SoundBytes: Rick Ross, Paul van Dyk, Josh Turner and more
-- Adam Carolla must have had so much fun at the Straz Center last fall that he's decided to come back. The comedy podcaster will team up with veteran broadcaster Dennis Prager for "an evening of funny and thought-provoking conversation." Wonder if the Republican National Convention, which starts the following week, will come up? Tickets start at $26.50. Click here for details.
-- The way we see it, guitarist Eric Johnson almost stole the show at the recent Experience Hendrix Tour stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. So if you're looking for a night of top-notch shredding, check him out when he performs at the Capitol Theatre on June 30. Tickets are $35-$45. Click here.
-- The V -- formerly The Venue -- will hold its grand reopening ceremony on May 11. There will be revamped bars and restaurants, plus a "Main Stage Martini Bar with a stage for live performances." Click here for more info.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Edmund D. Fountain, tbt*