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Florida Soul by John Capouya

Book excerpt: Florida Soul, From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band by John Capouya

Did you know that the international hit "The Twist" originated in Tampa? Or that Sam & Dave ("Soul Man") came out of Miami? In his latest book, Florida Soul, University of Tampa Journalism Professor John Capouya tells the history of soul music in Florida. Read an excerpt here.

Model for 'Family' sculpture by Junior Polo

Placemaking: Public art creates a sense of place in North Tampa neighborhood

Junior Polo's "Family'' is one of three public art displays designed to create a sense of place and community pride in and around Harvest Hope Park in North Tampa.

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Book excerpt: Images of Modern America, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

The rich history of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is illustrated in a new book that traces its origins as an Anheuser-Busch brewery and visitor center in 1959 through its growth as an internationally known theme park and accredited zoological facility. Read an excerpt.

True Stories at Spitfire Theater.

Moving to Tampa Bay: How to plug into the local storytelling scene

The storytelling scene is flourishing in the Tampa Bay area, building organic connections through vulnerable truth-telling. It’s a unique medium, a fantastic hybrid of creative nonfiction and oral memoir.

Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick debuts LEGO masterpieces in Tampa Bay Area

The Art of the Brick family-friendly exhibit arrives in Tampa thanks to the Vinik Family Foundation, which is offering free admission to all.
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