ST. PETERSBURG — The Mahaffey Theater is generally never packed for the Florida Orchestra's Morning Masterworks concerts; Friday's performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D major was no exception. But those willing to take on the almost hour-long "Titan" symphony at 11 a.m. were well rewarded.
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Next Big Thing More often than not, this annual year-end rock festival put on by local alt-rock station 97X picks some young bands that go on to, well, much bigger things. Think OK Go and fun. This year, the lineup includes Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jimmy Eat World, Stone …
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Once again, Tito Muñoz will lead the Florida Orchestra this weekend, this time for Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D major, nicknamed the "Titan" symphony. Muñoz conducted the orchestra twice last season in concerts that included Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.
Way back when unemployment was funny, Herb Gardner's A Thousand Clowns traded on the nobility of not joining the rat race. Hat Trick Theatre resurrects that ideal and Gardner's half-century-old play, opening Friday in the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Murray Burns (Ned …
By Lennie Bennett
Times Art Critic
Clyde Butcher's large, lyrical photographic landscapes of Florida's wilderness areas are coming to the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art beginning Sunday, and Butcher himself will be there, too, for a 2 p.m. lecture and book signing.
Tampa, by historical standards, is a young city — less than 200 years old — but it has a lot of juicy history packed into those decades. The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts has embarked on a two-part visual chronicle of Tampa's development with the first now on view, and it's rich.
Talk to anyone who has seen the Palladium's annual production of Black Nativity and the conversation will quickly go to Sharon Scott. The powerhouse gospel singer manages to stop the show more than once. The annual tradition continues as Scott and actor and director Bob Devin Jones team up for this year's …
BY LENNIE BENNETT
Times Art Critic
I hope when you read this you are happily stuffed and enjoying a day with family and/or friends.
Now, on to Christmas!
Bleu Acier, the atelier at 109 W Columbus Drive, Tampa, is a bustling place with master printer Erika Schneider collaborating constantly on limited editions with artists from places far and near. She rarely has gallery shows, however, so the advent of one is special. • "First There Is a Mountain" exhibits a new …