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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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