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The Flaming Lips will perform at Jannus Live in downtown St. Petersburg on Tuesday, April 4.Photo by George Salisbury

Music Planner: Safety Harbor SongFest returns, along with the Wilson Van, Flaming Lips and Lil Uzi Vert

FLAME ON: Flaming Lips Some 35 years in, two things remain clear about the Flaming Lips: (1) They're weirder than ever, to the point where their weirdness has drifted into self-parody; and (2) they could not possibly care less. Set aside the Oklahoma freakniks' first quarter-century, from the leftfield hit She Don' …

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  1. Music Planner: Safety Harbor SongFest returns, along with the Wilson Van, Flaming Lips and Lil Uzi Vert

    Music & Concerts

    FLAME ON: Flaming Lips

    Some 35 years in, two things remain clear about the Flaming Lips: (1) They're weirder than ever, to the point where their weirdness has drifted into self-parody; and (2) they could not possibly care less. Set aside the Oklahoma freakniks' first quarter-century, from the …

    The Flaming Lips will perform at Jannus Live in downtown St. Petersburg on Tuesday, April 4.
  2. Modern English cancels tour after medical emergency

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    Modern English, who have been wowing crowds again after reforming the original lineup and touring hard in recent years, have had to cancel the remaining dates on their spring tour. The news comes as guitarist Gary McDowell was rushed into an LA hospital for emergency surgery on Friday.

  3. Photo gallery: Happy 75th birthday to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin

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    The Queen of Soul was born 75 years ago today. The fourth of five children, Aretha Louise Franklin was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tenn.

    Aretha Franklin poses on the red carpet before the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on December 6, 2015, in Washington. [Molly Riley | AFP | Getty Images]
  4. Scorpions, Megadeth announce 2017 North American dates

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    Remember WAY back in 2011 when Scorpions (never “The Scorpions”) announced they were calling it quits? Yeah, well, that never really did end up happening. Those crazy Germans have spend the last six years rocking the world (like a hurricane?) and

  5. In rare interview, Bob Dylan holds forth on Frank Sinatra, Joan Baez, Minnesota and his hair

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    An old rock-and-roll legend has it that Bob Dylan and George Harrison were supposed to record with Elvis Presley, but The King was a no-show. As Dylan tells it, though, Presley "did show up, it was us that didn't."

    Bob Dylan performs at  the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival on July 22, 2012, in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France. [Fred Tanneau | AFP | Getty Images]
  6. Looking Back: Tony Orlando kissed and kissed and kissed the girls (February 22, 1978)

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    This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on February 22, 1978. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer Jackie Greene.

  7. Music Planner: St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Don't Stop St. Pete, Charlie Wilson

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    SOUL REBELS: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

    Courtesy of Kwaku Alston
  8. Happy Birthday, maestro Anton Coppola. A look back at 100 years.

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    We're going to need a bigger cake. An operatically-sized cake, you could say.

    Maestro Anton Coppola will celebrate his 100th birthday by conducting a concert of his own compositions at the Straz on Saturday.
  9. Play the Game: Brian May announces Queen Monopoly

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    We haven’t played Monopoly in years, but that might have to change soon. Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed there’s a new Queen Monopoly game in the works. The board game should be available in May.