Life & Culture

  1. A wooden cross bearing cloth is pictured next to hand sanitizer and masked parishioners during Easter mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on April 4, 2021, in Tampa. The Florida Legislature is considering bills that would prevent churches from being forced to close during future emergencies, like they were in the early days of the pandemic.
  2. This piece is by Lilian Delgado, one of the exhibiting artists at Art Festival Beth-El, which returns in person in St. Petersburg Jan. 30-31.
  3. Corey Greenan, Eric Chambliss, Jon Hacker and Michael Milton in "Jersey Boys," which is scheduled to come to Ruth Eckerd Hall in February 2021 as part of their Broadway series.
  4. French actor Gaspard Ulliel died Wednesday after a skiing accident in the Alps.
  5. Max Salebra, 10 and from Madeira Beach, won his age group for "American Ninja Warrior Junior."
  6. André Leon Talley, a former editor at large for Vogue magazine, speaks to a reporter at the opening of the "Black Fashion Designers" exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Talley, the towering former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73. Talley's literary agent confirmed Talley's death to USA Today late Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (
  7. British artist Lucy Sparrow poses for a portrait at "Tampa Fresh Foods" in Water Street Tampa. The new exhibition, presented by the Vinik Family Foundation and Art Production fund, is an immersive art experience of a grocery store made from felt, open to the public through Feb. 20.
  8. Exterior photo of Radiant Health Care of Brandon, formerly Consulate Health pictured on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 in Brandon.
  9. Jack Timmel, 34, and his father, John Timmel, 65, who are licensed harbor pilots, serve as the sail masters for the "Jose Gasparilla" pirate ship that leads a flotilla of private boats into downtown Tampa before its signature parade. They are standing in the elevated perch that the captains use on the ship, which was built in 1954 for the festival.
  10. A fallen tree inside a fool's soul.
  11. Jim Zender exits an RV during setup for a previous Florida RV SuperShow at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The show, often referred to as the nation's largest, is expected to have more than 1,200 recreational vehicles on display Wednesday through Sunday.
  12. A Dreamliner 787-10 arriving from Los Angeles pulls up to a gate at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean that the planes need more room to land.
  13. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and six-time Grammy winner Van Morrison performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater in 2017.
  14. Instagram posts from the ARTpool Gallery & Vintage Boutique account show damage to the front display windows caused by a skateboarder early on the morning of January 17, 2022.
  15. Young revelers yell for beads at the 2020 Children's Gasparilla parade in Tampa. The parade was canceled in 2021 because of COVID-19.
  16. The Jolley Trolley, shown here on Mandalay Avenue on Clearwater Beach, will become the Jolley Roger Trolley for free rides to the Children's Gasparilla Parade on Jan. 22.
  17. Chef Jada Vidal, right, works a popup event at Willa's in Tampa. Vidal, 20, has hosted a series of tasting menu dinner events since competing — and winning — on "Guy's Grocery Games" last fall.
  18. Tom McManaman (standing) and his former youth league hockey players at his 90th birthday party in Clearwater. The players, seated from left to right, are Dan Gould, Ward Welles and Jim Federman.
  19. Captain Tiger Lee, 59, the owner of Pirate Fashions in Tampa, helps 9-year-old Evan Hughes as he tries on a pirate costume while his family watches at the specialty store at 4006 W Cayuga St. In the background, from left, are Evan’s grandmother, Gloria Hughes, 57; his grandfather, Joe Hughes, 65; and his sister, Elaina, 11, from Riverview.
  20. The Mighty Marching Dragons of Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale perform during Monday's annual MLK Dream Big Parade in St. Petrsburg to commemorate the holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  21. The ship Jose Gasparilla will bear down on Tampa for the annual pirate celebration on Jan. 29. The event returns after being canceled in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  22. Hughie Lee-Smith, American, 1915–1999, "The Walls," 1954, oil on
board, Art Bridges. The painting is on loan at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg through a partnership with Art Bridges.
  23. Nik Sharp loved classic cars. He bought this one, a 1965 Ford Falcon Futura, in September 2021.
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