On a day off from touring at his home studio in Nashville, Hunter Hayes is breaking down his recent infatuation with bluegrass music, and how he's exploring new ways to fuse traditional instruments like the mandolin and upright bass with his own whip-smart licks on guitar.
SPRING HILL — When the Hernando Symphony Orchestra kicked off its 2014-15 season in December, it not only began with a new conductor, but also set a record. For the first time in the orchestra's history, all three of its concerts sold out.
If you still harbor any preconceived notions about age and classical music, this weekend might change your mind.
With Lyndsey Highlander
Details: Friday 7 p.m. Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $15-$30. (813) 987-2855.
And the Oscar for Best Real Talk in an Acceptance Speech goes to . . .
Classical music is always so grand, magnificent and moving when performed by a full orchestra. But music can be just as powerful on a more intimate scale.
There is much to love about this year's Ultimate Local Music Guide (you really do need to pick up a hard copy for the full interactive experience), butall the highlights are here. So take a tour of this page to hear music from 2014 top local bands, watch performances and read the stories!
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