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What You Missed This Week in La Gaceta

From As We Heard It, by Patrick Manteiga

► The Hillsborough County Republican Party held elections on Tuesday evening.
Deborah Tamargo and Deborah Cox-Roush campaigned for chair.
Some thought Cox-Roush would be a favorite since she held the chair before Art Wood and Tom Lee but former State Representative Tamargo came out on top. She is the first Latin to hold that position….(to read more, buy a paper)

► We have heard former Republican County Commissioners Jim Norman and Brian Blair are considering a potential return to politics in 2016.
(to read more, buy a paper)

► One of our Christmas traditions is to venture off to Epcot to experience the candlelight processional. A celebrity narrator tells the story of the Nativity as Christmas songs are played by a 50-piece orchestra and a choir that appears to number over 200.
The music is powerful and moving and the program reminds all that Christmas is about the birth of Christ.(to read more, buy a paper)

From O’Pinions To Go, by Joe O’Neill

► Two opposable thumbs up for the “Dirty Dancing” performance at the Straz. Pure fun, especially for someone who grew up in doo-wop Philly and still remembers the lyrics to “Duke of Earl,” “Love Is Strange,” “In the Still of the Night” and “Do You Love Me?” Speaking of:
“You broke my heart, ‘cause I couldn’t dance. You didn’t even want me around. And now I’m back, to let you know. I can really shake ‘em down. Do you love me?” Now, those were some lyrics. Thanks again, Contours.
…(to read more, buy a paper)

From Chairman of the Bored, by Gene Siudut

► …Catholics aren’t asking Mary to do anything special. In the “Hail Mary,” the most-important verse asks, “Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.”
In that verse, we are pleading to Jesus’ mother to put in a good word. This is akin to buttering up your mother so she will be on your side when dad gets home. We’re not looking for a miracle, just an advocate…(to read more, buy a paper)

From Líneas de la memoria, por Gabriel Cartaya

► …El magnífico receptor fue seleccionado dos veces al Juego de las Estrellas, por su rendimiento a la defensiva y a la ofensiva. Fue premiado al Salón de la Fama de Beisbol en 1977, donde se le conoció, por su ascendencia española, como “El Señor”. Cuando se retiró del deporte, en 1947, era el receptor dueño del récord en juegos ganados, con una cifra de 1918 que no fue superada hasta que 1987 fue rota por Bob Boone…(to read more, buy a paper)

From Briznas culturales, por Leonardo Venta

► …A comienzos de junio de 2011, la Orquesta de la Florida (TFO, por sus siglas en inglés), una de las más prestigiosas agrupaciones sinfónicas de Estados Unidos, anunció públicamente su iniciativa de intercambio plurianual con la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba (OSNC)…(to read more, buy a paper)

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