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  1. Soundcheck: Coral Skies Music Festival among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Coral Skies Music Festival

    With Cage the Elephant, Julian Casablancas and the Voidz, Bleachers, City and Colour, Manchester Orchestra, the Hold Steady, Bombay Bicycle Club, Tokyo Police Club, Wild Cub, Benjamin Booker, Junior Prom, Good Graeff

    IRVINE, CA - MAY 31:  Musician Jack Antonoff of Bleachers performs onstage during the 22nd Annual KROQ Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Music Center on May 31, 2014 in Irvine, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
  2. Review: St. Pete Opera's 'Pagliacci' perfect balance of buffoonery, drama



    Opera is not known for its subtlety, but Pagliacci might be the least subtle of them all. It's also one of the most fun.

    Tenor John Kaneklides plays Beppe the clown in St. Petersburg Opera’s production of Pagliacci.
  3. Review: 'Nureyev's Eyes' illuminates the artist life


    If the eyes are the hardest thing for an artist to capture, breaking through the surface and into the soul is the challenge for Nureyev's Eyes.

    Jed Peterson, left, plays dancer Rudolf Nureyev and Hughston Walkinshaw plays painter Jamie Wyeth in a compelling friendship.
  4. Dracula rises in Tampa Bay in ballets, comedy


    Dracula is having a moment.

    Just in time for Halloween in the Tampa Bay area, there are three shows based on Dracula — two of them ballets — and Hollywood has rolled out Dracula Untold, an origin story in theaters now starring Luke Evans, the hunk from Clash of the Titans.

    Tampa Ballet Theatre's Dracula ballet. Count Dracula played by Nathaniel Reyes and Mina Murray is played by Carolyn Rose.
  5. Plan your weekend Oct. 17-19


    Plan your weekend


    Pops in the Park You know you have to get to Vinoy Park early to stake out an ideal blanket spot for the Florida Orchestra's wildly popular and free Pops in the Park. Now you'll have plenty to keep you entertained besides a bottle of wine. Starting at 4 p.m. Saturday will be …

    Janice Clifton (left) and Ross Johnson both of St. Petersburg enjoy a picnic just before the Pops in the Park performance by the Florida Orchestra at Vinoy Park on Saturday, 10/19/2013. This was their third year at the event. They drank wine with their salad and spaghetti dinner.
  6. Kokol Arts reception features Roy Lerner workshop painters

    Visual Arts

    It has been a busy week at Kokol Arts Studio and Gallery, 3318 Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa. New York-based abstract artist Roy Lerner has conducted a five-day workshop with area painters and the results of their work will be on view during a one-night-only reception at the gallery on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. Lerner has …

    Roy Lerner, Bell Bottom Blues, Acrylic
  7. SoundCheck: Funk Fest, Lyle Lovett among top music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Funk Fest

    With Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Fantasia, Doug E. Fresh, 112, Jill Scott, more

    Bobby Brown will be at Funk Fest in Tampa on Friday.
  8. Morse Museum features collection never displayed before

    Visual Arts

    If you have visited the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, you know it has a swoon-worthy collection of late 19th and early 20th century decorative arts, made swoonier with its holdings by Louis Comfort Tiffany, the most comprehensive in the world. If you haven't visited, you really would enjoy …

    The Arts is a window 8 feet in diameter in neoclassical style by Lamb Studios.
  9. Three things to know about 'Nureyev's Eyes' at American Stage


    This play could be what you call a total artistic experience. It has acting. It has visual art. It has dance. And it also has a limited run of just two weeks. Here are three things to know about Nureyev's Eyes, opening this weekend at American Stage in St. Petersburg.

    1. It's based on a true story

    Jed Peterson, left, portrays Rudolf Nureyev to Hughston Walkinshaw’s painter Jamie Wyeth.
  10. Review: Freefall's 'Into the Woods' is a wild ride for the imagination


    ST. PETERSBURG — Just how gigantic is Into the Woods? A sample lyric:

    Kelly Pekar as Cinderella