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What a wild ride: Look back at 60 years of Busch Gardens thrill rides

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As the Tampa theme park celebrates its 60th birthday, we look back at the heart-pounding rides that have become its signature. Sixty years ago this month, Busch Gardens opened as a lush, admission-free garden to promote the products of the Anheuser-Busch brewery. Born on June 1, 1959, Busch Gardens evolved[…]

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 3-9

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A reunited Hootie and the Blowfish, tax-free shopping continues, Weird Al Yankovic returns and you can pet a jellyfish. Hootie and the Blowfish: Hold my hand, after 10 years apart, the band has reunited and is coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Sunday ($29.50-$129.50). Tax-free shopping: Stock up[…]

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Bearss? Wimauma? Masaryktown? Here’s how to pronounce the tricky names around Tampa Bay.

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How do you say these names, and where did they even come from anyway? Welcome to Florida Wonders, a series where readers submit their questions about the Tampa Bay area and Florida and Timesjournalists find answers. Reader T. J. Chaltry, 28, wanted to know: What’s the correct way to say Bearss[…]

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 13-19

Broadway Playbill Collage Compilation

Chelsea Handler, Taking Back Sunday headlining the 97X Barbecue and Kinky Boots hits the Straz Center. Chelsea Handler: The brash comic is at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday for a night of conversation about her introspective memoir, Life Will Be the Death of Me. ($72-$92). 97X Barbecue Music and Arts Festival: The alt-rock station[…]

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of April 29-May 5

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Riverfest returns with a nighttime hot air balloon glow, the Indigo Girls, Fiesta Maxima, Free Comic Book Day and more. Riverfest: Celebrate downtown Tampa’s Riverwalk on Friday and Saturday with a free lineup of concerts, a taco festival, a hot air balloon glow on Saturday and the Wiener Dog Derby. thetampariverwalk.com. Yom[…]

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Homegrown millennials returning to Tampa Bay. Here’s why.

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For years, many young professionals left Tampa, never to return. TAMPA: Allie Kessler had a decision to make. She was working in Washington, D.C., enjoying her job in commercial real estate. Her fiancé was about to graduate from business school in Chapel Hill, N.C. Where were they going to put[…]

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, April 19

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Tampa Things to do: Alt-rock band Collective Soul performs, the VooDood Challenge Art Show is on display and author Gale Massey speaks. Collective Soul:  The grungy, Southern, alternative rock group hit the stage. $55 and up. 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. atthecap.com. VooDood Challenge Art[…]

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Springtime Safety Tips from the ASPCA

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Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your furry friends. *If you suspect your pet may have come in[…]

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Bar review: The Forge is an Irish independent

Craft Beer Tasting Flight

Brandon FL, The Forge isn’t bowing to the chains or traditional Irish pub decor. Who doesn’t like a good underdog story? This one is taking place in Brandon, where even bars and restaurants struggle against the chain giants that are the area’s status quo. The Mill, for example, didn’t make[…]

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, March 30

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Tampa Spring Beer Jam hits Dunedin Brewery, Hyde Park Village Art Fair and Capitol Theatre hosts Paula Poundstone. Tampa Spring Beer Jam: Alongside beer releases, a lineup of live music and rotating taps, the seventh annual event, which kicked off Thursday, plays host to the resurgence of Dunedin Brewery’s IPA Fest.[…]

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Gasparilla Music Festival schedule, set times released: When to see Gary Clark Jr., Avett Brothers and more

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In Addition, Gasparilla also brings Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Toro y Moi and more. How are we only a week away from this year’s Gasparilla Music Festival, a.k.a. Tampa’s best live music weekend of the year? Yes, the festival’s eighth edition kicks off[…]

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