Saturday, February 17, 2018

Events

Review: David Pedreira’s ‘Gunpowder Moon’ a gripping story of murder on the lunar surface

Review: David Pedreira’s ‘Gunpowder Moon’ a gripping story of murder on the lunar surface

Gunpowder Moon drops the reader right into the action — and I do mean drops."Dechert stood at the crater rim and looked down," David Pedreira writes in the opening line of his debut novel. "Dionysius was a monster — two miles deep and wide enough to ...
Published: 02/09/18
Crimes and passion: Three very different kinds of love story

Crimes and passion: Three very different kinds of love story

We love lovers’ stories that pit them against all sorts of obstacles, and these new books do just that — whether it’s a young couple struggling with an unthinkable separation, middle-aged lovers whose affair is heightened by religious guilt, or a guy...
Published: 02/09/18
Florida Holocaust Museum’s Eichmann exhibit recounts daring capture, riveting trial of Nazi officer

Florida Holocaust Museum’s Eichmann exhibit recounts daring capture, riveting trial of Nazi officer

In May 1960, the young nation of Israel appeared to be sending a delegation to Argentina to join the country’s 150th anniversary celebration. But the plan instead was to smuggle agents into the country to carry out one of the most daring espionage op...
Published: 02/08/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 9

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 9

Billy Joel: The Piano Man returns for a concert of huge piano-pop hits. 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $49.50-$149.50. (813) 301-2500. Tony Bennett: 19-time Grammy award winning musician. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. ...
Published: 02/08/18
Bar review: Whiskey’s a go-go at Catcher and the Rye in Palm Harbor

Bar review: Whiskey’s a go-go at Catcher and the Rye in Palm Harbor

I fancy myself a whiskey enthusiast, which can be as interesting to hear about as someone’s garden gnome collection, barring a listener of similar persuasion. I’m okay with the small degree of insufferable attitude that comes with being a whiskey ner...
Published: 02/08/18

Local craft beer of the week: Blueberry Berliner Weisse, Florida Avenue Brewing Co.

As popular as canned beer and fruited Berliner weisses are, the two seem to rarely meet. Not long ago, Florida Avenue Brewing Co. (a division of Tampa’s Brew Bus Brewing) put out a very nice raspberry Berliner, filling the gap with a light, fruity an...
Published: 02/08/18
Florida Orchestra mixes it up, collaborates with community in 2018-19 season

Florida Orchestra mixes it up, collaborates with community in 2018-19 season

ST. PETERSBURGThemes are useful sometimes. Right now, the Florida Orchestra is still enjoying the heart of its 50th anniversary season, which has been big and loud and celebratory.At other times, maybe it’s best to just put a fine program together an...
Published: 02/08/18
Andrea Bocelli, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and Cirque du Soleil are all in town for Valentine’s Day

Andrea Bocelli, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and Cirque du Soleil are all in town for Valentine’s Day

VALENTINE’S DAY: ANDREA BOCELLISuperstar Andrea Bocelli and Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth team up again, the conclusion of a three-city tour. This time it’s a crossover trio with soprano Nadine Sierra, a 2009 winner of the Metropolitan Opera Nati...
Published: 02/07/18
Updated: 02/09/18
What’s in theaters this week: Oscar shorts at Tampa Theatre, ‘50 Shades Freed,’ ‘Peter Rabbit’

What’s in theaters this week: Oscar shorts at Tampa Theatre, ‘50 Shades Freed,’ ‘Peter Rabbit’

Let’s keep the intro short. Tampa Theatre is again presenting the Academy Awards-nominated short subjects divided in three rotating sessions: animated, live action and documentary. Here’s an overview of what to expect and when:ANIMATED 5:45 p.m. Frid...
Published: 02/07/18
Updated: 02/08/18
Disney Cruise Line’s Star Wars Day at Sea is back and bigger

Disney Cruise Line’s Star Wars Day at Sea is back and bigger

PORT CANAVERAL — Visiting a galaxy far, far away can be as simple as stepping on board a Disney cruise ship.Disney Cruise Line’s Star Wars Day at Sea returns for a third round through April on the Disney Fantasy out of Port Canaveral. And the company...
Published: 02/07/18
Updated: 02/08/18