Friday, April 27, 2018
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Discovery Cove theme park offers Florida residents a deal

The good news is Florida residents can save $70 per ticket for Discovery Cove, the Orlando theme park that lets you swim with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish and rays and encounter playful marmoset monkeys and Asian otters. But the ticket still costs a hefty $219 for an all-inclusive Dolphin Swim Day Resort, which includes two meals, snacks, drinks, swim gear and more. For a Day Resort package for $149, you get a full day stay of benefits without the dolphin swim experience. The special offer is available through Dec. 31. But there's more good news: Floridians also receive unlimited admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park with these Discovery Cove tickets through Jan. 31. You can also upgrade for $49 to experience SeaVenture, an underwater walking tour where visitors wear dive helmets for up-close encounters with sharks, one-on-one touches with unique animals and schools of fish and rays. Book online at DiscoveryCove.com or call (877) 434-7268.

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Review: Barbara Ehrenreich’s ‘Natural Causes’ takes an unsentimental look at wellness and death

Review: Barbara Ehrenreich’s ‘Natural Causes’ takes an unsentimental look at wellness and death

The most purely, proudly American genre of writing might be the to-do list. From Benjamin Franklin’s 13-week plan for self-optimization to young Gatsby’s daily routine ("practice elocution, poise and how to attain it"), nothing captures quite so well...
Published: 04/27/18
Neville Brothers saxophonist Charles Neville dead at 79

Neville Brothers saxophonist Charles Neville dead at 79

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville has died at age 79. His career dated back to the 1950s and included gigs backing up B.B. King among others. But he was best known for three decades of performances with his siblings Aaro...
Updated: 8 hours ago
FEC plans crackdown on zombie campaigns

FEC plans crackdown on zombie campaigns

The federal agency that oversees elections has announced a crackdown on former lawmakers who continue to spend leftover campaign donations long after leaving office.The Federal Election Commission announced Wednesday that it will start scrutinizing t...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Big Boi’s concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa: Canceled

Big Boi’s concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa: Canceled

Well, this news is colder than a polar bear's toenails.Outkast rapper Big Boi has canceled his May 24 concert at the Ritz Ybor "due to unforeseen scheduling," according to a tweet from the venue. No further explanation was given, but refunds will be ...
Published: 04/26/18
Wonder Woman 2 to take place in .. the ’80s!

Wonder Woman 2 to take place in .. the ’80s!

After the success of the Wonder Woman big-screen reboot in 2017, there was little doubt a sequel would be coming soon. But here's the fun twist: Wonder Woman 2 will be set in the 1980s!Screenrant.com says director Patty Jenkins confirmed the next mov...
Published: 04/26/18
Enjoy a beach day in Mahahual, minutes from the cruise port in Costa Maya, Mexico

Enjoy a beach day in Mahahual, minutes from the cruise port in Costa Maya, Mexico

A trip to the Caribbean conjures up visions of swaying palms and a watercolor palette of blues, greens and shades in between. Just 10 minutes or so from the port of Costa Maya, Mexico, a fixture on most western Caribbean cruise itineraries, lies an i...
Published: 04/26/18
5 things to do under $5 this week

5 things to do under $5 this week

Looking for free or cheap fun this weekend?
Published: 04/26/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 27

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 27

Waitress: The Broadway hit musical based on Adrienne Shelley’s film follows Jenna, a waitress stuck in a bad marriage and a small town. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$128. (8...
Published: 04/26/18
This week's best concerts: Flo Rida, Queens of the Stone Age, Bay 2 Beach Festival and more

This week's best concerts: Flo Rida, Queens of the Stone Age, Bay 2 Beach Festival and more

Want to see some live music?
Published: 04/26/18
5 things to do under $5: 10,000 Maniacs, Dragon Boat Races, Pepper Fest

5 things to do under $5: 10,000 Maniacs, Dragon Boat Races, Pepper Fest

Here's your free and cheap ideas for the weekend.
Published: 04/26/18