, including star-studded exhibitions, new hirings and major (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | GRANT RECIPIENTS, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS

Totally groovy! Hairspray the Musical takes over American Stage in the Park

The song-and-dance version of John Waters’ cult classic can be enjoyed outdoors by the Bay at Demens Landing, St. Petersburg, through May (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS

5 Things to Do

April 14 – 20 This week’s events are dominated by SunLit, the newly revamped literary festival linking together book-themed happenings (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

American Award, Prestige Abroad for Aleshea Harris

Hometown artists made good not only brings cheer but hope to artists trying to branch out, especially when acclaim goes international. In this (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS

5 Things to Do

March 31-April 6 It’s a great week for weirdness in Tampa Bay, from surrealist painters to edgy theatre to even-more-surrealist rock icons. (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Theater Spotlight — Brian Shea, Actor, Teaching Artist and Filmmaker

The versatile actor can be seen in Jobsite Theater’s A Skull in Connemara through April 9. Brian Shea has been a boozy, disgruntled (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS

5 Things to Do

March 24 – 30 It’s a bit of a rare quiet week in Pinellas County – by which I mean there are only two music festivals. Get outside and make (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Five Things to Do

March 17 – 23 Another week, another top-notch, diverse selection of mind- and soul-expanding opportunities in the land of sunshine. This (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Underground Roundup

March 10 – 16 As mentioned over at our usual Five Things to Do writeup, we’re experimenting with adding an occasional listing focusing on (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

Five Things to Do

March 10 – 16 Hey folks! Some quick housekeeping: We’re experimenting with a new occasional feature highlighting some fringier cultural (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

What the World Needs Now or How the Academy Awards Illustrated Everything

Growing up with parents who were vaguely Freudian in everything they understood, I spent my childhood believing that when it came to big (...)

BY BARBARA ST. CLAIR | LETTER FROM THE EDITOR, PERFORMING ARTS

Gibbs High School Grad, Wicked Dance Captain

Although the Broadway production of Wicked has come and gone this past weekend in Tampa, you caught one of many Pinellas County Center for the (...)

BY EVA AVENUE | PERFORMING ARTS

The Impresssive Artistic Trifecta of Fantastic Ekphrastic

Keep St. Pete Lit’s showcase spotlights collaborative works of visual art, literature and performance. Derived from Greek, ekphrasis (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | LITERATURE, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

February 24 – March 2 We have a problem, folks. Everything this week is happening Saturday. Or, at least, too much great stuff for one (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Honor Black History Month with a Theatrical Milestone

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone marks the final play in American Stage’s August Wilson cycle. Joe Turner’s Come and Gone runs through Feb. (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS

5 Things To Do

February 17– 23 It’s spriiiiiiing! At least, spiritually. At least, in Florida. Actually, in Florida, it’s already summer. So no wonder this week (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Gentrification Cycles: The Artists

This article is part one of a three-part series in which we explore the perspectives of three groups of people affected by gentrification.   (...)

BY EVA AVENUE | FEATURED ARTICLES, LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS

Art in the City

St. Petersburg-based Filmmaker Makes Film About Art Healing War Wounds When St. Petersburg-based indie filmmaker Jabaar Edmonds set out to make (...)

BY QUINCY WALTERS | FEATURED ARTICLES, PERFORMING ARTS

5 Things to Do

February 3-9 Decisions, decisions. This Friday is jam-packed with stuff, though there’s plenty to fill out the rest of the week, too. And while (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

When I Step on Stage in Front of a Piano… | Interview with Elizabeth Baker

Thanks to the efforts of sound maven Elizabeth A. Baker, who’s culmination of influences national and international has bestowed Florida with (...)

BY EVA AVENUE | FEATURED ARTICLES, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS

February Arts News Roundup

  It has been an eventful few weeks, and not only because the arts are entwined with the complex, challenging landscape they comment on. (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS

Comedy’s Status ‘Whoa’ — a Q&A with Michael Murillo

The Comedian Has Worked Overtime to Make Sure you Attend Comedy Shows Headlined by Bay Area Comedians. “Comedy isn’t pretty,” Steve Martin once (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS

5 Things To Do

January 27– February 2 Sometimes you get a perfect week – a perfect balance of art, music, and words, all of excellent quality, perfectly strung (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

5 Things To Do

January 20-26 With the holidays over, and the North still frozen, right now is prime time for touring acts coming through Florida. This week (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

January 12–19 Does it still feel like the holidays to anyone else? Like you’re just not ready to return to the real world, with all its joy and (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

January 6-January 13 And now, from famine to feast. As the holiday season closes and the New Year kicks off, the Pinellas arts and culture scene (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Art News Need-to-Know

December saw Golden Globes, Rock and Roll, and some local moves of note.   New Class at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame New inductees to the (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS

Neverland Holiday, Part 2: Peter Pan

Broadway spectacles can be so tricked out with dazzling visuals and effects they don’t leave much for the imagination, but great theater still (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS

5 Things To Do

December 23-29 The holiday season forces even the hardest-charging of us to put the brakes on, which can be either liberating or uncomfortable. (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Neverland Holiday, Part 1: Peter and the Starcatcher

Classic retellings are all the rage. St. Pete’s freeFall offers its own vintage double delight this winter. Peter Pan and its comedic, (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS

5 Things To Do

December 16 – 22 It’s another jam-packed week in Pinellas, and a great time to get out and see it all with family and friends. In (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

A Venture For the Arts

Investor Frank Wells has ventured south of St. Pete’s craft brew hubs and trendy restaurants to start work on a cultural hub — and home (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

December 9-16 Wow. It’s another absolutely jam-packed week of big names, local and national, doing the big work here in Pinellas County. We’ve (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

November 25 – December 1 You’ve survived Round 1 of the holidays, but to make it all the way to the finish line, you’re going to need to (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Give Thanks For a Long-Awaited Grand Opening – SHAMcGiving in Safety Harbor

North Pinellas arts lovers have been gearing up for a long-awaited milestone this Turkey-Day weekend: SHAMcGivinG, which promises a creative (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

November 18–24 I hope you’ve got good shoes and some protein bars, because this weekend is PACKED, folks. From Russian folk songs to graphic (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things to Do

November 11– 17 Whether you’re celebrating victory or nursing your political wounds, at least we’ve all got a little bit of a breather – so why (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

From the Guest Editor, Stephanie Gularte: A Conversation

Creative Pinellas is proud to present the November 2016 edition of Our Journal and with it a new Guest Editor: Stephanie Gularte. Gularte joined (...)

BY DANNY OLDA | FEATURED ARTICLES, GUEST EDITOR, PERFORMING ARTS

(Literally) Behind the Scenes of Tartuffe–Part 2

From Casting to Set Design — a Play’s Collaborative Process   Moliere’s Tartuffe, in its final weekend at American Stage, features (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, PERFORMING ARTS

(Literally) Behind the Scenes of Tartuffe–Part 1

Part One: Why Choose to Adapt a 350-Year-Old Play for the Election Season? Before a set can be designed and the actors are cast, a play must be (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, PERFORMING ARTS

Everything You’ve Been Afraid to Ask About Theatres…or is it Theaters?

Many people have gone to the theater, but do most people understand the ins and outs of the different kind of theater houses? If you could use a (...)

BY SHAE KRISPINSKY | FEATURED ARTICLES, PERFORMING ARTS

The Play’s the Thing

Stephanie Gularte is Injecting a New Energy at American Stage and Shares Why She Chose the Plays in the Theater’s 2016-17 Season. American Stage, (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, PERFORMING ARTS

Political Theatre

How Plays With Messages of the Moment Become Enduring Classics. The American Stage Theatre Company recently debuted its reworking of Moliere’s (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | FEATURED ARTICLES, PERFORMING ARTS

5 Things To Do

November 4-10 There’s a heck of an election coming up next week! If you’re too close to the edge of your seat, it might be time to distract (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

October 28-November 3 It’s Halloweeeeeeeen! And while Fall may rarely show her true face down here in the tropics, it’s still a time for change, (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Arts and Culture With a Dash of Spookiness

Hauntingly Cool Events for Your Pre-Halloween Weekend (and Afterward) Sometimes traditional haunted houses and pumpkin patches don’t hit that (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | LITERATURE, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

October 21-28 It’s not quite Halloween, but local artists are already gifting us with delirious takes on the spooky, unnerving, weird and (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

5 Things To Do

October 15–21 Music and theatre and comedy, oh my! It’s another packed week of events here in Pinellas, but we’ve once again picked the (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

October 8 – 14 It’s gonna be a heck of a week – and especially, a heck of a weekend. Things are so packed, in fact, that we had to leave a (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

October 1 – 7 Welcome to the first installment of our weekly 5 Things to Do event guide. There are already some great comprehensive (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

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