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Friday, Apr 29, 2016

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Best Bets: Fun things to do this week in Tampa Bay area
Fans of Prince can pay their respects to the music legend during a special showing of his 1984 film, “Purple Rain,” on April 30 at Tampa Theatre. PHOTO PROVIDED
Not sure what to do this week? Don’t worry. Here are our editors’ picks for things to do in the Tampa area, from so much mac and cheese at RiverFest to a screening of “Purple...
People strolled the Tampa Riverwalk Saturday during the First Annual Riverfest . The festival, which returns for a second year on Saturday and Sunday, features a variety of events along the Hillsborough River. TRIBUNE FILE
Mac and Cheese Throwdown, free concerts and hot air balloons set for RiverFest 2016
Ra Ra Riot, an indie-rock band that originated at Syracuse University, takes the stage at 11:45 p.m. Saturday.
Ra Ra Riot headlining the new-look Tropical Heatwave in Ybor
Abby Mueller embodies the role of Carole King in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,’ playing at the Straz Center.
Review: Carole King musical ‘Beautiful’ takes you on a far away journey
Defiant Beyoncé thrills fans at Raymond James Stadium

Defiant Beyoncé thrills fans at Raymond James Stadium

Less than a week after dropping a surprise album, Queen Bey’s subjects were already chanting along as the extravagant “Formation” tour came to Tampa.
Updated: 1 minute ago
5 Tampa-area bookstores celebrating Independent Book Store Day on Saturday

5 Tampa-area bookstores celebrating Independent Book Store Day on Saturday

On Saturday, book lovers can spend the day shopping limited-edition arrivals unique to their favorite indie bookstores for Independent Book Store Day. Stores around the Tampa region are offering discounts, unique items, performances, and meet-and-gre...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Tampa’s newest bikini-clad street performer makes Nebraska Avenue ‘Holla’

Tampa’s newest bikini-clad street performer makes Nebraska Avenue ‘Holla’

Sometimes when snowbirds travel down to roost, they don’t always make it back up north. That’s how Tampa’s newest bikini-clad street performer ended up strutting his moves on Nebraska and Hillsborough avenues in Tampa. Charles Ea...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Beyonce will build on her legacy during concert in Tampa

Beyonce will build on her legacy during concert in Tampa

Beyonce was already a star by the time she shared the Grammy stage with Prince in 2004, but the former focal point of Destiny’s Child moved up an echelon after that performance.
Published: 04/28/16
Updated: 04/29/16
Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias top Billboard Latin Music Awards

MIAMI – Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias took home seven awards apiece, including six shared awards for their hit duet “El Perdon,” at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami.
Published: 04/28/16
‘The Maids’ means to spark debate among Straz Center audiences

‘The Maids’ means to spark debate among Straz Center audiences

Jean Genet’s play “The Maids,” released in 1947, was inspired by a famed French murder trial of two sisters who killed two women, their employer and her daughter, while working as maids in the early 1930s.
Published: 04/28/16
Best Bets: Fun things to do this week in Tampa Bay area

Best Bets: Fun things to do this week in Tampa Bay area

Not sure what to do this week? Don’t worry. Here are our editors’ picks for things to do in the Tampa area, from so much mac and cheese at RiverFest to a screening of “Purple Rain” to honor Prince.
Published: 04/28/16
Tampa native BK Jackson talks about touring with Prince

Tampa native BK Jackson talks about touring with Prince

It’s been one week since the world lost pop icon Prince.
Published: 04/28/16
Sprinkles cupcake shop opens to waiting customers at Hyde Park Village

Sprinkles cupcake shop opens to waiting customers at Hyde Park Village

About a dozen people were lined up on the sidewalk waiting when Sprinkles opened for business this morning at Hyde Park Village. Missing, though, was the cupcake ATM, which should arrive in about a month.
Published: 04/28/16
Ra Ra Riot headlining the new-look Tropical Heatwave in Ybor

Ra Ra Riot headlining the new-look Tropical Heatwave in Ybor

As Tropical Heatwave steams up Ybor City for the 35th year on Saturday night with 40-plus bands, WMNF Program Director Randy Wynne wonders about the future of Tampa’s longest-running musical festival.
Published: 04/28/16