Gasparilla Krewes Join Bollywood Stars as Oscars kick off in Tampa with a dance party in Curtis Hixon park

Bollywood Oscars kick off with a dance party in Curtis Hixon park. Gasparilla krewe members in Tampa’s trademark pirate costumes met them, grinning and wearing tricorn hats. At the park Wednesday night, sandwiched between our iconic skylines of the University of Tampa and the Tampa Museum of Art, two worlds …IIFA Stomp creates ‘mela’ atmosphere in […]

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Ybor City Ethnic Clubs Fading as Membership Ages – Italian Club – Cuban Club – Centro Asturiano

TAMPA — At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the parking lot of the Centro Asturiano de Tampa was packed. Inside the club, Judy Blanco called the shots. “B-51,” she said. A couple hundred people, most of them grey-haired women, hunted their cards, blotters at the ready. Monthly Bingo games have become a fund-raising staple for the Centro Asturiano, the […]

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The Hold Steady to headline Tropical Heatwave in Ybor

The Hold Steady to headline Tropical Heatwave in Ybor Tbo.com Fresh off the release of their first new album in four years, Brooklyn-based rock band The Hold Steady are playing the WMNF Tropical Heatwave festival when it returns to Tampa for its 33rd year, May 9 and 10. The band, which released their long-awaited “Teeth Dreams” in […]

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Liberty Group changes plans to buy city land in Ybor for hotel – Tampa Bay Business Journal (blog)

Liberty Group changes plans to buy city land in Ybor for hotelTampa Bay Business Journal (blog)Liberty’s president Punit Shah, who is also a partner in a project to redevelop the Mercantile Bank building into an Aloft hotel, is now looking at another site in Ybor to develop a hotel. Tampa economic opportunity administrator Bob McDonaugh […]

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Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Gasparilla Film Fest wows – Tampabay.com

Tampabay.com The number 18 has a spiritual meaning in Judaism, making the 18th annual Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival extra special, chairman Stewart Donnell reminded the opening night audience at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Jewish federations of … 

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Saturday: Bicyclists Race through Tampa, rain or shine! – WTSP 10 News

WTSP 10 News Tampa, Florida — If a normal person raced through downtown Tampa at 30-40 mph, they’d get pulled over by cops. But on Saturday, hundreds of bicyclists will be racing through the streets at the Gasparilla Criterium and Cycling Festival. 20,000 race … Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 29Tampabay.comall […]

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Rotary club to donate 100 defribillators to Tampa PD – Bay News 9

Rotary club to donate 100 defribillators to Tampa PD Bay News 9 A small ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the parking and turnaround area between Glazer Children’s Museum and Tampa Museum of Art at 120 W Gasparilla Plaza.. Through its initiative Rotary Project Lifesaver, the Rotary Club hopes to raise at …and […]

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Gasparilla meet offers much loot – Caymanian Compass

Caymanian Compass The Motions Unlimited gymnastics team pillaged and plundered through their final meet of the season in St. Petersburg, Florida at the 26th annual Gasparilla Classic Gymnastics Invitational. The Cayman Islands were represented by 11 gymnasts, the … 

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Gasparilla Fringe Festival Features Uncommon Arts To Make You Gasp! – 83degreesmedia

83degreesmedia As the 2014 Gasparilla festivities wind down, there’s one more opportunity to experience the arts Gasparilla style, but not in the traditional realm. Gasp! The Gasparilla Fringe Festival presented by Creative Loafing and Tampa Museum of Art promises to … 

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Manchester Orchestra brings sonic power to Ybor – Tbo.com

MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA With Balance and Composure, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa Tickets: $20.75 Manchester Orchestra brings sonic power to Ybor Tbo.com Manchester Orchestra brings sonic power to Ybor. APRIL 2014 — THE MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA WILL PLAY THE RITZ YBOR ON APRIL 17. CREDIT: THEMANCHESTERORCHESTRA.COM. […]

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Ybor Chamber plans to license Guavaween

  Ybor Chamber plans to license Guavaween Tampa Bay Business Journal (blog) The Ybor City Chamber of Commerce announced that it will consider licensing Guavaween to a third party. The outlandish, nationally-recognized Halloween celebration that takes place annually in Ybor is now in its 28th year. In a statement, the chamber asked any entities interested in licensing […]

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Plan for Ybor hotel on city-owned land unravels – Tampabay.com

In December, City Hall put out a call for development proposals for a third of a block it owns at E Seventh Avenue and Nick Nuccio Parkway. It got two responses. The best, officials say, came from the Liberty Group, a Tampa-based hotel investment, development and management company with $300 million in assets. It proposed an […]

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Tampa’s Ybor City touts its Italian heritage this weekend – Tbo.com

  Tampa’s Ybor City touts its Italian heritage this weekend Tbo.com On Sunday there will be a Mass at The Italian Club at 10:30 a.m. before food, live entertainment and cooking classes and competitions at Ybor’s Centennial Park. Admission is $10 at the gate. Children under age 12 get in free. Proceeds benefit The … […]

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Festa Italiana returns to Ybor City – WTSP 10 News

  Festa Italiana returns to Ybor City WTSP 10 News The 17th Annual Festa Italiana Weekend presented by Marathon will take place in the historic Ybor City district from Thursday, April 3 to Sunday, April 6, 2014. The multi-day celebration will honor Italian culture and heritage by showcasing the finest …  From: Festa Italiana returns […]

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