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  1. John Travolta, left, and Olivia Newton-John arrive at The Penfolds Icon Gala Dinner in Los Angeles on Jan. 14, 2006. Travolta, who starred with Newton-John in "Grease," presented Newton-John with the "Lifetime Achievement award. Newton-John, a longtime resident of Australia whose sales topped 100 million albums, died Monday at her southern California ranch, John Easterling, her husband, wrote on Instagram and Facebook. She was 73.
  2. FILE - Writer and historian David McCullough appears at his Martha's Vineyard home in West Tisbury, Mass., on May 12, 2001. McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, died Sunday in Hingham, Massachusetts. He was 89. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
  3. Catherine Woods, who designed and created the colorful murals being installed at the PSTA SunRunner bus stops, poses for a photo at the stop at Fifth Street and First Avenue N in St. Petersburg.
  4. Kristen Shepherd has stepped down as CEO and executive director of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.
  5. Big Thrift Energy cover
  6. The Weeknd performs on stage during the After Hours Til Dawn Tour at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 in Tampa.
  7. Mohsin Hamid's new novella is "The Last White Man."
  8. Sara O’Brien laughs while setting up to begin screen printing at Wide Sky in Pinellas Park on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. O’Brien needed a step stool to adjust the knobs in the way the machine was positioned.
  9. Alicia Drumheller, dressed as Darth Talon, and Erica Parlow, dressed as Darth Raven, pose for photos with fans during the Tampa Bay Comic Convention on Sunday.
  10. In this combo of file photos, Chris Rock, left, appears at the FX portion of the Television Critics Association Winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 9, 2020; and Will Smith appears at the 94th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Los Angeles on March 7, 2022. Smith has again apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and revealing that he reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn't ready.
  11. Bob Layton is a comic book artist and writer noted for his work on Marvel titles like Iron Man, Ant-Man and War Machine.
  12. Driector Stephen Guidry White looks into his monitor while Brian Ham films a scene. A film crew shooting for National Geographic films a scene depicting a shark attacks for the second season of "Shark Attack Files" in December in Treasure Island.
  13. Florida author Lisa Black's new thriller is "Red Flags."
  14. Deb Rogers' debut novel is "Florida Woman."
  15. Roxanne and Harold Weir of Utah, dressed as characters from “Galaxy Quest,” greet David Broxterman of Lakeland, who is dressed as Capt. Kirk from “Star Trek: The Original Series,” at the 2021 Tampa Bay Comic Convention at the Tampa Convention Center. The people-watching is half the fun as fans show up in elaborate costumes to shop merchandise, listen to panels, play games and get autographs at the Tampa Convention Center.
  16. Actor Paul Bettany, who plays Vision in the Marvel universe, canceled his appearance at this weekend's Tampa Bay Comic Convention.
  17. Tampa's David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, shown in October, has named Broadway production veteran Greg Holland its new president and CEO, replacing Judy Lisi.
  18. “I’m currently in Florida, directing my first movie!” actor Haylie Duff wrote on Instagram from Clearwater. The movie, which started three weeks of shooting on both sides of the bridge on Monday, is tentatively titled “Project Baby.”
  19. Brazilian card magic-improv clown "El Diablo of the Cards" is performing at the Tampa Fringe Festival, running July 28-Aug. 3 at Hillsborough Community College's Ybor City Performing Arts Building.
  20. Kyla Stone plays Anya in the Broadway touring company production of "Anastasia," coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Dec. 4.
  21. Cheryl Hollon's new cozy mystery is "Death a Sketch"
  22. Patrick Radden Keefe is the author of  "Rogues."
  23. Michael Raabe (background), Hillary Scales-Lewis, James David Larson and Sara DelBeato in "The Night Before" at Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg. The theater company is reprising the original holiday musical during its 2022-23 season.
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