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Through a Glass Noir – Thoughts on Giovanni’s Room

February 11, 2020 | By Brooks Peters Through a Glass Noir Thoughts on James Baldwin’s novel, Giovanni’s Room . . . Original Caption: James Baldwin, novelist and essayist, who has been elected a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the nation's highest honor society of the arts. Undated publicity handout photograph. ["BE052957" by Sabatu is licensed under CC PDM 1.0] [...]


David Pate — An Appreciation

February 5, 2020 | By Bernie Freydberg with Akiko Kotani David Pate — An Appreciation . . . Recently and quite innocently, my wife and I went to The Studio@620 in St. Petersburg to hear some jazz. I expected a good evening featuring a conventional trio or quartet. However, nothing could have prepared me for what I heard. David Pate [...]


Surrealist Games to Spark Your Creativity

February 4, 2020 | By Steven Kenny Hilarious, Mysterious & Provocative — Surrealist Games to Spark Your Creativity   cut-out word bookmarks Last week I dreamed that I walked into a brightly lit, crowded room echoing with excited chatter and bursts of laughter. Some people were standing while most were seated at large round tables busily focused on [...]


A Poem for Black History Month by Guest Editor Bob Devin Jones

Bob Devin Jones is the Artistic Director of The Studio@620, the downtown arts space where the answer is always - ‘Yes.’ The Studio is celebrating Black History Month with a range of events, including February 6 at 7 pm Poets on Poets - a Showcase of Readings Celebrating the influence and carrying on the legacy of poetry from Langston [...]


The Compelling Contradictions of Carmen

February 1, 2020 | By Kurt Loft Opera Tampa's Carmen — a Role Rich with Compelling Contradictions February 7-9 STRAZ Center Details here Catherine Daniel as Carmen Carmen may well be the most popular of all operas. Its brazen colors and action, intoxicating music, sexual overtones and tragic characters all make for stick-to-the-ribs theater — one reason Opera Tampa is [...]


The Creativity of Kalup Linzy

January 30, 2020 | By Stephanie Powers The Creativity of Kalup Linzy Through March 5 HCC Gallery 221 Details here Artist Kalup Linzy is local, but also worldwide. He was born in Clermont, Florida and raised in Stuckey. He got his BA and MFA from USF in Tampa. Linzy’s been on General Hospital, thanks to buddy James Franco whom he [...]


Isn’t It Romantic? 
Tampa Bay’s Sizzling Hot Romance Writers

What's the most romantic spot in Tampa Bay? Tampa Theatre Tamara Lush: To me, Tampa Theatre is absolutely magical. The decor is heady and romantic, and especially so if you're watching the right movie and holding hands with a special person.  Desiree Holt: Dinner at Bon Appetit [in Dunedin] and a walk on the beach in the [...]


Inside the World of Public Art with Mark Aeling

Upcoming Events February 4, 6 pm Mark Aeling discusses his journey into Public Art. February 11, 5:30–7 pm The Art of Healing – a play, poetry and song reflecting on Tolerance and Acceptance, plus a new dance duet by Helen Hansen French and Charlotte Johnson. February 19, 6 pm Catherine Woods talks on the process and drama of Public [...]

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