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Ground-breaking comic Dave Chappelle coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall


  1. Review: Sequel to 'Exotic Marigold Hotel' not even second best


    The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a downgrade from the first, doing lots of thing wrong that 2012's sleeper hit did right.

    Christy Meyer as Jasmine and Judi Dench as Evelyn Greenslade in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday March 6


    Florida Strawberry Festival: The festival is a little bit country, little bit R&B today with country legend Loretta Lynn (above) ($20-$25) at 3:30 p.m. and the grownup boy band Boyz II Men ($20-$25) at 7:30 p.m. There's also the shortcake and midway, of course. It opens at 10 a.m., 303 N Lemon St., …

  3. Ground-breaking comic Dave Chappelle coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall


    Dave Chappelle, one of the most innovative and admired comedians in show business, is coming to Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall. • Tickets for the April 13 show go on sale Friday, priced at $62.50, and chances are good they will be snapped up fast. • Chappelle burst onto the spotlight in 2003 with his sketch …

    Comedian Dave Chappelle performs at Radio City Music Hall in 2014.
  4. Review: 'Chappie' a robot tale with too many used parts


    Another M. Night Shyamalan is the last thing we need, and the first thing coming to mind as Neill Blomkamp's career continues with Chappie. It doesn't take a sixth sense to detect a similar flameout in progress.

    Chappie, voiced by Sharlto Copley in a scene from the action-adventure film Chappie.
  5. Friday's letters: Florida doesn't need more gambling


    House rolls out plan for gaming | March 3

    State doesn't need more gambling

    Trent Cole, 32, is a proven pass-rusher, with 85.5 career sacks, the second-highest total in Eagles history behind only Reggie White.

    So it begins: Pass-rusher Trent Cole to visit Bucs today

    The Bucs are getting an early start on free agency, with defensive end Trent Cole, cut by the Eagles this week, coming to Tampa on Thursday to visit team facilities and meet with Bucs officials....


    Scott Walker, Jeb Bush fight for top in new national poll

    Q Poll news release:

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, with 18 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 16 percent, top the list of possible 2016 presidential nominees among Republican or Republican leaning voters nationwide, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today....


    Rays manager Kevin Cash, speaking to his father, Mike.

    For openers, Rays vs. Orioles

    UPDATE, 9:37: Cash said he is excited for his first game as manager and not nervous - yet anyway. He has 12-14 relatives coming, said he felt embarassed to ask for that many tickets. ... There is a locker and No. 84 jersey for Miller, who was to take a physical this morning,