• An Evening with Ron White

    Lakeland, FL – Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon returns to The RP Funding Center with his new stand-up show on Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. Having earned two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, three of the top rated one-hour TV […]

  • A Spirit of Gratitude Choral Concert

    Featuring the FSC Concert Choir, Beth Gibbs, conductor We are grateful for so many things in our lives, and this concert is designed to help us remember our blessings and to express that gratitude through song. At the beginning of this Thanksgiving week, we ask that you join Beth Gibbs – and FSC’s Concert Choir […]

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Burt Shelove and Larry Gelbart Directed by Scott Cook; Musical direction by Shannon Schrumm Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent – and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, […]

  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze

    Lakeland, FL ― Cirque Dreams Holidaze the critically-acclaimed stage extravaganza that is a cirque spectacle …Broadway musical…and family show all in one lights up the holiday season with its 10th Anniversary National Tour returning to the RP Funding Center on November 17th at 7:30 p.m. Created by Cirque Dreams Founder and Broadway Director Neil Goldberg, Cirque […]

  • RAW TV

    RAW (Real and Willing) TV is a student-led talk show in which panelists explore their faith with tough questions and authentic answers. RAW TV is broadcast via multiple networks nation-wide and has been going strong for 21 seasons.  7pm & 9pm on each show evening, Sept 20; Oct 18; Nov 1, 15, 29; Feb 21; […]

  • Window to the East Orchestra Concert

    Featuring the FSC Symphony Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Showcasing music inspired by – or written by – Asian composers, Kira Omelchenko and her FSC Symphony Orchestra present an evening of music which provides a glimpse into the Eastern Hemisphere, featuring works by Ivan Borodin, Claude Debussy, Takashi Yoshimatsu, and Tan Dun. In addition, music faculty […]

  • Art-i-facts Holiday (Nov-Dec) 2017

    Enjoy the on-screen edition of the November-December (Holiday) 2017 Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the “Click to Read” text below.

  • Winter Wonderettes – On Sale Now! (Dec 1-17)

    WINTER WONDERETTES Presented by Wayne T. Fellows. Inc. The Wonderettes are back in a scrumptious musical confection of holiday hits! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Happening but when Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring […]

  • Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Report (AEP5)

    The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study was conducted by Americans for the Arts in collaboration and partnership with the Polk Arts Alliance and the Cultural Arts Council of Polk County in 2016. Click the link to view/download the 2-page summary (pdf): 2-page infographic View/download the complete report (pdf) by clicking the link: FL_PolkCounty_AEP5_CustomizedReport. View a 2-page summary […]

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Haines City Community Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season

After being dark for nearly 2 seasons while they searched for a new home, Haines City Community Theatre is pleased to announce their upcoming season for 2014-2015. They will open in their new location, the old library building located at 303 Ledwith Avenue in front of Lake Eva Park,  just down the street from their old home. […]

PMoA Features ‘All Decked Out’ Skateboard Artworks

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents a selection of contemporary artworks associated with skateboarding in the new exhibition, “All Decked Out,” which will be on display in the Perkins Gallery from April 26 through July 20. As part of Innoskate 2014, this exhibition will celebrate the artistic and innovative spirit of skateboarding. Polk Museum of […]

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May Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

EXHIBITIONS Site Specifics: Works by Dan Gunderson & Barbara Sorensen Through June 8 This exhibition will include installations by two Central Florida artists, Dan Gunderson of Deland and Barbara Sorensen of Winter Park. Working collaboratively, these two artists will transform the Museum with their site-specific installations that will provide visitors an opportunity to experience art […]

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Children’s Museum Serves as Venue for Chagall for Children Traveling Exhibit

Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland serves as a venue for the world class Chagall for Children traveling exhibit. The Chagall for Children exhibit is having its soft opening now, with the grand opening during the 33rd Annual Children’s Festival on April 12.  The interactive exhibit runs through […]

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Flowers, Flowers Everywhere! Peak Bloom Season at Bok Tower Gardens now through mid-March

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Peak bloom season has officially arrived at Bok Tower Gardens, one of the best times of year to visit the National Historic Landmark. During this annual rite of spring, visitors can observe more than 150 varieties of camellias and hundreds of azaleas along with nun’s orchids, irises, coral bean, Mexican flame […]

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