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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of April 20-26


    MythBusters: "Jamie and Adam Unleashed," the wizards of weird science, hit the Straz Center in Tampa Thursday. $45-$125.

    Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, Mythbusters. Photograph by Robert Fujioka Studios Inc.
  2. Mainsail Art Festival names first-time Best of Show winner

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG — Michel Delgado, a soft-spoken artist who creates powerful mixed-media paintings, won his first Best of Mainsail Award and $10,000 at the 40th annual Mainsail Art Festival. It validates an already successful career and recognition by private collectors around the world.

  3. Travolta thrills Clearwater crowd with donation


    CLEARWATER — John Travolta was complimenting Saturday's audience at the Capitol Theatre for supporting the arts with their attendance, when the announcement came that $38,000 was raised for the Marcia P. Hoffman School for the Arts.

    Actor John Travolta appears on the red carpet on Saturday evening at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater for a screening of his new movie, The Forger.
  4. Florida Orchestra presents diverse set at latest concert


    Three different sorts of musical stories comprised the Florida Orchestra's concert Friday evening in Tampa, one more deeply pleasing than the rest.

    The Florida Orchestra performing in 2013 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. [LARA CERRI  |  Times]
  5. Tell Me About It: Couple's registry embarrasses family


    Q: I'm hoping you can calm my panic: I just got the "save the date" for my brother's wedding, and it has directions to their "wedding website" — which is a "fund our honeymoon" page! My parents are backpacking outside of cell service, but I have to imagine if they had known about this they would have said …

    Bucs used St. Attorney's office to background check Winston

    The Bucs exhaustive background check of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston included discussions with Georgia Cappleman, the assistant state's attorney for Leon County, the Times confirmed....


    Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

    Winner of the week - Rick Kriseman.

    St. Petersburg's mayor can't get City Council members behind his plan for the Rays to explore stadium options and the pier's future looks as uncertain as ever. But his city is still so appealing that even Mr. Tampa — former Mayor Dick Greco — is moving to the Burg.

    Loser of the week - Florida GOP. ...


    Kevin Cash on Grant Balfour DFA

    Manager Kevin Cash said veteran reliever Grant Balfour took Saturday night’s news that he was being designated for assignment well, but the move was necessary because the Rays needed more success in the bullpen....