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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gasparilla Arts Month: Gasparilla Interactive Festival

Posted By on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 4:43 AM

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Fri., March 6, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Cruise Terminal 3, 815 Channelside Dr., Port Tampa Bay. $150 through Feb. 28, then $175 (Founder and Exhibitor packages also available, including attendance at a VIP Opening Reception Thurs., March 5). gasparillainteractive.org.

For the first time this year, the music, movies and visual arts of Gasparilla’s cavalcade of culture will be augmented by a decidedly tech-y aspect, in the form of the inaugural Gasparilla Interactive Festival. Like other multimedia arts-and-culture gatherings around the country (most notably Austin’s South by Southwest), our annual to-do is looking not only to add a hip Digital Age conversation about new media, innovation and the future of creativity to the mix, but also to involve emerging industries — and, hopefully, the jobs and dollars they’ll bring with them — in an established celebration of life in the Bay area.

“We’ve been talking about the creative class and creative cities for over a decade, so now we have a market of people here that are looking forward, trying to apply that to the community in a number of ways,” says festival Executive Director Vinny Tafuro.


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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Subway spokesman Jared Fogle visits CL and shares realistic weight loss tips

Posted By on Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 6:11 PM

KEEPING THE WEIGHT OFF (MOSTLY): Jared Fogle and the CL crew. - ALEXIS CHAMBERLAIN
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  • KEEPING THE WEIGHT OFF (MOSTLY): Jared Fogle and the CL crew.



Jared Fogle, the famed weight-loss spokesman from Subway  — he slimmed down from a massive 400 pounds during his college days by eating Subway subs daily — visited the CL Space with friends from the American Heart Association to share some low-fat nuggets of wisdom Wednesday, Nov. 5, for National Eating Healthy Day. He says he's been here for the Tampa Bay Heart Walk and has visited Tampa around 17 times throughout his spokesperson career. Fogle says he really likes the Bay area, and it would be his favorite place to live in Florida — though he chooses the Pacific Northwest as the best place to live a healthy lifestyle in the U.S. 

Fogle admitted to not being a strict dieter, that he only eats the healthy Subway sandwiches a couple of times a week but maintains a healthy lifestyle overall. He shared some lifestyle tips for people who don't like dieting but really need to slim down to be healthy.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fun and remembrance — Memorial Day Weekend events

Posted By on Thu, May 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

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Memorial Day — it's a solemn holiday but tends to have a hedonistic twist. Here's a starter to help you experience the zaniness and seriousness of the weekend:

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Cyclists get on the road for Kerouac in St. Pete

Posted By on Mon, May 19, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Riders gather to register for the Kerouac in Paradise Bike Tour. - SCOTT HARRELL
  • Scott Harrell
  • Riders gather to register for the Kerouac in Paradise Bike Tour.

On Sunday, more than 100 Jack Kerouac fans, Beat-nuts, lit geeks, cyclists and assorted beautiful-day aficionados gathered outside dive bar The Flamingo to take part in a cycling tour of the author/tragic figure's St. Pete haunts. Organized by Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival executive director and all-around community arts force Margaret Murray and friends, the first-ever Kerouac in Paradise Bike Tour exceeded all expectations.

Considering the number of participants, a couple of flat tires and broken bike chains, and the ire of a few impatient, asinine motorists, the three-hour, ten-mile tour flowed surprisingly smoothly from downtown St. Pete west across U.S. 19 to Kerouac's last Pinellas abode at 5169 10th Avenue North and back again. Other stops included the St. Petersburg Police Department (where Kerouac spent a drunken Thanksgiving for the crime of public urination), a stretch of Central Avenue between 21st and 23rd Streets where some of the writer's favorite bars once stood, and St. Anthony's Hospital, where Kerouac died.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Best of the Day: Queens of the Stone Age

The critically acclaimed rock band will perform tonight with Chelsea Wolfe at the Mahaffey Theater.

Posted By on Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Queens of the Stone Age today (L-R): Michael Shuman, Troy Van Leeuwen, Jon Theodore, Josh Homme and Dean Fertita
  • NORA LEZANO
  • Queens of the Stone Age today (L-R): Michael Shuman, Troy Van Leeuwen, Jon Theodore, Josh Homme and Dean Fertita
Don't miss Queens of the Stone Age performing at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete tonight. Here's how CL's Music Editor, Leilani Polk , described the band's latest album, "Like Clockwork":

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Best of the Day: University of Tampa's Lectores

Posted By on Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 4:29 PM

NO FOOLIN: Hal Hartley will appear Jan. 10, and Lectores will present a free screening of his film Trust this Sunday at 9 p.m.
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  • NO FOOLIN': Hal Hartley will appear Jan. 10, and Lectores will present a free screening of his film Trust this Sunday at 9 p.m.
The University of Tampa presents its free, week-long Lectores series, spotlighting writers who have left an indelible imprint on our modern literary consciousness.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Despite setbacks Lightning may dominate Rangers tonight

The Lightning return home after disheartening injuries but still look promising.

Posted By on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 12:26 PM

GET WELL SOON, STAMKOS: Steven Stamkos may be out but the Lightning aren't down for the count.
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  • GET WELL SOON, STAMKOS: Steven Stamkos may be out but the Lightning aren't down for the count.
As the Lightning, which have a record of 14-8-1, host the New York Rangers, 23-12-1, tonight, they're coming off of a four game on-the-road losing streak.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Harbour Island's monthly art walk returns

Posted By on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 9:51 PM

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If you’ve ever trotted down “Tampa’s Waterfront,” there’s a good chance you've departed with a new and unique item in hand; with the medley of street festivals, art walks and various events that take place on Harbour Island’s waterfront, it’s no wonder.

But one monthly event just so happens to take the waterfront by storm: The Harbour Island Art Walk — don’t miss this month’s chapter on Nov. 24.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

St. Pete's Sake Bomb hosts honeys and hot rods

Posted By on Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Second from the left is Miss Scorpio 2013, Megan Kennedy. On the far right is maven of ceremonies Judy Pop.
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  • Second from the left is Miss Scorpio 2013, Megan Kennedy. On the far right is maven of ceremonies Judy Pop.

St. Petersburg's 500 Block was a brim with vintage motorcycles, hot rods, Volkswagen buses, and even an old Morris Minor. At 7 p.m., Sake Bomb's third annual Scorpio Vintage Rides and Art Show block party was still jamming eight hours after it started. Pinup girls bopped through the crowd sporting coiffed victory rolls, cat-lined eyes, form-fitting threads and high stilettos.

Not long after grabbing a sake martini and a beer from the bar, I was startled by the sound of a motorcycle engine revving nearby. It sounded so close, it had to be indoors. When I turned around, I could see Sake Bomb owner Tai "Swank" Truong straddled across a soon-to-be-raffled yellow Honda cx500 Cafe Racer. He revved the engine again, and owner Tom Truong popped up holding the box of raffle tickets. The crowd roared.

For the third annual Scorpio Bike and Pinup show, Sake Bomb raffled off a motorcycle. Seen here is winner Jeff Fox.
  • Charlie Diaz
  • For the third annual Scorpio Bike and Pinup show, Sake Bomb raffled off a motorcycle. Seen here is winner Jeff Fox.

One lucky winner would be driving the bike home. After the first ticket picked failed to produce a winner, two minutes were put on the clock before another ticket was drawn. Again, no one stepped forward and another two minutes went on the clock. The air was electric, as Swank continued revving the engine and the crowd teetered between excited and angry. Finally, the third time was the charm, with motorcycle raffle winner Jeff Fox making his way to his new ride, climbing aboard and revving the engine once again. Everyone clapped and cheered, getting over the sting knowing they would not be claiming this prize.

But I was there on another mission.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Do This: Veterans Day events

Posted By on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM

A THEATRICAL SALUTE: Cadence: Home can be seen at the Straz this evening at 7:30 p.m.
  • A THEATRICAL SALUTE: Cadence: Home can be seen at the Straz this evening at 7:30 p.m.
Today we honor and express gratitude to the brave men and women who sacrifice their lives and comfort to protect our freedoms. Local business, attractions and organizations are joining in the salute to military with a host of activities, performances and freebies.

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