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  1. Review: Word to the wise: Dunedin Fine Art Center holds summer intrigue

    Visual Arts

    DUNEDIN

    The Dunedin Fine Art Center is having a fine summer. The lobby has a brighter, airier feel after a renovation opened it up, new classrooms accommodate ever-growing demand, the cafe has been enlarged, and a gallery has been added to the existing four (though one still seems like a multitasking hall). And …

    Stephen Littlefield’s acrylic on canvas from “Our Gang.” 
  2. Plan your weekend July 10-12

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Turning Japanese

    Metrocon Florida's largest anime convention, Metrocon, started in 2003, offering flashy fun from the worlds of anime, cosplay and Japanese culture and artwork. The event now covers all elements of pop culture that have been influenced by anime. That includes …

  3. ArtWalk patrons will enjoy galleries galore and a full moon

    Visual Arts

    A full moon will shine down on the Second Saturday ArtWalk in St. Petersburg. At least it will near the end at 9 p.m.

    About 100 people gathered recently on the lawn in front of the Dalí Museum to see an audiovisual installation.
  4. SoundCheck: Tim McGraw, Morris Day and the Time, Dave Matthews among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Tim McGraw

    With Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope

    Details: Saturday 7 p.m. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $32-$70. (813) 740-2446.

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  5. Enjoy a summer getaway through art at Sarasota gallery

    Visual Arts

    Dabbert Gallery, 76 S Palm Ave., Sarasota, presents its annual summer show with a cast of artists from far-flung places such as Southern California; Sydney, Australia; and Prince Edward Island, Canada (coincidentally, nice places to go for a summer vacation). Media include paintings, prints and sculpture. Shown, Dog …

    "Evening Calm Siesta Beach" by William Suys, oil on canvas, framed 34" x 46"
  6. Review: 'Begin Again' is like 'Once' again

    Movies

    Begin Again begins like a lot of movies about musicians, but because it comes from John Carney, it isn't ordinary for long. Carney is the Irish filmmaker who made Once, a slight romance fortified by music, now a Broadway hit. Begin Again is set in a vastly different place and level of success, but …

    Keira Knightley is Gretta, a soulful songwriter and musician who attracts the attention of Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a downtrodden music producer, in Begin Again. Knightley contrasts well with Ruffalo.
  7. Jaime Giangrande-Holcom spends almost two hours on a recent Thursday perfecting her make-up and putting on her costume in her dressing room backstage before performing in Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Straz Center in Tampa. Giangrande-Holcom plays a rollerskating robot named Ariel in the science fiction retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
  8. Coal mining life and afterlife fuel 'Burnt Part Boys'

    Stage

    A curious alchemy occurs at the end of The Burnt Part Boys, the musical play winding up its run at Freefall Theatre this weekend. • For about 90 minutes we have followed the journeys of five live characters and four dead ones. Truth be told, one or two comic scenes seemed rather silly and beside the …

    The Burnt Part Boys: Cameron Kubly, Nick Fitzer, Joseph Flynn and Nick Lerew star in the musical play, which runs through Sunday.
  9. SoundCheck: Winger, Great White, Go Go's among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Hairapalooza

    With Winger, Great White, Slaughter, Stephen Pearcy, Sobriety X, Stone Gray Band

    Winger
  10. Polk Museum of Art puts Florida landscape photos on exhibit

    Visual Arts

    Another exhibition of photography to consider is "Terra Incognita: Photographs of America's Third Coast" at the Polk Museum of Art, 800 E Palmetto St., Lakeland. Richard Sexton created a portfolio of the Gulf Coast over a 15-year period. In the 57 photographs on view, we see marshes, scrubland, forests, beaches and …

    Richard Sexton, Ascension, quadtone pigment print.