Surprises are in store for visitors to Fairgrounds St. Pete, an immersive art experience opening soon in a 1,500-sq-ft. building on the outskirts of the Warehouse Arts District.
If your Christmas weekend usually includes a trip to the movies, you’re in luck this year — and you might not even have to leave the house.
The holidays are in full spin, including the opening of a major new arts center in St. Pete, live music at Ruth Eckerd and lots more. The Factory First Look & #Floridarama Pop-up. A 6.5-acre swath of South St. Pete is the site of The Factory, a new center for local arts and literary exploration, […]
This season, with its Mount Crumpit-size challenges and uncertainty, could be a catalyst for a new kind of celebration
Last weekend the AMC and Regal chains re-opened some of their theaters, but judging from responses I saw on Facebook, folks were none too eager to rush in. But if you’re still hankering for a good movie — a good independent or foreign-made flick, the type that sometimes gets classified as “art-house” — you need […]
It’s tough right now for any of us to plan for the future, and that’s painfully true for the artists and arts organizations our area is known for. Performances cancelled or postponed, galleries and museums closed, movie shoots upended, everything in limbo and funds drying up — it’s a scary time. Yet, in the midst […]
On the second floor balcony, there’s a man at his piano. He croons “Moon River” in a breathy baritone while accompanying himself on the keyboard. The sun is setting. People are arrayed on the lawn of the condo building across the street, safely distanced in couples or small groups. Folks out for a walk in […]
In the middle of March, Michael Rubin began to realize how bad the COVID-19 situation was getting and decided he needed to do something. As fate would have it, that same weekend Governor Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania called him to ask for help in assisting with the production of masks and […]
As our isolation continues, we’re using our devices more and more. And maybe they’re not giving us all that we want. We called our friend Rick Shook, owner of Rick’s Electronics Boutique in downtown St. Pete, for some upgrade suggestions — from cheap and functional, to pricey and extravagant. First, a consumer tip: If Amazon/Amazon […]
My amp died. Technically it was a Marantz SR5005 A/V Receiver. The black box had reliably driven my SurroundSound and audio systems for more than 10 years, so I couldn’t really be mad at it. The Marantz had served me well. It was exhausted. RIP, Marantz. My wife Bonnie and I tried using just the […]