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  1. 'Dolphin Tale 2' reviews lukewarm, but expected to be box office whale

    Movies

    Dolphin Tale 2 opens in theaters nationwide this weekend and though reviews of the family film set in Clearwater Marine Aquarium are as lukewarm as the Gulf of Mexico, it is predicted to do well in the box office.

  2. Six million reasons to go to Fanboy Expo

    Events

    No offense to the record-setting Tampa Bay Comic Con, but as far as pop-culture geekfests are concerned, have you seen the celeb lineup for this weekend's Fanboy Expo? To name a nerd-drool few, Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Scott "Hershel" Wilson (The Walking Dead), Lee Majors (The …

    Actor Lee Majors starred in the Six Million Dollar Man.
  3. Review: 'Dolphin Tale 2' goes along swimmingly (w/video)

    Movies

    An easy sequel to Dolphin Tale would simply do again what worked before, finishing what it adorably started. The grownups hook up and the kids share a first kiss while tailless Winter offers more underwater uplift. Only the last part happens in Dolphin Tale 2, and likely not the way you expect. "Inspired …

    Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and Hazel (Cozi Zuehlsdorff) have grown up, and the human focus is now on their friendship as a new aquatic relationship grows between Winter and Hope.
  4. 'Dolphin Tale 2' puts faith in Christian marketing

    Movies

    Dolphin Tale 2 features a new aquatic star named Hope, and a box office future banking on faith.

    Winter and Hope are the dolphin stars in Alcon Entertainment’s family adventure Dolphin Tale 2, a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
  5. Hip kiddie show Yo Gabba Gabba! coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall

    Kids

    The Emmy-winning TV puppet show Yo Gabba Gabba! — so popular with adults as well as children that they performed at Coachella 2010 — will bring their live stage show to Ruth Eckerd Hall for two shows Dec. 5. The hip kiddie show loaded with pop culture references "will convince you someone slipped …

    DJ Lance Rock performs at Yo Gabba Gabba Live! (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
  6. Country hitmakers Love and Theft to sing national anthem at Bucs opener Sunday

    Events

    Country duo Love and Theft, who this week scored their third CMA nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year, will sing the national anthem at the Bucs home opener Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. The duo, made up of singer-songwriters Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson have charted top 10 hits such as Runaway …

    Bucs' qtr back Josh McCown (12) prepares to take the snap from Evan Dietrich-Smith (62) during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium Saturday night 8/16/2014.
  7. Theme park deals pop up in the fall for Florida residents

    Florida

    After Labor Day, it's a good time for Florida residents to check out the theme parks, where the crowds are lighter, the weather a tiny bit cooler (eventually) and Florida residents deals start cropping up. Here's a roundup of theme park news and deals announced recently.

    Epcot refreshes live shows

    The annual Epcot Food & Wine Festival
  8. New Wiggles, including first girl Wiggle, to play at the Trop

    Kids

    The once white-hot kiddie group the Wiggles has wobbled in recent years, but now they are back on television with a mostly new cast — and a girl Wiggle! — and they will make a stop at Tropicana Field on Sunday for a free post-game show.

    New girl Wiggle Emma Watkins.
  9. Universal brings back 3-day Harry Potter fan event

    Florida

    Ticket packages are on sale now for the second "A Celebration of Harry Potter," a three-day fan event at Universal Orlando Jan. 30-Feb. 1. The event includes Q&A panels with the movie stars and technical wizards from the films, special evening activities and an expo of interactive Potter activities, film props and …

    The Wand Keeper in Ollivanders during the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley media preview event at Universal Orlando Resort on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Diagon Alley will officially open to the public on July 8, 2014.
  10. Falcon's Fury drop ride officially open at Busch Gardens

    Florida

    It has essentially been open for the past week, but on Tuesday Busch Gardens made it official: The much-delayed Falcon's Fury drop ride is open.

    ANNE GLOVER  |  Times
Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens is officially open.