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Spata, Christopher

Pop Rocks: Bollywood Best Picture nominees look amazing


I haven't seen any of the nominees at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy awards AKA the “Bollywood Oscars” — or any Bollywood movies, ever, for that matter (unless “Slumdog Millionaire...

Record Store Day in Tampa, St. Pete means bands, beer and rare vinyl


It's that time of year again when we celebrate the purveyors of analog acoustics and non-digital noises.

10 special releases to look for at Record Store Day


Record Store Day is back on Saturday and that means more than 400 limited releases to pick from at your local record shop, but be warned, there won't be many of...

‘Mad Men’ respectful with details from the past


There’s lots about AMC’s “Mad Men” to enjoy, from the beautiful cinematography to a protagonist slowly descending into existential crisis, and characters with an amazing ability to run an award-wi...

Video: Cory and Topanga are grown up in ‘Girl Meets World’


It’s not often you get to check in on beloved TV characters from your childhood a decade into their future, so I’m not surprised the first look at “Boy Meets World” spinoff “Girl Meets World...

Kevin Bacon bits: leftovers from his USF lecture


I went to see actor Kevin Bacon give a lecture at USF last night.

Fans flock to be one degree from Bacon


There was a time when Kevin Bacon was really annoyed with that whole six degrees thing.

Flow chart: Which Tampa area music fest do I go to?


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Rejoice, live music lovers. Festival season is upon us.

Tampa area concerts worth knowing about in April


Deltron 3030, April 2, State Theatre - The rap supergroup (Del Tha Funkee Homosapien on the mic, Dan the Automator and Kid Koala on the tracks) made a big splash in 2000 with their epic, eerie, futuristi...

Review: Miley Cyrus brings her swagger to Forum


There might not be a more relaxed performer on earth than Miley Cyrus.

Hot dogs and pot leafs: 5 things to expect at Miley's Bangerz tour

- The circus that is Miley Cyrus' “Bangerz” world tour finally arrives in Tampa tonight. Based on the salacious tidbits that have bombarded our reviewer's social media feeds, here's what he expects to see.

Gasparilla Music Festival faces growth test in third year


On the second floor of 518 N. Tampa St., a downtown building occupied mostly by commercial real estate brokers in suits, two bearded guys in band tees and shorts sat clicking away on laptops in an office the size of a do...

Tampa area concerts worth knowing about in March


The concert calendar for March has a little bit of everything, from Rock Hall of Famers to offbeat hip-hop giants to arguably the biggest pop star of the moment. Here's a sampling of the shows you'll want to know about t...

Hillsborough deputies run prostitution sting on ‘Cops’


The “Cops” theme song warns “bad boys” about messing with the law, but the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was apparently looking for bad girls too on an upcoming episode of the lo...

Review: Demi Lovato gives fans what they want in Tampa


Demi Lovato may have been homeschooled, but she still knows when it's a school night.

Nuclear Cowboyz bring stunts, flames and martial arts to Forum

- There's really only one element that defines a Nuclear Cowboyz show: death-defying stunts by some of the top freestyle motocross riders on Earth.