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June 28, 2001

photo A.I. Artificial Intelligence combines the visions of two great filmmakers to create a world that is at once fantastic and frustrating.

[Warner Bros. Pictures]

Cover story
Kubrick's vision, Spielberg's heart
Haley Joel Osment is exceptional as Steven Spielberg's latest Lost Boy, caught up in a world created by mastermind Stanley Kubrick.

Get Away
Make some patriotic plans
Fun is all around as weekend events kick off the Independence Day revelry.

Get Away: Hot Ticket
Blue brings clue search to the Bay area

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

Film
Strong performances can't rescue this 'Baby'
Fans of John Singleton's Boyz N the Hood will be disappointed by his directionless new entry from the streets of South Central L.A.

Playing against stereotype
The new teen romance crazy/beautiful turns the tables on ethnic expectations when a young man from the tough side of town tries to rescue the girl who seems to have it all.

Indie Flix
Movie in limited release:

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.

Video
'Unbreakable' doesn't quite make 'Sense'
NEW RELEASES

Upcoming DVD / Video Attractions and rankings
July 3: The Body, Dracula 2000, Snatch, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Wedding Planner.

Pop
Amazed and amused
"I've never been on the road with a hunk before," says Josh Joplin, laughing, from his hotel room on a tour stop in Virginia. Joplin fronts the Josh Joplin Group from Atlanta, opening act for alt-country rock heroes Old 97's, who arrive in St. Petersburg Saturday.

Pop: Ticket Window
TRL (Total Request Live) Tour with Destiny's Child, Nelly, Eve, Dream, 3LW at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Ice Palace. Tickets ($27.50-$49.50) on sale at 10 a.m. Sat. at the box office (813) 223-1000 or at Ticketmaster (813) 287-8844 or (727) 898-2100.

Team Pop Trivia
This week's winner: You Kinks fans represented with a huge response to our Ray Davies question. Edward O'Brien of Redington Beach knew that Davies had a child with Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders.

Art
The media are the message
A former New York gallery owner puts together a juried exhibit featuring works using different materials from artists around the country.

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

Art: Hot Ticket
Venus at the Dali

Dine
The way of the future
Island Way Grill opens up an exciting new world of dining.

Side Dish
NEW IN TOWN

Nite Out
Nite Out: Hot Ticket
All in the family

Stage
Pyrotechnics and Pink Floyd
"This is one concert so advanced it doesn't even need a band!"

Stage: Down the road
Pride -- Sandra Bernhard headlines Tampa Bay Pride Fest July 7 at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $22.50-$55.50.

Stage: Hot Ticket
Music with a heart

Shop
Tropical interiors
Visitors to Florida and we who call the Sunshine State home often are given to tropical themes in our home decor. Try these ideas for creating your own indoor paradise.

Time Out
Fun things to do on the Fourth
Whether you want to celebrate the Fourth with a big bang or you're just looking for some down-home fun, Tampa celebrations follow the American tradition of being as diverse as the melting pot this nation has become.

Aquafest is Tampa's new Fourth fete
Taking over the tradition of Freedom Fest, the Florida Aquarium hosts a two-day event with food, bands and marine-themed activities.

Choral concert fights breast cancer
The Tampa Bay Gay Men's Chorus joins forces with the Womyn's Chorus to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation.

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