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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. From left: Charlie Parker, Nancy Parker, Gabriella Schmid and Bo Countryman pose outside of Charlie Parker Pottery. Countryman and Schmid are taking over the studio effective July 1, 2022.
  2. Singer-songwriter Jewel has a new album, "Freewheelin' Woman," and is playing at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 25, 2022.
  3. Vivia Barron poses in front of her artwork in her exhibit, "The Right to Swim" at The Woodson African American Museum of Florida in St. Petersburg. The exhibition remains on view through July 15.
  4. Singer Demi Lovato performs during the 2021 Global Citizen Live event in Los Angeles. Lovato is playing the Hard Rock Event Center at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa on Oct. 28, 2022.
  5. Guests at The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg can explore "Clyde Butcher: America the Beautiful" (in the background) as well as "Ansel Adams: The Masterworks" (foreground). The exhibitions, which pair the two widely acclaimed photographers, are on view through July 31.
  6. Roland Orzabal, left, and Curt Smith of Tears for Fears, pose for a portrait in Los Angeles to promote their new album "The Tipping Point." The band brings their world tour to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 10.
  7. From left, Creative Pinellas CEO Barbara St. Clair with artists Ketsy Ruiz aka Sketzii, and Heather Rippert at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas on May 12.
  8. After being in business for 66 years Bringe Music is closing and customers have been visiting to take advantage of their liquidation sale Friday in St. Petersburg.
  9. Gio Swaby discusses her work, "New Growth Second Chapter 3," 2021, at right, while providing a tour of her exhibition "Gio Swaby: Fresh Up" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.
  10. A performance from Tampa-based song and dance ensemble Entertainment Revue. A  new nationwide production, "Hits! The Musical is an updated version of Entertainment Revue. A national search for cast members of the new musical kick off in Tampa on June 4.
  11. Guests view "The Things They Left Behind" at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas in Largo. The exhibit continues through June 26.
  12. Florida Artists Hall of Fame photographer Clyde Butcher, 79, shares a story while attending a media event to kick off his "America’s Everglades Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher" exhibit in 2021 at the Clearwater Main Library. A photo and essay contest inspired by Butcher's exhibition and that of his wife's "Daydreaming: Niki Butcher’s Hand-Painted Photography" at the library is organized by the Tampa Bay Times and the City of Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency. Submissions are accepted May 25-June 29, 2022.
  13. Penny Vinik addresses a crowd at the Tampa Museum of Art celebrating the opening of the Vinik Family Education Center on May 23, 2022.
  14. Tens of thousands of electronic music fans gathered during day two of the Sunset Music Festival weekend in 2021 in Tampa. Sunset Music Festival returns to the parking lot of Raymond James Stadium Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-29, 2022).
  15. Jobsite Theater’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” runs through June 5 in Tampa.
  16. A sign saying "Stay Safe! We'll Be Back!" hangs from the columns at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg in 2020.
  17. Jobsite Theater's production of "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" is being staged through June 5 in Tampa. Jobsite recently announced its 2022-23 season.
  18. The St. Pete Pier at night.
  19. Carrie Underwood performs at the 50th annual CMA Awards In Nashville in 2016. She will play Tampa's Amalie Arena on Feb. 4, 2023.
  20. Creative Clay's last Spring for the Arts fundraiser was in 2019. It returns in St. Petersburg on May 20, 2022.
  21. Marlene Peralta interpreta a Conchita en la producción de Stageworks Theatre de "Anna in the Tropics", hasta el 22 de mayo.
  22. Kendrick Lamar performs in 2015 in Inglewood, Calif. He brings The Big Steppers tour to Tampa's Amalie Arena on July 27.
  23. Marlene Peralta plays Conchita in Stageworks Theatre's production of "Anna in the Tropics," on through May 22.
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