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Arts & Music

Abundance of new stage productions includes ‘Annapurna,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Abundance of new stage productions includes ‘Annapurna,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’

With Tony nominations announced earlier this week we are reminded that we don’t have to travel to Broadway to see great stage productions.
Published: 04/30/15
ZZ Top remains focused on present ahead of Tampa concert

ZZ Top remains focused on present ahead of Tampa concert

ZZ Top is finally back on the road now that Dusty Hill is ambulatory. The legendary band’s bassist fell inside the band’s tour bus last summer and injured his hip. But ZZ Top, which will perform May 7 at the Midflorida Credit Union Amp...
Published: 04/30/15
Tropical Heatwave has 70 bands on eight Ybor City stages

Tropical Heatwave has 70 bands on eight Ybor City stages

Ambitious, audacious, eclectic, weird, exciting, strange, outrageous and adventurous are among the adjectives used to describe the acts at Tropical Heatwave, the annual party/musical event that takes over Ybor City each spring.
Published: 04/30/15
Sunscreen festival rose from ruins of one rotten film

Sunscreen festival rose from ruins of one rotten film

Tony Armer has one word for his first foray into filmmaking: disastrous.
Published: 04/29/15
‘American in Paris,’ ‘Fun Home’ get a leading 12 Tony nominations

‘American in Paris,’ ‘Fun Home’ get a leading 12 Tony nominations

NEW YORK — The musicals “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season.
Published: 04/28/15
Newsome High band to perform at Macy’s parade

Newsome High band to perform at Macy’s parade

Members of the Newsome High School band will gladly have to make alternate Thanksgiving plans next year.
Published: 04/27/15
Zac Brown Band returns to Tampa in November

Zac Brown Band returns to Tampa in November

Country rock superstars the Zac Brown Band is coming back to Tampa.
Published: 04/25/15
American Stage In-the-Park tackles ‘In the Heights’ for 30th season

American Stage In-the-Park tackles ‘In the Heights’ for 30th season

Celebrating the 30th season of In-the-Park productions, the American Stage Theatre Company will offer the biggest outdoor musical production in its history: “In the Heights.”
Published: 04/23/15
Updated: 04/24/15
Celtic Woman ensemble evolves but stays true to Irish roots

Celtic Woman ensemble evolves but stays true to Irish roots

When Celtic Woman formed in 2004, it was meant to be for just one evening — a concert at the Helix in Ireland, which was broadcast by PBS in 2005. After rendering an acclaimed performance, the members of this all-female Irish ensemble were abo...
Published: 04/23/15
Restoring a piece of South Tampa’s musical history

Restoring a piece of South Tampa’s musical history

HYDE PARK — There’s a lot of work to be done at the 89-year-old Friday Morning Musicale Building, where thousands of students and professionals have performed over the years.
Published: 04/22/15