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Published 12 hours ago

The criminal kind: Giles Davies in Jobsite’s ‘The Smuggler’

Tim Finnegan is living proof that the American Dream comes with a hefty price tag. For the 80 minutes of playwright Ronan Noone’s The Smuggler, Tim tells the sordid story of how he went from idealistic Irish immigrant to cold-hearted American criminal. The Jobsite Theater production, which opened Friday, casts company member Giles Davies as […]

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Published 14 hours ago

St. Pete has an equity office at full strength

Mayor Ken Welch recently announced two new positions and hires within St. Petersburg’s Office of Equity. The man leading them is ready to embrace some hard work. Carl Lavender, interim chief equity officer, said an office priority is preventing youth gun violence. A May 11 funeral underscored the mission’s importance. Lavender attended services for Amir […]

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Published 14 hours ago

Five ways to get involved and give back in St. Pete

If you’re searching for a way to give back to your community, the Catalyst’s Impact Connector is here to help. Each week, we feature five organizations in the Tampa Bay area that need your input, whether that’s time, talent, items, funding or simply awareness. We’re certain you’ll find something here that matches your interests and […]

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Published May 17

Rays stadium discussion dates spark debate

A makeup date to discuss plans for a new $1.3 billion ballpark in downtown St. Petersburg caused Thursday evening’s city council meeting to conclude on a contentious note. The meeting marked the council’s first since a nine-hour May 9 workshop regarding the Historic Gas Plant District’s $6.5 billion redevelopment. A new Tampa Bay Rays stadium […]

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Published May 17

Historic photo revealed as The 1888 Hotel opens, showcasing rich legacy and modern revival

Just last month the 1888 Hotel at 220 Fifth Avenue North opened its doors, with co-owner Frederick Dela Cruz welcoming guests to the chic hotel featuring 16 one and two […]

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Published May 17

Found but not lost: New exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts

Improvisation, the use of found objects, sustainability and environmental conservation are commonalities in the works of artists Lizzi Bougatsos and Lonnie Holley. Opening Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, Never the Same Song brings together examples of “found” art from both of them. Bougatsos, the lead singer for the band Gang Gang […]

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Published May 17

Stunning new exhibition showcases Dalí’s most whimsical surreal floral creations

For centuries, flowers and nature have served as inspiration for the world’s greatest artists, and a new exhibition at The Dalí Museum showcases the treasured floral works of the Master […]

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Published May 17

Largest tech conference in St. Pete arrives next week

The poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival, presented by Docubee, is set to return to downtown St. Pete on May 22nd at the Mahaffey Theater, promising a day brimming with tech […]

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Published May 17

St. Pete Housing Authority receives grant to upgrade homes

Low-income families finding refuge in the St. Petersburg Housing Authority’s 134 public housing units will soon see some home improvements, thanks to a $842,360 federal grant. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded $3.17 billion in Public Housing Repair funding to 2,756 agencies nationwide. While the money is primarily for capital […]

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Published May 17

Arts Alive! podcast: Peter Tush, the Dali Museum

As the Dali Museum’s Curator of Education, Peter Tush is the person who decides how the works of the Surrealist master, and of the other artists on exhibition alongside Dali, should be “interpreted” for the public. He trains the museum’s docents, writes the audio tours and the gallery labels, arranges school programming and gives talks […]

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