Events

2018 Jaycees Christmas Parade

2018 Jaycees Christmas Parade

Come join us for the 2018 PCFL Jaycees Sunset Christmas Parade brought to you by the PCFL Jaycees and The City of Panama City! The parade will begin at 12th Street and Harrison Avenue and end at 4th Street and Harrison Avenue.  There will be a Christmas Village...

COMMUNITY EVENTS


Holiday by the Bay

12-17-2018

Presented by Panama City POPS Orchestra at Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center , Lynn Haven
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

Sponsored by George Gainer's Bay Automotive, "Holiday by the Bay" is a free family concert to ring in the season.  Guest vocalists and even Santa will join the festivities.  You won't want to miss it.  Tickets are FREE, but you must have a...

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Sponsored by George Gainer's Bay Automotive, "Holiday by the Bay" is a free family concert to ring in the season.  Guest vocalists and even Santa will join the festivities.  You won't want to miss it.  Tickets are FREE, but you must have a ticket, available Saturday, December 8 through Saturday, December 15 (closed Sunday), 10:00am-4:00pm at Panama City Center for the Arts.

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Travelers Photography Exhibit~ Photographs by Maureen Joyner, Larry Joyner & David Capes

01-12-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 18 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 19 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 20 @ 11:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 22 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 26 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 27 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 29 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jan 01 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jan 02 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jan 03 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jan 04 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jan 05 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jan 08 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jan 09 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jan 10 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jan 11 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jan 12 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Travelers ~ Photographs by Maureen Joyner, Larry Joyner, David Capes.

On display November 16 - January 12, 2019. Join us January 11, 5:30 - 7:30pm for a closing reception and celebration of The Light Room's two year anniversary!

 

Travelers ~ Photographs by Maureen Joyner, Larry Joyner, David Capes.

On display November 16 - January 12, 2019. Join us January 11, 5:30 - 7:30pm for a closing reception and celebration of The Light Room's two year anniversary!

 

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Tags:   Free Galleries/Exhibits Photography / FilmVisual Art

On Golden Pond

01-20-2019

Presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre at Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center, Lynn Haven
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 04 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 05 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

by Ernest Thompson

This touching dramatic comedy is about an aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with...

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by Ernest Thompson

This touching dramatic comedy is about an aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé Bill Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

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Tags:   TheatreStage

Dr Andy Lagrimas, Pianist & Jared Starr, Violin

01-06-2019

Presented by Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church at Gulf Beach Presbyterian, Panama City Beach
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 06 @ 7:00 pm

Dr. Lagrimas has performed solo and collaborative recitals throughout the East Coast, including a number of appearances as a collaborative pianist at Carnegie Hall. He was a finalist in Florida State University’s annual competitive piano...

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Dr. Lagrimas has performed solo and collaborative recitals throughout the East Coast, including a number of appearances as a collaborative pianist at Carnegie Hall. He was a finalist in Florida State University’s annual competitive piano festival and is active throughout Georgia and Florida as a recital, choral, and church accompanist
Dr. Jared Starr thrives as a dedicated string educator and versatile performer.   He has been fortunate to play on stages with today’s greatest musicians including Joshua Bell, William Preucil, Noah Bendix-Balgley, the Turtle Island String Quartet, and Bella Hristova

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Tags:   Classical/Opera ConcertsMusic

Beginning Photography Class

02-07-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 10 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Feb 07 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

A hands-on class for learning about camera operation. Start from scratch and become familiar with your camera’s most important features, and how they translate into the photograph. This course covers ISO, aperture & shutter speed, metering for...

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A hands-on class for learning about camera operation. Start from scratch and become familiar with your camera’s most important features, and how they translate into the photograph. This course covers ISO, aperture & shutter speed, metering for light, focus, focal length and more. Lessons include hands-on and outdoor practice (weather permitting). The goal is to trust your choices more than Auto mode! Camera required. *Best for DSLRs, mirrorless or any camera with “Manual” mode but all cameras welcome!

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Tags:   Photography / Film Visual ArtGalleries/Exhibits

Advanced Photography Class

02-09-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 09 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

As a follow up to our Intermediate class, continue to experiment with photographing challenging subjects and expanding your skill set. We’ll do an interior/exterior architectural shoot, a portrait shoot with emphasis on lighting and posing, a...

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As a follow up to our Intermediate class, continue to experiment with photographing challenging subjects and expanding your skill set. We’ll do an interior/exterior architectural shoot, a portrait shoot with emphasis on lighting and posing, a long exposure landscape shoot, and set up and practice off-camera flash. In the final meeting, bring your most important photos and get feedback and direction from an in-depth critique.

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Tags:   Photography / FilmVisual Art

Composition for Photographers

02-13-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Wed, Feb 06 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

A class on creative seeing. Each week we’ll sharpen your eye by honing in on a different element of composition: perspective, framing, line, shape, pattern, texture, color, balance and symmetry. The goal is to be more intentional in your...

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A class on creative seeing. Each week we’ll sharpen your eye by honing in on a different element of composition: perspective, framing, line, shape, pattern, texture, color, balance and symmetry. The goal is to be more intentional in your photography – seeing good composition faster,  making the photo rather than taking it. Examples for inspiration, in-class shooting, weekly assignments and critiques will help you pull it all together into remarkable photos.

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Tags:   Photography / FilmVisual Art

Cruising the Med

01-19-2019

Presented by Panama City POPS Orchestra at Marina Civic Center, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm

The POPS departs for a melodious tour of the Mediterranean and dazzles with the music of some of Italy’s and Spain’s most beloved composers.  Respighi’s stunning tone poem,

“The Pines of Rome,” envisions Italy’s capital city past...

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The POPS departs for a melodious tour of the Mediterranean and dazzles with the music of some of Italy’s and Spain’s most beloved composers.  Respighi’s stunning tone poem,

“The Pines of Rome,” envisions Italy’s capital city past and present, while de Falla’s brilliant ballet,“The Three-Cornered Hat,” entertains with operatic overtones of love, jealousy and disguise. Magnifico!

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Tags:   Classical/Opera ConcertsMusic

Intro to Adobe Lightroom

02-26-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Feb 05 @ 5:30 pm + 3 more dates and times

Tue, Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

This session will include a sixth class meeting so that you can spend more time practicing your new skills on your images!

Topics covered include:

1) Library Module (Organization & Import)

2) Develop Module 1 (Basic Panel, Sharpening, and...

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This session will include a sixth class meeting so that you can spend more time practicing your new skills on your images!

Topics covered include:

1) Library Module (Organization & Import)

2) Develop Module 1 (Basic Panel, Sharpening, and Noise Reduction)

3) Develop Module 2 (Adjustments, Crop Tool, Spot Removal, Redeye Removal, Graduated and Radial Filters, and the Adjustment Brush. Discuss use of Previous and Sync)

4) Collections (Organizing your Photos, Collections, Collection Sets, Sharing)

5) Lightroom Mobile (Using LR Mobile on phone and tablets, Editing photos in Mobile, Shared Collections, Facebook, Instagram, email)

6) Practice working with your images.

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Tags:   Photography / FilmVisual Art

Florida’s Self-taught Renegade Artists with Gary Monroe

01-25-2019

Presented by at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm

Introducing people to the world of Outsider art, this vivid PowerPoint-assisted lecture focuses on art that has been created by uninitiated artists who are distinguished by their idiosyncrasies and wild visions. Their works fly in the face of...

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Introducing people to the world of Outsider art, this vivid PowerPoint-assisted lecture focuses on art that has been created by uninitiated artists who are distinguished by their idiosyncrasies and wild visions. Their works fly in the face of traditional art-making and is guaranteed to shake long-standing foundations. In recent years Outsider art has been co-opted into the museum culture, thereby altering our views about the nature of art and aesthetics. In this presentation, Mr. Monroe introduces twelve remarkable self-taught Florida artists, while exposing the ideas which led to their renegade creations.

Support for the Speaker Series is provided by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

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Tags:   Stage Storytelling/Spoken WordVisual Art

Music by David Seering, Sinatra Inspired Musical Mastery

01-27-2019

Presented by Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church at Gulf Beach Presbyterian, Panama City Beach
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm

David Seering, who is recognized as one of the most versatile entertainers in America. David’s music journey began at the age of three when he started playing piano and singing by ear, only to evolve into a style of his own.

His ability takes...

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David Seering, who is recognized as one of the most versatile entertainers in America. David’s music journey began at the age of three when he started playing piano and singing by ear, only to evolve into a style of his own.

His ability takes him from behind the piano as a marvelous solo pianist and vocalist, to commanding a stage as a remarkable entertainer with a 16 piece orchestra as his back up.

David’s career has taken him from being the lead vocalist for the United States Armed Forces Band to performing with such notable groups as the USC Symphony Orchestra, The Tulsa Pops Orchestra, The Lovell Ives Orchestra, as well as the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. David has performed by invitation for two US Presidents, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan, as well as Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris, and Louisiana Governor Mike Foster.

“I’ve been honored to share my stage with entertainers such as Mickey Gilly, BJ Thomas, Helen Ready, TG Shepard, Phyllis Diller, Mickey Rooney, and the Great Cab Calloway just to name a few.”

David also gives much of his time and talent to several charitable organizations including NW Florida Children in Crisis, NW Florida Children’s Advocacy Center, Walton County Sheriff’s Posse, and the North East Wisconsin Cerebral Palsy Telethon of which he has hosted for over 25 years.

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An Evening of Jazz and Multicolored Memories with Dr. Kitty Oliver

02-01-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 01 @ 6:00 pm

A professionally-performed cabaret performance of inspirational jazz vocals* and literary stories tracing the common journey of native-born Americans and immigrants as we adapt to life in a diverse society and social change on a global scale. Dr....

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A professionally-performed cabaret performance of inspirational jazz vocals* and literary stories tracing the common journey of native-born Americans and immigrants as we adapt to life in a diverse society and social change on a global scale. Dr. Kitty Oliver shares personal experiences moving from segregation to integration to multicultural diversity in the international arena drawing on poignant, humorous, revealing reflections as an author, race relations oral historian, national media personality and recording artist who talks about race in a hopeful, healing way. This innovative “Race and Change” program has family-friendly appeal to audiences across races, ethnicities, cultures and generations using music and storytelling to relate history to the present and bringing together people across cultures for an inspirational, entertaining event. Musical Director, Tim Jack

Support for the Speaker Series is provided by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Jazz/Blues Stage Storytelling/Spoken WordMusic

The Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrews

02-10-2019

Presented by Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church at Gulf Beach Presbyterian, Panama City Beach
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm

The Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrews began in November of 2013 in the quaint little shop on Lake Ware known as Little Village. Since that time the small group of 25 has now increased to over 140 strong and still growing. The Ukulele Orchestra of...

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The Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrews began in November of 2013 in the quaint little shop on Lake Ware known as Little Village. Since that time the small group of 25 has now increased to over 140 strong and still growing. The Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrews is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation and promotion of the ukulele through community outreach, education and performance. The Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrews strives to create a welcoming atmosphere. Proceeds from the concert benefit supporting performance and music education in Bay County, FL and the Community Food Pantry at Gulf Beach Presbyterian.

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Cell Phone Photography Workshop

02-16-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm

This workshop will give you tips on seeing creative composition and good light, exposure, how to get the highest quality image, settings to tweak and those to avoid, along with apps for quick editing and sharing. We’ll discuss the strengths and...

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This workshop will give you tips on seeing creative composition and good light, exposure, how to get the highest quality image, settings to tweak and those to avoid, along with apps for quick editing and sharing. We’ll discuss the strengths and limitations of a phone camera for portraits/people shots, close-ups, action, and low light. Open to all ages!

Never forget that all the great photographs in history were made with more primitive camera equipment than you currently own. ~ Brooks Jensen

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Tags:   Photography / FilmVisual Art

Ken Sizemore, Folk Artist

02-17-2019

Presented by Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church at Gulf Beach Presbyterian, Panama City Beach
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm

Ken Sizemore has been performing folk and early pop music all over the country for more than 50 years. As a folk singer and guitarist, Ken plays the "classic" folk music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Some of the pop artists that Ken includes...

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Ken Sizemore has been performing folk and early pop music all over the country for more than 50 years. As a folk singer and guitarist, Ken plays the "classic" folk music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Some of the pop artists that Ken includes in his repertoire are The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Neil Diamond, Jim Croce, Harry Belafonte, James Taylor, and even Elvis Presley, and he also pays tribute to country greats.

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Tags:   Concerts Folk/WorldMusic

Intermediate Photography Class

03-21-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 5:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

Once you are comfortable with your camera, learn how to tackle the most common photographic challenges: indoor/low light, night shots, portraits, action and adding in external flash. Along with hands on practice in these areas, we’ll...

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Once you are comfortable with your camera, learn how to tackle the most common photographic challenges: indoor/low light, night shots, portraits, action and adding in external flash. Along with hands on practice in these areas, we’ll strengthen your eye for composition and light. Build on what you know, and step up to the next level.

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Tags:   Photography / FilmVisual Art

"Florida Soul” From Ray Charles in the mid-1940s to KC and the Sunshine Band in the late ‘70s with Joe Capouya

03-08-2019

Presented by at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 08 @ 6:00 pm

Florida has a rich soul music heritage that’s been overlooked. Did you know that the great duo Sam and Dave (“Soul Man,’’ “Hold On, I’m Comin’’’) came out of Miami? Drawing from his book, Florida Soul, John Capouya will play...

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Florida has a rich soul music heritage that’s been overlooked. Did you know that the great duo Sam and Dave (“Soul Man,’’ “Hold On, I’m Comin’’’) came out of Miami? Drawing from his book, Florida Soul, John Capouya will play classic R&B, show vintage and contemporary photos of soul greats, and share his research into this important musical history in a presentation that’s as entertaining as it is educational.

Support for the Speaker Series is provided by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Jazz/Blues Pop/Rock Stage Storytelling/Spoken WordMusic

Heroes & Super Heroes

03-09-2019

Presented by Panama City POPS Orchestra at Marina Civic Center, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 09 @ 7:30 pm

The POPS pays tribute to the champions of our day with some of classical music’s most memorable heroes, as well as modern media’s scores and soundtracks.  You’ll be moved by Mozart’s “Jupiter, Symphony No. 1” and you’ll cheer as...

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The POPS pays tribute to the champions of our day with some of classical music’s most memorable heroes, as well as modern media’s scores and soundtracks.  You’ll be moved by Mozart’s “Jupiter, Symphony No. 1” and you’ll cheer as your favorite film and TV super heroes come alive beneath David Ott’s baton!  Bring the entire family!

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Tags:   Classical/Opera ConcertsMusic

Books That Every Floridian Should Have on the Shelf with Jeff Klinkengerg

04-05-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 05 @ 6:00 pm

While many authors have called Florida home, some truly define our state’s literary heritage. Jeff Klinkenberg will discuss some of his favorite “Florida books”, working his way up from William Bartram in 1791 to Jack E. Davis in 2017 with...

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While many authors have called Florida home, some truly define our state’s literary heritage. Jeff Klinkenberg will discuss some of his favorite “Florida books”, working his way up from William Bartram in 1791 to Jack E. Davis in 2017 with a few favorite authors—Zora Neale Hurston and Patrick Smith—in between. Whether you’re a 5th generation Floridian or a transplant from Michigan, there’s something for everyone.

Jeff Klinkenberg is a longtime journalist at the Tampa Bay Times and in 2017, was bestowed with the Florida Folk Heritage Award.

Support for the Speaker Series is provided by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Stage Storytelling/Spoken WordLiterature

Myths and Muses

04-27-2019

Presented by Panama City POPS Orchestra at Marina Civic Center, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Who inspired the composers of classical music?  What motivated the music that has survived through the ages?  You’ll know when you hear the likes of Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of A Faun” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Song of...

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Who inspired the composers of classical music?  What motivated the music that has survived through the ages?  You’ll know when you hear the likes of Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of A Faun” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Song of India.”  And tonight, The POPS welcomes critically acclaimed guest clarinetist, Richie Hawley, performing Mozart’s masterpiece, “Clarinet Concerto in A Major.”

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Oh, Florida! with Craig Pittman

05-04-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 04 @ 6:00 pm

Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punchline. As author and journalist Craig Pittman shows in his New York...

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Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punchline. As author and journalist Craig Pittman shows in his New York Times best-selling book “Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country,” it’s both of these. He recounts some of the wilder stories from Florida’s history and culture, but also shows how Florida has affected life throughout the United States.

Craig Pittman is the award-winning author of "Oh, Florida!" "The Scent of Scandal" and "Manatee Insanity," and co-author of "Paving Paradise."

Support for the Speaker Series is provided by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Storytelling/Spoken WordStage

Holiday by the Bay

12-17-2018

Presented by Panama City POPS Orchestra at Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center , Lynn Haven
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

Sponsored by George Gainer's Bay Automotive, "Holiday by the Bay" is a free family concert to ring in the season.  Guest vocalists and even Santa will join the festivities.  You won't want to miss it.  Tickets are FREE, but you must have a...

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Sponsored by George Gainer's Bay Automotive, "Holiday by the Bay" is a free family concert to ring in the season.  Guest vocalists and even Santa will join the festivities.  You won't want to miss it.  Tickets are FREE, but you must have a ticket, available Saturday, December 8 through Saturday, December 15 (closed Sunday), 10:00am-4:00pm at Panama City Center for the Arts.

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Tags:  Music

Travelers Photography Exhibit~ Photographs by Maureen Joyner, Larry Joyner & David Capes

01-12-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 18 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 19 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 20 @ 11:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 22 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 26 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 27 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 29 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jan 01 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jan 02 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jan 03 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jan 04 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jan 05 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jan 08 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jan 09 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jan 10 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jan 11 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jan 12 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Travelers ~ Photographs by Maureen Joyner, Larry Joyner, David Capes.

On display November 16 - January 12, 2019. Join us January 11, 5:30 - 7:30pm for a closing reception and celebration of The Light Room's two year anniversary!

 

Travelers ~ Photographs by Maureen Joyner, Larry Joyner, David Capes.

On display November 16 - January 12, 2019. Join us January 11, 5:30 - 7:30pm for a closing reception and celebration of The Light Room's two year anniversary!

 

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Tags:   Free Galleries/Exhibits Photography / FilmVisual Art

On Golden Pond

01-20-2019

Presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre at Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center, Lynn Haven
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 04 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 05 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

by Ernest Thompson

This touching dramatic comedy is about an aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with...

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by Ernest Thompson

This touching dramatic comedy is about an aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé Bill Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

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Tags:   TheatreStage

Dr Andy Lagrimas, Pianist & Jared Starr, Violin

01-06-2019

Presented by Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church at Gulf Beach Presbyterian, Panama City Beach
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 06 @ 7:00 pm

Dr. Lagrimas has performed solo and collaborative recitals throughout the East Coast, including a number of appearances as a collaborative pianist at Carnegie Hall. He was a finalist in Florida State University’s annual competitive piano...

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Dr. Lagrimas has performed solo and collaborative recitals throughout the East Coast, including a number of appearances as a collaborative pianist at Carnegie Hall. He was a finalist in Florida State University’s annual competitive piano festival and is active throughout Georgia and Florida as a recital, choral, and church accompanist
Dr. Jared Starr thrives as a dedicated string educator and versatile performer.   He has been fortunate to play on stages with today’s greatest musicians including Joshua Bell, William Preucil, Noah Bendix-Balgley, the Turtle Island String Quartet, and Bella Hristova

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Tags:   Classical/Opera ConcertsMusic

Beginning Photography Class

02-07-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 10 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Feb 07 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

A hands-on class for learning about camera operation. Start from scratch and become familiar with your camera’s most important features, and how they translate into the photograph. This course covers ISO, aperture & shutter speed, metering for...

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A hands-on class for learning about camera operation. Start from scratch and become familiar with your camera’s most important features, and how they translate into the photograph. This course covers ISO, aperture & shutter speed, metering for light, focus, focal length and more. Lessons include hands-on and outdoor practice (weather permitting). The goal is to trust your choices more than Auto mode! Camera required. *Best for DSLRs, mirrorless or any camera with “Manual” mode but all cameras welcome!

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Tags:   Photography / Film Visual ArtGalleries/Exhibits

Advanced Photography Class

02-09-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 09 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

As a follow up to our Intermediate class, continue to experiment with photographing challenging subjects and expanding your skill set. We’ll do an interior/exterior architectural shoot, a portrait shoot with emphasis on lighting and posing, a...

[more+]

As a follow up to our Intermediate class, continue to experiment with photographing challenging subjects and expanding your skill set. We’ll do an interior/exterior architectural shoot, a portrait shoot with emphasis on lighting and posing, a long exposure landscape shoot, and set up and practice off-camera flash. In the final meeting, bring your most important photos and get feedback and direction from an in-depth critique.

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Tags:   Photography / FilmVisual Art

Composition for Photographers

02-13-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Wed, Feb 06 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

A class on creative seeing. Each week we’ll sharpen your eye by honing in on a different element of composition: perspective, framing, line, shape, pattern, texture, color, balance and symmetry. The goal is to be more intentional in your...

[more+]

A class on creative seeing. Each week we’ll sharpen your eye by honing in on a different element of composition: perspective, framing, line, shape, pattern, texture, color, balance and symmetry. The goal is to be more intentional in your photography – seeing good composition faster,  making the photo rather than taking it. Examples for inspiration, in-class shooting, weekly assignments and critiques will help you pull it all together into remarkable photos.

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Tags:   Photography / FilmVisual Art

Cruising the Med

01-19-2019

Presented by Panama City POPS Orchestra at Marina Civic Center, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm

The POPS departs for a melodious tour of the Mediterranean and dazzles with the music of some of Italy’s and Spain’s most beloved composers.  Respighi’s stunning tone poem,

“The Pines of Rome,” envisions Italy’s capital city past...

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The POPS departs for a melodious tour of the Mediterranean and dazzles with the music of some of Italy’s and Spain’s most beloved composers.  Respighi’s stunning tone poem,

“The Pines of Rome,” envisions Italy’s capital city past and present, while de Falla’s brilliant ballet,“The Three-Cornered Hat,” entertains with operatic overtones of love, jealousy and disguise. Magnifico!

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Intro to Adobe Lightroom

02-26-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Feb 05 @ 5:30 pm + 3 more dates and times

Tue, Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

This session will include a sixth class meeting so that you can spend more time practicing your new skills on your images!

Topics covered include:

1) Library Module (Organization & Import)

2) Develop Module 1 (Basic Panel, Sharpening, and...

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This session will include a sixth class meeting so that you can spend more time practicing your new skills on your images!

Topics covered include:

1) Library Module (Organization & Import)

2) Develop Module 1 (Basic Panel, Sharpening, and Noise Reduction)

3) Develop Module 2 (Adjustments, Crop Tool, Spot Removal, Redeye Removal, Graduated and Radial Filters, and the Adjustment Brush. Discuss use of Previous and Sync)

4) Collections (Organizing your Photos, Collections, Collection Sets, Sharing)

5) Lightroom Mobile (Using LR Mobile on phone and tablets, Editing photos in Mobile, Shared Collections, Facebook, Instagram, email)

6) Practice working with your images.

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Tags:   Photography / FilmVisual Art

Florida’s Self-taught Renegade Artists with Gary Monroe

01-25-2019

Presented by at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm

Introducing people to the world of Outsider art, this vivid PowerPoint-assisted lecture focuses on art that has been created by uninitiated artists who are distinguished by their idiosyncrasies and wild visions. Their works fly in the face of...

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Introducing people to the world of Outsider art, this vivid PowerPoint-assisted lecture focuses on art that has been created by uninitiated artists who are distinguished by their idiosyncrasies and wild visions. Their works fly in the face of traditional art-making and is guaranteed to shake long-standing foundations. In recent years Outsider art has been co-opted into the museum culture, thereby altering our views about the nature of art and aesthetics. In this presentation, Mr. Monroe introduces twelve remarkable self-taught Florida artists, while exposing the ideas which led to their renegade creations.

Support for the Speaker Series is provided by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

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Tags:   Stage Storytelling/Spoken WordVisual Art

Music by David Seering, Sinatra Inspired Musical Mastery

01-27-2019

Presented by Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church at Gulf Beach Presbyterian, Panama City Beach
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm

David Seering, who is recognized as one of the most versatile entertainers in America. David’s music journey began at the age of three when he started playing piano and singing by ear, only to evolve into a style of his own.

His ability takes...

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David Seering, who is recognized as one of the most versatile entertainers in America. David’s music journey began at the age of three when he started playing piano and singing by ear, only to evolve into a style of his own.

His ability takes him from behind the piano as a marvelous solo pianist and vocalist, to commanding a stage as a remarkable entertainer with a 16 piece orchestra as his back up.

David’s career has taken him from being the lead vocalist for the United States Armed Forces Band to performing with such notable groups as the USC Symphony Orchestra, The Tulsa Pops Orchestra, The Lovell Ives Orchestra, as well as the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. David has performed by invitation for two US Presidents, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan, as well as Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris, and Louisiana Governor Mike Foster.

“I’ve been honored to share my stage with entertainers such as Mickey Gilly, BJ Thomas, Helen Ready, TG Shepard, Phyllis Diller, Mickey Rooney, and the Great Cab Calloway just to name a few.”

David also gives much of his time and talent to several charitable organizations including NW Florida Children in Crisis, NW Florida Children’s Advocacy Center, Walton County Sheriff’s Posse, and the North East Wisconsin Cerebral Palsy Telethon of which he has hosted for over 25 years.

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An Evening of Jazz and Multicolored Memories with Dr. Kitty Oliver

02-01-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 01 @ 6:00 pm

A professionally-performed cabaret performance of inspirational jazz vocals* and literary stories tracing the common journey of native-born Americans and immigrants as we adapt to life in a diverse society and social change on a global scale. Dr....

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A professionally-performed cabaret performance of inspirational jazz vocals* and literary stories tracing the common journey of native-born Americans and immigrants as we adapt to life in a diverse society and social change on a global scale. Dr. Kitty Oliver shares personal experiences moving from segregation to integration to multicultural diversity in the international arena drawing on poignant, humorous, revealing reflections as an author, race relations oral historian, national media personality and recording artist who talks about race in a hopeful, healing way. This innovative “Race and Change” program has family-friendly appeal to audiences across races, ethnicities, cultures and generations using music and storytelling to relate history to the present and bringing together people across cultures for an inspirational, entertaining event. Musical Director, Tim Jack

Support for the Speaker Series is provided by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Jazz/Blues Stage Storytelling/Spoken WordMusic

The Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrews

02-10-2019

Presented by Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church at Gulf Beach Presbyterian, Panama City Beach
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm

The Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrews began in November of 2013 in the quaint little shop on Lake Ware known as Little Village. Since that time the small group of 25 has now increased to over 140 strong and still growing. The Ukulele Orchestra of...

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The Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrews began in November of 2013 in the quaint little shop on Lake Ware known as Little Village. Since that time the small group of 25 has now increased to over 140 strong and still growing. The Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrews is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation and promotion of the ukulele through community outreach, education and performance. The Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrews strives to create a welcoming atmosphere. Proceeds from the concert benefit supporting performance and music education in Bay County, FL and the Community Food Pantry at Gulf Beach Presbyterian.

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Cell Phone Photography Workshop

02-16-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm

This workshop will give you tips on seeing creative composition and good light, exposure, how to get the highest quality image, settings to tweak and those to avoid, along with apps for quick editing and sharing. We’ll discuss the strengths and...

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This workshop will give you tips on seeing creative composition and good light, exposure, how to get the highest quality image, settings to tweak and those to avoid, along with apps for quick editing and sharing. We’ll discuss the strengths and limitations of a phone camera for portraits/people shots, close-ups, action, and low light. Open to all ages!

Never forget that all the great photographs in history were made with more primitive camera equipment than you currently own. ~ Brooks Jensen

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Ken Sizemore, Folk Artist

02-17-2019

Presented by Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church at Gulf Beach Presbyterian, Panama City Beach
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm

Ken Sizemore has been performing folk and early pop music all over the country for more than 50 years. As a folk singer and guitarist, Ken plays the "classic" folk music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Some of the pop artists that Ken includes...

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Ken Sizemore has been performing folk and early pop music all over the country for more than 50 years. As a folk singer and guitarist, Ken plays the "classic" folk music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Some of the pop artists that Ken includes in his repertoire are The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Neil Diamond, Jim Croce, Harry Belafonte, James Taylor, and even Elvis Presley, and he also pays tribute to country greats.

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Intermediate Photography Class

03-21-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 5:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

Once you are comfortable with your camera, learn how to tackle the most common photographic challenges: indoor/low light, night shots, portraits, action and adding in external flash. Along with hands on practice in these areas, we’ll...

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Once you are comfortable with your camera, learn how to tackle the most common photographic challenges: indoor/low light, night shots, portraits, action and adding in external flash. Along with hands on practice in these areas, we’ll strengthen your eye for composition and light. Build on what you know, and step up to the next level.

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"Florida Soul” From Ray Charles in the mid-1940s to KC and the Sunshine Band in the late ‘70s with Joe Capouya

03-08-2019

Presented by at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 08 @ 6:00 pm

Florida has a rich soul music heritage that’s been overlooked. Did you know that the great duo Sam and Dave (“Soul Man,’’ “Hold On, I’m Comin’’’) came out of Miami? Drawing from his book, Florida Soul, John Capouya will play...

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Florida has a rich soul music heritage that’s been overlooked. Did you know that the great duo Sam and Dave (“Soul Man,’’ “Hold On, I’m Comin’’’) came out of Miami? Drawing from his book, Florida Soul, John Capouya will play classic R&B, show vintage and contemporary photos of soul greats, and share his research into this important musical history in a presentation that’s as entertaining as it is educational.

Support for the Speaker Series is provided by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Jazz/Blues Pop/Rock Stage Storytelling/Spoken WordMusic

Heroes & Super Heroes

03-09-2019

Presented by Panama City POPS Orchestra at Marina Civic Center, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 09 @ 7:30 pm

The POPS pays tribute to the champions of our day with some of classical music’s most memorable heroes, as well as modern media’s scores and soundtracks.  You’ll be moved by Mozart’s “Jupiter, Symphony No. 1” and you’ll cheer as...

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The POPS pays tribute to the champions of our day with some of classical music’s most memorable heroes, as well as modern media’s scores and soundtracks.  You’ll be moved by Mozart’s “Jupiter, Symphony No. 1” and you’ll cheer as your favorite film and TV super heroes come alive beneath David Ott’s baton!  Bring the entire family!

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Books That Every Floridian Should Have on the Shelf with Jeff Klinkengerg

04-05-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 05 @ 6:00 pm

While many authors have called Florida home, some truly define our state’s literary heritage. Jeff Klinkenberg will discuss some of his favorite “Florida books”, working his way up from William Bartram in 1791 to Jack E. Davis in 2017 with...

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While many authors have called Florida home, some truly define our state’s literary heritage. Jeff Klinkenberg will discuss some of his favorite “Florida books”, working his way up from William Bartram in 1791 to Jack E. Davis in 2017 with a few favorite authors—Zora Neale Hurston and Patrick Smith—in between. Whether you’re a 5th generation Floridian or a transplant from Michigan, there’s something for everyone.

Jeff Klinkenberg is a longtime journalist at the Tampa Bay Times and in 2017, was bestowed with the Florida Folk Heritage Award.

Support for the Speaker Series is provided by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

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Myths and Muses

04-27-2019

Presented by Panama City POPS Orchestra at Marina Civic Center, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Who inspired the composers of classical music?  What motivated the music that has survived through the ages?  You’ll know when you hear the likes of Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of A Faun” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Song of...

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Who inspired the composers of classical music?  What motivated the music that has survived through the ages?  You’ll know when you hear the likes of Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of A Faun” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Song of India.”  And tonight, The POPS welcomes critically acclaimed guest clarinetist, Richie Hawley, performing Mozart’s masterpiece, “Clarinet Concerto in A Major.”

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Oh, Florida! with Craig Pittman

05-04-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 04 @ 6:00 pm

Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punchline. As author and journalist Craig Pittman shows in his New York...

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Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punchline. As author and journalist Craig Pittman shows in his New York Times best-selling book “Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country,” it’s both of these. He recounts some of the wilder stories from Florida’s history and culture, but also shows how Florida has affected life throughout the United States.

Craig Pittman is the award-winning author of "Oh, Florida!" "The Scent of Scandal" and "Manatee Insanity," and co-author of "Paving Paradise."

Support for the Speaker Series is provided by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

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