Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Arts & Culture
  • musical_revue
    June 24, 2013
    Here’s your chance to see some of the biggest names in performing arts put together a truly unique performance with the students of the Patel Conservatory ! Snippets of seasons past, present and future from the ’ Broadway series will be performed by Patel Conservatory students in Showstoppers: A Musical Revue . The curtains open June 27-28 at 7 p.m. in the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center. The students, grades five through college, are being taught by some of the industry’s...
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    June 21, 2013
    Jack Woodville London, 2011-2012 Author of the Year, will be making a special appearance at Old Tampa Book Company this Saturday, June 22! Jack is known for his ability to capture the essence and language of a time period and transport us into 1944 while reading his novels. He has been given many awards for his accurate historical research and superb writing style including becoming a finalist for “Best Novel of the South” and Military Writers Society of America’s...
  • straz_ballet
    June 21, 2013
    Performing Arts fans, if you’re into music, concerts or ballet, the Straz Center has some big events in the coming weeks that you won’t want to miss! Today, June 21, the Patel Conservatory at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts will be putting on their Junior Intensive Ballet, showcasing graduates from the Patel Conservatory’s Summer Junior Intensive Ballet Program. The show will be taking place in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center at 4:30 p.m....
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    June 14, 2013
    This Saturday night at the Straz Center come and experience “The Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan live! He’s the star of Nat Geo’s brand new series, Leader of the Pack and bestselling author. Watch him perform his incredible dog training techniques in a LIVE seminar that will give you tips and tricks to transform your dog (and you as a dog owner). He will show you how to see the world through your dog’s eyes and how you play a role in their behavior. In the...
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    May 17, 2013
    Get ready to move it, move it! Saturday, May 18, Busch Gardens Tampa will unveil its newest live stage show, “Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation” . Guests will party alongside their favorite characters from the hit “ Madagascar” movie series, including Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo and King Julien! To go along with the show’s premiere on Saturday, the park is hosting a weekend-long party with on-the-hour dance parties and character meet and greets in the...
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    May 14, 2013
    A classic never gets old! Starting on Sunday, June 2, the Tampa Theatre will kick-off this year’s Summer Classics series ! The summer-long series will begin with “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” and will include 13 timeless titles such as “Gone With The Wind,” “Casablanca,” “From Russia With Love,” and many more! Don’t miss your chance to celebrate 100 years of movie history by enjoying these vintage films in a historic city...
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    May 13, 2013
    Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After in Tampa Bay! The magic of Disney On Ice is coming to the Tampa Bay Times Forum starting Thursday, May 16 with "Rockin’ Ever After", an all-new live production with your favorite Disney characters! Bringing moments to life from Disney-Pixar favorites “BRAVE”, “Tangled”, “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and The Beast”, Disney On Ice’s "Rockin’ Ever...
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    May 13, 2013
    Tampa Bay was notorious for its speakeasies during the Prohibition era of the 1920s, illegally selling and producing liquor’s cheap alternative, moonshine, or if lucky, liquor that had been smuggled in. Because of Tampa’s location, smugglers were easily able to bring in unlawful goods, such as liquor, from Cuba and the Bahamas. Speakeasies earned their name from patrons speaking quietly about the bar or even speaking quietly while actually in the bar, to be sure not to attract...
  • tropical_heatwave
    May 11, 2013
    See an incredible lineup of over 60 bands on 10 stages this weekend, May 10-11, as WMNF’s 32 nd annual Tropical Heatwave takes over Ybor City! Some of the must –sees from this weekend’s festival include: Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison ( El Pasaje Plaza, May 11 @ 7:05 p.m.) The Heligoats (Cuban Club Cantina, May 11 @ 8:10 p.m.) Cody ChesnuTT (The Ritz, May 11 @ 10:25 p.m.) Ponderosa (The Crowbar, May 11 @ 10:40 p.m.) Southern Hospitality (Cuban Club Bandshell on the Patio,...
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    May 8, 2013
    Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and Tampa is working hard to make sure there are plenty of opportunities to make Mom feel special. Here are a few ideas on how to make this Mother’s Day unforgettable! Boing! - Let Mom be a kid again at Tampa’s Boing! trampoline center! This Sunday, May 12, Moms will jump free with a child’s paid admission. The jump center is open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and is located at 622-624 Ware Blvd., Tampa. Tampa Bay History Center - The Tampa...