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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Things To Do

Spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse, to open at Busch Gardens in 2016

Spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse, to open at Busch Gardens in 2016

TAMPA — Families will creep past snake-wielding “archaeologists,” making their way to Cobra’s Curse. Strapping into an eight-passenger train in the Egypt section of Busch Gardens, they’ll rise 70 feet into the air o...
Updated: 16 minutes ago
‘The Illusionists’ at the Straz leave you scratching your head in wonder

‘The Illusionists’ at the Straz leave you scratching your head in wonder

An illusion is defined as something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. That’s really the point of what the traveling deceivers known as “The Illusionists” do during their show at the Straz Cen...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Volcano Bay, Universal’s third water park, opening in 2017

Volcano Bay, Universal’s third water park, opening in 2017

The Universal family of theme parks will be opening its third water park in 2017.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Best Bets: Fun things to do in Tampa Bay area this week

Best Bets: Fun things 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 for things to do in Tampa, from a block party in Clearwater to “Menopause the Musical.”
Updated: 5 hours ago
'Aloha' feels like 'goodbye' in Crowe calamity

'Aloha' feels like 'goodbye' in Crowe calamity

Cameron Crowe fans — and that includes most movie critics — have cut him a lot of slack over the years.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Blythe Danner excels in 'I'll See You In My Dreams'

Blythe Danner excels in 'I'll See You In My Dreams'

Loneliness is hard to capture on film. The audience can be told and shown in myriad ways, but the high highs and low lows of filmed melodrama rarely reflect the condition that we all know so well. Movies, just like people, can be too afraid of stillness and the banalities of the everyday.
Updated: 6 hours ago
‘San Andreas’: Dwayne Johnson comes to the rescue, but he forgot the script

‘San Andreas’: Dwayne Johnson comes to the rescue, but he forgot the script

It’s sure been a rough year for Hollywood. First there was the stinging Sony hacking scandal. And now we have the humbling image of the Hollywood letters themselves toppling to the ground, as most of California is pulverized by an earthquake &#...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Women humorously bond over the unavoidable life change in ‘Menopause The Musical’

Women humorously bond over the unavoidable life change in ‘Menopause The Musical’

One of the first times many of us saw actress Cindy Williams, she was Shirley Feeney, pedaling her best friend Laverne down a Milwaukee street in the popular ’70s sitcom “Laverne & Shirley.”
Updated: 8 hours ago
In American Stage’s ‘Red’ artist struggles with personal demons on big project

In American Stage’s ‘Red’ artist struggles with personal demons on big project

In the drama “Red,” abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko has landed a high-profile commission that could lead to fame and fortune.
Updated: 8 hours ago
The Mermaid Tavern serves up gourmet grub minus the swanky fanfare

The Mermaid Tavern serves up gourmet grub minus the swanky fanfare

In a dimly lit tavern with skimpy service and no TVs, an occasional laugh rose above the hum of chatter. Some patrons played board games they’d selected from a shelf on the wall. Others, like my friend Kim and I, talked nonstop because we had ...
Updated: 8 hours ago