Whenever I hear any variation of the admonishment “This is America — speak English,” I feel a rush of emotions: disgust, horror, shame, pity … but most of all, anger. I am angry that in this so-called civilized society in which we abide, we have not only failed to eliminate both institutiona…

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Whenever I hear any variation of the admonishment “This is America — speak English,” I feel a rush of emotions: disgust, horror, shame, pity … but most of all, anger. I am angry that in this so-called civilized society in which we abide, we have not only failed to eliminate both institutiona…

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A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting on streaming platforms:

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CLEARWATER — JD Simo and GA-20 will perform Friday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m., in the Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

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ST. PETERSBURG — Tritonal will perform Saturday, July 3, at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

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DUNEDIN — Nearly everyone remembers sleeping under a quilt made by their mother or grandmother, and many of those quilts were made from time-honored traditional quilt designs. Today’s quiltmakers take those designs as departure points for works that are often inspired by nature, personal or …

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CLEARWATER — Comedian, actor and writer Patton Oswalt will bring his new tour to the Tampa Bay area for one performance Thursday, Dec. 30, 8 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER — Paul Thorn will perform Saturday, March 26, 8 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER — On tour in support of his latest album release, multiplatinum songwriter and producer Mat Kearney will perform Wednesday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER — Newfoundland singer-songwriter Alan Doyle will perform Thursday, March 10, 8 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER — Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their mega-hit album “Hi-Infidelity,” American rock band REO Speedwagon will return to the Tampa Bay area for one performance Wednesday, July 21, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

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ST. PETERSBURG — Damon Fowler and his band will perform Friday, July 2, 8 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

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From what I remember, my father was a rational, no-nonsense man who rejected unbelievable claims and questioned unsubstantiated speculation. He could spot a sham a mile away and he had no problem walking away from a charlatan. To some degree, his profound skepticism made it difficult for him…

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A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting on streaming platforms:

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CLEARWATER — Stand-up comedian Tom Papa will bring his act to the Tampa Bay area Saturday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m., at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER — On tour in support of their latest album release, the Psychedelic Furs will take the stage Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m., at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER — Multiple Grammy Award-winners Los Lobos and Taj Mahal will perform Thursday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m., at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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CLEARWATER — Touring in support of his new album, Travis Tritt will perform Sunday, June 13, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

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Villains are always more interesting if the audience can find elements of their character with which they can identify. If you are overcome with emotion every time you hear Roy Batty’s “Tears in the Rain” speech in “Blade Runner,” you understand this phenomenon. Rutger Hauer’s character may …

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters continue to operate with enhanced health and safety measures, following CDC recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines. Some films are tentatively scheduled for big-screen releases while others will be available…

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CLEARWATER — Classic Albums Live will perform Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” on Friday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m., at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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ST. PETE BEACH — American Craft Endeavors, producer of some of the region’s finest juried art shows and craft festivals, will help usher in summer by bringing skilled crafters from around the country to Pinellas for a two-day free event.

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CLEARWATER — Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will bring its “Grand Reopening Tour” to the Tampa Bay area Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

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TAMPA — Ben Folds will bring his “In Actual Person Live for Real Tour” to the Tampa Bay area for a performance Thursday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m., in the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters continue to operate with enhanced health and safety measures, following CDC recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines. Some films are tentatively scheduled for big-screen releases while others will be available…

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CLEARWATER — “A Bronx Tale,” an original one-man show written for the stage and performed by actor Chazz Palminteri, will be presented Sunday, March 20, 2022, 7:30 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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On any given Saturday afternoon in the 1970s, I might be found engaging in a world-building exercise with other neighborhood kids that often involved combining action figures from various franchises in one weird, shared universe. It isn’t difficult to imagine how this phenomenon developed: N…

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Most years, moviegoers would be scrambling to theaters this summer for Hollywood’s latest blockbusters. Lines would form at the box office, popcorn would be spilled on the trek from the concession stand to the stadium-style seats, and audiences would cheer as the hero saves the day.

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SAFETY HARBOR — Guitar slinger and Serbian-born blues singer Ana Popovic will perform Saturday, May 29, at 5 and 8 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Art & Music Center, 706 Second St. N., Safety Harbor.

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ST. PETERSBURG — Michael Francis, music director of the Florida Orchestra, will lead a special pay-what-you-can Inside the Music concert on Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto to celebrate the “never give up” spirit of the Tampa Bay community and the finale of this extraordinary season. The concert…

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CLEARWATER — Crowder will bring “The Milk and Honey Tour” to the Tampa Bay area with a performance Sunday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

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There is a pervasive meme on social media — most often shared by Gen Xers — which reads, “When I was a kid, I thought that quicksand was going to be a much bigger problem than it is.” The text overlays production stills from various television programs and movies showing hapless heroes subme…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters continue to operate with enhanced health and safety measures, following CDC recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines. Some films are tentatively scheduled for big-screen releases while others will be available…

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ST. PETERSBURG — After a successful drive-in concert series, freeFall continues its commitment to unique and original new programming with “The Rose and The Beast,” playing June 25 through Aug. 8, at the theater, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

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