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Anastasini Brothers flip out for circus crowd

Giuliano and Fabio Anastasini represent the 10th generation of circus performers in their family…. Read more »

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Bring a buddy for Freedom Swim, Charlotte's Fourth of July tradition

OK, here’s my annual pitch for the Freedom Swim down in Charlotte County, which remains the best Fourth of July tradition on the Gulf Coast…. Read more »


Fuzzy's Taco Shop opens on University Parkway

Another restaurant has joined the Southwest Florida Tex-Mex culinary fray: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop opened in a newish strip mall on the north side of University… Read more »

Featured | Saturday | Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix | Sunday 

9 ways to watch the races like a pro

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix is one heck of an excuse to party on the beach with 40,000 race fans…. Read more »

Friday | Music | Saturday | Soundboard | Sunday | This Weekend 

Soundboard Live Music Calendar, July 2-8

THURSDAY 07.02 John Russo the Singing Bartender: 4 p.m. (Il Panificio Gulf Gate) Scottie McFarland: 5 p.m. (Mattison’s Forty-One) PB&J: 6 p.m. (Freckled Fin) Lisa… Read more »

Featured | Movies | This Weekend 

Movie Review: 'Terminator Genisys'

Arnold is back, but not much else…. Read more »

Featured | Movies | This Weekend 

Film review: "The Overnight"

A brief exploration of naughty friendship…. Read more »

Friday | This Weekend 

Black Diamond Burlesque - "Red, Hot & Blue"

For fireworks of a different sort this weekend, join the dames and gents of Black Diamond Burlesque for their “Red, Hot & Blue” revue. Special… Read more »

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Fourth of July Hootenanny

This event will include local, live music throughout the day plus lots of killer craft beer and BBQ. … Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday | Music | Saturday | Soundboard | Sunday | This Weekend 

The Great Outdoors Jam

This three-day festival in Lakeland features national, regional and local jam band standouts… Read more »

Friday | Soundboard | This Weekend 

Vans Warped Tour

Twenty-one years since its inception, Vans Warped Tour continues to evolve from a punk rock festival to one that incorporates acts from myriad genres… Read more »


Dierks Bentley

Following crowd-pleasing opening performance for Miranda Lambert about two years ago, country singer Dierks Bentley returns to Amphitheatre in Tampa this week as headliner…. Read more »

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Uncle John's Band guitarist from Bradenton playing Grateful Dead festivities in Chicago

Bradenton physician Alan Gilman is the lead guitarist in Uncle John’s Band, which is playing during The Grateful Dead festivities this weekend in Chicago. … Read more »

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‘American Idol’ winner Nick Fradiani wants to duet with Taylor Swift

Sarasota-bound singer wants to duet with Taylor Swift. … Read more »

Drinks | Featured | Restaurants | Section | The Bar Tab 

Bar Tab: Walt's Fish Market, Restaurant and Chickee Bar

Tiki drinks, fresh fish and fun at the Chickee Bar…. Read more »

Drinks | Liquid Love | Restaurants 

Liquid Love: Fourth of July Martini

Post-Saturday fireworks, raise a cocktail glass to independence with a Fourth of July Martini at Truman’s Tap and Grill—a Lakewood Ranch neighborhood hotspot. INGREDIENTS: 2… Read more »

Chef Talk | Cooking | Featured | Restaurants 

Chef Talk: Ezequiel “Ezy” Gramajo of the Riverhouse Reef and Grill

To Palmetto via Argentina…. Read more »

Beer Geek 

Beer review: GolfBeer Keegan Bradley's New England Style Lager

Red lager from Lakeland…. Read more »

Arts | Saturday | Section | This Weekend 

Celebrating Independence Day with music

If the mere thought of being outdoors in sweltering heat and humidity on the Fourth of July has you running for the air-conditioning, celebrate indoors… Read more »

Cheap Eats | Featured | Restaurants 

Cheap Eats: Slim's Bar-B-Q & Grill

Killer sweet tea and prodigious plates of ribs in Arcadia…. Read more »

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