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There are those who understand that civilization is quickly approaching an unsustainable level, and there are those who turn a blind eye to the issue and perpetuate the exploitation of the environment. There are those who acknowledge our role in abusing fragile ecosystems around the planet a…

ST. PETE BEACH — For those looking to avoid packed parking lots, long checkout lines, and crowded shopping aisles typically found in shopping malls and big box stores during the holiday shopping season, there’s a popular outdoor alternative available this weekend.

TAMPA — The Charity Pros, a Fort Myers nonprofit, is presenting the Charity Pros for Heroes Tour featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend John Fogerty and special guest Lauren Alaina. The concert will take place Saturday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., at Yuengling Center, 12499 USF Bull Run Drive, Tampa.

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida CraftArt will present the 24th annual CraftArt Festival Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21, just outside the doors of the Florida CraftArt Gallery, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

Would I be bragging if I told you I saw “Heavy Metal” on the big screen in 1986? If your immediate reaction to this revelation is to scratch your head and Google “Heavy Metal,” let me explain: “Heavy Metal” is an animated science fantasy anthology film made for adult audiences. Adapted from …

CLEARWATER — Academy Award and multi-Grammy Award-winner Melissa Etheridge will perform Tuesday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.

A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting via video on demand on various streaming platforms:

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In 1985, I lived off Oakhurst Road in Seminole, within walking distance of Seminole Mall. In those days, most businesses in the mall were still flourishing. It was still a focal point for the community. Among its amenities was Seminole 2, part of the AMC chain of movie theaters. By the 1980s…

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ST. PETERSBURG — American Stage will launch its 2021-2022 season with a fresh take on “The Odd Couple," running Oct. 27 through Nov. 21, in the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg.

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ST. PETERSBURG — The Mersey Beatles will perform Thursday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., in Hough Hall at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

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These days, it's rare that a film manages to surprise me. It's always been difficult to keep mammoth plot twists and unexpected reveals a secret. Those of my generation have likely heard the well-known anecdote about an audience member who strolled out of an early showing of "The Empire Stri…

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A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting via video on demand on various streaming platforms:

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CLEARWATER — The Psychedelic Furs will bring their tour to the Tampa Bay area Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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TAMPA — Multi-Grammy Award-winner Erykah Badu, dubbed the queen of neo-soul, will perform Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.

ST. PETERSBURG — The Dean Johanesen Trio will perform Saturday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m., in Hough Hall at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

Before I was 10, I watched two relatives gradually go downhill and slip into the fog of dementia. Incidents connected to their deterioration are among my most vivid recollections of childhood. The process behind their subjective cognitive decline baffled me at the time. Now, those memories s…

A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting via video on demand on various streaming platforms:

ST. PETERSBURG — Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band Bad Religion will perform Saturday, Oct. 23, at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Gates will open at 7 p.m.

TAMPA — Halloween shows are Jobsite’s oldest annual tradition, and the only regular “holiday” thing they do. This season, Jobsite will continue that tradition with a title that’s been on their list for a few years: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” Jeffrey Hatcher’s exquisite adaptation of Robert…