Five-time Emmy® winner comedian and actor Tim Conway will bring his friends Chuck McCann and Louise DuArt for one incredible night of classic stories and sketches to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 pm. The production will include video screens for easy viewing.
Since June, Tampa Bay’s hottest undiscovered talent has been competing to win a $1,000 prize in The Big Bang Show.
On Thursday, October 1st, and Thursday, November 5th, the five “Wild Card” winners from the previous shows will come back to compete for two slots in the Thursday, December 3rd finals.
The Big Bang Show is the wild ride of the Gong Show, the drama and suspense of American Idol, and the swank of a world-class live Vegas show combined into one fabulous evening. The show is filmed live each week.
The Showcase Arts Foundation Inc. (SAFI), dedicated to creating theater arts performances in the Tampa Bay Area, is proud to present another of their interactive comedy, murder mysteries. This will be a fun filled evening of entertainment accompanied by the wonderful food and beautiful atmosphere of the waterfront restaurant Bon Appetit at the Harbor in Dunedin.
TAMPA BAY- Dinosaurs once again roam the earth in a spectacular theatrical arena show, “Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular”, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. “Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular” is now on tour and will have eight performances at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, presented by the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (TBPAC).
Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of the Creature Production Company, said, “The BBC Series was a brilliant blend of special effects, escapism, excitement and information. Our show brings together all of that, plus something extra - it’s live! In this production, 17 roaring, snarling “live” dinosaurs mesmerize the audience – and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth.”
The magical world of the princesses Disney has been creating through cartoon films for the past 70 years will come to life with Disney On Ice. Come experience some “Disney magic” and spend a fantastical evening with Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and Snow White as they skate into the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa with “Disney On Ice Presents Princess Classics”. There will also be a special guest appearance by Tinkerbell.
Ruth Eckerd Hall Schedule for Jul/Aug 2009
Friday, July 17th at 8:00pm
Circus Theater: Carnivale – A high energy presentation of various kinds of circus skills and fun characters creating an action-packed Cirque-style show.
Once again, one of the longest running and well known free live Jazz events in the country was a huge success.
The popularity of jazz in Clearwater began in the 70’s with a 10 day series of jazz concerts held from the back of a flatbed truck at various venues around the City of Clearwater including concerts series performed at the historical Ft, Harrison Hotel. From there the jazz craze developed into our present day “Clearwater Jazz Holiday” drawing tens of thousands of jazz fans each year.
Over the years, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday has presented in concert almost every jazz star and has become internationally renowned for hosting such legends as Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Dave Brubeck, Tito Puente, Stephan Grappelli, Stan Getz, and the Count Basie Orchestra to list a few.
7th Annual "Fashions with Flair"
The charity fundraiser, held at the Belleair Country Club, packed the house with nearly 350 attendees from the greater Clearwater region.
Since 1994, Clearwater Community Volunteers have raised money, food and toys for family and children’s charities such as the Boys & Girls Club, Everybody’s Tabernacle’s Homeless Emergency Project, C.L. Kennedy Community Center in Tampa, the Red Cross, Victims of Katrina and Winter Wonderland.
CCV holds various fundraising activities throughout the year. However, Fashions with Flair” is the largest attended and, in my opinion, “the most elegant”. Each year the event includes a silent auction, great food, entertainment and the fashion show of beautiful community leaders participating as models.
The Jennifer Nolletti Memorial Art Foundation’s mission is to provide scholarship funds to students in need so they may continue their education in art or music. The Foundation is a registered non-profit 501-c-3 corporation established in 2008, and is funded by individuals who agree that art & music are essential to the development of well-rounded individuals who can think outside the box. Jennifer’s favorite saying: “To discover new oceans, you must have the courage to lose sight of the shore” - Lord Chesterfield.