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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Did you see these innovators of jazz and bluegrass music playing with the Black Keys at the Grammy Awards? The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band join for a blend of traditional harmonies, folky Appalachian sounds and the lively jazz of New Orleans. See them at 7 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $45.50-$69.50. (727) 892-5798.

Whigfest: Attic Records hosts 20 bands including Have Gun, Will Travel and Thomas Wynn & the Believers across three venues on the Central Avenue strip in St. Petersburg for 15 hours of music. It all starts at 11 a.m. at Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 565-0551.

Hooray for Hollywood: Fourteen singers and dancers take the audience on a journey through 50 years of popular musicals with the help of movie clips, a band and more than 300 costume changes. See it at 2 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $25-$35. (727) 791-7400.

Sean Larkins: As a founding member of "The Black Top Circus" improv group he focuses on action, skit writing, impersonations, and developing original characters, including his famous Roach Man. See him at 9:30 p.m. at the Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12. (813) 864-4000.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Downton Abbey, 9 p.m., PBS Yes it's here. Get your fill tonight so that you don't suffer too much withdrawal before next season.

SEASON PREMIERE The Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS The 22nd season unfolds with trips to Botswana, Bora Bora and New Zealand, among other places.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

Foo Fighters: The hard rock band led by Dave Grohl tours in support of the group’s new album Concrete and Gold, which debuted at No. 1. But expect some classic hits like Times Like These, Best of You, and Monkey Wrench. 8 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Uni...
Published: 04/24/18
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Published: 04/24/18
Blueberry Festival returns with special Brooksville touches

Blueberry Festival returns with special Brooksville touches

When the Florida Blueberry Festival made its debut in downtown Brooksville in 2012, it drew both praise and criticism. When state organizers pulled out last June, that also drew both sneers and cheers.But when the Brooksville Blueberry Festival debut...
Published: 04/23/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 24

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 24

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Published: 04/23/18
Review: American Stage hits ‘The Producers’ out of the park

Review: American Stage hits ‘The Producers’ out of the park

ST. PETERSBURG — Without question, Mel Brooks’ The Producers carved a more indelible mark than most of the musicals in the entire genre of throwaway musicals it parodied.The creator of Get Smart and Blazing Saddles not only co-wrote the adaptation of...
Published: 04/23/18
Black Maria Film Festival brings 10 short films to Richey Suncoast Theatre

Black Maria Film Festival brings 10 short films to Richey Suncoast Theatre

NEW PORT RICHEY — The world-renowned Black Maria Film Festival returns to the Richey Suncoast Theatre April 27, giving the usual nod to the creator of motion pictures, Thomas Edison, as well as the diversity of 10 award-winning short films.Now in it’...
Published: 04/23/18

Pasco Events for April 27

27 FridayIQuit Smoking Cessation: Learn strategies for quitting all forms of tobacco. Learn about Nicotine Replacement Therapy and get free NRT patches, gum and lozenges while supplies last. Reservations required. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Zephyrhills Librar...
Published: 04/23/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting April 27

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Published: 04/23/18
Here’s who won big at the Mainsail Art Festival

Here’s who won big at the Mainsail Art Festival

St. Petersburg — The Mainsail Art Festival returned to Vinoy Park last weekend, bringing the artwork of 250 local, regional and national artists.The park was teeming with people anxious to check out the works of fine art and fine craft, including pai...
Published: 04/22/18
Updated: 04/24/18
USF great Charlie Bradley to lace them up for charity basketball game

USF great Charlie Bradley to lace them up for charity basketball game

TAMPA — In basketball, players utilize moves to help win the game.Why not apply those same skills to help youth win at life?That’s the goal John "Coach J" Johnson had in mind when he created "Charlie Bradley’s Roundball Classic," which takes place on...
Updated: 12 hours ago