May 14, 2000
[Times photo: Michael Rondou ]
Here's what popped up along U.S. 27 five years ago, when Universal Studios' architects designed an old-timey small town from scratch. Story
[Times photo: Jonathan Newton]
Devotees of Devil Ray Bubba Trammell have as good a time yelling his name as they do watching him play. Maybe better. Story
Man enough to be a mom?
William has two mommies.
Australia bestows honor on Sembler
When President George Bush named Mel Sembler to the post of ambassador to Australia, he knew his longtime friend would do an outstanding job.
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Show Palace offers spirited 'Nunsense'
What can be said about Nunsense that hasn't been said a thousand times already? The 15-year-old musical is so popular that most people have either seen it or performed in it and could write their own review.
Rosie O'Donnell shakes up show with Florida trip
Ask Rosie O'Donnell why she's so involved with social causes -- from kids' issues to gun control, breast cancer awareness to weight loss -- and you'll get a serious answer.
Seize the day
Moms are admitted free today at Lowry Park Zoo and the Florida Aquarium with a paid child's admission. The zoo, which houses two Komodo dragons, manatees, primates and more, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 7530 N Boulevard, Tampa. Adult admission is $8.50, seniors $7.50, children ages 3-11 $4.95, children 2 and younger free. Parking is free. Call (813) 935-8552. The aquarium is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Adults are $12.95, seniors $11.95, children ages 3-12 $7.95, children younger than 3 free. Parking is $4. Call (813) 273-4000.
Deadline Monday for play submission for festival
Deadline is Monday to submit an original, previously unproduced and unpublished play to Stageworks Theatre for a staged reading at Hillsborough Community College/Ybor Theater during the festival of original Florida plays in July-August. Preference is given to plays that encourage multiracial casting. Other guidelines: comedy or drama, minimal set/tech, small cast (maximum 6-8). Selected playwrights will receive $30. Submission fee is $10. Send to Stageworks, 120 Adriatic Ave., Tampa FL 33606.