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. A screenshot from the website for the exhibit "Banksyland," which claims to show Banksy works. It's coming to Tampa in November.
  2. Jobsite Theater's production of Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" runs through Oct. 9, 2022 in Tampa.
  3. Leon “Tes One” Bedore, 45, of Tampa, poses for a portrait in front of his piece, "Midnight Marauder," right,  in St. Petersburg. This piece is exhibited with several other works of his art at the Morean Arts Center in a solo show entitled "Good Intentions: A Retrospective of Catchin' Wreck by Tes One."
  4. Artist Ricky Watts of San Francisco works on a sunset-inspired mural on The Factory, St. Pete during Shine Mural Festival in 2021. A news release sent Tuesday by The Factory said “inaccurate social media posts” saying the arts destination would close were made in error and were the result of a “miscommunication.”
  5. 15-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer Alicia Keys performs on stage at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Event Center as part of her world tour on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 in Tampa.
  6. St. Petersburg artist Jason Hackenwerth's massive balloon sculptures are on display in "Darkmatter," his solo exhibition at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas in Largo.
  7. The cast of American Stage's production of "Green Day's American Idiot," running through Oct. 2, 2022.
  8. Adam Sandler in the Netflix special "100% Fresh." Sandler brings his blend of comedy and music to Tampa's Amalie Arena on Nov. 6, 2022.
  9. The national touring company of the Broadway musical "Hamilton." The musical returns to Tampa's Straz Center on Dec. 28.
  10. J. Elijah Cho brings "Mr. Yunioshi," his original one-man comedy, to St. Petersburg's Freefall Theatre Sept. 15-18, 2022.
  11. Steve Martin, left, and Martin Short appear at the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Diane Keaton in Los Angeles in 2017. Martin and Short are returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater with a new comedy show on April 28, 2023.
  12. GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan performs during Riot Fest in Chicago in 2014. He will be playing speed chess with fans at Dunedin Brewery on Sept. 21.
  13. Carrie Jadus' "Blue Nudes III" exhibition is opening at Soft Water Gallery in St. Petersburg on Sept. 8.
  14. From left, Dallis Williams plays Celie and Krista Ellen Hayes plays Nettie Harris in Stageworks Theatre's production of "The Color Purple" opening Sept. 9, 2022.
  15. Anne-Marie Russell is The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg's interim executive director. She starts on Thursday.
  16. A model wearing a design by the Bay to Bay Wearable Art Collective walks the runway during "Wearable Art" in Dunedin.
  17. Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue exhibit at the Tampa Museum of Art pictured on Friday, July 29, 2022 in Tampa.
  18. A rendering of art collective Crab Devil's The Peninsularium in Tampa. Crab Devil is looking for muralists to adorn the shipping containers that will house the upcoming arts attraction.
  19. A wedding boom is happening, with costs on the rise.
  20. Auguste Rodin, Saint John the Baptist Preaching, first modelled 1878, this cast 1966 (Musée Rodin 6/12), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of B. Gerald Cantor Art Foundation, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA. The sculpture will be on display in the "True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism" exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg from Nov. 12, 2022-March 26, 2023.
  21. Brian B.V. Cooper, 33, of Tampa, teaches a painting class to residents of American Landmark Apartments on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 in Tampa. Cooper receives a year of free rent at the complex and a stipend for leading free workshops for residents.
  22. The Florida Orchestra added more concerts to its 2022-23 season.
  23. Bryan Fernando performs at a past Countdown Improv Festival, which returns to Ybor City Aug. 11-13.

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