Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 7

Mythbusters Explosive Exhibit: The Emmy-nominated show comes to life in this interactive exhibit mixing the scientific method with curiosity to uncover truths behind popular myths. Mythbusters co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman helped design the exhibit, which includes a workshop where guests use science to test myths and a live stage demonstration. The exhibit remains on display through May 8. Doors open at 9 a.m. today at MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $24.95, $21.95 seniors, $19.95 ages 2-12. (813) 987-6000.

Book Signing with Tony and Laura Dungy: Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy and his wife Laura will stop to sign copies of their newest book, Uncommon Marriage: Learning about Lasting Love and Overcoming Life's Obstacles Together. Meet them at noon at Barnes and Noble, 11802 N Dale Mabry, Tampa. Free. (813) 962-6446.

Classic Albums Live: Abbey Road: Relive the glory days of the Beatles in this show featuring world-class musicians who re-create the music just as you remember it. The concert will feature hits including Come Together, Something and Here Comes the Sun. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$50. (727) 791-7400.

The Normal Heart: In Larry Kramer's largely autobiographical play, Ned Weeks works to bring the AIDS epidemic to the forefront of political conversation after he sees how it affects his friends and community. Show begins at 8 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$44. (727) 498-5205.

TO WATCH

XXII Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m., NBC Fingers crossed that these Games win a gold medal for safety. On a less serious note, what's up with those Team USA uniforms?

SEASON PREMIERE Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, 10 p.m., Food Guy takes us on a tour of his hometown, Ferndale, Calif. Now we know where to place the blame for Mr. Triple D.

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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 ...
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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...
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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

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