Every House Tells a Story: Editor’s Letter on the 2020 Real Estate Issue

I’ve got a pile of books about houses: Virginia & Lee McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses. Tracy Kidder’s House. Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House. I’m not quite sure the appeal. My mother would have said it’s because I’m a Cancer, the most domestic of signs, but I think it’s because houses stir my […]

Happy 10th Birthday to the Dalì’s “new” building!

It’s been 10 years!? On the one hand, I feel like St. Petersburg’s most celebrated museum opened its iconic building just yesterday, and on the other hand it’s become such a landmark that it feels like it’s been here forever. But no, it was back on Jan. 11, 2011 that a wacky parade led by […]

Super Bowl LV: Microgrants to local nonprofits are meant to make a lasting difference

The Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee is giving a total of nearly $280,000 in microgrants to 28 local nonprofits.

A&E Calendar: Live shows & livestreams, indoors & out

Yes, Virginia, there is an arts season. Many of these events were included in our dRTBestBets in the current Holiday Issue of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, though be sure to check ahead with the venues; in these uncertain times, cancellations and postponements are still common. THEATER/DANCE Through Dec. 20Nosotros La Gente (We The People) at American Stage. The theater’s […]

Weekend Top Ten 12/3-6: Shop for art, see the lights and more

Hasn’t the weather been cooperating nicely? December rolls in, and presto! It’s chilly enough to bundle up Florida-style (long sleeves!). It’s the perfect weather for socially distanced outdoor art, shopping strolls, seeing shows and… Lights! The downtown St. Pete waterfront is looking particularly fetching right now, thanks to new illuminated wonders in Straub Park (love […]

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 […]

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dR Daily 11/28-29: Final weekend for “Kate: The Unexamined Life of Katharine Hepburn”

You’ve got just four more chances to catch Janis Stevens as Katharine Hepburn, and I suggest you hop to it — this performance is too good to miss. The second play in American Stage’s  Digital Theatre Series, Kate:  The Unexamined Life of Katharine Hepburn ends its run this weekend. It’s a stage play by Rick […]

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 […]

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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!