Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Date Night

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s hotly anticipated ‘A Star is Born’ is here — and it is lavishly delightful

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s hotly anticipated ‘A Star is Born’ is here — and it is lavishly delightful

The skeptics scoffed when they heard Bradley Cooper had decided to make his directorial debut with yet another remake of A Star Is Born. What could this relative newcomer to the Hollywood hierarchy possibly bring to one of show business’ ur-myths of ...
Published: 10/02/18
A Star Is Born: Breaking down the amazing trailer, second by second

A Star Is Born: Breaking down the amazing trailer, second by second

Picture it: A remake of Scarface, set in modern-day El Paso! In the lead role and director’s chair: Paul Rudd! Playing his love interest: Miley Cyrus! And in key supporting roles: Kevin Hart, Wilford Brimley and Gallagher! Sounds god-awful, ri...
Published: 10/02/18
Seventy years after war crimes trials, ‘Judgment at Nuremberg’ still asks a timely question

Seventy years after war crimes trials, ‘Judgment at Nuremberg’ still asks a timely question

TAMPA — A simple set tells the story. A table for three judges assigned to rule on war crimes following World War II rests on stacks of suitcases, signifying hasty travel. On the floor, by a gallery of defendants, snakes a trail of discarded shoes. W...
Published: 10/01/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 2

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 2

$10 Tuesdays: The museum is open from until 8 p.m. every Tuesday, featuring $10 admission all day. From 5-8 p.m. enjoy special events in the galleries or find happy hour specials in the Canyon Cafe. 10 a.m., James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, ...
Published: 10/01/18
Florida Orchestra opens season with a powerful Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

Florida Orchestra opens season with a powerful Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

TAMPA — The Florida Orchestra season got off to a strong start Friday with Ludwig van Beethoven’s most famous work, the broodingly triumphant Symphony No. 5. Music director Michael Francis also conducted Sergei Rachmaninoff’s breakout Piano Concerto ...
Published: 09/29/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Oct. 1-7

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Oct. 1-7

Spooky Events: Halloween is on the horizon, and there are plenty of haunted events to keep you in the spirit throughout the month. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo kicks off the all-ages Creatures of the Night on Friday, with scare zones and a Trick-or-T...
Published: 09/28/18
Updated: 09/29/18
Art events: ‘Yayoi Kusama: Love Is Calling’ opens at Tampa Museum of Art and Carrie Jadus’ cool blue nudes

Art events: ‘Yayoi Kusama: Love Is Calling’ opens at Tampa Museum of Art and Carrie Jadus’ cool blue nudes

Show Stopper: Love Is CallingAfter months of anticipation, the Tampa Museum of Art is finally opening "Yayoi Kusama: Love Is Calling" on Friday. The exhibit, owned by the Vinik Family Foundation, transforms a gallery into one of the contemporary Japa...
Published: 09/26/18
Updated: 09/28/18
Restaurant openings: Osteria from Fabio Viviano, an artisinal ice cream sandwich parlor and more

Restaurant openings: Osteria from Fabio Viviano, an artisinal ice cream sandwich parlor and more

What's better than ice cream? Coming up blank, right? Okay, what's better than cookies? Here's the answer: ice cream with cookies.
Published: 09/28/18
Oh, Florida! Can any reality show capture life in Florida?

Oh, Florida! Can any reality show capture life in Florida?

For a state that has so much invested in promoting fantasy — with our theme parks as well as our real estate promises of ever-growing sales — Florida is the setting for a lot of reality shows. Despite our image as a haven for retirees, t...
Published: 09/28/18
Florida Orchestra extends contract of music director Michael Francis an additional three years

Florida Orchestra extends contract of music director Michael Francis an additional three years

ST. PETERSBURG — With the Florida Orchestra on stage behind him, Michael Francis was deep into a lecture Thursday about Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 when an alert went off on someone’s phone.The music director paused."An Amber Alert," he mused. "Is it ...
Published: 09/28/18