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Parkland drama teens bring down the house with stirring performance at Tony Awards

Parkland drama teens bring down the house with stirring performance at Tony Awards

Members of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s drama team stole the show at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards Sunday night.The performance brought the crowd— many of whom were wiping tears from their eyes— to its collective feet at the Radio City Music ...
Published: 06/11/18
Robert De Niro bleeped at Tonys for Trump F-bomb

Robert De Niro bleeped at Tonys for Trump F-bomb

NEW YORK — With a bleep on live television and double fists raised in the air, Robert De Niro got the theater crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards with a rousing political introduction of his old friend Bruce Springsteen that was focused squarely els...
Published: 06/11/18
Universal to have a record 10 haunted houses for Halloween Horror Nights

Universal to have a record 10 haunted houses for Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando has announced that there will be a record 10 haunted houses for this year’s edition of Halloween Horror Nights. They haven’t all been revealed yet, but there will be a maze based on the first season of Netflix’s Stranger Things and ...
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How a Largo doctor became a Tony-nominated Broadway producer

How a Largo doctor became a Tony-nominated Broadway producer

LARGO — Dr. Jeffrey Grove stitches up cuts, sets broken bones and treats infections, all of the things family doctors do every day. His father and grandfather did the same. Their diplomas in osteopathic medicine hang in his office near the antique ex...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/13/18
I went all the way to Seattle to discover the true meaning of Starbucks

I went all the way to Seattle to discover the true meaning of Starbucks

SEATTLE - Every Starbucks experience in my life has been roughly the same. I wait in a never-unreasonable line to order. I squint at soulless foodstuff. Some soft pop plays. I order. I wait a never-unreasonable amount of time for my beverage and sna...
Updated one month ago
Tampa Repertory gives proper respect to Arthur Miller’s ‘A View From the Bridge’

Tampa Repertory gives proper respect to Arthur Miller’s ‘A View From the Bridge’

TAMPA — Arthur Miller’s 13th play, A View From the Bridge, may be set more than a half-century ago but couldn’t be more relevant today. It tackles America’s struggles around immigrant discrimination and gender identity with searing honesty.Though it ...
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What’s on stage: Matthew McGee’s country music revue in drag, impressionist Frank Caliendo

What’s on stage: Matthew McGee’s country music revue in drag, impressionist Frank Caliendo

MATTHEW MCGEE: WALTZING MATILDAMatthew McGee has made a name for himself as a versatile actor and a highly visible drag performer. He’s also pretty well traveled, honing his drag skills in New York. With the premiere of Waltzing Matilda, an original ...
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Cool off at Dunedin Fine Art Center and view Restricted works at CAM

Cool off at Dunedin Fine Art Center and view Restricted works at CAM

COOL ART: SUMMER EXHIBITIONS AT DFACSummer is unofficially here (first official day, June 21), which means it will soon be unbearably hot outside. What better place to cool off than a museum or gallery? The Dunedin Fine Art Center’s summer schedule i...
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‘Blithe Spirit’ at Stageworks comes loaded with laughs in the hands of a highly skilled cast

‘Blithe Spirit’ at Stageworks comes loaded with laughs in the hands of a highly skilled cast

TAMPA Blithe Spirit is the kind of play theater aficionados could argue about but probably don’t. Does theater have to reinterpret older works to be relevant, or can a well-done rendering of a classic stand on its own?Stageworks Theatre closes its se...
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Show Palace proves it so in ‘Ain’t Retirement Grand’

Show Palace proves it so in ‘Ain’t Retirement Grand’

HUDSON — Playwright-lyricist-composer Gil Perlroth just hit 90 years of age. Supposedly, he retired a couple of decades ago to a 55+ village in Gulfport after many prolific years of writing plays, ads and promotional films in Connecticut.Instead of l...
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