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  1. 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.
  2. Paul Wilborn, executive director of the Palladium theater is also writer and musician.
  3. This photo provided by SpaceX shows the passengers of Inspiration4 in the Dragon capsule on their first day in space. They are, from left, Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Sian Proctor.   SpaceX got them into a 363-mile orbit following Wednesday night’s launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
  4. Actress Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals, has died. She is shown here in New York in 1986,
  5. Weezer will headline 97X Next Big Thing on Dec. 4 at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. The two-day alt-rock music festival was canceled in 2020 because COVID-19.
  6. Concert-goers had to adhere to new vaccination rules for a Maroon 5 concert in Ohio in August. When the band performs in Tampa Sept. 24, fans must bring a printed copy of a negative test result or proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.
  7. People watch workers wrapping the Arc de Triomphe monument Wednesday in Paris. The project by late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude will be on view from Sept. 18 to Oct. 3.
  8. Colson Whitehead won the 2020 Pulitzer prize for fiction for his novel "The Nickel Boys."
  9. A new book about the Alamo has ignited debate over the San Antonio, Texas, landmark.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Winter the bottlenose dolphin swims in a tank at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter became widely known for having a prosthetic tail after being found entangled in a crab trap line in Mosquito Lagoon near Cape Canaveral on Florida's east coast on Dec. 10, 2005. Injuries from the crab trap resulted in the loss of her tail.
  14. 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.
  15. For free Museum Day on Saturday, the turn-of-the-20th century Cracker Country in Tampa will be open for free, and you can see actors demonstrate how pioneers carved materials, churned butter and did their chores.
  16. A performer is seen inside of new Howl-O-Scream haunted house The Forgotten during dress rehearsal night on Wednesday in Tampa.
  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. A planned $100 million fundraising campaign by the Straz Center for the Performing Arts hinges on a $25 million city contribution. But some Tampa officials have recently signaled their ambivalence over the size of the request.
  19. Craig Pittman's latest book is "The State You're In: Florida Men, Florida Women, and Other Wildlife."
  20. At American Stage in St. Petersburg, playwright Natalie Symons and director Chris Crawford observe rehearsals of Symon’s play, "The People Downstairs," which was to debut in March 2020 but was put on hold due to the pandemic.
  21. Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), écrivain et homme politique français. France, 1949.
  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.
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