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British alt-rock prodigy Declan McKenna on breaking through in America via Tampa Bay

British alt-rock prodigy Declan McKenna on breaking through in America via Tampa Bay

Whatever fame and fortune awaits Declan McKenna on what should be a very long career, he can say it all started in St. Petersburg. Okay, not all of it. By the time McKenna made his U.S. debut at Jannus Live in 2016, he was already a British alt-rock ...
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Tony Bennett talks about crafting a great performance, his ageless stage presence and more

Tony Bennett talks about crafting a great performance, his ageless stage presence and more

Tony Bennett is 91. He's older than the talkie. He's older than packaged sliced bread. He's older than all of Fifth Harmony combined.And so it's no surprise he's got this performance thing down to a science. When he returns to the Mahaffey Theater in...
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Chase Rice talks Nashville hockey, blending rock and country, escapism at concerts and more

Chase Rice talks Nashville hockey, blending rock and country, escapism at concerts and more

Perched in a suite at Amalie Arena, the NHL All-Star Game taking place far below, Chase Rice sounded beat."This is our fifth show in a row, so we've been getting out there pretty good," he said. "We're tired. So we want to have night off here in Tamp...
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Billy Joel talks Florida, farewell tours and feeling reinvigorated after 2017

Billy Joel talks Florida, farewell tours and feeling reinvigorated after 2017

Billy Joel saw the future. Long before the curtain rose and fell on 2017, back when he was still an angry young man of 26, he knew he’d be spending some of that far-off year down in Florida.On Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway), the fina...
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Willie Nelson cancels concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater due to flu

Willie Nelson cancels concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater due to flu

The Great Horrible Flu of 2018 yields to no man. Not even the ageless Willie Nelson.The country icon has canceled a swath of February tour dates as he continues recovering from a recent bout with the flu. Among a half-dozen Florida dates impacted is ...
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Chicago, REO Speedwagon coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa

Chicago, REO Speedwagon coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa

Sometimes it seems like you can toss any combination of classic rock bands into a blender and come up with a pretty solid package tour.Journey and Def Leppard? Sure! Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers? Most definitely! The Eagles and Jimmy Buffett? Y...
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The Ries Brothers talk about touring with G. Love, playing Cali Roots and more

The Ries Brothers talk about touring with G. Love, playing Cali Roots and more

One gig at a time. It sounds so simple, but that's really how the Ries Brothers did it."Every opportunity we get has seemed to lead to another one," said guitarist Kevin Ries, 19. "You meet someone at a smaller gig who knows somebody that can get us ...
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Justin Timberlake and a cast of thousands give Super Bowl halftime show

Justin Timberlake and a cast of thousands give Super Bowl halftime show

NEW YORK — Justin Timberlake ended his Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday with no unintentionally exposed body parts.Still, the singer made reference to the infamous 2004 Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," the incident where he raised a ruckus by yan...
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Opera Tampa season kicks off with the solid ‘The Barber of Seville’

Opera Tampa season kicks off with the solid ‘The Barber of Seville’

TAMPA — The curtain opened on a huge set, denoting grand ambitions for The Barber of Seville, Gioachino Rossini’s best known work and Opera Tampa’s season opener. Under the direction of guest conductor Jorge Parodi, the small cast pulled off a well r...
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SoundBytes: Lecrae, Walter Trout, Mad Clown, Jay Mohr and more

SoundBytes: Lecrae, Walter Trout, Mad Clown, Jay Mohr and more

— Gospel rap superstar Lecrae is coming to the Ritz Ybor on March 23. Click here for details.— Walter Trout has in the past headlined the Tampa Bay Blues Festival, so it should be a nice treat to see him in the much more intimate Skipper'...
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