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  1. Why Kendrick Lamar will beat Taylor Swift and other Grammy predictions

    Music & Concerts

    Taylor Swift's 1989 has sold more than five million copies, spawned five Top 10 singles (and counting), and launched the most celebrity-studded pop tour of all time. Since the day it was released in October 2014, it's been the safe bet to win Album of the Year at this year's Grammys.

    I'm here to tell you …

    FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2015 file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs at Power 106’s ‘Cali Christmas’ 2015 in Inglewood, Calif. Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly,” is nominated for a Grammy for album of the year. His song “Alright,” is also nominated for song of the year and best rap performance. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File) NYET240
  2. Acrobats fly, Bowie is remembered in Florida Orchestra's 2016-17 season

    Stage

    An energized Florida Orchestra will increase its number of concerts starting in the fall while retaining a mix of classical and pops, including tributes to David Bowie.

    The Florida Orchestra’s first 2016 pops concert will be Cirque de la Symphonie, featuring aerialists, acrobats and more.
  3. Epcot adds weekends, announces concerts for Flower & Garden Festival

    Florida

    This year's Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will have two more weekends and 13 bands in the lineup for its Garden Rocks concert series of classic rock and pop acts.

    The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival this year is March 2 through May 30. (Times files)
  4. Music Planner: Andrea Bocelli opens up about love, plus Carly Rae Jepsen and Hillsong United

    Music & Concerts

    THAT'S AMORE: Andrea Bocelli

    Few artists speak the language of love like Andrea Bocelli, the renowned Italian tenor who returns to Amalie Arena tonight for his third Tampa concert in five years. With Valentine's Day on the horizon, we thought: Who better to advise us on matters of the heart than …

    MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 25: Andrea Bocelli sings on stage during the MTV EMA’s 2015 at the Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images for MTV)
  5. Clearwater band dives into Deadpool soundtrack

    Blogs

    Keep your ears open when watching the Marvel superhero movie Deadpool this weekend. Something may sound familiar.

    Clearwater rockers Four Star Riot landed a song on the Deadpool movie soundtrack.
  6. Great Tampa Bay date ideas for Valentine's Day or all year long

    Florida

    You want to take your sweetie on a great date on Valentine's Day, of course. And rest assured, there is some pretty fun stuff happening around town this weekend. But why limit yourself? Here, from the brains of the Tampa Bay Times entertainment and lifestyle experts, are some original and lovey-dovey Tampa …

    Illustrations by ALLI ARNOLD   |   Special to the TImes
  7. The maestro, the money and the unfinished 'Great Gatsby' opera

    Human Interest

    Mark Sforzini's unfinished opera is about a complicated relationship.

    St. Petersburg Opera Company conductor Mark Sforzini [Lara Cerri   |   Times (2010)]
  8. Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

    Music & Concerts

    NEW YORK —- Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.

    Guitarist Verdine White, left, and singer Maurice White of the group Earth, Wind and Fire perform during a tribute to funk at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards show in 2004. Maurice White died Wednesday at age 74. [Richard Hartog/Los Angeles Times/TNS]
  9. Ticket window: St. Lucia, Santigold, Bern's Winefest

    News

    Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:

  10. Music Planner: Barry Manilow bids farewell, Diana Ross returns, Bryson Tiller's on the rise

    Music & Concerts

     

     

    There's a reason Barry Manilow has released albums on which he covers the biggest hits of the '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s ... but nothing from the three decades since.

    Barry Manilow performs at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Feb. 4.