Tampa Bay’s Overheard: Tell them you love them

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The Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay took the Amalie Arena by storm on March 31 when they joined Demi Lovato on stage for the final performance of her 20-city nationwide tour.

“No joke—this was us last night on stage,” the group shared on social media afterwards, posting video of their performance with the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum popstar. “It was such an honor for [the] Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay to back up singer and LGBT ally Demi Lovato in concert!”

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PHOTOS: Tampa goes gaga for Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga stormed upon Tampa with hordes of her Little Monsters hanging on every word she sang at the Amalie Arena Dec. 1.

The show sold out within minutes last year soon after becoming available to the public, with rumors circulating that tickets sold on the secondary market were going for as much as $1,000 each.

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Tampa Bay’s Overheard: Gaga for Tampa, GLAAD for the Times and Bolts Pride

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Mother Monster is Gaga for Tampa

Anyone who saw Lady Gaga’s Halftime Show at the Super Bowl (and with more than 100 million people tuning in, it’s likely most of you did) saw the goddess that is Mother Monster put on one of the hottest shows to ever take the field.

Moments after her performance – filled with drones, Gaga’s biggest hits and a dive from the top of the stadium – the Poker Faced diva announced the dates for her next world tour, supporting her fifth studio album, Joanne.

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Country music and LGBTQ icon Dolly Parton talks how “Pure and Simple” her music, tour and life have all become

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“I have really accomplished a lot of things in my life and I’m proud of every one of them. I’m proud of every award. It just makes you feel like you might have done something right,” Dolly Parton says.

Parton has a lot to be proud of. She is one of the top-selling artists in music history, with sales reaching 100 million worldwide. She is the most honored female country performer of all time, winning multiple Grammys, American Music Awards and CMA Awards, including being one of only five women to be named CMA’s Entertainer of the Year and the only woman to win CMA’s Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Tampa Bay’s Overheard: Funny lady, golden frames and a big Happy Birthday

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FUNNY LADY

Actor and comedian Amy Schumer seems to have a love/hate relationship with the city of Tampa. She wrote about the city in her recently released book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, where she called Tampa “horrendous” and wrote that she wasn’t scared about criticizing the people of Tampa Bay because, “I know for a fact that no one who lives there has ever read a book. JKJKJKJKJK, but kind of not K.”

Schumer came to Tampa Oct. 16 where she held a concert at the Amalie Arena for the first time since her book came out. During the show Schumer took her act political and brought a Trump supporter on stage to ask him why he supported Trump. “ I’m not voting for Trump, I’m voting against Hillary,” the Tampa man said.

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Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road presents Amy Schumer LIVE

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Fresh off her live announcement on Thursday night to a sold out Madison Square Garden crowd, Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road Presents Amy Schumer, in her only Florida appearance at the Amalie Arena on Sunday, October 16 at 7:30 pm.

Overheard in Tampa Bay: Avatar acrobats, a Pride cruise, Christmas in Ybor and LGBT library collection at USF

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They’re blue, da ba dee da ba die
Have you longed to see the giant, blue nature-loving Na’vi tribe tangling tails since seeing them in James Cameron’s 2009 smash hit AVATAR? If so, you are not alone. The high flying acrobats of Cirque du Soleil are joining Cameron to bring the alien race to life with their new show TORUK – The First Flight, and they just announced they are coming to the Amalie Arena in Tampa March 17-20, 2016. Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, TORUK – The First Flight is a mythical tale of two male friends on the brink of adulthood set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR. Make sure to get your tickets to what is sure to be the best show this side of Pandora.

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