For the fifth year in a row, members of the Tampa Bay Lightning participated in Movember, a global movement which raises money and awareness for men’s health issues during the month of November.
We received a truly wild assortment of entries to Creative Loafing's 2013 Fiction Contest, which makes sense because that was the theme: "Wild" — interpreted any way the authors saw fit.
Our contest judge — award-winning novelist and short story writer Karen Brown — has chosen the Top 10 stories in the competition, and readers now get to choose a favorite from that list. Voting continues at cltampa.com/FictionContest2013 until Wed. Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.
The winners of the Judge's Prize and Readers' Choice will be announced at an awards reception and reading on Wed., Dec. 18, at 7:30 in CL Space, 1911 N. 13th, Tampa. The winning stories will be published in CL's Fiction and Books Issue on Dec. 19.
This week's offerings will interest fans of musical comedy, fans of clean comedy, fans of really dirty comedy and fans of free comedy. Nationally-touring performers fill the calendar alongside a few local favorites to give audiences a lot of variety. Here are the folks making the funny this week:
Our boy Tatum — who is currently on location for 22 Jump Street — showed up via Skype on The Ellen DeGeneres Show recently to talk about his new projects, but also the Team Oscar college search. The lucky contest winners receive a whole weeklong “Oscar experience“ and serve as onstage ushers at the 86th Oscar program next year.
The more I think about Miley Cyrus' performance of "Wrecking Ball" at last night's American Music Awards, the more I dig it (even if reluctantly).
I shuddered with mixed emotions. The power ballad is meh — like my friend Barb Morrison points out, would be a Journey song if you subbed in Steve Perry's voice — but Cyrus' performance of it on the AMAs incorporated a crudely animated "space kitten" lip-synching the words in the background added a unique twist that's somewhat more watchable than her twerkout shenanigans. Cyrus may have been in a tacky Underoo-looking getup again with aging-dancer-style high-cut bottoms — but the fabric print was feline too.