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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade star lineup announced

Big-named stars will headlining this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for 2017.

Jimmy Fallon, Smokey Robinson, Wyclef Jean and Leslie Odom, Jr. will be joining 98 Degrees and the Goo Goo Dolls for the annual New York City spectacular, People reported.

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Broadway will also highlight new shows like “Anastasia,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Once on This Island” and “Spongebob Squarepants.”

Don’t forget about the massive balloons the parade is known for.

This year Olaf will join the parade, along with Chase from “Paw Patrol.”

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving.

Photos: Target’s hot holiday toys for 2017

What toys will be on your children’s holiday lists? Target says these are the hot toys this year.

Dragon Con thrills and chills

Photo: Tour de France cyclist shares shocking photo of veiny legs

People across the world marvel at athletes’ physiques and rightfully so. They train months, even years, to get in great shape. 

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However, what people don’t always see is the grueling effect it has on the body. Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski changed that this week when he shared a picture of his veiny, muscular legs on Instagram

Poljanski, who is competing in the Tour de France, captioned his photo: “After sixteen stages I think my legs look (a) little tired.”

In just 21 hours, the photo garnered more than 22,000 likes on Instagram and hundreds of comments. 

The image was also shared on Twitter, where users expressed awe and disgust.

Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro receives Pat Tillman Award at 2017 ESPYs

During the 2017 ESPY Awards Wednesday night, comedian and television host Jon Stewart presented U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro with the Pat Tillman Award for service. 

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Del Toro was severely injured while on tour in Afghanistan in 2005 when his military truck drove over a bomb. Del Toro lost most of his fingers and more than 80 percent of his body was severely burned. He went into a coma for three months and was given a 15 percent chance of survival. When he awoke from the coma, he was told he likely wouldn’t be able to breathe or walk again on his own. 

Del Toro not only did both, he also used sports as rehabilitation, later competing in the Invictus Games, a sports competition for wounded service members. In 2014, he won a silver medal in powerlifting, and in 2016, he won gold in the shot put.

He was awarded Wednesday for his perseverance, military service and athletic pursuits, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“He found a way not just to survive against the odds, but to thrive. He is a study in strength, tenacity, bravery and service,” Stewart said, calling Del Toro “a soldier who has gone through pain and struggling you would not believe just to survive and be here tonight.”

Del Toro said he was honored and humbled to receive the award. 

“Receiving this award is still strange for me. I don’t see myself as someone special,” he said at the awards show. “Thank you for letting this guy who just had a bad day at work feel like someone special tonight.”

Del Toro talked about what it felt like to be tapped for the award last month.  

“I’m humbled for even being considered for this prestigious award named after Pat Tillman, a man I admire, but to actually receive this honor is unbelievable,” Del Toro said in a statement. “When I heard that Pat Tillman gave up a career in the NFL to serve his country after the 911 attacks, it gave me so much pride to call him a brother in arms. He truly is a shining example of Service Before Self. To Mrs. Tillman and the Pat Tillman Foundation, I give you my pledge that I’ll always try to live up to the true meaning of the Pat Tillman Award for Service in everything I do, and to represent his spirit to the best of my ability.”

Del Toro still serves in the military as an Air Force technician.

Pat Tillman, a former NFL player, left the league in 2002 to enlist in the Army after the Sept. 11 attacks. He was killed in Afghanistan in 2004.

U.S. Quidditch Cup, based on Harry Potter books, headed to Texas in 2018

Harry Potter fans, rejoice! The U.S. Quidditch Cup is headed to the Sports Capital of Texas next year.

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The organization announced the news earlier this week, revealing that the event will be held April 14-15 at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex.

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“We are honored to host the players, families and fans in Round Rock for the U.S. Quidditch Cup in April 2018,” Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Nancy Yawn said in a release. “How exciting that the year of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, the Sports Capital of Texas gets to announce that the magical, competitive Quidditch national championships will be held here!”

U.S. Quidditch announced finalists for the location of the cup in May, which included Lubbock, Round Rock and Wichita Falls. The finalists were selected based on bids, which were evaluated on location of the bid, the quality of facilities, the amount of financial support and the level of community support, according to the release. Round Rock beat out the others mainly because of the ample room of its facility, it says. 

Though Round Rock has yet to start its own official team, the Austin area is home to two national championship winning teams: Texas Quidditch and Texas Cavalry. In the 2016-17 season, Texas had more teams registered with USQ than any other single state in the league, according to U.S. Quidditch. 

The Quidditch tournament, which first came to life in 2005, is a real-world adaptation of the game Harry Potter and his friends played in the popular book series. The magical sport involves two teams who “fly on brooms,” competing to score the most goals. It can be described as a cross between rugby, basketball and dodge ball.

Want to learn more about the competition? Find out about tickets and teams here

Photos: AJC Peachtree Road Race 2017

 

St. Pete Pride Weekend 2017 

 

Join 97X all weekend long as we celebrate Florida’s largest LGBT Pride! 

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017: St Pete Pride Reception 

 

• Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm 

• Address: Museum of Fine Arts – 255 Beach Dr NE., St. Pete 

• Price: $30.90 

 

What started out as an event for friends who enjoy the arts has turned into the must attend reception during the week of Pride. This year, a cozy group of friends will gather at the Museum of Fine Arts in St Petersburg to launch Pride Weekend. 

 

The event, hosted and sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, will feature an open full bar and light hors d’voeuvres. 

 

Purchase tickets here! 

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017: Rooftop Kick-Off Party 

 

• Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm 

• Address: Kimpton Hotel Zamora - 3701 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach 

• Price: FREE 

 

The Thursday before the weekend we kick off St Pete Pride at the Kimpton Hotel Zamora's Castile Rooftop Bar located in beautiful St Pete Beach. You will bask in panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway while enjoying live entertainment, Cabana Boy Cocktails and Spanish-influenced Topaz. The Hotel Zamora’s unique Castile Rooftop Bar offers the perfect combination of sweeping views of nature while maintaining an urban vibe, making this Pride Party an event like no other during the weekend. 

 

Friday, June 23, 2017: SP2 Concert 

 

• Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm 

• Address: North Straub Park – 400 Bayshore Dr NE., St. Pete 

• Price: FREE 

 

SP2 Concert is a fundraising event to assist in funding various Tampa Bay community organizations. A mix of various bands and local singers will warm up the crowd as attendees cool down with their choice of Bud Lite and Absolut Vodka beverages. Beverage sales benefit the St Pete Pride Community Grants Program. The concert is being presented by St Pete Pride, and the proceeds will go to Project No Labels - the 2017 Grand Marshal Organization. 

 

Lineup: 

Melissa Crispo 

Geri X 

 

Be Courteous 

 

No outside beverages or alcohol may be brought to the event. Water and other beverages will be sold throughout the area. In the interest of general safety, please refrain from bringing in the following to the concert: 

 

• Alcohol (open container laws and city ordinances still apply) 

• Inline Skates 

• Laser pointers 

• Radios 

• Skateboards/Scooters 

• Fireworks 

• Weapons/Firearms 

• Pets or animals (we love animals, but for their safety, leave them at home) 

 

Getting There 

 

There are several options when coming to St Pete Pride. And as with any large event, parking can always be a challenge. If you plan on driving, we recommend you carpool. St Pete Pride recommends parking in one of the several parking garages in the downtown area. 

 

An extensive transportation map will be provided prior to the event. Check back for updates. 

 

This event was designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment by all participants. If you would like to request any particular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact the event planner at (727-342-0084) or City of St Petersburg Community Affairs Division at (727) 893-7345 or (727) 892-5259 TDD/TTY 

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017: Pride Parade 

 

• Time: 2:00pm-10:00pm 

• Address: Downtown Waterfront Area 

• Price: FREE 

 

What you need to know 

 

The LGBT Pride Parade will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 in St Pete. The Saturday Party begins at 2pm, with the Parade kicking off at 6:30pm. 

 

About the LGBT Pride Parade 

 

Imagine 5,000 people swishing and sauntering along Downtown St Pete's Bayshore Dr in a dazzling array of sequins, beads, leathers and feathers to celebrate the power and beauty of diversity, with more than 200,000 people cheering them on. 

The 15th St Pete Pride Parade promises to continue to show the the state all the beautiful colors of our diverse community, and be a fabulous opportunity for unbridled self-expression and love. 

View a list of Featured Parade Participants. 

 

Be Courteous 

 

No outside beverages or alcohol may be brought to the Parade. Water and other beverages will be sold throughout the parade route viewing area. In the interest of general safety, please refrain from bringing in the following to the Parade: 

• Alcohol (open container laws and city ordinances still apply) 

• Inline Skates 

• Laser pointers 

• Radios 

• Skateboards/Scooters 

• Fireworks 

• Weapons/Firearms 

• Pets or animals (we love animals, but for their safety, leave them at home) 

 

Getting There 

 

There are several options when coming to St Pete Pride. And as with any large event, parking can always be a challenge. If you plan on driving, we recommend you carpool. St Pete Pride recommends parking in one of the several parking garages in the downtown area. 

 

An extensive transportation map will be provided prior to the event. Check back for updates. 

 

This event was designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment by all participants. If you would like to request any particular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact the event planner at (727-342-0084) or City of St Petersburg Community Affairs Division at (727) 893-7345 or (727) 892-5259 TDD/TTY 

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017: The Glamstands 

 

• Time: 5:30pm-11:00pm 

• Address: North Straub Park – 400 Bay Shore Dr NE., St Pete 

• Price: $50-$600 

 

We’re very proud to bring back to St Pete Pride Weekend – The Glamstands. Located right on the Parade route in North Straub Park, you’ll have premium viewing with easy access to private bars and bathrooms. 

 

Immerse yourself in the St Pete Pride Parade experience. North Straub Park is where the magic happens. Enjoy spectacular views of the parade and front row viewing of the post-parade fireworks, plus access to a private bar, gourmet food, private toilets and party-starting DJs. 

 

No bustling crowds, no queues, no stress… the Glamstands at the St Pete Pride Parade make for the perfect night out. 

 

There are bleacher seating available, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. But don't worry, if you can't catch a seat, we'll still make your viewing experience top-notch! 

 

Purchase tickets here! 

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017: Bleachers at Straub 

 

• Time: 5:30pm-11:00pm 

• Address: North Straub Park – 400 Bay Shore Dr NE., St Pete 

• Price: $25 

 

A classy diva like you doesn’t do crowds… just rock up with your tickets to the Bleachers at Straub and you’ll get exclusive cash bars, quick access to food, private bathrooms and viewing area so you won’t miss a moment of the action. It’s totally you! 

 

Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. 

 

Proudly presented by Tech Data 

 

Purchase tickets here! 

 

Sunday, June 25, 2017: St Pete Pride Festival 

 

• Time: 9:00am-4:00pm 

• Address: Grand Central District - 2800-2200 Central Ave, St. Pete 

• Price: FREE 

 

What you need to know 

 

The St Pete Pride Festival will be held Sunday, June 25,2017 in St Pete beginning at 9am and ending at 4pm. 

 

About the St Pete Pride Festival 

 

Expected to draw more than 50,000. The St Pete Pride Street Festival will again be the largest community event of the season as festival goers come together to make history while enjoying a day of live performances and entertainment, community booths, art and fantastic food in paradise. We ensure that there's something for everyone, including you. 

 

View a list of Featured Festival Participants. 

 

Be Courteous 

No outside beverages or alcohol may be brought to the Parade. Water and other beverages will be sold throughout the festival. In the interest of general safety, please refrain from bringing in the following to the Parade: 

• Alcohol (open container laws and city ordinances still apply) 

• Inline Skates 

• Laser pointers 

• Radios 

• Skateboards/Scooters 

• Fireworks 

• Weapons/Firearms 

• Pets or animals (we love animals, but for their safety, leave them at home)

Cinco de Mayo: Five things you didn’t know

Cinco de Mayo is upon us. Many will be celebrating the holiday with margaritas and Mexican food.

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Here are five facts about the Mexican holiday that you can use to impress your friends:

1) Despite a common misconception, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. The holiday celebrates the  Battle of Puebla , where, against all odds, the Mexicans made a stand against an invading French army in 1862.

2) Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than it is in Mexico, with the exception of the city of Puebla. Mexico holds more of a celebration on its  Independence Day, September 16, than it does on Cinco de Mayo.

3) The holiday means big business for the avocado industry. The  California Avocado Commission says that Americans consume around 81 million avocados during Cinco de Mayo.

4) Chandler, Arizona, has a unique way of celebrating Cinco de Mayo. It hosts a Chihuahua race every year.

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5) The 2010 U.S. Census estimates that about 31.8 million U.S. residents are of Mexican origin. The largest concentration of Mexican-Americans is in Los Angeles, the city that holds the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the U.S.

Bud Light Stage Door

Spring rocks at the Palladium! Whether in its acoustically-perfect mainstage Hough Hall or the intimate NYC-styled nightclub Side Door, patrons and newcomers alike can rely on a spring of classical, rock, jazz, blues, Celtic, and so much more -- all enjoyed in an historic setting, four blocks from downtown St. Petersburg’s vibrant waterfront. Here’s a sampling of the programming coming to the Palladium this spring:

Tickets may be purchased 24/7 online, at 727-822-3590 or at the Box Office during regular hours: noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, and three hours prior to most performances. Visit the Palladium’s website and subscribe for detailed Information. Follow the Palladium on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

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