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  1. Plan your weekend Aug. 1-3



    Maxwell The magnetic singer was a key figure in the neo-soul movement of the '90s, his albums lush, affecting pastiches of poetry and jazz that seemed eons beyond what then passed for modern R&B. His 1996 debut, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, received considerable acclaim (including the first of his 12 …

  2. 5 Seconds of Summer tour comes to Tampa next summer


    After having a pretty epic couple of weeks in the U.S., the Australian group 5 Seconds of Summer debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart this week and announced their first headlining tour next summer — including a Tampa stop.

    5 Seconds of Summer band members, from left, Luke Hemmings, Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford and Calum Hood appear on NBC's "Today" show in New York recently.  (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
  3. SoundCheck: Totally '90s Under the Sun Tour among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Under the Sun Tour

    With Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Uncle Kracker (pictured clockwise from top left)

    "Sugar Ray" singer Mark McGrath performs at the Modjeska Theatre as fans reach out trying to touch him Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, in Milwaukee. The Orange County, Calif.-based quintet, is best-known for its hit single "Fly.'    (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jeffrey Phelps)
  4. A river runs through teen art project

    Visual Arts

    The Community Stepping Stones serves at-risk teens and, for a recent project, tapped into both science and art. Teens studied and canoed the entire Hillsborough River over several trips. They also applied what they learned to a variety of artistic mediums such as ceramics, painting, drama and photography. You see …

    At-risk teens in the Community Stepping Stones program took photos and produced art for the “I Am River” show.
  5. Playful design for musical instrument show at Florida Craftsmen

    Visual Arts

    Musical instruments are utilitarian, built for performance. In the hands of master craftsmen, they can also be things of beauty, so much so that many non-musicians collect them for their looks, not their sound.

    A violin embellished with carvings by Mark Noll
  6. Comic D.L. Hughley takes on current affairs at the Improv this weekend


    Veteran comic D.L. Hughley is a Dancing With the Stars survivor, but it will be current affairs and strong opinions, not spangles, that will be flashing when the comedian takes the stage at the Improv at Centro Ybor this weekend. He's well-known for his strong opinions on everything from Colorado legalizing marijuana …

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  7. Review: Panama Canal photos at MFA, St. Petersburg document amazing accomplishment

    Visual Arts


    The big summer show at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is "My Generation: Young Chinese Artists," which is spectacular. There are other visual pleasure to be had there, too, such as the museum's permanent collection. Hanging out in the second-floor gallery devoted to works on paper is a …

    Ernest “Red” Hallen, gelatin silver print. It shows the operation of the Gatun Locks with the S.S. Allianca leaving the upper-west chamber June 8, 1914 and entering Gatun Lake.
  8. Epcot fills out concert lineup for Food and Wine Fest


    In addition to eating and drinking your way around the world, Epcot's Food & Wine Festival has an "Eat to the Beat" concert series during the festival's run from Sept. 19-Nov. 10. Fan favorites like Boyz II Men, left, (Nov. 3-5) and Rick Springfield (Sept. 24-25) return and new-to-the-festival acts recently announced …

    Boyz II Men
  9. Video: First trailer for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is out (NSFW)


    Fifty Shades of Grey, the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book, has released its first trailer and created a predictable buzz.

  10. Review: Richard Beckman's work at USF Contemporary Art Museum celebrates what was

    Visual Arts


    We see only a few pages from one of sculptor Richard Beckman's journals, opened in a Plexiglas case for "Outside the Curve of Reason," an exhibition at University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum. Yet they tell us much about Beckman's restless, relentless and obsessive creativity.

    You can see the detail in Richard Beckman’s Song of Kabir (ca. 2000), foreground, made from thin, bent pieces of wood. Zim Zum, a metal sculpture (1997-98), Under the Pink (2000), made of epoxy resin, and Chantella (2000), another wood sculpture, are in the background.