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  1. Pining for the perfect movie ending

    Movies

    Movie endings aren't what they used to be.

    THE GRADUATE
  2. Fashion Movement aims to grow Tampa Bay fashion scene in creative locales

    Events

    Most afternoons, people slide trays down the cafeteria line at Tampa's Spain Restaurant and Toma bar, grabbing a little paella for lunch before heading back to the office.

    Tony Smith, left, Curtis Clarke, Jermaine Levy and Lacey B. Smith are the men behind local fashion events company the Fashion Movement, which is putting on HAUTE Accessories Week this week.
  3. Plan your Labor Day weekend: Sept. 4-6

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Concert

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 22: DJ Nick van de Wall aka Afrojack performs onstage during 97.1 AMP RADIO's Amplify 2014 concert at the Hollywood Palladium on March 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio, Inc.)
  4. Labor Day sandbar concerts might be nearing the end of an era

    Music & Concerts

    ST. PETERSBURG — The first time Hal Hammer Jr. and his salt-washed buddies played the blues on a barge in Riviera Bay, some 40 curious neighbors floated out to watch — not many more than your average Labor Day block party.

     Every Labor Day and Memorial Day, Hal Hammer Jr. and his Cross Creek Blues Band load up a pontoon with musical gear and perform a floating concert for thousands of boaters and swimmers on a sandbar in Riviera Bay, between Weedon Island and St. Petersburg's Tanglewood neighborhood.  Photo: Hal Hammer Jr.
  5. Dining Planner: Changes for Sea Sea Riders and Grill 131, info on the St. Pete Wine & Food Festival

    Food & Dining

    NEW TRICKS: LONGTIMERS EVOLVE

    Sea Sea Riders

    Sea Sea Riders in Dunedin, in its distinctive 1903 Key West-inspired old Florida cracker house, has been a stalwart in the town’s dining scene for 27 years.
  6. Things to do planner: Labor Day weekend fun with the Rowdies, Busch Gardens and Gecko Fest

    Events

    WEEKEND STRETCH: LABOR DAY IDEAS

    Jeff Greene of Tampa steadies himself on stilts as he tosses beads during the parade at Gulfport’s annual Gecko Fest, a wacky end-of-summer celebration where it’s perfectly normal to dress up like a giant green reptile and sashay through the streets. This year’s festival starts Saturday morning.
  7. Stage Planner: Local theater founders listened to an inner voice

    Stage

    What is the cost of not acting on your dreams? The two people featured here, each of whom founded Tampa theater companies, don't have to ask themselves that question.

    Rory Lawrence is founder of the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival.
  8. Music Planner: Chris Brown (and Fetty Wap!), Lady Antebellum (and Sam Hunt!), Labor Day on the water and more

    Music & Concerts

    HERE COMES TROUBLE: CHRIS BROWN

    Here's one way to look at the supernova career of Chris Brown, who performs at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday.

    Chris Brown, shown here at a show in Champ de Mars, Haiti on June 26, comes to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday.
  9. Art Planner: New shows in Sarasota and a Chad Mize project at The Bends

    Visual Arts

    ARTS CENTER SARASOTA: NEW SHOWS

    So much is happening in the Tampa Bay regional arts scene we forget that farther south, Sarasota remains the matriarch of the arts on Florida's west coast where the Ringling complex of museums and performing arts stages rules.

  10. Movie Planner: Persall's at the Telluride Film Festival, 'The Transporter Refueled' opens

    Movies

     

     

    By now I'm in heaven, at least as close as I wish to be for a while.

    Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo investigate child abuse in the Catholic church in the fact-based Spotlight.