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Martin Lawrence postpones Thursday’s show at Tampa’s Yuengling Center

The decision was tied to the University of South Florida’s decision to cancel or postpone all campus gatherings.
Martin Lawrence has postponed his performance at the Yuengling Center in Tampa on March 12. [Right On PR]

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Coronavirus is no laughing matter. So seems to believe Martin Lawrence, whose show Thursday night at the Yuengling Center in Tampa has been postponed.

The decision was tied to the University of South Florida’s decision to cancel or postpone all campus gatherings.

“The event was to be held at the Yuengling Center on the campus of USF,” the venue tweeted Thursday morning. “Today’s postponement is consistent with USF’s decision to postpone or cancel ... all university-sponsored events on its campuses for the next 30 days, in light of the continuing concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus). The reschedule date is to be determined & more information will follow. Ticket holders are asked to hold onto their tickets for the new date.”

USF’s decision also impacted a concert by Grammy-nominated jazz professor Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge that was scheduled for Saturday night. “Tried to seek an exemption but we were denied,” Owen wrote in an email. Click here for details on that.

Lawrence and Owen join Yes, Itzhak Perlman and other artists in canceling or postponing Tampa Bay performances due to concerns over coronavirus.

For the latest on all the event cancellations and postponements in Tampa Bay, click here.

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