July 28, 2000
[Times photo: Fraser Hale]
Aspiring performers get straight talk from stars along with top-notch instruction at Tampa's Broadway Theatre Project Story
.Signs produce fresh problems
A family's advertisement for a roadside stand violates city code. They fear their dreams for success may go down with the signs.
Entertainment News, Reviews from the Times
TAMPABAY.COM: July 28, 2000
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
With flashing strobe lights, pulsating beats and attitude to spare, the formerly uncool sport is popular once again. Story
Where to go to extremes
Whether they call it Galactic, Cosmic or X-treme, lots of Tampa Bay bowling centers are jazzing up their images with music and lights. Most happen late at night; some cater to kids with afternoon hours. Here are the centers we know about, and the hours and prices of the special events.
Return of the Klumps
Eddie Murphy brings back the whole funny family in Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. They're rude and crude but lovable, too.
Leadership transition smooth for Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
This year's Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will have new leadership, but the same emphasis on quality films about homosexual lives.
Persall's top 5
Recent releases recommended by Times film critic Steve Persall
10 Pressing Questions: Robin Trower
British blues guitarist and ex-Procol Harum member Robin Trower, 55, takes time out from touring in support of Go My Way, his new album, to answer 10 Pressing Questions.
Rap, poetic pop, 'eviltainment' on concert menu
UP IN SMOKE TOUR featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Warren G., Kurupt, Xzibit& The Eastsidaz -- 7 p.m. Wednesday, Ice Palace, Tampa. Tickets are $49 and $36.
MUDDY WATERS, ROLLIN' STONE: THE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (MCA) -- McKinley Morganfield so loved the music of his local Mississippi blues heroes Robert Johnson and Son House it inspired him to pick up a guitar, rechristen himself Muddy Waters and make some noise of his own.
Festival lets you savor fruits' juicy appeal
Learn all you need to know about tropical fruits and citrus common to our area at the Tropical Fruit Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg.
Discover Florida's artists
SARASOTA BIENNIAL 2000 -- A show of important artists throughout Florida, opening today at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, promises to be one of the summer's most significant exhibits on the state's West Coast.
St. Petersburg hosts and boasts some of the best talents
Another recital, another sellout. It's getting to be old hat for pianist Brian Ganz at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.
Savoring true Mexican flavors
Estela's serves real homemade Mexican cuisine with earthy, deep sauces. The only thing it can't provide is a quiet place for a siesta after dinner.