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When to watch ‘Rudolph,’ ‘The Polar Express,’ ‘A Christmas Story Live’ and more holiday specials

When to watch ‘Rudolph,’ ‘The Polar Express,’ ‘A Christmas Story Live’ and more holiday specials

'Tis the season for a TV schedule packed with holiday specials and Christmas classics.We've already been seeing Christmas movies and commercials since early November, but the days following Thanksgiving are when all the networks kick into high gear.F...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Michael W. Smith talks Christmas songs, gun control, his friendship with Bono and more

Michael W. Smith talks Christmas songs, gun control, his friendship with Bono and more

On the morning after the mass shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Michael W. Smith had pain in his voice."It's awful, it's just awful," said the Grammy-winning Christian music superstar. "Everybody's going to have their opinion...
Updated: 12 hours ago
John McLaughlin talks about his final tour, jam bands, reviving the Mahavishnu Orchestra and more

John McLaughlin talks about his final tour, jam bands, reviving the Mahavishnu Orchestra and more

As you might imagine, quite a lot of thought goes into planning your final tour ever."It's not a light decision to not tour again, but that really is the situation," said John McLaughlin, the guitarist behind legendary jazz-rock fusion outfit the Mah...
Published: 11/22/17
If you're going to see 'A Christmas Carol' redo, make it 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

If you're going to see 'A Christmas Carol' redo, make it 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

The last thing this world needs is another rendition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, likely the most remade, reimagined and ripped off literary property ever.At the same time, the world would be poorer without seeing Ebenezer Scrooge interpret...
Published: 11/22/17
How 'A Christmas Carol' was born

How 'A Christmas Carol' was born

Charles Dickens' best-known and most beloved book almost didn't happen.In 1843, Dickens, then 31, was already dealing with the downside of international success. He had followed bestsellers like Oliver Twist with several flops and was struggling to s...
Published: 11/22/17
Here's where to see Christmas lights in Tampa Bay

Here's where to see Christmas lights in Tampa Bay

Once the Thanksgiving leftovers are put away, you can stop grumbling about it being too early for Christmas lights and decorations. Let the grand illuminations begin!Despite our tropical climate, or maybe because of it, Tampa Bay goes all out when it...
Published: 11/21/17
'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' is a sad waste of Denzel Washington

'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' is a sad waste of Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington's labored portrayal of a shambling legal savant named Roman J. Israel, Esq. is the least of the movie's worries. This is a story of shifting ethics that should be dramatic, but shaky logic prevents that from happening.Dan Gilroy's f...
Published: 11/21/17
St. Petersburg's Red Mesa Cantina expands to top two floors

St. Petersburg's Red Mesa Cantina expands to top two floors

The Red Mesa group has grown again.It's been in the works for a while: downtown St. Petersburg's Red Mesa Cantina expanded vertically, annexing the space that belonged to Push Ultra Lounge and DeSanto before that. With no grand opening, not even a so...
Published: 11/21/17
The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett coming to Camping World Stadium in Orlando

The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett coming to Camping World Stadium in Orlando

Now you know what to get your dad for Christmas.The Eagles are hitting the road in 2018, and they're bringing along one of their best friends from the '70s: Jimmy Buffett. The tour will hit Orlando's Camping World Stadium on April 14 before moving to...
Published: 11/21/17
So what really happened at 80s in the Sand?

So what really happened at 80s in the Sand?

So 80s in the Sand is finally in the books. Seven days of pool bars, '80s music and wheelchairs (for those who overdid the aforementioned pool bars. Really.) If you're a fan of Howard Jones, Loverboy, Berlin, the Thompson Twins, Winger, Starship and ...
Published: 11/21/17