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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Cindy Stovall

Bill DeYoung



Friday’s guest on The Catalyst Sessions, Cindy Stovall, is well-known to St. Petersburg and its vast, varied arts community. Since 2014, she’s been the host of the Beauty and the Burg podcast, which has an enormous – and global – audience via the Helium Radio Network.

The native New Yorker, a critical care nurse, arrived in St. Pete in 1991 and spent a dozen years with All Children’s Hospital. She won the Daisy Award, a national nursing excellence award, in 2011 and again in 2013.

Stovall discusses that important time in her life, and her desire to re-activate her medical services during the current pandemic.

That’s because she has always been driven to help, to do what she can to make things a little easier, a little better, for others.

It’s the same sort of motivation that led to Beauty and the Burg, her way of spreading the gospel of the arts in her adopted community. She is a tireless cheerleader for the things she believes in. She also writes about the arts for St. Pete Life, duPont Registry and Creative Pinellas’ Arts Coast Journal.

On Friday’s virtual broadcast, Stovall talks in detail about Sunday’s We Are Family virtual arts festival, produced by Creative Pinellas, and about her own virtual “variety” show, Beauty and the Burg Around the World, coming up May 22.

And stick around, because she sings (beautifully) at the very end.

Monday (May 11) on The Catalyst Sessions: Actress, writer and director Roxanne Fay.

Streaming live weekdays at 7 p.m. on the Catalyst Facebook page.




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