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Iconic actor Burt Reynolds dies in Florida hospital at 82

Iconic actor Burt Reynolds dies in Florida hospital at 82

Burt Reynolds, whose blend of Southern-fried machismo and wise-guy playfulness launched his worldwide celebrity in the 1970s, first as a freewheeling chat-show guest, then as a nude centerfold in Cosmopolitan magazine and finally as a Hollywood actio...
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Fall Arts Preview: Opera Tampa will premiere new opera by Anton Coppola, 101, and more

Fall Arts Preview: Opera Tampa will premiere new opera by Anton Coppola, 101, and more

Have you decided yet which operas you’re going to compose after age 100?If the prospect seems daunting (it does), consider that there is only one Anton Coppola, and only he expects this kind of productivity. Opera Tampa’s founding maestro celebrated ...
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Fall Art Preview: From Kusama to Magritte, the Tampa Bay museum scene is impressive

Fall Art Preview: From Kusama to Magritte, the Tampa Bay museum scene is impressive

A look at what’s to come to our museums reveals many opportunities to bask in the creations of some of the world’s leading artists. Art lovers are already buzzing about Yayoi Kusama’s Love Is Calling Infinity Room, coming to the Tampa Museum of Art o...
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What’s in theaters this week: ‘Peppermint,’ ‘The Nun,’ ‘God Bless the Broken Road’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Peppermint,’ ‘The Nun,’ ‘God Bless the Broken Road’

OPENING FRIDAY:THE NUNA troubled priest (Demian Bichir, above) and a novitiate sent by the Vatican to investigate a suicide and an abbey in Romania are confronted by the same malevolent force from The Conjuring 2. With Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, ...
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What’s new in art: Other Worldly at Leslie Curran, home life at Florida CraftArt

What’s new in art: Other Worldly at Leslie Curran, home life at Florida CraftArt

Must See: Other WorldlyEntering the Other Worldly: Henthorne and Akiko Kotani exhibit, on display at the Leslie Curran Gallery, does feel like stepping into another realm, one of profound serenity. With this entirely black and white, minimalist exhib...
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Fall Arts Preview: In a new season, Florida Orchestra expands reach, new top soloists

Fall Arts Preview: In a new season, Florida Orchestra expands reach, new top soloists

The Florida Orchestra has prepared a 51st season with a wide range of grand masters and newer work, an increased visibility for minorities and women and more collaborations with museums and other artistic institutions.Masterworks highlights include t...
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Fall Arts Preview: Light and dark, classic and groundbreaking round out Tampa Bay theater

Fall Arts Preview: Light and dark, classic and groundbreaking round out Tampa Bay theater

Theater mirrors our world and enlarges it, responds to current events, and allows us to glimpse the present by retelling the classics. Just touch this lineup of shows. In the palm of your hand you can almost feel tremors of anxiety about racial tensi...
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Aretha Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive

Aretha Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive

NEW YORK — The late Aretha Franklin’s family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor’s eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a pol...
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Aretha Franklin funeral bishop apologizes for touching Ariana Grande’s breast

Aretha Franklin funeral bishop apologizes for touching Ariana Grande’s breast

DETROIT — The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin’s funeral apologized Friday to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her name. Bishop Charles H. Ellis III led Franklin’s funeral and awkwardly greeted Grande on stag...
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In the high mountains of Sicily, a quieter and wilder world

In the high mountains of Sicily, a quieter and wilder world

GANGI, SicilyFar from the packed beaches of Sicily’s busy coastlines, there’s a quieter and wilder world in its high mountains. In more dangerous times, this was where much of Sicily’s population settled, building castles, towns, monasteries and chur...
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