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Rascal Flatts talks longevity, the road, and picking the perfect opener

Rascal Flatts talks longevity, the road, and picking the perfect opener

There was a time, believe it or not, when Rascal Flatts was considered cutting-edge country. Okay, "cutting-edge" might be pushing it — the trio’s wholesome, harmony-laden style was never all that controversial. Still, when you survey the pop- and R&...
Published: 07/13/18
8 things to do this weekend: Sam Smith, SharkCon, Extreme Mud Wars, deal at Chihuly

8 things to do this weekend: Sam Smith, SharkCon, Extreme Mud Wars, deal at Chihuly

ConcertSam Smith and Cam: On Friday, Sam Smith (Stay With Me) is coming to Tampa with opening act Cam, whose latest country single Diane is one of Nashville’s most rollicking of the past year. Smith is the headliner but both acts are worth catching i...
Published: 07/12/18
Play encouraged at Florida Orchestra’s Instrument Petting Zoo

Play encouraged at Florida Orchestra’s Instrument Petting Zoo

ZEPHYRHILLS — Enticing kids to become avid page turners is part of the Pasco County’s "Libraries Rock" summer reading program. There’s always a fun element to bring them in, that this year comes with a musical theme.For Blake Pole, 9, an afternoon tr...
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Top things to do this week: SharkCon with Richard Dreyfuss, Mud Wars

Top things to do this week: SharkCon with Richard Dreyfuss, Mud Wars

SHARKCON: Richard Dreyfuss and Sharknado starsIn its fifth year, SharkCon has expanded from a weekend all about sharks with a touch tank, ocean bounce house and science talks, adding a comic con element with celebrity appearances by Richard Dreyfuss,...
Published: 07/11/18
5 things to do under $5 this week: Chihuly glass art, Eichmann exhibit, Back to School Bash

5 things to do under $5 this week: Chihuly glass art, Eichmann exhibit, Back to School Bash

1 Chihuly Anniversary Weekend: To celebrate its eighth anniversary, admission is $5 at the Chihuly Collection of glass art from famed artist Dale Chihuly. In addition to the permanent collection of glass art, a special exhibition is on display. "Stor...
Published: 07/11/18
Top things to do this week: Steampunk convention, YouTube stars Dan and Phil, last week for Eichmann exhibit

Top things to do this week: Steampunk convention, YouTube stars Dan and Phil, last week for Eichmann exhibit

COMEDY: INTERACTIVE INTROVERTSYouTube comedy stars Daniel Howell and Phil Lester rode the social media wave to their own show on BBC Radio, a No. 1 bestselling book (2015’s The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire) and a world tour with their new theatrical ...
Published: 07/05/18
This week’s concerts: Chris Brown, 3 Doors Down, Erasure and more

This week’s concerts: Chris Brown, 3 Doors Down, Erasure and more

THIS GUY AGAIN: CHRIS BROWNChris Brown is in town Friday, so it’s time to start guessing what sort of trouble he’ll get into. A scuffle with a photographer? It’s happened at least twice in Tampa Bay alone, including last April at a club near Amalie A...
Published: 07/05/18
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...
Published: 07/05/18
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...
Published: 07/05/18
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...
Published: 07/05/18