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Can you eat a jack-o'-lantern? And other thoughts on cooking with whole pumpkins

Can you eat a jack-o'-lantern? And other thoughts on cooking with whole pumpkins

The pumpkin is sweating, and so am I.I've got my knife an inch into the watermelon-sized orb, which is staring at me all like, "I'm too cute to be dinner!"It is adorable, deep orange and perfectly ridged, sitting just slightly lopsided with a stem ju...
Published: 10/18/17
Percussionist rocks out with a blazing triangle solo during Florida Orchestra performance

Percussionist rocks out with a blazing triangle solo during Florida Orchestra performance

Oh, the poor triangle. It's the orchestra equivalent of a rock band's tamborine, and such easy fodder for jokes. But the triangle can rock, apparently, as a member of the Florida Orchestra demonstrated in a recent Coffee Concert performance at t...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Andy Serkis' directing debut 'Breathe' is not so inspiring

Andy Serkis' directing debut 'Breathe' is not so inspiring

After such a revolutionary acting career, Andy Serkis should be expected to make an equally inventive directing debut. Breathe is anything but that.Serkis wrote a new chapter on acting with milestone motion-capture performances in the Lord of the Rin...
Published: 10/17/17
The #BrooklynCow delighted Twitter for one glorious afternoon

The #BrooklynCow delighted Twitter for one glorious afternoon

In the long tradition of social media delighting in news reports of a non-native animal running loose in an urban setting, Twitter, for a few blissful hours this afternoon, turned its collective attention to #BrooklynCow, a bull that escape...
Published: 10/17/17
As Faith Hill and Tim McGraw come to Tampa, here's why their love fascinates and endures

As Faith Hill and Tim McGraw come to Tampa, here's why their love fascinates and endures

I couldn't tell you if any of this made it to air, though, because I didn't see it on TV. I was standing a few feet away, watching Hill and McGraw cuddle live.As Nashville's pre-eminent power couple, Hill and McGraw, both 50, have seen their love scr...
Published: 10/17/17
We asked Neil deGrasse Tyson to rate 'space things' like 'Star Wars' vs. 'Star Trek'

We asked Neil deGrasse Tyson to rate 'space things' like 'Star Wars' vs. 'Star Trek'

Neil deGrasse Tyson is making a habit out of visiting Tampa.Last fall he was here talking film in An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies. On Thursday, he'll be at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts to perform An Astrophysicist Reads the Newspaper...
Published: 10/17/17
Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins: Yacht rock paradise at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins: Yacht rock paradise at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Frosty wine coolers and a misty sunset sea breeze. White linen pants and a tilted captain's hat. Coconut milk and an awful lot of rum. Memories of the smooth, soft-rock '70s are thick with tantalizing pairings, some best left in the faded, crackling ...
Published: 10/17/17
Come on down, former 'Price Is Right' announcer Rich Fields; you're the new afternoon DJ on Q105

Come on down, former 'Price Is Right' announcer Rich Fields; you're the new afternoon DJ on Q105

There's a new afternoon drive host on classic hits radio station WRBQ-FM, better known as "Q105." Rich Fields, who once served as the announcer for daytime game show The Price Is Right alongside Bob Barker and Drew Carey, is the new personality weekd...
Published: 10/17/17
Conor Oberst, Johnnyswim concerts moved out of State Theatre over construction issues

Conor Oberst, Johnnyswim concerts moved out of State Theatre over construction issues

Two more concerts -- including one this weekend -- have been moved out of the State Theatre in St. Petersburg as the venue continues to experience scaled-down crowd capacity following recent construction. Saturday's concert by Bright Eyes' Conor Ober...
Published: 10/17/17
From the food editor: Five things I'm enjoying in the food world right now

From the food editor: Five things I'm enjoying in the food world right now

Sometimes your notebook is scribbled with little thoughts here and there, things you come across in the food world and want to share but aren't sure how or when. Well, folks, I need to get some of this off my chest. Here is a somewhat random collecti...
Published: 10/17/17