Okeechobee Community Theatre comedy is a hit with opening night audience

OKEECHOBEE — “I don’t know the last time I laughed that much!” exclaimed a member of the audience for the opening night performance of “See How They Run,” by the Okeechobee Community Theatre. The high-energy ensemble comedy is set shortly after the end of World War II in the vicarage of the fictitious village of […]

Annual Indian Arts Celebration attracts large crowds

BIG CYPRESS — Participants, spectators, tribal members and visitors experienced a dizzying array of art, crafts, cultural education, entertainment, food, music and other delights at the 22nd Annual American Indian Arts Celebration last weekend. Hundreds turned out for the two-day extravaganza hosted at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation south […]

OCT presents ‘See How They Run’

OKEECHOBEE — What happens when you combine a host of British clergy with a feisty American actress, an actor-turned-Air Force corporal, a dim-witted maid, a prim-and proper-busybody, and an escaped Russian spy? Okeechobee Community Theatre’s next production, “See How They Run” by Philip King is a hilarious, fast-paced farce that will have everyone laughing from […]

Barnstorming 1920s biplane to perform at Stuart Air Show

STUART — The Stuart Air Show will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Nov. 1 when it kicks off at 6 p.m. at Witham Field in Stuart. The air show is a three-day event featuring thrilling performances by nationally known performers such as The Air Combat Command USAF F-16 Viper Demonstration Team, AeroShell Aerobatic Team and […]

Free haunted house is back to give you nightmares

OKEECHOBEE — Center Mass Gun Range owners Bob Kreitz and Margaret Kreitz have decided to take their love of Halloween and put together a haunted house for the Okeechobee community for the last week of October, completely free of charge. The range held their first haunted house last year, and they say that the event […]

Music festival announces lineup

Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, BASSNECTAR, RÜFÜS DU SOL to headline OKEECHOBEE — Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, BASSNECTAR and RÜFÜS DU SOL will headline the 2020 Okeechobee Music Festival (OMF), set for March 5-8 at Sunshine Grove in northeast Okeechobee County. The Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival announced the preliminary festival lineup on Monday. […]

Mumford & Sons, BASSNECTAR return to Okeechobee Music Festival

OKEECHOBEE – Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, BASSNECTAR and RÜFÜS DU SOL will headline the 2020 Okeechobee Music Festival, set for March 5-8 at Sunshine Grove in Northeast Okeechobee County. The Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival has announced the preliminary festival lineup on Monday. Opening night, Thursday, March 5, 2020, the festival will feature RÜFÜS […]

KOA Oktoberfest to feature dachshund races

OKEECHOBEE — Attention: dachshund owners. Does your dog love to run? Okeechobee KOA’s annual Oktoberfest, planned for Oct. 18-20, will once again feature the popular dachshund races, on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. The races are open to dachshunds and dachshund-mix canines. Each dog must have two handlers. One handler will be at the […]

Seeking seniors, people with disabilities with talent

SEBRING — Love will fill the air as seniors and people with disabilities showcase their talent on stage during the fifth annual Special STARS Got Talent Show on Sept. 22. This year’s event will have a theme, “Love.” Performers can earn extra points for incorporating the word or expressions of love in their show. It […]

Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center plans new season

BELLE GLADE — The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center has an exciting season planned for 2019-2020, entitled “Cultural Mosaic.” The season will feature a six-performance series as well as seven special events. Upcoming shows include: • The Nutcracker (pictured above): Dance Alive National Ballet will bring the holiday favorite “The Nutcracker” to life with an […]