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Bow Wow, Sugar Ray, Alexander and the Grapes and more


-- Why, exactly, did Bow Wow, above, sneak into the King High School cafeteria on Friday afternoon? And why did he stay for only four minutes? Find out here.

-- Don't say we didn't warn you: Sugar Ray is coming to Jannus Landing on Aug. 16. All around the world, statues are crumbling in anticipation.

-- Want to make music for a living? Check out the free Homemade Music Symposium June 13 and 14 in Ybor City, co-sponsored by the Artists and Writers Group and BAAMO. Guests and panelists include Ivan Pena of Mohawk Bomb Records, THX MGMT's Joe D'Acunta, 107-year-old organist Rosa Rio and and tbt*'s own Julie Garisto.

-- The Ritz Ybor continues to reshape the Tampa music scene, bringing reggae legend Beres Hammond July 4 and arty techno outfit Rabbit in the Moon June 19. Get a full lineup here.

-- A treat for fans of Queens, N.Y. punks Bayside: Frontman Anthony Raneri will play a solo acoustic set June 19 at Crowbar. Tickets are $10; get 'em here.

-- Chicagoland music blog Rage & Refrain checks out Tampa Bay's own Alexander and the Grapes, and likes 'em so much they invite them over for an interview.

-- Finally, we're a day late on this, but Brandon rapper Big Cheese gets all Tupac on us and offers up a Mother's Day tribute to all the mamas in the house. Moms, you are all appreciated.

[Photo by Luis Santana, tbt*]

[Last modified: Monday, May 11, 2009 3:45pm]


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