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  1. A socially distanced Florida Orchestra celebrates 250 years of Beethoven's music at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Saturday and Sunday.
  2. Student Hunter Weertman, 16, left, stocks shelves and takes inventory at the student-led free grocery store at Linda Tutt High School in Sanger, Texas. The store provides food, toiletries and household items to students, faculty and community members in need. (Anthony Love via AP)
  3. Chef Michael Buttacavoli of Cena cooks during Tampa Bay Food Fight at The Coliseum in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The event features chefs from the Tampa Bay area and benefitted Metropolitan Ministries.
  4. The Super Bowl Experience, the NFL's interactive football theme park, is seen from the Tampa Riverwalk ahead of Super Bowl 55 in downtown on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.
  5. American poet Amanda Gorman will recite some original work before Super Bowl 55.
  6. The Museum of Fine Arts' new exhibition, Color Riot! How Color Changes Navajo Textiles, during a media preview on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
  7. Fans cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl 43 in 2009; The front page of the St. Petersburg Times Jan. 23, 1984 featured an image taken during Super Bowl 18; Whitney Houston's iconic performance of the Star Spangled Banner during Super Bowl 25 in 2000.
  8. The Jungle Cruise ride at Magic Kingdom will be updated with a new storyline and characters that “reflect and value the diversity of the world around us,” Walt Disney World said in a blog post Monday.
  9. A crew follows actor Sara Rue along Fifth Street S in St. Petersburg during filming of the Hallmark Channel movie Garden Party in 2019.
  10. The cast of "Floribama Shore." Season 3, which was shot in Pinellas County, premieres in November.
  11. Cutouts of Tampa Bay Rays fans were in the stands during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg in September. The NFL will have similar cutouts in the stands at the Super Bowl in Tampa on Feb. 7.
  12. Champ and Major, the Biden family dogs, arrived at the White House over the weekend.
  13. Provencal Vegetable Soup With Pistou is a comforting winter treat.
  14. Tampa Bay Sports Commission volunteer Eric Smith posed for a photo at the CFP championship fan fest at the Tampa Convention Center in January 2017.
  15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) waves to fans after winning the NFC Championship playoff football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Green Bay.
  16. Maggie O'Farrell's novel "Hamnet" is one of five finalists for the National Book Critics Circle's fiction award for 2020.
  17. Tampa Bay Noir, edited by Colette Bancroft
  18. Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 20, 2021. Super Bowl 55 is scheduled to be played there on February 7, 2021. It will be the fifth Super Bowl in Tampa area and the third held at Raymond James Stadium. The game will be televised nationally by CBS.
  19. Since last March, St. Petersburg's Bandit Coffee Co. has stayed closed to walk-in traffic. At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the owners of the popular cafe decided to reinvent their business model, pivoting instead to an online ordering system with contactless payment and pickup.
  20. Miley Cyrus announced that she'll perform at the Super Bowl in Tampa.
  21. President Joe Biden departs after attending Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington.
  22. A new glass-bottom boat designed for wheelchair users at Silver Springs is under construction at St. John's Shipbuilding in Palatka.
  23. Broadcasting legend Larry King died Saturday at the age of 87. King, pictured above in 2017, was diagnosed with the coronavirus in early January.
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