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  1. Hundreds of lights, holiday decorations and entertainers bring Christmas Town to life during the holiday season at Busch Gardens in Tampa.
  2. Ryan Speedo Green as Uncle Paul and Walter Russell III as Char’es-Baby in the Metropolitan Opera's production of "Fire Shut Up in My Bones."
  3. Jeremy Rosado, a Valrico resident and singer, is currently competing on NBC's 'The Voice.'
  4. 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.
  5. Clearwater native Leon Majcen shares a moment with fans following his performance during the Gasparilla Music Festival last weekend. The event joined other concert promoters in requiring vaccination cards or negative COVID tests for entry.
  6. Young guests enjoy seeing Winnie The Pooh, and Tigger too, at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Disney has announced there will be more socially distanced character encounters and live shows in the coming months,
  7. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts is holding a free block party on Oct. 16.
  8. Henry Rollins brings his one-man show to the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on April 6, 2022.
  9. The venues that put on concerts have sometimes felt like they landed in the middle of the COVID-19 debates. Audience bristle at the rules, and sometimes it is the artists who put them there.
  10. The first weekend of every month, Largo Central Railroad offers free train rides through Largo Central Park.
  11. Dead & Company, a supergroup of remaining Grateful Dead artists and John Mayer on guitar, performs in Virginia in 2018. The group was set to appear in Tampa in October but has canceled its sold-out Florida shows.
  12. Walt Disney World is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Magic Kingdom theme park and resort opened Oct. 1, 1971, and is now the world's most-attended tourist attraction.
  13. Trevor Noah, shown here in March when he hosted the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will bring his comedy tour to Tampa in February.
  14. Abby Mueller (Jane Seymour),  Samantha Pauly (Katherine Howard), Adrianna Hicks (Catherine of Aragon), Andrea Macasaet (Anne Boleyn), Brittney Mack (Anna of Cleves) and Anna Uzele (Catherine Parr) in the Broadway production of "SIX, a new musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss.
  15. Eric Clapton will perform at Amalie Arena on Sept.25. The guitarist, though vaccinated himself, has been outspoken in his complaints about COVID-19 regulations, vaccinations and touring mandates.
  16. Paul Wilborn, executive director of the Palladium theater is also writer and musician.
  17. Concert-goers had to adhere to new vaccination rules for a Maroon 5 concert in Ohio in August. When the band performs in Tampa Sept. 24, fans must bring a printed copy of a negative test result or proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.
  18. Ben Levi Ross stars as Evan Hansen in the North American tour of "Dear Evan Hansen," which comes to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Feb.1-6, 2022.
  19. A performer is seen inside of new Howl-O-Scream haunted house The Forgotten during dress rehearsal night on Wednesday in Tampa.
  20. Patton Oswalt, shown in his Netflix special "Patton Oswalt: Annihilation," canceled four Florida shows, including his appearance at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater in December.
  21. A planned $100 million fundraising campaign by the Straz Center for the Performing Arts hinges on a $25 million city contribution. But some Tampa officials have recently signaled their ambivalence over the size of the request.
  22. At American Stage in St. Petersburg, playwright Natalie Symons and director Chris Crawford observe rehearsals of Symon’s play, "The People Downstairs," which was to debut in March 2020 but was put on hold due to the pandemic.
  23. A photo from a past Freefall Theatre production of "Pippin." The St. Petersburg theater company announced its 2021-22 season.
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