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St. Petersburg Ranks #1 on list of Top 25 Arts Destinations in U.S.

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Members and friends of St. Petersburg’s arts community have spoken, catapulting the city to the top spot on AmericanStyle Magazine’s list of Top 25 Arts Destinations for mid-sized U.S. cities.  This is a significant jump for St. Petersburg; since 2005, the city has consistently ranked near the bottom of the list among other Florida cities. This is the ninth straight year St. Petersburg has been recognized for its vibrant arts community and the first year it’s finished in the top…

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St. Petersburg vies for ninth straight Top 25 arts designation title

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St. Petersburg is among 26 mid-size U.S. cities nominated for the designation; if selected, this would make the ninth straight year St. Petersburg has earned the nod. You may cast your vote at www.americanstyle.com now through February 26 by clicking on the Top 25 Arts Destinations logo and completing a short questionnaire. “It’s important to recognize the unsurpassed quality of the arts in St. Petersburg and the significant role they play in attracting tourism, which translates into more overall dollars…

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St. Petersburg Times changes its own ticket policy

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From John Fleming, Performing Arts critic for the St. Petersburg Times: Last weekend, for the first time as performing arts critic of the St. Petersburg Times, I took complimentary press tickets to productions that I planned to review, La Traviata at St. Petersburg Opera and Tuesdays With Morrie at American Stage. In the past, the newspaper always paid for the tickets. This is a big change for the Times, but one that was probably overdue, since most newspapers and other…

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