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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Arts & Music

For some Paul McCartney fans, scoring a tough Tampa ticket means standing in line

For some Paul McCartney fans, scoring a tough Tampa ticket means standing in line

From the moment it was announced, Paul McCartney's July 10 concert in Tampa — his first local show in 12 years — was going to be one of the year's most coveted tickets. And as anyone who's bought seats to a hot show can tell you, that mea...
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Review: Spoon finally hits Tampa for a dance-rock celebration at the Ritz Ybor

Review: Spoon finally hits Tampa for a dance-rock celebration at the Ritz Ybor

You know those bands who never come to Tampa? The bands who, for whatever reason, often skip Florida on tour? The ones who have you considering a midweek trip to Atlanta or Miami just to cross them off your life list? Sometimes, those bands are worth...
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SoundBytes: Sammy Hagar, Fantastic Negrito, Busdriver and more

SoundBytes: Sammy Hagar, Fantastic Negrito, Busdriver and more

-- We've got another hot show coming into Clearwater's Coachman Park: Sammy Hagar and the Circle on Sept. 17, courtesy of Ruth Eckerd Hall's "On the Road" program. The Red Rocker will be joined by his ex-Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony, along with...
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Paul McCartney tickets go on sale today; here are tips on snagging a seat

Paul McCartney tickets go on sale today; here are tips on snagging a seat

Money can't buy you love. But it can buy you one of the hottest concert tickets of the year in Tampa -- if you're quick enough on the draw. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday for Paul McCartney's July 10 concert at Amalie Arena. Considering this is...
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: The greatest American rock band ever?

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: The greatest American rock band ever?

It's Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers week in Tampa! Florida's favorite rock-star son returns to the Sunshine State on Saturday at Amalie Arena as part of his band's 40th anniversary tour. Expect lots of old hits, and maybe even a couple of deep cuts....
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Review: At 98 Rockfest, Soundgarden returns to the road with a roar at Amalie Arena in Tampa

Review: At 98 Rockfest, Soundgarden returns to the road with a roar at Amalie Arena in Tampa

The rust of two years off the road isn't showing on Soundgarden in 2017. Well, except for maybe a little on their sense of geography. “In our 30 years of being a band, we actually haven’t played South Florida much,” Chris Cornell to...
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Tampa's Hard Rock unveils new memorabilia by Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Jimi Hendrix, more

Tampa's Hard Rock unveils new memorabilia by Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Jimi Hendrix, more

What's in your garage? A kayak? Boxes of magazines? Some old paint cans? Whatever it is, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino probably has you beat. The Tampa complex's seemingly endless expansion continued this week with the official grand openin...
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Like magic, a second Harry Potter orchestra show apparates

Like magic, a second Harry Potter orchestra show apparates

Accio wallet! Demand appears to be high for the Florida Orchestra bringing the music of Harry Potter to life because now a second show has been added. We were already picking out our finest dress robes for the Sept. 29 performance of John Williams' s...
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Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers bounce, thrash through age-defying show at Tampa's Amalie Arena

Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers bounce, thrash through age-defying show at Tampa's Amalie Arena

If you squinted your eyes, you might’ve noticed Flea flicking some stiffness from his wrists. You might’ve spotted Anthony Kiedis or Chad Smith huffing a little with hands upon hips. But that’s if you watched really closely. Otherwi...
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