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Amazing and Inspiring Jennifer Musumba • St. Pete Catalyst

Tonight (Thursday, August 11th) we have a musical experience like no other at thestudio@620.

This is a concert performance by Hardy County musician (guitar and piano player, singer and songwriter), filmmaker, videographer and storyteller Jennifer Musumba.

The 45-year-old from Florida is a member of American Mensa. She has a very high IQ.

Musumba also happens to be autistic.

in her short film The fish don’t care if it rainsMsumba uses gardening metaphors to describe her disability.

“I was once a seed. say.

“I wanted to break through and soak up the sun. But it just wasn’t my time yet.

“So I waited. And like the seed, when the right factors came into play, I made a breakthrough.”

“I replanted it at the new facility. In this new place, I was able to grow. I cultivated my talent. I was surrounded by music and learned new skills… such as how to create vlogs like video diaries. what the whole world is watching. ”

Watch Jennifer’s vlog episode here.

Charming, humorous and bubbly, Musumba is bright and positive and her music and short films are as inspiring as her personality.

Tonight’s event begins at 8:00 PM and includes musical performances and short film screenings. Fish don’t care if it rains like a girl in pink When hero in trainingand an onstage interview with St. Pete/Clearwater Film Commissioner Tony Armor.

Click here to visit Jen’s website for more information.

Get your tickets for tonight’s event here.

at the theater

Opening tonight at Studio Grand Central in St. Petersburg, beautiful things Thelma Fillinger drama about a woman whose son is imprisoned for an unspeakable crime. Starring Debbie Yones, Alan Morney Jr., Tony Brooks. See all tickets here.There’s more on Friday’s show catalyst.

In Tampa, the Stageworks Theater’s Channelside venue hosts the ThinkTank Theater for Young Audiences. zoo exhibition, A Holocaust drama that airs this Friday, August 12th through the 21st. Earlier this week, I spoke with ThinkTank founder Georgia Mallory Guy. Guy also co-stars in Neil Simon’s current production of him freeFall. Rose and Walsh, Until August 28th.

Male-only musical comedy by Dan Coggins Nonsense: A-Men It continues through Sunday at the Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Center in Tampa. tickets.

music and concerts

Registration closed on August 10th, but you can still attend the Master Chorale in Tampa Bay. Summer Thing, Saturday (10am-1pm) at the USF School of Music in Tampa (3755 USF Holly Drive, MUS 101). And hey, auditions for the next season – starting with Carmina Burana, with the Florida Orchestra – will be held in the same room from 2 onwards.

Jazz saxophonist Eric Darius takes the stage at Palladium Friday. tickets.

Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, The Jets, Cover Girls When Brenda K. Starr It takes place on Friday at the Amalie Arena. Highest ticket price at press time for “Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam”: $79.50 (minimum $39.50).

crooner Michael Bublé Saturday is Amalie Arena. Highest ticket price at press time: $480 (minimum $65).

R&B vocalist Chris Brown I’ll be playing with Lil Baby at the Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheater on Saturday. Highest ticket price at press time: $1,125 (minimum $220).

walking the walk

Saint Petersburg Arts Alliance Monthly Reminder Second Saturday Art Walk, Open House at 40 St. Pete’s Art Studio and Gallery (Saturday 5-9pm). The white ArtWalk trolley departs at 5:00 at the Craftsman House Gallery at 2955 Central Avenue and continues its loop until the end of the night. You can also walk or drive if you feel like it. ArtWalk map for August.

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