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Review: In Tampa, Bleachers, Lovejoy, more expand cult followings at 97X NBT [PHOTOS]

It’s a harsh reality to face, but even when you’re on your way to the top, it’s hard to convince peers and…

By Josh Bradley

Lovejoy plays The Sound in Clearwater, Florida on Dec. 3, 2023.
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Photos: Everyone we saw partying with Lauv and Chelsea Cutler at St. Pete’s Rise Up concert series

St. Petersburg’s Rise Up concert series is in the meat of its weeks long campaign to bring live music to the waterfront,…

By Ray Roa

Lauv plays the Rise Up concert series in St. Petersburg, Florida on Dec. 1, 2023.
68 slides

Cher's former Florida home sells for $35 million

A Florida home that once belonged to the "Goddess of Pop" has sold for $35 million. Located at 64 La Gorce Cir. in…

By Colin Wolf

Cher's former Florida home is on the market for $42.5 million
44 slides

Photos: Pro-Palestine activists march through downtown Tampa during holiday tree lighting festivities

Downtown Tampa was jam-packed last Saturday, thanks to festivities surrounding the tree lighting in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. But revelers were also…

By Ray Roa

A pro-Palestine demonstrator in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 2, 2023.
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November 30, 2023

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