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  1. In the satire 'Occupation' at Jobsite Theater, U.S. sells Florida to China

    Stage

    TAMPA

    It's 2017, the national debt has skyrocketed, and the government has been forced to take drastic measures.

    Sell Florida to China for $5 trillion.

    Nathan Jokela and Katie Castonguay as Gare and Kell Cartwright in Jobsite Theater’s Occupation.
  2. Once a pop culture king, 'American Idol' shrinks with its tour

    Music & Concerts

    ST. PETERSBURG — Four American Idols wandered through the Salvador Dalí Museum, admiring the surreality of it all.

    Rayvon Owen, left, Jax Miskanic, Clark Beckham and Tyanna Jones, four finalists from the latest season of American Idol, test the acoustics at the Salvador Dal? Museum an hour before singing the national anthem at the Tropicana Field. The Idol singers enjoyed a guided tour at the museum Thursday.
  3. Christian music's Rock the Universe mega show coming Sept. 11-12

    Florida

    Christian music giants Newsboys (pictured) and Crowder and Grammy winners Casting Crowns will headline Rock the Universe, the two-night Christian-music festival at Universal Studios theme park Sept. 11-12. A one-night ticket sells for $61.99; a two-night ticket costs $91.99. A "Rock Your Weekend" ticket option includes …

    Newsboys Jeff Frankenstein, Duncan Phillips, Michael Tait and Joey Davis will perform Saturday during Winter Jam at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
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    Events

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  5. Plan your weekend: July 3-5

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Holiday

    July 4: Independence Day falls on Saturday this year, but you can see fireworks early in Channelside on Friday and at the Threshers game in Clearwater today and Friday. On Saturday, there are more options: downtown St. Petersburg, Gulfport, Tarpon …

    Fireworks light up the sky above Channelside Bay Plaza in Tampa.
  6. 'In Living Color' show featuring Warhol at Tampa Museum of Art a 'rare treat'

    Visual Arts

    TAMPA

    He may have top billing in "In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking from the Collections of Jordan Schnitzer and His Family Foundation," but this excellent exhibition isn't exclusively Warhol or Pop Art. Warhol deserves the recognition, though, because of the 116 works, 50 are his and he is …

    Keith Haring, Pop Shop V, 1989, silk screen.
  7. Movie Planner: 'Magic Mike XXL' fizzles, but don't miss 'Dope,' 'Me and Earl'

    Movies

    It's easy for worthy, smaller films to get overlooked in the summer stampede of Hollywood blockbusters. That shouldn't happen to Dope and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, for each put fresh spins on teenage movie tropes.

    From left, Olivia Cooke, Thomas Mann and RJ Cyler star in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
  8. Stage Planner: Get tickets now for seasons at the Straz, Stageworks and more

    Stage

    Theater might be coasting a bit for the summer, but the new season lineups offer something for everybody. We've got musicals and experimental plays, Broadway legends and Shakespeare coming. Advance tickets are available for many, so if you want to be sure to catch the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker Dec. …

    Ashley Danewitz plays Anninna, left, and Elizabeth de Trejo is Violette in La Traviata.
  9. Art Planner: Summer shows at the Polk Museum, Clayton Galleries and the Chihuly Collection

    Visual Arts

    For centuries, collecting art was a pastime only for the wealthy (including the wealthy church), but with the rise of the middle class in the mid 19th century, it became an aspiration many more could afford. Travel, too, became available on a broader scale because of the convenience of expanded railroad destinations. As …

    Louis Aston Knight, Path Along a River, ca. 1920, oil on canvas.
  10. Review: Franchise runs out of steam with 'Terminator Genisys'

    Movies

    Don't worry about brushing up on Terminator mythology before seeing the latest sequel. There's a helpful prologue in Terminator Genisys that explains everything that happened since 1984, and a movie after that makes much of it useless.

    Skynet’s T-800 model is getting rusty after 31 years.