Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be here before you know it, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Featuring the amazing Broadway casts of

“How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

“Sister Act”


“Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”


“Anything Goes”

Tune in 9 a.m. - noon on NBC and CBS.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Marsha Ambrosius date change



Marsha Ambrosius


WHO: David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and

Grey Goose Rising Icons in partnership with the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival

WHAT: Marsha Ambrosius

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. (was scheduled for Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.)

The concert is included in the schedule of events for the 2012 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival

WHERE: Ferguson Hall at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

DETAILS: Already proven as a talented, sought after songwriter and revered platinum-selling artist, Marsha Ambrosius, a former member of the English soul/R&B duo Floetry, is meeting the next challenge in her already impressive musical career by reinventing herself as a solo artist with her J Records debut disc Late Nights & Early Mornings.

On Late Nights & Early Mornings, Ambrosius offers a candid glimpse of her life and perspective as a woman. Inspired by musical icons like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Prince, she concedes there is an overall male influence in her songwriting, such as the assertive sentiments heard on hits like “Say Yes.” She explains, “My pen and my point of view has a certain aggression to it because I’ve listened to a lot of male influenced music, which I think makes me one of the most outspoken writers out here. Sometimes as a woman you don’t wanna say what’s on your mind for fear of being judged. But why wouldn’t I say it like that if that’s how I felt?” Musical peers recruited to contribute to the project include Alicia Keys, a reunion with Dre and Vidal (producers of “Say Yes”), Just Blaze and Focus.

Regularly priced tickets start at $24.50 and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at Tickets purchased for the Dec. 1 concert will be honored at the Jan. 12 show. Refunds are available through Dec. 2 for those not wishing or unable to attend the Jan. 12 show.