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5 Tampa-area bookstores celebrating Independent Book Store Day on Saturday

5 Tampa-area bookstores celebrating Independent Book Store Day on Saturday

On Saturday, book lovers can spend the day shopping limited-edition arrivals unique to their favorite indie bookstores for Independent Book Store Day. Stores around the Tampa region are offering discounts, unique items, performances, and meet-and-gre...
Published: 04/29/16
Beyonce will build on her legacy during concert in Tampa

Beyonce will build on her legacy during concert in Tampa

Beyonce was already a star by the time she shared the Grammy stage with Prince in 2004, but the former focal point of Destiny’s Child moved up an echelon after that performance.
Published: 04/28/16
Updated: 04/29/16
‘The Maids’ means to spark debate among Straz Center audiences

‘The Maids’ means to spark debate among Straz Center audiences

Jean Genet’s play “The Maids,” released in 1947, was inspired by a famed French murder trial of two sisters who killed two women, their employer and her daughter, while working as maids in the early 1930s.
Published: 04/28/16
Tampa native BK Jackson talks about touring with Prince

Tampa native BK Jackson talks about touring with Prince

It’s been one week since the world lost pop icon Prince.
Published: 04/28/16
Ra Ra Riot headlining the new-look Tropical Heatwave in Ybor

Ra Ra Riot headlining the new-look Tropical Heatwave in Ybor

As Tropical Heatwave steams up Ybor City for the 35th year on Saturday night with 40-plus bands, WMNF Program Director Randy Wynne wonders about the future of Tampa’s longest-running musical festival.
Published: 04/28/16
Review: Multilayered ‘Mr. Burns’ is some excellent theater

Review: Multilayered ‘Mr. Burns’ is some excellent theater

An episode of “The Simpsons” achieves mythical status and eventually becomes high art in a musical comedy opening Saturday at the freeFall theatre in St. Petersburg.
Published: 04/28/16
Beyonce slays at Miami tour opening, offers no insight into album

Beyonce slays at Miami tour opening, offers no insight into album

MIAMI — Whether scorned woman or confident seductress, Beyonce moved seamlessly between the two on the opening night of her Formation World Tour in Miami, offering no insight into the rumors of marital infidelity fueled by her latest album.
Published: 04/28/16
Review: Carole King musical ‘Beautiful’ takes you on a far away journey

Review: Carole King musical ‘Beautiful’ takes you on a far away journey

So far away ...The words to that melancholy ballad from 1971 seemed apropos for the opening-night production of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” Tuesday at the Straz Center.
Published: 04/27/16
Local artists celebrate moms with ‘Spring Fling’

Local artists celebrate moms with ‘Spring Fling’

YBOR CITY — Fifteen local artists will share their collections and creativity during a “Spring Fling: Celebrating Moms,” event on May 6 and May 7, the day before Mother’s Day. The art event takes place at Coppertail Brewin...
Published: 04/27/16
Review: Beyonce again proves to be center of pop universe

Review: Beyonce again proves to be center of pop universe

Beyonce doesn’t simply release albums anymore, she unleashes events.
Published: 04/24/16