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Tampa prepares for NHL All-Stars, Gasparilla on same weekend

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As the 2016-17 National Hockey League season nears its conclusion, thoughts turned to next season and the NHL All-Star Game. Commissioner Gary Bettman was in town to join a press conference at Amalie Arena to talk about recent awarding of next year’s game to Tampa Bay. Bettman was the first to discuss the dates of All-Star Weekend, January 26-28, coinciding with Gasparilla activities. He was undaunted by any logistical challenges and the league was well aware of the Tampa tradition…

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Uber ‘pirates up’ for Gasparilla with new rules for no-hassle, safe experience

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On Saturday, thousands of pirates (and pirate wannabes) will descend on the shores of Tampa Bay for the annual Gasparilla spectacle. And as Uber knows, as does anyone who has ever attended the city’s premiere pirate-themed event, neighborhood roads will be just short of impassable. To help make traveling to and from the event as smooth as possible, Uber is setting some simple ground rules to take some hassle out of the ridesharing experience. “Due to the extensive road closures…

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Ahoy Mates! Uber “pirates up” for Gasparilla with $20K in free rides

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As thousands assault the shores of Tampa Bay to join in Saturday’s annual Gasparilla spectacle, Uber will be on hand to provide transportation for all those pirates and pirate wannabes. The ridesharing technology service – partnering with Captain Morgan – will be giving away up to $20,000 in free rides during the city’s annual pirate-themed fest. For a share of the “loot,” new users can sign up for the Uber app online. Existing riders must open up the Uber app,…

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Local girl makes good at upcoming Gasparilla film festival

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There will be plenty of features to screen when the Gasparilla International Film Festival takes place next week, beginning next Tuesday March 24, and going through March 30. 140  in all — 60 features and 70 short films, including Odessa, produced and co-starring  Tampa native Grace Santos, who now resides in Los Angeles. The film is described as being about a desperate mother living in a post-apocalyptic Texas who is forced to make a perilous border crossing to save her child’s…

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