Friday, November 16, 2018

Stage

Florida Orchestra re-enacts 17th-century concert performance of Bach, Vivaldi

Florida Orchestra re-enacts 17th-century concert performance of Bach, Vivaldi

TAMPA — The Florida Orchestra hosts a throwback party this weekend with a baroque theme. That’s two harpsichords, a smaller ensemble on stage and an effort to play in the style of 17th-century musicians. Things kicked off Friday at the David A. Straz...
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Between homeless and hope: A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to Williams Park

Between homeless and hope: A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to Williams Park

ST. PETERSBURG — The fairy king stood alone on stage, talking about revenge on his wife.The fine drops that had threatened to turn into rain Tuesday had left; a cool breeze had taken their place. Cast members in Shakespeare’sA Midsummer Night’s Dream...
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Jazz on the Lawn looks to elevate Edison Elementary

Jazz on the Lawn looks to elevate Edison Elementary

The concert is part of a larger effort to better connect the community to the district’s Achievement Schools
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What’s on stage this week: Intimate Bach, Shakespeare outdoors, lots of movement

What’s on stage this week: Intimate Bach, Shakespeare outdoors, lots of movement

A foremost authority on Baroque music conducts a Brandenburg concerto. Actors, dancers and musicians work together in a pair of free performances.
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What it was like in the audience at Aziz Ansari’s St. Petersburg show

What it was like in the audience at Aziz Ansari’s St. Petersburg show

ST. PETERSBURG — Aziz Ansari might not like that I’m writing this."Another piece of Internet content written to generate clicks and speculation!" he might say in his signature high-pitched yell. "Another hot take for the woke masses!"At least, that’s...
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A committed villain and a sterling ensemble lift St. Petersburg Opera in ‘Don Giovanni’

A committed villain and a sterling ensemble lift St. Petersburg Opera in ‘Don Giovanni’

ST. PETERSBURG — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart broke barriers in opera, and not just by weaving those impossible harmonies with seemingly little effort. Together with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, he also relished any chance to tweak the upper class,...
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Singer Seal to headline February’s Florida Orchestra gala

Singer Seal to headline February’s Florida Orchestra gala

ST. PETERSBURG — The Florida Orchestra has landed Seal, a four-time Grammy winner, to headline its fundraising gala at the Mahaffey Theater Feb. 9.The London-born star, who has sold more than 30 million albums on the strength of his versatile, smooth...
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‘Edgar & Emily’ imagines literary legends sharing verses and souls

‘Edgar & Emily’ imagines literary legends sharing verses and souls

TAMPA — Pale candlelight and a comforter on the king-sized bed sets a ghostly mood for Edgar & Emily, which Jobsite Theater has scheduled to run beyond Halloween. David Jenkins directs Joseph McDonough’s comedy, which premiered six months ago in sout...
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So much to like about ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

So much to like about ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

TAMPA — The latest touring Broadway show in town fails spectacularly. It’s supposed to.The Play That Goes Wrong had a full house at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts laughing almost the entire time, in a way I have never heard bef...
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Realignment at Big Bend intersection promises safer traffic flow after construction headaches

Realignment at Big Bend intersection promises safer traffic flow after construction headaches

GIBSONTON – A new north-south road is coming to relieve traffic along U.S. 301, but making way for it promises some short-term traffic headaches for a South Shore region already stymied by congestion.The new road would run more than four miles...
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