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  1. Lady Gaga sings the national anthem during President-elect Joe Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Officials say Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and her two French bulldogs stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery. Los Angeles police are seeking two suspects, thought it’s not known if both were armed, in connection with the Wednesday night shooting.
  2. Cars pick up gifts and drop of food donations Sunday at the Congregation B'nai Israel during preparations for Purim.
  3. Caribbean flamingos flock together in the Bird Gardens at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on June 11, 2020, in Tampa.
  4. Copi and Claude are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
  5. Platinum selling artist Phillip Phillips will kick off the concert series for the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival.
  6. "The Lost Apothecary" is the debut novel by St. Petersburg resident Sarah Penner.
  7. Realtor Philippa Main poses Wednesday outside a property she represents. Main's humorous listing for the home went viral. "Here it is, literally the worst house on the street!" she wrote.
  8. In this Oct. 23, 2019 photo, Bruce Springsteen at the world premiere of HBO Documentary Films' "Very Ralph" in New York. Springsteen faced a drunken driving charge for an incident in New Jersey in November. The government dropped the charge and Springsteen paid $540 in fines and court costs to resolve the case.
  9. Calvin Royal III performs in "Apollo" in 2019.
  10. Savannah, Ga.'s grand Forsyth Fountain was built in 1858 and thought to be patterned after the fountain in Paris's Place de la Concorde.
  11. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and bestselling mystery author Louise Penny have teamed up to write a novel, “State of Terror,” to be published Oct. 12.  (Photos by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, left, and Jean-Francois Bérubé via AP)
  12. "A Self Portrait," John Sims, 2020
  13. Bessie Coleman was the first African American Aviator of Record. She received her pilot's license in 1921 and died in an accident in Jacksonville in 1926.
  14. Author Lawrence Ferlinghetti recites a poem after he was awarded the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the National Book Awards in New York, on Nov. 16, 2005. Ferlinghetti, a poet, publisher and bookseller, has died in San Francisco at age 101. His son says Ferlinghetti died at home on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.
  15. MacDill Air Force Base on Tuesday dedicated a historic marker denoting the spot where the erased Port Tampa Cemetery was located.
  16. Beverly Ackah, 25, and Franklin Okomba, 31, both visiting from Seattle, enjoy a walk along St. Pete Beach on Tuesday.
  17. On Friday and Saturday, the Tampa Riverwalk becomes even more of a gathering place for the community during Riverfest. [Times (2016)]
  18. The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival has returned for its sixth year, with COVID-19 protocols in place such as masks, temperature checks and advanced reservations required. The festival opens at noon Fridays through Sundays through April 25.
  19. This drawing from the 1930s of Tampa's historic Black neighborhood known as the Scrub was created by Karl Moseley during The Great Depression and funded by the Works Progress Administration.
  20. Walk away from all pressure to be cool.
  21. Nik Wallenda's Daredevil Rally is the creation of the high-wire star and Sarasota resident. The socially distant drive-in stunt show, which was a big hit in June, returns Feb. 26-28 and March 4-7 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.
  22. Bianca Del Rio serves as host for the Drive 'N Drag show. She joins with her super hero drag friends from RuPaul's Drag Race to save 2021.
  23. Tampa Theatre went dark due to the coronavirus in March 2020. It will reopen March 11 for a one-movie test run.
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