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Whenever a long-running media franchise spawns a new incarnation, it’s bound cause dissention amongst the ranks. Fans can be fanatical at times, and when a new creative team comes along and gives their beloved characters a makeover, it’s not unusual to hear disparagement and denunciation. So…

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CLEARWATER — “Whose Live Anyway,” a new improv tour inspired by and starring cast members of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” will be presented Thursday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER — Ruth Eckerd Hall’s 2020-21 Broadway Series will include multiple Tony Award-winners “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical” and “Jersey Boys” along with a full lineup of other favorites.

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ST. PETERSBURG – As the world continues to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic, preparations are underway at American Stage for the theater’s virtual return.

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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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One of the most common questions I see posed by novice writers when seeking guidance from an established author in the field is about the creative process: Do you outline your story before you start writing? The quick, simple answer is yes, of course. In reality, though, it’s more complicated.

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TAMPA — Aligned with the state’s phased approach and all public health directives, the Florida Aquarium recently announced that it will reopen to the public Friday, May 15.

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CLEARWATER — Multiple Grammy Award-winner Keb’ Mo’ will perform Sunday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER – The Grammy Award winning band the SteelDrivers will play Friday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m., at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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.

CLEARWATER — Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and Grammy Lifetime Achievement winners the Temptations and the Four Tops will perform Saturday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

Call me a glutton for punishment, but during these troubled times — with a pandemic creating social, political and economic chaos and the threat of infection hidden in every cough, on every doorknob and even in the adjoining office cubicle of your asymptomatic coworker — I can’t help but fin…

CLEARWATER — Susan Crockett, Ruth Eckerd Hall president and CEO, recently announced that Ruth Eckerd Hall will participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5 as a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

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.

If you’re a housebound traveler looking for somewhere new to explore from the comfort of your sofa, you are in luck.

Here in the middle of a pandemic, it’s easy to latch on to certain elements of a film or television show and draw parallels between art and reality. Don’t get me wrong: “The Willoughbys” has absolutely nothing to do with infectious disease, severe acute respiratory syndrome, or the severe gl…

National Theatre at Home is making a different production available to view online via the theatre’s YouTube channel each week while their venues are closed, and members of the freeFall artistic staff are taking advantage of the program to host weekly discussion groups online.

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.

When I was a kid, every Friday evening my parents would visit Haslam’s Book Store — that venerable old business on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg — and I would wander off down the seemingly endless aisles and gaze up in wonder at the towers of dusty tomes stacked to the ceiling. I was cert…

ST. PETERSBURG — In accordance with health and government guidelines, the Florida Orchestra announced April 20 that it will cancel the rest of its concerts through the end of the season in May to fight the spread of the coronavirus in Tampa Bay.

ST. PETERSBURG – As a special thank you to the Tampa Bay community for its continued support, Florida Orchestra musicians have come together for a virtual performance video that shares the unleashed joy of the finale to Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

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

Timing is everything. When Neasa Hardiman — who wrote the screenplay and directed the science fiction thriller film “Sea Fever” — started working on this project, she had no idea it would be officially unleashed upon a world struggling with the challenges of a pandemic.

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

GULFPORT — It’s only been a few months since legendary folk singer-songwriter John Prine appeared on the stage at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall delighting his devoted fans with an engaging setlist of songs — some sad, all honest — and endearing observations.

Sometimes, setting peculiar stories against an aesthetically pleasing backdrop helps to establish a stylized narrative. In “Tales from the Loop,” the environment plays a critical role with its bucolic scenery and idyllic small-town charm punctuated by odd bits of high-tech debris scattered a…

In recognition of Earth Month, Disney+ will release the Disneynature film “Elephant,” narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, April 3 alongside previously announced “Dolphin Reef,” with narration by Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman.

CLEARWATER — Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Anderson will perform Friday, July 3, 8 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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