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Maggie Duffy - Arts and Music Reporter

Arts and Music Reporter

I have fun covering Tampa Bay's thriving arts scene and my other passion, shopping. I'm always on the hunt for art exhibits, indie markets and small businesses to write about, so if you have one, please share it with me! I graduated from USF in 2004 with a degree in Art History, which comes in handy not only when writing art reviews, but also for the cool history stories I've been covering lately. I also worked professionally in the local art scene for years as a gallery manager and curator, so it's a thrill to continue to support the arts. I came to the Tampa Bay Times in 2006 as an editorial assistant and have found my writing voice in the past few years.

  1. Chad Mize, one of the curators for the Shine Mural Festival, travels on First Avenue N in St. Petersburg in a Polaris Slingshot he customized while touring several of the murals with 'Tampa Bay Times' staff writer Maggie Duffy in the passenger seat.
  2. Local musical artist, Siobhan Monique Roland performs at The Studio @620 in August.  She will release her album at the Motherland event in St. Petersburg on Nov. 6, 2021.
  3. Ryan Speedo Green as Uncle Paul and Walter Russell III as Char’es-Baby in the Metropolitan Opera's production of "Fire Shut Up in My Bones."
  4. Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas of TLC will perform at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa event center on Oct. 21, 2021.
  5. Rus Anderson as Elton John on E!'s new show, "Clash of the Cover Bands."
  6. All Time Low perform at the free NHL Face Off Concert in Tampa on Oct. 12, 2021.
  7. Henry Rollins brings his one-man show to the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on April 6, 2022.
  8. Ronnie Dunn, left, and Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn at the CMA Awards in Nashville in 2019. The duo will play in Tampa on Oct. 8, 2021.
  9. Vella (Gabriella Valdes) is a 17-year-old Tampa native performing at Gasparilla Music Festival on Oct. 3, 2021.
  10. Shawn Mendes performed at Amalie Arena in Tampa in 2019. He returns to Tampa in 2022.
  11. Louis Markoya stands before his 3D film, "Strange Attractors," at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St. Petersburg College, where his exhibition "A Deeper Understanding" is on display.
  12. Florida Orchestra Music Director Michael Francis welcomes the crowd back last year. The 2021-22 orchestra season is about to start with pandemic precautions still in place.
  13. Looking toward the Grand Atrium from the second floor at the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg. The long awaited museum opened Sept. 7, 2021.
  14. Mural artist Ricky Watts works on his design during the Shine Mural Festival in 2015. Watts will return to paint another mural during Shine, which will be Oct. 15-24, 2021.
  15. Visitors line up to enter the Dalí Museum in 2020. The museum is offering free admission to Pinellas County residents for Free Museum Day on Sept. 18, 2021.
  16. Ben Levi Ross stars as Evan Hansen in the North American tour of "Dear Evan Hansen," which comes to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Feb.1-6, 2022.
  17. Patton Oswalt, shown in his Netflix special "Patton Oswalt: Annihilation," canceled four Florida shows, including his appearance at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater in December.
  18. Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), écrivain et homme politique français. France, 1949.
  19. Ed Sheeran will perform in concert in Tampa to kick off the NFL season opener on Sept. 9.
  20. This mural of Tom Brady is one of a pair celebrating the Bucs in St. Petersburg, and is a collaboration between the Vitale Bros. and Tes One. The Vitale Bros. will kick off NBC Sports' Sunday Night Football interactive art campaign in Tampa.
  21. The FAMU Concert Choir will perform at Raymond James Stadium for the NFL season kickoff game between the Buccaneers and the Cowboys on Sept. 9, 2021.
  22. A photo from a past Freefall Theatre production of "Pippin." The St. Petersburg theater company announced its 2021-22 season.
  23. Andy Warhol's "Cowboys and Indians: Geronimo" from 1986 is a 36-inch by 36-inch screenprint on Lenox museum board, edition 94/250.  This work will be on display in "Warhol's West" at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, opening Oct. 2, 2021.