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Metrocon merges anime and video games in downtown Tampa

Metrocon merges anime and video games in downtown Tampa

Animation and video games will take center stage in Tampa starting Friday when Metrocon: Florida's Largest Anime Convention kicks off its 12th year, hoping for its largest attendance yet.
Published: 07/10/14
Updated: 07/11/14
Brooks’ music coming to digital via his own site

Brooks’ music coming to digital via his own site

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he’s doing it his own way.
Published: 07/10/14
Seek meaning of art and myth in ‘Inventing Van Gogh’ at the Straz

Seek meaning of art and myth in ‘Inventing Van Gogh’ at the Straz

A contemporary painter, who doesn’t seem to care for the great Vincent van Gogh’s work, is hired to create a forgery — a supposed last self-portrait of the famed artist.
Published: 07/10/14
Best Bets: Fun stuff to do in Tampa Bay area this week

Best Bets: Fun stuff to do in Tampa Bay area this week

Not sure what to do this week? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are our editors’ picks, from the giant anime fest Metrocon at the Tampa Convention Center to the many hits of Lionel Richie at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre.
Published: 07/10/14
’Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘American Horror Story’ lead Emmy nominees

’Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘American Horror Story’ lead Emmy nominees

LOS ANGELES – The fantasy saga “Game of Thrones,” defying the Emmy Awards’ grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.
Published: 07/10/14
USF Sun Dome among magazine's 'Florida Top Stops'

USF Sun Dome among magazine's 'Florida Top Stops'

Venues Today magazine has ranked the University of South Florida arena second in the state for centers its size in terms of gross ticket sales and attendance.
Published: 07/07/14
McDonald’s art shows Tampa man no small fry in art world

McDonald’s art shows Tampa man no small fry in art world

TAMPA — The sizzle might be gone for some soccer fans after the United States of America was eliminated from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Published: 07/04/14
Go-Go’s still got the beat as they head to Ruth Eckerd Hall

Go-Go’s still got the beat as they head to Ruth Eckerd Hall

Jane Wiedlin is surprised that the Go-Go’s are still going now that each member of the band has passed the half-century mark.
Published: 07/03/14
Ex-jingle writers Capital Cities opening for Katy Perry in Tampa

Ex-jingle writers Capital Cities opening for Katy Perry in Tampa

Capital Cities has come full circle. It's apt that Mazda selected their breakout hit, “Safe and Sound” as the bed for its latest commercial since Capital Cities vocalists Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian wrote jingles together before they ...
Published: 06/27/14
Busch Gardens adds Bridgit Mendler, more to Summer Nights concerts

Busch Gardens adds Bridgit Mendler, more to Summer Nights concerts

Disney star Bridgit Mendler, salsa orchestra El Gran Combo and bluesy singer-songwriter ZZ Ward are coming to Busch Gardens.
Published: 06/25/14