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‘Brave New Jersey’ a Halloween treat      

Jack Petro

On Halloween night of 1938, I was only 10 years old.  Mom commanded us to be home from our “Trick or Treat” expeditions before sunset.  By 8 in the evening I sat in front of our Zenith, a gigantic instrument which connected us with the outside world by means of radio waves. I twisted the […]

‘Catch A Rising Star’ in Opera Club show

Fanyong Du

Fanyong Du is an internationally acclaimed tenor who performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15 at La Hacienda Recreation Center. The performance is part of the “Catch A Rising Star” series for Maestro Bill Doherty and the Opera Club of The Villages. Tickets are $20. Du, a graduate of the Mannes Conservatory of Music in New York […]

‘America’s Got Talent’ encouraging Villagers to apply to audition for popular TV show

"America's Got Talent" is looking for performers from The Villages.

NBC-TV, once again with a little help from Villages-News.com, is looking to spotlight talent in The Villages. “America’s Got Talent,” is searching for new performers for its upcoming season and contacted Villages-News.com for some help. “We’re casting for the upcoming season and we love seniors,” said Justin Reed, who works for the hit television show, […]

Villagers to lend their talents to fundraiser for Petrina’s scholarship fund

Petrina sings solo.

Petrina is turning to talented Villagers to help raise money for Sparkle scholarships. The popular Villages’ entertainer will host a “Sparkle Scholarship Got Talent” fundraiser on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Lake Miona Recreation Center. Tickets are $16. For information, call: 352 205-4892 or email sparkleteamcoord@gmail.com “We have a wide variety of professionals and non-professionals […]

Clark Barrios brings his unique style to ‘Forever Plaid’

Clark Barrios opens Wednesday in Forever Plaid at the Studio Theatre in Tierra Del Sol.

Clark Barrios has just about done it all as a singer in The Villages but now he’s ready for a new challenge – musical theater. The versatile entertainer will star in “Forever Plaid,”  which opens Wednesday at 5 and 8 p.m. at the Studio Theatre in Tierra Del Sol. The musical that highlights pop harmony hits from the 1950s and […]

The Villages Pop Chorus performs pair of sold-out shows

Bill Davis directs The Villages Pops Chorus.

They may no longer be kids, but the guys and gals in The Villages Pop Chorus showed Monday they can still be hip, greasy and even a little funky. This gang of 130 singers came bopping down the isles for the “Hooray for Hollywood” concert wearing shades and jiving to “The Blues Brothers Review” by the Pops […]