Kelly Dewitz

Creative Writer

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Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay
iLuminate lights up the Straz

Straz Center This weekend the Straz shone a little brighter. Well, a lot brighter. Literally. iLuminate took to the Ferguson Hall stage, mixing technology with dance. Dancer and software engineer Miral Kotb created and patented iLuminate in 2009. By 2011, it was a top act on America's Got Talent and since has toured the world.

Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay
Possibilities overcome limitations in upcoming VSA Florida and USF production

Domshine Homard-Payette Luca "Lazylegz" Patuelli has arthrogryposis, which causes poor muscle growth and limited joint movement. This has not stopped him, however, from breakdancing, starting at a young age, joining Canadian breakdancing crew "Illmatic Styles" which competed in national competitions, and creating his own international crew, "ILL-abalities."

Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay
Fall Arts Preview 2016: et cetera

St. Pete's Arts Alliance turns September into a month-long celebration of the city's vibrant arts community. Many of the events in the fest (like the SHINE Festival) are covered elsewhere in this issue, but to get a full list of what's under the SPF umbrella, check out SPF16 (St. Petersburg Festival).

Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay
A 21-Year-Old Christian's Take on 'The Book of Mormon'

Ruth Eckerd Hall As raunchy, inappropriate and offensive this musical may be, I was laughing my ass off from the first scene until I exited the doors of Ruth Eckerd Hall last night (Feb 17).

Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay
Bravo to the USF Spring Dance Concert

Amanda Clark, USF Dance Out of all the college dance performances I've attended, this one has been my favorite. If you've ever been to a college dance concert, you probably left in awe, yet thinking, "WTF," after multiple abstract interpretations through movement that is puzzlingly bizarre.

Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay
Not So Little Drummer Boy Takes Stage in Tampa

The Straz Center Zakir Hussain, one of the world's greatest musician from India, comes to Tampa Thursday night to perform Masters of Percussion with his clan of world-renowned drummers. We had the chance to chat with Zakir and ask him a few questions - both about him, and his show.