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Local girl makes good at upcoming Gasparilla film festival

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There will be plenty of features to screen when the Gasparilla International Film Festival takes place next week, beginning next Tuesday March 24, and going through March 30. 140  in all — 60 features and 70 short films, including Odessa, produced and co-starring  Tampa native Grace Santos, who now resides in Los Angeles. The film is described as being about a desperate mother living in a post-apocalyptic Texas who is forced to make a perilous border crossing to save her child’s…

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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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