Arts In: Paul Wilborn
Everybody knows Paul Wilborn. From jazz at The Palladium, newspaper pages, the emcee of countless arts events, the voice of “Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective” and half of a beloved creative couple with actor and torch singer Eugenie Bondurant.
But Paul is even more than all of that. In this conversation, he shares his experiences as a war correspondent and award-winning journalist, and as one of the mischievous founders of Guavaween. As Executive Director of downtown St. Pete’s Palladium Theatre, Paul explains how a performing arts center focused on local performers can sell out shows and strengthen the area’s music scene.
As a tuxedo-clad cabaret pianist, Paul shares his passion for the vibrant songwriting of the 1920s-‘50s. And from his experience serving as Manager of Creative Industries for the City of Tampa, to becoming a mainstay of St. Petersburg’s arts community, Paul shares his thoughtful perspective on the past, present and future of the arts in Tampa Bay.
Events at The Palladium Theatre – www.mypalladium.org
Palladium Paul’s Blog – www.mypalladium.org/category/palladium-paul/
Paul Wilborn’s American Songbook Series – www.facebook.com/PWAmericanSongbook/
Paul’s Oral History of Tampa arts under Mayor Pam Iorio – scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewconte…ext=flstud_oh
Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective – www.radiotheaterproject.org/?s=noel+berlin
Arts In is produced by Matt and Sheila Cowley. Executive Producer, Barbara St. Clair for Creative Pinellas.