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  1. Art preview: new shows opening in Sarasota and Tampa

    Visual Arts

    Lots of new shows are coming to museums and galleries in west central Florida so there's (at least) one near you. Better yet, drive outside your comfort zone to one you haven't visited. Here are two suggestions to get you started.

  2. Review: 'Aloha' wastes a good cast in a clumsy disaster


    How bad is Cameron Crowe's ho-hum rom-com Aloha?

    Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper and Rachel McAdams lead a cast of favored actors that sadly can’t salvage the mess of a script that is Aloha.
  3. Plan your weekend May 29-31


    Plan your weekend


    Kill Paris The Skrillex-approved producer Corey Baker (aka Kill Paris) has a brand new LP to show off this go around, and while Galaxies Between Us does have a lot of the big drops we're all very accustomed to hearing in modern dance music, the …

    Florida Georgia Line The mega-selling country duo — Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard — takes the stage Friday at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Tickets are $25-$59.75. Luis Santana/tbt* (2014)
  4. Review: 'San Andreas' old-school disaster flick boasting state-of-the-CGI destruction


    If you're caught in a movie between a rock and a hard place, choose the Rock every time.

    Dwayne Johnson, left, as Ray, our hero, and Alexandra Daddario as Blake, his daughter, in a scene from San Andreas. 
  5. As its last original musician retires, the Florida Orchestra looks to new beginnings


    TAMPA — In 1964, Evelyn Pupello was a shy 16-year-old who lived through the strings of her violin.

    Evelyn Pupello, 67, rehearses with the Florida Orchestra at the Mahaffey Theater earlier this month. The last remaining charter member of the orchestra, Pupello has been playing professionally longer than the orchestra has existed.
  6. Meet performing arts critic Andrew Meacham, former obit writer


    For a part of my life, I loved nothing more than waiting in the wings to go on stage. There I could only see my immediate surroundings, and I nurtured at least a steadily evolving vision of what I wanted to do.

  7. Preview: New quilts and fiber art shows at Dunedin Fine Art Center

    Visual Arts

    Summer at the Dunedin Fine Art Center means quilts. For years, the center has exhibited fine-craft quilts from national and area groups, expanding our definition of them. Still rooted in their humble origins as inexpensive coverings made for warmth from fabric scraps, the quilts you'll see here are not humble and most …

  8. Review: Freefall Theatre's 'The Tempest: Esta isla es mia' an ambitious adaptation


    ST. PETERSBURG — Eric Davis has been studying his post-colonial literature, and the result is The Tempest: Esta Isla Es Mia, a one-man show at Freefall Theatre in which he adapts The Tempest and makes the connection between Shakespeare's enchanted island and Cuba.

    Eric Davis wrote and stars in Freefall Theatre’s “The Tempest: Esta Isla Es Mia,” an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” [Photo by ALLISON DAVIS]
  9. Love or hate them, Florida Georgia Line bring bro-country to the masses

    Music & Concerts

    To hear Frankie Ballard tell it, life on the road with Florida Georgia Line is every bit as wild as you'd expect.

    Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line perform onstage at the 2014 CMA Festival on June 7, 2014, in Nashville.
  10. Florida Orchestra closes season with Beethoven and Sibelius


    It's time for the Florida Orchestra to close out its wide-ranging season of guest conductors and look forward to welcoming new music director Michael Francis permanently in the fall. The orchestra caps off the current masterworks season with a program under the direction of Larry Rachleff, music director of the Rhode …