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9:42 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Watch: Andy Warhol Meets Salvador Dali

For the first time in the history of the Salvador Dalí Museum, there's a new exhibit that doesn't feature the Catalan surrealist master himself. It's an exhibit all about the next prodigy in art history-- Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol takes credit for once saying, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."

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4:15 am
Thu January 16, 2014

First Non-Dalí Exhibit at Salvador Dalí Museum: Andy Warhol

© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Picture is not to be downloaded.

For the first time in the history of the Salvador Dalí Museum, there's a new exhibit that doesn't feature the Catalan surrealist master himself. It's an exhibit all about the next prodigy in art history-- Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol takes credit for once saying, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."

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12:04 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Lynne Rossetto Kasper Loves WUSF

Lynne Rossetto Kasper says WUSF knows the recipe for success.
Credit The Splendid Table

Hi, I'm Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table. WUSF brings you the news you need to know -- and the stories you want to hear. Some of this station's most memorable stories are about my favorite subject: food and drink.

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7:27 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Bartow's L.B. Brown Included in New Smithsonian Museum

Clifton Lewis, right, with Bartow Mayor James Clements
Robin Sussingham

A piece of history from Bartow will be included in the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

The museum recently acquired a foundation stone bearing the initials of builder L.B. Brown, a former slave who built scores of homes during Bartow's early years. Museum officials see Brown as an example of the often overlooked contributions to America's growth by pioneering African Americans.

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6:12 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Bollywood Oscar Glitz Coming to Tampa - and the World

Film star Priyanka Chopra makes her entrance outside the Tampa Theatre
Steve Newborn WUSF

They call them the "Bollywood Oscars." And in April, tens of thousands of people are expected to stream into the Tampa Bay area to attend the International Indian Film Awards. On Tuesday, a couple of the hottest stars in Indian cinema came to Tampa to kick off ticket sales for its American debut.

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3:16 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Garden Provides Community, Prospective Income to Refugees

Tampa Bay Gardens is a project to allow the Burmese refugees grow their own food and supplement their income in the future.
Yoselis Ramos WUSF

Listen to the story here.

Food is more than just a way to nourish ourselves. For some, food can mean a career or an integral part of culture.

For others, like the Burmese refugees in Tampa, food means community and possibly a way of life. The Tampa Bay Gardens off Causeway Boulevard is an opportunity for them to recreate their culture and learn agricultural business.

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3:17 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

A New Documentary Traces the Teen Stories in 'Project: Shattered Silence'

The "Project: Shattered Silence" Cast gathers around the Emmy which was won in Nov. 2013 for a feature story that aired prior to the Jan. 30th, 2014 broadcast of the full-length, one hour documentary on WEDU-Channel 3 at 9 pm.
Colleen Hamilton

A documentary that follows the real-life stories of more than 40 teenagers will premiere Friday night at Clearwater’s newly renovated Capitol Theatre.

You’ll have to know someone to get tickets because the film premiere of “Project: Shattered Silence” and the supplemental live performance is sold out.

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7:37 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Florida State Wins A Thriller To Take College Championship

The winning catch: Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin of the Florida State Seminoles catches the 2-yard pass for a touchdown that put his team ahead for good with just 13 seconds left in the game.
Harry How Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 7, 2014 12:34 pm

  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Tom Goldman on the championship game

Florida State and Auburn put on a show Monday night with a college football championship game that went down to the wire and ended with Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston throwing a touchdown pass with just 13 seconds to go to bring Florida State the crown.

At one point, the Seminoles were behind by 18 points.

The final score: Florida State 34, Auburn 31.

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4:54 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Bucs Welcome New Head Coach Lovie Smith

New head coach, Lovie Smith.
Credit buccaneers.com

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially introduced new head coach Lovie Smith today.

The team hasn't seen the playoffs since the 2007 season. Smith said he's optimistic about turning those struggles around.

"It's easy for me to sit up here and say, 'Hey, this time next year we're not going to be having this type of [talk],' I'm talking about as far as where we are in the playoffs and doing different things, but I do think though, nowadays, you can improve quickly."

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4:01 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Chris Brown and Stephen Tabano Love WUSF

After decades of listening to WUSF, attorneys Chris Brown, left, and Stephen Tabano finally get their chance to say, "This is NPR."
Credit Courtesy of Chris Brown and Stephen Tabano

Even casual listeners of WUSF Public Media have probably heard the name Trenam Kemker. The law firm has been supporting the station since its debut in 1963. Now, on behalf of Trenam Kemker, attorneys Stephen Tabano and Chris Brown wish WUSF a happy 50th anniversary.

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5:31 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Journalists — Of Color! — To Watch In 2014

Fusion is gambling on Alicia Menendez, who has been a fixture on cable news but has never hosted a news show.
Wilfredo Lee AP

Originally published on Fri December 27, 2013 7:03 am

You can set your watch to it: If it's the end of the year, journalists are putting together their obligatory lists. And often when someone decides to cobble together a list of the "35 Blanks Under 35 To Watch For," the list is monochromatic. So it went with Politico's "10 Journalists to Watch in 2014," which boasted nary a single person of color.

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12:04 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

George Cretekos Loves WUSF

George N. Cretekos
Credit Dalia Colón / WUSF

George Cretekos loves WUSF.

Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos spends a lot of time in his car, and WUSF is there to keep him company.

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9:32 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Bucs May Have Their New Coach: Lovie Smith

Lovie Smith, who coached the Chicago Bears from 2004 to 2012, is reportedly the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Credit Rick Scuteri / Associated Press

It apparently didn't take the Tampa Bay Buccaneers long to find their new head coach, as they've reportedly struck a deal with Lovie Smith.

Multiple media outlets report that the Bucs interviewed Smith Tuesday, a day after they fired Greg Schiano. The team reportedly offered Smith a four-year deal worth in excess of five million dollars per season. The deal also has a team option for a fifth year.

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10:58 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Airboat Flies from St. Pete to Tampa to Mark 100th Anniversary of Flight

Original Benoist Flying Boat
Credit Fantasy of Flight

An airboat replica landed safely Wednesday in Tampa Bay, marking the 100th anniversary of the world's first commercial flight.

Eddie Hoffman Jr. flew the aircraft from the waters off the St. Petersburg Museum of History to the waters near Peter O. Knight Airport in Tampa. The flight marked the centennial of the inaugural flight of the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line.

Hoffman's father built the replica, a Hoffman X-4 Mullet Skiff airboat.

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3:15 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Dave Martin, Former Lakeland Ledger Photographer, Dies after Bowl Game

Dave Martin (center), who started his career at the Lakeland Ledger, was a photographer for The Associated Press for 30 years. He died shortly after collapsing on the field at the Chick-fil-A Bowl Tuesday.
Credit John Bazemore / Associated Press

Dave Martin, a longtime Associated Press photographer who began his career at the Lakeland Ledger more than three decades ago, died after collapsing on the Georgia Dome field after the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Tuesday night.

Martin, 59, ran onto the field immediately following Texas A&M’s 52-48 win over Duke and took photos of Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin being doused with a water bucket by his players. Martin continued to take celebration shots before collapsing.

Martin suffered an apparent heart attack and was administered CPR on the field. He was placed on a stretcher and taken to Emory Hospital Midtown where he died early Wednesday morning.

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