Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The four-piece group from Pasco and Pinellas is preparing to tear it up during Rockus Maximus.
Eight bands enter, but only one can walk away the victor of Rockus Maximus. Talk to the guys behind Hang ‘Em High and it becomes clear they’re in it to win it. With two members from Palm Harbor, one from Holiday and the final from St. Petersburg, the four-piece band says it has the style and presence to wow the crowds during Pasco County Libraries’ Rockus Maximus 16. Rockus Maximus is the library system’s annual battle of the bands. It’s designed to give young bands a forum to play while also providing them an opportunity to walk away with some serious prizes, including free recording time at Clearwater’s Clear Track studios. The members of Hang ‘Em High recently took some time out from rehearsing to answer some questions for Patch …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The film is going to be one of eight movies in the Gasparilla International Film Festival’s Narrative Feature Competition.
Trinity resident Lawrence Feeney recently gave us some more good news about his movie Pharmboy. The film, which was shot in Pasco County, is going to be one of eight movies in the Gasparilla International Film Festival’s Narrative Feature Competition. We learned a while ago that the film got into the festival, but it was just announced recently which festival competition it would participate in. The Gasparilla International Film Festival runs March 19-24. Pharmboy will have its festival premiere at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22, in Tampa and will run again at 2 p.m. on Sunday March 24. Tickets can be purchased at the Gasparilla International Film Festival website or at its page on Brownpapertickets.com. The cast will be in attendance at …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
A fun filled tap dancing show you don't want to miss!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Pasco County Library System's annual battle of the bands features an online contest in addition to the March 22 competition.
There are multiple fronts to this musical showdown, and one battle just launched. Online voting for the 16th annual Rockus Maximus Battle of the bands opened Tuesday, Feb. 26. You can vote for your favorite band or bands now through March 22, said Paul Stonebridge, who runs the competition. The first-place winners of the online competition will score a $500 gift card to Encore Music in Port Richey, Stonebridge said. The runner-up nets a $250 gift card. Pasco County Libraries’ annual battle of the bands pits young local acts against each other in a competition to win free recording time from Clearwater’s Clear Track Studios and $1,000 in cash at the March 22 showdown at the Rotary Pavilion at the Concourse, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road in …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The classes for children age 7 to 14 will be held at the Progress Energy Art Gallery.
Here's some classes for children who love to explore their creativity. The Progress Energy Art Gallery will offer Creative KidZone art classes with instructor Patty Reeves. The classes will run each Thursday in March at 3:30 p.m. and include sculpting with modeling clay, plastic to glass, watercolor and polymer clay. For more details, click here. Got an event of your own? Post word of it for free in the New Port Richey Patch events calendar. ______________ New Port Richey Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved. Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to our Pics & Clips gallery. Post an Announcement to share your news, or add an Event to our calendar. Post a blog in our Local Voices …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Find out where you can catch some of the Best Picture nominees in theaters before Sunday's awards show.
Saturday, February 23
Excited to watch the Oscars this weekend? Still trying to check out some of the nominated films at the theater before you make your Best Picture picks? You're in luck, because a few of the nominees are still playing. You can use the Moviefone widget attached to this story to find local showtimes here in West Pasco. Just enter the name of the movie you're interested in to find if it's playing in a theater near you. The Oscars air at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC. Here is a list of this year's nominees for Best Picture: Sound off, New Port Richy: What's your pick for Best Picture? Let us know in the comments section below.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Four of the eight bands in this year’s battle are set to perform Saturday, Feb. 23.
With bands coming from all over Pasco and Hillsborough counties, organizers say this year’s Rockus Maximus: Battle of the Bands 16 is going to jam. To show off some of the local talent, a free concert is being staged this weekend that will feature four of the eight bands lined up to battle it out in the final concert in March. Low Fuel Light, Orange Gravity, Heritage and Hang ‘Em High will take the stage at the South Holiday Library at 6 p.m. Feb. 23. The 4649 Mile Stretch Drive library is playing host to the first of two promo concerts featuring the bands. The slated acts were selected from a total of 17 that applied to take part in Pasco County Libraries’ annual battle of the bands. The production, now in its 16th year, pits local acts …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Progress Energy Art Gallery is seeking your best poems.
Are you the prince of prose or simply have a way with words? If so, you might want to enter the Progress Energy Art Gallery's sixth annual poetry contest. To celebrate April as National Poetry Month, the art gallery is seeking your best poetry. According to an event listing on New Port Richey Patch, the deadline to enter is April 12. In addition to the poetry contest, the gallery will offering Poetry Night the fourth Friday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Read more here. Got an event of your own? Post word of it for free in the New Port Richey Patch events calendar. ______________ New Port Richey Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved. Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to our Pics & …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Entries must be postmarked by April 3.
In honor of National Poetry Month in April, the Pasco Arts Council is inviting all poets to enter the seventh annual Jacaranda Poetry Festival Saturday, April 20 at the council's art center, 5744 Moog Rd., Holiday. According to an event listing on New Port Richey Patch posted by Nancy Verderosa, the deadline to enter is April 3. All entries will be reviewed by a panel of professional judges led by published author Alicyn Lopez, and awards (including cash prizes) will be announced at the Jacaranda Poetry Reading on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. To learn more, click here. Got an event of your own? Post word of it for free in the New Port Richey Patch events calendar. ______________ New Port Richey Patch is an interactive community site, and …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Grammy Foundation is taking nominations for its first-ever music educator award and there’s $10,000 on the line for the winner.
They battle in the trenches every day teaching youngsters about Beethoven, Bach and the importance of proper form when signing or playing a musical instrument. In some students, they inspire a simple appreciation for music. In others, they foster a passion that leads them on a path toward life on the stage. Because of all they do, the Grammy Foundation says music educators rock and now it wants to honor them with a new award it intends to roll out next year. Nominations for the first-ever Music Educator Award are now open and the Grammy Foundation is looking for suggestions from all over the country, including right here in the New Port Richey area. “For every performer who makes it to the Grammy stage, there was a teacher who played a …