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Meet Joe Cruz. He’s a 31-year-old software engineer and aspiring comedy writer. You probably don’t know him, but his funny and shrewd observations are quite popular in Lakeland. We couldn’t get enough of him last month when he was entertaining us as The Lakelandist. More
A remodel and rebranding of The Poor Porker at Main Street and Lake Avenue includes upgrades to a former service station that serves as performance venue: a new sound system with outdoor speakers, air conditioning, rustic floor tiles and wall hangings that include a textile tapestry.
If you’re a teenager from Spain who has been in California for only a few years, and you’re a prodigy on the classical guitar, and it’s the early 1960s, whose music do you listen to? Why, the Beach Boys, of course.
Now the unusual and enduring friendship between Sir Angel Romero – recognized as one of the greatest classical guitarists of his generation – and the ultimate California surf band has led in roundabout fashion to Romero’s engagement as a soloist with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday. More
We’re going to start our music roundup with a couple of orchestral maneuvers. Grammy-winning guitarist Angel Romero fronts the Imperial Symphony Orchestra Tuesday performing the revered “Concierto de Aranjuez.” On Sunday, film composer Joseph DeBeasi returns to Lakeland to conduct pieces he composed for Southeastern University’s Veterans Day “Sinfonia” concert at the Polk Theatre. More
David Collins, who organized the drive to place 65 tapestries on buildings throughout Central Lakeland, sees the project as a transition toward eventually having more murals, as other cities do.
In an Instagram gallery, Meredith Pope previews many of the 60 tapestries that will be placed on buildings in Dixieland, downtown and midtown in coming weeks. They were displayed at a reception Friday night at Haus 820 and ART/ifact Studios.
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Just a few shots from the #TapestriesLakeland reception hosted by @lkldwa. It was so amazing to see all of the #murals in one spot before they become #publicart. . . . . #art #artist #outdoorart #artlife #painting #lkld #lovelakeland #florida #lakeland #mural @artifact_studios @massmarketlkld
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Sixty tapestries created by local artists to be placed on buildings in downtown, Dixieland and midtown will be on view for the first time tonight at a “VIP opening” at Haus 820. The photos below by David Dickey show organizer David Collins and artist James Hicks preparing for the event. Collins is working to overcome delays in getting some of the tapestries hung on buildings caused by the diversion of workers to Hurricane Michael recovery in North Florida.