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Bollywood party draws thousands downtown
Dancers with Academy of Odissi Dance in Tampa perform a Bollywood  Fusion dance Wednesday evening at Curtis Hixon Park.
JASON BEHNKEN / STAFF

TAMPA — The party did not officially begin until 7 p.m., still an hour away, but 23-year-old Michigan resident Ashley Martin did not seem to care.

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria attempts to make the throw to first but allows Minnesota Twins’ Brian Dozier to reach the base during the first inning.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rays lose second 12-inning game in a week
The new-look Bucs only have one prime-time game scheduled.
FILE, CLIFF MCBRIDE/STAFF
Bucs will open season against Carolina
Craft beer brewers say the proposed rules would put them out of business.
County staying on sidelines in beer battle

Opinion

Henderson: Resignation won’t solve all school transportation woes

When news broke Wednesday about the resignation of Hillsborough County Schools transportation chief John Franklin, maybe I should have at least pretended to be surprised.

Editorials:
Editorial: Belden’s example
Editorial: Bill not starry eyed about film incentives
Editorial: Rotary’s century of service
Letters:
Letters to the editor: Get off your knees
Hispanics’ trailblazing efforts trampled on

New York Times, Vanity Fair discover Tampa strip clubs

Posted Jul 27, 2012 by Dennis Joyce

Updated Jul 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM

With all the national attention on Tampa’s strip clubs, will any visiting Republican be brave enough to show his face there?

The New York Times is the latest to weigh on in how one of Tampa’s signature industries hopes to cash in on the Republican National Convention, Aug. 27-30.

The upshot of the story is that Republicans bust loose more than Democrats at times like this, as Tampa’s adult-industry icon Joe Redner told the Tribune in May 2010, after Tampa landed the convention.

There’s not much data to support this contention, of course, or any of the assertions the Times makes about the industry.

In fact, Vanity Fair makes fun of the story today in a list titled “The 10 Most Sordid Sentences in the Times Piece About Tampa, Strip Clubs, and the G.O.P. Convention.”

Beware before clicking the Vanity Fair link; it contains what might be described as an R-rated video compilation from one of the strip clubs.

Of course, the most comprehensive information about all the Tampa area’s 50 or so strip clubs - including how many dancers they have - can be found right here at TBO, on our database, “Bay Area Strip Clubs.”

We’re updating it again, right now.