Category Archives: extreme culture

RENOVATIONS Coming to the KING CENTER

Detail of an artist’s rendering of the King Center after this summer’s renovations. By PAM HARBAUGH When you reach 30, you always update your look. The King Center for the Performing Arts is no different. Long the center for professional touring groups, cultural education and local artists, the King Center will...

FRAN DELISLE and Friends

Goodbye party for Fran Delisle at the King Center organized by musicians of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Standing are Fran Delisle and Maestro Christopher Confessore. Photo by Pam Harbaugh By PAM HARBAUGH There sure has been a lot of love heaped upon Fran Delisle, who has retired after giving 25 years...

HUGE CHANGES AT HENEGAR

From left: Steven Heron and Doug Lebo at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Niko Stamos. By PAM HARBAUGH Something big has happened, and if it succeeds as expected, it will forever change the cultural landscape of Brevard County and serve as a template for other areas struggling to keep their community theaters...

PARTY for the PLAYHOUSE

By PAM HARBAUGH Hope you have your tickets already. The whole community is gathering for Surfside’s third annual PARTY FOR THE PLAYHOUSE fundraiser. As with any cultural organization, fundraisers are crucial. And this 60 year old community theater is certainly deserving of community support. While tickets are nearly sold out, you...

DANNY BACHER coming to Heidi’s Jazz Club

Danny Bacher. Photo by John Abbott. By PAM HARBAUGH We all know how excited jazz club legend Heidi DeLeuil can get over great talent. Well, she’s excited again because she will be bringing in DANNY BACHER to perform this weekend at the famous Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach. Bacher will...

A Door into Delight

By PAM HARBAUGH I love how the internet can add to our humanity. Sure, it can madden us with widely circulated stories of atrocious behavior. But there is that other side. It can become like an art magazine, highly adapted for your own personal viewing. This is where it took me...

Cocoa Village Playhouse ALADDIN FILM SERIES

By PAM HARBAUGH While Cocoa Village Playhouse has enjoyed robust audience attendance to its many musicals, there’s another program that it’s been steadily growing. It’s the Aladdin Film Series and it brings in a wide array of films, from silent movies and great black and white classics like “Casablanca,” to holiday...

NEW LEADERSHIP at the BREVARD SYMPHONY

David Schillhammer, photo provided by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra By PAM HARBAUGH Well that was fast. Brevard Symphony Orchestra executive director Fran Delisle barely got out the info that she was retiring when a press release was issued stating the board has already hired her replacement — David Schillhammer, the soon...

An ARLAN ROPP Lovefest

By PAM HARBAUGH Who doesn’t love Arlan Ropp? And if you raise you’re hand, you need to go to your room and think about that, mister. Mr. Ropp, a real fixture for decades in the Brevard community theater scene, was honored yesterday at Surfside Playhouse. Leaders at the Playhouse decided the...

The Florida Prep Theatre

Photo of the stage in The Florida Prep Theatre as it was being readied for ‘Peter and the Starcatcher.’ Design by David McQuillan Robertson. Photo by Pam Harbaugh. By PAM HARBAUGH Florida Prep is stepping up big time into the cultural community. It has committed to a $125,000 donation to the...