High speed rail (HSR) may be coming to the Tampa Bay region with the construction starting as early as two years. The Federal Stimulus Bill Feb '09- American Recovery & Reinvestment Act made $8 billion available to HSR with Florida's final application to be submitted no later than October 2, 2009.
The first of three large-scale sculptures was installed on Cleveland Street on August 27th. The piece is titled “Going Green” by Jack Howard Potter of Long Island City, NY and is on display east of the Cleveland Street and Garden Avenue intersection.
The sculptures are part of the Sculpture 360: Season II year-long exhibit of public art. The sculpture program provides new works every year in Downtown Clearwater and is funded through a partnership with the Downtown Development Board. The program brings high-quality public art work to enhance the aesthetics of the area for residents and visitors can enjoy.
Ruth Eckerd Hall announces their annual Public Sale Day on Saturday, August 29. Doors will open at 8:30 am.
For one day only, patrons can purchase tickets to Ruth Eckerd Hall’s variety of nearly 120 performances for $29.00. The 27th season includes a stellar line-up such as the Tampa Bay area premiere of Oprah Winfrey presents The Color Purple, the “Original Jersey Boy” Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, the legendary Bill Cosby, Grammy®-award winner Tony Bennett and much more.