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  1. From left, Charlie Parker, Nancy Parker, Gabriella Schmid and Bo Countryman pose outside of Charlie Parker Pottery. Countryman and Schmid are taking over the studio effective July 1, 2022.
  2. Eliot Schrefer's latest book is "Queer Ducks (And Other Animals).
  3. Ladee Hubbard's new short story collection is "The Last Suspicious Holdout."
  4. The Backstreet Boys perform during the band’s DNA World Tour at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Tuesday.
  5. Col. Tom Parker, who managed the career of Elvis Presley for 22 years, in his Nashville office. Tom Hanks portrays Parker in the "Elvis" movie.
  6. Christine Ponthieux was a bookkeeper at Benz Model & Talent Agency. She sent a letter throughout the state alleging corruption at the Tampa agency. She then died by suicide on April 25.
  7. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
Paul Wilborn's debut novel is "Florida Hustle."
  8. Vivia Barron poses in front of her artwork in her exhibit, "The Right to Swim" at The Woodson African American Museum of Florida in St. Petersburg. The exhibition remains on view through July 15.
  9. Avni Vyas' debut poetry collection is "Little God."
  10. An artist rendering shows the entrance of the Majeed Discovery Garden, a children’s learning and play area set to open in March 2023 at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.
  11. Paul Wilborn's new novel is "Florida Hustle."
  12. Sisters Keesha and Miesha Brundridge helped curate a poetry show on fear, which was held at The Studio@620 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.
  13. This photo from 2014's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando shows the first time they had a haunted house based on the 1978 movie "Halloween."
  14. Guests at The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg can explore "Clyde Butcher: America the Beautiful" (in the background) as well as "Ansel Adams: The Masterworks" (foreground). The exhibitions, which pair the two widely acclaimed photographers, are on view through July 31.
  15. Author David Sedaris' new book is "Happy-Go-Lucky."  [Courtesy of Ingrid Christie]
  16. From left, Creative Pinellas CEO Barbara St. Clair with artists Ketsy Ruiz aka Sketzii, and Heather Rippert at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas on May 12.
  17. An apartment fire in East St. Louis, Illinois, left five children dead last August. Damian Ferek, president of CasketWraps, drove more than 600 miles from Morgantown, West Virginia, to southern Illinois to deliver five custom caskets ahead of the funeral for the children.
  18. Janette Sadik-Khan is the author of "Street Fight."
  19. Gio Swaby discusses her work, "New Growth Second Chapter 3," 2021, at right, while providing a tour of her exhibition "Gio Swaby: Fresh Up" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.
  20. Sharika Reeves, 35, performs “Ireland” while playing the part of Paulette during rehearsal for a production of the musical "Legally Blonde, Jr." the musical. She is part of a collaboration between Destination Theatre and Boley Centers in which professional actors are paired with differently abled actors.
  21. Felissa Rose, as shown here in the 1983 cult-horror movie Sleepaway Camp, will make an appearance at the Tampa Bay Screams Horror Convention June 11-12.
  22. Feeling distracted? Get into a good book this summer.
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