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Entertainment Revue | The Stars Of The Future

Have you ever walked into a room and just by the sound of what you heard, you instantly smiled?? 

I was invited to watch a rehearsal for Entertainment Revue recently, and as I walked into the room, I heard such a beautiful melody. I turned the corner and saw the girls from the group, warming up their voices. Some holding hands, some with their eyes closed, but each of them working so well together to make that unified melody... (insert that big smile here)


Entertainment Revue, founded in 1989, is a professional performance ensemble that develops young talent in song, dance and performing. The talented girls of Entertainment Revue perform many shows through out the year from community events to professional sporting events. 

The talent of Entertainment Revue is led by Creative Director, Jessica Rhodes. Jessica, is an Entertainment Revue alumni with an impressive arts and theater background, having continued her education and worked in New York City for many years. Jessica brought her passion for the performing arts back to her hometown of Tampa, to nurture and coach the growing talent of Entertainment Revue




My God-daughter, Gabriella is in the cast of Entertainment Revue and I love watching her talent grow.  (Just call me the President of her fan club) I have no doubt she and many of the cast members of the group, will go on to do amazing things in the industry. Many Entertainment Revue alumni have gone 
onto to sign recording contracts, perform on Broadway and even star in television shows. 

So, if you have a talented child, this could be the place for them to grow musically and professionally! 

This year's cast has 5 high school seniors who will be graduating and moving on to college. These seniors have been mentors for the younger girls who like them, are growing up in the group today. I asked a few of the seniors what they loved most about being in Entertainment Revue, they said the friendships, hands down! 



"The sisterhood I've grown to have with these girls, is what I'll miss the most, " Brianna Serafin, Entertainment Revue senior. 

The sisterhood among these girls was pretty special to see. They were very encouraging of one another  and even helped each other with quick costume changes in between numbers.


Entertainment Revue will be holding auditions for new cast members on May 15th, 2021. If you have or know a talented young lady, you can contact Jessica to attend auditions for the next generation of Entertainment Revue stars!

For audition appointments, families can contact Jessica at erfiwings@gmail.com

The current cast of Entertainment Revue will host its last show of the season Saturday, May 1st! For more information on where to catch their fabulous shows or to learn more about the upcoming auditions, be sure to visit entertainmentrevue.com

I want to thank the young ladies of Entertainment Revue for having me at their rehearsal. It was a pleasure to watch and learn all about this extraordinary group of talented kids! I look forward to seeing where your talents take each of you!





Picture (im) Perfect | Museum of Photographic Arts

 I recently had the privilege of visiting the Museum of Photographic Arts for their newest exhibit, Picture (im) Perfect.  


This unique exhibit features documentary family photographers from around the world, including a couple from the Tampa Bay area. These talented photographers captured real, unposed family moments to create an artistic look at a 'day in the life' of families today. 


These beautiful photos were so relatable and some of them even made me long for the days of diaper changes and temper tantrums. ;) 

If you are a parent, veteran or newbie on the block, this exhibit is for you! Picture (im) Perfect will be on display until May 31st. 

If you are unable to visit the museum in person, this unique collection has been complied into a beautiful book! Picture (im) Perfect, the book can be purchased online or in the museum store! 


I left the museum today truly inspired! I couldn't wait to snap more photos of my kids for our own family gallery at home. 


*This experience was hosted by the Museum of Photographic Arts
All opinions shared in this post belong to Prose & Company. 



 





Monster Jam is coming to Tampa!!!

 12,000 pound trucks are coming to Tampa, guys! Are you ready?? 


Monster Jam is coming to Tampa once again on March 12th through the 14th. Fans can expect the same full-throttle family fun, albeit modified for everyone's safety! 

Here's a few of the updates families can expect before enjoying the action: 

  • Face Coverings: No helmets are needed, but face coverings for everyone in your party, age 2 and older are! 
  • Pod Seating: To allow for a safe distance from others not in your party, all members of your family and friends within your ticket reservation, will be seated together but safely distanced from other parties within the arena. 
  • Physical Distance: You will be required to maintain a safe distance from others while navigating the arena. 
  • Fan Interaction: Autograph sessions, pit party and VIP experiences are paused in most markets, however in some areas, these experiences are slowly being re-introduced. See your venue for more information. (Pit Parties will begin at Raymond James, on Saturday March 13th!)
  • Contactless Shopping: Expect a touch-free payment and digital purchase options with merchandise pick-up locations through out the arena. 





Monster Jam is the big leagues of monster truck competition where you will witness the best drivers in the
world and the most popular trucks tear up the dirt in intense competitions of speed and skill. Which truck will come out on top? I think my boys will be cheering for Bakugan Dragonoid! 

Which truck will your family be cheering for? You can purchase tickets through Ticket Master. Tickets start at just $20! This would be the perfect way to kick off Spring Break! 

Those 12,000-pound trucks are revved up and ready for action!! All the fun starts Friday, March 12th!! 

**photos are provided by Monster Jam and blog post sponsors. 


Tips for NFL Experience in Tampa Bay!

 Our city is on fire!! We are super excited to cheer for our Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV! 


Going to the sold-out NFL Experience, felt a little like winning the golden ticket inside of a Wonka Bar!
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But seriously guys, I hope you’ll have a chance to experience the excitement in the city for Super Bowl LV with your family! If you’re going to the NFL Experience, I’m sharing a few tips, so you can save this post to reference later!   


🏈 Comfy shoes for the whole family, you’ll be walking a lot!   

🏈 If possible, take a Lyft or an Uber! Saves the headache of parking! 

🏈 Bring a phone charger, you’ll be using your phone and the NFL One Pass App the entire visit.   

🏈 Bring or download a game like Heads Up to pass the time in line!   

  🏈 Of course, bring a comfy mask!





The City of Tampa, the NFL, the sponsors, everyone involved in bringing this to Tampa, did a fantastic job! Proud to call this place home and can’t wait to watch the Bucs win it this week!  🏆




Holiday Happenings, 2020 Edition

Happy Holidays friends! 

We know the holidays will look a little different this year, but we can't loose the fun!! I've rounded up some fun Christmas activities that are still happening, only modified to allow for safety precautions this year! 

Photo by: FotoBohemia 

I'm including some options for weekend getaways too! Our friends at Visit Orlando have some wonderful activities that would make a for an easy holiday overnight getaway! And if you want to go a little further, I'm sharing some details about Stone Mountain Christmas in Georgia! 

I hope we might see you out and about this holiday season! :) 

Tampa

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park- Right in the middle of downtown, at Curtis Hixon Park along the Riverwalk, you'll find snow much fun! ;) Families can go ice skating, play in the Florida snow, ride the Christmas Choo-Choo, holiday snacks at the cafe & visit the shops of Winter Village! To buy tickets for the ice skating rink and for Winter Village hours you can check it out here. Winter Village will remain open until January 3rd 2021! 


Christmas In The Wild- Holiday lights, festive treats & the wildlife at Zoo Tampa, makes this a Tampa family favorite! I hear Santa makes a special appearance on select nights! This special event at Zoo Tampa, is by reservation only, so be sure to order your tickets here! Christmas In The Wild will be open until December 30th. 

A Pirate's Christmas- You better believe the Pirates of Tampa Bay would get in the Christmas spirit! This special pirate cruise is all decked out for a holiday adventure like no other! A special voyage with Christmas carols, face painting and pirate games await you and the family! To book your tickets aboard the Lost Pearl, visit Tampapirateship.com or click here

Gallaghers Pumpkins & Christmas Trees- This little family owned spot is a MUST visit this season! They had the cutest pumpkin patch in the area and now they've decked the halls for Christmas! Stop by and pick up a fresh Christmas tree, wreath or just go for the adorable photo ops, holiday treats and maybe even a Santa sighting!! And the baby goats are back! I fell in love with this spot in October & I can't wait to visit again this month! Visit here for their hours and availability of the their trees! 

Orlando

Christmas at Gaylord Palms- The beautifully decorated Gaylord Palms hotel is an experience in itself! Add the holiday activities available, its a wonderful spot to plan a family Christmas outing! I Love Christmas Movies Ice Exhibit, Cirque Dreams Unwrapped, Snow Factory, Feast With The Grinch, Photos With Santa and so much more!! For more information be sure to visit Christmas At Gaylord Palms.

Dazzling Lights At Harry P. Leu Gardens- These beautiful gardens in downtown Orlando will be all dressed up for the holidays! Interactive lights, a 65 foot light tunnel and a towering Christmas tree along with a unique forest walk inspired by the aurora borealis! For more info on this special event, check out VisitOrlando.com

Stone Mountain, Georgia 

Photo courtesy of Stone Mountain 

Stone Mountain Christmas- The Park at Stone Mountain is a lot of fun! Now, decked out for Christmas it would make a wonderful destination for a weekend away! The Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, and the new holiday lights, Snow Angel Parade and the new Christmas Lasershow! Visit here to learn more and book tickets!  

Of course, masks are required at all times while visiting these spots, but you can find cute holiday masks here

We hope you find some fun things to enjoy with your family safely this Christmas season! If you find additional fun, I'd love to hear about it! Send us a message and we can add it to the list!  

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!