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  1. 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)]
  2. 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]
  3. Ticket window: St. Lucia, Santigold, Bern's Winefest

    News

    Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:

  4. 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.
  5. Barry Manilow is ready to get off the road — maybe

    Music & Concerts

    Barry Manilow may be on what he's calling his One Last Time! Tour — exclamatory emphasis his — but he wants everyone to know this isn't goodbye and farewell, auf wiedersehen and goodnight.

    Barry Manilow wants everyone to know his One Last Time! Tour isn’t goodbye and farewell, auf wiedersehen and goodnight. 
Associated Press
  6. From Tampa, Jefferson Airplane's Marty Balin remembers bandmate Paul Kantner

    Music & Concerts

    Last spring, Paul Kantner rung up his old Jefferson Airplane bandmate Marty Balin at home in Tampa and invited him out on tour. Balin took one look at the "crazy, ridiculous" schedule Kantner proposed, and said no.

    Members of the rock group Jefferson Airplane pose for a photograph in San Francisco in 1968. From left, Marty Balin, Grace Slick, Spencer Dryden, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, and Jack Casady. Kantner died at a San Francisco hospital on Thursday. [Associated Press]
  7. Winner and loser of the week in pop culture ft. Neil deGrasse Tyson and B.o.B.

    Blogs

    Neil deGrasse Tyson. The Harvard-educated astrophysicist, cosmologist and multi-multi-multi-hyphenate shut down B.o.B. in a social-turned-mass-media feud that began when the rapper ranted to his 2 million Twitter followers that Earth is flat and anyone who disagrees is a blind sheep who’s been fooled by …

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is bae.
  8. Buckhorn vs. Kriseman, Fuccillo vs. Roz: Fantasy picks for Tampa Bay's 'Lip Sync Battle'

    Events

    Watching Oscar winner Anne Hathaway run and jump onto a prop wrecking ball in a tank top and men's underwear is a next-level type of entertainment.

    The Ritz Ybor announced Wednesday that it would be hosting a local Lip Sync Battle on May 14. Here's our fantasy Tampa Lip Sync Battle cast
  9. Ticket window: Pearl Jam, David Sedaris, Bob Saget

    News

    Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:

  10. Music planner: Throwdown by the Bay, Florida Metal Fest, Graham Nash and more

    Music & Concerts

    DOUBLE SHOT: Throwdown by the Bay

    Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town.