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THE TRANSFORMATIVE TUXEDO

Gibbs High senior St. George Andrew Pink arrives with his "prom date" Laura Carreras, also a Gibbs senior, at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort Monday as part of a hip-hop music video for Sacino's Formalwear. The video promotes wearing a tuxedo to gain confidence and style, and was shot over two days in locations around St. Petersburg. It was produced by TASCO Teen Programs (part of the city of St. Petersburg) and Sacino's. Go to YouTube and search Sacino's prom to see the video.

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Playlist

Don't talk, just listen.

This week tb-two* covers some heavy topics, ones that aren't all that easy to talk about. So let these songs do the talking. Scan the code or go to facebook.com/tbtwo to listen on Spotify.

Death Awaits, Futurebirds

Addicted, IO Echo

Rebellion (Lies), Arcade Fire

Sleep Paralysis, Youth Lagoon

Better Girl, Best Coast

I'll Never Drop My Sword, the Drums

Falling Slowly, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

Giving Up the Gun, Vampire Weekend

Hiding Tonight, Alex Turner

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want, the Smiths

Leave Me Alone, New Order

HANNAH ELLIOTT Robinson High

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Way to use your smarts

The Pinellas County Academic Team proved it is the best batch of brainiacs in Florida by taking first place last weekend in the Commissioner's Academic Challenge. The competition is an academic tournament that started in 1986 in which students answer questions about language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the fine arts, world languages (French and Spanish) and technology. The questions are written by high school educators from around Florida. Pinellas won with 210 points, Escambia County came in second with 203 points and Seminole County third, with 193 points. Each Pinellas team member received $500, a medal and a championship ring. Solomon Howard from St. Petersburg High was selected by the coaches to receive an additional $1,000 for his leadership.

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