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What you need to know for Friday, Feb. 26

Kristin Chenoweth comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall. [Photo courtesy of Ruth Eckerd Hall]

Kristin Chenoweth comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall. [Photo courtesy of Ruth Eckerd Hall]

• You'll want grab a jacket before you head out this morning, as temperatures are expected to drop a bit more, according to 10Weather WTSP. Some areas will see temperatures in the 40, with continued cooling into Saturday.

• Waking up and wondering about the Republican presidential debate? Who told the truth? Who didn't? PolitiFact has a full report this morning at PolitiFact.com.

• President Obama is heading to Jacksonville this afternoon to talk up economic growth spurred seven years ago by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He's visiting Saft America, a battery manufacturing plant that received a $95 million stimulus grant in 2009. Follow @JeremySWallace for on-the-ground reporting and look for updates at tampabay.com/politics

Plan your weekend! Our critics have culled the best date night and family playtime options for you, from the free Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field to concerts from Josh Groban and the Beach Boys and even some Oscar night fun at a local movie house.

• Before heading to tonight's performance of Mozart's opera, Cosi Fan Tutte, read our performing arts critic Andrew Meacham's take. He calls it a promising start to the Florida Opera Festival.

• Speaking of opera, the Wicked pipes of Kristin Chenoweth are opera-trained. We talked with the Broadway and Glee star ahead of her show tonight at Ruth Eckerd Hall. She promises to show off her eclectic tastes, with some Dolly Parton between Andrew Lloyd Webber or Stephen Schwartz, and torch songs like My Funny Valentine.

What you need to know for Friday, Feb. 26 02/26/16 [Last modified: Thursday, February 25, 2016 8:24pm]
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