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Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016

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From the 305 to worldwide, Pitbull is Florida’s paid ambassador

From the 305 to worldwide, Pitbull is Florida’s paid ambassador

Two weeks ago, Pitbull stood surrounded by admirers in Los Angeles’ Celia Cruz Square, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As he often does, he brought up his childhood in South Florida.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Dream of seeing last original ‘Hamilton’ cast performance becomes reality

Dream of seeing last original ‘Hamilton’ cast performance becomes reality

NEW YORK — Our heels click through Times Square, brushing against floor-length gowns as we anxiously make our way toward the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The marquee is out of sight until we’re right up on it, black letters and a familiar i...
Published: 07/21/16
Artist’s exhibit in Carrollwood of Muslim women transcends faiths

Artist’s exhibit in Carrollwood of Muslim women transcends faiths

CARROLLWOOD — With garnet eyes and red-wine lips, a Muslim woman in white hijab stares sternly outward.
Updated one month ago
‘Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. among the highlights of 2016-17 season at the Straz

‘Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. among the highlights of 2016-17 season at the Straz

TAMPA — Unless you hit the equivalent of a theatrical Lotto or were willing to pay a king’s ransom to ticket scalpers, chances are you missed the original cast of Hamilton, the hit musical that walked away with 11 Tony awards in June.
Updated one month ago
Tickets for Brad Paisley in Tampa on sale Friday

Tickets for Brad Paisley in Tampa on sale Friday

Country fans will surely be crushin’ it this summer with the extensive lineup for the Country Megaticket.
Updated: 3 months ago
Dixie Chicks announce supporting acts, expands summer tour

Dixie Chicks announce supporting acts, expands summer tour

American rhythm and blues band Vintage Trouble has been added to the highly anticipated Dixie Chicks DCX MMXVI Tour.
Updated: 3 months ago
Audience becomes voyeur, co-conspirator in Jobsite’s titillating ‘The Maids’ at The Straz

Audience becomes voyeur, co-conspirator in Jobsite’s titillating ‘The Maids’ at The Straz

TAMPA – Solange and Claire, two sisters working as chamber maids, live in a tenuous reality, a place where their only comfort comes within the pampered confines of a boudoir, a sanctuary where they can secretly enact fantasies and plot revenge...
Updated: 3 months ago
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...
Updated: 3 months ago
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.
Updated: 3 months ago
‘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.
Updated: 3 months ago