November 2007 TampaGov News

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Arte 2007
Arte 2007The Arte 2007 festival, a celebration of Hispanic and Latin American arts, returns for a two-week run. The festival kicks off Saturday, November 3, on The Tampa Riverwalk at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Saturday’s opening event is from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and features live music by Miami band Javier Garcia; Latin dance lessons; a special visit and cooking demonstration by Food Network Celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffman; a children’s marionette show; and crafts workshops.

Lights on Tampa  
An exciting public art exhibit and one of the most cutting-edge public art projects in the Southeast United States, Lights on Tampa is an innovative regional initiative. The program grew out of a shared vision that recognizes synergy between the arts and technology. View the Lights on Tampa video.

Events this Month  
Whether you are interested in a Parks and Recreation special event, an exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art, or a public meeting, check out this month's calendar.

The Tampa Riverwalk Project  The Tampa Riverwalk
 Construction for the newest segment of The Tampa Riverwalk project, the Platt Street Bridge portion, is moving forward. The Riverwalk will create a vibrant and interactive waterfront experience for residents and visitors that will reflect the spirit and uniqueness of Tampa.

"From the Corps" Wins 2007 Hometown Video Award  
CTTV's "From the Corps," directed by Frank Crumb, won the 2007 Hometown Video Award for Youth Magazine by the Alliance for Community Media. Each year the Hometown Video Awards honors and promotes community media and local cable programs that are first distributed on Public, Educational, and Governmental access cable television channels. "From the Corps," is a monthly CTTV television show featuring the Mayor's Youth Corps as they take a service-oriented approach with teens participating in community service projects and other leadership development activities. Replays of "From the Corps" can be seen on Sundays at 3 p.m., Mondays at 9:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

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Mayor's BookTalk 
Mayor's Book Talk

Join Mayor Pam Iorio as she hosts CTTV’s newest show - Mayor’s Book Talk. This month local author, historian and USF professor Dr. Gary Mormino visits the set to talk about his most recent book Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida.

The mayor will also sit down with fifth grade students from Rampello Downtown Partnership School to discuss November’s book, The Liberation of Gabriel King. Read along with Mayor Pam and the students each month by logging onto for discussion questions and upcoming book selections.

Inkwood Books will also stop by to give a quick review of current best sellers and popular reading selections. Watch Book Talk on CTTV Channel 15.

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