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  1. 'Rock star' bassoonist adds cheery tone to Florida Orchestra performance


    Bet you didn't know bassoonists could be rock stars.

    Anthony Georgeson, the Florida Orchestra's principal bassoonist since 2007, on Friday performed Mozart's Bassoon Concerto, one of the most distinctive pieces in classical music. [Florida Orchestra]
  2. RiverFest will show off Tampa's Riverwalk with weekend loaded with events


    It took 40 years to realize the dream of a 1.8-mile Riverwalk, and Tampa aims to show off its jewel with a big new event this weekend, its first RiverFest. There will be an array of activities at 11 locations along the Hillsborough River. The most high-profile will be the Mayor's Mac and Cheese Throwdown on Saturday and …

    Michael Silver gets a spoonful of mac and cheese from Dianne Triplett at the Mac N Cheese Throwdown last year.
  3. Plan your weekend May 1-3


    Plan your weekend

    River of dreams

    RiverFest It took 40 years to finally realize the dream of a 1.8-mile length of Riverwalk, and Tampa aims to show off its jewel this year with a big event this weekend: a RiverFest, with an array of activities at 11 locations along the Hillsborough River. The …

    Jerry Seinfeld’s shows at the Mahaffey Theater are sold out. But there’s laughs to be had, with Josh Blue, left, a winner of Last Comic Standing, and John Mulaney, from the SNL writer’s room, in Tampa Bay.
  4. Review: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' over-the-top fun from start to anticlimactic finish


    How do you top The Avengers, the third-highest grossing movie of all time?

    This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Chris Evans, left, as Captain America/Steve Rogers, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor, in the new film, “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” The movie releases in U.S. theaters on May 1, 2015. (Jay Maidment/Disney/Marvel via AP) CAET427
  5. Masked wrestlers meet art at Pale Horse's Cinco de Mayo show

    Visual Arts


    Professional wrestling and art inhabiting the same space?

    Digital illustrator Chris Parks, aka Pale Horse, and his event partner,  Casey Paquet holding a Chris Parks mask, with panels featuring original Pale Horse luchador character, Oraculo,  in the Pale Horse Studio Thursday, 4/23/2015. Oraculo is one of four original Pale Horse luchador characters to be featured in the Pale Horse Lucha Art Exhibit and Live Wrestling on Cinco de Mayo, Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King St N, St Petersburg  "Luchadores will be trapped in the Pale Horse universe, said Parks on an Instagram description of his show, "smashing snakes, fighting beasts, riding stallions and traveling through bizarre dimensions!"
  6. St. Petersburg's Sunscreen Film Festival opens Thursday with variety of films


    Movie theaters are dark places that can always use a little Sunscreen.

    Coach Thomas Rongen with his American Samoa team in Next Goal Wins. Agile Films
  7. With Seinfeld sold out, comedy fans have Mulaney, Josh Blue, Pete Holmes this week


    All three of Jerry Seinfeld's shows at the Mahaffey Theater this weekend in St. Petersburg are sold out. But be grateful if you don't have tickets, comedy fans, because that frees you up to check out some truly great alternative and rising comics who are in Tampa Bay this week, from John Mulaney, a boy next door with a …

    John Mulaney
  8. Jobsite's 'Annapurna,' about a former couple, directed by a current one


    David M. Jenkins keeps reminding himself to slow down and defer to his co-director in rehearsals. He respects Summer Bohnenkamp's detailed eye, so he wants to rein himself in.

    Jobsite Theater’s Annapurna opens in the Shimberg Playhouse of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Friday. It stars Paul Potenza, center front, and Angela Bond, left, pictured here with their directors, real-life married couple David M. Jenkins and Summer Bohnenkamp.
  9. Summer movie preview: From 'The Avengers' to 'Mission: Impossible' (w/video)


    By Steve Persall Times Movie Critic

    Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone.
  10. Review: American Stage’s ‘In the Heights’ a hip-hop springtime treat


    ST. PETERSBURG — In the Heights is all about music and dance, specifically the propulsive salsa and hip-hop sounds of Latino New York and kinetic choreography ranging from spiky merengue steps to athletic break dancing.

    (left to right) Sir Brock Warren, Ericka Womack-Brown, Renata Eastlick, Justin Gregory Lopez, Christie Prades, and Kathryn Huxtable, star in American Stage's In the Heights.