Friday, November 17, 2017
Tampa Bay Music & Shows

Dade City's Moonlight and Ivory will tempt the senses

RECOMMENDED READING


Featuring selections from the popular Les Miserables and the classic La Boheme, the 16th annual Moonlight and Ivory concert will fill the halls of the Dade City Woman's Club with music, art and gourmet treats.

Presented by the Heritage Arts Center Association and sponsored by Jim and Judy Wilson, Saturday's performances feature vocal and instrumental renditions of show tunes, classics, contemporary, jazz, blue grass, and sacred pieces by professional level musicians from Dade City, Zephyrhills and Wesley Chapel.

"This is the cultural event of the season in east Pasco," said Barbara Friedman, Moonlight and Ivory producer and publicity chairperson.

When guests step into the Dade City Woman's Club for the matinee or evening show, they will enter a hall filled with floral arrangements and greenery.

Inside the performance area, guests will see elegantly dressed musicians — some seated at the arts center's Yamaha Conservatory grand piano funded by proceeds from the first Moonlight show — performing what producer Jean Johnson calls a "mix of old and new favorites," with music from artists ranging from Claude Debussy to Josh Groban, Giacomo Puccini to Johnny Mercer. Instruments will include flutes, guitars, pianos, banjos and electric guitars.

"We have Broadway tunes, classical pieces, two original compositions by Moonlight artists, and a seven-piece ensemble with a singer," said Johnson.

Both Moonlight shows also will feature a full art exhibition from area artists.

"We will have art all over the place at the show in every medium," said Suzanne Desneux, art show coordinator of the Moonlight and Ivory concert, "including photography, acrylics, carved gourds, fused glass."

From mask makers to portrait painters, an array of artists will show their works at the art exhibition, which guests can enjoy while snacking on gourmet refreshments and desserts created by Dade City's Betty Cakes and served at intermission.

Moonlight and Ivory was created to support the efforts of the Heritage Arts Center Association, including the Spotlight on Talent competition, a performing arts competition for young people offering trophies and cash prizes. This year, the association will award a $1,000 Pasco Heritage scholarship to the Pasco-based high school senior competitor with the highest total scores from the finals judges. The scholarship was made possible through Moonlight and Ivory.

Comments
Bluegrass and a traditional Thanksgiving meal on tap at annual Sertoma festival

Bluegrass and a traditional Thanksgiving meal on tap at annual Sertoma festival

SPRING LAKE — When it comes to traditional fare, picking, fiddling, harmonizing and a whole lot of foot-stomping make for the main course at the annual Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival.Since 1980, the event, which will be Nov. 23 to 25 at the Sertoma ...
Published: 11/17/17
Two weeks after Tampa concert, rapper Lil Peep dies at 21

Two weeks after Tampa concert, rapper Lil Peep dies at 21

Lil Peep, a driving force in the young, ascendant, genre-blurring world dubbed "SoundCloud rap" or "emo rap," has died at 21, less than two weeks after performing at the Orpheum in Ybor City.TMZ reported the Long Beach, N.Y. rapper born Gustav Ahr di...
Published: 11/16/17
Randy Newman talks Dodger baseball, his ’70s collaborators, measuring himself against his peers and more

Randy Newman talks Dodger baseball, his ’70s collaborators, measuring himself against his peers and more

Randy Newman was always widely respected by his peers. But back in the '70s, it took him a while to accept he might never be as famous as his peers."I remember hearing Just the Way You Are in a hotel," he said in a recent phone interview. "I was tryi...
Published: 11/16/17
SoundBytes: Yonder Mountain String Band, Robb Banks, Datsik and more

SoundBytes: Yonder Mountain String Band, Robb Banks, Datsik and more

— Jammy bluegrassers Yonder Mountain String Band will make their annual pilgrimage back to Jannus Live on Jan. 25. Click here.— Also coming to Jannus Live: JJ Grey and Mofro with a stellar lineup, including the North Mississippi Allstars,...
Published: 11/15/17
Harry Belafonte to speak at the University of South Florida in Tampa

Harry Belafonte to speak at the University of South Florida in Tampa

Singer, actor and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte is coming to Tampa.The renowned cultural figure will speak at the University of South Florida on Jan. 16 as part of the school's student-run University Lecture Series. It'll take place in the Marsha...
Published: 11/15/17
Vans Warped Tour, a staple on St. Petersburg’s waterfront, ending after 2018

Vans Warped Tour, a staple on St. Petersburg’s waterfront, ending after 2018

For fans and bands alike, the Vans Warped Tour is a sweaty, smelly, screamy rite of summer.Every year, like clockwork, the fest swings through Tampa Bay, almost always at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, where hordes of tattooed teenagers, punks and met...
Published: 11/15/17
This week’s top Tampa Bay concerts: Randy Newman, Tiesto, Et Cultura, more

This week’s top Tampa Bay concerts: Randy Newman, Tiesto, Et Cultura, more

THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE: Randy NewmanOscar campaigns are nothing new for Randy Newman. For years, the iconic singer, songwriter and film composer was the most-nominated person in history without a win, until his 2001 trophy for the Monsters Inc. song If...
Published: 11/15/17
Randy Newman will never be a million-seller, and he’s fine with that

Randy Newman will never be a million-seller, and he’s fine with that

Maybe it’s fitting that the Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t win the World Series. Maybe it’s better that all of Southern California didn’t pop Champagne and celebrate as Randy Newman’s I Love L.A. blared through the Dodger St...
Published: 11/15/17
The Castle, Ybor City’s goth paradise, celebrates 25 years of darkness and weirdness

The Castle, Ybor City’s goth paradise, celebrates 25 years of darkness and weirdness

The Castle, the multi-story, gothic nightclub where it's not uncommon to see someone on the dance floor in a Batman cape, a leather corset or a Peter Pan costume — or really anything you can think of — turned 25 this year, which...
Published: 11/15/17
The Wizards of Winter’s Guy LeMonnier talks Trans-Siberian Orchestra, creating their own holiday sound and more

The Wizards of Winter’s Guy LeMonnier talks Trans-Siberian Orchestra, creating their own holiday sound and more

Guy LeMonnier had an idea of what his job might be like when he joined the holiday rock ensemble the Wizards of Winter."You always want to be in a cover band of a band you've already been in before," said the singer.That band he came from? A little g...
Published: 11/15/17