Tampa Bay Informer - Arts and Entertainment
Friday, 11 December 2009 15:03

Pinellas County Holiday Events Feature Snow in Florida!

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Some holiday activites in Pinellas County feature snowThe St. Pete/Clearwater area will be draped in white this Holiday season by something other than the gleaming, powder-perfect sand that lines its 35 miles of award-winning coast line.

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It's the Big Bang, Baby!

The competing talent of The Big Bang Show - Photo by Bryan LeightySix months of fierce competition between some of Tampa Bay’s best up and coming talent came to an end with the December 3rd season finale of The Big Bang Show, at Nova 535 in St. Pete.

Thursday, 10 December 2009 10:49

Hometown Hero Hulk Hogan Autobiography: My Life Outside the Ring Featured

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Hulk Hogan at his Barnes and Nobles book signing - Photo by Brad KuglerTo promote his new autobiography, My Life Outside the Ring, hometown hero Hulk Hogan stopped by the Barnes and Nobles on US 19 on November 9th to sign autographs and greet an endless line of fans, all enthused with “Hulkamania”.

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Winter Wonderland - Photo by Angela LeMayOn Friday, December 11th, Winter Wonderland will hold their Special Anniversary Celebration of the 17th Annual Winter Wonderland in Downtown Clearwater.    In conjunction with the city’s scheduled “Holiday Light Up” and “Miracle on Cleveland Street”, this winter holiday village will enhance the community’s holiday spirit.  The evenings celebration will be kicked off by community leaders: John Doran, City Councilmember; Rod Irwin, of the City Managers Office; Deacon Maurice Mickens, of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church; Pat Harney, Public Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology and of course, the much anticipated secret-surprise entrance by Santa Claus. The special Anniversary Celebration will begin at 6:30 PM sharp.                       

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Symphony in Lights at The Shops at WiregrassThe Symphony in Lights Returns to The Shops at Wiregrass through December 31st.

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Winter Wonderland will open on December 4th weather permittingAlthough, the “Miracle on Cleveland St.” and the city’s “Holiday Light Up” in Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District (Downtown), has been postponed until December 11th due to a 70% chance of rain forecast,  Winter Wonderland still intends to open the Christmas Village as scheduled on December 4th – 20th, weather permitting.

Thursday, 03 December 2009 16:16

Yamato the Drummers of Japan Perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall

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Yamato the Drummers of Japan - Photo by Brad KuglerYamato, the Drummers of Japan infused Clearwater with a taste of Japanese culture at Ruth Eckerd Hall on November 22nd.

Energetic performers pounded drums of varying sizes with an enthusiastic vigor, each stroke sending a booming thunder resonating through the theatre and reverberating through the body. With muscular arms and strong physiques, they threw every sinew into each separate drum beat.

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Miracle on Cleveland StreetOil is not the only thing that does not mix with water… neither does snow apparently.  Due to a forecasted 70% chance of rain that could turn 40 tons of snow into ice, the event organizers of Miracle on Cleveland Street in Downtown Clearwater decide to postpone the event until next week, Friday, December 11th from 5-10 pm. 

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The Big Bang Show Takes Place at NOVA 535Since June, the Tampa Bay area’s top talent has been competing in NOVA 535’s ongoing talent/variety show: The Big Bang Show. At 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 3rd, six months of competition will culminate in the season finale of this popular monthly event, with the final champion taking home the $1,000 grand prize.

Wednesday, 02 December 2009 16:01

Winter Wonderland Opens Dec 4th

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Winter WonderlandThe Church of Scientology’s Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV), invites you to join them for the grand opening ceremony of the 17th Annual Winter Wonderland in downtown Clearwater. As is tradition each year, this magical winter holiday village – which runs for seventeen consecutive evenings - is opened with an official holiday light up by community leaders: City Councilmember John Doran, CCV, the Church of Scientology and of course, the much anticipated secret-surprise entrance by Santa Claus. The special Grand Opening Ceremony will take place at 6:30 PM on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009.

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Florida State FairIf you have talent, then the Florida State Fair is looking for you to audition live for its International Talent Competition this Saturday, December 5.  Audition to be the next big star in one of the following categories in English or Spanish language:
  • Singers/Bands
  • Instrumental (without lyrics)
  • Dancers
  • Performance Art (comedy, magic, etc.)
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 14:14

Miley Cyrus Comes to Tampa on Dec 1st

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Miley CyrusTeen music sensation and star of Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, will perform at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. Cyrus will be performing music from her four #1 albums. Miley Cyrus will be joined by pop band Metro Station, which is led by Cyrus’s older brother Trace. Tickets are still available for her 2009 North American Tour presented by Wal-Mart.

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Scott SandersThe Pinellas County Board of Commissioners announced that Tuesday, November 24, 2009 will officially be Scott Sanders Day throughout the county. 

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Win the Wedding of a LifetimeThe Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) give away a free Valentine’s Day wedding package to one lucky couple with their “2nd Annual Wedding of  a Lifetime Contest.” The winners will be able to get married on a platform over the main dolphin pool on the most romantic day of the year of 2010. Resident CMA dolphins Nicholas and Winter will assist in the nuptials.

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Deck the District Wreath Decorating CompetitionThe public is invited to participate in the Clearwater Downtown Development Board‟s 2nd Annual "Deck the District Wreath Decorating Competition" to be held in conjunction with the Downtown Partnership's Miracle on Cleveland Street and the city s Holiday Light Up downtown.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 17:08

Writing Contest - Through Nov. 30

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Writing ContestDelphi Academy of Florida is hosting a writing contest for writers from around the world.  There are two main sections: Science Fiction/Fantasy (1000 word max) and a 6 word short story (the best example of this is Hemingway’s “For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Worn.”).