• Swinging jazz with a twist

    Have you ever seen five trombones being played live on one stage? 

    If not, then head to the “Johny Carlsson — Up Close and Personal” featuring Great Bones on Fire jazz concert at the Valerie Theatre Cultural Center on Saturday. 

    The night of jazz will be offered during two shows — at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Tickets are $25; $30 for reserved seating.  

  • Good Times 3/24/2017: Channeling Elvis most nights

    By Janet Bostrum

    Although Elvis Presley died almost 40 years ago, there are now estimated to be more that 85,000 Elvis impersonators around the world. Among these Elvis Tribute Artists (ETAs), as most prefer to be called, is a local talent who has wowed Citrus County music lovers for 20 years.

    Billy “Elvis” Hindsey, our local ETA, will be playing 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the High Octane Saloon. This will be his 78th performance since the beginning of 2017.

  • Local author pens tale of American treason

    The Valerie Theatre Cultural Center invites the community to a free book talk and signing by author Paul N. Herbert on his historical tale, “Treason in the Rockies.” 

    “Treason in the Rockies” tells the tale of Harvard honor alumnus Dale Maple, whose obsession with Nazi Germany led to his downfall. 

    The Valerie’s Cultural Director Alan Forino said the strange story exposes a time in America that many do not fully know. 

  • The Buzz: What's happening around Citrus County 3/17/2017

    There are admission fees and charges associated with some events and classes. Call the phone number listed for more information.


    Art Center Theater — Coming up are:

    * “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” (comedy/farce) March 17 to April 2.

    * “Murder by Appointment” (drama/mystery) April 28 to May 14.

  • Play it by Ear 3/17/2017: Spend time with ‘Chickens, Pigs’

    By Jim Davis

  • Good Times 3/18/2017: Lobo may be solo, but sound is full

    By Janet Bostrum

    This Sunday you can hear one of Citrus County’s favorite one-man band shows at The Monkey Bar at Homosassa Riverside Resort. Johnny Lobo will be playing from 1-5 p.m.

    Lobo has had a long career as a musician, beginning with classical piano. He began his musical training in Germany where his father was stationed with the military. At only 10, he played Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Kaiserslautern, Germany, Symphony Orchestra. 

  • Talent of two on display at Lorna Jean Gallery

    Two local award- winning artists are coming together to put on a Realistic Art Exhibit at the Lorna Jean Gallery on Saturday, March 11. 

    Douglas Murray of Hernando and Norman Freyer of Homosassa will have an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a selection of watercolors, gouache and colored-pencil creations, including landscapes, seascapes, birds and animals. The Lorna Jean Gallery is at 6136 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway (State Road 44), Crystal River.

  • Yellowstone focus of lecture series

    Special to the Chronicle

    Award-winning photographer Larry Jordan will present “Yellowstone in Winter: Two Different Perspectives” at the Florida Artists Gallery Café Dinner and Lecture Series on March 25. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by Jordan’s presentation at 7 p.m.

  • Undercover investigation into underwear

    Special to the Chronicle

    A fast-paced comedy about an 83-year-old grandmother running an illegal boutique selling sexy senior undergarments in her rent-controlled New York apartment opens Friday, March 17, at the Art Center Theatre in Citrus Hills.

  • Joe Dube: Leaving a legacy

    Rochelle Kaiser

    For the Chronicle

    For the past five years, Joe Dube has served as president of the Friends of the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. His vision for the park has been seen by millions of visitors over the years and will continue indefinitely.

    His journey began long before he began serving as president. It all began with volunteering at the park, where he met Ginny Svoboda, a longtime volunteer.