Life & Culture


  1. Notes on the doors at Casa Tina Mexican restaurant informed people that the establishment had closed due to concern over the Coronavirus pandemic. Inside, the lights were out and the chairs were hung on the tables, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Dunedin. The restaurant has since reopened for take out and dine in service. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  2. Cardno Archaeologist KC Allen uses a trowel as she explores a grave shaft at Zion Cemetery in Tampa. [JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times]
  3. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
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  5. Kathy Saunders created lobster-theme place settings for her first dinner party hosted during the pandemic. [KATHY SAUNDERS  |  Times]
  6. Tampa Theatre went dark due to coronavirus in March. Since the closure the historic downtown venue and movie house has gone to a virtual format. Nearly two dozen titles were recently added to its list of movies available for streaming at home. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  7. For this Christmas in July, Santa's wearing a mask. [DEEDS DAVIS  |  Special to the Times]
  8. Sarah Gerard's new novel is "True Love." [Frankie Marin]
  9. Italian composer Ennio Morricone directs an ensemble during a concert of his "60 Year Of Music World Tour" on March 6, 2018, in Milan, Italy. Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables,” died July 6 in a Rome hospital at the age of 91. [LUCA BRUNO  |  AP]
  10. FILE - Singer Charlie Daniels performs in Nashville, Tenn., on May 7, 1992. Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia” has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday due to a hemorrhagic stroke. (AP Photo) [AP]
  11. Stacey Green, 9, touches the sprinkles on her Belgian brownie flavored ice cream at Chill Bros Scoop Shop in Ybor City. [IVY CEBALLO  |  Times]
  12. The new $92 million dollar St. Petersburg Pier will open on July 6 to the public. This image was shot on Tuesday, June 30 at Demens Landing [BOYZELL HOSEY  |  Times]
  13. A portion of the Enigma, the 75-foot-tall glass entryway at the Dali Museum, is illuminated with blue light. The museum in downtown St. Petersburg has reopened. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  14. Various displays can be seen inside the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center, which will open on July 6. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  15. The signature sculpture of the new $92 million dollar St. Petersburg Pier, "Bending Arc" by renown artist, Janet Echelman is seen lit up on Tuesday June 30, 2020 in the Pier District. [BOYZELL HOSEY  |  Times]
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  17. Competitive eater Joey Chestnut sets a new world record with 75 hot dogs (and buns) to win the men's division of the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday, July 4, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. [JOHN MINCHILLO  |  AP]
  18. A visitor at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg examines a box car used by the Nazi's to transport Jews to the death camps. The museum was one of the cultural centers in the area to survive the governor's veto. It will get $600,000 to expand its education curriculum in local schools. [Times (2017)]
  19. Singing "We Shall Overcome," then-President Barack Obama, third from left, holds hands with Amelia Boynton, who was beaten during "Bloody Sunday," as they, the first family and others, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga, left of Obama, walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 2015, in Selma, Ala., for the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," a landmark event of the civil rights movement. Some residents in the landmark civil rights city of Selma are among the critics of a bid to rename the historic bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965. [JACQUELYN MARTIN  |  AP]
  20. In this June 16 photo, signs remind patrons to wear masks and other protocols because of the coronavirus pandemic as they stroll through the Disney Springs shopping, dining and entertainment complex in Lake Buena Vista. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  21. Actror and "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, takes his final performance curtain call with cast members including Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, Anthony Ramos,  Ariana DeBose and Renée Elise Goldsberry at the Richard Rogers Theatre on Saturday, July 9, 2016, in New York. [EVAN AGOSTINI  |  Associated Press]
  22. Lin-Manuel Miranda portrays Alexander Hamilton in "Hamilton."
  23. Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  24. Nocturnal Hospitality Group owners David Anderson and Lanfranco Pescante, right, at Mole y Abuela in March 2019 in Tampa. [Times (2019)]
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