Noonday Sun: Central Ave. in its Heyday, 1920-1967

Noonday Sun: Central Ave. in its Heyday, 1920-1967

Street Murals by Natalie Blake Studios at The Trio At ENCORE!, Tampa - Noonday Sun: Central Ave. in its Heyday, 1920-1967
Street Murals by Natalie Blake Studios at The Trio At ENCORE!, Tampa - Noonday Sun: Central Ave. in its Heyday, 1920-1967Street Murals by Natalie Blake Studios at The Trio At ENCORE!, Tampa - Noonday Sun: Central Ave. in its Heyday, 1920-1967Street Murals by Natalie Blake Studios at The Trio At ENCORE!, Tampa - Noonday Sun: Central Ave. in its Heyday, 1920-1967
This mural depicts the noon day sun at center left of the mural. Radiating outwards are many of the accomplishments, inspirations, trends created, and people in service of their community. Highlights include the vibrant scene of Central Avenue through the 1960s with imagery of the rich music scene, stylized depiction of the Central Avenue businesses, as well as an African American man casting a ballot. The Ink Spots, one of the many famous musician groups to light up the night downtown Central Ave at the three major night clubs/restaurants: the Blue Note, the Apollo Theatre Tampa, and the Cotton Club. Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, the Ink Spots, Clyde McPhatter, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and many other legends performed in these venues.

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