Arts & Entertainment




  1. The Florida Orchestra's music director, Michael Francis, conducts a rehearsal at the Mahaffey Theater on March 4, 2020. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  2. Zev Buffman led Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater from 2011 to 2018.
  3. Artist Justin Wagher works on his mural on the Pinellas Trail as part of the 2018 SHINE festival in St. Petersburg. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Tampa Bay Times]
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  5. Wade FitzGerald, the spring 2020 Blanchard Carillon Fellow at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, poses for a photo before a live-streamed performance on March 30, 2020. While Bok Tower Gardens is closed to the public as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Tampa native, 22, is living on the grounds in an apartment provided to fellows. [GEERT D'HOLLANDER  |  Bok Tower Gardens]
  6. Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy star in Pop TV's "Schitt's Creek." [Pop TV]
  7. Steven Kenny's re-created painting of Dali's "Daddy Longlegs of the Evening-Hope." Watch Kenny's lecture on how he did it on the Dali Museum's YouTube channel. [Courtesy of Steven Kenny]
  8. "Birds of Prey" stars Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Margot Robbie, Ella Jay Basco and Jurnee Smollett-Bell. [Courtesy of Claudette Barius]
  9. Kate McKinnon spoke at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 5, 2020. [Paul Drinkwater/NBC]
  10. C. David Frankel, founder of Tampa Repertory Theatre and theatre professor at USF, died on March 5, 2020. [MAGGIE DUFFY  |  Courtesy of the Frankel family]
  11. The writer's dog rests on an issue of the Gabber, Gulfport's longtime weekly newspaper. [Photo by Cathy Salustri]
  12. Cuban pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan plays with the Florida Orchestra during a dress rehearsal for the opening night of their 2019-20 season. [MONICA HERNDON  |  Times]
  1. This May 1, 2019 file photo shows playwright Terrence McNally at the 73rd annual Tony Awards "Meet the Nominees" press day in New York. McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class" and the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," died Tuesday, March 24, 2020, of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81. [CHARLES SYKES  |  Charles Sykes/Invision/AP]
  2. Mar. 24• Arts & Entertainment
    Comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon have started a new podcast. This is a screenshot of their Instagram post about it. [Instagram]
  3. Michelle Obama's "Becoming" is mostly about her childhood in Chicago, her marriage and her time in the White House. [NEW YORK TIMES  |  New York Times]
  4. Tampa Theatre in downtown Tampa will remain dark through April 30 due to the coronavirus. [Times (2012)]
  5. A poetry contest focuses on coronavirus angst. [Shutterstock]
  6. With almost all their upcoming gigs canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mark Etherington, left, and Jun Bustamante perform for an audience of one — Etherington's dog Cherokee — as they rehearse in Etherington's St. Petersburg apartment. [JAY CRIDLIN  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  7. A musician with the Florida Orchestra makes notes on sheet music for a bass part of Sibelius' Symphony No. 7 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  8. James McBride is the author of “Deacon King Kong.” [Chia Messina]
  9. Kelly Plescia, left, Alison Burns and Becca McCoy play Donna and the Dynamos in "Mamma Mia" at American Stage in the Park in 2019. The next park production, "Footloose," has been postponed until October.
  10. Amazon will release Season 6 of “Bosch,” starring Titus Welliver, on April 17. [Amazon]
  11. The David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa is closed until April 19. [DENNIS JOYCE  |  Times]
  12. Signs hang in the ticket window of a movie theater notifying customers that it is closed, Monday, March 16, 2020 in New York. New York state entered a new phase in the coronavirus pandemic Monday joining with Connecticut and New Jersey to close bars, restaurants and movie theaters starting Monday night. The governors said restaurants and bars will move to take-out and delivery services only. The three states also will limit crowd capacity for social and recreational gatherings to 50 people, effective 8 p.m. [YUKI IWAMURA  |  AP]