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CLEARWATER — Piff the Magic Dragon brings his one-of-a-kind comedy magic show to Pinellas for one performance Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER — Touring in support of his highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Travis Tritt will perform a solo acoustic show Saturday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

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Whenever I look back on my childhood memories of Christmastime in Pinellas County, my thoughts drift through hazy recollections of standing in line to see Santa Claus at Tyrone Mall and peering out the car window as my parents drove around Coffee Pot Bayou and the waterfront in downtown St. …

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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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ST. PETERSBURG — The Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci and Dave Weckl will perform Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.

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Everyone has been wondering for years what would finally supplant zombies as the predominant motif in modern horror, and I am starting to wonder if we’re seeing evidence of it now in cinema. This year has seen an uptick in geriatric horror – films in which aging and end-of-life events play a…

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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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DADE CITY — Four-time Grammy Award-winning duo For King & Country are hitting the road for “A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour,” celebrating the recording artists’ first Christmas album, “A Drummer Boy Christmas.”

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CLEARWATER — Susan Crockett, Ruth Eckerd Hall president and CEO, and the Ruth Eckerd Hall board of directors recently announced “Something Special,” a virtual benefit to support the Ruth Eckerd Hall Recovery Fund, streaming live online Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.

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Horror films traditionally haven’t fared that well at the Academy Awards. There are a handful of exceptions, including a best picture nomination for “The Exorcist,” considered by many to be the best horror film ever made. In fact, the 1973 film directed by William Friedkin picked up a total …

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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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ST. PETERSBURG — Florida CraftArt will present the 23rd annual CraftArt Festival Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Florida CraftArt gallery, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

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Before we can discuss the new American post-apocalyptic adventure film “Love and Monsters,” it is only fitting that we pay our respects to Dick Bennick Sr., better known to Tampa Bay area residents as Dr. Paul Bearer. Bennick, in his more recognizable persona, served as host of the WTOG horr…

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Two rules to live by: 1: Never start a land war in Asia. 2: Never remake a Hitchcock movie.

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During the Golden Age of Hollywood, film studios developed a logical formula for presenting double features. Generally, a well-publicized, big budget production with big-name celebs took the top position while an inferior film served as the second helping. It was Hollywood’s equivalent of pa…

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TAMPA — LAB Theater Project will once again bring live theater to the Tampa stage by presenting the world premiere of Jerry Slaff’s award-winning play “Lies,” running Nov. 5-22, at 812 E. Henderson Ave., in Ybor City, with in-house and live streaming options.

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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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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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TAMPA — The Straz Center for the Performing Arts is among a select group of venues taking part in “Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway,” a virtual concert series, which will be transmitted live in HD with professional sound mixing.

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Does anyone knowingly go into an Adam Sandler movie with high expectations? If that sounds unfair, nine films made by Happy Madison Productions, Sandler’s production company, have received scores below 10% at Rotten Tomatoes — including three films that earned a score of 0%. Of course, he is…

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Stephen King was well established as the king of horror by the mid-1980s. He had published a string of novels in the 1970s that included “Carrie,” “’Salem’s Lot,” “The Shining,” “The Stand,” and “The Dead Zone” as well as “Night Shift,” a collection of short stories. Over a 13-year span, his…

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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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The pandemic may limit this year’s activities, but event organizers are finding ways to conjure up a few good scares while adhering to CDC safety guidelines on social distancing.

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TAMPA — Platinum-selling group Sister Hazel will be bringing their energetic show featuring new music and chart-topping hits to their first ever drive-in concert Thursday, Oct. 22, in the parking lot at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.

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As the old advertising disclaimer suggests, whenever someone plucks something written for the stage and attempts to adapt it for the screen — be it the big screen or television screen — results may vary. There are plenty of pros and cons to consider. Cinematic adaptations potentially allow c…

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The number of hours I spent wandering hospital corridors as a child is incalculable; probably far more than most kids my age, and probably far fewer than my distorted memory suggests. Between the emergency room admitting area and the 24-hour cafeteria with snack-filled vending machines and a…

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CLEARWATER — Multiple Grammy Award winner Chick Corea will perform Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 & 24, 8 p.m., in the Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton Cabaret Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

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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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ST. PETERSBURG — The Florida Orchestra will kick off its 53rd season with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, conducted by Music Director Michael Francis, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at The Duke Energy Center for the Arts-Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic character Sherlock Holmes has enjoyed a remarkable resurgence in popularity in the 21st century. Not that tales of the fictional private detective haven’t been admired and enjoyed by legions of devotees ever since the first series of Conan Doyle’s short storie…

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