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Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, from the Lifetime show Bring It, will perform Sunday at the Straz Center.Courtesy of Straz Center

The best things on stage this week: Miss D and her dancers, 'Into the Woods'

  BRINGING IT: MISS D AND THE DANCING DOLLS   On the dance floor, this reality star carries a mystique born of excellence and swagger. Her eye-popping cuts on Lifetime's Bring It, as hard-edged as Michael Jackson's, coupled with an air of utter self-assurance, have made even her full name unnecessary. Some of her b …

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  1. Florida Orchestra and Tampa Bay Master Chorale scrap search for a joint conductor

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    TAMPA — After a yearlong effort, the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and the Florida Orchestra have abandoned their search for a conductor capable of leading both groups.

    Doreen Rao conducts a concert with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra in December 2010. Photo by Enid Bloch.
  2. The best things on stage this week: Miss D and her dancers, 'Into the Woods'

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    On the dance floor, this reality star carries a mystique born of excellence and swagger. Her eye-popping cuts on Lifetime's Bring It, as hard-edged as Michael Jackson's, coupled with an air of utter self-assurance, have made even her full name unnecessary. Some of her biggest fans …

    Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, from the Lifetime show Bring It, will perform Sunday at the Straz Center.
  3. Equality Florida leader honored at Tampa U2 concert

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    TAMPA — Equality Florida director Nadine Smith couldn't attend last week's U2 concert in Tampa, but she can tell you which of her friends had great seats for the June 14 show at Raymond James Stadium.

    Nadine Smith, Equality Florida founder and CEO, received a unique distinction last week when U2 included her in a montage of photos saluting activism and women leaders.
  4. The best shows on stage this weekend: Leslie Odom Jr., 'Beauty and the Beast'

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    MITCHELL BROADWATER

    At age 18 and standing 6 feet 6, actor Mitchell Broadwater hopes he hasn't outgrown a lot of leading roles.

    Mitchell Broadwater and Katie Davis play title roles in Patel Conservatory’s Beauty and the Beast.
  5. Leslie Odom Jr.: 'Hamilton' was 'the ride of my life,' but today is better

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    TAMPA — For a few moments at the Tony Awards, Leslie Odom Jr. nearly made the world forget that a year had passed. The co-star of Hamilton, who had won for best actor in a musical in June 2016, was back in a duet with fellow winner Cynthia Erivo, belting out New York, New York.

    Leslie Odom Jr. performs at the 2016 US Open.  (Getty Images)
  6. Get ready for Father's Day with some A-plus Dad Jokes

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    Cue the loving groans.

    Our star this week is Tig Notaro, the comedian known for her "bone-dry, low-key observations," as Christopher Spata writes. She performs at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts on Friday. In a different Straz theater on the same night, Jim Jefferies cracks his brand of …

    Jim Gaffigan and his family attend the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them world premiere at Lincoln Center in New York last year. [Getty Images]
  7. Tampa Repertory's new season full of classic American tales

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    SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW: TAMPA REP

    C. David Frankel is the producing artistic director at Tampa Repertory Theatre, as well as an assistant director for the University of South Florida’s theater program.
  8. Jim Jefferies plays Tampa the same night as Tig Notaro, but the similarities stop there

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    It's a rare night for standup comedy at the Straz Center this Friday, with two, big-name comics taking different stages there at the same time.

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  9. Where can Tig Notaro's comedy go now? Tampa will find out on Friday

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    There's a moment in Tig Notaro's now-legendary 2012 standup set at the Largo in Los Angeles where she considers the perfect absurdity of making an online dating profile.

    Tig Notaro, star and creator of Amazon’s One Mississippi, brings her bone-dry humor to the David A. Straz Jr. Center on Friday.
  10. Review: Tampa Repertory ends its season with well-produced story, 'The Other Place'

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    TAMPA — It's an anxiety most of us dread, if we allow ourselves to think of it at all. What happens when the brain that looks out for the body — and itself — starts to deteriorate?

    Lynne Locher (left) plays researcher Juliana Smithton in Tampa Repertory Theatre's production of The Other Place, by Sharr White. Other cast members include Jon VanMiddlesworth and Lisa VillaMil. Photo by Randy Rosenthal.