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News: Holly Williams, Ludacris, Pocket and more



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-- 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.

-- Plant City rapper Shamir Garmelo, a.k.a. Briyante, a.k.a. DJ Nelo, was killed over the weekend at a teenage girl's birthday party, at which he was performing. He was 21.

-- 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.

-- Perpetual Groove is coming to the State Theatre on Dec. 4 with the Heavy Pets. Tickets are $12-$15. Click here for details.

-- 24 Hour Service Station is amped about a new video by star DJ signee Pocket, featuring Dag Nasty's Dave Smalley. Click here to check it out.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo by Matt Marriott, Busch Gardens.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:14pm]


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