Straz Center gets grant; Over 3,500 students to benefit

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Tampa | The Straz Center for the Performing Arts has announced its acquisition of a $20,000 grant from The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to help bring the arts to the area’s disadvantaged students.

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is a partnership between donors, nonprofits, community leaders, businesses, volunteers and businesses. During their fiscal year of 2017, they awarded $10.3 million in grants to qualifying organizations in Tampa Bay.

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A Daddy and his Boy

By : Steve Blanchard
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Fourteen years ago, Woodie Barnes saw Jeff McWhirter at the Suncoast Resort during the Drummer contest and knew he wanted to meet the man who, at the time, lived in Pasco County.

“I was with a bunch of other boys cruising daddies, and saw him,” Barnes remembers.

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