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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. Wrapping paper from local maker Fox and Crow is $6 per roll at the new Daydream Shop and Makerspace in St. Petersburg.
  2. Florida CraftArt gallery manager Julia Collver hangs artist-made ornaments on a tree for the 2022 Holiday Boutique.
  3. Members of the Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts' marching band rehearses in front of friends and family in Tarpon Springs. The students will be performing in the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
  4. “Mujer Vestida”, una escultura de bronce de 8 pies de altura del artista colombiano Fernando Botero ha sido otorgada al Museo de Arte de Tampa por el coleccionista y filántropo Jorge M. Pérez.
  5. Laura Hine is resigning as executive director of The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg. “I’m going to dedicate my time and energy to public education, advocacy and improvement through my role as an elected school board member,” she said.
  6. “Mujer Vestida” (Dressed Woman), an 8-foot tall bronze sculpture by Colombian artist Fernando Botero has been bestowed to the Tampa Museum of Art by collector and philanthropist Jorge M. Pérez.
  7. Tristan Eaton's art print collection "Doves of War" is on display at Tampa's CASS Contemporary through Dec. 10.
  8. Barry Manilow, pictured during a 2017 performance, will play Tampa's Amalie Arena on Jan. 14, 2023.
  9. Michael Raabe in "The Night Before" at Freefall Theatre in 2021. The original holiday musical comedy returns to Freefall on Nov. 25.
  10. Emilia Sargent and L. Peter Callender in Tampa Repertory Theatre’s production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2” running through Nov. 20 at Stageworks Theatre in Tampa.
  11. Taylor Swift added more dates for The Eras Tour, including a third stop at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium. Swift will play the venue April 13-15, 2023.
  12. From left, Jemier Jenkins, Jermaine Robinson Jr, Alicia Thomas, Malike Faye, Yewande Odetoyinbo and Brandon Burditt  in "The Colored Museum" on at American Stage in St. Petersburg through Nov. 23, 2022.
  13. A mural unveiling in 2021 at Fairgrounds St. Pete, the anchor tenant of The Factory St. Pete. Foreclosure action on The Factory property was filed on Nov. 3 by the Dimmitt Trust.
  14. Taylor Swift performs in Sydney in 2018. She'll play Tampa's Raymond James Stadium April 14 and 15, 2023.
  15. An unidentified man walks past palm trees reflected in glass panels at the Dali Museum in 2019 in St. Petersburg. A referendum that would allow the museum to expand is on the ballot for the Nov. 8, 2022 election.
  16. Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs in Las Vegas in September. Imagine Dragons are headlining Innings Festival Florida on the grounds of Raymond James Stadium on March 18-19, 2023.
  17. Artist Chad Mize poses at his St. Petersburg gallery in 2020. Mize Gallery will close after Dec. 23, 2022.
  18. The new Morean Workshop Space is open in St. Petersburg's Warehouse Arts District.
  19. Wilson Bigaud (Haitian, 1931-2010), "Wedding Scene," 1973. The painting is included in the collection of Haitian art donated to the Tampa Museum of Art by the Arthur R. Albrecht Revocable Trust.
  20. "Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West," an exhibition of pictorial quilts that explore Black history in the West, is at The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg. Members of the Women of Color Quilters Network created the quilts especially for this exhibition.
  21. Singer Andrea Bocelli poses for a picture in Paris on Oct. 17, 2022. The Italian tenor comes to Tampa's Amalie Arena on Feb. 16, 2023.
  22. Zora Carrier is the new executive director of Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts, Inc.
  23. Musicians from The Florida Orchestra dressed up as The Incredibles for a past Haunted Halls Family Concert. The concert happens at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Oct. 30, 2022.
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