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dR Daily 12/2/20: Catch “Twilight” tonight before it closes!

Ordinarily, I try not to repeat my dR Daily selections, but I’m making an exception with Jobsite’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, which closes tonight. I see on the company’s website that there are still tickets left, and there really shouldn’t be — it’s that good. I saw the production on opening night, and I guarantee you […]

dR Daily 12/1/20: Today is GivingTuesday

It’s GivingTuesday — a day to show your support for the many nonprofits that make our lives better in Tampa Bay and beyond. Founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, GivingTuesday was initiated as a counter to the consumerist bent of the other big shopping “days” on Friday […]

dR Daily 11/27/20: Taylor-Alexis DuPont’s “Music with an Edge to It”

Hey, we couldn’t not draw attention to a singer named DuPont, right? But the important thing about Ms. DuPont is not her name but her talent. A mezzo-soprano known to St. Pete  Opera audiences from Suor Angelica and Pinocchio, she’s the latest singer to be showcased in the company’s online Artist Recital Series, which gives eight […]


dR Daily 11/26/20: Enjoy Your T-Day!

Best wishes to you and yours, wherever and however you’re spending the day. We’re thankful for you!

Festival of Trees

dR Daily 11/25/20: Shop the Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees used to be confined to one big venue, Clearwater’s Long Center. Now the trees are all over the place — and, whether they’re wildly creative, delightfully decorative or just plain fun, each one purchased raises money for The Arc Tampa Bay and its programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. […]


dR Daily 11/23/20: “Van Gogh Alive” at the Dali

The familiarity of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, reproduced everywhere from dorm walls to coffee mugs, could sap them of their power — unless, that is, you’ve been fortunate enough to see them in person. Now, a touring show making its North American debut at The Dalì, Van Gogh Alive, aims to convey the quivery, invigorating impact […]

Weekend Top Ten 11/19-22: CraftArt with a Twist, Sanding Ovations and more

The skies are crystalline, the air is fresh, the social distancing is in full effect — it’s a great weekend for some of our area’s top outdoor events. But indoor options abound as well — read on. Sanding Ovations Sand Sculpting Exhibition. “They did that with sand?” will be the question on everyone’s lips once […]


dR Daily 11/17-18: Andresia Moseley in “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” at Jobsite

Andresia Moseley is one of the most formidable talents in Tampa Bay: She writes, she acts, she sings, and she’s a nationally recognized spoken word artist. In Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, which opens tonight at Jobsite, she’ll get to show audiences just how versatile she is: She’ll be playing 27 characters, from Congresswoman Maxine Waters […]


Weekend Top Ten 11/12-15: Festival of Reading, Arts Annual, Kate Hepburn and more

Two of the best festival events of the year go virtual this weekend, and I predict they’ll be as much fun as ever. And after a week like we just had (oh, sure, a hurricane, why not, 2020?), we deserve all the fun we can get. Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading. Always one of […]