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St. Petersburg’s American Stage theater names new director

Tampa Bay Times 22 Jul 2021
“I am excited to bring ambitious, innovative new works to the Tampa Bay region that will feature transformative, diverse artists and theatre-makers, as well as find continued opportunities for theatre-practitioners from across the country to develop their work at American Stage.

One punch, seven years in prison for death of Tampa muralist

Tampa Bay Times 19 Jul 2021
TAMPA — Early one morning three years ago, two men argued outside a South Tampa bar ... Matthew Callahan, a muralist whose art adorns walls throughout Tampa Bay and elsewhere, suffered a brain injury and later died in a hospital ... His plea agreement in the manslaughter case in Tampa will extend his sentence by two years.

Art Center Sarasota welcomes summertime hues with ‘Here Comes the Sun’ exhibit

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 17 Jul 2021
The organization’s circle of visual artists could still show their art online, but they couldn’t meet face-to-face with art lovers ... Savannah Magnolia, a Tampa-based artist and a Ringling College of Art and Design graduate, is the exhibition’s juror ... Friday, July 23, with an artists’ reception and continues through Aug.

Former opera soprano Judy Lisi is ringmaster of the Straz Center

Tampa Bay Times 17 Jul 2021
She founded Opera Tampa in 1995 and the Patel Conservatory, where aspiring performers train, in 2004 ...It’s very satisfying when you produce or present events and you bring artists and people together.’'. Lisi, 74, talked with the Tampa Bay Times about the work, the pandemic and what’s coming in the fall ... What motivated you to start Opera Tampa?.

Cuba protesters block Tampa streets Tuesday night

Tampa Bay Times 14 Jul 2021
TAMPA - Hundreds of Cuban protesters blocked the streets of Tampa for hours on Dale Mabry Highway to draw attention to the internal situation in Cuba ... This is the third public demonstration of Cuban exiles in Tampa since demonstrations in Cuba began over the weekend ... protestors still chanted and sang together in Tampa, despite a steady rain.

Cuba protesters take to Tampa streets Tuesday

Tampa Bay Times 13 Jul 2021
TAMPA - Dozens of Cuban protesters blocked the streets of Tampa for at least two hours on Dale Mabry Highway to draw attention to the internal situation in Cuba ... Cuba protests demanding change spread to Tampa ... In Tampa, protesters and members of the Cuban exile community gathered Monday morning outside the local office of U.S.

Will fans stick with virtual concerts now that live music is making its post-pandemic comeback?

Cleveland 12 Jul 2021
With live music neutralized as of mid-March 2020, fans and artist pivoted to the Internet ... Some artists, including incoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Todd Rundgren, conducted multiple-date virtual series and “tours” in lieu of actually going on the road ... 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.

Boat parade live updates: How the Lightning and fans are celebrating in downtown Tampa

Tampa Bay Times 12 Jul 2021
The Tampa Bay Lightning are celebrating their second consecutive Stanley Cup championship with a boat parade down the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa ... in Tampa ... Roldan is a Puerto Rican artist who works under the name “Rojotheartist.”Leaning behind him on the light post was a Tampa Bay Lightning-themed art piece.

Ringling Museum having busy summer thanks to tourism boom

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 07 Jul 2021
One of Sarasota's premier arts and cultural organizations is enjoying a bump in visitation this summer thanks to the current tourism boom ... Related ... New destination ... More ... But in the meantime, the Ringling has several exhibits through the summer, including the Skyway 20/21 collaboration, a celebration of artistic practices in Tampa Bay, through Sept. 16.

Election delay disturbs some Peruvians in Tampa even as U.S. lauds process

Tampa Bay Times 01 Jul 2021
TAMPA — Three weeks after voters appeared to deliver a socialist ... “For me, there was fraud and I don’t believe these elections have been transparent,” said visual artist Cristina Denegri, 53, of Tampa, who with husband Bosko Curich supported right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori.

The Tampa Arts Alliance wants to unify the city’s arts community. Can it?

Tampa Bay Times 30 Jun 2021
Announced in June, the group aims to connect Tampa artists with city leaders, benefactors and, most importantly, each other ... Gobioff chatted recently about the Tampa Arts Alliance’s goals, from burnishing the city’s image as an arts destination to working with developers and elected leaders to give local artists more say in how Tampa grows.

Here’s why home goods sales are on the rise in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Times 22 Jun 2021
But even as Tampa Bay has opened up and removed pandemic restrictions, local craft galleries, artists and small businesses are seeing an uptick in sales of home decoration items, handcrafted functional items and plants ...Great news for all artists after a really tough year.”. Artist Paul Hoagland makes wheel-thrown functional pottery.

Top 10 Tampa Bay area events for the week of June 21-27

Tampa Bay Times 21 Jun 2021
Tampa Bay Rays. The Tampa Bay Rays take on the Boston Red Sox (Tuesday-Thursday) and the Los Angeles Angels (Friday-Sunday) this week ... Tampa Theatre’s artist-in-residence, Steven Ball, will perform an original score, “and the overall experience is as close to time travel as you will ever experience,” the theater says ... Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St.

On Juneteenth, a new exhibition opens in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Times 18 Jun 2021
Woodson African American History Museum is presenting “Reverberations,” a special exhibition featuring Black artists from Tampa Bay and the Southeastern United States, opening Saturday — Juneteenth — at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art ... Local artists include Nneka Jones, Princess Smith and Kenrdra Frorup.

Art Center Sarasota presents 'Here Comes the Sun' exhibition July 23 to Aug. 20

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 18 Jun 2021
Art Center Sarasota’s 2021 exhibition season continues with “Here Comes the Sun,” a juried exhibition showcasing regional artists from July 23 to Aug ... The juror is Tampa-based artist Savannah Magnolia, who won the Kennedy Center’s 2020 VSA Emerging Artists Award ... Artists may submit up to three works for jurying.

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