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BlueNotes’ blogger offers a rave review of Palladium’s Boogie Woogie Stomp

Jim White writes the BlueNotes’ blog for the Pittsburg Post-Gazette and divides his time between Pittsburg and our The Burg. Here, repeated with his permission, is his report on our Boogie Woogie Blues Piano Stomp. For more check out: http://communityvoices.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/arts-entertainment-living/blue-notes/27268-boogie-n-blues-piano-feast First published Monday, Jan. 30: At the risk of repeating[…]

Bugilisi Dance Theatre and Rigoletto featured in the St. Petersburg Times

Times arts writer John Fleming did a wonderful preview of Buglisi Dance Theatre’s upcoming performance in Sunday’s arts section. The New York City company, which features St. Petersburg’s own Helen Hansen French, appears Thursday night at 7 p.m. If you missed it here’s the link: http://www.tampabay.com/features/performingarts/buglisi-dance-theatre-previews-new-work-at-palladium–in-st-petersburg/1146161 Fleming also wrote a[…]

St. Petersburg dancer returns home as a principal with The Buglisi Dance Theatre for a Palladium show

The young company Buglisi Dance Theatre renews the Graham technique in all its full-bodied glory…Everything is here: those potent torsos, contracting, releasing, spiraling; legs, arms and heads alert to every surge of emotion. They have inherited her theatrical mastery of lighting, costumes and stage space, her way of making us feel that each dance is an encounter with destiny.
Margo Jefferson, The New York Times

The Palladium’s Celtic Music Series kicks off in November with the “mind-blowing Irish folk music” of Solas

The Palladium goes Celtic in November with three great concerts, starting on Friday, Nov. 5 with Solas. The series also features Celtic Harpist Patrick Ball on Friday, Nov. 12 and the legendary Scottish group, The Battlefield Band on Sunday, Nov. 21.  I’ll have more on Patrick Ball and Battlefield Band in future[…]

New American Theater debuts at the Palladium

 Brian Becker’s dream of a Tampa Bay theater company devoted to musicals comes to life this weekend at the Palladium. The rollicking gas station-and-grill musical Pump Boys and Dinettes opens for a two-week run on the Hough Hall stage. Brian has worked incredibly hard to bring New American Theater to life. The company has[…]

Palladium to host Jeff Norton Theater Awards

  The Tampa Bay theater community is still mourning the loss of Jeff Norton, the actor and teacher who was tragically murdered in July.  Now, the leaders of some of the area’s professional theaters have created a fitting memorial for him – The Jeff Norton Awards. (http://stpetersburg.broadwayworld.com/article/Tampa_Bay_Theatres_Announce_Awards_Named_In_Honor_of_Artist_Jeff_Norton_20100914) The awards will honor[…]

Palladium: A new season and a new experience

For tickets and detailed information on shows currently on sale click here. The Palladium’s new season kicked off last weekend with a shimmering production of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. A great cast, a lyrical score built around waltz times and a tear-inducing rendition of “Send In The Clowns.” We’re happy[…]

St. Petersburg Times finds theater blooming at the Palladium

 Fine Arts writer John Fleming featured two Palladium theater companies in his article on Sunday. The Blue Scarf Collective shows are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The New American Theater debuts in September. For the full story click this link:  http://www.tampabay.com/features/performingarts/st-petersburg-theater-scene-is-booming/1106332

Palladium favorite Rosa Rio is gone

Rosa Rio, the 107-year-old master of the theater organ and the piano, died Thursday. She went peacefully, says her husband, Bill Yeoman. We were so fortunate to have her on the Palladium stage for the past two years. And I was blessed to know her and, on occasion, sing with[…]

The Palladium goes POP this Summer!

Summer in Florida has always been a time to forget your troubles and have some fun. That’s why the Palladium is ramping up the fun-quotient with six pop concerts in June, July and August. You like ’60s pop stars? We’ve got two of the biggest – Peter Noone of Herman’s[…]

Firefall’s Palladium Show Has A Tampa Tie

Back in the mid-1970s the critics dubbed Firefall a “Supergroup,” filled with players with impressive musical resumes. Not all of the groups given that moniker lived up to the title, but Firefall was that and more. And Jim Mason, now a resident of the Tampa Bay area, was a big[…]

Sophie Milman in the SP Times!

Sophie Milman, the rising jazz talent appearing this Thursday at the Palladium, is profiled by Philip Booth in this week’s edition of the St. Petersburg Times. Born in Russia, raised in Israel and now living in Toronto, Milman has made a name for herself in jazz circles for taking pop[…]

How Blue Can We Get?

The Palladium is recognized as Tampa Bay’s best venue for live jazz. But in the past year, we’ve become home to some of the best blues shows as well.  Damon Fowler, Roy Book Binder, Dr. John, The Sauce Boss, and boogie-woogie piano legend Bob Seeley are among the great blues acts we’ve hosted[…]

Come try the Palladium Theater’s new front doors!

Thanks to St. Petersburg College, the restoration of the historic Palladium Theater is continuing.  While a lot of improvements – like our new air conditioning and wiring – aren’t easy to see, our latest renovation project will be visible to everyone. This week workers are replacing all of our front doors. […]

Roy Book Binder – Travelin’ Man

What you remember about a Roy Book Binder performance is his mastery of delta blues guitar, his knowledge of the genre and its now-legendary performers, and, his dry wit. I first heard Roy in the early 1980s playing at a new-age, vegetarian restaurant north of USF called the Sprout House.[…]

A conversation with Noel Paul Stookey

“We sat down on the floor in an apartment in New York City and came up with a tune was very exciting…collaboration in that era was a brand new ballgame for me,” Stookey said. “I think (Bob) Dylan’s strong presence, ideologically, contributed to a lot of writers taking chances and speaking out of their personal perspective.”

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