The Polk Arts Alliance has hired former Harrison School of the Arts Principal Daryl Ward to serve as the nonprofit organization’s next executive director.
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LkldNow Readers Favored Entertainment, Health News in 2021
Entertainment and health articles drew the largest audiences on LkldNow in 2021, reflecting both interest in COVID-19 prevention and perhaps ways to find respite from the pandemic.
Lkld Live, a Spunky Arts Nonprofit, Folding at the End of 2021
Lkld Live, a 6-year-old nonprofit arts organization that gave a platform to musicians and artists that they might not find at commercial venues, is folding at the end of December.
Meri Mass Retiring as Polk Arts Alliance Executive Director
Like the Artists’ Hall of Fame she established with the Polk History Center, Meri Mass prepares to retire on a personal walk of fame leaving a trail of accomplishments as an arts advocate and collaborator for arts and sports tourism.
Former Lakeland Worship Singer Gets a Second Shot at Stardom on ‘The Voice’
For Jeremy Rosado, a former Lakeland worship leader, 2021 has been a year of second chances. A few months after recovering from COVID-19, he found out he would be a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.”
Lakeland Symphony, Polk Museum Pair Music With Visual Art
A collaboration between the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra and the Polk Museum of Art resulted in an exhibition pairing musical pieces with related visual art, Bay News 9 reports. A related gallery concert has been sold out. MORE: The exhibition Source: Bay News 9
Re-christened Lakeland Symphony Looks to New Season, With Changes
In the wake of the chaos left by the Covid crisis, some nonprofit organizations emerged with new goals, names and plans. Polk County’s only professional orchestra is no exception. After being known for more than 30 years as the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, it will enter the 2021-2022 season as the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra, the name […]
Couple Shares Their Journeys with ‘Spirits’ Gallery at Polk Museum
Dr. Alan “Rico” Rich points to his favorite object in the collection of African and Oceanic art that he and his wife, Linda, acquired over the years. It is an imposing 4-foot tall wooden figure, carved from a single piece of wood, painted and embellished with woven grass and shells, given to him by the […]
Bookstore Owners Encouraged Following Covid’s Challenges
The 16 months since COVID-19 struck have been hard for independent bookstores, but the owners of three Lakeland shops specializing in used books say they are are ready for a new chapter, eager to move forward and working hard to make Lakeland a destination for bibliophiles.
Lineup Announced for Swan City Piano Festival
The organizers of this weekend’s Swan City Piano Festival have announced the three-day event’s schedule, and piano enthusiasts can expect to hear everything from the classical repertoire to Gershwin to new works likely not heard before in Lakeland.