DeLand High School’s Hill Street Theatre is getting ready for another fun-filled theatrical season! Kicking off our new year will be Ken Ludwig’s hilarious farce Leading Ladies. Based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Leading Ladies incorporates almost all the age-old, commedia dell’ar…

As the season of witches, wolves and villains slinks toward us, the Athens Theatre in DeLand will stir its magic cauldron and brew a yarn that weaves together many tales you may already know (but in a way you’ve never heard before).

The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia is seeking students ages 14-22 who attend school or live in West Volusia to design one-of-a-kind T-shirts to increase awareness of the center’s mission to serve the homeless, feed the hungry, and prevent homelessness in West Volusia.

On Friday, Sept. 6, the Athens Theatre in DeLand is going to “Shine a Little Love” on Electric Light Orchestra with a tribute show called “Ticket to the Moon.”

BERRIOS AS DIAMOND — Jack Berrios will perform as Neil Diamond in a tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave. in Downtown DeLand. Berrios will be joined onstage by The Diamond Girls, who provide the backup vocals, an…

Deltona Parks & Recreation is pleased to bring The Caribbean Crew Steel Drum Band to Deltona for a free concert. The reggae and calypso sensations will perform 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.

An exhibition of the creations of Florida artist Lee A. Bianco will be on display Aug. 8-Sept. 28at the Enterprise Heritage Museum, with an opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. Bianco’s work has been displayed for more than a decade in shows and exhibits across Florida.

In the 1970s, it was Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster; in the ’90s, on television, it was Shelley Long and Gaby Hoffmann; and in 2003, it was Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. Now, a Freaky Friday for a new generation is onstage in the Volusia County premiere production at Gateway Center fo…

The Museum of Art - DeLand is featuring the paintings, drawings and prints of artist Richard Frank in an exhibition that opens Friday, June 28. Donated to the Museum of Art - DeLand from an anonymous collector, “The Richard Frank Estate: Paintings, Drawings and Prints” consists of 104 works of art.

By popular demand, the Eagles tribute band The Long Run will return to the Athens Theatre in DeLand Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. Having first graced the Athens stage in 2012, the band returns to larger and larger houses each time, as the word has spread about their authentic Eagles …

I am usually best-known to local readers as the creator of comic strips (Mr. Fitz is my funnies-page creation); but in May, Shoestring Theatre in Lake Helen is giving me the opportunity to showcase a different facet of my writing. Shoestring will be presenting, as a staged reading, my first …

Tom Petty and his music are intertwined with American culture. He wrote and recorded songs that became the soundtrack to millions of people’s lives, becoming a universally revered star in the process. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, Free Fallin will honor his memory by returning to perform a…

During World War II, the area off the Florida coast was one of the theaters of destruction that brought home to Americans the severity of war.

For anyone who visits the exhibit “Gary Monroe: Photographs and Revelations” at the Downtown Galleries of the Museum of Art - DeLand, the man behind the camera lens can tell you what you will not be seeing.

The eclectic musical troupe Wet Ink Ensemble, named The New York Times’ Best Classical Music Ensemble of 2018, will present a chamber-music concert that includes the world premiere of “Moving (1),” written by Dr. Chaz Underriner, assistant professor of digital arts at Stetson University. Und…

The Athens Theatre in DeLand will put a spring in your step as we turn back the clock and transform your gray skies to toe-tappin’ technicolor with our live and soggy Singin’ in the Rain, playing Friday, April 19, through Sunday, May 12. Those attending opening night will celebrate with a fr…

Earth Day has been educating communities about environmental protection in the United States for nearly 50 years, and internationally since 1990. In DeLand, young environmental scientists can experience the annual Earth Day celebration and Science Saturday 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 13, at…

Mark your calendars now for the seventh annual Art Among the Trees Juried Art, Craft and Music Festival 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, on the grounds of the historic Porter House, 5030 U.S. Highway 17 in DeLeon Springs.

After their recent performances at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Flamenco del Sol’s latest production of the opera Carmen will be performed at the Athens Theatre in DeLand for one day only, Sunday, March 24.

In the early 1980s, artist Sandy Winters would sit in gardens. She started to see how plants were relating to each other as if they were poking or pinching each other. Over time, the plants in Winters’ paintings, drawings and block prints became more anthropomorphic, mechanical, robotic and …

Back by popular demand on Friday, March 22, the Athens Theatre in DeLand brings Turnstiles, the ultimate tribute to the music of Billy Joel. And, with the Piano Man landing 42 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list over a span of 30 years, you’re sure to know almost every song in the concert.

Green Springs, an oil painting by Cher Thompson, now graces the foyer of Deltona City Hall. Thompson is the March Featured Artist of the Deltona Art Club, and her beautiful painting of unique Green Springs Park, along Lakeshore Drive in Deltona, shows the lovely setting and colorful water th…

The Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center in Daytona Beach is hosting “Encode,” an art exhibition dedicated to Women’s History Month. This show features the art of Richlin Burnett-Ryan, whose work is a collection of colorful mixed-media expressionist paintings of her heroe…

Seventeen art students from Bryan Carson’s and Kristan Kinsella-Brinley’s classes at DeLand High School recently submitted artwork to the Northeast Florida Art Education Association’s Scholastic Art Awards competition in Jacksonville.

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