Meeting Room 2
Carving a Light House in Shallow Relief
“Fusion” with Tom Ziegelhofer
Mr. Z was born in Buffalo,New York. After graduation from Eden Central High School in 1966, he attended Onondaga Community College in Syracuse New York and graduated from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky in 1970, with a Bachelor of Music Degree. Later in his career, he attained a Masters Degree in Supervision and Administration from the University of Tampa. In 1970 Mr. Z was drafted and joined the Navy Band where he did tour of duty in Boston and Chicago. In 1975 Mr. Z moved to Florida to become band & chorus director at Eisenhower Jr. High. Ensuing years had him teaching at Hillsborough High School, Webb Middle School, Buchanan Middle School and Roland Park Middle School In 1996 Mr. Z was hired as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum for the new Performing Arts High School at Howard W. Blake High School and retired in June 2009 after 37 years in education.
He is currently working as the Jazz Outreach Artist and private trumpet instructor for three local high schools in the Tampa Bay area.
As a professional trumpet player, Mr. Z has performed with Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Nell Carter, Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Hope and Connie Stevens — just to name a few. He has also opened for Miami Sound Machine and Basia. He was a founding member of Baytown Brass and also performed with The Jazz Cellar Underground Orchestra. He currently performs with Late Night Brass, a high energy 10-piece group that does covers from Chicago, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat and Tears, Gloria Estefan, Incognito and many more.
ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $16 general admission
DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 member / $18 general admission
(Member price includes one complimentary beverage.)
Join neighbors and friends for a community-wide garage sale at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. Share (and sell) your trinkets and, perhaps, find a hidden treasure or two! Spend the morning with us, shopping, selling, listening to music on the outdoor stage and touring original works of art on display inside the Center. Presented by the Carrollwood Village HOAs.
This is a community garage sale, free to the public, held on the grounds of the Carrollwood Cultural Center, at 4537 Lowell Road. All of our vendor spaces have been sold.
A comedy show that might make some grown-ups blush. Enjoy an evening with a few comedians who prefer to burn the envelope rather than push it. A perfect show for George Carlin fans. With headliner Steven Lolli, featured comedian Aniria and emcee Michael Murillo with a special appearance by Devin Alexander.
Steven Lolli began earning his underground status as the only white, Jewish comedian in black comedy clubs in south LA in early 2002. Lolli, who found it impossible to tolerate Hollywood’s comedy clubs, ventured to a different side of town and became an irregular act in front of an unlikely audience gaining him cult status in LA when he was eventually chosen as a creative collaborator by Katt Williams (2007). The collaboration with Williams led Lolli to be featured as himself in” Katt Williams: 9 Lives” (2010) with Williams calling Lolli “Too funny for his own good”.
In May of 2013, Lolli was asked to headline an awards benefit honoring Lily Tomlin, Jane Lynch and the President of HBO. He roasted the comedy business saying “American comedy… it was over as soon as Eddie Murphy became the five farting fat people”. The performance garnered the attention of author Mark London Williams who described Lolli as “The keen eye of Lenny Bruce with Charles Bukowski’s raunchy appetite…” He has since been listed by Shareranks.com among the 50 greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all-time.
2014 saw him write and co-direct his first film “Yoga Ho” which he also appears in. When he is not writing and directing, Lolli is busy headlining the “High Class Poverty” comedy tour at Performing Arts Centers and Colleges nationwide last year and will return this year with a slew of the Bay’s best local comedians opening up for him.
In 2016, Lolli became a regular at the world famous Icehouse Comedy Club in Los Angeles.
Steven Lolli’s bold and unapologetic comedy will appeal to fans of Louis CK, George Carlin and Chris Rock. (Includes adult themes and language.)
As the daughter of a Salvadorian Dad and a Puerto Rican Mom pursuing PhD’s in Gainesville, Florida, Aniria learned culture shock at a very young age. The cultural differences between her own parents coupled with Southern Florida culture add to her witty observations. She knew at age 14 that she wanted to make people laugh when she took a drama class to break out of her shell.
Terrified daily of going to class, she eventually had to take the stage for an improvisation exercise. Having no idea what to do, all she could think of was talking like her Puerto Rican mom. After wiping tears of laughter, the class gave her a standing ovation and she knew that she wanted to make people laugh.
It wasn’t until later that she actually pursued her dream of doing stand-up. Now she is a divorced woman who juggles dating with raising kids. Aniria’s comedy expresses the “in your face” truths about cultural differences, the South, dating, kids, sex and how men and women relate.
She produces and tours with an all girl stand-up comedy troupe called The Funny Diva Show and she just won Best Screenplay at the St. Pete Comedy Film Festival for her short film 1-800-Call-A-Cougar.
Aniria encourages all women to express themselves freely. “I’m only talking about what most women think but are sometimes afraid to say.”
Opening the show is Michael Murillo, an award-winning journalist whose stand-up comedy has brought him to clubs, theaters and cultural centers, where he’s worked with comedians such as Jake Johanssen and Amy Schumer. Murillo’s sarcastic, self-deprecating style highlights his Jewish and Spanish backgrounds.
“Hello all, I’m a stand up comedian from the Tampa Bay Area. I do my best to focus on A LOT of sarcasm, word play and real life observations from my personal experiences. I truly believe laughter is the healing to sorrow so since Barak Obama is out of the office this will be a great time to need some laughter. I’ve had the pleasure to share the stage with acts such as : Ian Edwards, Esther Ku, Sheeba Mason, Bob Dibouno, Jon Laster and many others. If you’re ready to escape the horrors of reality then I’ll bust your guts like Mexican food. I’ll make your lungs feel like they just went to the gym and you’re guaranteed a strong abdomen after witnessing my act.” – Devin
ADVANCED TICKETS: $16 member / $18 general admission
DAY OF SHOW: $18 member / $20 general admission
(Adult audiences only.)
Gentle Hatha Yoga
The Carrollwood Cultural Center believes in cultivating talent and offering talent opportunities to be showcased providing quality entertainment. With this said, the Center is creating a Center-based teen performance choir: Big Treble.
Auditions for the show choir will be for the ages 13-17 (17 year olds must not turn 18 before the end of the 2017 calendar year).
- Monday January 23 (Meeting Room II)
- Tuesday January 24 (Main Theatre)
- Wednesday January 25 (Main Theatre)
- Thursday January 26 (Main Theatre)
Auditions will be 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
Please prepare 2 vocal selections using track or MP3. Auditions will also consist of a movement/choreography section. No appointment needed. All those auditioning will need to be accompanied by a parent or please have a signed note stating permission to audition as there will be nominal fee of participation that can be paid throughout the year if chosen to participate. The commitment will be 10 months.
Big Treble will be guaranteed 10 mainstage/event performances including outreach opportunities throughout the year. Rehearsals will not exceed two rehearsals a week on a regular basis with a third rehearsal added if needed closer to performances. A full calendar will be available at the auditions.
For more information contact Aaron Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org.