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Museum of Photographic Arts hires new director

Museum of Photographic Arts hires new director

Tampa, Florida --The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in the Cube building on Ashley Drive in Downtown Tampa has hired Jane Simon as its new director.

Simon who will see daily operations comes to the Museum, has a background including working as a curator of the USF Contemporary Art Museum as well as for the Exhibitions for the Madison Museum of Contemporary Arts in Madison Wisconsin.

The Museum houses historic and contemporary photographs by national and internationally known photographers.

Roosters of Ybor art project kicks-off

Roosters of Ybor art project kicks-off

Tampa, Florida -- Several Hillsborough Community College aspiring artists hope they have something to crow about as the Roosters of Ybor art project kicks-off this week. 

The students painted 3-foot tall concrete roosters which will be placed on display throughout Ybor City.  The

The community arts project is a partnership between HCC and the GaYBOR District Coalition.

Rayzilla's Dreamboat to open for Acme Jazz Garage at Lowry Park

Rayzilla's Dreamboat to open for Acme Jazz Garage at Lowry Park

Tampa, Florida-- Get ready for two hours of free jazz music as the Friday Extra Concert Series heads to the Heights.

On May 3rd, Rayzilla's Dreamboat will open up for Acme Jazz Garage at the Lowry Park Bandshell.

The show starts 7 p.m. and will tun until 9.

And this is just the beginning! The Friday Extra Concert Series will continue at Lowry Park through May.

Auditions Saturday - "Baby Daddy" Choreographer Hired for Patel Conservatory Summer Intensive

 Auditions Saturday - "Baby Daddy" Choreographer Hired for Patel Conservatory Summer Intensive

How would you like to perform in a musical choreographed by the woman who is choreographing the new ABC TV show "Baby Daddy," "Marvin, Marvin" on Nickelodeon and "Boston Legal"? You can do just that this summer without even having to leave Tampa, as Michelle Elkin will choreograph Little Shop of Horrors at the Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory this July.

Summer Muscial Auditions in Carrollwood

Summer Muscial Auditions in Carrollwood

Carrollwood, Florida - The Carrollwood Cultural Center's in-house theatre group, MAS Community Theatre, will hold open auditions for its summer musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, on Sunday, May 5 at 5 p.m. and Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. 

Rehearsals will begin Monday, May 13 at 7pm. The show will run at the Center, located at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa, for two weekends: July 12-14 and July 19-21. The show is being directed by Craig Hartfield with musical director Mary Jo Hahn.

Art Attack in Seminole Heights

Art Attack in Seminole Heights

Tampa, Florida-- The artists are preparing to attack Seminole Heights.

The Urban Art Attack is a new initiative looking to bring more color and culture to the community.

The first Art Attack will place at Southern Brewing and Wine Making. A mural will be painted on the side of the building.

They have a handful of projects lined up too and they're looking for artist to help out.

For more information visit their website.

 

Big Hair Ball scheduled for May 17

Big Hair Ball scheduled for May 17

Tampa, Florida -- The annual Big Hair Ball at the RITZ Ybor is set for Friday, May 17. 

In addition to Journey and Bon Jovi tribute shows, there will also be a costume contest.

Above is a flier promoting the event.