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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Arts & Music

Seeing may not be believing at ‘The Illusionists’ show at the Straz

Seeing may not be believing at ‘The Illusionists’ show at the Straz

Ready to not believe your eyes? Some of the world’s most revered illusionists are coming to Tampa, and they have more than a few tricks up their sleeves.
Published: 05/21/15
YouTube phenom Cody Simpson challenging himself as writer, playing Rays concert

YouTube phenom Cody Simpson challenging himself as writer, playing Rays concert

Justin Bieber isn’t the only young recording artist to use the Internet as a springboard to fame.
Published: 05/21/15
Sam Smith vocal cord surgery won’t affect Tampa concert

Sam Smith vocal cord surgery won’t affect Tampa concert

Tampa fans of Sam Smith can breathe a small sigh of relief.
Published: 05/19/15
Taylor Swift wins 8 at Billboard Awards; Kanye gets booed

Taylor Swift wins 8 at Billboard Awards; Kanye gets booed

LAS VEGAS — Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the three-hour event....
Published: 05/18/15
Thanks to unexpected donor, ‘Final Curtain’ won’t be revue’s last

Thanks to unexpected donor, ‘Final Curtain’ won’t be revue’s last

TAMPA — The all-female song-and-dance ensemble Entertainment Revue has served as a virtual farm team for Fox TV’s “American Idol” talent competition.
Published: 05/16/15
Snow effects, snow queen ready for Disney on Ice's 'Frozen'

Snow effects, snow queen ready for Disney on Ice's 'Frozen'

Becky Bereswill has seen “Frozen” dozens of times and thrills to reenact Queen Elsa building her ice palace during the signature song “Let It Go.”
Published: 05/14/15
Zedd bringing ‘True Colors’ tour to Tampa

Zedd bringing ‘True Colors’ tour to Tampa

Electronic dance music star Zedd will bring his “True Colors” tour to Tampa this fall.
Published: 05/13/15
Picasso painting sells for world record $179M

Picasso painting sells for world record $179M

NEW YORK – A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for $179.4 million on Monday, and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti set a record for most expensive sculpture, at $141.3 million.
Published: 05/12/15
Midler still has the pipes, bawdy sense of humor

Midler still has the pipes, bawdy sense of humor

TAMPA — On a rainy, gloomy Monday night in downtown Tampa, Bette Midler proved to an Amalie Arena audience that certain performers can light up any stage.
Published: 05/11/15
Updated: 05/12/15
Tickets for Zac Brown Band show in Tampa on sale Friday

Tickets for Zac Brown Band show in Tampa on sale Friday

Tickets go on sale Friday for the Zac Brown Band’s return to Tampa in November.
Published: 05/11/15