Greater Tuna

A second-stage production in the Frank Lloyd Wright Theatre-in-the-Round. By Jaston Williams. Joe Sears, and Ed Howard Directed by Mary T. Albright Greater Tuna is a hilarious and irreverent comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of Tuna citizens – men, women, […]

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; […]

Native American Literature and Culture: A Discussion with Diane Glancy and Dr. Rachel Luckenbill

Join in the conversation as guest author Diane Glancy and Dr. Rachel Luckenbill (Professor of English at Southeastern) dialogue about their research of nineteenth and twentieth century Apache prisoners of war from historic Forts Sill and Marion. Award winning Cherokee writer Diane Glancy has published an impressive 45 works including novels and collections of short […]

Poetry Reading: The Keyboard Letters

Diane Glancy shares with the audience selections from her newest, prize-winning work. QWERTYUIOPASDFGHJKLZXCVBNM The Keyboard Letters speaks to the notion of poetry as a map as well as the infinite variety of combinations of the alphabet that enable our different searches for meaning.   Award winning Cherokee writer Diane Glancy has published an impressive 45 works […]

The Shadow’s Horse: A Poetry Reading

Award-winning poet/playwright/novelist Diane Glancy reads from her book “The Shadow’s Horse” in the Lakeland Public Library (100 Lake Morton Drive) Meeting Room on Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. A Q & A session will follow. Ms. Glancy is the author of 14 books in multiple genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and playwriting. Born to a […]

Unpland Improv

Unpland Improv is an improvisational stand-up comedy show that airs on multiple networks. Our talented students use their keen wit to entertain the audience through clean and humorous skits.  At 7 & 9pm on Fridays: Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 27, Nov 10, Feb 16, Mar 2.

Florida Phil Season Opener

Enjoy light classics to classical repertoire from Morton Gould to Tchaikovsky in the Florida Philharmonia Orchestra 2017-18 season opening concert.

Choral Concert: Celebrating God’s Creation

Our magnificent singers convene for an awe-inspiring performance of lyrical fashion.

Postponed due to Hurricane Irma – 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium

This event will be rescheduled. INVITATION to ATTEND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 / 8AM-11:30AM Doors Open 7:30am The focus of the 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium, “Educating an Innovative Workforce,” is connecting the dots by infusing arts into education to drive outcomes. This year’s Symposium features: Drumbeat Musical Futures (Rock N Roll Academy) STEM – […]

Hurricane Update: Polk Museum of Art Will Reopen on Sept 17

Polk Museum of Art

Due to disruptions caused by Hurricane Irma, the Museum has rescheduled, postponed, or canceled several events: Polk State Day originally scheduled Sept. 7 is rescheduled for Sept. 19 Art Lab originally scheduled Sept. 9 is rescheduled for Sept. 23. VSA Student Reception originally scheduled Sept. 9 and rescheduled for Sept. 16 is postponed until further notice. The […]

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