St. Petersburg Times: Weekend

May 24, 2001

Ready, aim, fire!
It’s definitely time to duck -- into a movie theater, that is -- as summer flicks, including Pearl Harbor, starring Cuba Gooding Jr., burst onto the screen.

[Photo: Touchstone Pictures]

Cover story
Plunge into summer's flicks
War, pestilence and beautiful women; apes, Atlantis and a swordfish that looks like John Travolta: Summer movies 2001 not only offer some watery motifs; they're awash in variety.

Pearl Harbor
Gory glory
Too many bombs and bullets and too few moments of historical meaning kill any chance of greatness for Pearl Harbor.

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.

Indie Flix
Movies in limited release:

Upcoming Video / DVD Releases
May 29: Traffic, The House of Mirth, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Tootsie, Shadow of the Vampire.

Cold dreams vie with cold terror

The lighter side of Richard Thompson
Don't let his dark lyrics deceive you; this "late developer" can be light-hearted and playful.

Team Pop Trivia
This week's winner: Amy Farrior of Tampa knew that Gavin Friday, who collaborates with Bono on the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, got his start leading early 1980s Irish punk act the Virgin Prunes.

Pop: Ticket Window
On the horizon

Pop: Hot Ticket
The Pop of punk

Get Away
Gather round, folks
Folk music is center stage this weekend in White Springs, but there's plenty of other family-friendly attractions, too.

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

Ocean predators on parade
The Florida Aquarium opens a new area dedicated to ocean predators Friday.

Self-revelation, through a distant lens
Barbra Beeler's art, though intensely personal in tone, is larger than life in its technique.

Art: Hot Ticket
Animal art

Art: Best bets
Art critic Mary Ann Marger's recommendations for this weekend. Please refer to the Art Calendar for details.

Catch the new wave on the beach
Snapper's brings a fresh, hip new edge to the St. Pete Beach dining scene.

Side dish

Nite Out
Nite Out: Hot Ticket
15 candles for Coconuts

Nite Out: Some upcoming comedy shows
Ruth Eckerd Hall: Ray Romano (June 1). $39.75-$65. (727) 791-7400. USF Special Events Center:Rickey Smiley (June 2). $29.50-$40. 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 287-8844 or (727) 898-2100.

A show dedicated to the 'good guys'
Back by popular demand, Forever Plaid opens Friday at the Show Palace Dinner Theater.

On the horizon
Summer -- Pump Boys and Dinettes opens the Florida Studio Theatre summer season June 5 and runs through June 24. $18-$30.

Stage: Hot Ticket
Fast track to the '40s

A trip down Memory Lane
Memorial Day, a somber remembrance of the men and women who perished in service to our nation, nonetheless is widely regarded as the unofficial start of summer. (Fashionistas, take note: The white shoes can come out now.) We found an astonishing array of ideas for capturing cherished moments.

Time Out
Who says there's nothing to do?
From the depths of the ocean to the farthest reaches of the stars, many attractions feature summer programs that will keep kids off the couch.

Sounds like the '40s
'Radio Days' invites the audience into a 1940s radio studio, with the Florida Orchestra sitting in as the house band.

Real country rolls into town
As the genre slowly returns to basics, three classic country stars will provide a taste of an era before Garth Brooks.

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