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The live music focus is on local acts, starting with tonight’s “Ladies of Lakeland II” showcase of five solo artists at The Pink Piano (video). Dan Signor‘s fans have three chances to see him this weekend (details below). And Bully For You cranks up the covers at Ybor Cigars & Spirits Saturday. More listings after the jump.
“I was expecting more photographs of despair, and I didn’t see that,” said Steve Turbeville of Lighthouse Ministries. The photos, taken by 32 people from Lighthouse and Talbot House Ministries, will be displayed at the First United Methodist Church welcome center May 5-June 2.
Look for some triple plays this weekend: a trio of special events downtown Friday evening and a couple of indie-rock three-packs: On Friday:
- Jah Movement plays reggae and other island rhythms at Lakeland’s Green Celebration at the Lake Mirror Amphitheater.
- Across the lake, Glass House Point headlines a show at LkldLive that also showcases Spirit & the Cosmic Heart and Hoss.
- Weather for Strangers and Jason Baker entertain at the Polk Museum of Art’s third annual Art+Music event.
The other triple decker: Almondy Brown, Mr.Handsome and Laundromat play 801 E. Main Saturday night. More music after the jump.
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The Polk Theatre was filled to near capacity Friday night when Big Bad Voodoo Daddy played an evening of jazz and swing, including the three Louies who influenced them: Armstrong, Jordan and Prima.
Live music highlights include two touring bands: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy bring retro swing to the Polk Theatre Friday, and the Honey Creepers dish soulful Americana at Among Friends Music on Saturday. Also, sample some Lakeland singer-songwriters at LkldLive Saturday night. More listings after the jump.
Three events this weekend and next premiere an animated film commissioned by Platform Art to call attention to the endangered Florida Scrub Jay.