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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 […]

Vigilant MMA CQ14 Brings on the 4th of July with a Bang, Fists and Kicks

          Sure fireworks, hotdogs, and the pool are great things to do for the 4th of July holiday. Yet we often overlook the violence and standing up saying “I’m better thank you” that came with the 4th of July. Well not Vigilant MMA!! Combat Quest 14 took place in Plant City at the KO Addiction […]

Zebra Shows Their Stripes and Their Chops In Largo

The legendary hard rocking power trio Zebra rocked the house with two shows this past weekend, June 5th & 6th, at the Central Park Performing Arts Center in Largo, FL. I do not use the term “legendary” lightly for the simple fact that this band has maintained their original member lineup dating back to 1975. […]

Joe Bonamassa Plays the Blues and More at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Joe Bonamassa played at Ruth Eckerd Hall on March 29th  in a special socially-distanced power trio performance. This is the first time Joe Bonamassa has performed in a power trio live in almost 20 years and this was only the second show on a very limited six show tour. This concert showcased his rare 3-piece […]

Upsets Rule The Ring At Knucklemania-BKFC 16

The leadup to the Super Bowl always makes for an interesting landscape of events in the community that hosts the big game. Even with the pandemic still raging, 2021 would be no different as a new contender in the fighting arts realm in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship brought Knucklemania to Lakeland on Friday night. Founded […]