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Handout photos of Carlos Santana, performing at Amalie Arena on 10/27. Credit: Maryanne BilhamPhoto by Maryanne Bilham

This week's best Tampa concerts: Santana, Kings of Leon, Roger Daltrey and more

LOVE GURU: Santana Few musicians can credibly slot themselves into the shoes of Bob Marley or John Lennon. Carlos Santana is among them. "I am them now," the 70-year-old guitar legend said in a recent phone interview. "They changed their ZIP code. They're still here if you play their music, but they're in another r …

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  1. This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Brian Setzer, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, 21 Savage, more

    Music & Concerts

    SWINGIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE: Brian Setzer Orchestra

    Jimmy Herring and John McLaughlin at soundcheck at the Paul Reed Smith 30th Anniversary Celebrations held at Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore.
  2. Brian Setzer talks about Tom Petty, 'The Simpsons' and his third act with holiday music

    Music & Concerts

    Brian Setzer knows he's overdue for a trip to Florida.

    Brian Setzer at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC Studios in Burbank, Ca. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
  3. Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

    Obituaries

    LOS ANGELES — David Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has died at age 67.

    Former teen idol David Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has died at age 67, his publicist said Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. [Associated Press]
  4. Michael W. Smith talks about Texas shooting, Christmas music and Bono

    Music & Concerts

    On the morning after the mass shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Michael W. Smith had pain in his voice.

    Singer/Songwriter Michael W. Smith will perform Sunday at Amalie Arena with Amy Grant.
  5. Legendary guitarist John McLaughlin talks about his last tour

    Music & Concerts

    As you might imagine, quite a lot of thought goes into planning your final tour ever.

    Jimmy Herring and John McLaughlin at soundcheck at the Paul Reed Smith 30th Anniversary Celebrations held at Ram's Head Live, Baltimore. Photo via First Edition Arts.
  6. Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year

    Music & Concerts

    The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive politics.

    Diana Ross performs at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. [Matt Sayles | Invision/AP]
  7. Bluegrass and a traditional Thanksgiving meal on tap at annual Sertoma festival

    Music & Concerts

    SPRING LAKE — When it comes to traditional fare, picking, fiddling, harmonizing and a whole lot of foot-stomping make for the main course at the annual Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival.

    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will be a highlight at this year’s Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival, which takes place from Nov. 23-25 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, south of Spring Lake.
  8. This week's top Tampa Bay concerts: Randy Newman, Tiesto, Et Cultura, more

    Music & Concerts

    THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE: Randy Newman

    Randy Newman
  9. Randy Newman will never be a million-seller, and he's fine with that

    Music & Concerts

    Maybe it's fitting that the Los Angeles Dodgers didn't win the World Series. Maybe it's better that all of Southern California didn't pop Champagne and celebrate as Randy Newman's I Love L.A. blared through the Dodger Stadium speakers.

    Handout photo of Randy Newman, performing at the Capitol Theatre on 11/19/17. Credit: Pamela Springsteen.
  10. In second year, St. Petersburg's Et Cultura festival getting bigger, busier

    Events

    WHAT IT'S ABOUT

    Don't be alarmed if you find yourself paralyzed by the jam-packed schedule for St. Petersburg's 2017 Et Cultura festival. Organizers know it's a lot.

    Handout photo of Slowdive, performing at the 2017 Et Cultura festival in St. Petersburg. Credit: Pitch Perfect PR