Sunday, November 18, 2018
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Fall Arts Preview: Your guide to museums, plays, opera and classical music in Tampa Bay

Welcome the sweet approach of fall. Despite our current heat index, we’ll soon experience milder air, shorter days and too many things flavored like pumpkin.

But in Tampa Bay, the true indicator of fall is the rebirth of local art. Our professional theaters are preparing new seasons, exploring relevant themes so we may better understand ourselves in this challenging world.

Opera houses are alive to the rafters, while one maestro debuts new material past his own centennial. The Florida Orchestra is increasing roles for the underrepresented, all while plotting a stunning slate of masterworks.

Yayoi Kusama’s Love Is Calling will challenge perspectives. Robert Indiana will teach us to LOVE. Dalí will dance with Magritte. And inspiration will abound everywhere we look.

VISUAL ART: From Kusama to Magritte, the Tampa Bay museum scene is impressive

CLASSICAL MUSIC: In a new season, Florida Orchestra expands reach, new top soloists

STAGE: Light and dark, classic and groundbreaking round out Tampa Bay theater

OPERA: Opera Tampa will premiere new opera by Anton Coppola, 101, and more

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Violinist Esther Yoo dazzles with Florida Orchestra in Mendelssohn concerto

Violinist Esther Yoo dazzles with Florida Orchestra in Mendelssohn concerto

British influences dominated the Florida Orchestra concert, 'A London Symphony.' A German composer's signature work stole the show.
Published: 11/17/18
‘Hamilton’ ticket sales brought early morning frenzy to the Straz

‘Hamilton’ ticket sales brought early morning frenzy to the Straz

Customers huddled in the dark before 5 a.m. By 8:30, the number had swelled to 675.
Published: 11/16/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, Nov. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, Nov. 18

One of the best daredevils and clows is bringing a show to Tampa and Petula Clark performs.
Published: 11/16/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Nov. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Nov. 17

There’s a free concert by 38 Special and the Times Festival of Reading returns.
Published: 11/16/18
At 24, violinist Esther Yoo is already making a mark in the music world

At 24, violinist Esther Yoo is already making a mark in the music world

She performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London on Wednesday. She solos with the Florida Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.
Published: 11/16/18
LOVE and other passions: Robert Indiana’s sculpture retrospective at the Tampa Museum of Art

LOVE and other passions: Robert Indiana’s sculpture retrospective at the Tampa Museum of Art

We’re all familiar with Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture. But can you think of any other piece of his? A fascinating retrospective at the Tampa Museum of Art explores the prolific career of the American artist.
Published: 11/16/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 16

The St. Pete Beach BikeFest continues with a free show from Travis Tritt, or catch the Chinese Warriors of Peking, the Suncoast Jazz Fsetival or the Plant City Pig Jam.
Published: 11/15/18
Out of the circus business, Feld aims to get into theme parks

Out of the circus business, Feld aims to get into theme parks

With the Ringling circus shuttered, the Palmetto-based entertainment company looks to expand into the attractions industry.
Published: 11/15/18
Tampa Bay LGBTQ events for Nov. 15-21

Tampa Bay LGBTQ events for Nov. 15-21

Events this week include Transgender Day of Remembrance vigils, Daniel Franzese standup, Pride-Zoo-La and more.
Published: 11/15/18
John Legend, Barry Manilow, Trans-Siberian Orchestra lead Tampa Bay’s packed Christmas concert season

John Legend, Barry Manilow, Trans-Siberian Orchestra lead Tampa Bay’s packed Christmas concert season

John Legend’s Clearwater show kicks off a six-week holiday hit parade: Barry Manilow, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Michael McDonald, For King and Country, Jane Lynch, Kenny G and more. Plus: Nutcrackers!
Published: 11/14/18