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  1. Rod Wave arrives on stage during his SoulFly tour concert at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.
  2. Florida Orchestra Music Director Michael Francis welcomes the crowd back last year. The 2021-22 orchestra season is about to start with pandemic precautions still in place.
  3. Paul Wilborn, executive director of the Palladium theater is also writer and musician.
  4. Weezer will headline 97X Next Big Thing on Dec. 4 at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. The two-day alt-rock music festival was canceled in 2020 because COVID-19.
  5. 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.
  6. This Aug. 20, 2018 photo shows Nicki Minaj at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
  7. “Doctor” Dave Messick, seen here at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in 1981, was a fixture at the Tampa theme park for 30 years.
  8. 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.
  9. Ed Sheeran will perform in concert in Tampa to kick off the NFL season opener on Sept. 9.
  10. This combination photo shows Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, as he leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles and Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Britney Spears' father has filed to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer's life and money for 13 years. James Spears filed his petition to end the conservatorship in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday.
  11. The members of ABBA, from left Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Foltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson, announced they will release a new album in November, their first since 1981. Virtual versions of themselves will be used for a live show using technology from George Lucas’ special-effects company, Industrial Light & Magic.
  12. Hip-hop icon Nas, shown here performing in Las Vegas in 2012, will be one of the headliners for the Gasparilla Music Festival.
  13. Shikha Beaver is one of the kids who received a violin repaired by Dunedin-based woodworker, John Sweeny.
  14. In this Aug. 19 courtroom artist's sketch, former R. Kelly employee Tom Arnold testifies at the R&B star's trial in New York. The 54-year-old Kelly has repeatedly denied accusations that he preyed on several alleged victims during a 30-year career highlighted by his mega hit "I Believe I Can Fly."
  15. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, shown in this photo from the 2019 tour, will return to Amalie Arena in Tampa on Dec. 19.
  16. In this file photo, Nirvana band members Krist Novoselic, from left, Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain pose MTV Video Music Awards in 1993.  A 30-year-old man who appeared nude at 4 months old in 1991 on the cover of Nirvana's "Nevermind" album is suing the band and others, alleging the image is child pornography they have profited from.
  17. George Brown, Ronald Bell, the late Dennis Thomas and Robert "Kool" Bell of Kool and the Gang are pictured in a 2014 file photo. Kool and the Gang is a headliner at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday on Oct. 14-17, 2021.
  18. Harry Styles will bring his tour to Amalie Arena in Tampa on Oct. 10. Promoters announced on Wednesday that his upcoming Love On Tour show will not only require proof of COVID-19 vaccine or a negative test result at all his upcoming shows, and he is also implementing a mask mandate each night.
  19. Michael Bolton will perform at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Jan. 25, 2022.
  20. Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones poses for a portrait on Nov. 14, 2016, in New York. Watts' publicist, Bernard Doherty, said Watts passed away peacefully in a London hospital surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Aug. 24. He was 80.
  21. Busch Gardens has brought back Bier Fest for its fourth round, with food, beer and cocktails offered at stations across the park.
  22. FILE - Rocker Tom Petty poses with the Everly Brothers, who got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Oct. 2, 1986. From left: Phil Everly, Petty, and Don Everly. Don Everly, one-half of the pioneering rock ‘n’ roll Everly Brothers whose harmonizing country rock hits impacted a generation of rock music, has died. He was 84. A family spokesperson said Everly died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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