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Jazz reputation, poker's popularity and other facts

Here are a few DYKs to help propel you through the week.

Did you know WSJT-FM 98.7 has gone from billing itself as "smooth jazz" to just "smooth?" It still plays a number of contemporary jazz songs, but the new brand seems to signal a change that moves it more toward R&B and soft pop.

It's just another sign that, for reasons unclear to me, Tampa Bay continues to struggle in establishing its jazz (contemporary or traditional) credentials. …

Did you know that ESPN's Stuart Scott maintains a home on Tampa's Harbour Island? ...

Did you know Gov. Charlie Crist still hasn't called for a special legislative session on oil drilling and clean energy? What's he waiting for? …

Did you know that at 3 a.m. Thursday, 40 of 50 tables in Florida's largest poker room at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino near Tampa were full for the unveiling of high-stakes poker? Usually at that hour, only 13 tables are full. …

Did you know that my friend saw this on a bumper sticker: Smile If You're Not Wearing Underwear. …

Did you know that Desi Arnaz, Lee Marvin and Chuck Norris all attended Saint Leo College? Not at the same time, but that's a fairly impressive list. …

Did you know between 2,000 and 3,000 Lithuanians live in the bay area, and natives of the Baltic country gather at the Lithuanian Club in Pinellas Park? I'm told on Sundays, they serve great Lithuanian food and some of the world's best beer. …

Did you know Aja Wiregrass is bringing big-city sophistication to Wesley Chapel with daily happy hour specials and bands every weekend? Pasco County may never be the same.

That's all I'm saying.

Jazz reputation, poker's popularity and other facts 07/04/10 [Last modified: Sunday, July 4, 2010 5:57pm]
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