Photo: Rob/Harris Productions, Inc. Theater lovers coming and going from live events enjoy the fare at the Straz Center’s homebrewed coffeehouse, SteamHeat, tucked beside the Shimberg Playhouse along the red brick walkway to Carol Morsani Hall. But how many patrons under the age of 66 understand the origin of the shop’s name, or know the... Continue Reading →
In Honor of National One-Hit Wonder Day, We Present The Wondies!
One-hit wonders are fascinating. Some are once-in-a-generation synchronizations of material and cultural climate — the music-industry equivalent of being in the right place at the right time. Others are just, you know, funny. Despite their various origins, styles and critical receptions, though, they’re all related via that one weird similarity: They are all songs attributed... Continue Reading →
From Opera To Spanish Rhythms, Straz celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Tampa has a long history tied to Latin cultures, dating back to 1539 and the arrival of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto to the Tampa Bay region. That historical tie continues more than 470 years later when the Straz Center for the Performing Arts participates in National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15... Continue Reading →