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Tropical Storm Erika more likely to hit Florida

Forecasters said early Friday that Tropical Storm Erika is now more likely to hit South Florida, but it may never become a hurricane as it weakens over the Caribbean. Even so, the Tampa Bay …


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    Patton Oswalt: The writer, comedian and actor has been in a slew of mainstream shows and movies from King of Queens to HBO's Veep to the voice of Remy Pixar's Ratatouille. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $30-$50. (813) …

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05:  Actor Patton Oswalt arrives at the premiere of FX's "Justified" Season 4 at Paramount Studios on January 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  2. 97X's Next Big Thing moves back to Tampa with Twenty One Pilots, Walk the Moon

    Music & Concerts

    For the third time in a decade, Next Big Thing is on the move.

    The Next Big Thing music festival thrown by alt-rock station 97X will shift this year from Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg back to Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, its home from 2006 to 2011.
  3. tbt* pix of the Tampa party scene at Blue Martini

    Bars & Spirits

    This week's party scene comes to us straight up from the Blue Martini at International Plaza's Bay Street in Tampa.

    Katherine Pulgar celebrates the theme with any icy blue refreshment at Blue Martini, located at International Plaza's Bay Street. [By Luis Santana/tbt*]

  4. Tell Me About It: New romance haunted by past relationship


    Carolyn Hax is away. In her absence, we are offering columns from her archive.

  5. Editorial cartoons for Aug. 28

    Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
    The Rays put OF Desmond Jennings back on the DL today with a bruised left knee.

    Jennings back to DL, Butler called up

    The Rays put OF Desmond Jennings back on the DL today with a bruised left knee and called up OF Joey Butler....


    Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency in every Florida county ahead of Erika

    Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency throughout all of Florida after the latest forecasts show Tropical Storm Erika could rip through the middle of the state....


    Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, left, and head coach Lovie Smith during practice earlier this month at One Buc Place.

    Bucs D.C. Frazier confirms Smith will call defensive plays