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Thursday, 14 August 2008 19:51

“Crime’s a Cookin”

Take Two…Awards at the 48 Hour Film Project

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According to their website “The 48 Hour Film Project” (48HFP) is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours.

Published in Film
Wednesday, 16 April 2008 08:06

Photography in Palm Harbor

Old Palm Harbor Main Street Hosting the Second in a Series of Art Shows and Exhibits

Old Palm Harbor Main Street (OPHMS) is proud to present the Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) at Harbor Hall on April 25, 2008 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00PM.

The exhibitors for this show are very talented local photographers David Lawrence, Tony Blue, David Ewart, Steve Carlisle, and Ric Savid.

Along with a wonderful collection of stunning and thought provoking photographs, OPHMS will offer complimentary Hors Devourers and a Black and White Martini tasting.

Published in Events
Adam Sigal at the Gasparilla Film Festival The Gasparilla Film Festival ends Sunday, but when the lights go out and the projector stops, a Clearwater film writer hopes his career will take off in Hollywood. "The film making process was very long," said film writer Adam Sigal. Twenty-five-year-old Sigal left for Hollywood just after graduating from Clearwater High School. Watch this interview here.
He will remember the name of his film, "Daydreamer," blinking in big red lights at the Gasparilla Film Festival. Yeah, it's a dream," Sigal said. "I don't want to say it's a daydream because I would like for it to be happening more often."

The festival is a chance to get someone to buy his first-ever feature film. It does a couple things," Sigal said. "It gets my name out there to some extent. I meet a lot of people who are in the industry: investors, producers and directors and all that kind of stuff. It's kind of a promotional thing for me."
Published in Film
Saturday, 08 March 2008 16:30

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI returns, weekends February 23, 2008 – April 6, 2008 10am - 6pm, plus Friday, March 28, 10am - 4pm.
The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is like walking through the gates of time to another age where guests from around the Tampa Bay Area, the South, the country and sometimes the world get a taste of 16th century life.

For 30 years the Bay Area Renaissance Festival has delighted visitors with an authentic taste of life in England almost 500 years ago. The Festival has a cast of over 300 professional actors and musicians. The royal court is led by King Henry VIII himself and His Majesty’s sixth and final wife, Queen Catherine Parr, who will once again welcome guests to shire of Fittlesworth, charming guests of all ages.


Published in Events
Wednesday, 05 March 2008 09:05

Downtown Clearwater Poetry Walk

Artists in Action International and the Main Street Program are partnering to celebrate National Poetry Month with a day of poetry at various venues along Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater. Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venues will include Jim Warren Studio, Tony's Pizzeria & Ristorante, Gas Light Alley and Mission Beautification Gallery. Mz. Goose will conduct the youth and teenage readings at Gas Light Alley, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Other events will include the release of the Little Book of Cleveland Street Poetry, a pocketbook size chapbook of poetry related to downtown Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, and life on the Florida Gulf Coast.

For more information about the Cleveland Street Poetry Walk visit the Artists in Action International web site calendar at http://www.artistsinactionint.org/ or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Published in Events
Wednesday, 05 March 2008 08:23

The Servant of Two Masters

 A troop of 20th century vaudeville actors travel to Venice and proceed to perform this Italian Renaissance Commedia dell’Arte comedy. The hero is the leading lady Beatrice’s servant Truffaldino, always complaining of an empty stomach. When an opportunity presents itself for him to be the servant of a second master, he see the chance, not for trouble, but for two dinners instead of one. He runs around filling orders and is repeatedly handed letters and money with the simple directions, this is for your master. But which master? The situation is complicated by four lovers, one in disguise, all staying at the same inn.

Actors who owned the best costumes were often cast in the particular and specific comic roles, playing them their entire lives. These beloved stock characters

Published in Events
Wednesday, 05 March 2008 08:15


Little Book of Cleveland Street Poetry – Call for submissions

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, Artists in Action International and the Clearwater Main Street Program will co-sponsor the Cleveland Street Poetry Walk on Saturday, April 19, 2008.

Artists in Action International is sponsoring The Little Book of Cleveland Street Poetry, a chapbook publication for the Cleveland Street Poetry Walk.

The Little Book of Cleveland Street Poetry release reading will be scheduled as a featured event during the Cleveland Street Poetry Walk.  Copies will be available for sale.


Published in Events
Wednesday, 06 February 2008 07:03

M Gallery of Fine Art

February 1, 2008 Sarasota, Florida -M Gallery of Fine Art in Sarasota, Florida, is proud to announce the names of three artists who have recently been accepted into Salon International 2008:  Jane Chapin, for Lisbon Castle; Deborah Paris for Winter Grey's and Twilight at Scatter Creek; and Ron Sanders for Courtney's Pumpkin.  As one of the four leading national professional art contests, Salon International dedicates its selections to those contemporary artists who are pursuing a path of artistic skill and excellence in the area of traditional representational art.  Awards for the 2008 competition will be announced in April.


Published in Dancing
Thursday, 27 December 2007 20:11

Downtown St. Pete Art Fest Hosted at Baywalk

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (December 27th, 2007) –  The red carpet is being rolled out to make room for the Inaugural Downtown St. Petersburg Art Fest at BayWalk, near Straub & Vinoy parks.  The entertainment hot spot for shopping and nightlife will be the backdrop to this year’s art festival, which takes place on Saturday, January 5th & Sunday, January 6th, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.   The event is free.

“It’s a great way to start the year in St. Petersburg, since we have such a thriving art community. We’re the unofficial town center for Downtown, so it’s appropriate for an event like this to be showcased at our front door. ” said Amber Overby, spokesperson for BayWalk.

More than 200 local and national artists will transform the central business district into an outdoor art gallery.  Local and national artists were chosen by an independent panel of judges before they were given the thumbs-up to show off their work.  “We’re very proud to be hosting this event, which brings artisans and craftsmen from all over the country,” said Howard Alan, producer of the festival, as well as many other top shows nationwide. “Everything is original and handmade and all made in America,” adds Alan.

Published in Events
Friday, 21 December 2007 10:17

The Arts: Needed Now.. More Than Ever

I have just seen one of the most artistically and musically expressive films in a long time, "August Rush".

In the film, music is boldly exemplified as the non-physical or spiritual force that unites a separated family…music itself becomes the main story-line here, the backdrop being the relentless search for a boy who has never met his Mom and Dad, and the reunion of those parents.

I was reminded, upon seeing this film, of my own sense of purpose for ever walking out on a stage to entertain audiences throughout my many years of performing and producing music and theater. My purpose re-ignited.

Key word is “purpose”. Surely every performing, literary or fine artist with any sense of integrity to his public in giving a performance or creating an art form, carries their purpose with them.

An artist “gives” a performance or creates an effect through his art …and it is so vitally valuable that these gifts carry the purpose of unburdening or dissolving the most stressful and negatively-impacted elements of our society and uplift the individual recipient.

Published in Film
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