Spring In Paradise!

Inside or Out?

Between the gorgeous weather and the many Spring events, it’s hard to stay home! We are so fortunate to live in an area with fertile minds and talent to match. I lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn in the 80’s and would be hard-pressed to recall events, artists and writers more vibrant than we enjoy in our area right now!

Parties, Panels,Films and Radio Theatre

This past week I attended panels, films and parties at the Gasparilla International Film Festival, meeting new, exceptional contacts from around the country. I also enjoyed my first visit to Live Radio Theatre at The Studio@620 where I experienced several radio plays including Horace House Haunting, written by Eva C. Schegulla, directed by Bonnie Agan and featuring Robin O’Dell, Dean Wick, Rich Rice, Bob Heitman and Eugenie Bondurant. I have to say one of my favorite parts was watching Foley Artist Matt Cowley add a third dimension with his unique sound effects. It would be hard to throw a stone in this building and not target amazing multi-talented entertainers.

Live Music to the Tune of Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel

Last night I had the pleasure of experiencing Florida Bjorkestra at the Palladium. Where else can you find a 20 piece orchestra complete with strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and top level lead and backup singers performing Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush music? Oh yeah, the audience also celebrated Paul Wilborn’s Birthday singing Happy Birthday in unison! Thank you Paul for all you do for the creative community! Keep your eyes out for Paul’s new book coming very soon!


Pride Tampa Bay was huge this year! It is touching to experience the warmth of families, children and people of all persuasions embracing diversity. Love is in the air!

Coming up this month:

Short and Sweet Theatre Week at USF St. Petersburg (https://www.usfsp.edu/home/2019/03/27/short-sweet-theater-week-brings-professional-thespians-to-campus/)

SunLit Festival (https://keepstpetelit.org/sunlit-festival/)

Sunscreen International Film Festival (https://sunscreenfilmfestival.com/festival-2019/schedule/?utm_content=b78659eac3fb877a25d2819e5378a8f1&utm_campaign=Official%20Schedule%20for%20the%2014th%20Annual%20Sunscreen%20Film%20Fest!&utm_source=Robly.com&utm_medium=email)


See you there!




 Women In Film and Television sponsored Industry Panel at Gasparilla International Film Festival


The Radio Theatre Project at The Studio@620


Florida Bjorkestra


Two of my favorite Berg Actresses:Eugenie Bondurant and Mary Rachel Quinn at the Side Door


IMG_4347 LGBTea Party at FMoPA

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