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  1. Inside Trans-Siberian Orchestra's first Christmas without leader Paul O'Neill

    Music & Concerts

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A half hour to curtain, Al Pitrelli unwinds on a couch in his spartan dressing quarters, fresh off a loading-dock Marlboro.

  2. Straz Center reviewing Tavis Smiley theatrical tour in wake of sexual misconduct allegations

    Events

    The theatrical tour about the death of Martin Luther King Jr. that broadcaster Tavis Smiley is slated to bring to Tampa in March is still on schedule, according to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, though it is under review.

  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

    Events

    Katy Perry: The Teenage Dream songstress is ready to Roar as she sets off on a tour in support of the album, Witness. Synth-pop duo Purity Ring opens. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $45.75-$195.75. (813) 301-2500.

  4. From Crystal River to Brooksville, branch out to shop on these unexpected main streets

    Events

    You don't have to stare at a greeting card to picture a bustling old main street lined with decorated shops and lampposts. Historic small-town shopping districts are easy to find, and more charming than Walmart.

  5. New locations for Tampa's New Year's Eve fireworks, plus a Mario Lopez appearance

    Events

    New Year's Eve fireworks in downtown Tampa will be a little different this year, as free, public viewing moves from Channelside Bay Plaza to Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park behind Amalie Arena due to ongoing construction.