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More than 900 pack Palladium in St. Pete for oil spill forum

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From Kameel Stanley: They came by the hundreds, packing the Palladium Theater until it was at capacity. Outside, dozens more waited, trying to get a seat. The gathering felt like a college lecture or academic conference, but the audience Tuesday at the downtown facility wasn’t made up of students or industry insiders. Instead, about 950 people from all over the Tampa Bay area came together for a community forum on one thing: the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.…

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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 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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