News: Holly Williams, Ludacris, Pocket and more
-- Holly Williams is the granddaughter of Hank Williams, the daughter of Hank Williams Jr., and an aspiring country artist herself. In her downtime, she is also -- as the above photo indicates -- an amateur giraffe-feeder. That's her with her husband, Chris Coleman, during a recent trip to Busch Gardens in Tampa.
-- Apparently Ludacris is late on $61,860 worth of legal bills, and Tampa firm Carlton Fields wants some of that action.
-- Add Zac Brown Band to the list of musicians plotting a rock 'n' roll cruise in the coming months. The group's "Sailing Southern Ground" cruise will depart from Tampa on Labor Day weekend, running to Grand Cayman from Sept. 2-6, 2010. No other artists have been announced just yet.
-- Sarasota's Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is planning a "Reggae on the Bay" concert at 6 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $18 for non-member adults, $15 adult members, free for children 12 and under.
-- Rock author Robert Hilburn, the longtime former pop music critic for the Los Angeles Times, will be on WMNF's Sonic Detours program shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday to discuss his new book, Corn Flakes With John Lennon And Other Tales From A Rock 'N' Roll Life. Tune in to hear him talk rock with Talking Animals host (and friend of Nelly McKay) Duncan Strauss.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo by Matt Marriott, Busch Gardens.