Early Hen presents ‘Mom’s Gift’

CLEARWATER — A production of “Mom’s Present,” by Phil Olson, is now becoming introduced at Early Bird Supper Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater.

The generation will run as a result of April 23. It is directed by Janice Creneti and functions Brianna Alfieri, Mike Arce, Colleen Coughenour, Donna Donnelly, Andrew Hughes and Amanda Kronhaus. Alan Mohney Jr. developed and built the set and Becky Broadwater is stage managing.

Elizabeth Bell, Rick Bronson, Alaina Rahaim Miller, Judy Wilson and Lonzell Wilson will understudy.

“‘Mom’s Gift’ is hilarious,” claimed Susan Fletcher Linardos, producer. “The solid is so talented, and I am delighted to be operating with director Janice Creneti. It is my preferred form of perform that combines humor and coronary heart.”

“Mom’s Gift” introduces us to the Swensens. Dad and the daughters are undertaking their best to control their relatives conflict even though recovering from the untimely loss of life of Mom. As if issues aren’t challenging more than enough, Mom’s ghost exhibits up needing aid from her eldest daughter to get her into heaven.

“We’re possessing so much enjoyment in rehearsals discovering all the levels of relationships involving the characters,” Creneti mentioned. “The actors are undertaking an exceptional position bringing all the nuances of these loved ones dynamics to everyday living.”

The selling price for buffet and demonstrate is $45 such as tax. Catering onsite by Banquet Masters. Phone 727-446-5898 for reservations. Go to earlybirddinnertheater.com or email [email protected] for particular availability.

In May possibly, Early Chicken will present the comedy “Casserole,” directed by Dan Kelley.

Coachman Park venue will get name

CLEARWATER — Susan M. Crockett, Ruth Eckerd Corridor president and CEO, not long ago declared the new concert venue to be operated by Ruth Eckerd Corridor, at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater in partnership with the metropolis of Clearwater, has been named The Sound.

In producing the announcement Crockett stated, “It is definitely exciting to be capable to share the identify which has been less than wraps these earlier weeks. This will be an iconic location featuring a a single-of-a-sort experience in Tampa Bay. The Sound will host terrific leisure in entrance of Clearwater’s breathtaking sunset and is positive to be an artist preferred.”

Megan Brennan, vice president and chief advertising and marketing officer at Ruth Eckerd Hall, additional, “We wanted a little something specific capturing not only the venue’s reason and attractive coastal area, but the unforgettable sensory experiences it will give for live performance goers.”

In conjunction with this announcement, Crockett also introduced the addition of upcoming live shows which includes Chicago, Kenny Loggins and Billy Currington with Jessie James Decker, likely on sale soon. Previously announced live shows incorporate The Unhappy Summer Pageant on Friday, July 7 Michael Franti and Spearhead on Friday, July 21 and the Goo Goo Dolls with distinctive guest O.A.R. on Monday, July 24.

In Could 2022, the Clearwater Metropolis Council selected Ruth Eckerd Hall to run the live performance venue in downtown Clearwater. The council votes were primarily based on a few exclusive conditions that could be regarded: shown knowledge of firm and staff venture methodology, strategy and agenda and references.

For extra information and facts, visit thesoundfla.com.

Clearwater celebrates start of ARTours

CLEARWATER — The town of Clearwater and University of South Florida a short while ago unveiled ARTours Clearwater, a partnership presenting a new reducing-edge augmented fact going for walks tour of the city’s downtown murals.

ARTours Clearwater is a self-guided walking encounter employing a new app that can take viewers to 4 lively murals together a .7-mile route by downtown Clearwater, the initially augmented fact tour of its kind in the Tampa Bay area.

Opening the ARTours Clearwater app and pointing a device’s digital camera at the picked murals gives a look at of a new world of animations, graphics, movies, and audio, building the murals come to lifestyle. Every mural has quite a few interactive visual ordeals, including looking at bouquets blooming, alligators strolling, spaceships landing, and paint buckets spilling. The free of charge application can be accessed by downloading the ARTours Clearwater app on Google Engage in and Apple App Shop, commencing March 9.

ARTours Clearwater is the final result of a multi-12 months collaboration in between the Clearwater Neighborhood Redevelopment Company and College of South Florida’s Accessibility 3D Lab and State-of-the-art Visualization Center. At the coronary heart of this collaboration is a shared drive to beautify general public spaces with revolutionary arts and culture jobs.

USF joined forces with the Clearwater CRA in 2019, bringing know-how in electronic innovation and application layout, building in-depth 3D scans of each and every mural with highly effective Faro Focus lidar scanners, then adding multimedia imagery and animations in Unity — a video clip video game style engine.

For information on the tour and to look at shots of all the murals, check out downtownclearwater.com/ARTours.

Arts Summer months Camp Grants carry on

LARGO — Artistic Pinellas all over again will supply the Arts Summer season Camp Grant, produced to make it possible for a lot more youthful persons, ages 5 to 18, in Pinellas County to have arts and cultural ordeals at space arts summertime camps this year.

Applications will be accepted via May 25. Those qualified incorporate college students who show up at Title I schools, get a decreased or no cost lunch, reside in specified neighborhoods or meet particular other necessities.

“This is our fourth 12 months of the summer camp plan,” Innovative Pinellas CEO Barbara St. Clair claimed. “Most of the younger people who receive grants from us have by no means, at any time absent to a day camp in advance of or knowledgeable a substantial-good quality arts encounter. And then, when they go to an arts summer months camp, because they acquired a grant from us, and we question them ‘Okay, now that you have been to an arts day camp (for the very first time) what do you want to do subsequent?’ They say, ‘I want to go to an artwork museum’ or ‘I want to go hear the Florida Orchestra,’ or ‘I want to see a clearly show at American Phase,’ we can see the worth in what we have carried out.”

There is an on the web software on the organization’s web page at www.creativepinellas.org/gotosummercamp and inbound links to businesses that offer you arts relevant camp applications.

For a lot more facts, go to www.creativepinellas.org/gotosummercamp or e mail [email protected].

Downtown art wander established

CLEARWATER — The Downtown Clearwater Artwork Stroll is made available 3rd Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The up coming walks will choose location on Saturday, March 18. Members fulfill their guideline at the Ring Canopy Sculpture in entrance of the Outdated Metropolis Hall at 112 S. Osceola Ave. Cost-free parking is available in the Old City Hall parking ton. The docent-led stroll handles the Cleveland Avenue corridor and close by regions.

Attendees will stroll via downtown Clearwater while discovering about the city’s vivid public artwork scene. Through the hour lengthy walk, members will see at minimum 20 art installations such as sculptures, murals, artwork wrapped sign packing containers, pavement artwork and storm drain murals.

Tours are structured by the Clearwater Arts Alliance.

Tickets are for the Downtown Clearwater Art Walk are $10 in advance or $15 the day of the tour. To sign-up, visit www.eventbrite.com. For facts about the corporation, take a look at www.clearwaterartsalliance.org or e mail [email protected].

DeMent, Duarte shows added to calendar

LARGO — Two shows were being recently included to the entertainment lineup at the Central Park Carrying out Arts Heart, 105 Central Park Push, Largo.

Iris DeMent will perform Sunday, April 16, at 7 p.m. Chris Duarte will just take the phase Saturday, Could 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are offered at LargoArts.com or by telephone at 727-587-6793.

DeMent is on tour in guidance of her new history “Workin’ on a World.” She is recognized for her unforgettable melodies rooted in hymns, gospel, and previous state tunes. Tickets begin at $29.50.

Duarte is a sorcerer of tone, a master at channeling the spirits and sounds of great musicians of our earlier whilst remaining fully recognizable in his have seem. He has shared the phase with numerous of the greatest musicians of our time as well as the multitude of neighborhood musicians he meets on the street. Tickets get started at $14.50.

Arts students to stage ‘Anastasia’

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Middle for the Arts at Gibbs Significant Faculty will existing “Anastasia the Musical,” established by Tony winners Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.

The manufacturing will run April 19-21 with performances at the PCCA Gibbs High School Grande Theatre, 850 34th St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $20 a particular person. Go to www.showtix4u.com/event-details/70963.

This PCCA university student-pushed effectiveness will showcase the abilities of performers from musical theater, theater tech, new music, theater visible art and dance. It is a stunning show that transports its audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s. A courageous youthful girl sets out to learn the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer identified to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con person and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Alongside one another, they embark on an epic adventure to enable her discover property, like and loved ones.

PCCA is a 4-12 months magnet application. Students need to comprehensive an audition during the application review time period to be approved into the method. PCCA makes it possible for students to decide on a big spot of research in dance, songs, theater or visual artwork that is modeled just after higher education arts conservatory packages.

For details about the PCCA method, pay a visit to www.gopcca.com.

Florida Orchestra CEO to leave

ST. PETERSBURG — Mark Cantrell, the Florida Orchestra’s president and CEO, will depart in May possibly to develop into CEO of the Colorado Symphony in Denver.

“This is a bittersweet minute for me,” Cantrell said. “I’m so happy of all we have attained alongside one another at TFO, but I’m fired up for the new problem of a bigger orchestra in an location that holds excellent this means personally. In addition to new music, my life has been focused to the fantastic outside, and given that I was a minimal boy, I have dreamed of living in the mountains. Whilst I will overlook working with Michael Francis, the musicians and the overall TFO team, this is an option of a life time for me. I have no question the orchestra will keep on to improve and make a optimistic impression on this group.

TFO’s senior personnel will go on to run the working day-to-working day operations of the group with oversight by TFO’s board of directors. The board has initiated a countrywide look for to discover a new CEO.

Board Chair Gregory Yadley expressed his appreciation for Cantrell’s contributions during his four many years with TFO.

“Mark’s leadership in the course of the Covid pandemic was significant to our good results,” Yadley stated. “Mark galvanized TFO together as a group in partnership with Michael Francis and TFO’s board to boldly hold TFO performing when virtually no other orchestras did. TFO performed 86 concerts for are living audiences in the 2020-21 time on your own, before returning to full strength the next calendar year. The orchestra emerged in a reliable fiscal placement, many thanks to Mark’s oversight, Maestro Francis’ resourceful programming, and the steadfast aid of donors and patrons.”

Gordon Lightfoot reschedules

CLEARWATER — The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre not too long ago announced the sold-out Gordon Lightfoot live performance on Wednesday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. has been rescheduled.

Tickets will be honored on the new date, Thursday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m.

For more facts, stop by www.RuthEckerdHall.com

Jake-ann Jones to existing last ArtMaker Converse

LARGO — Jake-ann Jones will existing her remaining afroQuantum Experiences: ArtMaker Chat as Resourceful Pinellas Artist Laureate with her ninth episode on Tuesday, March 21, from 7 to 8 p.m.

The ninth speak will aspect nine friends in celebration of Women’s Month, together with Jai Hinson, choreographer, educator, founder and govt director of Artz 4 Lifestyle Academy and Dundu Dole City African Ballet Ancestral Funk’s Siobhan Monique, Ashanti Dey, and Melissa Roland Shundra Allison, operator/operator of City Drinkery Wine Bar and co-founder Ability Plug Radio Ent. Corp. Sharlene Emmanuel Edwards, CEO of My Greater Living Wellness and Wellness Tiffany N. Moore, CEO of Moore Eventful and Lorielle J. Hollaway, founder of Cultured Guides and Cultured Guides Literacy Basis. This conversation themed on Women’s Record Month: Scene makers, Tradition Creators & The Black Goddess will be streamed dwell on Fb, YouTube and Twitch.

A playwright, journalist, visual artist, poet and social justice activist, Jones’ credits incorporate the perform “Portrait of the Artist as Soul Man,” co-creating the City Entire world Film Festival’s grand prize-profitable screenplay “Spook Town,” and authoring the the latest e book “Sometimes Farmgirls Come to be Revolutionaries Notes on Black Electric power, Politics, Depression and the FBI,” about civil legal rights activist Florence L. Tate. Jones describes the venture as “reimagining Black art, social challenges, and politics in Pinellas’ place-time-continuum.”

Claimed Innovative Pinellas CEO, Barbara St. Clair: “These conversations designed a area for foremost artists, thinkers, critics, and creators about arts and artists in the Black and Brown community to talk about their wonderful get the job done that they are executing in Pinellas County. Jake-ann’s devotion and passion as an astounding thinker, artist, group advocate, journalist, playwright was without a doubt perfectly-necessary at this time.”

In March 2022, Jones been given the Imaginative Pinellas Artist Laureate Grant in section with the Professional Artist Grant. The Artist Laureate is regarded by Imaginative Pinellas as currently being a model lover and collaborator, sharing their capabilities and know-how and supporting the organization’s mission around the course of the grant time period, and will obtain an extra $5,000 Artist Laureate grant.

For more information, visit creativepinellas.org/event/afroquantum-encounters-artmaker-talks-9/.


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