Patriotic music comes in all shapes and sizes from anthems and marches to folk and rock, but is united by one sentiment: a sense of pride and belonging in the country we call home. Especially as we enter into summer and with the Fourth of July activities fast approaching,...
By Jamie Zimchek There’s a new act in town, and it’s well, magic. Literally. And funny. Also literally. Andy Gross, a magician slash comedian slash ventriloquist is Harpoon Harry’s “magician in residence” this summer, and he’s here to mess with your mind (in all the right ways), make you laugh,...
Three colorful exhibits opened at the Center for the Arts June 3rd. Visitors can expect to see vibrant acrylic paintings of varying styles from three local artists. In the main gallery, Christence Taylor will debut her exhibition, “Life and Lemons.” While Taylor has previously had solo shows, this is her...
By Will Estell If you’re a fan of great country music and America’s best beaches, you’ve probably already heard a thing or two about Gulf Coast Jam. What started as a decent size outdoor music festival 10 years ago has now grown into one of the top-ten largest, and most...
By Anna and Nathanael Fisher What do roller skates, mall hair, leg warmers, jean shorts, neon green and Greek Mythology all have in common? They’re just a few of the ‘80’s throwbacks you’ll find in Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s production of Xanadu! This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious musical adventure is about...
The Bay County Public Library has two stunning art exhibits on display throughout the end of May. The work of local contemporary artist, Christon Anderson, has a new exhibit hanging on both the Youth Services and Adult Services gallery walls. Two of the display cases in the lobby are...
By Marta Rose-Thorpe Meet Steve Gilmore, Panama City local and lifelong American jazz bassist. Throughout his 50+ musical career Steve has performed at length and recorded with many great jazz and pop legends. Steve currently heads the local Gulf Jazz Society as Artistic Director, booking jazz talent from nearby cities...
The Bay Annual Competition and Exhibition returns for its 59th year this May at the Center for the Arts. Joining this exhibition will be the Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month exhibit in the Miller gallery and Angel Martinez’s work in the cafe. In the 1960s, the Panama City Artist...
The Center for the Arts is unveiling a fused glass permanent art installation and three new exhibits this month for the public to enjoy. The main gallery will be hosting the first Bay County Audubon Society’s Arts and Photography Competition and Exhibition for the organization’s 2022 Nature Connection program. This...
The Exciting and Historic Arts Experience Returns During Art Month Saturday, May 7th | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. • Sunday, May 8 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Grand Boulevard By Lori Leath Smith As a child growing up in Grayton Beach in the 80s, Jennifer Steele never dreamed she’d one day...

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