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Karamu explodes into a wild samba parade at Lowry Park Zoo

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St. Petersburg Times society columnist Amy Scherzer shares some festive photos from Lowry Park Zoo's Carnaval at Karamu, an over-the-top party that featured 20 dazzling dancers and attracted 300 zoo supporters on April 18. Live auction bids included $10,000 naming rights for four bush­babies, pumping proceeds to $180,000 for zoo programs.

Scherzer wrote: "It's not your grandmother's Karamu, exclaimed a guest getting an eyeful of the overflowing women in the crowd and joking that this year's theme should be called 'Endowment.'"

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The dancers limboed under feathered stilt walkers and pulled guests up to the rhythms of Late Night Brass.

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Sandy and David Spezza enjoyed the evening at the zoo's new Safari Lodge.

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[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:51pm]

    

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