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Virginia Madsen, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor talk about 'Sideways' at St. Petersburg studio

Academy Award winning writers Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, along with actor Virginia Madsen, participated in a "Talk Back" about the critically acclaimed film Sideways as well as the art and craft of filmmaking Saturday at the [email protected]

The event's moderator was St. Petersburg native and television director Neil DeGroot of The Biggest Loser. The program was part of the "High 5 @ the [email protected]" fundraising event marking the venue's fifth anniversary.

Next up is "Night of Theater" at 8 p.m. Monday at the American Stage Theatre Company at the Raymond James Theatre at St. Petersburg College, 163 Third St. N. The cost is $35.

The [email protected] will host "Art Auction 620" at 7 p.m. June 12 at St. Pete Clay Co., 420 22nd St. S. The free event will feature local artists; Lance Rogers will be auctioneer. The celebration will culminate with a "Social Justice Pioneers Awards Gala" at Mickett/Stackhouse Studio, 1499 Beach Drive SE, on June 20 at 6:20 p.m. The cost is $100.

For more information, call (727) 895-6620 or go to

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