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  1. Rays lineup for summer concerts: Jacksons, Steve Aoki, KIDZ BOP, more

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    The Jacksons, pop star Cody Simpson, country artists Lee Brice and Kacey Musgraves, superstar DJ Steve Aoki and the kids from KIDZ BOP don't have much in common except this: They've all been signed by the Tampa Bay Rays for the 2015 Summer Concert Series.

    DJ Steve Aoki is one of the artists on the Tampa Bay Rays summer lineup. (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)
  2. Kennedy Space Center salutes 25 years of Hubble with special events

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    The Hubble Space Telescope was first launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in April 1990, and the visitor center at Cape Canaveral will celebrate 25 years of the observatory with three days of special activities and events April 24-26.

    The Hubble Space Telescope is shown following its release from the space shuttle Discovery in 1997. (NASA)
  3. Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival gives Clearwater Beach new faces (w/video)

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    CLEARWATER — Today marks the opening of the third annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival, a 10-day gala showcasing large and intricate sand sculptures. Offerings include: sand sculpting competitions, classes and speed demonstrations; fireworks displays; beach concerts; and films; and nightly sunset festivals.

    Sand sculptor Karen Fralich, front, from Toronto creates a work for the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival’s Sand Walk Exhibit. In the background, Dean Arscott of St. Petersburg works on crafting his sculpture using the Sugar Sand Tales theme.
  4. Festival of Chocolate returns to MOSI in Tampa with expanded cocoa fashion show

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    Sweet! The Festival of Chocolate returns to MOSI this weekend.

    Victoria Hefner dips a strawberry in a chocolate fountain as her cousin Ryan Froug dips marshmallows at the Schakolad Chocolate Factory booth during MOSI's Festival of Chocolate exhibit in 2012.
  5. Eco-friendly festivals in Tampa Bay will celebrate Earth Day

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    EcoFest

    A celebration of area businesses, organizations and individuals dedicated to sustainability includes live music, workshops, demonstrations, informational booths, green living products and services from local artists, green businesses, environmental organizations, alternative health practitioners, renewable …

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  6. You can get free tickets for kids in Florida Orchestra's Masterworks series

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    The Florida Orchestra has shows coming up that appeal to kids and a price that appeals to parents: Kids 18 and under get in free with a paying adult to masterworks concerts. As many kids as you have with you are free, though there are a limited number of kids tickets reserved for each concert, and children under 5 are …

    The Florida Orchestra .
  7. YouTube, Vine stars like Hayes Grier, Aaron Carpenter coming to Busch Gardens

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    A collection of the most famous people you've never heard of are coming to Busch Gardens on May 16 for the DigiTour United26 Tour — bringing some of the biggest stars of YouTube, Vine and social media.

    Los Angeles Premiere of EXPELLED== Westwood Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA== December 10, 2014== Photo - DAVID CROTTY/patrickmcmullan.com== ==  (PatrickMcMullan.com via AP Images)
  8. New comic sea lion show to debut at SeaWorld

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    SeaWorld's comic sea lion show is returning April 16, this time as "Clyde and Seamore's Sea Lion High" in which the beloved sea lions will be getting their high school diplomas. They'll be joined by a cast of characters, including otters and a 2,300-pound walrus. The previous show, "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island" …

    Clyde the Sea Lion SeaWorld?€š€™s comic sea lion show is returning April 16, this time as ?€š€œClyde and Seamore?€š€™s Sea Lion High?€š€ in which the beloved sea lions will be getting their high school diplomas and compete for a university scholarship. They?€š€™ll be joined by a cast of characters, including otters and a 2,300-pound walrus. The previous show, ?€š€œClyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island?€š€ closed in August after a 15-year run.
  9. MegaCon brings Stan Lee, actors from 'Firefly,' 'Walking Dead,' more to Orlando this weekend

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    Please excuse us while we geek out to MegaCon's totally mega lineup. Or, better yet, geek out with us whether you're a fan of comics, TV or wrestling — 'cause this lineup has all of those.

    Comic book legend  Stan Lee. (Associated Press (2002)
  10. Frank Oz (Yoda), Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine) making first visits to Disney's Star Wars Weekends

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    Franz Oz, the voice of Yoda, and Ian McDiarmid, who played Emperor Palpatine, will make their first appearances at Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in May.

    Disney (2010)
Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios has Star Wars fans converging on the park to celebrate with Star Wars celebrities.