Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Date Night

8 things to do this weekend: Sam Smith, SharkCon, Extreme Mud Wars, deal at Chihuly

8 things to do this weekend: Sam Smith, SharkCon, Extreme Mud Wars, deal at Chihuly

Concert Sam Smith and Cam: On Friday, Sam Smith (Stay With Me) is coming to Tampa with opening act Cam, whose latest country single Diane is one of Nashville’s most rollicking of the past year. Smith is the headliner but both acts are worth ca...
Published: 07/13/18
Could Rays’ new Ybor City stadium host concerts? Thoughts from Al Lang Stadium.

Could Rays’ new Ybor City stadium host concerts? Thoughts from Al Lang Stadium.

ST. PETERSBURG — With a thin mist spitting from the sky overhead, Dave Pirner sized up the baseball stadium-turned-soccer pitch before him and chuckled."Let’s get ready to rumble," said the Soul Asylum singer, kicking off a concert Wednesday night at...
Published: 07/12/18
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus talks longevity, the road, and picking the perfect opener

Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus talks longevity, the road, and picking the perfect opener

There was a time, believe it or not, when Rascal Flatts was considered cutting-edge country. Okay, "cutting-edge" might be pushing it — the trio’s wholesome, harmony-laden style was never all that controversial. Still, when you survey th...
Published: 07/13/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 12

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 12

Free Museum Admission: The Florida Holocaust Museum invites the public for a free tour and an opportunity to see the "Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann" exhibit before it closes on July 15. 10 a.m., Florida Holocaust Museum, 5...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/12/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 13

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 13

Sam Smith: After scoring big at the Grammys four years ago amid the blockbuster hit Stay With Me, the soul-pop singer is on a tour supporting his second album, The Thrill of It All. Country singer Cam will open the show. 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Cha...
Published: 07/12/18
Twitch streamers bring video games’ biggest star to Tampa while raising millions for charity

Twitch streamers bring video games’ biggest star to Tampa while raising millions for charity

A group of professional video-game players based in Tampa Bay have been quietly making a living — and raising a fortune for charity — mostly by playing video games and letting people watch.Cory Michael, 33, Ben Bowman, 31, and Kevin Murray, 35, bette...
Published: 07/03/18
Updated: 07/12/18
Bar review: New St. Pete breweries have sour power

Bar review: New St. Pete breweries have sour power

It took a few years, but downtown St. Petersburg is officially ready for a pair of manageable brewery crawls, thanks to the recent openings of Overflow Brewing Company and Inoculum Ale Works.The two breweries bridge the gap between Green Bench, Cycle...
Published: 07/12/18
Jawing with Richard Dreyfuss about his movies, feuds and why he’s coming to SharkCon in Tampa

Jawing with Richard Dreyfuss about his movies, feuds and why he’s coming to SharkCon in Tampa

How is Richard Dreyfuss?"I’m fine," he said, then paused. I’m ... fine. I’m okay. When you are 70 years old, you have to make that a cautious statement."The Oscar winner will be in Tampa this weekend at SharkCon, which has expanded in its fifth year ...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/12/18
Ticket window: Star Wars Live In Concert with The Florida Orchestra, David Sedaris, Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald and more.

Ticket window: Star Wars Live In Concert with The Florida Orchestra, David Sedaris, Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald and more.

Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:• David Sedaris, 7:30 p.m. May 15 at the Straz Center, Tampa, $35-$57, on sale at noon Friday at the box office or (813) 229-7827.• Sebastian Maniscalco, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Straz Center for...
Published: 07/03/18
Updated: 07/11/18
Lori Roy’s novel ‘The Disappearing’ draws from Florida’s Dozier and Ted Bundy

Lori Roy’s novel ‘The Disappearing’ draws from Florida’s Dozier and Ted Bundy

TIERRA VERDEAuthor Lori Roy has lived in Florida since 1996, but it wasn’t until her fourth novel that she wrote a story set in the state. "I just wrote an essay for CrimeReads on the intersection of Southern Gothic and crime fiction," Roy says. "You...
Published: 07/12/18