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By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 5th, 2016
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Lazy Bonez and Beatlemania Live kick off Florida State Fair music entertainment

An outstanding entertainment lineup of musical performers that includes a Grammy-winning artist and a host of iconic favorites is slated for the 2016 Florida State Fair, taking place from Feb. 4-15 at the Florida More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
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Hillsong comes to Florida on ‘Empires’ Tour, selling out show after show

After recent stops in India, Singapore and Indonesia, Billboard Music Award winners Hillsong UNITED will bring their highly acclaimed EMPIRES tour to the United States, featuring special guests Rend Collective. More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Bobby Brown, Keith Sweat to headline Tampa Spring Jam event

Tampa Spring Jam returns to the USF Sun Dome on Saturday, April 2nd at 8:00PM. This year’s show features Keith Sweat, Bobby Brown, Jagged Edge, Next, and H-Town. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 29th at 10:00AM. More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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112th Florida State Fair set to start next week with a ‘So Much More to Explore’ theme

The 112th Florida State Fair is scheduled for February 4-15 at the Florida State Fairgrounds located at I-4 and US Hwy 301 in Tampa. This year’s theme, “So Much More to Explore,” reminds everyone that there More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 25th, 2016
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Patel Conservatory’s free ‘Campapalooza’ previews summer camps, activities

The Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts is hosting the Campapalooza on Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This FREE event features a sampling of summer camps and classes, with bonus More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 25th, 2016
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‘The Lion King’ Broadway play amazes and entertains

Disney’s The Lion King is a true phenomenon and the production’s return to Tampa was quickly well-received as The Circle of Life prompted a roaring applause to kick off the opening night. Tony Award-winning More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 22nd, 2016
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Patel Conservatory’s ‘Clown Boot Camp’ set for February 13

Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa Florida will be hosting the “Clown Boot Camp” on Saturday, Feb. 13, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Students in grades three to eight will More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 22nd, 2016
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Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ arrives in Tampa at the Straz Center

Disney’s The Lion King may be Tampa’s most eagerly awaited stage production ever as it will leap onto the Morsani Hall stage Jan. 20-Feb. 14, 2016, as part of the Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, January 11th, 2016
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Kendrick Johnson death update: Family seeking justice, ‘someone to be accountable’

Kendrick Johnson’s mother believes 2016 is the year of accountability, stating that “2016 is Kendrick’s year for someone to be held accountable for his death.” While the case is still under More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, December 19th, 2015
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Next Gen Ballet delivers a beautiful ‘Nutcracker’

Tchaikovsky’s timeless score comes to life through the majesty of the Next Generation Ballet with a cast of nearly 175 performers.  The Nutcracker ballet tells the story of young Clara receiving a nutcracker More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, December 18th, 2015
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Tampa: Hillsong United adds Valentine’s Day show at USF Sun Dome

Hillsong UNITED has added a second show at the USF Sun Dome on Sunday, February 14th at 7:00PM as they bring their “Empires Tour” to Tampa.  The second show will also feature Rend Collective. Tickets go on More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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University Area CDC sets Tampa ‘Paint the Town’ event for January 16

The University Area CDC, with help from hundreds of Tampa’s good citizens, will paint the town on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Paint the Town will bring together community residents to roll up their More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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Witnesses not cooperating with police in murder of Ricardo McCalop Jr, Florida man found dead

Police are trying to determine what led up to a Florida man being killed late Wednesday in east Tampa. Ricardo McCalop Jr., 26, died overnight at Tampa General Hospital after suffering upper body trauma. Police More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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NYC Ballet’s ‘magical’ ‘The Nutcracker’ comes to Straz Center on Dec 19 and 20

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts’ Next Generation Ballet (NGB) presents Nutcracker in Carol Morsani Hall on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. New York City Ballet (NYCB) More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’ comes to Straz Center on Dec 12

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Dec. 12, in the Morsani Hall. In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
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Hillsong UNITED sets show for USF Sun Dome in Tampa, tickets on sale Friday

Hillsong UNITED is bringing their “Empires Tour” to the USF Sun Dome on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:00PM.  The show will also feature Rend Collective. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 20th at 10:00AM. More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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‘VeggieTales Live’ comes to Tampa on November 22

Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and all of their Veggie friends are coming to the Straz Center in the all-new, fresh, funny and unforgettable VeggieTales Live! Little Kids Do Big Things. VeggieTales Live! photo More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 26th, 2015
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‘Heroic’ Florida man, Maurice Harris, killed by truck after shielding two daughters from crash

While details are not fully known, the tragic death of a Tampa man as rocked the community. Maurice Harris was walking with his daughters when a bizarre accident resulted in a truck hitting a van and ultimately More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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Free ‘Straz Live in the Park’ set for Saturday, ‘Schoolhouse Rock live’ next weekend

Enjoy a great concert Saturday at the Curtis Hixon Part with Straz Live! in the Park and then the Schoolhouse Rock Live! presentation next week (more information and details below.) Straz Live! in the Park features More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 9th, 2015
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Tampa Repticon set for November, ‘Bigger and better than ever’

Repticon, a nationwide promoter of reptile and exotic animal expos, brings its unique blend of vendors, breeders, and educators back to Tampa for a family-oriented, fun-filled event in an expanded venue setting More...

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