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Busch Gardens, SeaWorld holding flash sale this week with BOGO admission

Busch Gardens, SeaWorld holding flash sale this week with BOGO admission

Busch Gardens and its sister park SeaWorld are having a flash sale this week that can save you more than $50 on admission tickets, but the offers expire Sunday. Calling it a BOGO Back to School sale, Busch Gardens announced Tuesday you can buy one si...
Published: 08/15/18
Expectations are crazy high for ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’ It’s a flawed but vital milestone

Expectations are crazy high for ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’ It’s a flawed but vital milestone

Before it whisks you off on the sunniest, most extravagant Singaporean holiday imaginable, Crazy Rich Asians begins on a curiously dark and stormy night.When Eleanor Young (a mesmerizing Michelle Yeoh) arrives dripping wet at an exclusive London hote...
Published: 08/14/18
Jobsite brings back ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ while celebrating 20 years

Jobsite brings back ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ while celebrating 20 years

The first come-to-Jesus meeting kicked off in November, as the Jobsite Theater faithful sipped beer and wine at a local pub and tried to come to grips with the future.This was, of course, inextricably tied up with its recent past, a season that start...
Published: 08/14/18
That time a little-known Taylor Swift played the St. Pete Pier in 2006

That time a little-known Taylor Swift played the St. Pete Pier in 2006

Jim Everson isn’t entirely sure why he asked for a photo with the tall, blond singer from Nashville. "To be honest with you, I didn’t even really know who she was at that time," he said. "I got pictures with a bunch of different people, and I just wa...
Published: 08/13/18
A serious, if flawed, effort highlighting PTSD in Innovocative’s ‘Ugly Lies the Bone’

A serious, if flawed, effort highlighting PTSD in Innovocative’s ‘Ugly Lies the Bone’

TAMPA — A veteran of three tours of duty in Afghanistan returns home, her face disfigured in an explosion and dragging a stiff leg. Titusville, the Space Coast town where Lindsey Ferrentino set Ugly Lies the Bone, is reeling, too, from cutbacks to NA...
Published: 08/12/18
Updated: 08/13/18
Review: Eleanor Kriseman’s assured debut, ‘The Blurry Years,’ an affecting coming-of-age story

Review: Eleanor Kriseman’s assured debut, ‘The Blurry Years,’ an affecting coming-of-age story

With the first lines of The Blurry Years, Eleanor Kriseman pulls us right into its young narrator’s world:"We could hear them in the walls before we saw them. My mom said it might be mice. We were eating dinner in bed. We would have eaten dinner in t...
Published: 08/10/18
Legendary graffiti artists painted sneakers to sell and display in Tampa (with gallery)

Legendary graffiti artists painted sneakers to sell and display in Tampa (with gallery)

TAMPA Sneakers are as integral to hip-hop culture as DJs, MCs, breakdancing and graffiti. And in 1983, when the Reebok Classic was introduced to the world, the South Bronx was erupting with this culture, including a core group of daring graffiti arti...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/10/18
The Alarm didn’t become the next U2, but singer Mike Peters isn’t complaining on tour

The Alarm didn’t become the next U2, but singer Mike Peters isn’t complaining on tour

It has been more than three decades since post-punk band the Alarm last played in Tampa Bay. But Mike Peters hasn’t forgotten it. You don’t forget shows you played with U2 in their young prime."As a musician from a small town in Wales, dreaming of Am...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Ludacris is probably in your Whole Foods right now

Ludacris is probably in your Whole Foods right now

Last week, a woman named Therra Gwyn Jaramillo described, over the course of more than 1,200 words on Facebook, how a man named Chris had bought her groceries at Whole Foods — $375 worth — in a moment of grave need. (She was strapped, and a friend ha...
Published: 08/09/18
Top things to do this weekend Aug. 10-12: Imagine Dragons, Fetish Con, St. Pete Art Walk, Perseid meteor shower

Top things to do this weekend Aug. 10-12: Imagine Dragons, Fetish Con, St. Pete Art Walk, Perseid meteor shower

Music Concerts this weekend: Imagine Dragons brings the live power of Radioactive at 7 p.m. Friday with Grace VanderWaal opening at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre; Livenation.com. J. Cole brings his tour with openers includes Young Thug, Ja...
Published: 08/09/18