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Tampa Bay Rowdies welcome 2017 Season with 1,000 fans at Mahaffey Theater

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies kicked off their 2017 Season Thursday night. Rowdies officials and players were joined by over 1,000 fans at the Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg to welcome in the regular season. Highlights of the night included a question and answer session with Rowdies Chairman and CEO Bill Edwards, former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker and Rowdies COO Lee Cohen, moderated by the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Alexis Muellner. In the Q&A, Edwards and Baker emphasized the…

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Tampa Bay area sees a number of projects cut by governor

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There were some local projects of note in the Tampa Bay area that escaped Rick Scott’s veto pen Tuesday morning, but there were plenty of other local projects and programs that did not, all part of $461 million in vetoes announced by the governor’s office. Winners included USF, which received $17 million for its Morsani College of Medicine move to downtown Tampa, and $12.3 million for completing the construction of USF St. Petersburg’s Kate Tiedemann College of Business. Also $1.5 million for Clearwater…

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Rick Kriseman is pleased with state budget

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The Florida Legislature agreed on an $80 billion budget late Monday night after a highly contentious legislative session and special session. The budget includes several wins for St. Pete. The biggest win for St. Pete is a $12.3 million appropriation for the USF St. Pete School of Business. “I join our friends at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg in celebrating the $12.3 million for the Kate Tiedemann College of Business,” St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman wrote in…

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Tampa Theatre primed to snag $1 million in state funds for capital improvements

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A downtown Tampa cultural institution appears to have some influential allies in Tallahassee. As noted by the Tampa Tribune‘s James Rosica, the Tampa Theatre is slated to receive $1 million in appropriations for improvements and upkeep under a state “cultural facilities” program funded by general revenue and administered through grants to local governments and non-state entities. The capital project is one of only two related items mutually agreed upon by both chambers as conferees from the House and Senate hold weekend meetings at the…

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Tickets on sale for 75th Annual Miss Florida Pageant

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Tickets are now on sale for the 75th Annual Miss Florida Pageant to be held July 7 to 10 at St. Petersburg’s beautiful Progress Energy Center for the Arts’ Mahaffey  Theater. Preliminary pageants are July 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., with the Miss Florida Pageant on Saturday, July 10, at 10 p.m. Tickets are available at www.mahaffeytheater.com. The Miss Florida Pageant, with the winner going on to the Miss America Competition, will also be telecast LIVE on CBS…

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City hosts arts & culture job creation summit on Wednesday

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Over the past several years, St. Petersburg has emerged as one of the arts capitals of the southeast. A dynamic collection of museums, galleries, theaters, and entrepreneurial creative industries has created a synergy in the city, as arts, culture and tourism have become one of St. Petersburg’s key economic drivers. In the summer issue of American Style magazine, St. Petersburg was ranked the number one arts destination of any city its size. St. Petersburg is home to nearly 700 arts-related…

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City hosts arts & culture job creation summit on Wednesday

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Over the past several years, St. Petersburg has emerged as one of the arts capitals of the southeast. A dynamic collection of museums, galleries, theaters, and entrepreneurial creative industries has created a synergy in the city, as arts, culture and tourism have become one of St. Petersburg’s key economic drivers. In the summer issue of American Style magazine, St. Petersburg was ranked the number one arts destination of any city its size. St. Petersburg is home to nearly 700 arts-related…

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