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  1. Gasparilla? Kumquat Festival offers an alternative in Dade City

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    DADE CITY — From stone crabs to frog legs, from oranges to strawberries and blueberries, Florida's festival calendar offers a bounty of foodie celebrations meant to appeal to the conventional or the eccentric palate.

    Kumquats travel across a conveyor through the wash before sorting at Kumquat Growers Inc. on Wednesday morning. The annual Kumquat Festival will be held Saturday in downtown Dade City.
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 29

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    Andrew W.K.: The party-starting metal musician returns at 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21. (727) 895-3045.

    Erik Griffin
  3. 'Game of Thrones' coming to IMAX screens this week

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    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 …

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

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    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 …

  5. Things to do in northern Pinellas County

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    14th Biennial Quilt Show: More than 200 quilts with unique designs will be on display with an auction, boutique, vendors, and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $7 single day, $10 two days. Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater.

    LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02:  Entertainer Olivia Newton-John arrives at a welcome event at Flamingo Las Vegas on April 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Newton-John will launch her residency show "Summer Nights" on April 8.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  6. Interview: Mario Lopez dishes on Gasparilla game plan

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    This year, Gasparilla organizers picked the right man for the job when they reached out to actor, author and radio and Extra host Mario Lopez to be one of the grand marshals for the annual Pirate Fest's parade.

    Mario Lopez.