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  1. Rapper Wiz Khalifa coming to USF Sun Dome Nov. 1

    Music & Concerts

    Although he's battling in the tabloids with his estranged supermodel wife Amber Rose, "blue-collar" rapper Wiz Khalifa isn't letting a little thing like charges of infidelity get in the way of his music career. On Friday, the Black & Yellow hitmaker, shaking off some nasty domestic rumors, announced that …

    Wiz Khalifa
  2. A new season and new director for Richey Community Orchestra

    Music & Concerts

    The Richey Community Orchestra is rolling out a new season that features a brand new conductor and a six-show lineup, including three dinner shows, meant to satisfy music lovers of all sorts. Whether you're into Mozart or Broadway show tunes, have a hankering for the Beatles or female recording artists such as Carole …

    Stephen P. Brown, 44, is the conductor of the Richey Community Orchestra. Brown enjoys sharing live music with others.
  3. Hernando Youth Orchestra set to open 2014-15 season

    Music & Concerts

    BROOKSVILLE — When conductor and musician Roland Hanneman watched an episode of 60 Minutes that showed how the lives of inmates in a Venezuelan prison had been changed for the better after they began to perform classical music, it inspired him.

    First violinist John Boyle, left, and his brother, Joseph, also on violin, practice during a recent rehearsal with the Hernando Youth Orchestra. Now in its seventh year, the 40-member orchestra will kick off its season of classical music concerts on Sunday at the Brooksville Woman’s Club. Conductor Roland Hanneman says the orchestra performs at least four concerts a year.
  4. Luke Bryan in Tampa: A 'great storyteller' in tight jeans?

    Music & Concerts

    I had no clue about the potency of Luke Bryan's hunk power until I took a date to one of the country star's shows. Sitting close to the stage, my female companion was just about speechless in excitement when the ballcapped, mad-grinning singer bounded on stage in his two-sizes-too-snug Levi's. Her jaw went slack, her …

     Luke Bryan will perform two nights in Tampa.   (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
  5. SoundCheck: David Gray, Reggae Rise Up Festival among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    David Gray

    Details: Monday 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $43.25-$125. (727) 791-7400.

    David Gray will perform Monday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.
  6. Florida Orchestra benefit honors young musicians

    Music & Concerts

    Classical music can be a young person's game. Here's a chance to hear some fresh talent and support the Florida Orchestra at the same time.

    Violinist Julia Hossain, a sophomore at Berkeley Preparatory School, will be a soloist in Friday’s concert.

2014 Tampa Bay Ultimate Local Music Guide


Welcome to tbt*'s 2014 Ultimate Local Music Guide!

There is much to love about this year's Ultimate Local Music Guide (you really do need to pick up a hard copy for the full interactive experience), butall the highlights are here. So take a tour of this page to hear music from 2014 top local bands, watch performances and read the stories!

Tampa Bay Local Music Quiz: Which music venue is perfect for you?

If you are seeking a live …


Three bands, one man: Interview with Singer-songwriter Mark Etherington