Pasco Fair marks 72nd year

The annual Pasco County Fair has delivered a family fun-filled time to fairgoers for more than seven decades, and it promises to do the same this year. The event’s 72nd year is set for Feb. 18 through Feb. 24, at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52 in Dade City. “The Fair Association has been busy putting together what we feel like is the best fair that’s about to hit these … [Read more...]

Area talent show gives youth a time to shine

Long before “America’s Got Talent” began attracting the nation’s attention, a local talent show began offering youths a chance to take center stage. And, efforts are now gearing up for this year’s 34th annual “Spotlight on Talent” competition. Winners of this talent show won’t walk away with a million-dollar prize or a show in Las Vegas, but they won’t walk away empty-handed, … [Read more...]

Country Jam benefits fine arts and other programs

The second annual Dade City (DC) Country Jam promises to be bigger and better than last year’s. The shindig, set for Oct. 8 from noon to midnight at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, will feature a bevy of musical performances, including the likes of Nashville-based country singer Dawn Beyer; Johnny Shelton, of America’s Got Talent fame; and country-duo Jesse & Noah Bellamy. In all, there … [Read more...]

Band has big dreams and bold ambitions

They haven’t had many big gigs yet, but the band that calls itself Beyond Chaotic hopes that will change soon. In fact, the six-member band is planning to travel to Orlando next month to audition for “America’s Got Talent.” Band members say they know it’s a big stage, and they admit they’re a bit nervous, but they want to go for it. After all, they’re trying to build their fan … [Read more...]