Monday, May 21, 2018
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Discovery Cove deal adds free admission to SeaWorld, water park and Busch Gardens

With Labor Day comes theme parks turning their focus to Florida residents, and that means deals. First up is a Florida resident deal at Discovery Cove in Orlando. The theme park, which features swimming with dolphins, snorkeling with thousands of tropical fish and hand-feeding exotic birds, has an all-inclusive package now through December for $149, or $219 to add the dolphin swim experience. That ticket gets you food and drinks plus unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando and SeaWorld's water park Aquatica, through Jan. 31. For a $25 upgrade you can also add unlimited admission to Busch Gardens through Jan. 31. Keep in mind that would also get you access to Busch Gardens' Christmas Town nights and the Halloween and Christmas events at SeaWorld. Proof of valid Florida residency is required. See DiscoveryCove.com or call (877) 434-7268. — Sharon Kennedy Wynne ,Times staff writer

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There’s a new ‘Bachelorette’ contestant from St. Petersburg

There’s a new ‘Bachelorette’ contestant from St. Petersburg

When ABC’s reality dating competition The Bachelorette returns next week, the pool of 28 contestants vying for love and roses from Becca Kufrin will include a fitness trainer who lives in St. Petersburg.Here’s what we know about 25-year-o...
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SoundBytes: Todd Rundgren, Zomboy, Doyle, Bob Log III and more

SoundBytes: Todd Rundgren, Zomboy, Doyle, Bob Log III and more

— The wizard is returning. Just a few weeks after performing at the Mahaffey Theater with his band Utopia, Todd Rundgren is performing at the Capitol Theatre on Aug. 18. Tickets are $39 and up. Click here.— The headliners have been announ...
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Here are some of Harry and Meghan’s official wedding photos

Here are some of Harry and Meghan’s official wedding photos

LONDON — Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding.Alexi Lubomirski's images include a family portrait of the couple with Queen Elizabeth II,...
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 22

Kendrick Lamar: Hip-hop powerhouse rapper and songwriter will lead The Championship Tour presented by Top Dawg Entertainment with fellow hitmakers from the label like SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Sir, Lance Skiiiwalker and more. 7:30 p.m., M...
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Restaurant review: Baytenders Oyster Bar & Steamer is a low-key, friendly spot to gather

Restaurant review: Baytenders Oyster Bar & Steamer is a low-key, friendly spot to gather

ST. PETERSBURG Brian Storman has had a long and colorful career in the Tampa Bay area. In the 1980s he had the insanely popular Storman’s Palace in Feather Sound, which in 2008 became the grownup playground "ultralounge" called the Venue (25,0...
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The young Han Solo movie is here. And let's just say a robot is the best part

The young Han Solo movie is here. And let's just say a robot is the best part

Solo: A Star Wars Story begins with the Star Wars franchise's signature tag line, "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away."
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Baytenders Raw Bar & Steamer is a low-key, friendly spot to gather

Baytenders Raw Bar & Steamer is a low-key, friendly spot to gather

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Lightning watch party Monday for Game 6

Lightning watch party Monday for Game 6

Here's how to watch Game 6 with your fellow Bolts fans.
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Why Kendrick Lamar, in Tampa this week, is the best songwriter alive

Why Kendrick Lamar, in Tampa this week, is the best songwriter alive

The Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper is coming to Tampa. Here's what you need to know about Kendrick and his crew.
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Events: Tarbell.org founder Wendell Potter to discuss, sign book

Book TalkTarbell.org founder Wendell Potter (Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It) will discuss and sign his book at 4 p.m. May 23 at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N.Applications are ...
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