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“Flashback”: The 2014 Vintage Fashion Collection

Presented by Sandra Gray Originals

Sandra Gray Originals presents “Flashback”: The 2014 Vintage Fashion Collection, showcasing styles reminiscent of the 1940s and 1950s. The silhouettes in the SGO line of daywear, cocktail and evening attire make a strong statement to all women that you can be fun, sexy, and strong while looking classy and elegant.

Sandra is a self‐taught designer and seamstress. Early on, her love for sewing and designing gave her the ability to merge one form of fashion with another. Her innate sense of style, coupled with her desire for quality and fit, has become a staple in her career, and her personal flair radiates throughout her unique collections. Sandra’s logo is the bee, which symbolizes “Bee different, Bee original, Bee yourself.”

Sandra also works as a designer and seamstress for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), creating looks for some of professional wrestling’s most famous superstars. She is a cast member on the hit E! TV reality show “Total Divas,” where you will see her very much in her element: at her sewing machine.

The Flashback Fashion Show will feature WWE Divas and local models presenting Sandra’s line, escorted by some of the top WWE Superstars. The event will be filmed for an episode of “Total Divas.”

Tickets Available Friday at Noon.

Tickets are $50 for general admission or $100 for VIP, plus applicable fees (total of $52/$102 at the Tampa Theatre box office, or $58/$112 online). VIP tickets include premium seating and a meet & greet after show with Sandra, the WWE Divas and Superstars, and the models. Sandra will donate a portion of the show’s proceeds to The Spring Tampa Bay, whose mission is to prevent domestic violence, protect victims and promote change in lives, families and communities.

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A HOT & SAXXY NIGHT

with Eric Darius, Shawn Brown, and BK Jackson

Eric Darius is a contemporary jazz saxophonist and composer. A long-time Tampa resident, Darius attended Howard W. Blake High School and the University of South Florida, where he studied business and music and performed with the university’s Jazztet. He has also performed with renowned artists such as Prince and Mary J. Blige. His formal debut album, Night on the Town, was released in 2004 and charted on Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz chart, where it reached No. 18. Just two years later, Darius’ follow-up album, Just Getting Started, charted even higher than his last,  peaking at No. 8. His fourth album, Goin All Out charted in the top 10, and its self-titled single peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Songs chart. Darius is currently touring and working on his sixth album, due out this summer.

Shawn Brown has been a professional musician for more than 30 years. Calling Tampa home since 1980, Shawn played with the band Blackstar,who scored a local hit with “Animal Attraction,” and toured Japan in The Precision Band. Brown has also shared the stage with nationally known acts such as Al Green, Christopher Cross, and Earth Wind & Fire. As of 2010, Brown has begun using his gifts to partner with people and organizations that help save the lives of others, and focusing more on charity events.

BK Jackson is no stranger to the Tampa area, having been voted as the Tampa Bay Entertainer of the Year in 2007. He was also the NAACP ACT-SO Gold Medal winner in the Music Instrumental/Contemporary Category that same year. Jackson has opened for and shared stage with numerous renowned artists including Fantasia, B.B King, Tony Bennett and Prince. Jackson is currently in the studio putting finishing touches on his sophomore release, Life of the Party, and is in his senior year of college at Florida A&M University studying Jazz Studies and Music Industry.

Tickets are $25, $35, & $45 (plus applicable services fees).

 

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Monty Python and the Holy Grape – 95 pt+ Tasting

New This Year!

Tickets are $200 per person.

WineFest has added a fourth element to this ever-expanding event. A select number of wine enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience a 95 pt+ Tasting of eight exquisite wines at The Tampa Club, located just blocks away from the historic movie theatre at 101 E. Kennedy Boulevard, 6pm – 7:30pm.

Each selection has been ranked 95 points or higher by leading industry publications, and many are no longer available for sale, including the 2001 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay and the 1949 Antonio Ferrari Il Barone. Many of the featured wines have been generously donated from the private collection of local wine enthusiast, Dr. Barry Levine. Legendary film producer, director and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola and his Inglenook Winery have donated bottles of 1997 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon, which is also no longer available for sale.

Seating is very limited, and tickets are $200 per person.

 

While the theme may be silly, the purpose is most serious: Now in its 13th year, the annual WineFest is Tampa Theatre’s biggest fundraising event of the year, benefitting the historic movie palace’s artistic and educational programs as well as its ongoing preservation and restoration.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grape – Wine Brunch

Wine Brunch

Tickets are $40 per person. 

If the dreaded Knights who say Ni haven’t killed you by then, WineFest tops off the weekend of revelry with a Wine Brunch at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Food stations catered by local independent restaurants will pair breakfast offerings with mimosas, bellinis and a selection of light wines. 

 

 

While the theme may be silly, the purpose is most serious: Now in its 13th year, the annual WineFest is Tampa Theatre’s biggest fundraising event of the year, benefitting the historic movie palace’s artistic and educational programs as well as its ongoing preservation and restoration.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grape – Wine Pairing

Wine Pairing

Tickets are $250 per person.

The Theatre’s historic stage will be expanded to seat 200 for for the exclusive Wine Pairing at 6:30 p.m., sponsored by Bank of America. The five-course menu, created and catered by Mise En Place chef Marty Blitz, will feature delectable small plates expertly paired with wines specific to each dish.

 

While the theme may be silly, the purpose is most serious: Now in its 13th year, the annual WineFest is Tampa Theatre’s biggest fundraising event of the year, benefitting the historic movie palace’s artistic and educational programs as well as its ongoing preservation and restoration.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grape – Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Premium Tasting tickets are $85.
The Grand Tasting tickets are $50.

Winefest will kick off with a two-tiered Wine Tasting featuring many of Tampa’s most famous and flavorsome independent restaurants. Guests will have the opportunity to sample dozens of boutique wines and bid on premium silent auction items, while local eateries like Bern’s Steak House, Catrinas Cocina Y Galeria, and Anise Global Gastrobar serve up their favorite fare – all with John Cleese and Terry Gilliam’s classic 1975 farce providing the perfect backdrop on the big screen.

  • Premium Tasting is from 7-8 p.m. and features exclusive wines for a limited audience. Tickets are $85 in advance and include admission to the Grand Tasting
  • The Grand Tasting is from 8-10 p.m. and tickets are $50 in advance.

 

 

While the theme may be silly, the purpose is most serious: Now in its 13th year, the annual WineFest is Tampa Theatre’s biggest fundraising event of the year, benefitting the historic movie palace’s artistic and educational programs as well as its ongoing preservation and restoration.