Sunday, November 11, 2018

Music News, Concert Reviews

Nashville’s blue wave: 15 years after the Dixie Chicks, country artists make a liberal political shift

Nashville’s blue wave: 15 years after the Dixie Chicks, country artists make a liberal political shift

‘Liberal’ used to be a dirty word in country music. But today, more artists are speaking out on gun control, LGBTQ rights and immigration. And some are stumping for a Democratic wave on Election Day.
Published: 11/01/18
For King and Country’s Luke Smallbone keeps the faith

For King and Country’s Luke Smallbone keeps the faith

Smallbone and his brother bring their Christmas tour to Amalie Arena on Dec. 14.
Published: 10/31/18
Blake Shelton bringing all-star country tour to Amalie Arena in Tampa

Blake Shelton bringing all-star country tour to Amalie Arena in Tampa

See, now, here's a fun idea that only Blake Shelton might have.The country superstar and People's reigning Sexiest Man Alive is heading out out tour next spring, and he's returning to Tampa for the first time in years, with a concert on March 8 at Am...
Published: 10/30/18
A potpourri of theater, classical music and opera singers on both sides of Tampa Bay

A potpourri of theater, classical music and opera singers on both sides of Tampa Bay

U.K. sensation the Choir of Man serves up bromance and free beer. ‘The Revolutionists’ examines sexism through a comedic lens.
Published: 10/31/18
This week’s best concerts: Ed Sheeran, Twenty One Pilots, Beats By the Bay and more

This week’s best concerts: Ed Sheeran, Twenty One Pilots, Beats By the Bay and more

Two of the world's most popular artists, Ed Sheeran and Twenty One Pilots, lead a busy week, including Keith Sweat, Fantasia, Dustin Lynch, Jonathan Davis, Jessie Reyez, David Lee Murphy and more.
Published: 10/31/18

Five Queen documentaries to stream before 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Before seeing how Rami Malek does in Freddie Mercury’s shoes, here’s how to check out the real Mercury in action.
Published: 10/31/18
The Queen movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ survives impossible task of re-creating Freddie Mercury

The Queen movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ survives impossible task of re-creating Freddie Mercury

A decade in the making, the Queen biopic, arriving Friday, hinged on casting an actor who could capture their iconic singer's essence. Good thing Rami Malek came along.
Published: 10/31/18
Hoobastank cancels fall tour, including concert at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater

Hoobastank cancels fall tour, including concert at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater

Hoobastank has canceled their fall tour. And yes, they did give the world a reason.The multiplatinum rockers behind Crawling In the Dark and The Reason have cited "an unforeseen personal matter" in canceling a slew of upcoming dates, including a Nov....
Published: 10/30/18
Ticket window: Kiss, Crash Test Dummies, Christopher Cross, NCAA Women’s Final Four Semifinals

Ticket window: Kiss, Crash Test Dummies, Christopher Cross, NCAA Women’s Final Four Semifinals

Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:• Chris Tomlin, 7 p.m. April 4-5 at the Yuengling Center, Tampa, $25-$77.75, on sale at 10 a.m. today through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling toll-free 1-800-745-3000.• Kiss, 7 p.m...
Published: 11/01/18
Tampa Bay LGBTQ events for Nov. 1-7

Tampa Bay LGBTQ events for Nov. 1-7

Transcending Gender: Bodies and LivesThe opening reception for the exhibit — on loan from the Stonewall Museum and Archives — that presents a timeline of cultural and rights struggles by transgender people. Complimentary wine, beverages...
Published: 11/01/18