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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 6

Kings of the Mic Tour: This show is a live mixtape of late-'80s and early-'90s hip-hop, with LL Cool J (Mama Said Knock You Out) headlining. Also performing are Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $49.50-$125. (727) 893-7832.

AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour: April Ross, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist, will be joined by AVP President and owner Donald Sun and chairman Dick Carle to announce their upcoming tournament in St. Petersburg. Ross will also show off her skills when she plays beach volleyball with local college and high school players. It starts at 11:15 a.m. in North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-7335.

Rock the Park: The monthly music series showcases local music acts, food and beverages. This month see Day Joy, Loud Valley and Oxford Noland starting at 6:30 p.m. in Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free.

Dan Cummins: This comedian's unusual observations and autobiographical standup have earned him television spots on The Tonight Show, Showtime's Live from Amsterdam and the Comedy Central special Crazy with A Capital F. See him at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater in Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

Flux Pavilion: The English dubstep musician, who was nominated for BBC's Sound of... 2012 poll, tours following the release of his new album Blow the Roof. Concert is at 9 p.m. at the Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $30. (813) 873-8368.

TO WATCH

Hannibal, 10 p.m., NBC Perhaps the best stunt-casting for this show was making Freddie Lounds a woman. Because who wouldn't want to bite Lara Jean Chorostecki on the lips? (Thomas Harris fans will get that one.)

SERIES PREMIERE Graceland, 10 p.m., USA Put FBI, DEA and Customs agents together in a California beach house and see what happens. Chances are they'll all sit around and watch TNT.

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At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

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Published: 01/20/18
Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

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Published: 01/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

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Published: 01/19/18
Banksy’s Haight Street Rat coming to Winter Haven gallery

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Published: 01/18/18
Updated: 01/19/18
‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

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Published: 01/18/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Jan. 19

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Published: 01/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Steve Martin and Martin Short: The longtime actor-comedians and frequent collaborators present, An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life, featuring Martin’s bluegrass band, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater...
Published: 01/18/18
Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

ST. PETERSBURG An air compressor did most of the talking as the small crew stapled down flooring to the stage. A master carpenter kept unskilled but eager workers on track, telling them where to line up edges. An astringent smell of glue permeated t...
Published: 01/18/18
2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

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Published: 01/18/18
‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

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Published: 01/18/18