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  1. Are guitars dead at music festivals? A Big Guava primer

    Music & Concerts

    Joey Santiago is stumped. Asked to name an up-and-coming rock band he could see headlining a major music festival in five years, he draws an utter blank. • "God, that's a good question," said the guitarist for influential alternative legends the Pixies. "Well, it wouldn't be a band. It'd be Kanye West, crashing a …

    Grammy nominee Hozier will play the Big Guava Music Festival on Saturday night.
  2. Harold Pinter's 'Betrayal' takes the stage at Tampa Repertory Theatre

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    Tampa Repertory Theatre continues its season of treachery and deceit when Betrayal by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter opens today. The production of Pinter's emotionally biting 1978 play stars Emilia Sargent, Ned Averill-Snell and Greg Thompson as Emma, Robert and Jerry across a seven-year …

    Emilia Sargent in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal at Tampa Repertory Theatre.
  3. Bette Midler talks girl groups and her 20th concert tour

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    Three weeks before her 20th concert tour, Bette Midler isn't feeling entirely divine. • "You don't even want to know," Midler sighed by telephone from California. "The story is much too sad to be told … I'm wearing hats to cheer myself up." • Costumes still must be fitted, rehearsals endured. Midler, …

    Bette Midler’s Divine Intervention tour celebrates women’s groups from the ’30s to the ’90s. “The singing suffragettes, I call them,” Midler said. “To me it’s all the sound of angels singing.”
  4. Ain't Misbehavin' sings through Stageworks Theatre

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    Head to the Cotton Club when Stageworks Theatre continues its run of Ain't Misbehavin', the stage tribute to the music of Fats Waller and the black musicians of the 1920s and '30s Harlem Renaissance. The show, directed by Erica Sutherlin and choreographed by Rodney Hamilton, includes favorite songs like …

    Tia Jemison and Frank Edmondson III star in Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Stageworks Theatre in Tampa.
  5. A touch of Tampa at the Straz for 'Beauty and the Beast'

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    Thomas Mothershed grew up in Tampa watching his minister father sing for the congregation. The city is full of fond family memories for him.

  6. Review: Jobsite's 'Annapurna' an unsettling, witty story of love and death

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    In the opening scene of Annapurna, when Emma turns up to visit her ex-husband after 20 years, we can tell he's not expecting her. Ulysses' outfit consists of a backpack oxygen tank, a pair of duct-tape slippers and an apron. Period.

    Angela Bond, left, plays Emma and Paul Potenza is Ulysses, a once-married couple who meet again after 20 years,  in Jobsite Theater’s production of Annapurna, written by Sharr White.
  7. 'Rock star' bassoonist adds cheery tone to Florida Orchestra performance

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    Bet you didn't know bassoonists could be rock stars.

    Anthony Georgeson, the Florida Orchestra's principal bassoonist since 2007, on Friday performed Mozart's Bassoon Concerto, one of the most distinctive pieces in classical music. [Florida Orchestra]
  8. Show Palace brings record-setting 'Chorus Line' back to stage

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    HUDSON — The 1975 musical A Chorus Line has a record of achievements as long as the legs of the tallest chorus girl in its 21-member cast.

    A Chorus Line opens May 7 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson.
  9. Stage West to revive post-WWII play, 'Born Yesterday'

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    SPRING HILL — Almost anyone around in the 1950s will likely remember Judy Holliday, the pert blond actor who won an Academy Award as chorus girl Billie Dawn — she with the high, cooing, nasal voice and scatterbrained ways — in the comedy Born Yesterday.

    Cheryl Roberts is Mrs. Hedges, Sam Petricone is Harry Brock and Jeanene MacLean is Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday.
  10. Florida Orchestra goes multi-sensory with The Planets

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    It's a multi-sensory treat when the Florida Orchestra adds visual dimensions to its masterworks concerts. This weekend, experience a hybrid of sights and sounds with Holst's The Planets, each movement representing a different planet in the solar system.

    This undated handout image provided by NASA, released Sept. 9, 2009, taken by the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope, shows a celestial object that looks like a delicate butterfly. [AP Photo/NASA]