• 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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Press Releases

Magical Monday with Ken Lawson

A Special Magical Monday

Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, has announced a special Magical Monday session to be held on February 17, 2014 at 10:30a.m. The session will feature, Ken Lawson, Secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, reading a children’s e-book, Follow Your Dreams in Florida, You […]

Arts, Culture & Heritage Application Workshop Video

The application period for sponsorship of events taking place in Fiscal Year 2014-2015 (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2015) is now open. You can download the application at the following link:  www.visitcentralflorida.org/tdc . The application period closes on Friday, February 28 and ALL applications are due by 4:00 p.m.that day (applications must be in hand and not postmarked by this […]

One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising – Women’s Rights Gallery Exhibit

Art Exhibition – February 3-20, 2014, Gallery Hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm Reception Thursday, February 6, 2014 5:30-7:30pm Polk State College Visual Arts is hosting an art exhibition that Raises awareness about Domestic Violence, supports Women’s rights, and promotes art with a social context. This exhibition will provide the community with an cultural event and students […]

Bok Tower Gardens Oval Lawn, New Entry Perspective

Bok Tower Gardens Announces $12 Million Initiative to Build New Garden Spaces

Children’s Garden ▪ Outdoor Kitchen ▪ Florida Wild Garden ▪ Accessibility • Tower Restoration ▪ New Entry Sequence ▪ Horticultural Improvements ▪ Expanded Café Seating ▪ Pollinator Garden ▪ Exhibit Hall Renovations “Preserve the Legacy, Steward the Future” On the occasion of its 85th anniversary, Bok Tower Gardens is embarking on a $12 million capital […]

Feb 1 & 2: Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates Founder’s Day Weekend

February 1 & 2 – Founder’s Day Weekend 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Join Bok Tower Gardens in celebrating our 85th anniversary with a weekend of up-close and-personal experiences at the Gardens. The Gardens is open free of charge on Saturday, February 1 in honor of this special occasion, with a variety of activities taking […]

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