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Handout photos of Carlos Santana, performing at Amalie Arena on 10/27. Credit: Maryanne BilhamPhoto by Maryanne Bilham

This week's best Tampa concerts: Santana, Kings of Leon, Roger Daltrey and more

LOVE GURU: Santana Few musicians can credibly slot themselves into the shoes of Bob Marley or John Lennon. Carlos Santana is among them. "I am them now," the 70-year-old guitar legend said in a recent phone interview. "They changed their ZIP code. They're still here if you play their music, but they're in another r …


  1. Bluegrass and a traditional Thanksgiving meal on tap at annual Sertoma festival

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    SPRING LAKE — When it comes to traditional fare, picking, fiddling, harmonizing and a whole lot of foot-stomping make for the main course at the annual Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival.

    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will be a highlight at this year’s Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival, which takes place from Nov. 23-25 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, south of Spring Lake.
  2. This week's top Tampa Bay concerts: Randy Newman, Tiesto, Et Cultura, more

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    THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE: Randy Newman

    Randy Newman
  3. Randy Newman will never be a million-seller, and he's fine with that

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    Maybe it's fitting that the Los Angeles Dodgers didn't win the World Series. Maybe it's better that all of Southern California didn't pop Champagne and celebrate as Randy Newman's I Love L.A. blared through the Dodger Stadium speakers.

    Handout photo of Randy Newman, performing at the Capitol Theatre on 11/19/17. Credit: Pamela Springsteen.
  4. In second year, St. Petersburg's Et Cultura festival getting bigger, busier



    Don't be alarmed if you find yourself paralyzed by the jam-packed schedule for St. Petersburg's 2017 Et Cultura festival. Organizers know it's a lot.

    Handout photo of Slowdive, performing at the 2017 Et Cultura festival in St. Petersburg. Credit: Pitch Perfect PR
  5. 'Reputation' review: Taylor Swift should know she's better than this

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    Taylor Swift has a right to sound bitter.

    Taylor Swift’s new album, “Reputation.” (Amazon)
  6. Sammy Hagar talks Clearwater concert, tequila and Van Halen drama

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    The Red Rocker calls on time, and he is all kinds of fired up.

    If you can’t catch Sammy Hagar in concert Tuesday, his 70th birthday concert film will hit movie theaters Dec. 5.
  7. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie talk Fleetwood Mac's 'dysfunctional family' before Clearwater show

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    You dive into the personal dynamics and politics of Fleetwood Mac at your own risk.

    Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, who will play as a duo at Ruth Eckerd Hall on 11/9/17. Credit:  John Russo
  8. Riverhawk festival to serve up a weekend of music at Sertoma ranch

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    SPRING LAKE — The 17th annual Riverhawk Music Festival gets under way Nov. 9 and continues through Nov. 12, offering up a full plate — Americana, alt country, rockabilly, Celtic, newgrass (progressive blue grass) — all in the natural setting of the Sertoma Youth Ranch.

    Texas troubadour Ray Wylie Hubbard will perform at the 17th Riverhawk Music Fest, Nov. 9-12 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, south of Spring Lake.
  9. This week's best Tampa concerts: Fall Out Boy, Last Damn Show, Beats by the Bay, more

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    Handout photo of Fall Out Boy, performing 11/5/17 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Credit: Pamela Littky
  10. New podcast: Best Halloween songs in the '80s Part 2


    We thought we were pretty clever a couple weeks ago when we created our own personal playlist of spooky '80s songs that were perfect for Halloween. We played our 10 songs, felt pretty …