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May 2, 2002

Cover Story
Bands by the bay: Bay Fest38 Special, Hank Williams Jr., RadioDaze, The Knack, Wellville, Journey, Damon Fowler Group, Sugar Ray, Simple Plan, Hootie & the Blowfish, Olive Carpet, Lonestar, Greenwheel, Nickelback, Swingerhead, Prymary, Colorz, Bertie Higgins, Mpress, The On Que Players, LMNT, Big Sky, M'Lisa, Battle of the Alternative Bands, O-Town, Prince Hakim, Ja Rule, Battle of the Girl Bands, Mindy McCready, Battle of the Bar Bands . . . and more
An outlaw's route to mainstream
Rap artist Ja Rule, who headlines Bay Fest in Vinoy Park this weekend, has gone from "threat to society" to pop success.

Film
photoHooray for 'Hollywood Ending'
Funny thing about Woody Allen's latest film: It delivers the laughs his most recent work has lacked.

Step outside
Fists fly, chains swing and switchblades flash in Deuces Wild, a look at New York gangs in the 1950s that mixes nostalgia and violence to get melodrama.

Family movie guide
The Family Movie Guide should be used along with the Motion Picture Association of America rating system for selecting movies suitable for children.

Stage
Stage: hot ticket
Conductor's farewell appearances

Stage: down the road
Singer -- Jennifer Holliday gives a concert May 10 at Mahaffey Theater. $35-$50.

Art
Art: upcoming events
On Miniature Wings: Model Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum -- Through July 7, Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg.

Artwork from an old folkie
The work of John Stewart, who played with the Kingston Trio in the '60s, will be auctioned Friday at American Stage Theater, and the artist himself will perform.

Get Away
Getaway: down the road
Events to watch for; details in future editions of Weekend.

Getaway: hot ticket
Yahoo! It's Woody and the gang

Video/DVD
Video: Not quite a knockout
Ali

Spider-Man cartoon disk is marvelous
DVD: New and noteworthy for digital players

Dine
photoThe newest Mexican generation
At a genuine taqueria, the menu lists at least a half-dozen taco fillings plus intriguing drinks. And a wedge of lime comes with almost everything.

A tour of taquerias and more
Here are some of the newest Mexican taquerias and panaderias we've found in the bay area. Tacos run $1 to $1.75; soups, platters and specials from $5 to $10.

Food events
BUD PARTY SAFARI: Busch Gardens hosts the party featuring fresh-brewed beers and tastes of Bud Gator Chili and Michelob Seafood Quiche every weekend in May.

Night Life
Nite out: hot ticket
David Alan Grier at the Improv

Pop
Team pop trivia
This week's winner: Bill and Janice Taylor of St. Petersburg knew that Manfred Mann's Earth Band scored a hit in 1977 with the Bruce Springsteen-penned Blinded by the Light.

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