Tampa History, News and Events

Spanish Lyric Theatre founder Gonzalez bows out

Posted in Today on Tuesday, September 02, 2014. Written by Paul Guzzo

Spanish Lyric Theatre founder Gonzalez bows out

Rene Gonzalez, founder and artistic director of the Spanish Lyric Theatre, promoted his Aug. 10 lunchtime show at the historic Centro Asturiano as the end of the theater company's 55th annual season.

It turned out to be much more.

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Prohibition Comes to the Tampa Bay History Center!

Posted in Today on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Prohibition Comes to the Tampa Bay History Center!

In a tumultuous era spanning 13 years, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages. Prohibition was now a part of the Constitution, holding the same status as freedom of speech and the abolition of slavery. Ratified in 1919, the 18th Amendment stirred up a passionate and sometimes volatile debate between “wets” and “drys” that will forever cement Prohibition’s place in history.

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The Mafia Tour

Posted in Today on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Written by Lisa M. Figueredo

The Mafia Tour

The tour will take you to old gambling palaces, street corners and alleys where some mobsters met their demise, and restaurants where wise guys like famed boss Santo Trafficante Jr. held court. Join us for this one-of-a-kind walk through Tampa’s most storied neighborhood. We guarantee you’ll never look at Ybor City the same way again.

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Joey Redner & Cigar City Beer

Posted in People on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Written by Paul Guzzo

Joey Redner & Cigar City Beer

Joey Redner, the founder of the popular Cigar City Brewing and the son of one of Tampa’s most infamous individuals, does not flinch when asked if he ever detested living in the shadow of the “Strip Club King.”

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Saint Petersburg Becomes Craft Beer Destination

Posted in Today on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Written by Mark DeNote

Saint Petersburg Becomes Craft Beer Destination

In the thirsty times, seeking out handcrafted, local beer in Saint Petersburg led folks to Gulfport’s shoreline and Peg’s Cantina. The cantina stood alone, and the small, venerable brewpub was arguably located on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg proper in another city.

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WestSide Barbershop's 2nd Annual Back To School Drive!

Posted in Today on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014

WestSide Barbershop's 2nd Annual Back To School Drive!

2014 Back to School Drive

The excitement of a new grade, a new teacher, and new friends makes “the going back to school experience” one of the most memorable and unforgettable moments in a child’s life. However, going back to school without the basic essentials is just as memorable for a child. The unfortunate reality is that many of our Tampa Bay area school children do not have the proper supplies and clothing to walk into their first day of class. This is like running a race without shoes.

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