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  1. Before Clearwater show, Olivia Newton-John talks legacy, cancer and that 'Grease' ending

    Music & Concerts

    Women of a certain age saw Grease at least 20 times when they were in middle school and wore leg warmers to Jazzercize class as Physical pumped from a boom box — and now their own daughters are doing pretty much the same thing.

    Courtesy of Capitol Theatre
  2. 'Game of Thrones' coming to IMAX screens this week


    Starting Thursday the HBO series Game of Thrones will get the ultra-big-screen treatment in IMAX theaters across the country — the first TV show to do so, according to IMAX. Dan Weiss, the show's executive producer told Entertainment Weekly that he was still stunned after viewing it, saying "it's the …

  3. Plan your weekend Jan. 30-Feb. 1


    Plan your weekend

    Need for beads

    Gasparilla It's officially the most swashbuckling time of the year in Tampa, one of the weirdest civic traditions in the country where the city is fake-invaded by fake well-to-do pirates who throw beads at the waiting crowds with Extra's Mario Lopez and …

  4. It's a 3-D art party at Bloom in St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    Organizers are describing it as "eye-popping," but it sounds more like an out-of-body experience. "Bloom 3D Art Show" is a one-night event on Saturday with all the art in three dimensions. (Special glasses provided.) About two dozen artists will transform the galleries at Oleson Gallery and Bloom Art Center, a …

    Chromodepth painting by Sebastian Coolidge at Bloom Art Center, St. Petersburg.
  5. Three picks: 'Birds of a Feather,' 'The Barber of Seville,' 'First Date'


    Birds of a Feather

    In Marc Acito's Birds of a Feather, two gay penguins named Silo and Roy adopt an egg together in the Central Park Zoo, hatch it and raise the baby. Four actors including Scott Daniel and Robert Richards Jr. play 25 characters in the play, based on a true story, opening at …

    Valerie Witherspoon and Michael Mahany star in First Date at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.
  6. 'Impractical Jokers' from hit show bring live tour to Tampa


    The stars of TruTV's Impractical Jokers will be at Tampa Theatre as part of their live tour Friday, performing a mix of standup, hidden-camera videos and stories from their popular hidden-camera show. Unlike other prank shows, where the point is to embarrass some unsuspecting passerby, this critically acclaimed …

    Impractical Jokers Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano, James Murray and Joe Gatto perform two shows at the Tampa Theatre on Friday.
  7. Comedy fans: Cho, Lovitz, Ferrara and more headed to Tampa soon


    A slew of interesting big-name comics have been added to Tampa Improv's 2015 calendar. Among them: Margaret Cho (Feb. 27-28), Jon Lovitz (March 6-8), Adam Ferrara (April 9-11), Rob Schneider (April 24-25) and Brian Posehn (April 30-May 2). Not to be outdone, Side Splitters has announced that 24's Mary Lynn …

  8. Visual art show at Studio@620 features new curator, Kenny Jensen

    Visual Arts

    The Studio@620 is one of the great success stories on our regional cultural map. In its 10 years, it has attracted a small army of loyal donors and volunteers that have kept it self-sustaining. Its only mission seems to be director Bob Devin Jones' mantra of "yes" to any and all requests to use the space for community …

    A work by artist Kenny Jensen from his show at Studio@620, where he is the new manager.
  9. Art Festival Beth-El has art for everyone — without weather worries

    Visual Arts

    I write a lot about the pleasure art can bring us. A great way to have that kind of experience is at the wonderful art festivals dotting our yearly calendars. First out of the gate for 2015 is Art Festival Beth-El on Sunday and Monday.

    Joseph Bradley, mixed media.
  10. Review: 'A Most Violent Year' a tense, urban noir


    J.C. Chandor's crime drama A Most Violent Year is set in Sidney Lumet's New York, at the dicey intersection of just business and making ends meet. Set in 1981, coincidentally the year Lumet made Prince of the City, Chandor channels that kind of subtle tension and shady deals into a unique scheme.

    Oscar Issac plays Abel Morales, an immigrant whose heating oil company has been targeted by criminals, and Jessica Chastain is his wife, Anna, in A Most Violent Year.