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Five for your radar: A Tommy and a Tommie, soccer's back, USF's new music mecca and all's fair in Pinellas Park

The Tampa Bay Rays haven't started regular MLB play yet, but already they have a collectible from this season. The Tommy Bahama folks have chosen them to feature in their collector's edition line of casual Hawaiian shirts. They're one of only eight teams that will grace a shirt. They go on sale at 5 p.m. at an event at the store at International Plaza. The big question: Will the price be a deterrent?

Speaking of sports shirts, the new FC Tampa Bay soccer club (the former Rowdies) will be launching its jerseys for sale online, along with various other merchandise. They begin play at Progress Energy Park on April 9.

USF is sounding the trumpets for its big event today: the ribbon-cutting for its new music school. The 113,535-square-foot complex includes a 485-seat concert hall and a 116-seat recital hall. The new hall will have much better acoustics. Also on tap is the dedication of Forest Spirits, a large-scale public art project by Janaina Tschape.

The Pinellas County Fair returns for the first time in a decade. It has landed in Pinellas Park and will feature four days of family fun with a midway, games and animal acts.

Expect an awwwwww-some amount of coverage of Busch Gardens' latest addition, a 5-week-old baby cheetah that they're caring for. The theme park has invited the media to watch its play time. The cheetah came to Busch Gardens after its mother at the Jacksonville Zoo was unable to care for it. But it's not the only cute newborn there. Busch sent out photos of this pint-sized Thomson gazelle that's being hand-fed after its mother couldn't care for it.

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Five for your radar: A Tommy and a Tommie, soccer's back, USF's new music mecca and all's fair in Pinellas Park 03/31/11 [Last modified: Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:40pm]

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