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Blake High grad Taylor Trensch lands lead role in 'Dear Evan Hansen' on Broadway

Blake High grad Taylor Trensch lands lead role in 'Dear Evan Hansen' on Broadway

For those who saw Taylor Trensch grow up in Tampa, his rise from promising student to star is heartwarming and entirely predictable. In January, Trensch, 28, will be moving into the title role of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, one of the hottest ticke...
Updated: 11 hours ago
St. Pete and Tarpon Springs filmmakers pitching local movies to Hollywood's Duplass Brothers

St. Pete and Tarpon Springs filmmakers pitching local movies to Hollywood's Duplass Brothers

If all goes well, filmmakers from St. Petersburg and Tarpon Springs could see their Tampa Bay-set films get a funding and production boost from the Duplass Brothers. St. Petersburg's Vitale Bros., best known for their local mural art, and Tar...
Published: 10/20/17
McDonald's soft serve in Florida is made with handshakes and happy cows

McDonald's soft serve in Florida is made with handshakes and happy cows

Floridians licked nine million McDonald's vanilla cones last year.All those swirled, reduced-fat soft serves. All those drips caught just as they roll down the side of the cone's paper sleeve. All those car seats in receipt of the ones that escaped.T...
Published: 10/20/17
7 creepy podcasts to get you in the Halloween spirit

7 creepy podcasts to get you in the Halloween spirit

Halloween is all about scary stories. The holiday itself is based on a compilation of creepy tales from history going back thousands of years. And there's nothing quite as chilling as popping in a pair of headphones and listening to a velvety voice r...
Published: 10/20/17
Review: Bruno Mars' charisma glitters like gold at Tampa's Amalie Arena

Review: Bruno Mars' charisma glitters like gold at Tampa's Amalie Arena

Nothing in this world should be as easy as Bruno Mars makes it look. Not singing, not dancing, and certainly not playfully seducing more than 17,500 starry-eyed Tampa fans with one of pop music’s best bands at your back. But that’s Mars f...
Published: 10/20/17
What to watch this weekend: 'The Walking Dead,' Stephen King's '1922'

What to watch this weekend: 'The Walking Dead,' Stephen King's '1922'

100 episodes of walkers: The Walking Dead Can you believe how far Rick Grimes has come? Seven years ago on Halloween, AMC debuted The Walking Dead based on a comic book about the world after a zombie apocalypse . The first few episodes were terrifyin...
Published: 10/20/17
Why does Amazon's 'Bosch' feel so much like the books? It's Michael Connelly

Why does Amazon's 'Bosch' feel so much like the books? It's Michael Connelly

LOS ANGELESTraffic is roaring along Interstate 5, and beyond it a hot orange sunset burns.Just east of the freeway, in the parking lot of the L.A. County Medical Examiner building, Detective Harry Bosch steps out of a car, then does it again, and aga...
Published: 10/19/17
Updated: 10/20/17
Find every new Shine festival mural in St. Petersburg with this map and photos

Find every new Shine festival mural in St. Petersburg with this map and photos

The leaves don't really change in Florida, but go outside and it's clearly that time of year when St. Petersburg's walls get a little more colorful. The third annual Shine Mural Festival wrapped up this week as artists from around the world finished ...
Published: 10/19/17
Updated: 10/20/17
'The Walking Dead' marks 100 episodes with Easter eggs in Season 8 premiere

'The Walking Dead' marks 100 episodes with Easter eggs in Season 8 premiere

The hit zombie series has come a long way since Rick Grimes woke up from a coma and entered a post-apocalyptic world overrun with the undead. AMC's undead darling hits 100 episodes with the premiere of its eighth season on Sunday. And longtime fans w...
Published: 10/19/17
'Only the Brave' honors sacrifice of front line firefighters amid California wildfires

'Only the Brave' honors sacrifice of front line firefighters amid California wildfires

No one knew that the release date for the forest firefighting movie Only the Brave' would coincide with one of the most destructive wildfires in California history.Who could have predicted that in the San Francisco Bay Area, at least, audience member...
Published: 10/19/17