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From Florida’s Forgotten Coast to the Tampa Theatre

What happens when you combine a conservationist, a biologist, a photographer, and a filmmaker?  You get an expedition.  The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team came together in 2012 with the goal of strengthening and preserving the connections between Florida's natural areas. The first Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition travelled from the Florida Everglades

Monday Night Jazz at USF

Last night was the season opener for the University of South Florida's Monday Night Jazz Series at the new music building. USF faculty gathered onstage to perform several Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers' hits. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers were a jazz institution from the 1950's through the 1990's leaving about 300 songs for the faculty

10 reasons to visit the Tampa Bay History Center

1.  To learn about Tampa Bay's Tocobaga Indians from knowledgeable volunteers.  The Tocobaga were the first Native Americans encountered by Spanish explorers in the Tampa Bay area.  They were present long before the Seminole Indians arrived in Florida. 2.  To learn about Florida's involvement in the civil war from costumed historical interpreters. 

From Florida to Frankfurt

It was like Oktoberfest in August last night at the Tampa International Airport (TIA).  Mein Heimatlund Musikanten, the Gulf Coast Enzianer Schuhplattler Dance Group, Old Castle Restaurant, and Cigar City Brewing gathered on the 3rd floor of TIA to help kick off a month of German festivities with oompah-rific, foot-slapping song and dance,

This Beef’s from Florida

Beef O' Brady's may appear to be an odd subject for a Florida-themed blog.  That's because most people don't know that this Irish-themed sports bar/restaurant chain began as a single location in Brandon, FL. Now they have over 200 locations scattered throughout the Southeastern United States, where you can get reasonably-priced burgers, sandwiches

Rain or Shine. Do you Wazoo?

Despite the rain, it was all smiles last night at WaZoo, Lowry Park Zoo's annual beer fest. One night a year, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is transformed into a beer drinker's paradise.  Brewery tents take over the zoo, providing beer tastings from around the world.  Below is just a small sampling of