Tonight in live music; Timmy Thomas — the composer behind "Hotline Bling" — plays University of Tampa

He appears with local author John Capouya.

click to enlarge Timmy Thomas who'll appear at University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida on January 9, 2017. - C/o Timmy Thomas
C/o Timmy Thomas
Timmy Thomas who'll appear at University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida on January 9, 2017.

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✔️ UT MFA Lectores Reading: “Why Can’t We Live Together” w/John Capouya/Timmy Thomas The fall book release concert for John Capouya’s book on Florida soul was one of the more spirited release gigs of 2017, so the Tampa author is going to keep on rolling into 2018 as he welcomes one of the book’s subjects — Timmy Thomas, an R&B songwriter and record producer best known for “Why Can’t We Live Together” — to the University of Tampa’s free and open to the public MFA Lectores Reading series on Tuesday. If you've heard Drake's "Hotline Bling" and enjoyed it, then you need to pay your respects tonight. Watching history in real life isn’t something you should pass up, especially on a relatively tame school night. (University of Tampa Trustee Room, Vaughn Center, 9th Floor) INFO

On the record: Tampa author John Capouya draws a musical road map with his book Florida Soul


January 8-13, Busch Gardens Real Music Series w/Cirque Vertigo featuring the Wallenda Duo (Stanleyville Theatre at Busch Gardens, Tampa) INFO

Baker-Barganier Duo w/Preston Beebe (Cove, Pinellas Park) INFO

Chris Walker (Ringside Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

Melody Artisans of the Crooked Thumb - Doubt Songs (Crooked Thumb Brewery, Safety Harbor) INFO

Danielle Mohr (c.1949 Florida Beer Garden, Tampa) CANCELLED


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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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