Friday, January 19, 2018
News Roundup

Hooper: Speaking of Salvador Dalí … a sampling of secrets

The Salvador Dalí Museum stages a 24-hour reading of the artist's autobiography — The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí — starting at 11 a.m. Friday with more than 80 readers.

I get to do the 4:15 a.m. reading, but I can't figure out if I should wear a bathrobe or pajamas. Hey, just keeping it surreal.

If you're curious about my fashion choice, come out. Admission to the St. Petersburg museum is free for members throughout the read-a-thon, free for all guests during regular hours and $5 after 5:30 p.m. …

Speaking of art, the Morean Arts Center (719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg) holds a "Come Back to the MAC" event from 6-10 p.m. Friday featuring a variety of mac and cheese dishes served up by the top restaurants in St. Petersburg. Hmm, I may end up eating mac and cheese in my pajamas. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Why Run Slow When You Can Walk Fast? …

Florida State University graduate Caroline Vetter recently landed an internship at Lowry Park Zoo, but she hopes to end up cuddling with koalas and sunbathing with seals. Vetter is one of 25 finalists in a Tourism Australia "Best Jobs in the World" contest that lands the winner a wildlife caretaker position on Kangaroo Island. Check out Vetter's video application at youtu.be/j4olBvlSFAY. …

With the Funk Fest concert at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and two shows at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the performing Arts, downtown Tampa got a little jammed. But everyone knows listening to the music of the traffic in the city makes a downtown great. …

I laughed when my daughter put a Just For Men box in the shopping cart, but she said, "Dad, you really need this." I think I gained a few more grays after that concerned assessment.

That's all I'm saying.

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