Sunday, June 24, 2018
Features and More

Wyclef Jean replaces Randy Travis for Got Your 6 show during RNC

First it was Willie Nelson headlining the ballyhooed Got Your 6 gala at the Dallas Bull during the Republican National Convention. Then Willie dropped out, and Randy Travis got involved — that is, before the country star got into trouble, not to mention naked and arrested, down in north Texas last Tuesday.

Now hip-hop icon Wyclef Jean is the latest star to sign up to help Got Your 6, a nonpartisan organization that assists the military reintegrate into civilian life. The former Fugee, and Haitian hero, will play Aug. 29 at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa.

The night is co-sponsored by Got Your 6 and Lifetime Television, and will be co-hosted by Meghan and Cindy McCain, plus Republican governors and members of Congress. The late-night party will run from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. As well as Wyclef's gig, Meghan will be signing copies of her new book, America, You Sexy B----. It all sounds super cool, but alas, unless you get your paws on a limited invite — or you happen to be John McCain — you'll be stuck at home playing Wyclef's Carnival album on repeat.

In other RNC rock 'n' roll news: U.S. Rep. Ron Paul may be a longshot in the upcoming presidential election, but he has our vote for the GOPer with the hippest taste in music. Blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, will be the headliner at Paul's We Are the Future rally at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa on Aug. 26.

The Roncentric rah-rahing will go from noon to 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome, and tickets are free, but you have to register at eventbrite.com to get a chance to see Vaughan, one of the great underrated bluesmen, pick his signature Tex-Mex Stratocaster.

Later that night, Vaughan and Blues Traveler's John Popper will join Paul at Ferg's Bar and Grill in St. Petersburg for a Liberty Rock After-Party. That will be a much more exclusive shindig, however. Go to www.ronpaul2012.com for more information.

Sean Daly can be reached at [email protected] Follow @seandalypoplife on Twitter.

Comments
Finding the fun in a family road trip

Finding the fun in a family road trip

When Matt Villano sets out on the 560-mile road trip from his home in Healdsburg, California, to San Diego in July, his game plan will be carefully crafted. When you’re traveling with three kids under age 10, you have no choice.Villano, a freelance w...
Published: 06/23/18
See Datz pastry chef Alicia Wolding on Netflix’s Sugar Rush

See Datz pastry chef Alicia Wolding on Netflix’s Sugar Rush

When Alicia Wolding joined Datz as the new executive pastry chef last year her hair was rainbow — pretty much the whole ROY G BIV spectrum in cascading tresses. More recently, it’s bright purple, somewhere between iris and lilac. This is the color yo...
Published: 06/22/18
Enjoy Israeli Couscous, Swiss Chard and Peppers warm or at room temperature

Enjoy Israeli Couscous, Swiss Chard and Peppers warm or at room temperature

By Katie WorkmanIsraeli or Mediterranean couscous are tiny balls of toasted semolina pasta that plump up when cooked into toothsome, slightly less tiny balls of pasta. They make a great base for a side or salad. You can make the couscous according to...
Published: 06/22/18
Bar review: St. Pete’s Garage is a dive with Pride

Bar review: St. Pete’s Garage is a dive with Pride

Last year’s St. Pete Pride went smoothly, despite some behind-the-scenes drama involving the decision to relocate the parade to the downtown waterfront, rather than the Grand Central District, where it had traditionally been held. After all, the Gran...
Published: 06/21/18
Local craft beer of the week: Beach Slap Piña Colada Wheat Ale from Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company

Local craft beer of the week: Beach Slap Piña Colada Wheat Ale from Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company

"Hooray, it’s summer!" exclaimed no Floridians. But if it’s summer proper and not just the usual year-round weather, you might as well embrace the heat and humidity with a trip to the beach, accompanied by some suitably refreshing beers. While you’r...
Published: 06/21/18
Wine dinners, beer projects and more will wet your whistle this summer

Wine dinners, beer projects and more will wet your whistle this summer

FILIPINO FOOD: WELCOME CHISMISHave you been to the Heights Public Market at the 73,000-square-foot Armature Works yet? It’s the buzzy food market in Tampa Heights with more than a dozen vendors offering up everything from rolled ice cream to Cuban sa...
Published: 06/20/18
On stage this week: Freefall Theatre’s ‘The Musical of Musicals,’ Jay Pharoah

On stage this week: Freefall Theatre’s ‘The Musical of Musicals,’ Jay Pharoah

SENDUP: MUSICAL OF MUSICALSFive composers, a talented cast, choreography by Cheryl Lee and music directed by Michael Raabe — that’s Freefall Theatre’s recipe for a laugh-filled, season-ending summer musical, appropriately titled The Musical of Musica...
Published: 06/20/18
Artists’ talks and Sharon Norwood’s definition of beauty

Artists’ talks and Sharon Norwood’s definition of beauty

MARK MAKING: DEFINING BEAUTYBlack, squiggly lines are at the center of multidisciplinary artist Sharon Norwood’s works, an exhibition of which titled "Defining Beauty" opens at Tempus Projects on Saturday. Norwood’s use of the line in a variety of me...
Published: 06/20/18
Here’s the skinny on the ketogenic diet: What it is, how to follow it properly

Here’s the skinny on the ketogenic diet: What it is, how to follow it properly

It started with jugs of olive oil and cans of tuna, lots of it, which my husband hauled in one day and plunked on the counter. "That’s my lunch!"That was about three months ago, and every day since there has been a new entity in our house to consider...
Published: 06/20/18
Five ideas for rainbow-themed foods to serve at your Pride party

Five ideas for rainbow-themed foods to serve at your Pride party

More than 50,000 people are estimated to attend Pride weekend in St. Petersburg, which runs Friday to Sunday. (June is LGBTQ Pride Month.) Whether you plan to march in the parade or host your own smaller gathering, we’ve selected five rainbow-themed ...
Published: 06/20/18