Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 13

Joshua Radin: American songwriter and singer who has recorded seven studio albums will perform with special guest William Fitzsimmons known for his best songs I Don’t Feel it Anymore, So This is Goodbye and more. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $34.50. $49.50. (727) 791-7400.

Dance to the Movies: Lesley Ann Warren, Dancing with the Stars pros, So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol finalists recreate some of the most iconic characters and musical moments from movies like West Side Story, Grease, Chicago and Hairspray. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$65. (727) 791-7400.

Holocaust Talk: Sandy Mermelstein, Florida Holocaust Museum senior education, and daughter of Holocaust survivors, discusses the experiences of her parents and other survivors. 11 a.m., Aging Well Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. Free. (727) 724-3070.

Chasco Fiesta: It’s Bluegrass in the Park Night with entertainment by Larry Giles at 6 p.m. 5 p.m., Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. Free to attend. Wristband for carnival rides additional. (727) 842-6055.

Natural History Speaker Series: The History of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve: Learn about a different topic in nature each month. In this portion, historian Will Michaels traces the history of the preserve from its beginning to today. 7:30 p.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-7326.

Forever Plaid: Four young singers killed in a car crash posthumously hit the stage for one last performance full of barbershop quartet harmonies and 1950s nostalgia. Through March 17. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $42. (813) 229-7827.

Tampa Bay Lightning: vs. OTT: 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Ticket prices vary by game. (813) 301-6600.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE: For the People, 10 p.m., ABC: A new drama about six talented young lawyers working on opposites sides of the law, but working together to handle high-profile and high-stakes federal cases.

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Dynasty bids farewell to Tampa with one last show

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

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Published: 04/20/18
Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

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Tampa, Brandon 4-year-olds earn starring roles in Waitress at the Straz

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TAMPATwo little girls, strangers to each other just a month ago and now best friends, will become authentic stars this week as they perform in the Broadway musical hit, Waitress, at the Straz Center’s Morsani Hall.Both Lucy Capri, 5, of Tampa and Mad...
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Spyro Gyra: Nine-time Grammy nominated, contemporary jazz icons known for blending soul, Latin, pop, and world beat influences and one of the most famous instrumental ensembles of all time will perform. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Cle...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

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Updated: 04/20/18
On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

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Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

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