Paul Guzzo - Culture Reporter

Culture Reporter

I am the reporter who found the lost segregation-era all-black Zion Cemetery. My unique beat also includes the local film industry, Tampa history, professional wrestling and the odd and unique people who make up this area. I have been a journalist in Tampa since 1999. In my younger years, I was also an independent filmmaker best known for an award-winning documentary on Charlie Wall, Tampa’s first crime lord. At home, I am married to a woman who is way out of my league and father of four kids who have diverse career goals – engineer, veterinarian, ballerina, and a “fighting ninja,” as opposed to a pacifist ninja.

  1. In March 1974, Dick Greco resigned as mayor of Tampa. His replacement, Richard L. Cheney, died just months later.
  2. Matt Bloom, instructor, top-center, talks to athletes after they go through training during a WWE tryout event at the IMG Academy East Campus in Bradenton.
  3. Joe Haskins Bicycle Shop is closing after 62 years on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Tampa.
  4. Salvador Martinez Ybor Jr. could have lived a comfortable life in Cuba, but he returned to the United States to enlist and serve his country in World War II. He was killed in action in the Philippines in January 1945.
  5. Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s property located along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa.
  6. Erin McKendry, center, a staff archaeologist with Cardno, points to an area that is believed to be the top of a coffin belonging to the erased North Greenwood Cemetery while Ryan Harke, right, an archaeologist with the Florida Public Archaeology Network, and Kerri Klein, an archaeologist with Cardno, watch on Feb. 10, 2021, in Clearwater. At 10 a.m. Saturday, a historic marker denoting the existence of the cemetery will be unveiled at the site.
  7. Peter Shatner and his half brother, Darren Freedman, look at a photo of their late father on Shatner’s phone. DNA testing recently connected Shatner to his biological father and his half siblings after decades of believing his father was actor William Shatner.
  8. Jose Marti is seen in this replica photograph and collectors stamp. He is in the middle, with the white shirt and mustache.
  9. This photo of downtown Tampa overlooks the Tampa Riverwalk, University of Tampa, and Hillsborough River in April. Guess what this land used to be called?
  10. Parte de la colección. Tres Ford Coupe de 1932 propiedad de Leroy Gonzalez, un desarrollador de bienes raíces y entusiasta de los autos clásicos que murió en enero a la edad de 84 años, está estacionado en graneros en su rancho, en Seffner. Varios autos de su colección de autos clásicos serán subastados el 3 de diciembre.
  11. Classic cars owned by Leroy Gonzalez, a real estate developer and classic car enthusiast who died in January at the age of 84, are parked at his office in Seffner. More than two dozen cars in this classic car collection will be auctioned on Dec. 3.
  12. The Sledge-O-Matic master Gallagher, watermelon slayer, and mustached mischief maker.
  13. AEW professional wrestler Laura Dennis gets her makeup touched up by Cyn Cervantes, key makeup artist, right, before filming a scene for the movie "Bad Tenant" on Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg.
  14. La Tropical, la primera cerveza elaborada en Tampa, ha vuelto a ingresar al mercado local por primera vez desde que su cervecería original de Ybor City cerró en 1961. Ahora está siendo elaborada en Miami por una empresa con un vínculo histórico con la cerveza.
  15. The exterior of Shell's Feed & Garden Supply in Tampa.
  16. A cottage built by Al Tomaini, the "Gibsonton Giant," burned to the ground on Saturday.
  17. Pete Davidson and Kaley Cuoco at Peacock's ''Meet Cute'' New York premiere on Sept. 20, 2022 in New York City.
  18. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church sits on the edge of Ybor City in Tampa.  The church was founded in 1891 under the name Our Lady of Mercy to accommodate cigar workers who wanted a Spanish-speaking mass.  The original wooden building was torn down in 1937 and a new church named Our Lady of Perpetual Help was built in its place.
  19. The Ghost Brothers, Marcus Harvey, Dalen Spratt and Juwan Mass, in front of the Tampa Theatre.
  20. Draft beer poured at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg. The brewery is among those featured in the documentary “Tampa Beer: Crafting the Bay,” which tells the story of the local craft beer industry.
  21. The movie “Sympathy for the Devil" was shot in a Las Vegas virtual studio owned by Tampa-based Vū Technologies. The building seen in the background is not real. Rather, it is digitized on an LED screen.
  22. La Tropical, the first beer brewed in Tampa, has reentered the local marketplace for the first since its original Ybor City brewery shuttered in 1961. It is now being brewed in Miami by a company with a historic link to the beer.
  23. Eugenie Bondurant as Azarel in Marvel Studios' "Werewolf By Night" on Disney+.

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