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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 23

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    Tampa Urban Music Festival: Grammy-winning superstar Anthony Hamilton headlines, with fellow R&B singers Lyfe Jennings, Mali Music and Jazmine Sullivan. Comedian Kevin "D--- Fool" Simpson will host at 8 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $35-$75. (813) 974-3004.

  2. College Football Kickoff Party will benefit programs for children, families

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    BROOKSVILLE — Lara Bradburn recalls a day last year at a meeting of Friends of the Children Inc. when she and other board members were reminiscing about the "old days." It reminded her of one of her favorite charitable events: the annual college football kickoff sponsored by the local chapter of the American …

  3. Hernando County nightlife

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    Nightlife

    Aqua Bar and Lounge: 1365 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesday. No cover. (352) 600-2802.

  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 22

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    Shut Up and Laugh: The lineup features Mike Epps (The Hangover), known for blending hip-hop and comedy; Jo Koy, a regular guest on Chelsea Lately; and Michael Che, recently named one of Rolling Stone's "50 Funniest People." Catch them at 8 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. …

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29:  Mike Epps speaks onstage at the 2014 AOL NewFronts at Duggal Greenhouse on April 29, 2014 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for AOL)
  5. Vendors, shoppers find a niche at open markets across bay area

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    PORT RICHEY

    Mary Jo Rodriguez had been up at the crack of dawn baking bread with the hope that locals would venture out for the Sunday afternoon opening of the Market on the Bayou.

    Annie Christensen of Annie’s Sweet Organics, center, waits on customers while Mary Jo Rodriguez takes inventory at Market on the Bayou in Port Richey.
  6. Wearable art show bringing wacky designs to Dunedin

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    DUNEDIN — When Tarpon Springs resident Julian Hartzog saw his first Wearable Art Show at the Dunedin Fine Art Center six years ago, the 77-year-old wanted to join the ranks of the creative designers who have used materials including raw meat, veggies, balloons, lamp shades and condoms to adorn the human body.

    From left, models Rachel Reed, Kate Coggin and Felicia Landis try on Julian Hartzog’s stainless steel space designs that he described as having intergalactic elegance.