Ghostlight Young Company’s production of ‘The Lightning Thief’ delivered with great heart by mostly pre-teen and teenage student actors. Ghostlight Youth Company is a relatively new educational theatre program producing plays and musicals at the Catherine A. Hickman Theatre in Gulfport.
Chakaia Booker’s turns scrap tires into fine art. Her work can be found in America’s finest museums. The latest, the Sarasota Art Museum.
‘Keepers of Heritage: Hidden Tales / Custodies de la Herencia: Cents Ocultos,’ opening today at Creative Pinellas, features the work of Puerto Rican artists. The Gabber tours this rich collection exploring themes of inspiration, identity, and the struggle for a better world.
From NYC to St. Pete, Artists For Impact is a nonprofit organization providing opportunities for artists while fundraising for others. “simultaneously providing a platform for artists and giving back to the communities around us.”
Florida CraftArt’s new exhibit, ‘REBELS,’ explores how artists challenge the world – whether through making a statement, pushing the boundaries of a medium, or just helping us think in a new way. The Gabber reviews this illuminating exhibit and hears one artist’s experience.
‘La Gringa’ is American Stage’s first bilingual production. Follow the story of Maria and her self-discovery journey in Puerto Rico.
Hot weather have indoors? Dream of fantastic walks — in cooler weather — with seasoned outdoors writer Johnny Molloy’s ‘Backpacking Florida.’
Jim Jeansonne’s new middle grades adventure novel, Coral Crunch (2023, self published through Kindle Direct) has it all. There’s science, suspense, derring do, and young romance (she doesn’t just like him, she like likes him). But perhaps its most engaging quality is its setting: Nearly all of this riveting plot unfolds underwater.
What begins as a heartwarming, welcome-to-the-family speech from her soon-to-be mother-in-law quickly transforms into what Coffey refers to as a “quirky marriage tradition” that you’ll have to read two or three times over to believe.
Interested parties are invited to share their thoughts via a survey on the City’s website. That includes residents, business owners, and anyone else interested. They can also attend a community meeting for more information.
Jen Casler plays Callie, and Katherine Laczko plays Sara; their performances are mesmerizing. Their work onstage together is worth the price of admission alone.
The show in many ways delights. It has lilting music and lyrics by Michael Raabe and Eric Davis and an expert cast directed with elan by Davis. There are enchanting allusions to familiar Oz characters, a versatile set that makes smart use of projections, and sumptuous period costumes. And Raabe’s masterful musical direction leads an ensemble of guitar, cello, and percussion from the piano.