Gabrielle Calise - Culture, music and nostalgia reporter

Culture, music and nostalgia reporter

I’m proud to report on offbeat Florida, nostalgia and music for my hometown paper. My favorite stories explore our state's history and provide context for local oddities. I also love profiling fascinating people in our community and both photographing and reviewing concerts. Before I joined the Tampa Bay Times as an intern on the digital team, I graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 and was a journalism fellow in Germany through the RIAS Berlin exchange program. I’m a big fan of long-lost tourist attractions, oat milk lattes and film photography.

  1. Tim Heidecker attends a Premiere Party for "Killing It" on Wednesday, April. 6, 2022, Casita Hollywood in Los Angeles.
  2. Taylor Swift, shown performing during the opener of her Eras tour on March 17 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, will be in Tampa for three sold-out shows April 13, 14 and 15. Fans are advised to plan ahead for parking and traffic.
  3. Glenn Danzig plays at the Wacken Open Air festival in July 2018.
  4. You'll find more than books at the Clearwater Main Library. At the library's "Thingamabrary," people can check out board games, tools, telescopes, technical kits, art kits, jumper cables, video games and enjoy Wi-Fi hot spots.
  5. Tampa Bay Times reporters Gabrielle Calise and Helen Freund will be your guides in the new One Day in Tampa Bay newsletter.
  6. Spring Breakers, written and directed by Harmony Korine and rated R, was largely filmed in Pinellas County.
  7. Kat Stickler is a 28-year-old Tampa resident and TikTok star who is approaching 10 million followers.
  8. Robert Smith, singer for The Cure, looks to other band members during their 2004 concert at the then-Ford Amphitheatre.
  9. In this file photo, Soulja Boy performs on stage at the Rich Gang Tour at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa.
  10. Actor and recording artist Snoop Dogg is seen on the field before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 19, 2021, in Tampa.
  11. Kenny Lawson performs in a drag show at the Hamburger Mary's in Clearwater in May 2016.
  12. Wu-Tang Clan, left, and Nas will perform at a pool party hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa in September.
  13. Caroline Kole grew up singing in Clearwater. On Sunday, she'll appear on "American Idol," auditioning in front of judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
  14. Strawberry shortcakes are topped with whipped cream at Parkesdale Farm Market in Plant City.
  15. Mike Love, 81, is a founding member of the Beach Boys, who will be performing at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Feb. 22.
  16. The sign that Sunken Gardens put up in 2003 changed some of the colors and the V-shaped chevron. This sign recently came down and is being replaced with one that more closely resembles the original.
  17. Alex Gomez, on left, takes a picture of a group of French Canadien cyclists in front of the pink trumpet tree in bloom on 23rd Ave. NE. and Coffee Pot Blvd NE on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 in St. Petersburg. Gomez, a local who lives part time in St. Petersburg, was helping out the group of eight cyclists from Nicolet, Quebec. The group is cycling though parts of the west coast of Florida and has already completed about 1000 kilometers.
  18. Ryan and Chris Zubrick pose for a portrait at the Zubrick Magic Theatre on Feb. 6, 2023, in St.Petersburg. The couple performs family-friendly illusions Thursday through Saturday, and every other Sunday.
  19. Nancy, left, and Max are local rescue dogs that were adopted out by Compassion Kind St. Petersburg. They will play in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XIX on Sunday.
  20. Beyonce performs in concert at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa during the Formation World Tour in 2016.
  21. Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard performs in front of a sold out crowd in St. Petersburg at Jannus Live on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
  22. Fall Out Boy is coming to Tampa.
  23. Skyla Carter, 24, of Tampa, waves during the 2023 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates.