TAMPABAY.COM: April 28, 2000
Entertainment News, Reviews from the Times
Summer's scorch may loom but, this weekend at least, plant fairs lavish us with cool green. It's a refreshing repast for fans and families. Story
Southern flavor goes down just fine
Natalie Portman never makes a false move as a pregnant teenager blooming into maturity in Where the Heart Is.
Dumb as a rock
The Flintstones prequel, Viva Rock Vegas, has better casting than its lame story deserves, but even that can't save it.
Film hits the right 'Frequency'
Logic takes a back seat to the director's sleight-of-hand, but we don't mind when we're being so thoroughly entertained.
Remembering 'Queen of Blues'
One thing is for certain, people in this area will never forget Diamond Teeth Mary.
Expect a good time, but don't forget to clap
Comedic "acoustic singer/songwriter' Vance Gilbert doesn't really care how he's labeled.
||Rocking the great outdoors
Deep in the heart of Zephyrhills, where the crickets chirp and the grass grows wild, kick off your shoes Saturday in the cow pastures of Festival Park.
Country chart climber adds new blood to Heart of Largo
The Heart of Largo festival this year nabbed an up-and-coming Nashville name for its concert in the park: Andy Griggs.
Theater in review
Capsule review from area theaters . . .
Brahms brings together USF grad, Canandian quartet
How does a musician in Florida get ready to play a monumental work with four other musicians who are in British Columbia? "You have to hear the other parts in your head when you're practicing," said Tampa pianist Franz Mantini. "You just have to be dead solid on knowing the music when the quartet gets here."
Raymond James puts money where the art is
An exemplary corporate supporter of bay area artists and exhibits for years, the financial company is putting on a wildlife art exhibition this weekend.
Rosenquist pops into the Dali
Notes from the art beat . . .
On the edge
Adrian Villegas, who likes trying to push the humor envelope, brings his one-man comedy to town this weekend.
Open dialogue for Cuban-Americans
Representatives of Tampa's two Cuban communities finally will come together to discuss racial segregation, conflict and integration.
Skating champions glide into Ice Palace
Canada's Elvis Stojko and a cast of winners will bring their artistic and athletic talents to Tampa on Sunday.
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Just browsing . . .
Color the sky wild for Balloon Classic
Tony the Tiger, the "Whopper," Sunny Boy, Mr. Winter, Ms. Autumn and Miss Daisy are among a kaleidoscope of color created by more than 55 hot air balloons this weekend in the Brandon Balloon Classic.
Classy crooning, timeless tunin'
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