Bring your pans to the Strawberry Festival

Skillet will perform on March 3 at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City.

Jason Turner, Staff

February 28, 2020

It’s not often that you get a chance to see a band like Skillet at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City. This year, on March 3, however, you will. In the past, acts performing at the Strawberry Festival were predominantly Country or oldies acts. A few years ago, the festival began booking more...

From Arabia to the world: A universal message in “Arabian Alien”

From Arabia to the world: A universal message in “Arabian Alien”

Darian Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

“Arabian Alien,” a film written and directed by Meshal Aljaser, analyzes the lack of freedom in Muslim countries through the lens of homosexuality. Without risking an ethnocentric approach, the substantial differences between the Western and Eastern countries regarding cultural and sexual practices ...

‘Epicentro’: Philosophy through the eyes of Cuban children

'Epicentro': Philosophy through the eyes of Cuban children

Liz Leyva and Darian Hernandez

February 18, 2020

To Hubert Sauper, Academy Award nominee in 2004, his documentary “Epicentro” is about utopia, childhood, memory and cinema. The Austrian filmmaker spent three years, from 2016 to 2019, capturing the life of a few families within a marginal section of Old Havana, Cuba, to explore these vast philosophical...

Rockville moves to Daytona

Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens, one of many bands set to perform at Welcome to Rockville 2020.

Jason Turner, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

This year marks significant changes for Welcome to Rockville. The tenth year of the festival brings a change that has surprised many, as Danny Wimmer Presents announced that the festival is moving from Jacksonville to Daytona Beach; the event will take place from May 8 through May 10. In the past...

Magic Giant is coming to Ybor City

Magic Giant

Jason Turner, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Los Angeles-based indie folk band Magic Giant is coming to Tampa. On January 25, they will be at the Orpheum in Ybor City as part of the Band of Brothers Roadshow along with American Authors. You may know Magic Giant for their songs “Window” and “Set On Fire” from their 2017 album, “In The Wind.” Most recently, the band released their new single “Di...

Bask in the sun with III

Bask III album cover, artwork by Adam Burke courtesy of Season of Mist

Jason Turner, Staff

November 26, 2019

On their website, Bask says they “are four musicians based in Asheville, North Carolina, who love making music." They have been described as having sludge rock blended with Americana, progressive rock and psychedelic elements that give them a unique and hard-to-define overall sound. Their new album, III...

“Hierarchy of Fish” sells out at HCC’s Studio Theatre

Caitlin Frostman as Hannah and Amanda Rodriguez as Ash in

Jason Turner, Staff

November 26, 2019

All five performances of the play “Hierarchy of Fish” were sold out at the Studio Theatre on the Ybor campus from Nov. 7-10. The play was written specifically for HCC, Birmingham Southern College and Shenandoah University through the Farm Theater College Collaboration Project. HCC was lucky enough...

Find out what’s new and upcoming part 3

Cast members of Hierarchy of Fish

Jason Turner, Staff

November 6, 2019

There are a lot of events coming to Tampa Bay in the next few months. Here are a few of them. Nov. 7 Ruth Eckerd Hall Alice Cooper is returning for his “Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back” tour. Expect to see a lot of theatrics, including possible beheadings and monsters on stage. Cooper just releas...

Clyde Butcher’s Cuba exhibit comes to HCC

Clyde Butcher's Cuba exhibit comes to HCC

Michaella St. Paul, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Clyde Butcher is an undeniably talented photographer that captures nature at its best. Dedicated to his work, he will wait for hours in hot, uncomfortable, dangerous, and damp conditions to get the picture he desires. The mesme...

Punk rock saved my life

Andy Black sings about experiences that fans can relate to

Jason Turner, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a piece about why I like live music. Now I want to talk about why I like music in general, but mainly in punk, metal, hardcore and alternative genres. Although I do sometimes write about different types of bands, the majority of my pieces concern artists that would gener...

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