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April 17, 2003

THE ARTISTIC LANDSCAPE A strongly rooted Mainsail Festival turns 28.

[Painting: Stephen Bach]

Cover Story
Mainsail stays the course

St. Petersburg's waterfront festival has balanced fine arts and popular entertainment for almost three decades.

Film
photoThis plot full of 'Holes'
And that's good. Louis Sachar, author of the children's novel Holes, wrote the movie's screenplay and keeps it by the book.

Ho-hum hip-hop comedy
The plot of Malibu's Most Wanted would make an amusing skit. But even four screenwriters can't make it a consistently funny movie.

A sense of deja vu
Bulletproof Monk takes a tried-and-true plot, adds some thoroughly tested action moves and ends up with a mess.

'Papi' is pure pap
The filmmakers responsible for the moronic comedy Chasing Papi should be the ones who flee.

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 five movies and upcoming releases
Top five movies

Video / DVD
Rewind: The greatest story ever filmed

Christians around the world will celebrate Easter this weekend, with services centered on Christ's death and resurrection. For believers and others alike, the Biblical account of Christ's life offers a narrative marked by great spiritual passion, high human drama and ingenious plotting.

Upcoming releases and current rankings
Tuesday: Bloody Sunday, The Crime of Padre Amaro, Real Women Have Curves, Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Pop
Team Pop Trivia

This week's winner: Greg McFee of Tampa knew that Sting sings backing vocals on Dire Straits' Money For Nothing.

Ticket Window
TICKET WINDOW

Hot Ticket
Their hearts on their sleeves -- and in their songs

Stage
Hot Ticket

Life as she sees it

Down the road
Verdi -- Opera Tampa stages Verdi's Otello April 26-27 at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $24.50-$59.50

Ticket deal
The Asolo Theatre Company is offering a special ticket deal toSuncoast residents: tickets to three plays for $60 (a savings of up to $69).

Dine
First Bite: Pasta perfect

From the crisp, stylish environment to the fresh, flavorful bowls of noodles, B.T. Nguyen has created a comfort zone at the Noodle Lounge.

Food and drink events
Bern's Wine Fest -- April 25-28, SideBern's, 2208 W Morrison Ave., Tampa. Sixth annual wine and food event includes seminars, luncheon, grand tasting, gala wine dinner, with winemakers and winery owners representing 150 wines from around the world; cuisine by executive chef Jeannie Pierola; event prices $65-$250. (813) 250-9463 or www.bernswinefest.com.

I've had enough ...
Wafer-thin turkey.

Art
At the galleries

After you cruise through Mainsail Arts Festival, stop in at two top St. Petersburg galleries nearby, both featuring new exhibitions. Note that neither is open on Sunday.

Get Away
Easter fun to dye for

Grab your baskets and your chicks for a weekend filled with egg hunts and more.

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

Hot Ticket
Celebrating Mother Nature on Earth Day

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