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This week’s best concerts: Paul Simon’s farewell, G-Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert and more

This week’s best concerts: Paul Simon’s farewell, G-Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert and more

SUMMER SENSATIONS: G-Eazy and Lil Uzi VertTall drinks of water don’t come much cooler than G-Eazy, inset, the Oakland rapper who’s been sliding up the pop charts the last few years thanks to a string of huge hits (Me, Myself & I; No Limit; Him & I) a...
Published: 09/05/18
Top things to do this week: Meet ‘Gator Boys’ star, marijuana doc premiere, WMNF birthday

Top things to do this week: Meet ‘Gator Boys’ star, marijuana doc premiere, WMNF birthday

ONSCREEN WEED: #Legalizeit Red Carpet EventThe producers of The Marijuana Show, now in its third critically acclaimed season on Amazon Prime, have created a political documentary called #LegalizeIt, which premieres in Tampa Thursday before a tour of ...
Published: 09/05/18
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...
Published: 09/05/18
5 things to do under $5: Vicente Martinez-Ybor’s birthday, I Like It Hot Festival

5 things to do under $5: Vicente Martinez-Ybor’s birthday, I Like It Hot Festival

1 Vicente Martinez-Ybor birthday: The Spanish entrepreneur who moved his cigar factory from Cuba to Key West to eventually, Ybor City will be celebrated on his birthday Friday. Born in Valencia, Spain, on Sept. 7, 1819, Martinez-Ybor led the way not ...
Published: 09/05/18
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...
Published: 09/05/18
As Paul Simon hits Tampa, we asked legendary rockers: What makes a rock star want to retire?

As Paul Simon hits Tampa, we asked legendary rockers: What makes a rock star want to retire?

Musicians aren’t pro athletes. Their livelihoods don’t necessarily hinge on the durability and vitality of youth, so in theory, a successful artist should be able to keep playing for a living into their 70s, 80s, even 90s. In theory.In reality, almos...
Published: 09/04/18
Craft beer of the week: Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout with Cacao Nibs, Cycle Brewing

Craft beer of the week: Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout with Cacao Nibs, Cycle Brewing

St. Petersburg’s Cycle Brewing has built its name on a series of rich, robust and decadent barrel-aged imperial stouts, earning it an international — yes, international — reputation as one of the top stout breweries out there. In years past, getting ...
Published: 09/03/18
Updated: 09/04/18
Local Loudmouth Lip Attire founder makes a colorful statement, and you can, too

Local Loudmouth Lip Attire founder makes a colorful statement, and you can, too

TAMPAAmber Parker loves to stand out in a crowd.And with a vivacious personality and a funky personal style, the petite 32-year-old certainly makes a bold impression.So it’s only fitting that her makeup line, Loudmouth Lip Attire, features vibrant an...
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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...
Updated one month ago
Review: Gary Shteyngart’s ‘Lake Success’ a comic tale of a 1-percenter

Review: Gary Shteyngart’s ‘Lake Success’ a comic tale of a 1-percenter

One night young lawyer Seema Cohen went to a Vogue party hosted by billionaire Michael Bloomberg and there met the man who would become her husband. At first, she wasn’t sure she liked the glad-handing middle-aged hedge fund guy who was clearly smitt...
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