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‘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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Review: Multilayered ‘Mr. Burns’ is some excellent theater

Review: Multilayered ‘Mr. Burns’ is some excellent theater

An episode of “The Simpsons” achieves mythical status and eventually becomes high art in a musical comedy opening Saturday at the freeFall theatre in St. Petersburg.
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Blink 182 coming to Tampa with new singer and A Day to Remember

Blink 182 coming to Tampa with new singer and A Day to Remember

It looks like Blink 182 has finally sorted things out with founding member Tom DeLonge — they’re hitting the road without him.
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‘Ratchet & Clank’:  Duo jumps from video games to big screen

‘Ratchet & Clank’: Duo jumps from video games to big screen

Based on a popular Playstation game, the sci-fi animated feature “Ratchet & Clank” seeks to capture the kid-friendly audience this weekend, as well as the gamer crowd who have a familiarity with the space-based game characters. The fi...
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‘Mother’s Day’: Not heartwarming or really that much about mothers

‘Mother’s Day’: Not heartwarming or really that much about mothers

It seems there’s no stopping Garry Marshall’s terrifying cinematic rampage on our nation’s treasured holidays. Having ruined both “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” with his star-packed omnibu...
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Beyonce slays at Miami tour opening, offers no insight into album

Beyonce slays at Miami tour opening, offers no insight into album

MIAMI — Whether scorned woman or confident seductress, Beyonce moved seamlessly between the two on the opening night of her Formation World Tour in Miami, offering no insight into the rumors of marital infidelity fueled by her latest album.
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