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Soundgarden will headline 98 Rockfest on Friday at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Michael Lavine

Music Planner: Red Hot Chili Peppers, 98 Rockfest, Spoon, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper

LOLLAPALOOZA REVISITED: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden Twenty-five years ago, Lollapalooza '92 marched an all-time great festival lineup across America: Pearl Jam, Ministry, Ice Cube, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine … and a couple of little bands called Red Hot Chili Peppers and Soundgarden. You c …


  1. Like magic, a second Harry Potter orchestra show apparates


    Accio wallet! Demand appears to be high for the Florida Orchestra bringing the music of Harry Potter to life because now a second show has been added.

    We were already picking …

    You'll be able to watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone while the Florida Orchestra plays the John Williams score live at the Straz Center for Performing Arts in Tampa.
  2. Though life gives and takes, 85-year-old piano phenom never loses control

    Human Interest

    CLEARWATER — It's Joseph Schwartz's 85th birthday.

    Pianist Joseph Schwartz, 85, plays his Steinway grand piano at home in Clearwater on his birthday. Schwartz is playing Chopin and other classical works at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, April 30.  SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  3. Reviews: Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.,' Gorillaz's 'Humanz' cement their status as visionaries

    Music & Concerts

    Need a festival headliner this summer? Call Kendrick Lamar or Gorillaz.

    Damon Albarn, left, and Jehnny Beth perform on stage with the band Gorillaz as they play their new album "Humanz" in London. (Photo by Mark Allan/Invision/AP, File)
  4. Ticket Window: On sale this week Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon and Trombone Shorty

    Music & Concerts

    Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:

  5. Stage Planner: Culture clash in 'The King and I', a bittersweet 'End of the Rainbow' at Freefall



    The name stops short of household status. But I challenge anyone to listen to Laura Michelle Kelly sing and make the case that her instrument is anything other than top-shelf.

    Laura Michelle Kelly, who plays teacher Anna Leonowens in the national tour of The King and I, has played Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway.
  6. Music Planner: Red Hot Chili Peppers, 98 Rockfest, Spoon, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper

    Music & Concerts

    LOLLAPALOOZA REVISITED: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden

    Soundgarden will headline 98 Rockfest on Friday at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  7. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Greatest American rock band ever? Let's make the case

    Music & Concerts

    Florida can't lay claim to many cultural superlatives.

    Tom Petty is an icon, a Hall of Famer, one of the all-time great rock songsmiths. His Heartbreakers have mostly been with him since Day 1 back in Gainesville. Together they’ve produced several careers’ worth of epic American rock songs, a body of work few can match.
  8. Hey, Sir Paul McCartney is coming to Tampa's Amalie Arena on July 10

    Music & Concerts

    When Kevin Preast came to Amalie Arena in early 2016, his bosses issued a challenge:

    Paul McCartney performs on day 2 of the 2016 Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Field on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
  9. Hernando Symphony Orchestra closes season with Kaleidoscope concerts

    Music & Concerts

    Egyptian Legacy is a full-orchestral piece that will have audience members feeling as if they are on a journey through ancient Egypt, perhaps with visions of pyramids, or the Abu Simbel temple, or the Great Sphinx.

    Michele DiLuzio will lead the Hernando Symphony Orchestra as it completes its 2016-17 season with concerts this weekend.
  10. Bananarama to reunite original lineup after 29 years


    How can this be a cruel summer when we get word of this? Bananarama has announced they will reunite as a trio and tour the UK this year, according to a rep …