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  1. To infinity and beyond: Florida Orchestra takes on Pixar catalog

    Music & Concerts

    The keys to Pixar's animation domination are myriad: narratives that deftly seduce all ages (Up, Finding Nemo); cutting-edge images that advance the form yet retain unmistakable warmth (The Incredibles, Wall-E); exceptional vocal turns from bold-faced actors who understand they're working for …

    Thomas Newman goes for New Age-y sounds. He had a hand in Finding Nemo.
  2. Freefall's 'A Christmas Carol' tradition is full of changes

    Stage

    How do you keep your best loved holiday traditions fresh? A clean dusting of snow might be a good place to start. For the past few years, Freefall Theatre has presented a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Freefall has brought the show back for another season. But after riding a wildly …

    A Christmas Carol opens Saturday at Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg. David Mann plays Ebenezer Scrooge.
  3. 'Horrible Bosses 2' a disappointment

    Movies

    Usually I'd complain about a sequel repeating too much of what made the first movie work. Horrible Bosses 2 is a different sort of disappointing, a sequel that doesn't repeat enough.

    Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), Dale (Charlie Day) and Nick (Jason Bateman) invent an all-in-one shower buddy in this sequel.
  4. 'Dirty Dancing' musical spins into Straz Center

    Stage

    Baby and Johnny, sitting in a corner, D-A-N-C-I-N-G. Only this time, it's happening live. Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage follows in the long tradition of blockbuster movies adapted into crowd-drawing stage productions. Based on 1987's ultimate chick flick starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, the …

    Jillian Mueller plays Baby and Samuel Pergande is Johnny in Dirty Dancing at the Straz Center in Tampa. 
  5. Bollywood opening: 'Ungli' in Tampa

    Movies

    When life gives you a corrupt government, form a gang with your buddies and give corruption the finger.

    The gang of not-quite-mastermind criminals gathers to decide who to kidnap next.

    Gov. Scott reboots press shop, hires new Cabinet affairs aide

    Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced Monica Russell as his new director of Cabinet affairs and made more changes to his communications shop in advance of his second term in January....

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    Chow down on these Thanksgiving TV shows, marathons, specials

    What better day is there to curl up on the couch and watch TV than Thanksgiving? You’re stuffed, you’re sleepy from all that tryptophan, you’re trying to avoid annoying family members — whatever the reason, you need some solid viewing options. The Peanuts’ Thanksgiving classic gets a head start Wednesday, but most of these (including some off-the-wall marathons) will be perfect for relaxing in that post-feast malaise....

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    Did you see this photo and think, "Yeahhhh, I'm not down for that"? Then listen up because we have tips for avoiding mall craziness.

    Tips for avoiding the mall rush this holiday season

    If fighting your way through frantic masses at Target or International Plaza isn't your idea of a fun shopping day, have no fear. We've brainstormed a few ideas that are as chill as they are efficient at clearing your list....

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