Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 3

Diana Krall: The Grammy-winning Canadian jazz artist returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for a sixth time, with hits including The Look of Love, Cry Me a River and Fly Me to the Moon. See her at 8 p.m. at 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater. $69-$135. (727) 791-7400.

When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable): An old man who was once a superb chef unfolds a mysterious story when a young reporter comes to interview him in prison. Performance begins at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39; $20 student advance, $10 student rush. (727) 823-7529.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles: If you didn't get to see the Rays at opening day yesterday, you can catch them tonight (and not have to call in sick). The game starts at 7:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert Series: Overtures, Intermezzi & Finales: Stuart Malina conducts a program with Bernstein's Candide Overture, Bizet's Carmen: Intermezzo and Rossini's Barber of Seville Overture. The concert begins at 10 a.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $24-$42. (727) 892-3337.

TO WATCH

Duck Dynasty, 10 p.m., A&E Bass Pro Shops opens a new wing with Duck Commander's products. See? Totally worth millions in tax breaks and road improvements.

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COMING UP

Meet the Pawn Stars: To welcome the new Pawn Stars slot machines, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa will host History Channel's real life Pawn Stars Rick Harrison, Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison and Austin "Chumlee" Russell for a meet-and-greet near Council Oak Steaks and Seafood on Saturday. Free.

Hair: It's all peace signs, tie-dye and love at the three-day run of the musical featuring Aquarius and Let the Sun Shine In. Shows are Thursday through Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $50-$70. (727) 791-7400.

Tampa Bay Comic Con: It's a geek freak-out of the best kind. The big draw will be Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene) from the zombie hit The Walking Dead, to go along with a costume contest and more than 100 tables of comics, action figures, anime, Star Wars memorabilia, artwork and trading cards. It runs Saturday and Sunday at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Tampa Airport. $10, 12 and younger free. Visit tampa baycomiccon.com.

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Dynasty bids farewell to Tampa with one last show

Dynasty bids farewell to Tampa with one last show

Local hip-hop artist Dynasty is on her way to Hollywood, but before she goes she will grace Tampa with one more performance.Originally from New York, Diana "Dynasty" Hardy came to Tampa in 2004 and quickly became acclimated to the area’s underground ...
Published: 04/20/18
Updated: 04/21/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

American Stage in the Park: The Producers: Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy sees a down-and-out producer and his accountant scheme to produce the most notorious flop in theater history. Through May 13. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Pe...
Published: 04/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Kenny Chesney: The tight-jeaned country superstar is making his first return to Tampa in five years and will be joined by country music’s hottest, new act Old Dominion after the release of their sophomore album Happy Endings which debuted No. 1 on Bi...
Published: 04/20/18
Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — HGTV fanatic that he is, Spencer Chamberlain sees a metaphor for his band in the ever-evolving St. Petersburg skyline."When you go downtown and you look at the ONE, that used to be a dirt parking lot," said the singer, referring to a...
Published: 04/20/18
Review: Gilbert King’s ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ a compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history

Review: Gilbert King’s ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ a compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history

If Willis McCall were a fictional character, he’d be too far over the top to be believable. Readers (and editors) would scoff that no one could be such a monster of violent, unabashed racism — and get away with it for so long. But McCall...
Published: 04/20/18
Tampa, Brandon 4-year-olds earn starring roles in Waitress at the Straz

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

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...
Updated: 8 hours ago
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

The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

The Florida Orchestra puts another exclamation point on its 50th season with Verdi’s Requiem, this weekend’s concert series, a major presentation of an iconic work. Composed by Giuseppe Verdi, Requiem debuted in 1874 but took on a new layer of signif...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

ORLANDO — When Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened 20 years ago, it was light on thrills and heavy on conservation. On April 22, 1998, Earth Day, the Orlando park had a single thrill ride, Countdown to Extinction, and a handful of shows like ...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

Do you see what I did there? The comma and extra "E" in my byline? One last pun, just for fun. It’s the end, fin in French, and something unfortunately ruder in Swedish. Time to retire, nearly 25 years to the day after starting work as the T...
Published: 04/19/18