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A Star Is Born: Breaking down the amazing trailer, second by second

A Star Is Born: Breaking down the amazing trailer, second by second

Picture it: A remake of Scarface, set in modern-day El Paso! In the lead role and director’s chair: Paul Rudd! Playing his love interest: Miley Cyrus! And in key supporting roles: Kevin Hart, Wilford Brimley and Gallagher!Sounds god-awful, right? The...
Published: 10/02/18
Ticket Window: Cledus T. Judd, WWE Live Holiday Tour, Leon Bridges, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ on sale this week

Ticket Window: Cledus T. Judd, WWE Live Holiday Tour, Leon Bridges, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ on sale this week

Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:• Cledus T. Judd, 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, $20-$35, on sale at noon Friday at the box office, 1010 N MacInnes Place, or by calling (813) 229-7827.• Dear Ev...
Published: 10/01/18
Updated: 10/03/18
New season brings first female ‘Doctor Who’

New season brings first female ‘Doctor Who’

SAN DIEGO — When Jodie Whittaker got the news some months ago that she had been cast as the protagonist of Doctor Who, the long-running BBC series, she went through a range of overwhelmed reactions. She cried; she caught her breath; she excitedly squ...
Updated one month ago
Florida Orchestra opens season with a powerful Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

Florida Orchestra opens season with a powerful Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

TAMPA — The Florida Orchestra season got off to a strong start Friday with Ludwig van Beethoven’s most famous work, the broodingly triumphant Symphony No. 5. Music director Michael Francis also conducted Sergei Rachmaninoff’s breakout Piano Concerto ...
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Florida Orchestra extends contract of music director Michael Francis an additional three years

Florida Orchestra extends contract of music director Michael Francis an additional three years

ST. PETERSBURG — With the Florida Orchestra on stage behind him, Michael Francis was deep into a lecture Thursday about Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 when an alert went off on someone’s phone.The music director paused."An Amber Alert," he mused. "Is it ...
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Brandon boy, 4, wows Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest with his knowledge of the human body

Brandon boy, 4, wows Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest with his knowledge of the human body

Chase Brantley Nobles, an incredibly bright 4-year-old boy from Brandon, was on Live with Kelly and Ryan Thursday for the show’s "Amazing Kids" series. Unfortunately, no one in the Tampa Bay area saw the clip because shortly after the show started at...
Updated one month ago
Oh, Florida! Can any reality show capture life in Florida?

Oh, Florida! Can any reality show capture life in Florida?

For a state that has so much invested in promoting fantasy — with our theme parks as well as our real estate promises of ever-growing sales — Florida is the setting for a lot of reality shows.Despite our image as a haven for retirees, two of our real...
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Taking aim at fall: 15 fabulous ways to turn over a new leaf

Taking aim at fall: 15 fabulous ways to turn over a new leaf

People tend to make a fuss about fresh starts at the new year or in the spring. But in Florida, it’s really fall that inspires turning over a new leaf.That first cool breeze on a fall morning carries a sweet promise — that someday soon your makeup wo...
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Near completion, Celebrity gives first look to Florida-bound Celebrity Edge

Near completion, Celebrity gives first look to Florida-bound Celebrity Edge

By Richard TribouCelebrity Cruises gave a first look at its new cruise ship Celebrity Edge ahead of its Florida debut this fall.The 2,918-passenger ship is scheduled to begin sailing out of Port Everglades in November but is getting its finishing tou...
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Review: Grief turns into danger in Lisa Unger’s thriller ‘Under My Skin’

Review: Grief turns into danger in Lisa Unger’s thriller ‘Under My Skin’

Grief is sometimes akin to madness. The loss of a loved one can knock our world off its rails for a while, until we find a new way to live. But for Poppy Lang, a young widow still struggling a year after the unsolved murder of her husband, sanity see...
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