Tampa Bay Buzz
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February
2015
New TMA chief coming from El Paso
The Tampa Museum of Art has a new director -- Michael Tomor, now the head of the El Paso Museum of Art in Texas. He starts April 15. According to the El Paso Times, Tomor has led the museum in his hometown for nine years. He'll take over a museum that has about the same amount of exhibit space and -- with 80,000 to 100,000 visitors a year -- about 10 percent higher attendance. During his tenure in El Paso, he has tripled the museum's sponsors and doubled its membership. In 2014, according to Tampa Museum of Art officials, Tomor developed a two-year long visiting series with New York's Guggenheim Museum of Art, the first partnership of its type...
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Marcus vs Boston: Tampa Bay edition

It's deja vu all over again. As of 7 a.m., Tampa International Airport (check your flight status here) was reporting 17 cancelled flights to the snowed-in Northeast. If you were supposed to be on one of them and are now contemplating another night in the beautiful (and snow-free) Tampa Bay, we have...

Come to Conquer: Florida State Fair

  It’s time for the Ides of February, as in rides and deep-frieds. The Florida State Fair has returned to its home in Tampa Bay. It’ll be at the Florida State Fairgrounds just east of town through Feb. 16, so don’t miss your chance to get your piece of the sprawling festival -- from the thrill rides...

14 Reasons to Visit Tampa Bay

February kicks off Tampa Bay's Gasparilla Season, two months filled with festivals, parades and parties all over the region. Any of these events will help you #UnlockTampaBay.  Lights on Tampa (Feb. 20-21) brings an explosion of creativity to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens. Chicago...

Hablo Taco opens in Channelside

Upscale Mexican restaurant Hablo Taco is the latest addition to Tampa Bay's Channelside Bay Plaza. Offering Mexican "Sol" Food, the menu is written in laid-back Spanglish. The doors open at 4 p.m. How do you say "Happy Hour" in Spanish? Hablo Taco is part of the reinvention of Channelside Bay Plaza...

Work starts on Zoominations

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo has welcomed 40 craftsmen from Zigong in the Sichuan province of China. They'll spend the next few weeks construction a traditional Chinese lantern festival on the grounds of the zoo. Zoominations: A Chinese Lantern Festival of Lights opens Feb. 28 and will run for three...

Hogan's Beach will tone it down

Things at Hogan's Beach, the Tampa Bay venue owned by professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, are about to get quieter. The club has agreed to city requests that it stop holding concerts after neighbors complained. The club hosted DJ Skrillex for a show in October. It held it's New Year's Eve party in a...

South Tampa listed among sexiest

South Tampa, Tampa Bay's home of the Epicurean Hotel, Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club and Bayshore Boulevard, has made Thrillist's list of "The 10 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America." Tampa Bay's toniest address is in good company. The list also includes Buckhead in Atlanta, South Bay in L.A. and...