1. Harryette Williams led numerous church choirs around Tampa Bay.
  2. Guitarist Eric Yoder (left), drummer Jack Clements, bassist Brendon Porter and keyboardist K Sahagian make up the St. Petersburg band Speak Easy. Saxophone player Nick Bredal (back left) and percussionist Devin Constant are part of their live ensemble.
  3. Robert Smith, singer for The Cure, looks to other band members during their 2004 concert at the then-Ford Amphitheatre.
  4. The Allman Betts Band performs during the Gasparilla Music Festival at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in 2022. The festival returns to the park April 29-30, 2023.
  5. In this file photo, Soulja Boy performs on stage at the Rich Gang Tour at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa.
  6. A recent aerial drone photo shows construction in progress on the site of Coachman Park in Clearwater. The amphitheater has been given a name, The Sound, and Kenny Loggins and Billy Currington are among the artists lined up to perform after it opens in June.
  7. Offerings at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival include Five Spice Duck Lettuce Wraps.
  8. People take in the festivities at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on Thursday.
  9. Actor and recording artist Snoop Dogg is seen on the field before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 19, 2021, in Tampa.
  10. Lynyrd Skynyrd, shown here with Gary Rossington in the center front, will perform at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on March 12. Rossington died on Sunday, but the show will go on.
  11. Taylor Swift performs at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2022. Tickets to Swift's show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa next month are hard to find, and some fans are falling victim to scams.
  12. Gary Rossington of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at the 2015 Big Barrel Country Music Festival at The Woodlands in Dover, Del. Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s last surviving original member who also helped to found the group, died Sunday at the age of 71.
  13. Contestants participate in the Deep Fried Strawberry Shortcake on a Stick Relay at the Florida Strawberry Festival on Thursday, in Plant City.
  14. Thousands of patrons attended the Florida Strawberry Festival in 2022. The most-attended festival in Florida returns March 2-12 in Plant City
  15. Wu-Tang Clan, left, and Nas will perform at a pool party hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa in September.
  16. Mark Cantrell, CEO and president of The Florida Orchestra is leaving in May to become the CEO of the Colorado Symphony in Denver.
  17. Several media publishers across the U.S., including the Tampa Bay Times, have dropped the comic strip Dilbert after creator Scott Adams described Black people as members of “a hate group" and made other racist remarks.
  18. Caroline Kole grew up singing in Clearwater. On Sunday, she'll appear on "American Idol," auditioning in front of judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
  19. LPGA Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam will have a role at next week's Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersbrg.
  20. FILE - Rapper Nipsey Hussle attends an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif., March 29, 2018. Eric R. Holder Jr., who was convicted last year of fatally shooting Hussle in 2019, was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison during a hearing Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom.
  21. Mike Love, 81, is a founding member of the Beach Boys, who will be performing at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Feb. 22.
  22. Attorney Mauricio Padilla holds a photo of Drake and Lil Wayne while questioning a witness during a hearing in the XXXTentacion murder trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale.
  23. Kids hang on to their ride at the 2022 Florida State Fair, which will return Feb. 9-20. It was founded more than 100 years ago and now sports the nation's largest midway.
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