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Blockbuster filmmaker inspires Write Field graduates

Dressed in black tuxedos, 41 boys experienced a rite of passage as they became the fourth class to participate in the Write Field’s graduation ceremony. The black tie event was held at the Mahaffey Grand Ballroom in St. Petersburg and each participant was allowed to invite their parents and other guest.  Read more at the weeklychallenger.com.

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85 FAMU student-athletes make MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team

May 22, 2015 - This week, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced the names of the 1,096  student-athletes who made its 2015 Commissioner’s All-Academic Team. A total of 85 FAMU student-athletes earned a spot on the list.  Read more at Rattler  Nation.

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American Stage's 'Red' exposes an artist's drama

May 25, 2015 - Visual art meets performance art when American Stage Theatre Company presents Red, the Tony Award-winning play about abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. John Logan's drama spans a period of two years in which Rothko and his assistant completed a giant commission for a series of murals in New York's Four Seasons restaurant, exploring the artist's turmoil through the process. The play, directed by Karla Hartley, stars Andrew J. Perez as Ken and Gregg Weiner as Rothko. The show opens Friday and runs through June 21 at 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg.  Read more at tampabay.com.

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Events

Free Community Cinema screenings of Limited Partnership

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Location: Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP follows the love story of Filipino American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan as they faced the hardship of the legal system in 1971.  Seating is limited and RSVP is requested at www.wedu.org/cinema

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Pinellas Democratic Party Meeting

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Location: St. Petersburg, Mariott 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. N., St. Pete

Contact: website: www.pinellasdemocrats.com

Special Guest: Val Demings served as Chief of the Orlando Police Department, the first woman to hold the position. She was the Democratic nominee in 2012 to represent Florida’s 10th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

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Movies in the Park - Movie: Saturday Night Fever

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Location: North Straub Park in St. Pete

Contact: website: http://www.stpetepreservation.org/page-1806145

Often called the “best little event on the waterfront,” Movies in the Park occurs each Thursday evening during the months of May and October. The evening starts with an hour of live music followed by a movie.  Guests bring blankets, low chairs, and picnics, or they can purchase refreshments from a growing cadre of vendors, most of them local favorites from the Saturday Morning Market. The event captures the essence of what people love about St. Petersburg – community, culture (and counter-culture!) and camaraderie. Free, secure, on-site bicycle valet available thanks to the St. Pete Bike Co-op.

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