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Black on the red carpet is not the answer, but it’s a start

Black on the red carpet is not the answer, but it’s a start

Black. Blank. The absence of color. The sobering, cavernous apex of nothingness.It was the statement on the red carpet at the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, a show of solidarity after months of women saying #metoo, after devastating revelations ...
Published: 01/07/18
Top things to do this week: Monster Jam, comic Nikki Glaser, Totally ‘80s movie series, National Geographic Live

Top things to do this week: Monster Jam, comic Nikki Glaser, Totally ‘80s movie series, National Geographic Live

BIG WHEELS: Monster JamJust when lesser cars thought it was safe, Monster Jam returns Saturday to Raymond James Stadium to run the specially built track. This family-friendly show is so popular, the trucks will be back on Feb. 3 for another battle. C...
Published: 01/05/18
Updated: 01/10/18
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
Look for these adorable Tampa Bay puppies on TV in the Puppy Bowl

Look for these adorable Tampa Bay puppies on TV in the Puppy Bowl

It’s the annual antidote to burly football players running into each other. Fluffy puppers stumbling into each other!Two Tampa Bay pooches will take a star turn in Puppy Bowl XIV, which will air before Super Bowl LII. The Suncoast Animal League’s pup...
Published: 01/05/18
5 new shows that we’re going to pass on this season

5 new shows that we’re going to pass on this season

The options on TV runneth over these days, and fewer options would weed out time-wasters. These unoriginal shows coming to your tube this season have some work to do.Living Biblically (CBS, 9:30 p.m., Feb. 26): In the wake of his best friend’s death,...
Published: 01/05/18
6 new shows featuring actors we know and love

6 new shows featuring actors we know and love

When cherished shows end, it’s sad to say goodbye, but there’s hope the actors will get recast in something just as great. This season, some of our favorite faces (hi, Joan from Mad Men!) are back on our screens.Good Girls (NBC) 10 p.m., Feb. 26When ...
Published: 01/05/18
If you miss Downton Abbey, these new period shows will get you through

If you miss Downton Abbey, these new period shows will get you through

The Crown and Downton Abbey prove this niche drama has wide appeal. These three shows debuting in the coming months will sop up some of the hungry period drama fan base.The Alienist (TNT)10 p.m., Jan. 22Nineteenth century psychology, turn of the cent...
Published: 01/05/18
Roseanne, Queer Eye and more join TV reboots this winter

Roseanne, Queer Eye and more join TV reboots this winter

What’s old is still old again. TV execs are obsessed with bringing back beloved characters, and the new winter TV offerings are no exception. Welcome back these familiar faces this season.Roseanne (ABC)8 p.m., March 27Roseanne is back with her self-p...
Published: 01/05/18
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
Bar review: Thumbs up for the reinvention of South Tampa’s Byblos

Bar review: Thumbs up for the reinvention of South Tampa’s Byblos

Merely symbolic or not, the beginning of a new year is an exciting event: the promise of a clean slate. For many, it’s a time to go to the gym religiously for a few months before reverting to old ways. For others, it’s the rare nudge to permanent imp...
Published: 01/04/18