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Joshua Grosso to perform at Spotlight Awards Thursday

Joshua Grosso to perform at Spotlight Awards Thursday

Tampa, Florida Winner of the national 2012National High School Musical Theater Awards, Joshua Grosso, will perform at the Patel Conservatory’s 2013 Spotlight Awards on Thursday!

Joshua represented the Straz Center, and the state of Florida, at the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City last year and earned the title of Jimmy Award winner and a $10,000 scholarship. He is now a sophomore studying musical theater at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama.

Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra to perform May 20

Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra to perform May 20

Tampa, Florida -- The Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra will present its spring concert on Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in the TECO Theater at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.

Under the batons of Principal Conductor Stephen P. Brown and Associate Conductor Catherine Michelsen, the acclaimed Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra will present great music from the classics to modern.

The concert will begin with a performance by Suzuki violin students, followed by the Intermezzo Orchestra performing several selections, including “Contredanse” by Larry Clark.

RuPaul's Drag Race winner appearing at Hamburger Mary's Sunday

RuPaul's Drag Race winner appearing at Hamburger Mary's Sunday

Tampa, Florida -- The winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5 will be appearing this Sunday, May 19th at Hamburger Mary's. 

Reservations to see Jinkx Monsoon, as stated in the flier above, are strongly encouraged.

The Hamburger Mary's website offers the following information about the Tampa location: 

Hamburger Mary's is open daily from 11 a.m. til 11 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday.

Jazz with Jim features special guest vocalist Bonnie Quintana

Jazz with Jim features special guest vocalist Bonnie Quintana

Carrollwood, Florida - Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions will welcome special guest vocalist Bonnie Quintana at  their next Jazz with Jim concert on Friday, May 17 at 7:30pm at the Carrollwood Cultural Center.

Acting auditions for children in Carrollwood

Acting auditions for children in Carrollwood

Carrollwood, Florida - The Carrollwood Cultural Center's youth theatre troupe, Broadway Bound, will hold open auditions on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the summer production of HONK! Jr. at the Center, located at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa.

Check out all of the details, courtesy of the Carrollwood Cultural Center:

Patel Conservatory presents "Evening of Shorts"

Patel Conservatory presents "Evening of Shorts"

Tampa, Florida -- Patel Conservatory students from high school, college and adult theater classes taught by Kerry Glamsch and Jack Holloway will perform a collection of short plays and excerpts in Evening of Shorts on Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the TECO Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
 
Students will perform excerpts from plays such as "Raisin in the Sun," "Blood Diamond," "Favors," "Don Quixote," "Boeing, Boeing" and "The Underpants." Overall, 15 pieces will be performed.

Electronic Music Festival to rock Tampa!

Tampa- If you think Tampa can't compete with Miami in the electronic music arena, think again. Fans of Miami's Ultra Music Festival, will be impressed by Tampa's Sunset Music Festival coming to Raymond James Stadium Memorial Day Weekend.