Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Features and More

Live music, Aug. 3-9

Catches Waterfront Grill, 7811 Bayview St., New Port Richey, (727) 849-2121

• Paris and the Birds of Paradise, 7-11 p.m. Saturday.

• Mark Anthony Band, 3-7 p.m. Sunday.

Cocktails, 6229 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, (727) 848-3227

• Tongue N Groove, 9:30 p.m. today.

• LoudMouth, 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Kickin Wing, 8702 State Road 52, Hudson, (727) 233-3369.

• Franc Robert and the Boxcar Tourists, 8:30 p.m. today.

Quail Hollow Golf Course and Restaurant, 6225 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel (813) 333-0033.

• Jennifer Lee and Nevaeh Peek, 8 p.m. today.

Sam's Hudson Beach, 6325 Clark St., Hudson, (727) 868-1971

• Cellfish, 8 p.m. today.

• SPF-40, 1 p.m. Saturday.

• Ooh La La, 8 p.m. Saturday.

• Scarlette Moon, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Over the Border

Bauser's, 520 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, (727) 723-9463

• Jimmy Griswold, 8 p.m. Monday.

Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, (727) 736-0606

• The Transfers, 9 p.m. today.

• Domino Effect, 9 p.m. Saturday.

• Fourth Dimension, 8 p.m. Thursday.

JC Cravers, 191 Orange St., Ozona, (727) 216-6412.

• Back In Time Band, 9 p.m. today.

• Jimmy Griswold, 9 p.m. Saturday.

JolliMon's, 941 Huntley Ave., Dunedin, (727) 735-0498

• Circle 4, 7:30 p.m. today.

• Scotty Lee and the Treble Hooks, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Reggae Fest featuring Trenchfoot Shindig, Freelow, Currentz, Shoeless Soul, 4 p.m. Sunday.

• Brian Caudill, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• Jimmy Griswold, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

• Best of the Bay hosted by Shoeless Soul, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa, (813) 977-6474

• Legendary JCs with the Gerry Williams Band, 8 p.m. today.

• Americana Fest featuring 11 bands, 4 p.m. Saturday.

• Funky Seeds with The Crazy Carls, 5 p.m. Sunday.

• Showcase Nite featuring Wynn Taylor, Donny Simonds Band, Chris Alvy Band, Sweet Oblique 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• Island Night with Impulse, 8 p.m. Wednesday.

• Grateful Dead Night with Uncle John's Band and Charlie Dandelion and the Weeds, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Comments
Cooking Challenge: Making a stovetop steak for the first time

Cooking Challenge: Making a stovetop steak for the first time

Raw meat terrifies me. Growing up, I was the kid who avoided cookie dough because it could give me salmonella poisoning. Just imagine how I feel about a slab of bloody steak. So for my latest cooking challenge, I’m diving into the deep end and making...
Published: 04/24/18
Review: American Stage hits ‘The Producers’ out of the park

Review: American Stage hits ‘The Producers’ out of the park

ST. PETERSBURG — Without question, Mel Brooks’ The Producers carved a more indelible mark than most of the musicals in the entire genre of throwaway musicals it parodied.The creator of Get Smart and Blazing Saddles not only co-wrote the adaptation of...
Published: 04/23/18
It’s a boy! Kate Middleton gives birth to third royal baby

It’s a boy! Kate Middleton gives birth to third royal baby

LONDON — For Kate, the wait is over. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne.The couple’s Kensington Palace office announced news of the birt...
Published: 04/23/18
Taste test: vanilla wafers

Taste test: vanilla wafers

When it comes to cookies, our judges are all in. When it comes to vanilla wafers, most of them admitted to reaching for the familiar Nilla Wafers in the bright yellow box. Surprisingly, they liked the well-known brand least of the seven wafers sample...
Published: 04/23/18
Spring break, hurricane relief boosted Tampa Bay hotels in March

Spring break, hurricane relief boosted Tampa Bay hotels in March

The Tampa Bay area’s hotel occupancy rate rose to 87.5 percent in March, the highest level in three years. The rise was fueled by spring break vacationers as well as insurance adjusters and hurricane cleanup crews flooding the state to restore it aft...
Published: 04/20/18
In Bhutan, gross national happiness more important than GDP

In Bhutan, gross national happiness more important than GDP

Associated PressLAYA, BhutanPrayer flags whip in the wind, flying across steep valleys and roads. Buddhist temples, stupa shrines and majestic fortresses called zhongs dot the landscape. Giant water-powered prayer wheels spin from tumbling falls. Far...
Published: 04/20/18
The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

The Florida Orchestra puts another exclamation point on its 50th season with Verdi’s Requiem, this weekend’s concert series, a major presentation of an iconic work. Composed by Giuseppe Verdi, Requiem debuted in 1874 but took on a new layer of signif...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

ORLANDO — When Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened 20 years ago, it was light on thrills and heavy on conservation. On April 22, 1998, Earth Day, the Orlando park had a single thrill ride, Countdown to Extinction, and a handful of shows like ...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
On 4/20, a Tampa distillery is releasing hemp-infused Touch Vodka

On 4/20, a Tampa distillery is releasing hemp-infused Touch Vodka

TAMPA — Appropriately enough, a local distillery is releasing a hemp vodka on Friday, 4/20.After more than a year of planning and research, Fat Dog Spirits — the parent company of Touch Vodka — is releasing its new Nirvana vodka.Served in 750-millile...
Published: 04/19/18
Graze all day at Armature Works

Graze all day at Armature Works

TAMPA HEIGHTS— Graze 1910 upholds the comfortable and relaxing, yet elegant setting of Armature Works with its "comfort food" offerings and dedication to serving breakfast all day."It’s the way I eat. I graze all day," said owner Raymond "Ray" Menend...
Published: 04/19/18