Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Any word on Ben Affleck movie filming in Ybor?

What's up with Ben Affleck's movie project Live by Night, adapted from Dennis Lehane's crime novel largely set around Ybor City? Affleck scouted locations in May, but there has been no word on whether the actor/director/screenwriter will film the movie here. On Monday, Dale Gordon was introduced as the new executive director of the Tampa Hillsborough Film and Digital Media Commission after a three-year void in that position, and didn't have an answer. Gordon deferred to commission chairman Rick Homans, who said the project is still "on the front burner." Homans added: "We're not going to talk too much publicly about details because it doesn't help us … to have it play out publicly like that. We're pulling out all the stops … to win the project here." Gordon, 37, is a University of South Florida graduate who formerly held a similar film and digital media position in Orlando. For more on Gordon's hiring and the commission's fresh start, read Bob Trigaux's coverage today on Page 1B. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic

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Sports on TV/radio for Saturday, June 16

TODAYArena FootballPhiladelphia at Albany6 p.m.CBSSNAutosTrucks: Iowa 250 qualifying4:30 p.m.FS2Trucks: Iowa 2507 p.m.FS1BaseballRays at Yankees1 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Orioles4 p.m.FSFTwins at Indians4 p.m.MLBRed Sox at Mariners8 p.m.FoxCFLHa...
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Irish boxer brings his dream to St. Petersburg

Irish boxer brings his dream to St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — In his vision for this weekend, Connor Coyle is standing in the ring at the Coliseum, and the referee is raising his gloved fist.He’s got a National Boxing Association middleweight championship belt around his waist, the first of sev...
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on June 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on June 16

Maroon 5: Three-time Grammy award-winning multiplatinum band hits the stage with opener Julia Michaels, a best new artist Grammy nominee and prodigious songwriter who contributed to a couple of new songs on Red Pill Blues. 8 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Ch...
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Visions of Dali’s Spain: Photographer Clyde Butcher visits the surrealist’s homeland

Visions of Dali’s Spain: Photographer Clyde Butcher visits the surrealist’s homeland

The museum commissioned Butcher to travel to Spain to photograph scenes in the village of Cadaqués, where Dalí spent summers while growing up, Dalí’s house in Port Lligat and the rugged region of Cap de Creus – all areas th...
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'Incredibles 2' might be better than the original

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5 fiction writers who turned their attention to Donald Trump

5 fiction writers who turned their attention to Donald Trump

The president gets a mention in these novels.
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The interesting history of the American flag told via a new flag exhibit in Tampa

The interesting history of the American flag told via a new flag exhibit in Tampa

Tampa Bay History Center has them through July.
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Irish boxer brings his dream to St. Petersburg. See the big fight on Saturday.

Irish boxer brings his dream to St. Petersburg. See the big fight on Saturday.

It's at the Coliseum.
Published: 06/15/18