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When Elvis Came to Tampa

In the mid-1950s, Elvis Presley couldn’t help falling in love with Tampa. Almost sixty years ago today, Elvis performed at the Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory, one of four concerts in Tampa in 1955-56. The Aug. 5, 1956, show in Tampa came on the heels of his appearance on The Steve Allen Show, where he performed “Hound Dog.”

Elvis Presley/Courtesy of Pixabay


UT Prof Pens Definitive Book on Florida Soul

Read our Q&A with John Capouya, author of Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band.
Above left: John Capouya. Photo by Suzanne Williamson. Above right: The cover of Capouya’s book.


“Be Bop-A-Lula” Turned 61 This Month

If “Be Bop-A-Lula” were a person, he’d be eligible for Social Security next year.
By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist


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