Do It Today: DigiMazing and photography at USF, Yanni (!) and A Day to Remember at Jannus

In concert tonight:


Monday, April 18 A Day to Remember w/Bring Me the Horizon/We Came as Romans/Pierce the Veil Wildly popular in Florida’s hard rock scene, Ocala natives A Day To Remember have gained widespread recognition for a style that balances precariously between pop-punk and post-hardcore. Metalcore Brits Bring Me the Horizon give the kids their screamo fix as do We Came as Romans’ ear-wrenching roars and echoing wails, with the intense high-pitched croons of Cali-based outfit Pierce The Veil bringing up the rear. All contribute to the audience’s future hearing loss. (Text by Valerie Quintana, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg, jannuslive.com


[image-1]Monday, April 18 Yanni The globally recognized composer/pianist and unofficial face of New Age music (he calls it “contemporary instrumental”) enjoyed breakthrough fame in 1994 with Yanni Live at the Acropolis. The video not only raised $13 million for PBS, but has remained on the video charts almost continuously since it came out and is the second best-selling video of all time (Thriller is the first). In sum, he’s made more cheese than Kraft, though not quite as much as MJ. He's adding to the fondue pot with 2011’s Truth of Touch, his first album of new material in eight years, which has been lounging at the top of the New Age charts since its release. (Text by Leilani Polk, David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, strazcenter.org)

A first for the USF facility since opening in 1984, the gallery presents DigiMazing, an entire exhibition focused on the medium of video art. The collaborative exhibition transforms the gallery space into a techno dreamscape through the use of televisions, projectors, computers, videos and audio. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phyllis P. Marshall Center, USF-Tampa, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-974-5464. ctr.usf.edu/gallery.

The University of South Florida Photography Program encourages a broad range of experimentation with the expressive potentials of photography, as well as an awareness of contemporary practice and critical thinking on issues surrounding the medium. See how the students use these practices at the William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, USF main campus in Tampa. Free. Open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. art.usf.edu.

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