Arts & Entertainment




  1. The entrance to the parking lot at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is closed and the parks will remain closed "indefinitely." [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  2. Stuck at home, people are making more bread and driving up flour sales. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times (2013)]
  3. Members of the Bay Area Performing Arts and Casting group sing together in a video performance of "You Are Not Alone." [Bay Area Performing Arts and Casting]
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  5. The staff of Ruth Eckerd Hall gathers for a photo in front of part of its recently renovated lobby and members-only area. [Ruth Eckerd Hall]
  6. A backyard garden can truly be a thing of beauty, but just a bed or two will work fine for any beginning gardener.
  7. Though Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry remains closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, MOSI is continuing its online programming via its virtual MOSI platform. airing weekdays at 1:30 p.m. on its MOSI In Motion Facebook page.
  8. Even though Walt Disney World is temporarily closed, a team of essential Disney cast members is still on site. [DISNEY  |  Disney]
  9. Volunteers at Metropolitan Ministries campus in Tampa clean carts used to give food boxes to the needy. [CHRISTOPHER O'DONNELL  |  Times]
  10. Shop local business Pergamo Paper Goods online for whimsical, animal-centered collages. [Courtesy of Pergamo Paper Goods]
  11. Veteran drag performer Daphne Ferraro.
  12. Chad Mize creates doodle art on a car at the 49th Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts held at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa in 2019. The group show called Flower Power hanging at Mize Gallery will also appear online on at [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
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  2. Minecraft logo on Android mobile device. [SHUTTERSTOCK  |  Shutterstock]
  3. Matthew Berry of Clearwater rests a Teddy Ruxpin stuffed bear on an oak tree  in the front yard of his home on Friday in Clearwater's Woodgate neighborhood, which is one of many area neighborhoods which have exploded with bears in the windows and on front porches and lawns so the kids can count them while on walks, bicycle rides or car rides at a safe social distance. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  4. Walt Disney World will remain closed indefinitely, the company announced on Friday. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  5. With both offices and schools closed because of coronavirus concerns, parents can learn some tips from homeschoolers on how to manage the day. [Times (2019)]
  6. The penguins at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa were the stars this week of one of its new SEA-SPAN series of shows streaming online. [Tampa Bay Times (2010)]
  7. The Florida Aquarium's ring-tailed lemurs were the first stars of the daily Facebook Live videos the aquarium has started in the wake of its closure because of the coronavirus. The aquarium is among many places offering virtual experiences for fans holed up in their houses. [Tampa Bay Times (2014)]
  8. Find a solitary path, such as the Tampa Riverwalk, to get a mental health break and some exercise. Just be careful of social distancing or you could find these public spaces shut down. [Tampa Bay Times (2014)]
  9. This gunmetal druzy and leather bracelet was handcrafted by local maker Kristin Fizur under the name The Last Quartz is available online. [MAGGIE DUFFY  |  Courtesy of Kristin Fizur]
  10. Florida's theme parks have been shuttered by the coronavirus and Universal Orlando Resort has said the closure will extend until April 19. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  11. The socially distant spaced line before the doors open at the Publix on 200 37th Ave. N on Friday morning in St. Petersburg. When the doors opened everyone was allowed inside and then a small line formed for the paper products aisle. The aisle was cleaned out in a few minutes. There was a one item per person max. Grocery stores and delivery apps are facing an increased demand during the coronavirus pandemic. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  12. Graham Nash's show at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater has been rescheduled for Nov. 10.