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Ross Matthews to emcee Pride fashion show

St. Pete Pride’s annual fashion show featuring Macy’s clothing will get a big boost this June with celebrity host Ross Matthews. The out television personality and talk show host, who rose to fame as “Ross the Intern” on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, has been confirmed as the evening’s host, according to Eric Skains, St. Pete Pride executive director. Skains revealed the information during the May Tampa Bay Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting, where he talked about Pride’s outreach and this year’s lineup. Details on the annual fashion show are still incomplete, but it will no doubt be held the weekend of St. Pete Pride, which is June 26-28. Get updates at StPetePride.com.

What the Fung?

Really, that’s the name of show that will feature WAVE winning Tampa chef Darlene Herrick, the executive chef of La Septima Cafe in Brandon. The episode airs on May 23 and follows the exploits of brothers Andrew and David Fung, who travel the country looking for the best local eateries. What the Fung? airs on the FYI Network, a division of A&E. Since the cafe and Herrick are promoting the show heavily on Facebook, we’re confident that the Fung brothers were happy with the food they were served. For more info, check out LaSeptimaCafe.com.

Goodbye G. Bar, hello Southern Nights

It appears that rumors surrounding the sale of G. Bar really were true, even though they were debunked when Watermark inquired. Now, however, it’s official. Southern Nights, the popular Orlando bar, has purchased G. Bar in Ybor City. G. Bar’s last night is Saturday, May 30, and in true G. Bar style, it’s going out with a bang. DJs Bruce Devery and Charles Machado are on tap to spin that night as are entertainers Amy DeMilo and Alisa Summers. Come say goodbye at 9 p.m. and avoid the cover that starts at 10 p.m. After a couple of months of renovations, the location will reopen as Southern Nights Tampa.

ASAP looking for a new face

The AIDS Service Association of Pinellas is undergoing some changes to its staff. According to the organization, it is looking for a new resource development manager following the resignation of Jay Aller, who had held the position for several years. Aller was the face of the organization, especially at its fundraising events like AIDS Walk Tampa Bay and the Santa Speedo Run, which began in Gulfport but was relocated to Ybor City under Aller’s tenure. Aller’s most recent fundraising event with ASAP was Dining Out For Life, which was held in late April. No word yet as to what is next for Aller or who will fill his shoes at ASAP. We wish both Aller and ASAP the best.

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