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The RITZ Ybor Photo: Olly Murs

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Olly Murs LIVE at The RITZ Ybor on Wednesday, May 8, 2013

You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to receive this photo!  THANK YOU to Christina for resuscitating it from digital limbo and sending it my way.

And if you’re looking for a fun and catchy pop album to listen to this summer, check out Olly’s stateside debut album, Right Place Right Time.  Jess described his album best: “Olly sounds like a charming mix of Bruno Mars meets Maroon 5 meets Gavin Degraw!

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Festa Italiana 2013

Festa Italiana 2013

The 16th Annual Festa Italiana took place in Ybor City on Sunday, April 7, 2013.  Festivities officially kicked off at The Italian Club’s Wines of Italy event the Thursday prior, and the celebration continued each day until the main event at Centennial Park.  My work is a huge supporter and sponsor of Festa Italiana which amusingly began as my bosses’ picnic for their friends and family.  Today, a staggering 10,000 patrons attend their lil’ Italian festival picnic.

Way before I ever became involved with and worked for Festa,  I remember loving the event which can best be described as an overwhelming experience of food, drinks, culture and people.  To now officially be a part of a local tradition that honors and preserves a culture’s heritage and traditions is rewarding and very worthwhile.

Viva Festa Italiana!

Festa 2013 Group 1Festa 2013 Group 2Festa 2013 Group 3Photos courtesy of Radko Keleman Photography

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I have a slight obsession with Olly Murs whose Right Place, Right Time album has been receiving ample play on my iPod.  Olly rose to fame on the UK version of The X-Factor, and conquered the European charts before storming American shores. His current single “Troublemaker” is rapidly racing up the Billboard charts, and he’ll be playing at The RITZ Ybor next week Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

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