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Mainsail Art Festival names first-time Best of Show winner

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Private prison vendors could face new scrutiny in Florida

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  1. Mainsail Art Festival names first-time Best of Show winner

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG — Michel Delgado, a soft-spoken artist who creates powerful mixed-media paintings, won his first Best of Mainsail Award and $10,000 at the 40th annual Mainsail Art Festival. It validates an already successful career and recognition by private collectors around the world.

  2. Travolta thrills Clearwater crowd with donation

    Features

    CLEARWATER — John Travolta was complimenting Saturday's audience at the Capitol Theatre for supporting the arts with their attendance, when the announcement came that $38,000 was raised for the Marcia P. Hoffman School for the Arts.

    Actor John Travolta appears on the red carpet on Saturday evening at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater for a screening of his new movie, The Forger.
  3. Florida Orchestra presents diverse set at latest concert

    Stage

    Three different sorts of musical stories comprised the Florida Orchestra's concert Friday evening in Tampa, one more deeply pleasing than the rest.

    The Florida Orchestra performing in 2013 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. [LARA CERRI  |  Times]
  4. Tell Me About It: Couple's registry embarrasses family

    Relationships

    Q: I'm hoping you can calm my panic: I just got the "save the date" for my brother's wedding, and it has directions to their "wedding website" — which is a "fund our honeymoon" page! My parents are backpacking outside of cell service, but I have to imagine if they had known about this they would have said …

  5. Editorial: Positive news on slowing Medicare costs

    Editorials

    Targeted Medicare cuts by the Obama administration, waste reduction and a shift toward rewarding efficient care have produced positive results. The Medicare cost report released this week shows that per-patient expenses have all but stabilized. Meanwhile, a refreshing bipartisan agreement in Congress has put doctor …

    A refreshing bipartisan Medicare agreement in Congress has put doctor payments on a more sensible trajectory.

    Bucs used St. Attorney's office to background check Winston

    The Bucs exhaustive background check of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston included discussions with Georgia Cappleman, the assistant state's attorney for Leon County, the Times confirmed....

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    Private prison services could face new scrutiny under oversight plan

    Looming in the background in the legislative debate over prison reform is a question that could come into new focus: How productive was the move to privatize prisons and inmate health care and how much farther should it go?...

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    Kevin Cash on Grant Balfour DFA

    Manager Kevin Cash said veteran reliever Grant Balfour took Saturday night’s news that he was being designated for assignment well, but the move was necessary because the Rays needed more success in the bullpen....

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