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As Oprah reportedly ‘actively thinking’ about presidential run, Twitter lights up over speech

As Oprah reportedly ‘actively thinking’ about presidential run, Twitter lights up over speech

LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey’s moving speech at the Golden Globes has some fans and fellow celebrities calling for her presidential run. The actress accepted the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at Sunday’s ceremony, and it didn’t take long...
Published: 01/08/18
Here’s what Oscar voters will be looking at after the Golden Globes

Here’s what Oscar voters will be looking at after the Golden Globes

A fashion blackout and stirring calls to end sexism made afterthoughts of Sunday night’s Golden Globe winners. Just when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s choices mean more than they have in years.Timing is everything during movie awards seas...
Published: 01/08/18
Disney theme park deal for Florida residents returns, but the price climbs

Disney theme park deal for Florida residents returns, but the price climbs

January once again brings a Florida resident ticket deal from Walt Disney World, though the price continues to climb. Florida residents can get three days at a Walt Disney World theme park for $159 per person, and add a fourth day for $20 more per pe...
Published: 01/05/18
This weekend’s best concerts: Country takes over with Jake Owen, Chris Lane

This weekend’s best concerts: Country takes over with Jake Owen, Chris Lane

BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT: Jake OwenCan we identify Floridian strands in the DNA of modern country? A few notable younger artists hail from here, including Michael Ray, Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley. But the state’s biggest cou...
Published: 01/04/18
Updated: 01/17/18
Jahja Ling and his pianist wife, Jessie Chang, delight with Sibelius and Beethoven

Jahja Ling and his pianist wife, Jessie Chang, delight with Sibelius and Beethoven

TAMPA — With a genial wave and a smile, the Florida Orchestra’s second music director greeted a Tampa Bay audience, the kind he used to see over 14 seasons. By the time Jahja Ling left the area in 2002, the orchestra had more than found its footing. ...
Published: 01/04/18
Updated: 01/06/18
Trump administration eases penalties for nursing home violations

Trump administration eases penalties for nursing home violations

The Trump administration — reversing guidelines put in place under President Barack Obama — is scaling back the use of fines against nursing homes that harm residents or place them in grave risk of injury.The shift in the Medicare program’s penalty p...
Published: 01/04/18
Remote, luxurious Primland offers mountainous retreat year-round

Remote, luxurious Primland offers mountainous retreat year-round

MEADOWS OF DAN, Va. We kept checking the directions. Had we taken a wrong turn?We were driving to sprawling Primland in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, and the roads were getting progressively smaller and more rural. In a remote residential area, we...
Published: 01/03/18
Updated: 01/08/18
Andrew Lloyd Webber lets his freak flag fly with ‘School of Rock’ at Straz

Andrew Lloyd Webber lets his freak flag fly with ‘School of Rock’ at Straz

TAMPAFrom Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most recent musical, we may conclude several things.School of Rock was a pretty good movie. The 2003 movie written by Mike White, on which this 2015 adaptation is based, came with an exuberant plot, a solid chassis aro...
Published: 01/02/18
Updated: 01/03/18
School’s closed and it’s cold. Here are places to take the kids.

School’s closed and it’s cold. Here are places to take the kids.

Most public school students in Tampa Bay are off until Jan. 8, and we also happen to be experiencing some pretty chilly temperatures for the remainder of vacation. Here are some suggestions to keep the kids entertained and stay warm at the same time....
Updated one month ago
Carrie Underwood warns fans she ‘might look a bit different’ after ‘gruesome’ injury

Carrie Underwood warns fans she ‘might look a bit different’ after ‘gruesome’ injury

In mid-November, country star Carrie Underwood tripped and fell on the stairs outside her Nashville home, and according to her publicist she had "non life-threatening injuries including a broken wrist and cuts and abrasions."Underwood, one of the top...
Updated one month ago