Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Watch: 'Dolphin Tale 2' trailer debuts online, in theaters

And so it begins. The marketing drums for Dolphin Tale 2 began beating Friday with the release of the first trailer for the family flick filmed in Pinellas County. Find it online at tampabay.com/things-to-do, or see it before Rio 2 in theaters. Keep tissues handy because this one takes heartwarming up a notch to slow roasting. Dolphin Tale 2 is inspired by more true events, with Winter the tailless bottlenose taking Hope, another rescued dolphin, under her fin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Opening with shots from 2011's Dolphin Tale, the trailer proceeds to remind viewers that fine actors — Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd among them — can always be upstaged by animals of extraordinary intellect. Hope's re-enacted arrival at the aquarium, bonding with Winter and human appreciation is highlighted, while an uplifting pop song plays. You have to admit it works for what the movie wants to be. Dolphin Tale 2 arrives in theaters Sept. 19. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic

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Neville Brothers saxophonist Charles Neville dead at 79

Neville Brothers saxophonist Charles Neville dead at 79

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville has died at age 79. His career dated back to the 1950s and included gigs backing up B.B. King among others. But he was best known for three decades of performances with his siblings Aaro...
Updated: 5 hours ago
FEC plans crackdown on zombie campaigns

FEC plans crackdown on zombie campaigns

The federal agency that oversees elections has announced a crackdown on former lawmakers who continue to spend leftover campaign donations long after leaving office.The Federal Election Commission announced Wednesday that it will start scrutinizing t...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Big Boi’s concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa: Canceled

Big Boi’s concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa: Canceled

Well, this news is colder than a polar bear's toenails.Outkast rapper Big Boi has canceled his May 24 concert at the Ritz Ybor "due to unforeseen scheduling," according to a tweet from the venue. No further explanation was given, but refunds will be ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Wonder Woman 2 to take place in .. the ’80s!

Wonder Woman 2 to take place in .. the ’80s!

After the success of the Wonder Woman big-screen reboot in 2017, there was little doubt a sequel would be coming soon. But here's the fun twist: Wonder Woman 2 will be set in the 1980s!Screenrant.com says director Patty Jenkins confirmed the next mov...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Enjoy a beach day in Mahahual, minutes from the cruise port in Costa Maya, Mexico

Enjoy a beach day in Mahahual, minutes from the cruise port in Costa Maya, Mexico

A trip to the Caribbean conjures up visions of swaying palms and a watercolor palette of blues, greens and shades in between. Just 10 minutes or so from the port of Costa Maya, Mexico, a fixture on most western Caribbean cruise itineraries, lies an i...
Published: 04/26/18
5 things to do under $5 this week

5 things to do under $5 this week

Looking for free or cheap fun this weekend?
Published: 04/26/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 27

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 27

Waitress: The Broadway hit musical based on Adrienne Shelley’s film follows Jenna, a waitress stuck in a bad marriage and a small town. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$128. (8...
Published: 04/26/18
This week's best concerts: Flo Rida, Queens of the Stone Age, Bay 2 Beach Festival and more

This week's best concerts: Flo Rida, Queens of the Stone Age, Bay 2 Beach Festival and more

Want to see some live music?
Published: 04/26/18
5 things to do under $5: 10,000 Maniacs, Dragon Boat Races, Pepper Fest

5 things to do under $5: 10,000 Maniacs, Dragon Boat Races, Pepper Fest

Here's your free and cheap ideas for the weekend.
Published: 04/26/18
Less Than Zero series coming to Hulu

Less Than Zero series coming to Hulu

Of all the '80s flicks to be reborn as TV series, nobody had put any money on Less Than Zero to make the cut. And yet, that's the news: Hulu is developing a TV series based on the 1987 film that starred Andrew McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr., J...
Published: 04/26/18