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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. This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Katy Perry, Jingle Ball, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and more

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    You can pinpoint the exact moment when things started to unravel for Katy Perry's Witness. It was 12:23 a.m. on Feb. 10, when she tweeted of her latest musical direction: "We gonna call this era Purposeful Pop." You kind of got a sense of what she meant two …

  2. Even post-Weinstein, 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' is extremely popular

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    Gifts are wrapped, halls are decked and people are on Twitter calling Baby, It's Cold Outside a "sexual predator anthem." It's a holiday tradition for the social media age.

  3. Sounds of the Season opening act for Hernando Symphony Orchestra in 2017-18

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    BROOKSVILLE — Impressive guest performances, student nights and 25 new pieces of music are just a few of the exciting additions to the Hernando Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 season.

  4. Before Tampa tour stop, Katy Perry's creative team breaks down her Witness Tour's 'big, bold images'

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    In the ever-escalating arms race to be the most eye-popping pop star on the planet, sometimes you have to call in for backup. Even if you're Katy Perry.

  5. Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Cars top 2018 Rock Hall of Fame inductees

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    NEW YORK — Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees.

  6. 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 …

  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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]
  10. 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)]