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Worth the Drive, The Gist edition: Dave Hickey tonight at USF

October 2, 2014
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It's a bit of a drive, but if you can get away, art-world provocateur Dave Hickey's lecture tonight in Tampa is sure to be epic.
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Falcon’s Fury on-ride video and interview with BGT’s Mark Rose

September 17, 2014
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Falcon’s Fury on-ride video and interview with BGT’s Mark Rose

In this week’s issue of Orlando Weekly, you’ll find my latest Live Action Cultures column detailing my first ride on Falcon’s Fury, the ginormous new drop tower at Busch Gardens Tampa. Since words alone can’t adequately emphasize what an intimidating experience this attraction is, here is an exclusive video (courtesy of Busch Gardens’ media team)...
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A treasure trove of fantastic Florida photos from the 1970s

February 12, 2014
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A treasure trove of fantastic Florida photos from the 1970s

Slate recently posted a magical slideshow that you need to see. In 1972, photographer Bill Yates spent seven months taking pictures at the Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink in Tampa; as Jordan Teicher relates on Slate’s Behold photoblog, “He mostly forgot about the work up until recently, when he unearthed about 800 negatives from his archives and...
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New freakin’ tall Falcon’s Fury construction photos from Busch Gardens Tampa

January 7, 2014
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New freakin’ tall Falcon’s Fury construction photos from Busch Gardens Tampa

Lately SeaWorld has been getting all the publicity, but sister park Busch Gardens Tampa is making a little noise for itself today with some fresh Falcon’s Fury construction photos. The massive 335-foot drop-tower will be the tallest such ride in North America when complete. Even in its current condition at “only” just over 300...
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HUMBLE PIE!: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn sports UCF Knights Jersey and flies UCF flag over City Hall

December 16, 2013
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HUMBLE PIE!: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn sports UCF Knights Jersey and flies UCF flag over City Hall

So apparently just now at Orlando City Hall, Mayor Buddy Dyer showed this video of an awkward looking Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn in an ill-fitting jersey and eating crow. See, UCF is actually in a bowl game this year.  But University of South Florida sadly is not. The mayors had a “gentleman’s bet” about...
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There’s an app for that: BuzzMe allows users to buy drinks via smartphone

July 12, 2013
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There’s an app for that: BuzzMe allows users to buy drinks via smartphone

Now you can purchase menu items for friends, family, and colleagues – anyone you don’t really want to associate with in person – from your smartphone, using the new BuzzMe app.
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New York avant-garde folk band Ida play intimate venue in Tampa

February 14, 2013
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New York avant-garde folk band Ida play intimate venue in Tampa

It just sounds so charming: a limited listening party to the soothing arrangements of Ida, live in an unexpected setting.
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1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater gets new name

February 5, 2013
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1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater gets new name

The outdoor live music venue will now be called Live Nation Amphitheatre, aptly named after the venue's concert-booking company.
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