Seen and Heard

Have you seen Ikea’s bookbook video?

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

We love a good parody video, and this one from Ikea is the best we’ve seen all month.

To promote its 2015 catalog, the home furnishing superstore unveiled its “intuitive” device earlier this month.

“It’s not a digital book, or an e-book,” says “Chief Design Güru” Jörgen Eghammer in the video. “It’s a bookbook.”

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Two-headed turtle has best name ever

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

What do you name a baby turtle with two heads? Does it get one moniker or two?

Kathleen Talbot has the answer.

The Hudson, Maine, resident found a two-headed baby snapping turtle last week while she was watching hatchlings cross a road, according to an AP story.

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Boyz II Men, Hanson, and Sugar Ray among performers at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

Published:   |   Updated: September 26, 2014 at 05:01 PM
By Olivia Stacey

Who doesn’t love to jam to hit songs from the ‘80s and ‘90s? Especially when sampling global cuisine.

Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival is back with more than 300 wines and 70 international dishes to sample. This year’s festival also features a few pop stars from the ‘80s and ‘90s. The concerts run every evening at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Park admission is required.

Here’s the schedule:

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6 new TV shows premiering this week, Sept. 28-Oct. 4

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

Fall is here and new TV shows are premiering.

Want to know what’s ahead for this week? We’ve compiled a list of newbies airing on the major networks, Sept. 28-Oct. 4.

Which ones will you watch? Tell us in the comments.

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Whole Foods Market open in Clearwater

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

If you get your groceries in Clearwater, you now have a new place to shop.

Whole Foods Market opened Wednesday morning at 27001 U.S. 19 N at Westfield Countryside Mall.

The 38,000-square-foot store is the first in Pinellas County. Nearby Whole Foods locations include Tampa at 1548 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., and Carrollwood at 3802 Northdale Blvd.

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ pros set to perform in St. Petersburg

Published:   |   Updated: September 23, 2014 at 04:31 PM
TBO Seen Staff

You may be accustomed to seeing them dance across your TV with celebrity partners, but soon they’ll be taking center stage right here in Tampa Bay. Pro dancers from ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” will be making a stop in St. Petersburg when the Ballroom With a Twist tour comes in January.

Among the dancers coming to the Mahaffey are 14-time U.S. National Dance Champion Val Chmerkovskiy, Season 14 winner Peta Murgatroyd, Season 15 winner Tony Dovolani and Emma Slater. All four are currently on Season 19 of the competition series hosted by Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews

You may also recognize a few dancers from Fox’s hit reality competition series, “So You Think You Can Dance.” Those dancers include Serge Olnik, Jonathan Platero, Randi Lynn Strong and Lecacy.

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What Tampa Twitter users are saying about iPhone 6

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

Apple unveiled its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus two weeks ago, and the first Apple fans got their hands on the new devices Friday.

“iPhone 6” is still trending on Twitter. Here’s what people in Tampa are saying about it.

Some are excited:

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Glee’s Jane Lynch is bringing her solo concert to Clearwater

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By Olivia Stacey

Whether you’re a comedy fan, Glee geek or Broadway enthusiast we have some good news. Jane Lynch is coming to town.

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress will make her Clearwater solo concert debut on Sun., March 29 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The show, which begins at 8 p.m., is described by the venue as “a side-splitting evening of musical comedy.”

Lynch is well known for her role as Sue Sylvester in Fox’s musical comedy-drama, Glee and as host of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night. You may also may remember her singing the Guatemalan Love Song as Paula in The 40 Year Old Virgin. Other stage and screen credits include her Broadway debut in Annie as Miss Hannigan, Best in Show, and Julie & Julia, just to name a few of our favorites.

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8 new TV shows premiering this week, Sept. 21-27

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

It’s that time of year again.

The end of September when new TV shows premiere.

Here’s a list of all the newbies airing on the major networks this week, Sept. 21-27. Which ones will you watch? Tell us in the comments.

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Who’s getting the new Apple iPhone 6?

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

The lines stretched more than 100 people long.

Apple fans around the Tampa Bay area waited overnight Thursday and into Friday morning to be the first to get their hands on the new iPhone.

Apple has seen record pre-orders for the iPhone6 and iPhone6 Plus.

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