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  1. Plan your weekend Sept. 19-21

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Concert

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers He may not call the Sunshine State his home anymore, but you better believe the folks who reside in F-L-A still proudly claim the Gainesville rock star as one of our own. The 63-year-old Petty brings the Heartbreakers to Tampa's Amalie Arena on …

  2. Tom's Top 25: Our ultimate list of Tom Petty songs

    Music & Concerts

    By SEAN DALY | Times Pop Music Critic

    Tom Petty has compiled a vast catalog of hits, which means our list of the top 25 may leave a few hearts broken.
  3. Discovery of Florida exhibit opens at St. Petersburg Museum of History

    Visual Arts

    “Imagining La Florida" at the St. Petersburg Museum of History is a history exhibit, but it has enough lovely visual components to make it a good-looker, along with its educational priorities and interactive elements.

    Conquistador Juan Ponce de León named this land La Florida because of its lushness and to acknowledge his landing during the Easter season. 
  4. Bollywood's 'Khoobsurat,' 'Daawat-E-Ishq' to battle at box office

    Movies

    KHOOBSURAT

    Even Bollywood isn't safe from the Mouse House.

    Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan in Khoobsurat, a remake of a 1980 movie by the same name.
  5. Weekend picks: Local theater, Jenny McCarthy and Jay Mohr

    Stage

    Want to sit in a dark, cool room and let someone entertain you this hot September weekend? Thought so. Herewith, some picks from the performing arts iceboxes across town.

    mUh, did you need to fly?

    Tom Scarritt; also standing in duck hunting gear behind and to the right of Tom is Harold Oehler; kneeling below Harold in Gator mask is Eddie Steiner, behind Eddie is Cathy Unruh; kneeling next to Eddie is Frank Robertson; behind Frank in the purple is Edward Gomez; behind Edward, in the flowing robes is Joshua Sussman; and on the far right holding camera gear is Chris Brown. Photo taken by Bernice Jensen.
  6. Review: Weird, wobbly 'Tusk' is good for sick fun

    Movies

    Tusk (R) (100 min.) — Kevin Smith whips up a shaggy walrus story, a horror comedy that's weird and wobbly, but winds up being pretty good, sick fun. And, yes, Fleetwood Mac's creepy song figures into it.

    Justin Long, left, is a podcaster who is transformed into a marine mammal by Michael Parks’ Frankensteinlike character in Tusk.
  7. Review: 'No Good Deed' does no good, despite twist

    Movies

    There's a climactic twist as promised in No Good Deed, but it doesn't make a difference except adding one more cue to applaud, if you feel so inclined.

    Terri (Taraji P. Henson) opens her door to Colin (Idris Elba), who turns out to be an escaped convict in No Good Deed. That then sets off a series of brutal attacks on the movie’s women, in a movie built on a deplorable notion that the women ask for the abuse they’re getting.
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  8. 270 gallon sangria at Tampa's Ceviche makes Ripley's book

    Food & Dining

    If Tampa Bay wasn't already known for its bars and beaches, a new Ripley's Believe It or Not book solidifies that Tampa likes to party. No longer just the home of the popular Gasparilla Pirate Festival, Tampa is now also known as home to the largest sangria, according to Reality Shock, which chronicles strange …

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  9. Plan your weekend Sept. 12-14

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Film

    Dolphin Tale 2 opens In this sequel to the hit family film, it's a different sort of fun from the 2011 original. What hasn't changed is this franchise's knack for making Pinellas County — especially the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where most of the action occurs — …

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  10. Review: Puppy might be best part of 'The Drop'

    Movies

    Put yourself in Dennis Lehane's gumshoes. You're a celebrated mystery writer, among the best in the game, yet when Hollywood turns your books into movies someone else does the writing. Sooner or later that itch for full credit — or blame — needs scratching.

    James Gandolfini, left, plays Cousin Marv and Tom Hardy is Bob in a story filled with dim bulbs and unnecessary detours.