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If you miss out on Retro Futura tour, you'll be needing a little 'Tenderness'

If you miss out on Retro Futura tour, you'll be needing a little 'Tenderness'

Closing out Retro Futura Week is a little bit of a cheat. We started the week with the English Beat and we end it with an offshoot of the Beat, the band General Public and their hit Tenderness. No General Public is not a Retro Futura band, but its le...
Published: 08/19/17
Review: Jason Aldean fires up a country-dude party at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Review: Jason Aldean fires up a country-dude party at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Country music has a dude problem. I’m not talking about the proliferation of mindless bro country over the past half-decade, nor am I referring to the fact that most of Nashville’s best music these days comes not from said bros, from fema...
Published: 08/19/17
Tina Fey urges Americans: Stay home from neo-Nazi rallies. Eat a sheet cake instead. (w/ video)

Tina Fey urges Americans: Stay home from neo-Nazi rallies. Eat a sheet cake instead. (w/ video)

Tina Fey is fuming about last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, home to her alma mater, the University of Virginia.In response, the former Saturday Night Live comedian and writer is spearheading a movement: "sheet caking."In a surprise appearanc...
Published: 08/18/17
SoundBytes: Authority Zero, Kid Cudi, Purity Ring, Rich Chigga and more

SoundBytes: Authority Zero, Kid Cudi, Purity Ring, Rich Chigga and more

-- Arizona punk outfit Authority Zero stopped by Bananas Music in St. Petersburg this afternoon for an in-store acoustic set before their concert tonight at Jannus Live. That's them in the photo! -- Here's one that might be worth the drive to Orlando...
Published: 08/18/17
97X Next Big Thing expands to two days; Paramore, the Lumineers lead lineup

97X Next Big Thing expands to two days; Paramore, the Lumineers lead lineup

This December, 97X is putting the big in Next Big Thing. For the first time, the station’s annual alt-rock festival will expand from one day to two, Dec. 2 and 3 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. Leading the 17th Next Big Th...
Published: 08/18/17
What to watch this weekend: 'The Defenders,' 'Halt and Catch Fire,' 'What Happened to Monday'

What to watch this weekend: 'The Defenders,' 'Halt and Catch Fire,' 'What Happened to Monday'

Slow burn: The Defenders First there was Daredevil, then Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist followed. Now, the superheroes team up for The Defenders. The new Marvel series on Netflix follows the city's unlikeliest heroes as they struggle with the...
Published: 08/18/17
Spooky Empire brings Spooky Day in the Parks to Disney World

Spooky Empire brings Spooky Day in the Parks to Disney World

Foolish mortals, evil queens and hook-handed pirates finally get their own day this year at Walt Disney World. Spooky Empire, a yearly local horror convention, hosts Spooky Day in the Parks at Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Disney's Coronado Sp...
Published: 08/18/17
Mindy Kaling confirms rumored pregnancy, plus other celeb baby news

Mindy Kaling confirms rumored pregnancy, plus other celeb baby news

Baby news: Mindy Kaling is going to be a mom! The Mindy Project star confirmed her long rumored pregnancy during an interview on NBC's Today show. "I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life and this is one where I'm like, 'Okay, it's o...
Published: 08/18/17
Five great solar eclipse moments from movies and TV, from 'Mad Men' to 'The Simpsons'

Five great solar eclipse moments from movies and TV, from 'Mad Men' to 'The Simpsons'

As Monday's in-real-life solar eclipse approaches, let's take a look back at some fictional eclipses (or in some cases, fictional depictions of actual solar eclipses) from movies and television. The Simpsons, Marge vs. the Monorail (1993) Widel...
Published: 08/18/17
Review: Ladee Hubbard's 'The Talented Ribkins' finds heroes in Florida

Review: Ladee Hubbard's 'The Talented Ribkins' finds heroes in Florida

Not every superhero hails from the Marvel or DC universes.In Ladee Hubbard's debut novel, The Talented Ribkins, they live quietly in towns and cities around Florida — a judge's widow in Sarasota, a teacher in Gainesville, a businessman in Talla...
Published: 08/18/17