Life & Culture

  1. Marketing director Darío Rodríguez, left, holds a tub of Salt Water Taffy while Florida Candy Factory owner Diego Ramírez holds a tub of Angel Mint candies at the company’s packaging area on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Clearwater.
  2. Comedian Dave Chappelle, shown Jan. 30, 2020, in North Charleston, South Carolina, has faced criticism over anti-trans comments in his new Netflix special.
  3. Sonny, right, and Cher sing during a taping of "The Danny Thomas Special" in 1966 in Los Angeles. Cher has sued Mary Bono, the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono, over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs, including “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On."
  4. The meat and seafood counter at Hitchcock's Green Market at 6765 22nd Ave N, on July 30, 2020, in St. Petersburg.
  5. A Southwest Airlines passenger lands at Tampa International Airport on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Tampa.
  6. Jeremy Rosado, a Valrico resident and singer, is currently competing on NBC's 'The Voice.'
  7. Rocket the Pomeranian relaxes on the bed of The Ben hotel in West Palm Beach.
  8. Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas of TLC will perform at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa event center on Oct. 21, 2021.
  9. The team behind the popular chef's table dinner series Abandon Izakaya has opened a street food-themed brick-and-mortar restaurant in Seminole.
  10. Tampa City Council on Thursday agreed to a five-year $25 million commitment toward the expansion and renovation of the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.
  11. An architectural rendering of the future upgraded Woodson African American Museum of Florida.
  12. Daisy and Luke at two of many young pets available for adoption this week.
  13. British band Coldplay is coming to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa in 2022.
  14. Stormy Daniels and Justin Loupe, stars of the Spooky Babe Show, visited Safety Harbor eatery and movie theater Gigglewaters in September 2021.
  15. When it departs from Port Tampa Bay on Oct. 16, Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas will be the first cruise ship to carry passengers out of Tampa since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
  16. September 14, 2021, New York, NY, USA: Theatrelovers enter the Richard Rodgers Theatre in the Theater District in Times Square in New York on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 for the reopening of the musical Hamilton. Masks and vaccinations were required for the attendees, pleased to experience live theater again. (Â Richard B. Levine) (Credit Image: © Richard B. Levine/Levine Roberts via ZUMA Press)
  17. From left, Chris Boshuizen, William Shatner, Audrey Powers and Glen de Vries will be on Blue Origin’s second passenger flight, using the same capsule and rocket that Jeff Bezos used for his own trup three months earlier.
  18. David Bulit is the urban explorer and photographer behind Clockwise from top left:  The inside of St. Petersburg's historic downtown YMCA, an Ybor City cigar factory, the Moulton & Kyle Funeral Home in Jacksonville and the Kellogg Mansion in Dunedin.
  19. In this Sept. 27, 2011, file photo, a worker puts finishing touches on the entrance sign at Legoland Florida in Winter Haven. A standalone Peppa Pig theme park at the Legoland Florida Resort is set to open Feb. 24, park officials announced Tuesday.
  20. Florida businesses face fines of $5,000 per violation charge under a law blocking so-called "vaccine passports" signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis
  21. Dozens of people gather to watch the Sylvan Ramble light show on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Tampa. Created by Sam Johnson, the computerized light show features special effects such as flames and dancing lights synchronized to music and lasts 20 minutes. In addition to his Halloween light show, Johnson also has a popular Christmas themed show all to raise money for charity.
  22. A resident-led raid breaks up an illegal casino in Tampa in 1952.
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