||Forget the pop culture kitsch. Elvis is still the King, the man who blazed a mainstream trail for rock 'n' roll. Story
Lovin' him tenderly
A seven-hour tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll will include 25 local bands performing acoustic rock, rockabilly, Zydeco, industrial gothic and more.
What they said about Elvis
"I'm just a singer. Elvis was the embodiment of the whole American culture." -- Frank Sinatra
Some other Elvis tribute events
Royalty Theatre -- Rich Purnell, Elvis Hawaiian Tribute with Napua Polynesian, 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $15. (727) 441-8868.
Special AP feature:
Elvis: The King lives on
Surf's up; plot's flat
The cinematography in the surfing saga Blue Crush may stir audience desires to hang 10. But the cliched story qualifies as a wipe out.
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.
Top 5 movies
1. Sunshine State -- Maverick filmmaker John Sayles casts his sharp eye on Florida's economic development and the bulldozing of the state's personality. A sparkling ensemble cast includes Angela Bassett, Edie Falco, Timothy Hutton and Mary Steenburgen.
DVD: Hold your money, Ring fans
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (widescreen version)
Video: Snoozing 'In the Bedroom'
In the Bedroom (R)
Rewind: A salute to the King of cinema
Elvis Presley was a better movie actor than his domineering manager, Col. Tom Parker, allowed him to be. Parker never wanted Elvis to muss his profitable heartthrob image, or miss a chance to sing what the manager hoped would be the King's next No. 1 hit.
Meet me at the Whistle Stop
After more than 50 years, this Safety Harbor landmark stills serves the stuff that summer nights are made of.
August Stomp -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, U.S. 27, 3 miles south of Florida Turnpike Exit 285, near Clermont. Grape stomping, handcrafted wines, food, tours of the winery and tastings; $2 admission. Call toll-free 1-800-768-9463 or (352) 394-8627.
What every woman wants
Robert Dubac tries to answer that question in his one-man show, The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?
Busch Gardens will hold auditions for Howl-O-Scream from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa, in the Entertainment Department Rehearsal Hall. No experience necessary. Call (813) 987-5164, ext. 8.
Stage: down the road
Chamber -- The Bay Area Chamber Ensemble -- Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; James Connors, cello; William Wright, piano -- plays Ravel, Shostakovich and Prokofiev Sept. 1 and 8 at the Museum of Fine Arts. $7 and $15.
Art: at the museums
An American Anthem: 300 Years of Painting from the Butler Institute of American Art -- Through Sept. 8, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota.
Art: hot ticket
Getaway: down the road
Events to watch for; details in future editions of Weekend.
Getaway: hot ticket
Reel fun for tackle aficionados
Nightlife: hot ticket
Former King of Comedy out on his own
Pop: hot ticket
We owe it all to Billy Ray
Team pop trivia
This week's winner: Tina Stein of Largo knew that Lenny Kravitz's late mother is Roxie Roker, the television star who played Helen Willis on The Jeffersons.