Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

Feeling Great at the End of the I Feel Good Tour, Pitbull, Iggy Azalea, and DJ Laz Get Steamy in Tampa

Tampa has become synonymous with winning this year, and Pitbull ending his I Feel Good tour with Iggy Azalea and DJ Laz at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater was the trophy presentation for Latin-inspired pop music in 2021. These artists have been largely influential in one form or another, and for Pitbull, this is a way to […]

Gasparilla Music Festival Celebrates Year 10

The Gasparilla Music Festival Presented by Coppertail Brewing celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend in Downtown Tampa. The festival took place at Citrus Hixon Park and Kiley Gardens. Unlike years past, the festival was held in October instead of the usual March dates. There was also the addition of Friday, making it a 3 day […]

The Dead Daisies In Full Bloom at Jannus Live

The Dead Daisies brought their ‘Like No Other – US Tour 2021’ to Janus Live in St. Petersburg, FL on Saturday, September 25thin support of their latest studio release ‘Holy Ground’ from earlier this year.  Also on the bill was The Black Moods and metal comedian extraordinaire Don Jamieson. I had purposefully gone into this […]

Gasparilla Music Fest Returns This Weekend To Curtis Hixon In Tampa

The Gasparilla Music Festival presented by Coppertail Brewing returns to Downtown Tampa this weekend (Oct. 1-3) for it’s 10th year. Taking place at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens Park. The festival is hosted by The Gasparilla Music Foundation, a Florida 501(c)-3 non-profit corporation that organizes the GMF and supports music education. This year will have […]

Judas Priest Celebrates its 50th at “Warlando” in Orlando

The Warlando Metal Festival featuring the legendary Judas Priest as the headliner thundered into the Orlando Amphitheater on Saturday, September 11th, 2021. With a stacked lineup that would make any metal head quiver with anticipation, I was giddy once I found out I was headed to cover the festival. Judas Priest was touring in support […]

BKFC Strikes Again In Tampa As Ostovich Upsets VanZant

BKFC Strikes Again In Tampa As Ostovich Upsets VanZant

Bare Knuckle Boxing made its triumphant return to the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa with a card that included a lot of variety with some fresh faces and some veteran fights mixed in. Friday night was also the first time that some well know You-Tubers and Tik Tok mavens would enter the ring.   Headlining the event was the second fight […]

REO Speedwagon Continues to Roll With The Changes

REO Speedwagon rolled into town for a near sold out performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall on July 21, 2021. Fans were treated to a night of rocking remembrance as the band touched upon several of their releases and of course played their still to this day radio popular anthemic hits. Surprisingly for as much as […]

BKFC 19 “The Weight Drops; The Tempers Rise”

BKFC 19 “The Weight Drops; The Tempers Rise”

BKFC 19 Weigh Ins           Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s weigh ins are done like most combat sports; in private with a ceremonial weigh in done for press and fans up on the stage. With the competitors still feisty from their weight cut, and the hot lights shining down, the tempers can flare, and as such […]

An Exclusive Interview with the BKFC’s Britain Hart And New Husband, Joey Beltran

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship once again will shine in Tampa at the Fairgrounds and Britain Hart coming off her huge defeat of Paige VanZant sat down with Jordan Raiff and discussed her upcoming fight, her new marriage and….tacos? Jordan Raiff : I’m here with Brittan Hart and Joey Beltran. As I said earlier to both […]

Getting Ready To Rumble. BKFC Press Conference at Bert’s Harley Davidson

“It’s Time to ‘Toe The Line’ Once Again Tampa”           Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has found a home of sorts in the Tampa area. While Florida is not the location of the first BKFC card, it has hosted three events, and David Feldman along with Nate Shook, Kevin Smith, and many others continue to give […]