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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Art Teachers’ Art Show
Art Teachers’ Art Show, through Aug. 1, at the Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. The center will present artwork by members of the Pinellas Art Education Association.
This exclusive exhibit features more than 60 pieces of mixed medium artwork created by artists who teach art at Pinellas County’s elementary, middle and high schools.
Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 a.m.
Dinner and Jazz Series at the MFA featuring New York Guitar Cats
The seventh annual Dinner and Jazz Series at the MFA featuring New York Guitar Cats, Friday, Aug. 1, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory, at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
Admission is $5 for museum members and their guests and $10 for nonmembers. Cost includes admission to the entire museum, as well as to the world premiere of My Generation: Young Chinese Artists. Visit www.fine-arts.org.
The series spotlights some of the best jazz in the area. The MFA Café will be open for dinner, and beer and wine will be available. Table reservations are strongly recommended. Call the café at 822-1032.
An audience favorite throughout the area, the New York Guitar Cats – Gary Relkin and Greg Smith – favor contemporary jazz and modern harmonies, with bebop, rhythm and blues, Brazilian, and pop added for good measure. They have been greatly influenced by the likes of Pat Metheny and Chick Corea. Both attended the illustrious Berklee College of Music in Boston, with its superlative jazz program.
Maxwell, Friday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $41. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
In concert, the artist is lauded for his impeccable vocals, his connection to his audience and the sheer physicality of his performance.
Maxwell signed to Columbia Records at the tender age of 21. He had already composed more than 300 songs before signing on to the major label. The Brooklyn born phenomenon soon took the music world by storm with his debut album, “Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite.”
The Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist began redefining classic soul music for a new generation with the release of the critically acclaimed debut in 1996. Fueled in part by the certified gold single “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder),” the album achieved double platinum status. The debut also received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album.
Tampa Bay Comic Con, Aug. 1-3, at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa. Hours will be Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There also will be after hours programming, from 6 p.m. to midnight, on Friday and Saturday.
Celebrity guests will include appearances by Marc Summers, Richard Madden, Pedro Pascal, John Rhys-Davies, Evan Peters, Caity Lotz, Brighton Sharbino, Daniel Cudmore, Kyla Kenedy and others. Jim Steranko and Marv Wolfman will be the guests of honor with other comic book creators featured such as Mike Zeck, Cullen Bunn, Frank Brunner, John Beatty and Bob Camp.