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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. This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: 98 Degrees, David Crosby, Petula Clark

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    PACKAGE DELIVERY: 98 Degrees

    Oh, the weather outside is far from frightful — that's one of the perks of December in Florida, you know. But inside the Mahaffey Theater on Friday, it'll be 98 Degrees and steamy. The Brothers Lachey will unwrap This Gift and other holiday hits in a …

  2. Bradenton-raised R.Lum.R talks about hitting it big in indie-alternative R&B, playing Jimmy Kimmel

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    R.Lum.R swears he didn't put Jimmy Kimmel up to it.

    Reggie Williams, a.k.a. R.Lum.R., is performing at Crowbar in Tampa on Dec. 8. Photo by Nolan Knight
  3. SouthShore Symphony invites guests to a musical 'Sleigh Ride'

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    SUN CITY CENTER — Even in the Sunshine State, a performance of Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride inspires snow-covered, wintry visions.

    SouthShore Symphony Orchestra musical director and principal conductor June Hammond takes a bow at the group’s 2016 holiday performance. The orchestra stages its, “Christmas Presents” concert Sunday in Sun City Center.
  4. Review: U2's 'Songs of Experience' a low point for a band capable of so much more

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    Songs of Innocence never got a fair shake.

    U2 performed at Raymond James Stadium as part of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. Catch our review this morning. [CHRIS URSO | Times]
  5. Russell Simmons steps down from companies after second sex allegation


    NEW YORK — Russell Simmons has stepped away from his companies following a second allegation of sexual misconduct, though the Def Jam founder again denied ever being violent.

    Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons announced on Nov. 30, 2017, he would be stepping down from companies he founded following a new allegation of sexual misconduct. [Photo by Chris Pizzello | Invision | AP (2015)]
  6. Our music critics wonder, how will Sting mesh with the Florida Orchestra?


    I was working construction the year Roxanne peaked on the Billboard charts and was playing all the time. With some of the more monotonous jobs, such as grading slabs, the radio is an important part of getting through it. I wasn't into the Police, yet had nothing against them. I preferred Roxanne …

    Sting, accompanied by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, performs at a gala benefit at Carnegie Hall in New York on Dec. 14, 2015, with many of his classic songs arranged by conductor Rob Mathes, left.
  7. We love Lady Gaga's talent, but let's not forget her outfits

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    The queen is here, and if you don't already have tickets, good luck finding them.

    Lady Gaga accepts the “Best New Artist” award from Eminem at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
  8. This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: 97X Next Big Thing, Charlie Daniels Band, H.E.R., more

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    SUPER-SIZE IT: 97X Next Big Thing

    NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 13:  Wesley Schultz of the Lumineers performs onstage during the 2017 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards  on September 13, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Americana Music)
  9. Meet Frank Sinatra's right-hand man at Ruth Eckerd Hall

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    For 17 years, Eliot Weisman did things Frank Sinatra's way.

    Frank Sinatra, left, and his manager Eliot Weisman pose in 1995. Weisman details his years working with the singer-actor and as executor of Sinatra’s will in his memoir The Way It Was.
  10. Lady Gaga is more than a provocateur. She's the best live performer in pop

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    There's a scene in the new documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two where Lady Gaga is surrounded by her team and producers for the NFL, describing her dream Super Bowl halftime show.

    Lady Gaga performs during the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)