Monday, September 24, 2018
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Documentary unravels Ybor cigar history

Ybor City's cigar industry origins are the subject of A Legacy of Smoke, a documentary short making its Tampa premiere 4 p.m. Sunday at the appropriately historic Tampa Theatre. This one-time-only screening is sponsored by El Centro Español de Tampa, billed as Tampa's oldest ethnic social club, incorporated in 1891. A Legacy of Smoke chronicles the saga of Spanish immigration in the 20th century to Ybor City and West Tampa through interviews, re-enacted vignettes and archival footage and photographs. The 45-minute documentary was co-produced and co-directed by New York University's James Fernandez, professor of Spanish literature and culture, and Spanish author and filmmaker Luis Argeo; both will conduct a Q&A session after the screening. Before the show, enjoy a short concert on the venue's Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, and introductory comments by Fernandez and Argeo. Tickets are $12, available at the box office and tampatheatre.org. Visit legacyofsmoke.org for information about the documentary. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic

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Review: Freefall opens its season with a crafty and talent-laden ‘The Fantasticks’

Review: Freefall opens its season with a crafty and talent-laden ‘The Fantasticks’

ST. PETERSBURG — The longest-running musical ever, The Fantasticks, weaves fairy tale and disillusionment, theater and its deconstruction together in charmingly simple ways. Freefall Theatre take it a few steps further, with two actors also playing p...
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Hudson Middle students shine in annual young authors event

Hudson Middle students shine in annual young authors event

NEW PORT RICHEY — James McFadden wrote a time-travel adventure story called, Escaping Time. Junaye Brown penned a twist on a classic fairy tale, called The Four Little Bears. Zoie Castleberry called on her own experience with a beloved pet to ...
Published: 09/24/18

Pasco Events starting Sept. 28

28 FridayDiscussion with a Doctor — Diabetes: Presented by Florida Family Primary Care Center. Learn how diabetes education is an important part of helping people reduce their risk for complications and improve quality of life. Spanish interpr...
Published: 09/24/18
The ‘Murphy Brown’ revival is re-entering a very different TV space. Can it succeed?

The ‘Murphy Brown’ revival is re-entering a very different TV space. Can it succeed?

In one of the first episodes of the rebooted Murphy Brown, the show’s title character, back at it after all these years, faces a quandary.Murphy, a celebrity TV journalist, is being pushed by network executives to conduct an interview. It’s a chance ...
Published: 09/24/18

Hernando Briefs for Sept. 28

COUNTYWIDEVolunteer for art council vacanciesHernando County Commissioners are accepting applications from individuals wishing to serve on the Fine Arts Council. The purpose of the council it to promote the arts and support groups associated with the...
Published: 09/24/18

Sports on TV/radio for Monday, September 24

TODAYBaseballYankees at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 1250-AMMarlins at Nationals7 p.m.FSFA’s at Mariners10 p.m.MLBNFLSteelers at Bucs8:15 p.m.WMOR, ESPN; 97.9-FMNHL preseasonDevils at Rangers7 p.m.NHLCanucks at Kings9:30 p.m.NHL...
Published: 09/23/18
Women's Expo to feature Tampa Bay Times staffers

Women's Expo to feature Tampa Bay Times staffers

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Times presents its inaugural Tampa Bay Women’s Expo and the event will include an opportunity to meet many of its key women staff writers and editors.Susan Taylor Martin (Senior Correspondent/Real Estate) and Manag...
Published: 09/23/18
Freddy Krueger to guest star on ‘Goldbergs’ Halloween episode

Freddy Krueger to guest star on ‘Goldbergs’ Halloween episode

"One, two, Freddy's coming for you." Finally some news from Hollywood that is as much fun as it is frightening. Actor Robert Englund will reprise his role as Freddy Krueger in the Halloween episode of TV's The Goldbergs. Watch a promo video on the sh...
Published: 09/23/18
Review: Niall Horan, Maren Morris shine in unequal spotlights at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Review: Niall Horan, Maren Morris shine in unequal spotlights at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

It was a big ol' pop show Saturday night in Tampa, as a Grammy-winning singer behind one of the year's most unkillable singles got the whole MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre singing.Oh, and Niall Horan was there, too.The Grammy winner, ...
Published: 09/23/18

Sports on TV/radio for Sunday, September 23

TODAYAutosNHRA: Midwest Nationals2 p.m.FS1BaseballRays at Blue Jays1 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMReds at Marlins1 p.m.FSFOrioles at Yankees1 p.m.TBSCubs at White Sox2 p.m.MLBRockies at Diamondbacks4 p.m.TBSRed Sox at Indians7 p.m.ESPN; 620-AMCollege soccerWom...
Published: 09/22/18