Life & Culture

  1. Rob Lorei was fired by radio station WMNF after they said he used an ethnic slur in an email. WEDU, on which he hosts a show, is supporting him.
  2. Colleen Cherry as Harriet, the little girl who played with matches, in Jobsite Theater's production of "Shockheaded Peter." The company will reprise the production in their 2021-22 season.
  3. Rob Lorei was fired by WMNF three months ago, and Thursday, the station sent an explanation to its subscribers.
  4. The 1,500-square-foot Hyde Park Village location will welcome customers before Thanksgiving.
  5. Willa's, a new neighborhood restaurant in North Hyde Park, is one of Tampa's hottest new restaurants to open this year.
  6. One of the multimedia features in Freefall Theatre's "The Rose and the Beast," which runs through Aug. 8.
  7. Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj has been named American Stage's next producing artistic director.
  8. From left, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform at the Rose Bowl on Aug. 22, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif.
  9. Producer Elayne Schneiderman Schmidt on the Dunedin set of the romance film 'A Taste of Love.'
  10. A photograph from a 1976 Tampa Bay Times story detailing how a St. Petersburg Pier laser art installation did not go as planned.
  11. Residents look at the street through a window at the Icaria nursing home in Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 25, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
  12. The McDonald's restaurant, at 347 S Gulfview Blvd on Clearwater Beach, is among the “nonstandard” locations.
  13. A large rehabilitation pool at Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Fred Howard Park facility in Tarpon Springs. The aquarium announced Wednesday that they are speeding up their efforts to get the facility ready to rehabilitate manatees.
  14. Spinners Rooftop Grille at the newly renovated Bellwether Beach Resort,  5250 Gulf Boulevard, on Tuesday. The new destination is opening in August. The former Grand Plaza Hotel, with its revolving top floor restaurant, has gotten a complete makeover, starting with its name. It reopens in August.
  15. WWE star Titus O'Neil, right, talks to students at Sligh Middle School, one of the many schools his charitable Bullard Foundation supports. They are hosting a Back to School Bash Aug. 7 with an appearance by rapper Flo Rida and will give away 30,000 backpacks stocked with school supplies.
  16. The Black Keys will perform at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Sept. 20, 2021.
  17. Fidel Castro, with an unidentified onlooker, addresses a group in Ybor City during a visit to Tampa in November 1955 to solicit support and cash for his planned overthrow of the Cuban government.
  18. Jon Boyd, co-founder of KEEO Cares, smiles at the camera while holding his coloring book. He and two Tampa friends released the KEEO Community Coloring Book featuring 30 Tampa Bay sites and sights to help people get through the pandemic and its hardships.
  19. Maggie Howell, a supporter of pop star Britney Spears, protests next to a Britney Spears cardboard cutout at the Lincoln Memorial, during the "Free Britney" rally last week.
  20. Customers shop for comics, artwork, memorabilia and apparel at the Tampa Bay Comic Convention in 2013.
  21. Oliver Daemen, from left, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, Wally Funk and Bezos' brother Mark pose for photos in front of the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket.
  22. Smoke billows off the Jose Gasparilla pirate ship as it carries members of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla along Seddon Channel for the 2020 parade in Tampa. After canceling Tampa’s signature event this year because of COVID-19 concerns, the Gasparilla parades will sail on in January of 2022, with advance tickets going on sale this week.
  23. A Ben and Jerry's scoop shop is expected to open in Midtown Tampa in late 2021. Another store is in the works in Clearwater Beach.
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