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Fiction and Poetry

October 12, 2020 | Curated by Maureen McDole Poems by Wayne S. Williams . . . The Bus His eyes open again, as they have with every imperfection of the road, over and  over, while the bus engine drones in falling piano chords. Across the aisle, somnolent faces wear the slow crawl of the evening [...]


SHAMc’s Live Music Flatbed is Rolling to a Location Near You

October 12, 2020 | By Laura Kepner SHAMc’s Live Music Flatbed is Rolling to a Location Near You October 17-18 Safety Harbor & Dunedin Betty Fox in the SHAMc Mobile Concert series Before Covid-19 arrived in Florida, artists Todd Ramquist and Kiaralinda saw approximately 100 music performances a year and hosted 50 more. Besides creating art, Ramquist [...]


A Drag Queen Docent Tour of the Chihuly

October 2, 2020 | By Cindy Stovall A Docent Tour Fit for a Queen Ms. Bak Lava Takes the Chihuly Collection by Storm October 10 at 5:30 pm Morean Arts Center Online  Ms. Bak Lava If you’ve been paying attention, it’s increasingly clear that performing in drag is, in every way, an artform – art in the make-up, [...]


Tampa Bay’s TIGLFF Goes Virtual

September 30, 2020 | By Brooks Peters 2020 Visions Tampa Bay’s TIGLFF Goes Virtual October 2-18 . . . Celebrating its 31st year, the ground-breaking Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is making a dramatic shift in its presentation this year due to ongoing Covid-19 considerations. For the first time in its history, the festival will be [...]


Creatives and Suicide

September 25, 2020 | By Victoria Jorgensen Creatives and Suicide . . . I lost a longtime friend to suicide a few weeks ago. She was strong, vivacious, successful, well-traveled and smart. If you ever met her, you would remember her – she was always the biggest voice in the room. The day after she passed, I discovered many [...]


Bob Devin Jones on The Art and Jazz of Derrick Adams

Derrick Adams: Buoyant Derrick Adams - photo by Christopher Garcia Valle Contemporary artist Derrick Adams has observed that in art and in reality, images of Black people at play – being joyful and simply enjoying life – are not the norm. To fill this void, Adams created the painting series Floaters between 2016–2019, where Black men, women and [...]

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