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Comedian, Rachel Feinstein, to perform free show in Tampa

Comedian, Rachel Feinstein, to perform free show in Tampa

Tampa, Fla. - "Last Comic Standing" season seven finalist, Rachel Feinstein, will perform for free at Seminole Hard Rock Café on Aug. 14.

Feinstein has appeared on NBC's show "Last Comic Standing," "Russell Simmon's Presents," "Live at the El Ray," TBS's "Just For Laughs" series and "Comics Unleashed".

Fans will recognize her voice from various characters on Adult Swim's "Venture Brothers," the animated Comedy Central web series, "Samurai Love God" and Spike TV's web series "Battle Pope".

Elvis Presley songs featured in Ybor Ritz band contest

Elvis Presley songs featured in Ybor Ritz band contest

Tampa, FL -- The semi-finals for The Ritz Ybor's Ultimate Opening Act contest wrap up Tuesday night with five more bands playing an Elvis Presley song during this week's competition.

The acts scheduled to perform on Wednesday, Aug. 3 include Ars Nova, Ettison, Last Minute Stars, On Carlton Row and Spark Notes.

This will be the last of four semi-final rounds with the finals held on Friday, Aug. 19.

One band from each semi-final is selected to play in the finals.

Busch Gardens celebrates National Dance Day

Busch Gardens celebrates National Dance Day

The Dizzy Feet Foundation has declared the last Saturday in July National Dance Day.  National Dance Day encourages people of all ages to get up and get moving!

Busch Gardens will take part by cranking up our Summer Nights dance events and featuring their dancers on the Busch Gardens Tampa blog all week.

The park will host the "Ultimate National Dance Day Dance-off" featuring this summer's previous Summer Nights Dance Challenge winners on Saturday, July 30.

Japanese Action Comic Punk Band comes to Ybor this weekend

Japanese Action Comic Punk Band comes to Ybor this weekend

Tampa, FL -- The Japanese Action Comic Punk Band, Peelander-Z, will perform at The Orpheum this Saturday night.

Tickets start at $10 each and doors open at 6 p.m.

Peelander-Z, based in NYC, originally formed in 1998 by Peelander-Yellow, Peelander-Red, and Peelander-Blue, after meeting in New York City (although they'll tell you they're all from the Z area on the planet Peelander). Peelander-Green was welcomed in July 2008 after Blue left the band.

The band has appeared at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, CMJ and SXSW, and played with artists such as Buckethead, Electric SIx, Particles, The Vibrators, and Guitar Wolf.

14th annual Frank Sinatra party this weekend

14th annual Frank Sinatra party this weekend

Tampa, FL -- If you're a fan of the Rat Pack and Frank Sinatra a party this weekend at the Ritz Ybor is for you.

It's Ken Walters' 14th annual Celebrate Sinatra party on Saturday, July 30 featuring live music, dancing and or course martinis.

Tickets are $60 per person and are available the night of the event.

The black tie option event begins at 8 p.m. with an after party scheduled for the historic Don Vicente Inn.

Local bands to play Britney Spears songs in contest

Local bands to play Britney Spears songs in contest

Tampa, FL -- The semi-finals for The Ritz Ybor's Ultimate Opening Act contest continues Wednesday with all five bands playing a Britney Spears song during this week's competition.

The acts scheduled to perform include Curbside Goodbye, Diamond Dolls, The James-Jange Theory, Next of Kin and Stalling Dawn.

This will be the third of four semi-final rounds with the finals held on Friday, Aug. 19.

Family Film event at local library

ORIENT PARK, FL -- The 78th St. Community Library is hosting the film, Dennis the Menace, as part of their Family Film Program.

The movie stars Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble as Dennis, Christopher Lloyd (from Back to the Future fame) and Lea Thompson (also from Back to the Future fame).

It's being held at the SST Community Lab from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Free snacks will be provided.