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  1. Review: 'Nightcrawler' makes comedy creepy

    Movies

    There's a nightmare glaze to Jake Gyllenhaal's dreamboat eyes in Nightcrawler, a monster movie of a different sort than its title and Halloween release date suggests.

    Jake Gyllenhaal plays Louis Bloom, who blurs ethical lines while filming violence to sell to TV news.
  2. Plan your weekend Oct. 31-Nov. 2

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Halloween

    Fright night The countdown to candy is finally ticking down to the last hours and this weekend is full of ways to drain the lifeblood out of this holiday. Vanilla Ice headlines Nocturnal's '90s-themed Halloweeen bash at Hogan's Beach, and the DJs will be …

  3. At Museum of Fine Arts, portraits of a man who changed ballet

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Ballet was not an art form of the masses until Rudolf Nureyev came along in the 1960s. A Russian defector who became a European and American superstar, Nureyev brought ballet into mainstream, popular culture with his dramatic story line, brooding charisma and, of course, his astonishing …

    Jamie Wyeth, Nureyev — Don Quixote — White Background, 2001, mixed media.
  4. Straightforward Susan Boyle coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall

    Stage

    Talking to Susan Boyle is a bit startling.

    SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 08:  Susan Boyle performs at the Balboa Theater on October 8, 2014 in San Diego, California. The concert was the first of Boyle's 21-date city tour in the United States.  (Photo by Robert Benson/Getty Images for Susan Boyle)
  5. Dunedin Art Harvest: Good art for a good cause

    Visual Arts

    You will think it odd that I begin a preview of an outdoor arts festival with a mention of a program for teenagers who will soon "age-out" of the foster care system. That's because to talk about one, we really have to talk about the other.

    James Carter, mixed media. 
  6. SoundCheck: Born to Ride Jam, Jason Derulo among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Born to Ride Jam

    With Molly Hatchet, Steve Augeri, Artimus Pyle Band, the Sting Police, Black Oak Arkansas, Swamp Da Wamp, Michael Allman, more

    Molly Hatchet
  7. Top things to do the week of Oct. 27-Nov.2

    Events

    Halloween: Zombies and vampires and ghosties — oh my! It's their night Friday and all week long. If you haven't already hit the major attractions, it's time to catch Busch Garden's zombie-shooting Howl-O-Scream ($45-$65), Lowry Park Zoo's family-friendly ZooBoo ($18, $14 ages 3-11) or …

    Wiz Khalifa
  8. Review: 'John Wick' racks up a high body count (w/video)

    Movies

    Keanu Reeves is the poster boy for John Wick but not this hyper-violent movie's niftiest bit of casting. That would be hiring an actor named Dean Winters for a thankless role as the bad guy's flunky.

    Keanu Reeves plays John Wick, a silent and deadly professional killer, a role within his acting limits.
  9. Review: Bill Murray in full grouchy glory in 'St. Vincent' (w/video)

    Movies

    Contributing to the delinquency of minors in Meatballs is how Bill Murray became a movie star, and can that really be 35 years ago? Time flew while we haven't always had fun, when Murray's actorly instincts took him elsewhere. St. Vincent brings him back, so it's got that going for it, which is nice.

    Bill Murray is a seedy, morally bankrupt guy who ends up taking care of his neighbor, Jaeden Lieberher, in St. Vincent.
  10. Plan your weekend Oct. 24-16

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Books

    Times Festival of Reading Bestselling authors Debbie Macomber, Carl Hiaasen, R.L. Stine, Lisa Unger, Tammar Stein and The Daily Show's Aasiv Mandvi are just some of the many authors appearing at the 22nd annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading. It's all free, and it …

    Jason Miller holds a spider built as part of Halloween decorations at Legoland Florida in Winter Haven.
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