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Concert Under the Stars Returns with ‘Gypsy Jazz’ John Jorgenson

Posted on April 22nd, 2015 by

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The annual springtime Concert Under The Stars takes place at Bok Tower Gardens Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m., featuring an unforgettable evening of Gypsy Jazz with The John Jorgenson Quintet. Violinist Ashley Liberty and pianist Daniel Strange will open the show. “This year’s Concert Under The Stars takes guests back to the Parisian jazz […]

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Dance Royalty to Appear at Celebrate Dance Festival in Lakeland

Posted on April 21st, 2015 by

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Florida Dance Theatre is hosting its 3rd Annual Celebrate Dance Festival, April 24-26, in Lakeland. The festival includes 3 days of master dance classes in a variety of dance techniques taught by professionals from around the country, a Gala concert performance at Florida Southern’s Branscomb Auditorium, and a free performance at the Lake Mirror Promenade. […]

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Soaking up the Local Culture

Posted on April 20th, 2015 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA APRIL 20 – 29 Find a complete listing for April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. This Week’s Events MONDAY, APRIL 20 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Robert Irvine LIVE · Lakeland Robert Irvine LIVE is a high energy, multimedia and multi-sensory theatrical experience performed at The Lakeland […]

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Voices of the People will Feature Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by

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Polk State College’s Voices of the People continues this month with a performance of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” a hauntingly beautiful piece of music composed during the Holocaust. French-born Olivier Messiaen composed his “Quartet for the End of Time” in 1941, while being held at a German prisoner-of-war camp, according to World […]

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Soaking up the Local Culture

Posted on April 13th, 2015 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA APRIL 13 – 22 Find a complete listing for April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. This Week’s Events MONDAY, APRIL 13 6:30 PM – THURSDAY, APRIL 16 8:30 PM Lakeland Flying Tigers · Lakeland – Lakeland Flying Tigers is celebrating their 50th season of baseball. Join them […]

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Soaking up the Local Culture

Posted on April 6th, 2015 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA APRIL 6 – 15 Find a complete listing for April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. This Week’s Events TUESDAY, APRIL 7 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Book Club at Polk County History Center · Bartow – The Polk County History Center hosts a book club […]

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World-Renowned Pianist Omar Sosa to Perform at Bok Tower Gardens

Posted on April 5th, 2015 by

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The Second Annual Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival has expanded in 2015 to include an exclusive concert and reception in the intimate setting of Pinewood Estate at Bok Tower Gardens. On Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Omar Sosa’s Quarteto AfroCubano bring their Afro-Cuban based mix of jazz and world music to the 1932 […]

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April Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 by

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EXHIBITIONS African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center March 21-June 27 Organized by the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, this exhibition couples works by renowned artists such as Romare Bearden, […]

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Vote for your Favorite Outdoor Sculpture in Lakeland during April’s First Friday Festivities

Posted on April 1st, 2015 by

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Join the City of Lakeland on Friday, April 3rd as they celebrate the addition of 10 new sculptures, which are part of the 15th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Lakeland, Winter Haven and now Sebring, are participating with the installation of new art, which will be on display for one year. The sculptures are displayed […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on March 30th, 2015 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA MARCH 30 – APRIL 8 Find a complete listing for April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. MONDAY, MARCH 30 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM Detroit Tigers Spring Training · Lakeland – The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the […]

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