‘Cow Palace’ attracted music greats

The block structure was built in 1957, without heat or air conditioning, according to records kept by the Pasco County Property Appraiser’s Office. It was located in Carver Heights, a predominantly black neighborhood where many people lived hard-scrabble lives. And, during the next 20 years, the building attracted performers who would become some of the biggest names in soul-blues and … [Read more...]

Movies aren’t the only attraction at Tampa Theatre

When patrons arrive at Tampa Theatre on March 2 to watch the 86th annual Academy Awards, they’ll receive a red-carpet welcome. Airing the Oscars on the theater’s big screen has been a tradition for 16 years, generating support for the historic movie palace. But creating a buzz for the movie-going public is nothing new for Tampa Theatre, which has entertained crowds for generations. There … [Read more...]