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This week on stage: ‘Cinderella,’ ‘So Long Life,’ American Stage previews ‘Bad Jews’

This week on stage: ‘Cinderella,’ ‘So Long Life,’ American Stage previews ‘Bad Jews’

THE BALL IS BACK: CINDERELLAThe national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes with flamboyant colors, ebullient music and lavish costumes."My favorite song is a huge ball scene at the end of Act 1, when Ella and the prince fall in love ...
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There’s a new con in town for steampunks at Tampa’s fairgrounds

There’s a new con in town for steampunks at Tampa’s fairgrounds

While comic cons regularly see a legion of steampunk afficionados circling the floor in Victorian petticoats and old-timey goggles, this weekend is the first time the cultural phenomenon gets a gathering all its own when Aethertopia opens at the Flor...
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Plan your weekend July 6-8: Chris Brown, YouTube stars Dan and Phil, steampunk fan festival, Cinderella, Etsy Craft Party

Plan your weekend July 6-8: Chris Brown, YouTube stars Dan and Phil, steampunk fan festival, Cinderella, Etsy Craft Party

MusicConcerts of note: For music fans this weekend, Chris Brown is in town at 7 p.m. Friday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre ($39.99 and at livenation.com) with openers 6lack, H.E.R. and Rich the Kid. Synth pop band Erasure (Always, Chain...
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For Broadway fans, Capitol Theatre has a $5 summer movie series

For Broadway fans, Capitol Theatre has a $5 summer movie series

To build excitement for its fall series of Broadway shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall, the Capitol Theatre this summer will run a series of Tony winners that made it to the big screen. At $5 a ticket — $9 for unlimited fountain drinks and popcorn ­— it’s con...
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5 things to do under $5 this week: Free Slurpee Day, free food for cow costumes at Chick-fil-A, Dunedin Orange Festival

5 things to do under $5 this week: Free Slurpee Day, free food for cow costumes at Chick-fil-A, Dunedin Orange Festival

1 Free Slurpee Day: Brain freeze alert! To celebrate July 11 (or 7/11), next Wednesday you can get a free 12-ounce Slurpee at 7-Eleven stores across the Tampa Bay area from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. while supplies last. Free.2 Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Da...
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Erasure’s Andy Bell opens up about finding love in laid-back Tampa

Erasure’s Andy Bell opens up about finding love in laid-back Tampa

Andy Bell didn’t come to Tampa expecting to find love.The Erasure singer had just emerged from a two-decade relationship with his partner and manager, Paul Hickey, with whom he was still close. Both were HIV-positive — Hickey was diagnosed in 1990, B...
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How to get into 13 Tampa Bay museums for $10 or less

How to get into 13 Tampa Bay museums for $10 or less

With the addition of two Tampa Bay museums this year, we have even more opportunities to experience a broad range of incredible artwork. And what better way to spend a sweltering summer day than in the refuge of culture and air conditioning? Groundbr...
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St. Petersburg Opera finishes season with an energetic ‘The Music Man’

St. Petersburg Opera finishes season with an energetic ‘The Music Man’

ST. PETERSBURG — Musically, the creative team behind the St. Petersburg Opera’s season-ending musical, The Music Man, were clearly going all out. Meredith Willson’s paean to small-town Americana outdid West Side Story in the 1958 Tony Awards with a h...
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Where to find Tampa Bay fireworks on July 4, and where to park

Where to find Tampa Bay fireworks on July 4, and where to park

Here’s where to see fireworks across the Tampa Bay area tonight, with parking suggestions.PinellasDowntown St. Petersburg: Weather conditions may bump the start time up to as early as 8 p.m. or delay the start time until 10 p.m. 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St...
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At new Toy Story Land, millennial parents are Disney’s target

At new Toy Story Land, millennial parents are Disney’s target

With little kids of their own now, millennial parents visiting the new Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can step back into their childhood. And they can suck on a vodka-laced lemonade from Woody’s Lunch Box on a bench made of Lincoln Logs...
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