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Happy Hour Concert - Scheherazade: A Fantasy in Music

03-23-2017

Presented by Florida Orchestra at Straz Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm
Don’t just sit there on the Howard Frankland Bridge after work. Let the music move you instead at happy hour with The Florida Orchestra. Start with free select drinks and snacks before an hour-long concert. Then linger in the lobby afterward to sip and say hi to your favorite TFO musicians. All for $35, general admission seating. Doors and bars open at 5:30 pm. One hour concert without intermission starts at 6:30 pm. Love. Murder. Deceit. Rimsky-Korsakov’s haunting music weaves the... [more+]
Don’t just sit there on the Howard Frankland Bridge after work. Let the music move you instead at happy hour with The Florida Orchestra. Start with free select drinks and snacks before an hour-long concert. Then linger in the lobby afterward to sip and say hi to your favorite TFO musicians. All for $35, general admission seating. Doors and bars open at 5:30 pm. One hour concert without intermission starts at 6:30 pm. Love. Murder. Deceit. Rimsky-Korsakov’s haunting music weaves the classic tale of Scheherazade, with Michael Francis as your guide. The Florida Orchestra performs nearly 100 concerts annually in the tri-city area of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Concert series include Tampa Bay Times Masterworks, Raymond James Pops, coffee concert matinees, rock concerts, free Pops in the Park concerts, and educational youth concerts.   [less-]
Tags:  Music

Monday Night Jazz: Jack Wilkins Banff Project

03-23-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm
This concert will be the premier of the Banff Project, the first time presenting the films and music together in a live concert! Professor of Jazz Studies Jack Wilkins presents his newest project, all original compositions, and films based on historical, cultural and visual inspirations of the Banff area of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This concert will feature Canadian woodwind specialist Ray Baril, along with American recording artists Sara Caswell and Corey Christiansen. [more+]
This concert will be the premier of the Banff Project, the first time presenting the films and music together in a live concert! Professor of Jazz Studies Jack Wilkins presents his newest project, all original compositions, and films based on historical, cultural and visual inspirations of the Banff area of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This concert will feature Canadian woodwind specialist Ray Baril, along with American recording artists Sara Caswell and Corey Christiansen. [less-]
Tags:  Music

U2Charist

03-24-2017

Presented by The Portico at The Portico, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
Get ready for a live Fourth Friday event with a mission. Come for the live music and art--stay for the mission.
The Portico will host a unique event that will blend U2 music and the sacrament of Communion at U2Charist 7 p.m. Friday March 24 in the Community Hall. During the event, the Lakeland-based band Fount will perform U2 music and the clergy of Hyde Park United Methodist will offer the sacrament of Communion. Artist Ottoniel "Tony" Lima will paint a U2charist inspired piece live during...
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Get ready for a live Fourth Friday event with a mission. Come for the live music and art--stay for the mission.
The Portico will host a unique event that will blend U2 music and the sacrament of Communion at U2Charist 7 p.m. Friday March 24 in the Community Hall. During the event, the Lakeland-based band Fount will perform U2 music and the clergy of Hyde Park United Methodist will offer the sacrament of Communion. Artist Ottoniel "Tony" Lima will paint a U2charist inspired piece live during the event and donate the painting to The Portico.
“When you read the lyrics, a lot of U2’s songs have a spiritual undertone,” explained Jeremy Hearn, member of Fount. “Some U2 songs were inspired by ‘the troubles’ of Northern Ireland. I have personally been there and have experienced firsthand the religious and political tension that is still alive in Belfast, North Ireland. I believe these songs are timeless and will speak to the current tensions and ‘troubles’ we are facing here in our own country.”
Ottoniel "Tony" Lima was born in 1975 in Cuba and arrived in the United States during the 1980 Mariel Boat Lift. He started drawing flowers for his mother at the age of 7 years old. He evolved into a graffiti artist at 12 years old and learned to draw fonts and spray paint techniques. He started painting Holiday Window Art at the age of 14 years old and has continued to paint every season to this day. He has been professionally painting murals and window art for homes and businesses for over 20 years. Ottoniel has worked on theatre performances, haunted houses, movie sets and music videos creating artistic sets, costumes, make-up and props. His personal canvas art is a true reflection of his pop art culture and style.
U2Charist is part of the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s “Fourth Friday” for the month of March. Admission to the event is free. An offering will be taken to benefit Love, Inc., a nonprofit that benefits the vulnerable in our city.
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Tags:  Music

Get it Together

03-24-2017

Presented by Illsol Art Space at Illsol Space, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm
Illsol Space's debut art show curated by the Tampa based duo, illsol - Featuring artwork from 22 Florida-based artists. Dj Wally Clark on the 1's & 2's. Artwork exhibited by:   The Upper Hand Art Bekky Beukes  Matt Callahan Chris Parks Tes One Jay Giroux Noah Deledda Perry Devick Phil Holt Cory Robinson Allen Hampton Yvonne Ferg Dave Rau Chad Mize Chad Cardoza Sarah Guiffrida Carlos Pons Paz Adam Dunning Tony Krol Michelle Sawyer Cam Parker Jujmo [more+]
Illsol Space's debut art show curated by the Tampa based duo, illsol - Featuring artwork from 22 Florida-based artists. Dj Wally Clark on the 1's & 2's. Artwork exhibited by:   The Upper Hand Art Bekky Beukes  Matt Callahan Chris Parks Tes One Jay Giroux Noah Deledda Perry Devick Phil Holt Cory Robinson Allen Hampton Yvonne Ferg Dave Rau Chad Mize Chad Cardoza Sarah Guiffrida Carlos Pons Paz Adam Dunning Tony Krol Michelle Sawyer Cam Parker Jujmo [less-]
Tags:   GalleriesArt Exhibition

A Night at the Opera - The Florida Orchestra

03-24-2017

Presented by Florida Orchestra at Straz Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm
Music Director Michael Francis takes you on a glorious tour through the greatest hits of the opera house. Experience the drama and passion of timeless overtures, arias and scenes from the operas of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Wagner and more. The Florida Orchestra performs nearly 100 concerts annually in the tri-city area of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Concert series include Tampa Bay Times Masterworks, Raymond James Pops, coffee concert matinees, rock concerts, free Pops in... [more+]
Music Director Michael Francis takes you on a glorious tour through the greatest hits of the opera house. Experience the drama and passion of timeless overtures, arias and scenes from the operas of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Wagner and more. The Florida Orchestra performs nearly 100 concerts annually in the tri-city area of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Concert series include Tampa Bay Times Masterworks, Raymond James Pops, coffee concert matinees, rock concerts, free Pops in the Park concerts, and educational youth concerts.   [less-]
Tags:   ClassicalMusic

REWIND presents: Brazil

03-24-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 24 @ 10:30 pm

Art tells the truth about the world by telling interesting, illustrative lies. And the more hidden the truth, the more absurd the lies must be. Of course, none of that pretentious nonsense matters if the movie isn’t any good; lucky for all of us, Terry Gilliam makes extremely good movies. Brazil is probably his most absurd, his most complete, and his best.

Brazil is a vision of a future where totalitarianism is rooted in fundamental and hilarious incompetence. A series of minor mistakes and... [more+]

Art tells the truth about the world by telling interesting, illustrative lies. And the more hidden the truth, the more absurd the lies must be. Of course, none of that pretentious nonsense matters if the movie isn’t any good; lucky for all of us, Terry Gilliam makes extremely good movies. Brazil is probably his most absurd, his most complete, and his best.

Brazil is a vision of a future where totalitarianism is rooted in fundamental and hilarious incompetence. A series of minor mistakes and petty sabotages takes an extremely average functionary from normal life to nightmarish (and unintentional) ruin. But Gilliam, in his heart a visual stylist, also created a new design language for retro-futuristic fascism — take Nineteen Eighty-Four, have Fritz Lang film it, and replace the rat in the cage with Bugs Bunny. If you want a picture of the future, says Brazil, imagine receiving an IRS audit notice with the wrong last name, forever. [less-]
Tags:  Film

Charlie Morris Band

03-25-2017

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm
Charlie delivers a set that manages to be energetic and laid back simultaneously. The all-original tunes are a deft blend of Blues, Country, and Florida Swamp music. Mr. Morris has the sound that I love. He knows how to pick a guitar and make it sing. There is that down-home blues/rock and roll quality about his songs that makes my feet begin tapping as soon as he hits the first note
Charlie delivers a set that manages to be energetic and laid back simultaneously. The all-original tunes are a deft blend of Blues, Country, and Florida Swamp music. Mr. Morris has the sound that I love. He knows how to pick a guitar and make it sing. There is that down-home blues/rock and roll quality about his songs that makes my feet begin tapping as soon as he hits the first note [less-]
Tags:  Music

USF Chamber Music Recital: Patricia Green, Mezzo-soprano

03-25-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at Barness Recital Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm
Guest Artist Patricia Green, Mezzo- soprano, collaborates with Resident Artists violinist Carolyn Stuart, cellist Scott Kluksdahl, and pianist Svetozar Ivanov featuring works by Laura Schwendinger.
Guest Artist Patricia Green, Mezzo- soprano, collaborates with Resident Artists violinist Carolyn Stuart, cellist Scott Kluksdahl, and pianist Svetozar Ivanov featuring works by Laura Schwendinger. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Timini, A West African Cinderella Tale

03-26-2017

Presented by Kuumba Dancers And Drummers at Tampa Heights Community Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm
Kuumba Dancers and Drummers present a full-length West African fable told through drum, dance and song. With pulsating rhythms and mesmerizing dance movements, Kuumba Dancers & Drummers weave a folktale of a young girl, Timini from Senegal who admires a young man in the village but is envied by her mean stepsisters. Come experience this traditional tale of Timini's adventurous journey through African dance, music and storytelling. 50% of all proceeds will benefit Children's Organ... [more+]
Kuumba Dancers and Drummers present a full-length West African fable told through drum, dance and song. With pulsating rhythms and mesmerizing dance movements, Kuumba Dancers & Drummers weave a folktale of a young girl, Timini from Senegal who admires a young man in the village but is envied by her mean stepsisters. Come experience this traditional tale of Timini's adventurous journey through African dance, music and storytelling. 50% of all proceeds will benefit Children's Organ Transplant Association for Team Mya A Coffee, tea and decadent desserts available. [less-]
Tags:   Children's Theatre HistoryTheatre

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

03-26-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm
Steven Spielberg’s classic timeless story of a lost and magical visitor from a long way away, trying to return home, continues to captivate viewers of all ages. The audience doesn’t need to speak ET’s language to empathize with his fear and loneliness, to wonder at his powers, and to want to help him in his struggle to get back to where he belongs. Sometimes the aliens aren’t the real monsters.
Steven Spielberg’s classic timeless story of a lost and magical visitor from a long way away, trying to return home, continues to captivate viewers of all ages. The audience doesn’t need to speak ET’s language to empathize with his fear and loneliness, to wonder at his powers, and to want to help him in his struggle to get back to where he belongs. Sometimes the aliens aren’t the real monsters. [less-]
Tags:   Kids & FamilyFilm

Heather Rippert: Watercolor Wonder

03-26-2017

Presented by Funky as a Monkey at Tre Amici at The Bunker, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 23 @ 8:00 am Fri, Mar 24 @ 8:00 am Sat, Mar 25 @ 8:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Mar 26 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The opening reception of Heather’s exhibit is Thursday, March 2, 7:30-9:30 held on FREE Music night at the Bunker. The reception is free and open to the public. Heather’s extraordinary watercolors have been featured at local galleries throughout Florida.  Recently an article highlighting Heather’s creativity and artistic career appeared in Creative Loafing. She was accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition in 2015 and her art was picked to be on the poster of... [more+]
The opening reception of Heather’s exhibit is Thursday, March 2, 7:30-9:30 held on FREE Music night at the Bunker. The reception is free and open to the public. Heather’s extraordinary watercolors have been featured at local galleries throughout Florida.  Recently an article highlighting Heather’s creativity and artistic career appeared in Creative Loafing. She was accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition in 2015 and her art was picked to be on the poster of the Cornell Art Museum in Del Ray Beach. Heather works on her art in her Seminole Heights home studio, where she incorporates her love of the water, wildlife and Florida's natural beauty on her large canvases. Her art explodes from her canvases in extraordinarily bright visions of wildlife, landscape and our natural world. As well as being an artist, Heather is a great supporter of the arts, attending gallery openings frequently in support of her fellow artists. Her sparkling and vibrant watercolors celebrate the natural beauty of Florida from glorious Gulf sunsets, bright and vibrant birds to palms of varied shapes and sizes, Heather delights the viewer’s senses. Enjoy her glorious art, free music and the Bunker’s great menu offerings  at her opening reception at The Bunker, where you will have an opportunity to meet the artist and discuss her work. Heather’s art can also be viewed at www.heatherrippert.com. The Bunker is open Mondays-Saturdays, 8am-8pm and Sundays, 10-4pm and is open later for special events. Curators of the Bunker Gallery, Tim Gibbons and Jayne Lisbeth, welcome artists’ interest and fully support the arts community. For more information please contact Tim Gibbons at 813.231.2579 or tim@funkyasamonkey.com   [less-]
Tags:  Art Exhibition

Luisa Fernanda

03-26-2017

Presented by Spanish Lyric Theatre at HCC Ybor Mainstage Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm
Luisa Fernanda is a love story told within the time of the popular 1868 uprising against the Queen of Spain. The themes relate to the universal desire for democracy; this was the first time in Spanish history that the people spoke out against their monarchy and demanded a government that spoke for the people. This story is very relevant to today's society and is told beautifully through traditional Zarzuela style.

Directed by Diego Iglesias, and performed in Spanish with English super...

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Luisa Fernanda is a love story told within the time of the popular 1868 uprising against the Queen of Spain. The themes relate to the universal desire for democracy; this was the first time in Spanish history that the people spoke out against their monarchy and demanded a government that spoke for the people. This story is very relevant to today's society and is told beautifully through traditional Zarzuela style.

Directed by Diego Iglesias, and performed in Spanish with English super titles, this Zarzuela is in many ways the last great romantic zarzuela. Musically Luisa Fernanda embodies its composer's ideals of El casticismo - an attempt to foster the tradition of pure, popular nationalism. The music offers colorful Spanish charm, as well as fair helpings of graceful Viennese musical comedy and Italian operatic verismo.

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Tags:   Classical Music OperaTheatre

Sounds Out of Context

03-27-2017

Presented by Reflections Chamber Ensemble at HCC Ybor Mainstage Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm
Drawing audiences into the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Reflections Chamber Ensemble presents a fascinating evening of new music. Pieces include O King, by Luciano Berio, Dream Sequence, by George Crumb, La revue de cuisine, by Bohuslav Martinů, and the World Premiere of Residual Self-Image, by Tampa composer, Vincent Euliano. For more information, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReflectionsChamberEnsemble/ [more+]
Drawing audiences into the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Reflections Chamber Ensemble presents a fascinating evening of new music. Pieces include O King, by Luciano Berio, Dream Sequence, by George Crumb, La revue de cuisine, by Bohuslav Martinů, and the World Premiere of Residual Self-Image, by Tampa composer, Vincent Euliano. For more information, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReflectionsChamberEnsemble/ [less-]
Tags:   ClassicalMusic

Rutenberg Series: Rhonda Rider and the Petrified Forest

03-28-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at Barness Recital Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm
Rhonda Rider, the venerable master cellist, takes us to new musical realms with her marathon performance of a dozen world-premiere commissions, made possible by her recent artist-in-residence stint in the Petrified Forest National Park.
Rhonda Rider, the venerable master cellist, takes us to new musical realms with her marathon performance of a dozen world-premiere commissions, made possible by her recent artist-in-residence stint in the Petrified Forest National Park. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Press and Politics: The Future Of The American Press

03-28-2017

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm
Join Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Business Journal, writer Janell Irwin, and Rob Lorei, WMNF news director and host of WEDU’s Florida This Week for “Press & Politics: The Future of the American Press” The panel will delve into debate about real news versus fake news, the growing divide between the White House and how the evolving dynamics of social media change the way information gets delivered to citizens. Call to reserve your seat for this FREE informative... [more+]
Join Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Business Journal, writer Janell Irwin, and Rob Lorei, WMNF news director and host of WEDU’s Florida This Week for “Press & Politics: The Future of the American Press” The panel will delve into debate about real news versus fake news, the growing divide between the White House and how the evolving dynamics of social media change the way information gets delivered to citizens. Call to reserve your seat for this FREE informative discussion! Seating is Limited [less-]
Tags:   Art Talks

Doink!

03-29-2017

Presented by Theo Wujcik Legacy Foundation at The Castle Ybor, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Theo Wujcik Legacy Foundation Presents Doink! A fundraiser for A Quiet Revolution: A Survey Exhibition of artist Theo Wujcik. Select works on view, plus DJ Three, DJ Nemesis, DJ Blenda - new wave, punk and post punk.   Artist Theo Wujcik (1936–2014) was a true original and his work defies categorization. One of the Tampa Bay area’s best-known artists, he was prolific, experimental, and completely dedicated to art, producing an exceptional and eclectic body of fine graphic art... [more+]
The Theo Wujcik Legacy Foundation Presents Doink! A fundraiser for A Quiet Revolution: A Survey Exhibition of artist Theo Wujcik. Select works on view, plus DJ Three, DJ Nemesis, DJ Blenda - new wave, punk and post punk.   Artist Theo Wujcik (1936–2014) was a true original and his work defies categorization. One of the Tampa Bay area’s best-known artists, he was prolific, experimental, and completely dedicated to art, producing an exceptional and eclectic body of fine graphic art (drawing and printmaking) and painting.   [less-]
Tags:   Art Exhibition

USF Jazztet

03-29-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at Barness Recital Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm
The USF Jazztet is the premier jazz combo in the USF Jazz Studies program. The Jazztet is usually comprised of graduate jazz studies students, however, talented undergraduate students are considered. The mission of the Jazztet is to provide a premier small-group jazz ensemble experience to our students. The repertoire is chosen from many sources including important historical jazz recordings and student compositions. The USF Jazztet performs once per semester on campus and has toured... [more+]
The USF Jazztet is the premier jazz combo in the USF Jazz Studies program. The Jazztet is usually comprised of graduate jazz studies students, however, talented undergraduate students are considered. The mission of the Jazztet is to provide a premier small-group jazz ensemble experience to our students. The repertoire is chosen from many sources including important historical jazz recordings and student compositions. The USF Jazztet performs once per semester on campus and has toured overseas to major festivals and venues in Italy, Germany, France, South Africa, and England. [less-]
Tags:   JazzMusic

22nd Annual Rembrandt Youth Art Competition 2017 Exhibition

03-31-2017

Presented by Tampa Regional Artists, Inc. at Old Hyde Park Art Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Sun, Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The Rembrandt Youth Art Competition is open to all children aged 5 to 14 representing schools from across Hillsborough as well as surrounding counties.  Work will be either 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional art.  This is the 22nd year of the art competition. The Exhibit at the Old Hyde Park Art Gallery will hang from March 7 through 31.   The art will be judged in 5 age categories — 5 and 6 - 7 and 8 - 9 and 10 - 11 and 12 - 13 and 14, with $600.00 in cash prizes being awarded.  The... [more+]
The Rembrandt Youth Art Competition is open to all children aged 5 to 14 representing schools from across Hillsborough as well as surrounding counties.  Work will be either 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional art.  This is the 22nd year of the art competition. The Exhibit at the Old Hyde Park Art Gallery will hang from March 7 through 31.   The art will be judged in 5 age categories — 5 and 6 - 7 and 8 - 9 and 10 - 11 and 12 - 13 and 14, with $600.00 in cash prizes being awarded.  The awards reception will be held at the Gallery on Sunday, March 26 at 3 PM. The Exhibition is sponsored in part by Las Damas de Arte, with a grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. [less-]
Tags:  Art Exhibition

Opening Reception: Every Disaster Made Us Wish For More

03-31-2017

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm
Join us at 7pm as Margaret Miller, Director of IRA/CAM, introduces the graduating MFA artists, and Wallace Wilson, Director of the USF School of Art and Art History, announces the award winners for the Art History Prize and for the 41st Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, with selected artworks installed in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery. Attendees are invited to ArtHouse next door (FAH) at 8:30–11pm for open studios, music and more, after the CAM event.
Join us at 7pm as Margaret Miller, Director of IRA/CAM, introduces the graduating MFA artists, and Wallace Wilson, Director of the USF School of Art and Art History, announces the award winners for the Art History Prize and for the 41st Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, with selected artworks installed in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery. Attendees are invited to ArtHouse next door (FAH) at 8:30–11pm for open studios, music and more, after the CAM event. [less-]
Tags:   Free MuseumsArt Exhibition

Chuck Brodsky

03-31-2017

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm
Chuck Brodsky – Singer, guitarist, song writer, story teller, troubadour and a modern day bard. With his acoustic guitar and voice he tells the stories of oddball and underdog characters; his songs celebrate the goodness in people.
Chuck Brodsky – Singer, guitarist, song writer, story teller, troubadour and a modern day bard. With his acoustic guitar and voice he tells the stories of oddball and underdog characters; his songs celebrate the goodness in people. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Happy Hour Concert - Scheherazade: A Fantasy in Music

03-23-2017

Presented by Florida Orchestra at Straz Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm
Don’t just sit there on the Howard Frankland Bridge after work. Let the music move you instead at happy hour with The Florida Orchestra. Start with free select drinks and snacks before an hour-long concert. Then linger in the lobby afterward to sip and say hi to your favorite TFO musicians. All for $35, general admission seating. Doors and bars open at 5:30 pm. One hour concert without intermission starts at 6:30 pm. Love. Murder. Deceit. Rimsky-Korsakov’s haunting music weaves the... [more+]
Don’t just sit there on the Howard Frankland Bridge after work. Let the music move you instead at happy hour with The Florida Orchestra. Start with free select drinks and snacks before an hour-long concert. Then linger in the lobby afterward to sip and say hi to your favorite TFO musicians. All for $35, general admission seating. Doors and bars open at 5:30 pm. One hour concert without intermission starts at 6:30 pm. Love. Murder. Deceit. Rimsky-Korsakov’s haunting music weaves the classic tale of Scheherazade, with Michael Francis as your guide. The Florida Orchestra performs nearly 100 concerts annually in the tri-city area of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Concert series include Tampa Bay Times Masterworks, Raymond James Pops, coffee concert matinees, rock concerts, free Pops in the Park concerts, and educational youth concerts.   [less-]
Tags:  Music

Monday Night Jazz: Jack Wilkins Banff Project

03-23-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm
This concert will be the premier of the Banff Project, the first time presenting the films and music together in a live concert! Professor of Jazz Studies Jack Wilkins presents his newest project, all original compositions, and films based on historical, cultural and visual inspirations of the Banff area of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This concert will feature Canadian woodwind specialist Ray Baril, along with American recording artists Sara Caswell and Corey Christiansen. [more+]
This concert will be the premier of the Banff Project, the first time presenting the films and music together in a live concert! Professor of Jazz Studies Jack Wilkins presents his newest project, all original compositions, and films based on historical, cultural and visual inspirations of the Banff area of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This concert will feature Canadian woodwind specialist Ray Baril, along with American recording artists Sara Caswell and Corey Christiansen. [less-]
Tags:  Music

U2Charist

03-24-2017

Presented by The Portico at The Portico, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
Get ready for a live Fourth Friday event with a mission. Come for the live music and art--stay for the mission.
The Portico will host a unique event that will blend U2 music and the sacrament of Communion at U2Charist 7 p.m. Friday March 24 in the Community Hall. During the event, the Lakeland-based band Fount will perform U2 music and the clergy of Hyde Park United Methodist will offer the sacrament of Communion. Artist Ottoniel "Tony" Lima will paint a U2charist inspired piece live during...
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Get ready for a live Fourth Friday event with a mission. Come for the live music and art--stay for the mission.
The Portico will host a unique event that will blend U2 music and the sacrament of Communion at U2Charist 7 p.m. Friday March 24 in the Community Hall. During the event, the Lakeland-based band Fount will perform U2 music and the clergy of Hyde Park United Methodist will offer the sacrament of Communion. Artist Ottoniel "Tony" Lima will paint a U2charist inspired piece live during the event and donate the painting to The Portico.
“When you read the lyrics, a lot of U2’s songs have a spiritual undertone,” explained Jeremy Hearn, member of Fount. “Some U2 songs were inspired by ‘the troubles’ of Northern Ireland. I have personally been there and have experienced firsthand the religious and political tension that is still alive in Belfast, North Ireland. I believe these songs are timeless and will speak to the current tensions and ‘troubles’ we are facing here in our own country.”
Ottoniel "Tony" Lima was born in 1975 in Cuba and arrived in the United States during the 1980 Mariel Boat Lift. He started drawing flowers for his mother at the age of 7 years old. He evolved into a graffiti artist at 12 years old and learned to draw fonts and spray paint techniques. He started painting Holiday Window Art at the age of 14 years old and has continued to paint every season to this day. He has been professionally painting murals and window art for homes and businesses for over 20 years. Ottoniel has worked on theatre performances, haunted houses, movie sets and music videos creating artistic sets, costumes, make-up and props. His personal canvas art is a true reflection of his pop art culture and style.
U2Charist is part of the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s “Fourth Friday” for the month of March. Admission to the event is free. An offering will be taken to benefit Love, Inc., a nonprofit that benefits the vulnerable in our city.
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Tags:  Music

Get it Together

03-24-2017

Presented by Illsol Art Space at Illsol Space, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm
Illsol Space's debut art show curated by the Tampa based duo, illsol - Featuring artwork from 22 Florida-based artists. Dj Wally Clark on the 1's & 2's. Artwork exhibited by:   The Upper Hand Art Bekky Beukes  Matt Callahan Chris Parks Tes One Jay Giroux Noah Deledda Perry Devick Phil Holt Cory Robinson Allen Hampton Yvonne Ferg Dave Rau Chad Mize Chad Cardoza Sarah Guiffrida Carlos Pons Paz Adam Dunning Tony Krol Michelle Sawyer Cam Parker Jujmo [more+]
Illsol Space's debut art show curated by the Tampa based duo, illsol - Featuring artwork from 22 Florida-based artists. Dj Wally Clark on the 1's & 2's. Artwork exhibited by:   The Upper Hand Art Bekky Beukes  Matt Callahan Chris Parks Tes One Jay Giroux Noah Deledda Perry Devick Phil Holt Cory Robinson Allen Hampton Yvonne Ferg Dave Rau Chad Mize Chad Cardoza Sarah Guiffrida Carlos Pons Paz Adam Dunning Tony Krol Michelle Sawyer Cam Parker Jujmo [less-]
Tags:   GalleriesArt Exhibition

A Night at the Opera - The Florida Orchestra

03-24-2017

Presented by Florida Orchestra at Straz Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm
Music Director Michael Francis takes you on a glorious tour through the greatest hits of the opera house. Experience the drama and passion of timeless overtures, arias and scenes from the operas of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Wagner and more. The Florida Orchestra performs nearly 100 concerts annually in the tri-city area of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Concert series include Tampa Bay Times Masterworks, Raymond James Pops, coffee concert matinees, rock concerts, free Pops in... [more+]
Music Director Michael Francis takes you on a glorious tour through the greatest hits of the opera house. Experience the drama and passion of timeless overtures, arias and scenes from the operas of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Wagner and more. The Florida Orchestra performs nearly 100 concerts annually in the tri-city area of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Concert series include Tampa Bay Times Masterworks, Raymond James Pops, coffee concert matinees, rock concerts, free Pops in the Park concerts, and educational youth concerts.   [less-]
Tags:   ClassicalMusic

REWIND presents: Brazil

03-24-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 24 @ 10:30 pm

Art tells the truth about the world by telling interesting, illustrative lies. And the more hidden the truth, the more absurd the lies must be. Of course, none of that pretentious nonsense matters if the movie isn’t any good; lucky for all of us, Terry Gilliam makes extremely good movies. Brazil is probably his most absurd, his most complete, and his best.

Brazil is a vision of a future where totalitarianism is rooted in fundamental and hilarious incompetence. A series of minor mistakes and... [more+]

Art tells the truth about the world by telling interesting, illustrative lies. And the more hidden the truth, the more absurd the lies must be. Of course, none of that pretentious nonsense matters if the movie isn’t any good; lucky for all of us, Terry Gilliam makes extremely good movies. Brazil is probably his most absurd, his most complete, and his best.

Brazil is a vision of a future where totalitarianism is rooted in fundamental and hilarious incompetence. A series of minor mistakes and petty sabotages takes an extremely average functionary from normal life to nightmarish (and unintentional) ruin. But Gilliam, in his heart a visual stylist, also created a new design language for retro-futuristic fascism — take Nineteen Eighty-Four, have Fritz Lang film it, and replace the rat in the cage with Bugs Bunny. If you want a picture of the future, says Brazil, imagine receiving an IRS audit notice with the wrong last name, forever. [less-]
Tags:  Film

Charlie Morris Band

03-25-2017

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm
Charlie delivers a set that manages to be energetic and laid back simultaneously. The all-original tunes are a deft blend of Blues, Country, and Florida Swamp music. Mr. Morris has the sound that I love. He knows how to pick a guitar and make it sing. There is that down-home blues/rock and roll quality about his songs that makes my feet begin tapping as soon as he hits the first note
Charlie delivers a set that manages to be energetic and laid back simultaneously. The all-original tunes are a deft blend of Blues, Country, and Florida Swamp music. Mr. Morris has the sound that I love. He knows how to pick a guitar and make it sing. There is that down-home blues/rock and roll quality about his songs that makes my feet begin tapping as soon as he hits the first note [less-]
Tags:  Music

USF Chamber Music Recital: Patricia Green, Mezzo-soprano

03-25-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at Barness Recital Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm
Guest Artist Patricia Green, Mezzo- soprano, collaborates with Resident Artists violinist Carolyn Stuart, cellist Scott Kluksdahl, and pianist Svetozar Ivanov featuring works by Laura Schwendinger.
Guest Artist Patricia Green, Mezzo- soprano, collaborates with Resident Artists violinist Carolyn Stuart, cellist Scott Kluksdahl, and pianist Svetozar Ivanov featuring works by Laura Schwendinger. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Timini, A West African Cinderella Tale

03-26-2017

Presented by Kuumba Dancers And Drummers at Tampa Heights Community Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm
Kuumba Dancers and Drummers present a full-length West African fable told through drum, dance and song. With pulsating rhythms and mesmerizing dance movements, Kuumba Dancers & Drummers weave a folktale of a young girl, Timini from Senegal who admires a young man in the village but is envied by her mean stepsisters. Come experience this traditional tale of Timini's adventurous journey through African dance, music and storytelling. 50% of all proceeds will benefit Children's Organ... [more+]
Kuumba Dancers and Drummers present a full-length West African fable told through drum, dance and song. With pulsating rhythms and mesmerizing dance movements, Kuumba Dancers & Drummers weave a folktale of a young girl, Timini from Senegal who admires a young man in the village but is envied by her mean stepsisters. Come experience this traditional tale of Timini's adventurous journey through African dance, music and storytelling. 50% of all proceeds will benefit Children's Organ Transplant Association for Team Mya A Coffee, tea and decadent desserts available. [less-]
Tags:   Children's Theatre HistoryTheatre

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

03-26-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm
Steven Spielberg’s classic timeless story of a lost and magical visitor from a long way away, trying to return home, continues to captivate viewers of all ages. The audience doesn’t need to speak ET’s language to empathize with his fear and loneliness, to wonder at his powers, and to want to help him in his struggle to get back to where he belongs. Sometimes the aliens aren’t the real monsters.
Steven Spielberg’s classic timeless story of a lost and magical visitor from a long way away, trying to return home, continues to captivate viewers of all ages. The audience doesn’t need to speak ET’s language to empathize with his fear and loneliness, to wonder at his powers, and to want to help him in his struggle to get back to where he belongs. Sometimes the aliens aren’t the real monsters. [less-]
Tags:   Kids & FamilyFilm

Heather Rippert: Watercolor Wonder

03-26-2017

Presented by Funky as a Monkey at Tre Amici at The Bunker, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 23 @ 8:00 am Fri, Mar 24 @ 8:00 am Sat, Mar 25 @ 8:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Mar 26 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The opening reception of Heather’s exhibit is Thursday, March 2, 7:30-9:30 held on FREE Music night at the Bunker. The reception is free and open to the public. Heather’s extraordinary watercolors have been featured at local galleries throughout Florida.  Recently an article highlighting Heather’s creativity and artistic career appeared in Creative Loafing. She was accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition in 2015 and her art was picked to be on the poster of... [more+]
The opening reception of Heather’s exhibit is Thursday, March 2, 7:30-9:30 held on FREE Music night at the Bunker. The reception is free and open to the public. Heather’s extraordinary watercolors have been featured at local galleries throughout Florida.  Recently an article highlighting Heather’s creativity and artistic career appeared in Creative Loafing. She was accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition in 2015 and her art was picked to be on the poster of the Cornell Art Museum in Del Ray Beach. Heather works on her art in her Seminole Heights home studio, where she incorporates her love of the water, wildlife and Florida's natural beauty on her large canvases. Her art explodes from her canvases in extraordinarily bright visions of wildlife, landscape and our natural world. As well as being an artist, Heather is a great supporter of the arts, attending gallery openings frequently in support of her fellow artists. Her sparkling and vibrant watercolors celebrate the natural beauty of Florida from glorious Gulf sunsets, bright and vibrant birds to palms of varied shapes and sizes, Heather delights the viewer’s senses. Enjoy her glorious art, free music and the Bunker’s great menu offerings  at her opening reception at The Bunker, where you will have an opportunity to meet the artist and discuss her work. Heather’s art can also be viewed at www.heatherrippert.com. The Bunker is open Mondays-Saturdays, 8am-8pm and Sundays, 10-4pm and is open later for special events. Curators of the Bunker Gallery, Tim Gibbons and Jayne Lisbeth, welcome artists’ interest and fully support the arts community. For more information please contact Tim Gibbons at 813.231.2579 or tim@funkyasamonkey.com   [less-]
Tags:  Art Exhibition

Luisa Fernanda

03-26-2017

Presented by Spanish Lyric Theatre at HCC Ybor Mainstage Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm
Luisa Fernanda is a love story told within the time of the popular 1868 uprising against the Queen of Spain. The themes relate to the universal desire for democracy; this was the first time in Spanish history that the people spoke out against their monarchy and demanded a government that spoke for the people. This story is very relevant to today's society and is told beautifully through traditional Zarzuela style.

Directed by Diego Iglesias, and performed in Spanish with English super...

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Luisa Fernanda is a love story told within the time of the popular 1868 uprising against the Queen of Spain. The themes relate to the universal desire for democracy; this was the first time in Spanish history that the people spoke out against their monarchy and demanded a government that spoke for the people. This story is very relevant to today's society and is told beautifully through traditional Zarzuela style.

Directed by Diego Iglesias, and performed in Spanish with English super titles, this Zarzuela is in many ways the last great romantic zarzuela. Musically Luisa Fernanda embodies its composer's ideals of El casticismo - an attempt to foster the tradition of pure, popular nationalism. The music offers colorful Spanish charm, as well as fair helpings of graceful Viennese musical comedy and Italian operatic verismo.

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Tags:   Classical Music OperaTheatre

Sounds Out of Context

03-27-2017

Presented by Reflections Chamber Ensemble at HCC Ybor Mainstage Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm
Drawing audiences into the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Reflections Chamber Ensemble presents a fascinating evening of new music. Pieces include O King, by Luciano Berio, Dream Sequence, by George Crumb, La revue de cuisine, by Bohuslav Martinů, and the World Premiere of Residual Self-Image, by Tampa composer, Vincent Euliano. For more information, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReflectionsChamberEnsemble/ [more+]
Drawing audiences into the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Reflections Chamber Ensemble presents a fascinating evening of new music. Pieces include O King, by Luciano Berio, Dream Sequence, by George Crumb, La revue de cuisine, by Bohuslav Martinů, and the World Premiere of Residual Self-Image, by Tampa composer, Vincent Euliano. For more information, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReflectionsChamberEnsemble/ [less-]
Tags:   ClassicalMusic

Rutenberg Series: Rhonda Rider and the Petrified Forest

03-28-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at Barness Recital Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm
Rhonda Rider, the venerable master cellist, takes us to new musical realms with her marathon performance of a dozen world-premiere commissions, made possible by her recent artist-in-residence stint in the Petrified Forest National Park.
Rhonda Rider, the venerable master cellist, takes us to new musical realms with her marathon performance of a dozen world-premiere commissions, made possible by her recent artist-in-residence stint in the Petrified Forest National Park. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Press and Politics: The Future Of The American Press

03-28-2017

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm
Join Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Business Journal, writer Janell Irwin, and Rob Lorei, WMNF news director and host of WEDU’s Florida This Week for “Press & Politics: The Future of the American Press” The panel will delve into debate about real news versus fake news, the growing divide between the White House and how the evolving dynamics of social media change the way information gets delivered to citizens. Call to reserve your seat for this FREE informative... [more+]
Join Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Business Journal, writer Janell Irwin, and Rob Lorei, WMNF news director and host of WEDU’s Florida This Week for “Press & Politics: The Future of the American Press” The panel will delve into debate about real news versus fake news, the growing divide between the White House and how the evolving dynamics of social media change the way information gets delivered to citizens. Call to reserve your seat for this FREE informative discussion! Seating is Limited [less-]
Tags:   Art Talks

Doink!

03-29-2017

Presented by Theo Wujcik Legacy Foundation at The Castle Ybor, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Theo Wujcik Legacy Foundation Presents Doink! A fundraiser for A Quiet Revolution: A Survey Exhibition of artist Theo Wujcik. Select works on view, plus DJ Three, DJ Nemesis, DJ Blenda - new wave, punk and post punk.   Artist Theo Wujcik (1936–2014) was a true original and his work defies categorization. One of the Tampa Bay area’s best-known artists, he was prolific, experimental, and completely dedicated to art, producing an exceptional and eclectic body of fine graphic art... [more+]
The Theo Wujcik Legacy Foundation Presents Doink! A fundraiser for A Quiet Revolution: A Survey Exhibition of artist Theo Wujcik. Select works on view, plus DJ Three, DJ Nemesis, DJ Blenda - new wave, punk and post punk.   Artist Theo Wujcik (1936–2014) was a true original and his work defies categorization. One of the Tampa Bay area’s best-known artists, he was prolific, experimental, and completely dedicated to art, producing an exceptional and eclectic body of fine graphic art (drawing and printmaking) and painting.   [less-]
Tags:   Art Exhibition

USF Jazztet

03-29-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at Barness Recital Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm
The USF Jazztet is the premier jazz combo in the USF Jazz Studies program. The Jazztet is usually comprised of graduate jazz studies students, however, talented undergraduate students are considered. The mission of the Jazztet is to provide a premier small-group jazz ensemble experience to our students. The repertoire is chosen from many sources including important historical jazz recordings and student compositions. The USF Jazztet performs once per semester on campus and has toured... [more+]
The USF Jazztet is the premier jazz combo in the USF Jazz Studies program. The Jazztet is usually comprised of graduate jazz studies students, however, talented undergraduate students are considered. The mission of the Jazztet is to provide a premier small-group jazz ensemble experience to our students. The repertoire is chosen from many sources including important historical jazz recordings and student compositions. The USF Jazztet performs once per semester on campus and has toured overseas to major festivals and venues in Italy, Germany, France, South Africa, and England. [less-]
Tags:   JazzMusic

22nd Annual Rembrandt Youth Art Competition 2017 Exhibition

03-31-2017

Presented by Tampa Regional Artists, Inc. at Old Hyde Park Art Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Sun, Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The Rembrandt Youth Art Competition is open to all children aged 5 to 14 representing schools from across Hillsborough as well as surrounding counties.  Work will be either 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional art.  This is the 22nd year of the art competition. The Exhibit at the Old Hyde Park Art Gallery will hang from March 7 through 31.   The art will be judged in 5 age categories — 5 and 6 - 7 and 8 - 9 and 10 - 11 and 12 - 13 and 14, with $600.00 in cash prizes being awarded.  The... [more+]
The Rembrandt Youth Art Competition is open to all children aged 5 to 14 representing schools from across Hillsborough as well as surrounding counties.  Work will be either 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional art.  This is the 22nd year of the art competition. The Exhibit at the Old Hyde Park Art Gallery will hang from March 7 through 31.   The art will be judged in 5 age categories — 5 and 6 - 7 and 8 - 9 and 10 - 11 and 12 - 13 and 14, with $600.00 in cash prizes being awarded.  The awards reception will be held at the Gallery on Sunday, March 26 at 3 PM. The Exhibition is sponsored in part by Las Damas de Arte, with a grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. [less-]
Tags:  Art Exhibition

Opening Reception: Every Disaster Made Us Wish For More

03-31-2017

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm
Join us at 7pm as Margaret Miller, Director of IRA/CAM, introduces the graduating MFA artists, and Wallace Wilson, Director of the USF School of Art and Art History, announces the award winners for the Art History Prize and for the 41st Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, with selected artworks installed in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery. Attendees are invited to ArtHouse next door (FAH) at 8:30–11pm for open studios, music and more, after the CAM event.
Join us at 7pm as Margaret Miller, Director of IRA/CAM, introduces the graduating MFA artists, and Wallace Wilson, Director of the USF School of Art and Art History, announces the award winners for the Art History Prize and for the 41st Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, with selected artworks installed in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery. Attendees are invited to ArtHouse next door (FAH) at 8:30–11pm for open studios, music and more, after the CAM event. [less-]
Tags:   Free MuseumsArt Exhibition

Chuck Brodsky

03-31-2017

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm
Chuck Brodsky – Singer, guitarist, song writer, story teller, troubadour and a modern day bard. With his acoustic guitar and voice he tells the stories of oddball and underdog characters; his songs celebrate the goodness in people.
Chuck Brodsky – Singer, guitarist, song writer, story teller, troubadour and a modern day bard. With his acoustic guitar and voice he tells the stories of oddball and underdog characters; his songs celebrate the goodness in people. [less-]
Tags:  Music


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