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  1. Comic filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait coming to Tampa's Gasparilla film fest

    Events

    Tampa's foremost film festival has booked the wild personality that anything named Gasparilla deserves: pitch-black comedian and filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait.

    Bobcat Goldthwait will conduct a Q&A after his film on political satirist Barry Crimmins.
  2. Review: 'Bright Lights, Big City' at Freefall a whirl of '80s indulgence

    Stage

    ST. PETERSBURG

    In the first half hour of Bright Lights, Big City at Freefall Theatre, you feel like you're in a heavy, plodding rat race in New York City. The characters are so close to you, so crowded and raucous on the small stage, you start to feel claustrophobic, like you might not like this very …

    The rock musical adaptation of the novel Bright Lights, Big City runs at Freefall Theatre through March 22. Pictured are Amy Marie Stewart, Sarita Amani Nash, Nick Lerew, Kara Konken, Lucas Wells, Heather Cleveland Krueger, Scott Daniel and Clinton Harris.
  3. Gasparilla Festival of the Arts announces winners

    Visual Arts

    Thousands converged on the 45th annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Saturday but one person was probably more closely watched by the artist than any other among the throng. Elaine Gustafson is this year's juror, or judge, for the event and in her hands lay the decision for picking winning artists who …

    Carolina Cleere’s Honey Child (mixed media) takes the Raymond James Financial Best of Show Award.
  4. Plan your weekend Feb. 27-March 1

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Berry bash

    Florida Strawberry Festival Part country fair, part music festival (Hunter Hayes, Scotty McCreery, Kevin Costner Brett Eldredge this weekend) it's not just about the strawberries. There's also a midway, animals, exhibits, lots of food on a stick and no alcohol …

    Wanda Sykes
  5. Ringling Museum's 'Re:Purposed' show meant to inspire, aspire

    Visual Arts

    SARASOTA

    Art made from found or recycled materials has become a ubiquitous and varied form since its origins in the early 20th century, seen across the creative board from the humble outsider art of self-taught individuals to a line of superstars that includes Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp and Robert Rauschenberg. …

    Jill Sigman builds Hut at the Ringling Museum.
  6. Three from Tampa Bay on 'Survivor,' 'Amazing Race' Wednesday night

    The Feed

    Finding someone to root for on CBS's most popular reality competitions won't be hard for Floridians come Wednesday night.

    Courtesy of CBS
  7. Nude paintings are part of Gasparilla Festival of the Arts history

    Visual Arts

    We can thank, in part, a painting of a nude woman for the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts as we know it today, celebrating its 45th year on Saturday and Sunday in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

    Teresa Testa, ceramics.
  8. Review: Will Smith brings the charisma back into 'Focus'

    Movies

    For Will Smith, there is life after After Earth, his most embarrassing failure in an otherwise charmed career.

    Will Smith and Margot Robbie bring the heat in Focus, playing con artists who become lovers.
  9. Dancer Savion Glover talks TV dance shows and his tour coming to Straz Center (w/video)

    Stage

    In his latest tour, tap master Savion Glover takes his flying feet to sets of staircases, slamming the bass line and surfing the melodies of everyone from funkmaster Prince to Russian composer Shostakovich.

    Tap dancer Savion Glover’s show StePz features melodies of everyone from Prince to Russian composer Shostakovich. The show gives “people a chance to hear the musicality through tap,” he says.
  10. You oughta know: Alanis Morissette is coming to St. Petersburg's Mahaffey

    Events

    Grammy winner Alanis Morissette is coming to the Mahaffey Theater April 28, not long after the singer-songwriter will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

    Alanis Morissette performs in 2008. (AP Photo/MTI, Peter Kollanyi)