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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. As movie theaters begin to reopen, some films are tentatively scheduled for big screen releases while others will be available digitally via video on demand.

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For better or worse, first impressions are critical to modern relationships. In today’s world, that first impression might even take place before two people meet face-to-face in the real world. Potential connections may begin and end on our social media profile page.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. As movie theaters begin to reopen, some films are tentatively scheduled for big screen releases while others will be available digitally via video on demand.

DUNEDIN — Each year, the Dunedin Fine Art Center looks to tie the themes of its fall exhibits to the year-long theme running in the center’s hands-on Children’s ART Museum. This year, science is showing curators the way, with other treats for the eyes and mind also making appearances.

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When I was 20 years younger, I suffered from mild wanderlust. Weekends provided the raw material required for road trips: time and a complete lack of direction. Hopping into the car for a day’s excursion down the backroads of Central Florida might seem like a meager excuse for adventure, but…

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Imagine being out at sea with no land in sight, no stars overhead and no navigational tools to help chart a course. The sails you depend upon for motion are slack and sagging. The ocean is becalmed and your ship is adrift, at the mercy of unpredictable currents. Although there is a scene in …

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ST. PETERSBURG — The Florida Holocaust Museum recently opened “Beautiful Questions: The Art of Samuel Bak,” a new outdoor exhibition, on display on the exterior of the museum, 55 Fifth St. S., St. Petersburg. This outdoor exhibit is spreading the message of hope and resilience throughout the…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. As movie theaters begin to reopen, some films are tentatively scheduled for big screen releases while others will be available digitally via video on demand.

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There is something unique about “Phineas and Ferb,” the animated musical comedy television series produced by Disney Television Animation: Of all the shows that aired on the Disney Channel in the last 20 years, it seems the least Disney-fied. Admittedly, had my daughter not been around when …

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Hallucinogenic rabbit poop has never been used so effectively as a plot device – to my knowledge – as it is in a new horror/comedy/coming-of-age madcap survival adventure. Clearly, there is a lot going on in writer-director Ninian Doff’s debut feature film “Get Duked!” – and somehow all its …

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CLEARWATER — It’s no secret that things aren’t back to normal yet — and it may be a while before we even know what “normal” will look like in the post-COVID-19 world. Things once taken for granted, from shopping for groceries to visiting loved ones, are now either off the table or significan…

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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.

ST. PETERSBURG — A new exhibition coming to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, reveals the carefree, joyful leisure scenes of Black life that so often go unseen. A Black man in a red, white, and blue swimsuit drifts on a sunny yellow pool float. He stares off into the calm, azure water…

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For comic book fans, it feels like it’s been an eternity since a superhero film made its way into movie theaters. It hasn’t been that long, of course — but it sure feels like it. The coronavirus pandemic, a real-world global crisis of the variety that usually provides grim inspiration for Ho…

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Before discussing the new Disney+ adaptation of Katherine Applegate’s “The One and Only Ivan,” I think it is only fair that readers know I haven’t actually read the book yet. My mom has, and she told me about important parts in the plot. “The One and Only Ivan” debuted exclusively on Disney+…

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CLEARWATER — Michael Feinstein, one of America’s most honored cabaret artists, will perform Monday, March 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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ST. PETERSBURG — In these unprecedented times, the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival is adapting to meet the challenges that St. Petersburg, and many cities around the globe, are facing. And now, more than ever, organizers recognize the critical need to nurture the arts, celebrate our reco…

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When I was a kid, I entertained thoughts of becoming a magician. The school library offered a few select titles for prospective illusionists, filled with seemingly easy-to-perform tricks involving playing cards, coins and other common household items. Unfortunately, none of the books include…

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For many, the pandemic made sheltering at home mandatory. Transitioning to that domestic lifestyle barricaded within the cinderblock walls of our house came easily to me, since by age 40 I had reconnected with my Cro-Magnon Man heritage and settled into a comfortable existence as an overly c…

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CLEARWATER — Legendary rockers Styx will perform Thursday, Dec. 18, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER — Henry Paul, founding member of The Outlaws, and singer-songwriter Henry Gross will join forces for a special evening of vintage rock ‘n’ roll Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12, 7:30 p.m., in the Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton Cabaret Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMulle…

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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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For reasons I have long since forgotten, my first college research essay examined suicide clusters and the conditions that could serve as a trigger that sparks a spike of emulation suicides. It is widely accepted that certain personalities are predisposed to suicide contagion through exposur…

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CLEARWATER — The Electric Light Orchestra Experience will recreate a bit of ELO magic Saturday, March 13, 2021, 8 p.m., at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER — For three consecutive nights, platinum recording artists Ken Block and Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel 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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When I was in high school, my go-to snack was cheese popcorn. I would buy a huge bag of it at Albertsons — it may have been Skaggs-Albertsons back then — and sit in front of the television watching anime while my fingers became coated with cheese dust. I strive to make healthier snack choice…

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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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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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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.

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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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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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