Monday, May 20, 2013
Art supporters enjoyed an evening of food, music and friends at this first-time event.
Outfitted all in white, art supporters gathered in Woomont Park Friday, May 17 for an evening of music, dancing and food as the Temple Terrace Arts Council hosted its first Art en Blanc event. The event was modeled after the Dinner en Blanc events in which attendees dress all in white and gather for a chic picnic. For this event, attendees brought their own centerpieces, food and beverages, and decorated their tables in an all-white theme. For more photos of the event, click here. Are you hosting an event? Be sure to take plenty of photos and post them in our Pics and Clips.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The outdoor fundraiser will take place Friday, May 17 at Woodmont Park.
Art supporters are invited to an evening of music, dancing and food as the Temple Terrace Arts Council presents its first Art en Blanc event Friday, May 17 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Woodmont Park, 415 Woodmont Ave., Temple Terrace. The event is modeled after the Dinner en Blanc events in which attendees dress all in white and meet for a chic picnic. For this event, attendees bring their own centerpieces and food (prepaid dinners will be available from Antonio's Pasta Grill, Rubens and the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club) and beverages. All centerpieces and other table decorations should be white as well as the clothing of the guests. Tickets are $25 each or $160 for a table of eight. For more details, click here. Got an event of your own? …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Eat at Joe's Lunch and Concert Series kicks off Friday.
Work downtown? If you have occasion to travel to Tampa on Fridays, you can see King High School graduate Johnny Lowery performing May 10 on steel drums. He's the first performer in the Eat at Joe's Lunch and Concert Series, which takes place rain or shine at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., on the second Friday of every month through August. The square is at the corner of Pierce and Madison streets. Bring your own food, buy food at the park—NatePaul's Q4U will sell barbecue, and LaPetite France will offer crepes—or buy a boxed lunch from a local restaurant. Lowery has played in the Marine Corps Show Band, and at Busch Gardens, Disney World and Universal Studios. Now, he performs with the Tampa Bay Steel Orchestra and the …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Upload your best photos here — yours might be picked to be Temple Terrace Patch's Facebook cover photo next month!
Got a cool photo to share? Upload it here, and maybe it'll be chosen as Temple Terrace Patch's Facebook cover photo! That's right, simply add your photo to this gallery, and one lucky winner will have his or her shot chosen to be put on display at the top of our Facebook page for the next month. You can enter as many photos as you want from now until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31. We'll choose one random winner, who will also receive a nifty Patch magnet for the fridge! Just add your photos by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button in green. Here's your chance to show off your photogarphy skills and your best images of our town. Let's see what you've got! Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are …
Tiffani Barner, of Temple Terrace, wrote ‘I Am,’ which touches on rape culture.
“I Am” By Tiffani Barner Before I was able to walk again I had to crawl out of this ratchet thing you inducted me into See I was already aware of its initiation process because a friend of the family took it upon himself to quote unquote “school” me during my elementary years. I was told I had to give my sweet body to one after the other so I could graduate into this thing called Life if I were to be popular. I had managed to avoid the unwanted pregnancies and demonstrative jeers but how could I defend my young life from this burglar? I found it unbearable the activity so many overlooked, supported or even approved. I had been given all the wrong lessons in this growing curriculum of rape culture. I innocently danced eagerly to Too Live …
Friday, April 26, 2013
A portion of the proceeds will benefit a University of South Florida nonprofit called Students in Free Enterprise.
Margarita fans: Unite! The inaugural Tampa Bay Margarita Festival is headed to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 2-10 p.m., on Saturday, May 25. In addition to top shelf margaritas, attendees can expect a fireworks show, beach volleyball and the sounds of four local bands. Admission is $10, but goes up to $15 on May 10. Margaritas range in price from $6 to $8. A portion of proceeds benefits a University of South Florida nonprofit called Students in Free Enterprise, said Monica Varner, who is helping organize the festival. Fresh lime juice, tequila and fresh agave nectar are some of the ingredients included in the margaritas. No mixes are allowed. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The recording from Morrisound studio is special in many ways.
Chuck Owen and Tom Morris recently collaborated on a jazz recording at Morrisound Recording in Temple Terrace. Owen is a jazz composer and professor at the University of South Florida, and Morris is a producer as well as co-owner of Morrisound Recording. The new collaboration is called River Runs. According to an article about the recording on Tampabay.com, "Many composers have tried the jazz-classical fusion, but few are able to bring it off." Yet, the article notes that "With about an hour of music, Owen's opus has the dimensions of a symphony by Bruckner or Mahler." See also: Find out even more about the recording by reading the full review by John Fleming, the Times' performing arts critic. Read more reviews of the recording. If you …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Did you take some great photos over the weekend? Make sure you upload them to our Pics & Clips gallery.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The production opens Friday at the Lightfoot Recreation Center.
Fans of musical love stories won't want to miss Masque Community Theatre's production of "I Love You Because." The community theater will stage the modern love story Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. and April 14 at 3 p.m. at the Lightfoot Recreation Center. The musical revolves around a young, uptight greeting card writer whose life is changed when he meets a flighty photographer. Along with their eccentric friends and siblings, they learn to love each other not in spite of their faults, but because of them. The production is recommended for those 18 and up. For more details, click here. Got an event of your own? Post word of it for free in the Temple Terrace Patch events calendar. ______________ Temple Terrace Patch is an…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The trio has announced a Tampa stop on its summer tour – a first for the brothers in three years. That has us wondering: Are these guys are still “in” with your tweens and teens?
Back in 2010 there was no question that an announcement of a Jonas Brothers’ Tampa stop was a big deal. After all, Nick, Joe and Kevin were at the top of their game with hits like “Love Bug,” “Got Me Going Crazy” and “Hey Baby” “Burnin’ Up” the charts. They even broke hearts on their own television show and guest appearances on others. Tears flowed harder than the rain when flooding forced the brothers to cancel their Sept. 8, 2010, tour date at what was then known as the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa. Why would I know about or even remember that? No, I’m not a huge fan, but as it turns out my daughter was and she was there for her 11th birthday. To me, it seems like just yesterday that my sister-in-law called to say she had picked …