The Palladium at St. Petersburg College again is in the news this week, this time for its past instead of an upcoming event. The theater recently was designated a local historic landmark, the Tampa Bay Times reported. With construction starting in 1925, the building served as the First Church of Christ, Scientist. It was sold to an arts group in 1998 and renamed the Palladium. The college purchased the building in 2007. “It is something those of us who love our city’s historic character have been trying to accomplish for a decade,” said Will Michaels, former president of St. Petersburg Preservation, in the article. St. Petersburg Preservation works to save important sites and structures in the city. The theater’s Executive Director Paul Wilborn also featured the story in his PalladiumPaul’s Blog.
Sandbox News, the student newspaper for SPC, posted a story this week about area band members who have attended the college and their experiences. The article from SPC student Stephanie Jensen quotes Scott Spasiano with the band Dysmorpha. “I met a lot of drummers and we bounced ideas off of each other,” says Spasiano. “There is this one teacher, Patrick Hernly. He is an awesome drum teacher and a really cool dude.”