Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Date Night

What’s on stage this week: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ in Key West, Travis Wall Shaping Sound

What’s on stage this week: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ in Key West, Travis Wall Shaping Sound

AMERICAN STAGE: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGTwo couples nearly come apart at the seams for different reasons, the premise for Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, opening at American Stage. This version is set in Key West in the 1940s, the end of World Wa...
Published: 11/08/17
Updated: 11/15/17
A peek at the Star Wars costumes coming to St. Petersburg with ‘Star Wars and the Power of Costume’

A peek at the Star Wars costumes coming to St. Petersburg with ‘Star Wars and the Power of Costume’

A galaxy far, far away just got a lot closer. More than 60 hand-crafted costumes from the Star Wars saga landed this week as part of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit "Star Wars and the Power of Costume," docked at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Peter...
Published: 11/08/17
Updated: 11/13/17
Who killed all the fun in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’?

Who killed all the fun in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’?

Kenneth Branagh’s somnambulant remake of Murder on the Orient Express is a murder mystery Agatha Christie never intended: Who killed her diabolical fun?The answer is right under our noses, like the cake frosting mustache under his. Branagh’s portraya...
Published: 11/08/17
James Rosenquist is remembered at USF; Star Wars exhibit opens Monday at MFA

James Rosenquist is remembered at USF; Star Wars exhibit opens Monday at MFA

Remembering an Icon: James RosenquistAn international and local art icon was lost earlier this year when renowned pop artist James Rosenquist passed away. During his career, which spanned more than five decades, he exhibited in nearly all of the majo...
Published: 11/08/17
Top things to do this weekend: La La Land in Concert, Tiny Home Show

Top things to do this weekend: La La Land in Concert, Tiny Home Show

CITY OF STARS: La La Land in ConcertWhat does a multiple-Oscar-winning hit musical do for a second act? Go on tour. With La La Land in Concert, the Mahaffey Theater will have a live symphony orchestra playing the score while the movie starring Emma S...
Published: 11/08/17
Five reasons to check out the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading

Five reasons to check out the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading

For 25 years, readers and authors have been mingling on a very special day in St. Petersburg.The Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading is back this weekend, organized painstakingly by our book editor, Colette Bancroft, and the Times marketing departmen...
Published: 11/08/17
Movie review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Movie review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Yorgos Lanthimos serves revenge colder than some viewers will accept in The Killing of a Sacred Deer (R), a thriller taking its sweet time doing nasty things.Colin Farrell stars as Dr. Steven Murphy, a successful cardiologist with all the trimmings: ...
Published: 11/08/17
Movie review: ‘Wonderstruck’ brings together two deaf children

Movie review: ‘Wonderstruck’ brings together two deaf children

Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck is a childhood fable brimming with lush visuals yet too wispy to bear them. Based on Brian Selznick’s 2011 novel, the movie , seldom jarring the heart as much as the eyes.Two children 50 years apart sharing more than deafnes...
Published: 11/08/17
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie talk Fleetwood Mac's 'dysfunctional family' before Clearwater show

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie talk Fleetwood Mac's 'dysfunctional family' before Clearwater show

You dive into the personal dynamics and politics of Fleetwood Mac at your own risk. Certainly, you are advised against it before hopping on the phone with Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, the singer-songwriters who were — all due respec...
Published: 11/07/17
Tampa Theatre to return to original design following six-week renovation

Tampa Theatre to return to original design following six-week renovation

TAMPABefore the historic Tampa Theatre closed Monday for six weeks to undergo $6 million in renovations, it hosted a special Sunday night screening — Back to the Future.The 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox is about traveling back in time, which also...
Published: 11/06/17
Updated: 11/07/17