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The Photography and Visual Journalism Blog
of the Tampa Bay Times

Looking Back: Tony Orlando kissed and kissed and kissed the girls (February 22, 1978)

This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on February 22, 1978. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer Jackie Greene. It was a sweet welcome back for Orlando and fans Review by Rick Abrams Times staff writer He kisse …

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    View a gallery of images from Saturday's Tampa Pride Parade. Led by Tampa Bay's Rainbow Pride Marching Band, the parade made its way from Nuccio Boulevard and traveled down Seventh Avenue to 20th Street and then north to Palm Avenue. This year's Grand Marshals are former County Commissioner Kevin Beckner and drag …

    The 3rd annual Tampa Pride Parade marches down 7th ave in historic Ybor City while thousands of people line the streets to catch beads and take photos.
  2. Photo gallery: University of Florida Gators vs. Wisconsin Badgers

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    View a gallery of images from the University of Florida Gators 84-83 win over the Wisconsin Badgers during the East Region Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Gators will face South Carolina on Sunday, March 26.

    The Florida Gators celebrate beating the Wisconsin Badgers in overtime in the East Region Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Friday, March 24, 2017.
  3. Photo gallery: Happy 75th birthday to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin

    Music & Concerts

    The Queen of Soul was born 75 years ago today. The fourth of five children, Aretha Louise Franklin was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tenn.

    Aretha Franklin poses on the red carpet before the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on December 6, 2015, in Washington. [Molly Riley | AFP | Getty Images]
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    World

    This week's collection of the best news photos features an IRA funeral, dramatic rescues, Russian opposition leaders and metal fans rocking to Brujeria.

    Satirical sculptures burn during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph that ends in the midnight of March 19, burning large paper mache satiric figures displayed around the streets of the city. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
  5. Looking Back: Tony Orlando kissed and kissed and kissed the girls (February 22, 1978)

    Music & Concerts

    This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on February 22, 1978. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer Jackie Greene.

  6. All Eyes photo gallery: USF Pro Day

    Blogs

    For the first half of USF's annual pro day, the two most prominent figures remained on the sideline. While nearly two-dozen of their old teammates lunged, leaped and lifted, Rodney Adams and Marlon Mack balked.

    Few could blame them.

    South Florida Bulls wide receiver Rodney Adams (87) runs a passing drill during the USF Pro Day at Morsani Football Practice Complex at the University of South Florida in Tampa on Tuesday.
  7. Some of Times photographer Will Vragovic's favorite images of Rays Kevin Kiermaier

    The Heater

    Kevin Kiermaier was one of the first players I met at spring training when I took over our photo coverage of the Rays in 2014. We found common ground in having gone to high school in the same town (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and hit some of the same college hangouts in between the state schools.

    Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) gets drenched by Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) after the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1.
  8. Photo gallery: University of Florida Gators vs. Virginia Cavaliers

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    View a gallery of images from the University of Florida Gators 65-39 win over the Virginia Cavaliers during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Second Round at the Amway Center in Orlando. Florida will face Wisconsin on March 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

    Florida Gators guard Kasey Hill (0) celebrates the lead over the Virginia Cavaliers during the first half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, March 18, 2017.