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. An artist's rendering of the proposed Rays Stadium and redevelopment of the historic Gas Plant District
  2. Lead singer Soleil Sarcinello (left) and Summer Strickland (right) of Spoiled Rat at their show on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023 at The Bends in St. Petersburg.
  3. A chicken crosses 7th Avenue in Ybor City on Friday, May 19, 2023.
  4. The folks behind St. Petersburg's Reggae Rise Up music festival are bringing a concert series to the St. Pete Pier.
  5. Morgan Zuch mixes up a cocktail at Mandarin Heights in Tampa.
  6. A standup paddle board yoga class moves into the Reverse Warrior pose while balancing on their boards as the towards the end of an evening on the water on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 in Gulfport.
  7. Dr Meghan Martin, known as @beachgem10 to her 1.4 million TikTok followers, is pictured in her Shore Acres home on Friday in St. Petersburg.
  8. A radar image shows Hurricane Idalia moving north off the coast of Florida on Tuesday evening.
  9. Satellite imagery of Idalia captured on August 28, 2023.
  10. Budae Jjigae - Kimchi soup with vegetables, pork, spam and ramen, with Korean side dishes at Dooriban, 600 66th St N. in St. Petersburg.
  11. Kimberly Platt, chef and owner of The Honu, a Tiki-themed bar and restaurant, attends to guests Thursday, April 20, 2023, in Dunedin.
  12. Norma Bauerschmidt visited the Sponge Docks at Tarpon Springs in December 2015 as part of her travels around the county. [Driving Miss Norma | Facebook]
  13. NSYNC member Joey Fatone, left, and Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean, right, will host a '90s party at the Tampa Theatre on Sept. 15.
  14. Lana Del Rey performs in concert at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on April 18, 2014.
  15. Cameron Parker, aka Painkiller Cam, works on his Beyonce mural on Aug. 8 along Tampa Avenue.
  16. Check out the funky public art at WhimzeyLand, also known as the "bowling ball house," in Safety Harbor.
  17. In Tampa on Wednesday, Beyoncé praised the crowd for their beautiful outfits and thanked them for supporting her for the last 25 years, allowing her to do what she loves the most.
  18. From left, Hope Peña, 24, Courtney O’Brien, 28, Katelynn Calixte, 21, CJ O’Brien, 23, Nate Calixte, 24, and Zelda Sainclair, 29, wait in line for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
  19. Visitors to the Don CeSar hotel, at 3400 Gulf Blvd, enjoy the water at St Pete Beach.
  20. A yellow Pirate Water Taxi boat floats down the river near the Tampa Riverwalk in Tampa in 2018.
  21. Cameron Parker, aka Painkiller Cam, in front of his Beyonce mural on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023 along Tampa Avenue in Tampa.
  22. Beyonce. Image provided by: Vividseats
  23. Dockside at the Big Catch at Salt Creek, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 in St. Petersburg.