Best Of 2018

Best history book come to life: TIMMY THOMAS AND JOHN CAPOUYA AT UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA

John Capouya’s book Florida Soul is a chronicle of the Sunshine State’s contribution to the genre. In January at the University of Tampa — and in front of a standing-room-only audience that delivered a standing ovation — Timmy Thomas brought history to life (this is the guy Drake sampled on “Why Can’t We Live Together” on “Hotline Bling,” after all) in front of a capacity crowd that got to witness what no one else ever will. johncapouya.com. —RR