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Things to do planner: Naked Magic Show, Hunter Hayes at the Rays

TAMPA BAY RAYS: AND HUNTER HAYES On Saturday after the Rays play the Yankees, stick around for a free post-game concert by Hunter Hayes. The country-rock-blues singer was hailed as the next coming of Brad Paisley in 2012 when he won the Country Music Association's New Artist of the Year award and a Grammy nominatio …

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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July

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    Margarita Wars: Sample margaritas from more than 15 of Tampa Bay's best mixologists as they compete to create Tampa Bay's best margarita, and vote for your favorite while enjoying Mexican-inspired food. Upgrade to VIP for an extra hour of line-free sampling, Margarita Wars swag and two beers. 7 p.m., TPepin's …

  2. Here's where to celebrate a midnight release of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' book

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    Among the many updates to the Potterverse these days is the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The play officially opens with a gala on Saturday in London, but for those of us …

     In "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," old friends Hermione Granger (Noma Dumezweni), Ron Weasley (Paul Thornley) and Harry Potter (Jamie Parker) are 19 years older than when we saw them last, and Hermione and Ron are a married couple. [Photos by Manuel Harlan]
  3. Book events: Meet local authors at Town 'N Country library

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    A local author meet and greet featuring Chap Percival (Go See the Eclipse and Take a Kid With You), Donald Repsher (Partnering With the Creator), James Sterngram (Help for Hysterical Humans Who Hope to Be Happy in Heaven or Here), Bill Sefekar …

  4. MOSI teaches kids the science of sport with indoor Olympic challenges

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    As the world gets ready for the Olympic Games to open Aug. 5, Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry has created indoor versions of some favorite events. And the museum is sneaking in some science lessons in the daily event it calls the MOSI Summer Games.

    Malia Ramsey, front, and Amelia Bugge play on the balance beam during MOSI’s Summer Games.
  5. Plan your weekend: Pitbull, Hunter Hayes at the Rays, Naked Magic Show

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    Naked Magic Show: They've got their wands up and nothing up their sleeves — and little else on, either — at the Naked Magic Show returning to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa this weekend. Comic stripper-magicians …

  6. For actors, convention brings personal connection with fans

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    LAMECon 2016, the free anime convention in Land O'Lakes, will offer fans the opportunity to meet and interact with artists and performers who — through their vocal and dramatic talents — bring their favorite fictional and fantasy worlds to life.

    Robert Axelrod says he knew at an early age that this was the life for him.