Celebrating the Details – A Change of Year Special

As this year swings toward a new start, we asked a range of artists and arts supporters for a special detail they’ve noticed in a work of art, something that makes this work special for them. We received such lovely answers, all so different. Here’s a year-end gift of special moments people noticed…. Read More

Enjoy Christmas in 1883 in Tarpon Springs

By Laura Kepner. The City of Tarpon Springs has every right to be proud of its oldest house turned museum. Every December they offer a glimpse back in time through their Victorian Christmas Celebration – held this year on December 10 and 11… Read More

Safety Harbor’s Thankful for the Arts – a Photo Celebration

By Laura Kepner. Safety Harbor Art and Music Center celebrated their anniversary with a joyful march through side streets and onto Main Street in Safety Harbor. “It’s wonderful to see how it’s grown,” said Nancy Vellucci, a longtime volunteer. “SHAMc has become the cornerstone of art, music and so many enriching events for children.”… Read More

A World Premiere

By Kurt Loft. Brandon native Michael Ippolito wrote his Violin Concerto for soloist Jeffrey Multer. The work premieres this weekend with the Florida Orchestra – a heroic narrative inspired by Greek myth, the violin collaborating with or battling against the orchestra…. Read More

Last Weekend for The Colored Museum

By Jake-ann Jones. George C. Wolfe’s now-classic satire on Black stereotypes and identity takes on subject matter as loaded as the Middle Passage, Black women’s hair, and self-hatred.  Now at American Stage, the play’s humor makes it palatable for the audience to digest, even as Wolfe ponders our racial and social realities… Read More

Tampa Bay Afrofuturism Festival

By Frederick “Rootman” Woods. Creativity is one of our power tools. Creativity along with presence and imagination allows us to see beyond our perceived boundaries. November 11-13 – Throughout Pinellas … Read More

The Living Legacy of Women Composers

By Kurt Loft. Composer Clara Schumann is remembered as the wife of Robert Schumann, but could well have eclipsed him had history given women more artistic rights. Today, women hold positions in every aspect of classical music, and many believe Clara helped break ground. This includes pianist Alexandra Dariescu… Read More

Patrick Arthur Jackson

Patrick Arthur Jackson is a creative multi-hyphenate with a passion for community connection through storytelling. He is the Associate Artistic Producer at American Stage, where he oversees New Play Development… Read More

Oral Histories Told Through Dance

By Josiah Barnum. HCC Dancers had a wonderful experience working with our fall guest artists, NYC’s Bridgman|Packer Dance. Our project focused on gathering family stories related to life during Ybor City’s early manufacturing days and comparing our stories to those of other towns…. Read More

A Multi-Media Performance Inspired by Poetry

By Kurt Loft. Svetozar Ivanov teams up with singer and dancer Sara Elisa Villa for a performance inspired by nine different poets, exploring “connections between the different elements of music, animation, singing, film effects and dance, and the sensations and emotions that these connections can bring.’’… Read More

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