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It's not too late to get your Westchase Gala tickets!

It's not too late to get your Westchase Gala tickets!

Tampa, Florida -- It's not too late to get your tickets to the Westchase Gala!

This year's event will celebrate Westchase's 20th anniversary on Aug 27 and just like last year, there will be dinner, drinks and dancing...so put on those dancing shoes!

And why not dress up? Guests are encouraged to dress in semi-formal attire. Ladies, this means a cocktail dress and gentlemen, it's a dress shirt and dress pants.

10th Annual Tampa Bay Tech Jam at Ritz Ybor

10th Annual Tampa Bay Tech Jam at Ritz Ybor

Tampa, FL -- The 10th annual Tech Jam to raise money for the Tampa Bay Technology Forum Foundation will be held this Thursday, Aug 18 at the Ritz Ybor.

The event will feature a Battle of the Bands contest, food, cocktails, and a silent auction.

There will also be a live set from Marty Balin, formerly of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, at an exclusive VIP after party.

Channelside Cinemas faces lawsuit

Channelside Cinemas faces lawsuit

Tampa's Channelside Cinemas is under a lot of pressure right now as the allegations against them continue to rise. 

As the industry of entertainment continues to struggle, so do cinemas like the well known one in the Channelside Plaza.  Reports estimate that the Channelside Cinemas has failed to pay rent nearing the amount of $412,000.

Other allegations have been brought up in a lawsuit that accuses the theater of drawing inappropriate attention with male strippers parading the plaza and aggressive rap concerts. 

Summer Concert for a Cause: M.A.B.

Summer Concert for a Cause: M.A.B.

FishHawk -- If you haven't gone out to FishHawk Ranch's Summer Concerts for a Cause yet this is your last chance!

The August 19 concert is the last for the summer and will feature the Mark Anthony Band with Kristina Lynn.

The band has been partying all over Florida for the past 7 years and bring the best from all genres of music for every taste.

Bill Bellamy coming to the Tampa Improv

Bill Bellamy coming to the Tampa Improv

Tampa, FL -- Comedian Bill Bellamy is scheduled to appear at the Tampa Improv next month.

The former host of MTV JAMS, NBC's Last Comic Standing and headliner of HBO's Def Comedy Jam will appear Sept. 23 - 24.

Bellamy also appeared in such movies as Any Given Sunday, Love Jones and most recently The Lottery Ticket.

Vocal Arts Festival continues

Vocal Arts Festival continues

The 2011 Vocal Arts Festival has just one week to go, filled with beautiful music for the public to enjoy at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts downtown! Singers from all over the world have come to Tampa to study music, improve their voices and perform for Tampa audiences during this three-week festival.

Opera greats such as Sherrill Milnes, Tito Capobianco and Carlisle Floyd are here to work with these singers who are just beginning their careers, who have come from Russia, Iceland, Canada, Brazil, El Salvador, Portugal, NYC and other American cities, as well as Tampa.

I've seen a couple of the concerts and have had the chance to meet some of the singers, who are having the time of their lives! As one singer from Canada said, there is nothing quite like this offered anywhere else in the world, and we are so lucky to have it here!

2011 Back to School Talent Showcase

2011 Back to School Talent Showcase

Tampa, FL -- The 2011 Back to School Talent Showcase is the event to be at to the catch the best local talents people have to offer.

The event will feature dance performances and entertainment including Salsa, Belly Dancing, Argentine Tango, Ballet, Hip Hop and more.

There will be special musical performances by singer-model-actress-TV host Ann Poonkasem aka Ann P. and a performance by students in the "Dream A Big Dream" program, choreographed by Busch Gardens' Dreama Davidson.