Saturday, May 18, 2013
After a recent grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Tarpon Springs is paying special attention to its arts scene.
The City of Tarpon Springs is presenting a series of workshops in Greek bouzouki for youth and adults by Leonidas Zafiris and Elias Poulos. Originally from Greece, Leonidas Zafiris is an outstanding professional bouzouki musician and teacher. Prior to working in Toronto for many years, Zafiris played bouzouki for top vocalists in Greece for over 25 years. Born in Argos, Greece, Elias Poulos is knownprimarily as a singer, but he is also a bouzouki player. His repertoire includes the latest hits from Greece as well as well-knowndimotika, rembetika, nisiotika and songs from throughout Greece. Workshops will take place on Sundays, May 19, June 2, 9, 23, 30, and July 7 & 14, 2013 at the Safford House, 23 Parkin Ct. in Tarpon Springs. …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The twin sons of Ricky Nelson are set to perform a tribute show later this month in Tarpon Springs.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Fans will experience a blast from the past with hits like 'Travelin' Man' and 'Hello Mary Lou.'
On May 10 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, chart-topping musician Ricky Nelson will be honored by his identical twin sons, Gunnar and Matthew Nelson with a night to remember. The show, appropriately titled Ricky Nelson Remembered, is described by the Tarpon Arts Center as "a unique multimedia entertainment event" including footage of behind-the-scenes interviews, home movies and talks with celebrities who were influenced by the late musical great. Gunnar and Matthew Nelson have found success in their own right as the band Nelson with five Top 40 Billboard hits, four No. 1 MTV music videos and selling 6.5 million albums all over the world. Matthew Nelson told Patch that despite the duo's success in the industry, they love …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Show off your photography skills in the Tarpon Springs neighborhood gallery!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The view at Rusty Bellies offers a front row perspective of mother nature's unique scenes.
This edition of Photo of the Week is credit to Patch reader, Debbi Elliott. According to Elliott, the photo was taken at Rusty Bellies, located at the west end of the sponge docks. In the neighborhood gallery, Elliott captioned the image with the words "summer storm rolling in." Share your photos on Tarpon Springs Patch. Just click here to get started. Don't forget to sign up for the free Patch newsletter and receive daily updates from around Tarpon Springs.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The monthly event draws hundreds of locals and last night's celebration was nothing short of inspirational.
Technical difficulties that delayed a recorded version of the Star Spangled Banner were no match for the Tarpon Springs High School jazz ensemble. The talented group broke out into an a capella version at Thursday night's Music on the Beach event in Tarpon Springs. The rest of the crowd followed the youngsters in song just after a moment of silence was held in honor of the Boston Marathon victims. A banner sporting a large heart with the words "Tarpon Springs Loves Boston" inside of it was dedicated to the Boston Marathon at 7 p.m. after beach goers and music lovers penned their thoughts and well wishes on it. Each month at Music on the Beach, one of the City Commissioners speaks on behalf of the board. Tarpon Springs Commissioner Jeff …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. What do you think?
Patch reader, Richard Bennett regularly uploads his remarkable images to the Tarpon Springs neighborhood gallery. This Photo of the Week seems to capture the essence of the sponge docks, don't you think? Share your photos by clicking here. Sign up for the free Tarpon Springs Patch newsletter and stay in the know on all things Tarpon.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The weekend ahead promises to be anything but dull. Use our rundown of events to shape your weekend plans.
No Sex Please - We're British will be performed Friday through Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. On Friday and Saturday, the show starts at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, it begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $17 for members and students. As part of the city's spring cleaning project, residents can drop off mobile electronic devices and chemicals at Tarpon Springs High School from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Located in the Mother Meres lot at Tarpon and Pinellas avenues, the Garden Club Plant Sale will be taking place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Get your shop on for exotic plants and annual buds. The Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks will host the Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Explore the docks …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Ashley Urban, 24, is a well-known artist in Tarpon Springs and has not let anything stand in the way of her dreams.
Among her many talents, Ashley Urban is a painter and a musician. She started making a living with her skills after being diagnosed with high-functioning autism when she was 18. The disorder lead to Urban's interest in art and music. She found efficiency and satisfaction with expressing herself through drawings or an instrument rather than verbal communication. "I always had trouble communicating," Ashley said. "So, art and music have been my best priorities." Ashley has been living in Tarpon Springs with her family since she was 9. Her mother, Mary Urban, said the disorder was somewhat apparent throughout Ashley's childhood, but went undiagnosed by professionals for some time. Mary explained the disorder as someone who does not speak a …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The 13th Annual Celebration of Excellence Benefit Concert and Auction is May 3 at Innisbrook Resort. The event includes dinner and performances by the Tarpon Springs Wind, Jazz, Dance and Percussion ensembles.