Ask Manny Kool about the hype and hope surrounding Saturday's Record Store Day — a glorious all-day bonanza for geeked-out vinyl and music fans — and the smooth-pated, normally chill dude in charge of Daddy Kool in St. Petersburg widens his eyes.
"Oh god," he says.
Jeffrey Multer and company will perform the last concert of their chamber music series Wednesday at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg.
Details: Saturday 8 p.m. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $36-$136. (813) 740-2446.
To hear the Florida Orchestra this weekend is to be reminded what a magnificent animal a symphony orchestra can be. It leaps, it soars, it whispers. It percolates with a thousand moving parts.
Once again, the Tampa Bay Blues Festival is playing a little loosey-goosey with the word "blues," packing plenty of funk and soul into this year's lineup — and that's not a bad thing. Sure, blues greats Buddy Guy, Shemekia Copeland and Coco Montoya lead Friday's lineup, but Saturday brings the smooth and soulful …
This weekend at the Florida Orchestra, you get two shows. It's worth it to arrive an hour early for the preconcert talk by guest conductor Gerard Schwarz, who will chat about the Mozart, Diamond and Brahms program. Not only does the music sound better when understand what you're listening to, but we have it on good …