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Review: Ed Sheeran gives shoes to fans, displays guitar greatness at Tampa's Amalie Arena

Review: Ed Sheeran gives shoes to fans, displays guitar greatness at Tampa's Amalie Arena

Here is what happened when Ed Sheeran took his shoes off in Tampa. “I got given these shoes,” Sheeran told the sold-out crowd of more than 15,000 at Amalie Arena Tuesday night, “and they’re the most uncomfortable f---ing pair ...
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Tiffany Haddish talks growing up in foster care, finding her comedic voice and more

Tiffany Haddish talks growing up in foster care, finding her comedic voice and more

Tiffany Haddish is on a roll with a national stand-up tour coming to Clearwater's Capitol Theatre this weekend, co-starring on NBC's The Carmichael Show, having the Showtime special She Ready and being the breakout star of Girls Trip, a $100 million ...
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Photos: Social Distortion, Jade Jackson pack punks of all ages into Jannus Live in St. Petersburg

Photos: Social Distortion, Jade Jackson pack punks of all ages into Jannus Live in St. Petersburg

On the same night most people were at home watching the MTV Video Music Awards and the season finale of Game of Thrones, the punks of Tampa Bay were packed into Jannus Live for Social Distortion. "I like the Sunday nighters better than the Fridays an...
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Ruff Ryders reunion tour with DMX, Eve, Fat Joe, more cancels Tampa concert

Ruff Ryders reunion tour with DMX, Eve, Fat Joe, more cancels Tampa concert

There are limits, it seems, to the allure of the 20-year nostalgia cycle. A Tampa stop on the Ruff Ryders' 20th anniversary tour, featuring DMX, Eve, Swizz Beatz, Fat Joe, the Lox, Drag-On and more, has been canceled. The show was to take place Sept....
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Taylor Swift drops new single, 'Look What You Made Me Do'; hints at Tampa tour date

Taylor Swift drops new single, 'Look What You Made Me Do'; hints at Tampa tour date

Taylor Swift's got drama on her mind. Revenge, too. And maybe, just maybe, a tour stop in Tampa. The pop megastar dropped her long-awaited first single from her new album Reputation late Thursday night. It's called Look What You Made Me Do, and if...
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Second person dies following Florida crash that killed Adrenaline Mob bassist

Second person dies following Florida crash that killed Adrenaline Mob bassist

More than a month after an interstate crash that killed a member of the metal band Adrenaline Mob en route to a gig in St. Petersburg, the band's tour manager has died from her injuries. Janet "Jane Train" Rains died Wednesday, weeks after the Jun...
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SoundBytes: Pauly D, Farukko, Perfume Genius and more

SoundBytes: Pauly D, Farukko, Perfume Genius and more

-- With all the hubbub about MTV's Siesta Key, let's not forget that the cast of the show that inspired it, Jersey Shore, recently reunited. To celebrate, you can go check out DJ Pauly D at Shephard's Beach Resort on Sept. 2. Click here for details o...
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Taylor Swift announces new album, 'Reputation'; new single coming Thursday

Taylor Swift announces new album, 'Reputation'; new single coming Thursday

It's official: Taylor Swift is back. After a week of social media deletions and cryptic Instagram clips, Swift announced her first album in three years, is coming Nov. 10. The title: Reputation. The first single will debut sometime Thursday night....
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James Blunt talks touring with Ed Sheeran, the lasting impact of 'You're Beautiful' and more

James Blunt talks touring with Ed Sheeran, the lasting impact of 'You're Beautiful' and more

Ed Sheeran has to owe some of his success to James Blunt. The two Englishmen share a taste for acoustic balladry and rousing pop songs, and know a lot about making ladies scream with a guitar. That may be why they've struck up such a fast and fascina...
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311 coming to the Cuban Club in Tampa

311 coming to the Cuban Club in Tampa

For the second time this year, 311 is playing a small club in Ybor City. This time, though, you might actually have a shot at getting in. The normally amphitheater-headlining band has booked a show for Nov. 4 at the Cuban Club in Ybor City -- just a ...
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