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  1. Tampa's Jingle Ball lineup: 5 Seconds of Summer, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, more

    Music & Concerts

    There's no Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars or Pharrell Williams atop the lineup for this year's 93.3-FLZ Jingle Ball. No one jaw-dropping star with enough cross-generational appeal to help make it the top pop show of the winter.

    Demi Lovato performs onstage during 93.3 FLZ's Jingle Ball 2014 at Amalie Arena on December 22, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. She will join the lineup again for the show in 2015. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  2. Florida Orchestra to play for patients at Hillsborough hospitals


    LUTZ — The Florida Orchestra will give free concerts this week for patients and staff at Hillsborough County hospitals, part of an ongoing effort to reach the sick and the elderly.

    Michael Francis conducts the Florida Orchestra earlier this month at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. 

The orchestra will give free concerts this week for patients and staff at Hillsborough County hospitals, part of an ongoing effort to reach the sick and the elderly. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
  3. The Weeknd or Miguel: Who's the king of progressive, psychosexual R&B?

    Music & Concerts

    Miguel and the Weeknd last performed in Tampa in 2013. I was at both shows, and both men blew me away. Even months afterward, I couldn't tell you who was better.

    BURBANK, CA - JULY 17:  Singer Miguel performs on The Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater on July 17, 2015 in Burbank, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
  4. Music Planner: Party with Paisley and Aoki, protest with DiFranco, dance with MisterWives

    Music & Concerts

    BRAD ATTITUDE: Brad Paisley

    They don't make 'em like Brad Paisley anymore — mischievous sips of moonshine who can write a killer hook about as well as he can pick a Fender.

    Brad Paisley will play the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Friday.
  5. Ani DiFranco, unstoppable as ever despite life's speed bumps

    Music & Concerts

    Sometimes Ani DiFranco thinks back to the time she shaved her head.

    Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco will perform in Clearwater on Oct. 7.
  6. Florida Orchestra opens season with controversial pianist


    This weekend is an important one for the Florida Orchestra, with the debut Friday of Michael Francis as music director. Francis will conduct Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3.

    Valentina Lisitsa will play Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 with The Florida Orchestra. Courtesy The Florida Orchestra.
  7. Behold: Cat rap by Run the Jewels

    It's come to this.

    Having conquered the Internet and the made-for-TV-movie, it appears that our feline overlords have set their sights on the world of music. Cat lovers rejoice!

    Run the Jewels
  8. Tampa Bay's Wild 94.1 adapts to music's shifts, but keeps a steady beat



    Twelve nights before drawing a standing ovation at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, pop singer Tori Kelly stood before an intimate crowd at Tampa's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, strumming an acoustic guitar and opening up about her songwriting process.

    Wild 94.1’s Orlando Davis talks with singer-songwriter Tori Kelly at the start of the station’s talent search last month.
  9. Richey Community Orchestra announces shows for 2015-16 season

    Music & Concerts

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Tickets go on sale Thursday for the 2015-16 season of the Richey Community Orchestra, which will offer a combination of sit-down dinner and open seating shows at two locations starting in November.

  10. Review: In 'Once' at the Straz, it's always about the music


    TAMPA — The proprietors of Once, the musical, really want the audience to feel comfortable. So they put a bar on stage at the David A. Straz Jr. Performing Arts Center. You're welcome to buy a beer, even stick around as multi-talented cast members wander out and play some of those rousing Irish drinking …

    Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal from the ONCE Tour Company ???? Joan Marcus