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Drink up for charity with American Idol's Melissa McGhee




South Tampa hotspot 717 South has a weekly Friday-night celebrity bartender series, where local notables pour out drinks for customers with all tips going to charity. Past bartenders have included Ian Beckles and Brendan McLaughlin.

This week's bartenders are model-fashionistas Brandi Kamenar and Laura Hunt, and travel diva Tammy Levent. But an even more familiar face is scheduled to make an appearance.

Former American Idol finalist Melissa McGhee (best known as the Tampa contestant who DIDN'T get arrested and go on Celebrity Rehab) will perform for customers Friday night. The event is 7 to 11 and admission is free (but come on, tip your bartenders; the proceeds go to Heartbeat International).

For details, call (813) 250-1661.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:12pm]


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