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Oops — they did it again. The second season of the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy” picks up right where the first season’s cliffhanger ends, with Five using his powers to whisk his “siblings” away from an apocalypse they caused in 2019 back in time, hoping that they could regroup and a…

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Directed, written and produced by Beyoncé, “Black Is King” is a visual album that tells a story through music and dance and celebrates black culture. The songs create a modern retelling of “The Lion King” and its lessons. It is based on the album “The Lion King: The Gift,” a soundtrack album…

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Whenever I am enjoying a jar of lightly salted mixed nuts — my go-to snack these days — I am always wary that the next bite I take might reveal the presence of the dreaded bitter almond. It doesn’t happen all that often: I’d guess that out of four jars of mixed nuts, I might encounter one of…

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ST. PETERSBURG – American Stage will present “Five Times Around,” an original work written, directed and performed by the 19-20 ASFWD Next Generation: Apprentice Cohort on Aug. 17-21.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Most movie theaters remain closed at this time and many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. However, some films will be released digitally via video on demand.

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CLEARWATER — Concert events may be few and far between for the rest of 2020, but area venues are already starting to line up shows for 2021. The Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

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Poor choices — that’s an important element in a lot of good horror movies. When watching a horror film, it is hardly uncommon to think to yourself I wouldn’t do that if I were you, knowing very well that the clueless on-screen character is about to make a frighteningly bad decision. When wat…

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I suppose I had at least some preconceived notions about Marie Curie before watching Marjane Satrapi’s film “Radioactive.” I am a “Big Bang Theory” junkie and prior to this movie, that was my best reference point. Marie Curie was a genius who discovered the radium that ultimately killed her,…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Most movie theaters remain closed at this time and many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. However, some films will be released digitally via video on demand.

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Some films are plagued by a lack of direction, encumbered by tortuous plot contrivances and inconsistencies in tone or narrative. Some films benefit from endemic confusion, overwhelming the viewer with misperceptions and perplexities to create a fantastic labyrinth populated by unpredictable…

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Gavin Rothery’s “Archive” is another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. The British science fiction film was set to premiere at South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, in March. That event was canceled, leaving “Archive” with few options beyond a digital release and a few limited screeni…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Following an extended closure, some movie theaters have begun reopening at limited capacity. However, many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. Some films will be released digitally via vi…

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The best horror movies keep the audience in the dark. And when I say dark, I don’t necessarily mean it literally: It doesn’t have to be a shadow-haunted gothic mansion or a dark forest on a moonless night or benighted cemetery on the edge of town. I mean filmmakers shouldn’t share too much b…

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Charlize Theron is arguably the reigning action hero these days. From “Æon Flux” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” to “Atomic Blonde” and “The Fate of the Furious,” she has earned the right to wear that crown. Yet, she is not one to be pigeonholed into one cinematic genre. Theron is a highly respecte…

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CLEARWATER – Two-time Grammy nominee Mindi Abair will perform live in the Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton Cabaret Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER — Mississippi-bred singer-songwriter Paul Thorn will perform Wednesday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER – Spyro Gyra will perform Tuesday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m., at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER – Grammy nominee and multi-platinum saxophonist Boney James will perform Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, 8 p.m., at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Following an extended closure, some movie theaters have begun reopening at limited capacity. However, many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. Some films will be released digitally via vi…

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Apparently, I had to set aside a few hours over the holiday weekend to review “Volition,” a new sci-fi thriller from Giant Pictures — that is, I had no choice. In case you’re worried, no Hollywood press agents showed up at my door with either bribes or threats. If you buy into the film’s pre…

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For many Americans, this year’s Independence Day festivities were modified by an uninvited guest: The coronavirus pandemic resulted in the cancellation of most events that would draw large crowds. In the Tampa Bay area, that meant no community picnics, no city-sponsored parades and no large-…

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ST. PETERSBURG — David Clayton-Thomas will perform Friday, Jan. 22, 8 p.m., at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts-Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.

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ST. PETERSBURG — Celtic Woman, the most successful all-female group in Irish history, will perform Sunday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts-Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.

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CLEARWATER — “American Idol” sensation David Archuleta will perform Friday, June 11, 8 p.m., at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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ST. PETERSBURG — Catapult, a finalist from “America's Got Talent,” will showcase the magic of shadow illusions Friday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m., at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts-Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Following an extended closure, some movie theaters have begun reopening at limited capacity. However, many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. Some films will be released digitally via vi…

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Isolation and remoteness have long been common horror tropes. It is found in Stephen King’s “The Shining,” with the Torrance family snowbound in the secluded Overlook Hotel. It is found in “The Descent,” in which the characters are stuck in a claustrophobic cavern populated by ravenous creat…

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Honestly, I think I may be going into cinema withdrawal. I miss checking in at the box office. I miss the walk down the long corridor leading to the theater. I miss the smell of buttered popcorn and the rattle of boxed movie candy. I even miss seeing the trailers for coming attractions on th…

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Since everyone has been completely preoccupied with the pandemic, someone at Amazon Studios felt like this was the perfect time to sidetrack audiences with a tried-and-true diversion: a thriller about terrorists hijacking an airplane. “7500” is a tense, cerebral Hitchcockian potboiler that s…

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CLEARWATER — It’s both a sign of the times and evidence that the show must go on: Ruth Eckerd Hall is gearing up for its first big concert event since the start of the pandemic.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters are temporarily closed. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

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CLEARWATER — Grammy Award-winner Judy Collins will perform Friday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m., at the Nancy And David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters are temporarily closed. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

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CLEARWATER — Multi-platinum recording artists Air Supply will perform Friday, Jan. 8, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

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