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Supporting The Arts & Arts Councils Everywhere

Volume 5 No. 11| March 17, 2023

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Arts Blast on the Air with Willi Miller

This week's Arts Blast on the Air - March 15, 2023 - Laura Kelley - Indian River Genealogical Society and Andrew Galuska - Community Church of Vero Beach.

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In This Issue

Art Walk in Fort Pierce Tonight!

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at CCOVB

Ballet Vero Beach at Vero Beach Museum of Art

Bob Ferreira - 30 Years and Counting as a Freshman!

Phenomenal Women for AAUW-VB

Backus is Calling Photographers

Two Shows at Lighthouse ArtCenter

100% Pure Florida Ribbons

Under the Oaks Winners

Stuart Community Concert Band

Music Angels at the Majestic


Happening in Brevard (and all over Arts Blast land)

...and more!


Company Returns to VBMA in honor of 10th Anniversary Season

As part of the company’s 10th Anniversary Season, Ballet Vero Beach makes a triumphant return to The Vero Beach Museum of Art to put their signature spin on Rolling Sculpture: Streamlined Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles. The program will feature Divertissement Nostalgique by Camilo A. Rodriguez (Ballet Master and Principal Dancer for Ballet Vero Beach), which highlights ballet’s march of progression from classic to modern, world premiere works by Rodriguez and Adam Schnell (Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Vero Beach) set to music by Art Deco icons Igor Stravinsky and Charlie Chaplin, and a rollicking Charleston inspired finale to showcase the dance of the era.

Ballet Vero Beach has a long history with the Vero Beach Museum of Art engaging in near yearly, and sometimes bi-annual performances, from 2014-2018. These engagement helped establish the identity of the company in its infancy as well as serve as an important repertory development source. Indeed many of the works premiered at VBMA have gone on to become touch points in BVB’s permanent repertoire. 

To that end, both Schnell and Rodriguez are contributing new works to the program, and Charleston!, the rollicking finale to the evening has been choreographed by BVB favorite Matthew Lovegood. Rather than directly interpret the cars and bikes on display in the galleries, VBMA has given BVB the leeway to expose audiences both to dances inspired by the Art Deco movement themselves, and the opportunity to showcase how dance, visual art, fashion, and life in general are always intertwined.


Deco Dance will take place Saturday March 18 at 7:30pm in the Museum’s Leonhardt Auditorium. Tickets are $30 for Museum members and BVB subscribers, and $36 for nonmembers. Tickets include early admission to the galleries (starting at 6:30pm) to view Rolling Sculpture: Streamlined Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles

Reserve online at, or call 772-231-0707 ext. 116. Ballet Vero Beach subscribers must call to reserve the VBMA member price. 

Bob Ferreira - Still a Freshman After All These Years

I’ve been counting the days leading up to the Treasure Coast Jazz Society’s special concert at Oak Harbor March 18. The Four Freshmen will be there in a long-sold out performance, their first on the Treasure Coast in more than a decade. For each of their appearances here over the years, I’ve enjoyed talking with Bob Ferreira, a member of the group since 1992. Long before that I managed to snag an interview with one of the early members, Bob Flanagan, and even earlier, back in my high school newspaper days, I was one of the lucky young reporters to get an interview for The Red and Black.

A junior high school friend, Kerry Kissinger, introduced me to the sound that years later would inspire Brian Wilson, a Beach Boys icon. Kerry remembers when he first heard that unforgettable harmony, on a covertly listened to radio show out of Chicago. “I always had the volume turned way down low so my parents wouldn't know I was listening to the radio at that hour.” Later, “I saw them in person everywhere from Penn State University to the Gas Light Club in Chicago …. Their sound has been indelibly imprinted in my brain and so I know the words to just about every song they ever recorded.” 

Kerry and his high school-sweetheart wife, Janice, will also be in the audience for the Vero Beach concert. Will he be able to resist singing along from the audience?

In 2005, I somehow convinced the then-executive director of Riverside Theatre that the Four Freshmen could fill the house (and they almost did!), and 18 years later, my conversations are still with Ferreira, drums and bass voice, now in his almost-unheard-of 31st year with the ensemble. 

Ferreira said he was a late bloomer for a professional musician, beginning on drums when he and some friends started a rock band in their high school sophomore year. A year later, he joined the choir, leading him down the vocalist road. This long tenure with the Four Freshmen wasn’t the career path he had in mind when he was studying for a degree in music education and freelancing in classical voice work, however. “I was being groomed by my vocal coach to pursue a career in opera,” Ferreira said. After a lead role in a college production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, “I caught the opera bug … and absolutely loved it. … I definitely would have pursued that path had the Freshmen thing not worked out.” Luckily for audiences, it did.

As a college student, he was recommended by his Edmonds Community College music professor and short-time Four Freshmen musician himself, Kirk Marcy. When a spot opened up, “they needed someone who could sing and play drums, so I was one of the names brought to the group.”

Thirty years later, the Four Freshmen #27 have a new look but still the famous Freshmen sound, with Ryan Howe - lead voice, Tommy Boynton - 2nd voice, and Jake Baldwin - 3rd voice / trumpet / bass trumpet, joining Ferreira - 4th voice/drums.

The policy of hiring a new member from internal recommendations is longstanding. “We do not hold open auditions. Word of mouth or our personal connections are what we have found to work the best. … We audition the person as much as the musician because personal chemistry is as important as musical talent.” It can take a while for a new member of the group to settle in, Ferreira said, but “This current group gelled from its first show with our newest member, Ryan ....”

Traveling for performances can be tough, but the guys have found a way to relax on the road. “Four words,” Ferreira said. “We love disc golf! … We always try to find a disc golf course to play on days off or even mornings before shows. … It has been another way this group has connected off the stage and just one more reason we look forward to hanging out on the road.” 

Now in his early 50s, Ferreira has no plans to retire. “… I love what I do more than ever and I believe I am doing what I do better now than ever before, so I can’t see myself retiring … . I love the road, I love our fans and friends, I love the guys … and I love this group. I think I’ll stick around for a while.”

Inside the Music

The musicians who became the Four Freshmen got started performing at family reunions in the 1940s. The road to success was long and winding, with a few personnel changes along the way. Read the long history of the group on the website.

The Technical Part

Ferreira talked about the appeal of the Four Freshmen sound. “Our brand of harmony is unique to other vocal groups of the time. The Freshmen were one of the first groups to utilize the top tenor on the melody, normally handled by the second tenor in barbershop, or with a female lead on top. The top melody was and is a very challenging part for a male and takes a special quality of talent … to pull it off effectively.”

Bob Flanagan, one of the earliest of the Four Freshmen, wrote arrangements in the very beginning, when they were developing the sound, Ferreira said. “Most of the Capitol arrangements were penned by Dick Reynolds, Pete Rugolo, and Kenny Albers during those years at Capitol.” After that, group members did the arrangements, with occasional input from an “arranger we dig.” A good friend, “monster musician … Riley Helgeson … penned the opening song (on the most recent album, The Four Freshmen), From This Moment On, and it’s a burner!” A Ken Albers arrangement of Blame It on My Youth, never performed or recorded by a Freshmen group, is also on the album. On this one, Emmet Cohen plays piano but the traveling setup is guitar, bass, drums, and trumpet, Ferreira said.

With a group that’s been around for 74 years, there are bound to be YouTube recordings that are good and “some we wish would go away! (LOL) I would suggest that anyone looking through our YouTube library check out groups from the different eras ….” Ferreira said, “This group … has a rich history that deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated.”

He explains for viewers who notice that the full head of hair he had in the early days is long gone: “I think Mother Nature decided that for me! I shaved my head 20 years ago because … Well, it was going to happen whether I liked it or not, so why not do it on my own terms!”

Visit the website,, for everything there is to know about the Four Freshmen, from the early days to 2023. You’ll learn about the Four Freshmen Society — more like friends and family than fans — and The Four Freshmen Music Foundation.

There’s also a chart listing the many iterations of the group through the years. 

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Back in Vero Beach

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. The Chamber Music Society has its home in Alice Tully Hall - the finest hall in the world for chamber music. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, it draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind.

This season the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has been featured in three concerts for the 2022-2023 season.

The final concert, March 20, at 7 p.m., will feature works by Brahms and Arensky.

Suzanne Davidson, executive director of CMS, said, "As Pastor Anna Copeland (of CCOVB) has explained, the Community Church has a deep commitment to inviting music into the Church because 'Music is the language of God.' 

"We have been incredibly impressed with the depth of this commitment. Community is at the core of what we build when we bring the finest chamber music around the world, and Community is, of course, at the core of the Community Church.  We feel privileged to work with Pastor Anna Copeland, Andrew Galuska and Rachel Carter, to bring great chamber music to the Church’s beautiful sanctuary and its welcoming community."

And the audiences have been overwhelmingly welcoming. Davidson said, "We’ve been thrilled with the reception that we’ve received to our concerts and look forward to a long and inspiring future bringing the unique programs and international roster of artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to join the rich cultural landscape of Vero Beach.”



Find additional photos and information on the program here:

Dance Around the Blarney Stone

The Stuart Community Concert Band celebrates the wearing' o' the green at The Kane Center March 19, 2 p.m. The next concert, An Afternoon at the Opera, is May 7 at Kane Center.

Two Shows — Count 'em — Two at Lighthouse ArtCenter

Lighthouse ArtCenter members were invited show their latest and best art piece in this annual Members' Show & Sale exhibition, now in its 45th year. Artists working in two mediums were allowed to show one piece from each. Concurrently on exhibit in the Schorr Gallery, Best of the Clubs is on display.

These exhibitions provide an opportunity for cross pollination of ideas and techniques between the various clubs and the Members of the ArtCenter. Jewelry, photography, glass, ceramics, sculpture, and painting are just some of the mediums on exhibit and awards are offered in each of these categories.

The opening reception is March 23, 5-7 p.m.

The Best of the Clubs Art Exhibition runs concurrently with the Members' Show with the opening reception held on March 30, 5-7 p.m.

Best of the Clubs provides a window into the world of the artists who reside in our gated communities from Palm Beach to Martin County. Some are seasonal residents and some are here year 'round, but all are on exhibit at the invitation of Lighthouse ArtCenter's curator, Janeen Mason. She visited art shows in clubhouses from West Palm Beach to Stuart and carefully selected artwork that represents the very best on display.

Jewelry, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and painting are just some of the mediums on exhibit and awards are offered in each of these categories.

Backus is Calling All Photographers

Through the Eye of the Camera, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery’s annual juried photography exhibition, returns to provide artist-photographers (amateur and professional) their opportunity to be a part of this continuing and sought-after competitive survey. Traditional and Digital Photography entries will be accepted by advance appointment April 5 through May 5. There is a $30 entry fee for artists entering 1-3 works, $25 entry fee for artists entering 4 or more works. This year’s full prospectus with application, dates, guidelines, categories, awards, and entry procedures is available to download from the Museum’s website at or pick up during regular hours at the Museum, 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida. 

Photographers may enter their work in one of four categories: (1) Animal subjects; (2) Flora & Landscape subjects; (3) People/Portrait subjects; or (4) Open, for subjects that are not included in the three major categories. In addition to Best of Show, Director’s Choice, People’s Choice, and 1st-2nd-3rd and Award of Merit in the category awards, there is a special “Best Black & White Photograph” and “Best Film / Traditional RAW Photograph” award. Details are available in the prospectus. 

Artists are required to sign up online for an entry appointment in advance. Each 15-minute entry appointment will accommodate one artist entering up to three (3) works of art; artists wishing to enter more than three works may sign up for additional entry appointments. Artists can access the online appointment schedule with all entry information at 

The juried exhibition Through the Eye of the Camera will be on view May 12 through the closing out of the regular season on June 23, 2023, with accepted artists A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery and award winners announced online by Thursday evening, May 11. The opening reception is planned for Friday, May 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm. 


Phenomenal Women - AAUW Vero Beach

From Becki Manning at AAUW-Vero Beach:

Phenomenal Women is a one-woman cabaret featuring Ami Branson, actress and singer, veteran of TV and Broadway, as she "pays tribute to the writers, singers, politicians and family members who have motivated her along the way. 

Phenomenal Women is a celebration of wisdom gained on the winding path to finding the courage to speak your truth. 

Ami invites us to take this journey with her, and it couldn’t come at a more opportune time in our history, as the country continues to explore issues of equity, access, race, gender and power." 

Ami Brabson's


Heads to VERO BEACH, FLA - MARCH 19th!

An American Association of University Women FUNDRAISER,

Educational SCHOLARSHIPS for young women

headed to college, already attending and those working towards LPN degree!


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Not in Florida but want to DONATE? 

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The Music Angels Scholarship Foundation will host another fundraising event March 31, 6:30 p.m., at the Majestic Theatre.

From Music Angels:

Music Angels Presents" A Musical Evening At The Majestic Theater "For Benefit Of Children From 4-17 Years Of Age With A Financial Need. As A 501 (C)3 Non- Profit, We Believe Every Child Deserves Access To A High-Quality Music Education.

The Event will open with a short Film showing the “Scientifically-Proven Benefits of Music education for Children.“ Then comes the music.

Kapprianah Anderson

Kapprianah is a 14 yr old Music Angels Scholarship recipient with an amazing voice, moving easily from Broadway to opera. She is being coached by Juie Glunt and "shows great promise. She has added keyboard lessons and eventually will have a piano when there is room at Grandma's house."


Canta Libre Quintet

Cante Libre is honored to be featured in the Music Angels Education Fund event. As Canta Libre begins its third decade of music making, "we are proud to 'pay it forward' in Vero Beach for Music Angels, fostering musical excellence and life contentment for upcoming aspiring musicians. 

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A Musical Evening at Majestic Theater

Fri, Mar 31, 2023, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Under the Oaks Winners

Last weekend was a beautiful time for art Under the Oaks. The Vero Beach Art Club announced the ribbon winners:

100% Pure Florida highlights the varied and extraordinary talents of local, regional and state-wide artists. Pure Florida refers to the artist’s residence. Subject matter and style are unlimited. This is a juried exhibition. The work is chosen by a panel of our gallery members, then an independent judge chooses our award winners. This year's judge is J. Marshall Adams, the Executive Director of the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida. 


1st Place Sponsor: Rossi & Associates Wealth Management &Investment Services   $500

Artist: Vanessa Bates, “Love It or Levitt”

2nd Place Sponsor: Southern Janitor Supply                                                                          $300

Artist: Lynn Morgan, “Wooded Roadside”

3rd Place Sponsor: Peoples Financial Planning of Raymond James                            $250

 Artist: Grace Cormier, “Textile Sculpture”

Photo: Love It or Levitt - Vanessa Bates

Don't Forget - It's March of Museums Time

McKee Botanical Garden will once again be participating in the Florida Department of State’s March of Museums. The department hosts the March of Museums website (, which offers listings of over 150 museums, historic sites, children’s museums, zoos and Gardens/Arboretum by region and highlights events from each participating institution during the month of March. This initiative was created to celebrate the variety and versatility of museums, historic sites and other cultural institutions and the important services they provide to our communities. The goal is to connect to our communities and share the many unique opportunities for visitors to experience local gardens and museums.

Central Florida

(partial listing)

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

American Space Museum

Art & History Museums - Maitland

Chihuly Collection

City of Sanford Museum

Enterprise Museum

Explorations V Children's Museum


Florida CraftArt

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Gifford Historical Museum & Cultural Center

Goldsboro Museum

Henry B. Plant Museum

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Lake Alfred Historical Society Museum

Lake Mary Museum

Leu Gardens

Lilian Place Heritage Center

McKee Botanical Garden

Morean Arts Center, Center for Clay, AND GLASS STUDIO

Mulberry Phosphate Museum

Museum of Art - DeLand

Museum of Arts & Sciences

New Smyrna Museum of History

Orlando Museum of Art

Polk County History Center

Polk Museum of Art

Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

Safford House Museum (Tarpon Arts)

Southeast Museum of Photography

St. Petersburg Museum of History

Tampa Museum of Art

Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum (Tarpon Arts)

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

The Dalí Museum

USF Contemporary Art Museum

Valiantaircommand, Inc.

West Volusia Historical Society

Winter Garden Heritage Foundation

Ybor City Museum State Park

Southeast Florida

(partial listing)

A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum

Boca Raton Museum of Art

Bonnet House

Coral Gables Museum

Elliott Museum

Flamingo Gardens

Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Flagler Museum

Historic Stranahan House Museum

HistoryMiami Museum

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

Island Space Caribbean Museum

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Manatee Observation and Education Center

McKee Botanical Garden

Miami Military Museum and Memorial

Museum of Art and Design at MDC

Museum of Discovery and Science

Nader Museum

Norton Museum of Art

Ocean Discovery Visitors Center at FAU Harbor Branch

Old Davie School Historical Museum

Palm Beach Photographic Centre

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Pompano Beach Historical Society

Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

The Bass

The Society of the Four Arts

The Wolfsonian-FIU

Vero Beach Museum of Art

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Young at Art Museum

Zoo Miami

Wondering What To Do? Here Ya Go!

Happening in Indian River County

Through March 17 - Big, Bold, & Beautiful at Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace

Through March 18 - Cultural Council of IRC's Emerging Artists Showcase at IRC Intergenerational Rec Center

Through March 26 - Pippin at Vero Beach Theatre Guild - Ben Earman director

Through March 28 - Form & Fire - Functional, sculptural, decorative, and experimental pieces in clay at Raw Space Gallery, VB - Indian River Clay

​​Through March 28 - Jill Kerwick solo exhibition at Center for Spiritual Care

Through March 28 - The Honor Roll  at Art at the Emerson, Vero Beach. Past & present Indian River County art teachers

Through March 31 - Spring Exhibition at The Galleries at First Pres

Through March 31 - Red Umbrellas and Abstraction - Janet Kipp Tribus at Gallery 14

Through April 5 - Cultural Council of Indian River County Artist Choice Members Exhibit at Indian River County Administrative Complex A&B

Through April 19 - Indian River Photo Club exhibition at Vero Beach Museum of Art

Through April 19- Cultural Council of Indian River County - Merana Cadorette solo exhibit: Acrylic Art: a Retrospect, at Indian River County Courthouse

Through April 30 - Rolling Sculpture: Streamlined Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles at Vero Beach Museum of Art

Through April 30 - Jason Gamrath's Garden of Glass at McKee Botanical Garden

March 17, 9:30 a.m. - VBAC Plein Air Painters meet at Indrio Savannah, Fort Pierce. Bring lunch.

March 17, 6 p.m. - Susan Gravely at Vero Beach Book Center

March 18 - The Four Freshmen - Treasure Coast Jazz Society - at Oak Harbour. Tickets now on sale to the public.

March 18, 7:30 p.m. - Ballet Vero Beach: Dance Deco in the Leonhardt Auditorium at Vero Beach Museum of Art

March 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Free Kids Art Class at Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace.

March 19, 1 p.m. - Grant Farmer's Market - Grant Seafood Festival Grounds

​March 19, 3 p.m. - Symphonic Jukebox - Space Coast Symphony Orchestra at VBHS PAC

March 19 - Phenomenal Women, A Cabaret with Ami Brabson - Vero Beach AAUW fundraiser - at Emerson Center

March 20, 7 p.m. - The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - Community Church of Vero Beach concert series - Jill Truax, Andrew Galuska, Rachel Carter Murphy.  

​March 21 - Color & Form/Experimental Collage at Vero Beach Art Club

March 21, 6 p.m. - A.J. Tata at Vero Beach Book Center

March 21-April 18, 1:30 or 7 p.m. - Film Studies at Vero Beach Museum of Art - Finding Your Voice: Celebrating the Healing Power of Music 

March 21-April 9- Oleanna - Waxlax Stage at Riverside Theatre

March 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m. - Meet and Greet the artists of the Spring Fling Art Show at Environmental Learning Center. Gifford Youth Orchestra. Ballet Vero Beach at 6:30

March 22 & 23, 2 p.m. - Vero Beach Opera's Rising Stars Vocal Competition and Concert VBHS PAC

And Beyond

​Through March 19 - Harrison School for theArts Senior Exhibition at Polk Museum

Through March 25 - Lake Wales Arts Council Member Exhibitions Exhibition  at Crews Gallery, Lake Wales

Through March 26 - True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism at Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete

​Through March 26 - The Hatmaker's Wife- Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers

Through March 26 - Edward Hopper and Guy Pène du Bois: Painting the Real - Polk Museum of Art

Through April 1 - 37th Annual All Florida Exhibition at Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers

Through April 2 - Pressing Issues: Printmaking as Social Justice in 1930s United States at Rollins Museum of Art, Winter Park

Through April 2 - Visual Field: RMA Staff Picks at Rollins Museum of Art, Winter Park

Through May 13 - Collier's Cavalry: The Story of the Southwest Mounted Patrol at Museum of the Everglades

March 17-Sept 10 - The Interior Life: Recent Acquisitions at National Gallery

March 17, noon - Soprano Hein Jung & pianist Grigorios Zamparas in Sarasota Concert Association's noontime series - concerts at David Cohen Hall Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center. Preregister

March 17, 6 p.m. - The Last Turtlemen of the Caribbean: Labor, Conservation, and Boundary Making from the Cayman Islands to Key West - Florida Humanities

March 17, 3-3:45 p.m. - Florida Carillon Festival: John Widmann at Bok Tower Gardens

March 18, 10 a.m. - Pirates, Privateers, and the Fall of the Spanish Empire: How Spanish American Independence Brought Florida to the United States - Palm Coast - Florida Humanities

March 18-19 - Throwing Porcelain workshop with Spanish potter Jose Mariscal at Lake Wales Arts Center

​March 18, 9 a.m. - Floral Still Life Painting with Marie Dyer at Edison/Ford

March 18-21 - Florida Grand Opera - Tosca - Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

​March 19, 5 p.m. - Songwriters in the Round - Charlie McCoy, Roy Schneider, Kim Mayfield at Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers

March 20, 7:30 p.m. - Hermitage Turns 20: Andy Sandberg & Broadway Friends in Concert - Benefit for Hermitage Hurricane Repairs - at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota.

March 20, 3 p.m. - Lecture series at Society of the Four Arts - Discover the Castle of Beloeil with Her de Ligne

Happening in St. Lucie County

Through April 30 - Fine Print: Rediscovering the Backus Portfolio on Paper and Canvas at Backus Museum & Gallery

March 17, 6-8 p.m. - Opening reception for Fine Print: Rediscovering the Backus Portfolio on Paper and Canvas at Backus Museum & Gallery

March 17-April 2 - Chapter Two at Treasure Coast Theatre

​MARCH 19-24 - Jazz Week in Fort Pierce

March 19 - Jazz Week in Fort Pierce - 1:15-2:30 p.m. FPJBS's Jazz Ensemble; 3-5 p.m.-  Reckless Shots 

March 20, 4 p.m. - Music Monday in the Square - Tradition Square - Classical pianist Uriel Natero

March 21 - Jazz Week in Fort Pierce - 7 p.m. - Live at the Black Box Jazz Jams; 8:30 p.m. - Matt Wigler Trio

March 22 - Jazz Week in Fort Pierce - Blues in the Gardens - Home Bread at PSL Botanical Gardens

March 23 - Jazz Week in Fort Pierce - 6:30 p.m. - FDO Swingin' big Band - Dancin' on 2nd Street - free - 2nd Street Bistro

​March 24& 25 - Seussical The Musical at Pineapple Playhouse

March 24 - Jazz Week in Fort Pierce - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Latin Swing Band - free - downtown waterfront; 7 p.m. - Live at the Black Box - Joe "Survival" Caruso - 117 S. Second St.

March 25, 8 p.m. - Matt Vee & The Killer Vees at The Sunrise

​March 25 - Ken Miller at Sunrise Comedy Corner

​March 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Port St.Lucie Botanical Gardens Art, Craft, and Plant Sale

March 25&26 - Rescheduled from January - I Remember It Well: Kanter's Favorite Broadway Duets at the McAlpinTheatre, IRSC FP

Happening in Martin County

Every Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m. - Rock'n Riverwalk​, 300 St. Lucie Ave, Stuart

​Through March 26 - La Cage Aux Folles at The Barn Theatre

​Through April 15 - Works in Living Color - artist Dorothy Gillespie at Court House Cultural Center

Through April 27 - Free Electrons, the art of Danuta Rothschild and Torenzo Gann at the Elliott. 

Through July 21 - Highwaymen - From Street Corner to the Smithsonian at the Elliott

Every Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m. - Rock'n Riverwalk​, 300 St. Lucie Ave, Stuart

Every Sunday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Market on Main, Flagler Park, Stuart

March 17, 4 & 8 p.m. - Atlantic Classical Orchestra Masterworks III at Lyric Theatre

March 17-April 2 - Over the River and Through the Woods at A.C.T. Studio Theatre, Stuart

​March 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. - Brews, Blues, Bourbon & BBQ at Memorial Park, Stuart

​March 18, 7 p.m. - Popa Chubby at the Lyric

March 19 - Youth Arts Celebration 2023 at the Lyric

​March 19, 4:30 p.m. - Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Society Orchestra at Blake Library. Free

March 22, 6:30 p.m. - Jazz Jam with the Billy Cofrances Jazz Quartet - Cork'd Wine Bar, Jensen Beach

March 22, 7 p.m. - Disco Explosion at the Lyric

March 23, 6 p.m. - Jammin' in Jensen

​March 24, 6:30 p.m. - Movie Night in the Park - The Lorax - Memorial Park, Stuart

Brevard Happenings

Through March 19: Steel Magnolias, Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse

Through March 26: Cinderella, Surfside Playhouse

Through March 26 - Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Titusville Playhouse

Through March 31 - 100% Pure Florida at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Through April 2 - The Evolution of SLICE and Other Work - Pete Steenland - At Studios of Cocoa Beach

March 17, 7 p.m. - Tennessee Bluegrass Band - JT's Bluegrass, Shepherd's Hall, Titusville

Mar 17: Get the Led Out, King Center

Mar 17-19: River Days & Craft Brew Hullabaloo, Sebastian Rotary Foundation, Sebastian Riverview Park

March 17-April 23 - Leading Ladies at Melbourne Civic Theatre​

​March 18, 7 p.m. - Space Coast SO Symphonic Jukebox at Satellite HS PAC

Mar 18: Robert Jon & The Wreck, King Center

March 21 - The Guess Who at King Center

Mar 22: The Jungle Book (youth theatre), King Center

​March 22-23, 7 p.m. - Melbourne Community Orchestra - University of Saturday Morning Cartoons at Melbourne Auditorium, MLB

Mar 24: Nate Bargatze – The Be Funny Tour, King Center, Melbourne,, 321-242-2219

Mar 24: New Exhibit - Cryolophosaurus: Frozen-Crested Lizard at Museum of Dinosaurs, Cocoa Beach,, 321-783-7300

Mar 24 – Apr 2: Godspell, Henegar Center

March 25, 8 p.m. - David Clark's All About Joel: A Billy Joel Tribute LIVE at the King Center

March 31, 7:30 p.m. - Melbourne Municipal Band's Rock & Roll Revue plays music of the '50s and '60s at Cocoa Village Playhouse

Happening in Palm Beach County

Through March 21 at Wellington /Community Center - Wellington Art Society's new municipal art exhibition, Images. 

Through March 26 - Damn Yankees at the Wick theatre and Costume Museum 

​Through April 2 - The Art of Paper: Washi Transformed at Morikami Museum

​Through April 8 - Visualizing Climate Disruption - PalmBeach Cultural Council

Through April 9 - Café des Beaux-Arts at Flagler Museum

​Through June 11 - New York Vanguard: Promised Gifts from Stephen and Madeline Anbinder​

March 17, 8 p.m. - The Jimmy Vivivno Band at Arts Garage

March 17, 10 a.m.-noon - Conservatory open house at Maltz Jupiter Theatre

March 17-April 29 - Etheard Joseph work at Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, Tues-Sat noon- 5p.m.

March 17 & 18, 8 p.m. - Malevo at Duncan Theatre

March 18, 2 p.m. - Palm Beach ArtsPaper Culture Talk - Rolando Chang Barrero in conversation with Gretel Sarmiento - PBC Cultural Council

​March 18, times vary - Sado- The Way of Tea at Morikami

March 18-19 - Philharmonia No. 4 - Lynn University

​March 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Dance Call Q&A with Lizz Picini at Maltz Jupiter Theatre

March 18-July 16 - At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism at Norton Museum

​March 18-July 16 - From Man Ray to O'Keefe: American Modernism at the Norton Museum

March 19, 3 p.m. - Architects of the Gilded Age  at Flagler Museum

March 20-24 - Oliver With a Twist - Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory camp production 

March 20-April 5 - 45th Annual Members' Show & Sale at Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta

March 20-April 5 - Best of the Clubs Art Exhibition at Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta

March 21 - The Kingdom Choir at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

​March 22 - History at the Pavilion: Women in Jupiter History - Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Three opportunities to dance with Ballet Vero Beach - Accepting auditions and applications NOW!

Audition for Ballet Vero Beach's 2023-2024 Season

Ballet Vero Beach is seeking professional dancers for the 2023-2024 Season. The company is specifically interested in male presenting dancers with professional experience, excellent classical and contemporary technique, and superior partnering skills. However, the company will consider all applicants regardless of gender identity. Interested dancers should submit resume and video footage to For more information about our organization click Audition.

Apply to our Fellowship Initiative

The company is also seeking applicants for the Fellowship Initiative for Dancers. Specifically aimed at altering the way young people enter the field, this two year program allows accepted fellows to dance full time with Ballet Vero Beach, receive their AA or BA through Indian River State College (paid for by the company), and experience hands on training in arts literacy and arts integration through delivering the company's education and engagement initiatives. To apply for the initiative click Apply.

Apply to the Riverside Dance Festival

The Riverside Dance Festival is a unique experience in Intensive Summer Study presented by Riverside Theatre and Ballet Vero Beach. Accepted students will experience day-to-day life with Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre. Students will have the opportunity to take daily technique classes in hip hop and contemporary dance from Terminus and Riverside’s own distinguished faculty. They will also perform alongside Terminus in a mixed repertory concert to culminate the festival. To apply, click Apply.


Eau Gallery Call for Artists

Hit Me With Your Best Shot 4/7-28


Rollins Museum of Ar

Interested in working at the museum? Check out the latest opportunities!

Visitor Services Associate

Association of Art Museum Directors Intern


March 26th at 4:00 PM at First Methodist Church, SR60 West at 17th Street.

The Imani Milele Choir is a talented group of children from Uganda who tour the U.S. each year to raise awareness of the plight of vulnerable children. The concert will feature uplifting and inspirational songs to share stories of the joy they have received through God’s love.

The Vero Beach Choral Society is in need of vocalists in both Tenor and Alto ranges. Anyone who can read music and has experience singing in a vocal ensemble is welcomed to join the group by audition. Visit the group’s website,, and click on “Audition” to apply.

Streaming First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach presents many concerts and special performances. If you can't get to them in person, visit the church's website and watch the archived videos!


Edward Hopper and Guy Pène du Bois: Painting the Real

On view now through March 26 at Polk Museum of Art


An original Polk Museum of Art exhibition, Edward Hopper and Guy Pène du Bois: Painting the Real comprises approximately sixty works and focuses on Hopper and Pène du Bois, two very thematically different but stylistically-overlapping artists who became lifelong friends from the time of their earliest studies at the New York School of Art.



The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is looking for great talent to be a part of our festivals!

Art Mind & Soul Fest | April 1 & April 2

A 2-day festival with art, music, dance, yoga, meditation, and so much more.

Levitt AMP Fort Pierce - Music at the Pointe

Saturdays, April 8 - June 10

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, St. Lucie County Parks & Recs, and the City of Fort Pierce bring ten FREE outdoor music concerts to Museum Pointe Park! Apply now to be considered!

From the Lake Wales History Museum:

From the Museum of Florida History through April 11: 

Stop in and learn about the rich history of Blues and Jazz in central Florida. This exhibit has interactive displays, videos, and much more to learn about how Florida Got the Blues!

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