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Friday, July 31, 2015
Bogus Pomp Electric Band
Bogus Pomp Electric Band, Friday, July 31, 8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. General admission is $20. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.
Zappa enthusiasts won’t want to miss either night in the intimacy of the Palladium’s Side Door nightclub when the 10-piece Bogus Pomp Electric Band – sans the additional 15-piece chamber ensemble that comprises the Bogus Pomp Orchestra – comes to the stage with different rock sets each night.
Those who attend are likely to hear these Zappa classics such as “Zoot Alures,” “The Grand Wazoo,” “Dupree’s Paradise” and “Sinister Footwear.” Led by Jerry Outlaw, these shows will also feature actor, national touring standup comic and vocalist Ward Smith who, just a few weeks ago, brought the house down here at the Side Door.
Bogus Pomp is known for their improvisational performances and now with Smith’s inclusion in these shows, get ready for even more fun, more random crazy and if you can believe it, even more general buffoonery.
“Mame,” with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman; July 11 through Aug. 9, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 498-5205 or visit www.freefalltheatre.com.
Performances are Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets prices vary depending upon performance time.
“One Slight Hitch,” by Lewis Black; July 10 through Aug. 2, with previews July 8 and 9; presented by American Stage Theatre, a professional equity theater, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org.
Generally, main stage performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29 to $59 depending on the date and time of the performance.
ST. PETERSBURG – “The Messengers: Contemporary Abstract Portraiture,” by Kristin Beauvois, will run July 31 through Aug. 22, at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.
An opening reception will be presented Friday, July 31, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $50 a person. Visit The Studio@620 online at www.studio620.org or call 895-6620 for information and gallery hours by appointment.
“Preoccupied with the elusiveness of identity, my intentions are to create a body of portraiture that depicts moments of vulnerability that are then fictionalized by a mix of memory and imagination,” said Kristin Beauvois in a press release. “Because the mind and its memories are capricious in nature they distort what my eyes see as truth and the paintings become something between the actual experience and my recollection of it.”
The artist will also lead an ink and watercolor workshop on Saturday, Aug. 8, 6 to 9 p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to try their hand at creating experimental abstract portraits. Beauvois will talk about her art and creative process at the closing reception on Friday, Aug. 28, 6 p.m.
Celebrating its third season and founded by Steinway Artist Rebecca Penneys, the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, held at University of South Florida School of Music, includes an international faculty, free concerts, wide-ranging classes and private study for 37 college age participants from 20 countries.
RPPF is a nonprofit 501(c)3 and a tuition-free gift for all pianists. It encourages and supports the uniqueness of each student’s talents and career goals. During RPPF many generations of pianists share their performing and teaching expertise with one another and the public.
The festival also includes the RPPF Ambassador Series, which presents these young aspiring artists in recitals throughout the Tampa Bay area during the festival and nation-wide during the academic year.
The 2015 festival pianists will announce their varied program from the stage. Join us for an inspiring and wonderful evening.