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  1. Singer Joe Cocker dies of cancer at age 70

    Music & Concerts

    LONDON — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.

    British Rock and Blues legend Joe Cocker performs on stage of the Stravinski hall during the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, in 2002. Cocker, best known for the songs, "You Are So Beautiful," and the 1980s duet "Up Where We Belong," with Jennifer Warnes, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 of lung cancer in Colorado. He was 70. [Associated Press]
  2. Top 10 movies of 2014 include 'Birdman,' 'Whiplash,' 'The Lego Movie'


    2014 was a strange year for Hollywood, from the shocking deaths of Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman, to North Korea's hacking and Sony backing down. On the plus side, it's only a year until Kim Jong-Un allows us to see Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens. Here are my 10 (make that 11) favorite …

     Michael Keaten and Edward Norton in Birdman.
  3. Review: New 'Phantom of the Opera' at the Straz still an alluring spectacle


    TAMPA — Some things in life are just reliable. A Delmonico from Bern's Steakhouse. A quality cashmere sweater. Hot coffee on a cool morning.

    Katie Travis and Chris Mann in "The Phantom of the Opera."
  4. Review: Tampa's Café Martí gets to the heart of Cuban food

    Food & Dining


    Rodney Rodriguez was a professor of Spanish at Manhattan College. But in September he and his brother, Ricky, launched Café Martí at the site of a former Papa John's on Gandy Boulevard. As second acts go, it's a pretty big flying leap. But for this Tampa native, it made its own kind of sense.

    Like several dishes at Café Martí, the arroz con pollo with yellow rice is served with cooked collard greens.
  5. Tell Me About It: Defining etiquette for getting dumped


    Q: I'm a late bloomer weathering my first breakup, and am genuinely curious to know your take on breakup etiquette, not for the dumper, but for the dumpee.

    George Will says Rubio and Paul both right on Cuba

    George Will talking Sunday on Fox News.



    The Bucs' defense celebrates after Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws incomplete on a fourth and one during third quarter action.

    Defense's stand -- four stops at the 1 -- kept Bucs close

    TAMPA -- On a day when the Bucs offense couldn't muster much of anything, Tampa Bay's defense put up a wall in the third quarter, stopping the Packers at the 1-yard line four straight times to keep the team within a touchdown....


    Christmas colors with a twist! Tampa's Kellie McRae helps us ring in the holidays Florida style.

    Fab Friday: Kellie McRae

    Christmas is just around the corner, so we figured what better gift to give you than local shoe extraordinaire Kellie McRae?...