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    October 24, 2013
    Have you ever walked into a room, down an alley and had an immediate chill accompanied by a suspicion you aren’t alone? There will always be believers and non-believers, but whether you believe or don’t believe there are ghost stories galore about Tampa Bay. Some stories are entertaining while others send creepy chills up and down your spine, but a majority of those stories return to the roots and beginnings of Tampa. This week, in the spirit of Halloween, I decided to do some...
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    October 11, 2013
    Alright folks, I am back with my top 10 things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay! Lots of beer, lots of Halloween fun and plenty of festivals to keep you busy all weekend long! Remember, if you are out an about be sure to shoot me a tweet @VisitTampaBay with any photos or any questions you may have. Rock the Yacht Calling all the party animals (21+ only) that are ready to kick off the weekend with a live music party cruise tonight (Friday). Enjoy an R&B Dance Party featuring the Bus Stop Band
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    September 23, 2013
    Community centers are the most impactful resource in any region, they provide a safe place to work, play, relax, learn and stay physically fit. These facilities provide the feeling of belonging and enriching the lives of those living in the area. Tampa Bay is fortunate to be home of the 2 time Non-Profit of the Year, University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC). Founded in 1998, UACDA was constructed in the University of South Florida area to address the severe economic and social
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    September 12, 2013
    Alright listen up my little fashionista’s, lovers of all things Louis’! Kat here to tell you about all the events happening for this year's Tampa Bay Fashion Week ! Tomorrow kicks off Tampa Bay Fashion Week , the Bay area’s official fashion week. Whether you are a devoted lover of fashion or interested in upcoming fashion trends this is THE fashion event of the year!!! Plan to enjoy a week full of fashionista festivities. Starting Friday, September 13, the official...
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    September 10, 2013
    The Land of Flowers. Isla de Beimeni. La Florida. Sixteenth century explorers had many names for Florida when they first discovered it. Now, you have the chance to see our beautiful peninsula as they did upon landing here over 500 years ago at the Tampa Bay History Center ’s newest exhibit. Marking the 500-year anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s 1513 arrival to Florida, the Tampa Bay History Center presents Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 years of Florida Maps , opening September 21....
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    July 25, 2013
    Sinatra fans are in for a treat! This Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m., The Cuban Club in Ybor will be hosting the 16 th Annual “Celebrate Sinatra” night club party! Guests will be able to celebrate the life and music of Ol’ Blue Eyes by dancing to American standards performed by Tom Tiratto’s 17-piece jazz orchestra. Other entertainment includes Ignacio Marin’s “Latin Lovers” performing mambo, cha-cha and other Latin favorites in the Copa Room....
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    July 17, 2013
    Hey movie (and musical) buffs! This Friday through Sunday, July 21, the David A Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts will be presenting their adaptation of the 1986 film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin, “Little Shop of Horrors”! The Straz Center’s musical rendition of the cult favorite, featuring an alien plant bent on world domination, will include hits like “Skid Row, “Grow for Me,” “Dentist!” and “Suddenly...
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    July 16, 2013
    METROCON , Florida’s largest anime convention, is coming back to the Tampa Convention Center for 2013! The convention kicks off next Friday, July 26 and runs through Sunday, July 28. METROCON began in 2003 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Tampa, and now in its 11 th year is a 3-day anime adventure that attracts over 8,000 attendees annually. With fan-favorite events like the Anime Human Chess Match and Fantasy Masquerade along with all-new LIVE fire shows and the METRO Star Party, this...
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    July 15, 2013
    Love horror flicks? You’re in luck! This Friday, July 19, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will be hosting “Scream on the Green,” a FREE monthly movie series featuring classic horror films! On the marquee for this week is the 2004 flick “Dawn of the Dead.” If you’re not too busy hiding under your blankets, food, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. You can also bring your own treats along with low-backed chairs (that will permit those behind you...
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    July 13, 2013
    Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)! On Sunday, July 21, MOSI guests will be treated to hand-dipped Blue Bell Ice Cream (while supplies last). Blue Bell will be serving the ice cream, included with MOSI admission, from noon until 2 p.m. in the Grand Lobby. While you’re there, you can watch MOSI’s InterActors demonstrate the Science of Freezing with a cryo freezing demonstration, using liquid nitrogen. It will also take place in the Grand...