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April 10, 2003

photo American Stage’s Romeo and Juliet heats up Shakespeare in the Park.

[Times photo: Cherie Diez]

Cover Story
R+J: the remix

This year's Shakespeare in the Park is a musicless Romeo and Juliet that mixes tradition and 2003 attitude. Director Andy Goldberg wants to lure back teens who loved last year's hip-hop Bomb-itty of Errors.

Film
photoEnough to make you lose your temper
Want to see Jack Nicholson goad Adam Sandler into blowing up? Want to see it happen again? And again and again? That, unfortunately, is the entire plot of Anger Management.

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. Only films rated G, PG or PG-13 are included in this weekly listing, along with occasional R-rated films that may have entertainment or educational value for older children with parental guidance. Compiled by St. Petersburg Times film critic Steve Persall.

Indie flicks: Culture clash with kick
Bend It Like Beckham (PG-13) (110 min.) -- Gurinder Chadha's film is another culture-clash comedy in the vein of Billy Elliot and, of course, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Bend It Like Beckham is closer to the former in sporting spirit and occasionally indecipherable humor, and the latter in its feminine appeal.

Also in theaters: 'Titanic' gets a sequel
The joke in Hollywood when Titanic rolled up 11 Academy Awards and nearly $2-billion worldwide was that director James Cameron wouldn't be able to make a sequel.

Top five movies and upcoming releases
Top five movies

Video / DVD
New Releases: Harry hasn't lost the magic touch

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PG)

Upcoming releases and current rankings
April 15: Drumline, Evelyn, Rabbit-proof Fence, Spirited Away, The Transporter

Rewind: Redneck roundup
If you look past the stereotypes, there won't be anything left. But if you like redneck humor, these films are sure to suit you.

Pop
Team Pop Trivia

This week's winner: Rocky Skyler of St. Petersburg knew that former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp formed the Rentals, which once featured keyboard player Maya Rudolph, now a Saturday Night Live cast member.

Ticket Window
Nickel Creek, 8 p.m. May 13, Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg. Tickets ($17) on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster (813) 287-8844 or (727) 898-2100.

Hot Ticket
Towering soul

Stage
Filling big shoes

Jack Klugman honors friend and actor Henry Fonda by taking on the lead role in On Golden Pond.

Down the road
Cello -- Dvorak's Cello Concerto, with soloist Scott Kluksdahl, is played by the Tampa Bay Symphony April 25-28. $10.

Hot Ticket
The Piano Man of the people

Dine
Portions from the Portuguese

Gulfport's Adega Cafe & Wine Bar's hearty, down-to-earth flavors introduce local palates to a casual, sustaining cuisine.

Food and drink events
Chef Roy at Roy's -- 5:30-10 p.m. today, Roy's, 4342 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. Special guest and founding chef/owner Roy Yamaguchi pairs his creations with Joel-Noel Fourneaux, owner of Chateau Potelle Winery varieties. $80. (813) 873-7697 to RSVP.

Art
At the museums

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg -- Through June 15, "Icons/Santos: Images of Devotion" and "The Power and Passion of Dance: The Carol Halsted Dance Photography Collection."

Get Away
Hot Ticket

On this day, everyone's Italian

Down the road
Events to watch for; details in future editions of Weekend.

Nite Out
Hot Ticket

Carrot Top pops by in person

Comics coming soon
Ellen Degeneres -- April 21, Ruth Eckerd Hall. Sold out.

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