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For their own good
Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
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By Times Staff Writer
Published December 20, 2007
Swing dance: Centro Asturiano hosts Swing Centro, a weekly event of swing music and dancing. The dance starts with a free group swing dance lesson, no partner or prior dance experience needed. Vintage attire from the 1920s to 50s is encouraged and a full bar is provided. 7 p.m. to midnight, today; Centro Asturiano Grand Ballroom, 1913 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa; open to the public, admission is $7 per person and students get two-for-one admission. For information, call 813 274-4950.
Art exhibit: The West Tampa Center for the Arts presents Tracy Midulle Reller: Connectivity & Austerity, a solo exhibit featuring new works from the Tampa visual artist. Reller has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and is a professor of the visual arts at Hillsborough Community College. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; West Tampa Center for the Arts, 1906 Armenia Ave., Tampa; open to the public, donations accepted. For information, call (813) 453-4381.
Book reading: Children's musician Richard Peeples will perform a "musical storytime," playing songs from his new release Polka Dot Puzzle. 4 p.m., today; Borders, 2020 Town Center Blvd., Brandon; open to the public, free. For information, call (561) 394-0193.
Support group: Brandon Regional Hospital hosts a pediatric diabetes support group. 6 to 7 p.m., today; Brandon Regional Hospital's Community Education Classroom B, Suite 260, Oakfield Medical Plaza, 119 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, ;open to the public, free. For information, call 1-888-327-2636.
Christmas show: Gorilla Theatre presents Christmas Gremlins II, the sequel to the series created by playwright Aubrey Hampton in 2003. The play involves an amateur magician who searches for new magic tricks in a magic shop infested with gremlins. 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; Gorilla Theatre, 4419 N Hubert Ave., Tampa; suitable for all ages, tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students with ID. For information, call (813) 879-2914.
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