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  1. Plan your weekend April 24-26


    Plan your weekend

    Theme park

    Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival With rocker Daughtry coming this weekend, we can say It's Not Over (Yet). Chris Daughtry is bringing his band to Busch Gardens for the last weekend of the theme park's first Food & Wine Festival. The 35-year-old American …

    Actors Giovanni Ribisi, left, John Leguizamo and director Reed Morano attend the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of "Meadowland" at the SVA Theatre on Friday, April 17, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) NYEA118
  2. Art events to consider this weekend: Retro Beach Bash, Morean Off the Wall auction

    Visual Arts

    There's lots going on around the area but here are two arts events in St. Petersburg this weekend you'll want to consider.

    Martin Parr’s England, Weymouth (2000) from the Life’s a Beach exhibit, celebrated Friday at the Museum of Fine Arts.
  3. Review: In 'The Age of Adaline', ageless Blake Lively gets old fast


    Poor Adaline Bowman, sentenced to an eternity of looking like Blake Lively, by a movie premise more preposterous than anything Vin Diesel tried lately. Thanks to scientific hoo-hah that won't be discovered until 2035, Adaline never ages.

    Her movie gets old quickly.

    Blake Lively and Michiel Huisman star in this lunkheaded fantasy romance in which Adaline doesn’t age after 29.
  4. Florida Artists' Group's exhibition fits 95 works into Leepa-Rattner

    Visual Arts

    TARPON SPRINGS — When we visit an art exhibition, some of our pleasure with it is subliminal: The way in which it's presented to us is a big part of our perception of it.

  5. John Leguizamo, in Tampa to film 'Infiltrator, brings one-man show 'Latin History for Dummies'


    John Leguizamo, star of stage and screen known for roles in Moulin Rouge, Ice Age and five of his own HBO specials, has also written and performed several acclaimed one-man shows, including Freak and Ghetto Klown.

    Actor John Leguizamo attends the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of "Meadowland" at the SVA Theatre on Friday, April 17, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) NYEA104
  6. Florida Orchestra Pops go 'Over the Rainbow' for Judy Garland tribute


    Fred Astaire once described Judy Garland as "the greatest entertainer who ever lived," and it's easy to see why, with a versatile career that spanned decades on stage and screen, earning a Golden Globe, Grammys and a special Tony. This tribute from the Florida Orchestra and singer Hilary Kole, a staple on the New York …

    Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland), Scarecrow and Tin Man in Wizard of Oz.  Times files
  7. For this year's musical in the park, American Stage goes 'In the Heights'


    Who better to tell the story of Latino struggles in rapidly gentrifying New York City than a group of Latinos currently living and working in the Big Apple?

    Christie Prades, Justin Gregory Lopez and Renata Eastlick on the set of In the Heights.
  8. Review: 'Ex Machina' intelligently explores feminism in a sci-fi setting


    Alex Garland's Ex Machina is a fascinating addition to the sci-fi trend of science feminism, in which concepts of womanhood in patriarchal culture are explored far deeper than Ripley battling aliens in her underwear.

    Domhnall Gleeson plays Caleb, brought into a mad scientist’s designs on artificial intelligence, in Alex Garland’s directorial debut.
  9. Greg Sestero talks cult classic movie 'The Room'


    In order to find success in the film industry, Greg Sestero had to start from the bottom — in terms of movie quality, at least.

    Author and actor Greg Sestero will be at Inkwood Books in Tampa for a book talk and signing. The next day he will attend a screening of The Room in Palm Harbor.
  10. New Trenton Doyle Hancock art show comes to Ringling

    Visual Arts

    If Trenton Doyle Hancock didn't have such a whimsical style, his art would be terrifying. He has become known, admired and awarded for drawings, paintings, sculptures and performances that chronicle an epic mythology he has created. In it, good and evil, darkness and light, battle for supremacy in the form of characters …

    Trenton Doyle Hancock, Trent the Toymaker.