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Country singer Jason Aldean, pictured at a benefit concert in August, will hit up Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday, Aug. 18.Getty Images

This week's best Tampa concerts: Jason Aldean, Elvis: Live, Cheat Codes and more

HUNK O' BURNIN' LOVE: Jason Aldean He may not be a close-up-ready pinup like Luke Bryan or Brad Paisley, but Jason Aldean is a tightly wound ball of bedenimed beef in his own right, a tight-jawed snarler whose songs sizzle in all the right spots (Dirt Road Anthem, Burnin' It Down, Any Ol' Barstool). The tough-yet-s …

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  1. If you miss out on Retro Futura tour, you'll be needing a little 'Tenderness'

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    Closing out Retro Futura Week is a little bit of a cheat. We started the week with the English Beat and we end it with an offshoot of the Beat, the band General Public and their hit …

  2. At 'American Idol' auditions in Orlando, there are life lessons in line

    Music & Concerts

    LAKE BUENA VISTA — From her spot across the lawn, Sasha Orihuela studies her son.

    Jeremy Joshua Dorsey reacts after past American Idol contestants walk by ahead of his audition at the Disney Springs in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday, August 17, 2017. 

Hundreds of people showed up for the first auditions for ABC's reboot of 'American Idol'. CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times
  3. Is that it? Hardly. Katrina of the Waves still walking on sunshine

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    Appearing on both Retro Futura and The '80s Cruise is Katrina Leskanich, who we know better as Katrina of Katrina & the Waves. When thinking about Katrina & the Waves hopefully …

  4. 'Candle in the Wind' was the perfect song at a tragic moment

    Music & Concerts

    When's the last time you listened to the biggest pop single of the modern era?

    John’s recording of Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997 was certified eight times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in its first day of release in the United States.
  5. Howard Jones and the legend of Jed

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    Howard Jones is all over the place. After headlining the Retro Futura in America this summer he will return back to the West and participate in 80s In The Sand. How did Howard get so good at bouncing right back? Well he had some practice in the '80s with the song Bounce Right Back.

  6. There's a local memorial for Linkin Park's Chester Bennington this weekend

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    Because he sang so often, and so passionately, about the trials of pushing through pain and desperation, Linkin Park fans have taken the July 20 suicide of singer Chester Bennington really hard.

    Chester Bennington, left, performs during the MMRBQ Music Festival 2015 in Camden, N.J. Hundreds of Linkin Park fans are gathering to pay tribute to late singer weeks after his death. (Associated Press [2015])
  7. This week's best Tampa concerts: Jason Aldean, Elvis: Live, Cheat Codes and more

    Music & Concerts

    HUNK O' BURNIN' LOVE: Jason Aldean

    Country singer Jason Aldean, pictured at a benefit concert in August, will hit up Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday, Aug. 18.
  8. August marks the deaths of both Elvis and Princess Diana

    Music & Concerts

    I was in a restroom at a Palm Harbor pizza shop last weekend, with Elvis.

    Princess Diana and Prince Charles, pictured in 1990, are featured in tons of new TV specials this year marking the 20th anniversary 
of Diana’s death.
  9. Will we ever see hologram Elvis on stage? Never say never, Priscilla Presley says.

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    Will we see an Elvis Presley hologram tour anytime in the near future?

    Priscilla Presley isn't sure.

    Elvis: Live in Concert, a tour spectacle featuring a live orchestra backing the voice of Elvis Presley, projected onto a movie screen. The tour comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall on 8/18/17. Credit: Graceland.
  10. All out to catch the final English Beat shows of the summer

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    As the summer winds down so do the '80s summer tours, and this week the Retro Futura Tour ends on Saturday in St. Charles, MO, just outside of St. Louis. This week on Lost and Found we will salute some of the acts on the Retro Futura Tour starting with the English Beat and their dance classic All Out To …