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Friday, Feb 12, 2016

Arts & Music

Bowie tribute among offerings for Florida Orchestra’s 2016-17 season

Bowie tribute among offerings for Florida Orchestra’s 2016-17 season

A tribute to rock icon David Bowie, Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9” and “Ode to Joy” plus Cirque de la Symphonie, featuring aerialists and other circus performers, are among the highlights of The Florida Orchestra ...
Published: 02/11/16
Tampa Museum of Art exhibit examines the human form in ‘Public and Private’

Tampa Museum of Art exhibit examines the human form in ‘Public and Private’

It’s easy to understand why the human figure is the most endearing and enduring subject in art. After all, we occupy the inside of our bodies as well as see and feel the outside. No subject is closest to our hearts, literally and figuratively...
Published: 02/11/16
Patty Griffin comes to St. Pete with eclectic new collection of love songs

Patty Griffin comes to St. Pete with eclectic new collection of love songs

There’s a different type of love song in contemporary music, particularly in the hip-hop world. For some, the love of objects reigns supreme. Dreams of conspicuous consumption and elite status in song is common.
Published: 02/11/16
‘Dali & Disney’ reflects on the lives of Spanish surrealist and animation pioneer

‘Dali & Disney’ reflects on the lives of Spanish surrealist and animation pioneer

ST. PETERSBURG — In its continuing quest to present uniquely complex exhibits connecting legendary artist Salvador Dali to the world’s greatest visionaries such as Leonardo da Vinci and Picasso, the Dali Museum’s newest show ...
Published: 02/11/16
Alan Parsons recounts learning from Beatles, Pink Floyd ahead of Clearwater concert

Alan Parsons recounts learning from Beatles, Pink Floyd ahead of Clearwater concert

It’s been a half-century since Alan Parsons entered the music business. Although most recording artists pay their dues playing forgettable gigs and working unglamorous jobs, Parsons’ career commenced in memorable fashion.
Published: 02/11/16
Art Splash brings funky assortment of local art to Hidden Springs Ale Works

Art Splash brings funky assortment of local art to Hidden Springs Ale Works

A pair of local artists are working together to bring an eclectic show to the Tampa Bay area.
Published: 02/11/16
‘Sex Tips For Straight Women From a Gay Man’ a comedic play with real moves

‘Sex Tips For Straight Women From a Gay Man’ a comedic play with real moves

The off-Broadway hit “Sex Tips For Straight Women From a Gay Man” makes its Florida debut when the risque romantic comedy loosely adapted from the book of the same name runs today through Sunday at the Straz Center in Tampa.
Published: 02/11/16
Director named for stage version of ‘Frozen’

Director named for stage version of ‘Frozen’

NEW YORK — Disney has tapped one of Broadway’s freshest talents to direct one of its most eagerly awaited musicals, “Frozen.”
Published: 02/11/16
Sarasota Opera, director DeRenzi caps unique Verdi project

Sarasota Opera, director DeRenzi caps unique Verdi project

NEW YORK – When the curtain rises on Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Battaglia di Legnano” (“The Battle of Legnano”) in Sarasota later this month, it will cap an achievement as historic in its way as the military vict...
Published: 02/10/16
Lock of Lennon’s hair expected to fetch $10,000 at auction

Lock of Lennon’s hair expected to fetch $10,000 at auction

DALLAS — A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon as the Beatle prepared for a film role is expected to sell for $10,000 at a Dallas auction later this month.
Published: 02/09/16