Arts Coast Magazine – Performing

Harmony & Discourse

By David Manson

The Warehouse Arts District Association, in collaboration with EMIT and Jazz on Arts Axis Florida are hosting a December 1 concert with Helios Jazz Orchestra featuring Fred Johnson – and a roundtable discussion on Food Insecurity and South St Pete Food Deserts…. Read More

Down the Rabbit Hole

By Margo Hammond

By Margo Hammond. White Rabbit, Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour is, hands down, the strangest play I’ve ever seen. And that that, from me, is high praise…. Read More

HCC Fall Dance Concert Preview

By Sheila Cowley

A look at the new works being explored in Ybor City this weekend by Hillsborough Community College’s excellent Dance Department… Read More

The Economic Impact of the Arts

By Cindy Stovall

By Cindy Stovall. Those of us who call Pinellas County home have witnessed firsthand the rapidly increasing influence of the arts in our communities. Now a nationwide study by Americans for the Arts proves it…. Read More

Exploring Afrofuturism This Month

By Fatemah Tuwainah

By Fatemah Tuwainah. I shared a conversation with creative members of the Pinellas Diaspora Arts Project, who serve neighborhoods with art, love and healing in mind. This weekend begins their 2023 Tampa Bay Afrofuturism Festival… Read More

Ybor Memories Inspire Movement

By Amanda Sieradzki Gabaldon

By Amanda Sieradzki Gabaldon. When Tampa City Ballet’s artistic director Paula Nuñez began reading the 1897 Ybor City memoir “Tampa – Impressions of an Emigrant” by Wenceslao Gálvez y Delmonte, movement immediately came to her mind. “All his stories were images”… Read More

Arts In – Eugenie Bondurant

By Sheila Cowley

Eugenie Bondurant is film and TV actor, cabaret singer, teacher, director, international runway model – and part of the heart of St. Pete. You can listen here as Eugenie shares backstage stories and how she humanizes the villains she plays onscreen. … Read More

A National Theatrical Action Against Gun Violence

By Jan Neuberger

By Jan Neuberger. “Firearms are the leading cause of death in children and youth 0 to 24 years of age in the United States.” As a means of grappling with this chilling reality, ThinkTank Theatre will participate in the national performance event, Enough! Nationwide Reading of Plays to End Gun Violence on November 6… Read More

Exploring the African American Heritage Trail

By Fatemah Tuwainah

By Fatemah Tuwainah. Having recently visited The Deuces neighborhood in south St. Pete, I had no clue how much history it held for the Black Community, and for America as a whole. But the African American Heritage Trail honors and celebrates that history… Read More

Jubilant Sykes Sings with The Florida Orchestra

By Kurt Loft

By Kurt Loft. Jubilant Sykes is in demand by orchestras across the country, and performs with the Florida Orchestra this weekend. Although his repertoire is varied, he’s perfected the art of the folk songs, sacred hymns and spirituals that are part of the oral tradition of … Read More


By Margo Hammond

By Margo Hammond. The new play by Natalie Symons, “Nightsweat” does seem to fit right in to freeFall Theatre’s determination to offer performances that let theatregoers “Simply Escape Awhile.”… Read More

A Moon Full of Song

By Kurt Loft

By Kurt Loft. Hearing freshly composed music for the first time – be it a song or a symphony – puts the listener in the rarefied position to judge without reference points or someone else’s opinion. Ona Kirei premieres her latest album in a live performance on Sunday
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Nobody Said Opera Has To Be Nice

By Kurt Loft

By Kurt Loft. St Pete Opera opens their season this weekend with Handel’s intriguing opera, “Alcina.” “At its core, this is a story about love and wanting to be loved and wanting to be powerful,’’ says Mark Sforzini…. Read More

Reflections on “The Planets”

By Kurt Loft

By Kurt Loft. Much has changed since my very first Florida Orchestra concert, when the musicians kicked off the 1981-’82 season. The 2023-24 season offers something more – “Mystery Pieces’’ – short works that aren’t announced in advance, but performed as a surprise, much like an encore at a piano recital…. Read More

EMIT Latin Jazz Fest

By David Manson

Since 1995, EMIT has been hosting a diverse array of performances. This weekend, EMIT is partnering with the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, WADA, Arts Axis and WUSF to present the EMIT Latin Jazz Fest…. Read More

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