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  1. Review: 'John Wick' racks up a high body count

    Movies

    Keanu Reeves is the poster boy for John Wick but not this hyper-violent movie's niftiest bit of casting. That would be hiring an actor named Dean Winters for a thankless role as the bad guy's flunky.

    Keanu Reeves plays John Wick, a silent and deadly professional killer, a role within his acting limits.
  2. Review: Bill Murray in full grouchy glory in 'St. Vincent'

    Movies

    Contributing to the delinquency of minors in Meatballs is how Bill Murray became a movie star, and can that really be 35 years ago? Time flew while we haven't always had fun, when Murray's actorly instincts took him elsewhere. St. Vincent brings him back, so it's got that going for it, which is nice.

    Bill Murray is a seedy, morally bankrupt guy who ends up taking care of his neighbor, Jaeden Lieberher, in St. Vincent.
  3. Plan your weekend Oct. 24-16

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Books

    Times Festival of Reading Bestselling authors Debbie Macomber, Carl Hiaasen, R.L. Stine, Lisa Unger, Tammar Stein and The Daily Show's Aasiv Mandvi are just some of the many authors appearing at the 22nd annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading. It's all free, and it …

    Jason Miller holds a spider built as part of Halloween decorations at Legoland Florida in Winter Haven.
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  4. Review: Tampa Museum of Art's 'Renoir to Chagall' leaves a lovely impression

    Visual Arts

    TAMPA

    So much has been done with French impressionism that there's not really much to add to a scholarly discussion.

    Claude Monet, Port of Dieppe, Evening, ca. 1882, oil on canvas.
  5. Florida Craftsmen reopens as Florida CraftArt on Thursday

    Visual Arts

    It doesn't look like much in this photo but when it opens today, the newly renovated Florida Craftsmen Gallery will boast a lot more space for showcasing fine crafts made by Florida artists, just in time for holiday shopping. It also boasts a new name: Florida CraftArt. Stop in for a look. It's on Central Avenue at …

    Having undergone renovations over the summer, Florida CraftArt is the new name of the former Craftsmen Gallery.
  6. Interview: Bill Maher doesn't hold back on politics, pot

    Stage

    The last time political gadfly Bill Maher came to town, the 2012 Republican National Convention was his opening act. Clint Eastwood's chair, Michele Bachmann. Good times for a comedian. Just in time for midterm elections Maher returns, so the Tampa Bay Times wondered what he thinks about Florida's hottest topics …

    Bill Maher.
  7. John Mellencamp paintings on display in DeLand

    Visual Arts

    Creativity rarely is compartmentalized. It crosses borders physical and metaphorical. Creative people are usually creative multitaskers.

    John Mellencamp, for example.

    Photo by Kevin Montague, courtesy of ACA Galleries, New York
  8. Florida Orchestra's Michael Francis talks making music and a home

    Music & Concerts

    Michael Francis was relieved. His books had just arrived from overseas.

    British conductor Michael Francis’ three-year contract starts in the 2015 season. His local ties run deep; his wife, Cindy, is from Lutz.
  9. Soundcheck: Coral Skies Music Festival among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Coral Skies Music Festival

    With Cage the Elephant, Julian Casablancas and the Voidz, Bleachers, City and Colour, Manchester Orchestra, the Hold Steady, Bombay Bicycle Club, Tokyo Police Club, Wild Cub, Benjamin Booker, Junior Prom, Good Graeff

    IRVINE, CA - MAY 31:  Musician Jack Antonoff of Bleachers performs onstage during the 22nd Annual KROQ Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Music Center on May 31, 2014 in Irvine, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
  10. Review: St. Pete Opera's 'Pagliacci' perfect balance of buffoonery, drama

    Stage

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Opera is not known for its subtlety, but Pagliacci might be the least subtle of them all. It's also one of the most fun.

    Tenor John Kaneklides plays Beppe the clown in St. Petersburg Opera’s production of Pagliacci.