Tampa Bay Buzz
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January
2015
Neil Gaiman comes to Tampa Theatre
If you like your love stories with a touch of the grotesque, graphic artist and film auteur Neil Gaiman and his wife Amanda Palmer have just the ticket for your Valentine's Day. Gaiman and Palmer -- he of "Coraline" and "Sandman" fame, she of the Dresden Dolls and Grand Theft Orchestra -- will will bring their new show "Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman present Heartbreak Hotel" to the Tampa Theatre, the 1926 gem of a playhouse on in the heart of downtown. Doors open at 7 p.m, Feb. 14. Gaiman and Palmer take the stage at 8 p.m. for a special "one-night stand" of music and stories. Our friends at the Tampa Theatre describe the show as "the...
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Clearwater Marine hits visitor record

Winter and Hope packed the house in December. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to two of the most famous finned stars since Flipper, reports that it broke several attendance records at the end of 2014 -- just in time for the Outback Bowl, in fact. The aquarium reached its highest-ever attendance...

Busch Gardens welcomes baby gorilla

      It's a boy! Busch Gardens Tampa has welcomed a new baby gorilla into its fold. The healthy baby lowland gorilla was born Dec. 16. He's the first child for Pele, who lives in Busch Gardens Tampa's Myombe Reserve habitat. Park officials believe his father is Bolingo. This is Busch Gardens...

Tampa Bay courses top Golf Digest list

Tampa Bay is home to some of Florida's best golf courses. Just ask Golf Digest. The golf magazine put six Tampa Bay area courses at or near the top of its new ranking of Florida's 75 best public courses. Topping the list are two courses at the two-year-old Streamsong Resort about an hour east of...

Time for one more ride on Gwazi

Wooden roller coaster fans: Listen up! Busch Gardens Tampa's Gwazi dueling coaster will make its final roar Feb. 1. Catch a ride before Gwazi roars no more with the help of Tampa Bay CityPASS. Park officials announced this month they'll retire their wooden coaster, which has rattled riders...

Tampa International starts expansion

Tampa International Airport, Tampa Bay's gateway to the world, has kicked off its $1 billion renovation and expansion. Airport officials shut down one of the two shuttle lines serving Airside A and Airside C on Thursday morning. If you're traveling to Tampa Bay by way of those airsides in the coming...

Busch Gardens unpacks a pachyderm

There's a new tusker in town at Busch Gardens Tampa. Ganesh (aka Spike), a male Asian elephant, has settled into the theme park's wildlife collection after relocating from the Calgary Zoo in Canada. He's joining the five female Asian elephants Busch Gardens Tampa already has on display in the...

2015 Outback Bowl: ESPN2 ratings peak

The folks at the Outback Bowl report the 2015 game on New Year's Day racked the highest-ratings and the biggest audience in ESPN2's history. The game at Tampa Bay's Raymond James Stadium ended with No. 17 Wisconsin beating No. 19 Auburn 34-31 in overtime after a back-and-forth battle. The telecast...