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Singing the blues: Study of pop music finds rise in sadness

Singing the blues: Study of pop music finds rise in sadness

NEW YORK — A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness, as the chirpy band Wham! gave way to the moody Sam Smith. For the report in the journal...
Published: 05/16/18
Review: Justin Timberlake works his magic in wondrous stage spectacle at Tampa’s Amalie Arena

Review: Justin Timberlake works his magic in wondrous stage spectacle at Tampa’s Amalie Arena

Justin Timberlake had to be sweating long before he let it show.He must have been drenched beneath his scruffy denim jacket, given all the heated hoofing he laid to the stage at Tampa's Amalie Arena Tuesday night, even if his inscrutably straight-lac...
Published: 05/16/18
McDonald’s has ditched frozen patties for fresh beef, and we tried them

McDonald’s has ditched frozen patties for fresh beef, and we tried them

LARGO — Ray Kroc, fast food’s founding father, was a quotation machine. One of his doozies was, "We’re not in the hamburger business. We’re in show business."This month, McDonald’s show got a little more sizzle. In the approximately 890 locations in ...
Published: 05/16/18
Host a watch party and British breakfast for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding

Host a watch party and British breakfast for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding

The nuptials of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry commence Saturday in London, and once again we Americans have become bonkers for the wedding of a member of the British royal family. Almost 23 million viewers in the United States watched coverage of Ha...
Published: 05/16/18
‘Deadpool 2’ cracks jokes at the expense of nearly every intellectual property in the DC and Marvel universes

‘Deadpool 2’ cracks jokes at the expense of nearly every intellectual property in the DC and Marvel universes

When Deadpool referred to Cable as "Thanos," the guy sitting next to me lost it. Because, you know, Thanos is the name of the villain in Avengers: Infinity War who is played by Josh Brolin, who also plays Cable, who is mostly the villain in Deadpool ...
Published: 05/15/18
Updated: 05/17/18
Pauley Perrette claims she endured ‘multiple physical attacks’ on ‘NCIS’: ‘Nothing is worth your safety’

Pauley Perrette claims she endured ‘multiple physical attacks’ on ‘NCIS’: ‘Nothing is worth your safety’

Pauley Perrette left the long-running CBS forensic show NCIS after 15 seasons last week under what was originally presented as a professional decision. On Twitter, however, she told a different story."I refused to go low, that’s why I’ve never told p...
Published: 05/15/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 16

The Machine Stops: Penned in 1909, E.M. Forster’s dystopian tale is set in a future where people live isolated from each other in separate rooms and can only communicate through a machine. Through May 27. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., ...
Published: 05/15/18
Wiz Khalifa, Rae Sremmurd coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa

Wiz Khalifa, Rae Sremmurd coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa

What do you get when you mix Black and Yellow with Black Beatles?You get Wiz Khalifa and Rae Sremmurd, teaming up to take over America this summer.The Pittsburgh rapper and viral duo are joining forces for a summer tour that'll stop at Tampa's MidFlo...
Published: 05/15/18
Tampa Pig Jig 2018 lineup: Chris Young, Deer Tick, more coming to Curtis Hixon Park

Tampa Pig Jig 2018 lineup: Chris Young, Deer Tick, more coming to Curtis Hixon Park

The little festival that could just keeps getting bigger.The Tampa Pig Jig has just unveiled its most stacked concert lineup yet for its eighth edition, which returns to Curtis Hixon Park on Oct. 20.Country star Chris Young (Think Of You, I'm Comin' ...
Published: 05/15/18
Soulja Boy talks viral fame, Kanye’s tweets, ‘This Is America’ and more

Soulja Boy talks viral fame, Kanye’s tweets, ‘This Is America’ and more

The Dab. The Dougie. The Whip, the Nae Nae and the Stanky Leg.Each time you've done one of these dances, you might owe Soulja Boy a tip of your cap."I really do like the dancing, these new dances that they're coming out with. I feel like I'm a part o...
Published: 05/15/18