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Don McLean to celebrate 50th anniversary of ‘American Pie’ with show in The Villages

Don McLean will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of “American Pie” in an upcoming show at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center in The Villages.

Comedian Bill Engvall will make return appearance at The Sharon

Comedian Bill Engvall will be appearing in two shows in December at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center in The Villages.

Martina McBride to bring Christmas tour to The Sharon in The Villages

Country singer Martina McBride will be bringing her Christmas tour to The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center.

New biopic about Aretha Franklin tells her amazing story

A new movie about the life of Aretha Franklin, RESPECT (starring Jennifer Hudson), is being praised by critics and gives us a chance once again to enjoy her amazing voice. Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back on Franklin's life.

Billie Thatcher to join Ralph DiNome’s Flashback band  

Billie Thatcher will join Ralph DiNome’s Flashback band. That story leads Villages-News.com's Tony Violanti's entertainment roundup.  

Legendary Diamonds bring high-energy and sounds of days past to Paisans Club

In one of their first shows since the Coronavirus hit more than a year ago, The Diamonds showcased a timeless musical buffet on Sunday night for the Paisans Club. Villages-News.com’s Tony Violanti has the story.

‘Spring Fling’ to bring Maestro Bill Doherty and two local favorites to Savannah Center

Join Maestro Bill Doherty with Villages favorites Victoria Sexton and Scotty Tomas as they sing away the winter blues and blossom into the wonders of springtime with songs from hit musicals like Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, The Sound of Music, Grease, West Side Story and more.

State Theatre of Eustis preparing to present Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’

The Bay Street Players are preparing to present Neil Simon’s comedy “Rumors” at The State Theatre of Eustis.

13 applicants hoping to receive scholarships from Opera Club of The Villages

Members of The Opera Club of The Villages will face tough decisions when it comes to selecting the latest recipients for their Harold Schwartz Music Scholarships.

Italian Paisans Club bringing ‘Divas on Broadway’ show to SeaBreeze Recreation Center

The Italian Paisans Club is coming back to life next month with a new show.

Annual holiday light display at Lady Lake Chamber brings familiar glow

The annual holiday light display at the Lady Lake Chamber is bringing a familiar glow to a city that has seen anything but familiar amidst the nearly year-long COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our video of this year's display.

Smash Productions selects cast for Villages-style ‘Honeymooners’ production

The cast for Smash Production’s “The Honeymooners From New York to The Villages” is set.

Smash Productions holding open auditions for ‘Honeymooners’ production

Smash Productions is preparing to hold open auditions for its newest production titled “The Honeymooners – From New York to The Villages.”

COVID-19 forces cancellation of Dollars for Scholars’ annual fundraising show

Dollar for Scholars has been forced to cancel November’s “Starry Starry 2020” because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Villages couple looking forward to bringing Showcase of Talent back to life

Diana and Joe Arlt spent the past seven years exposing local performers and raising more than $75,000 for charity with the Showcase of Talent – something they are looking forward to doing again soon. Villages-News.com’s Tony Violanti has the story.

Villages musicians write song to inspire hope and peace during difficult time

Two well-known Villages musicians have written and recorded a special song to inspire peace and understanding during this difficult time our country is facing.

The Sharon has ‘decided to postpone’ its reopening

The surging Coronavirus in Florida continues to play havoc with entertainment schedules in The Villages. Villages-News.com's Tony Violanti has an update.

The Hippodrome streaming the hilarious ‘Souvenir’

Getting cabin fever due to COVID-19 confinement? Villages-News.com's Don Simson has news about a hilarious comedy you can stream from the Hippodrome Theater.

COVID-19 concerns force cancellation of open air concert series at Polo Club

COVID-19 concerns have forced the cancellation of the open air concert series that was to take place later this month at The Villages Polo Club.

Director eager to get 140-member Villages Pops Chorus back on stage

Villager Bill Davis, who directs The Villages Pops Chorus, is anticipating the day when the group can get back together and start raising money for charity again following the COVID-19 crisis.

Former high school principal named chairman of Villages Musical Theater

A former high school principal has been named chairman of Villages Musical Theater. Villages-News.com's Tony Violanti has details.

Popular Maestro Bill Doherty keeping music alive during COVID-19 pandemic

From the stage at Katie Belle’s to the altar of St. Timothy’s, Maestro Bill Doherty’s faith in music and people enables him to rise above the challenge of the Coronavirus. Villages-News.com’s Tony Violanti has the story.

Popular Johnny Wild and the Delights takes Villages show to a personal level

Andy Matchett was a hard-rocking teenager playing in a garage band but thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, the kid who grew up to be Johnny Wild has graduated to playing patios.

Rocky and the Rollers eager to get back on stage in The Villages

Rocky and the Rollers were shut down when entertainment was canceled by the COVID-19 outbreak but the band’s leader vows a return to The Villages.