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I was raised in a Long Island household not dissimilar in dysfunction to the family depicted in the moving and powerful play ‘Jericho’ – showing now through June 9, 2012, at Florida Studio Theatre.
The use of guilt as a prime motivator, the importance of wit and cleverness as a means to avoid true emotions, the emphasis of intellect over feeling – if…Continue
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HD Hasselbarth is included in the current 32nd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition the Museum of Botany and Art in Selby Gardens. Located in Sarasota, Florida, Selby Gardens maintains a living collection of more than 6,000 orchids, and is also an established authority on other epiphytes including bromeliads, gesneriads, and other plants. Selby Gardens has achieved world-wide…
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Sunday, May 6, 2:00 & & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8, 7:30
Historic Asolo Theater
“The Gershwins Remembered”
Lisa Daltirus, soprano
Chauncey Packer, tenor
Kenneth Nichols, bass-baritone
Joseph Holt and Bob Constantino, piano
Three outstanding singers join forces to bring you the music and lyrics of the…Continue
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Wednesday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.
(Coffee/pastry from 9:30 a.m.)
Historic Asolo Theater
Rafael Padron, guitar
Rhythmic selections by composers from around the world including Spain’s Franciso Tarrega and Isaaa Albeniz.
Cuban born guitarist, Rafael Padron, began studying the guitar at the age of eleven. He has…Continue
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May 6, 2012 2pm
Award-winning vocalist Tish Oney joins renowned pianist Michael Royal for The Peggy Lee Project, a celebration of the songwriting talents of the late great jazz/pop diva. Peggy Lee, while noted worldwide for her sultry vocal stylings and pop hits including "Is That All There Is?," "I'm A Woman," "Fever" and "Big…
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One of the brightest movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era who would become one of the greatest entertainers in American show business, Judy Garland was a beloved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers delighted with an array of enchanting musicals.Continue
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Sarasota Young Voices is a community choir for children ages 5-18, led by by Geneviève Beauchamp. Since its inception, SYV has concentrated on providing an enriching musical experience by exposing young singers to a wide variety of repertoire. The group now boasts more than 70 members from both Sarasota and Manatee…Continue
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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries with the theme “Figurative” for a juried art competition for the month of May 2012. The gallery would like for all 2D artists (including photography) to send us your best interpretation of the theme “Figurative” by depicting the human form or human features. “Figurative” is considered to be figures, forms…Continue
Added by John R Math on April 20, 2012 at 2:37pm — No Comments
I just emailed Virginia Hoffman, this comment about Arts Groups in East hampton, NY as an example of the difficulties of promoting arts activism.
I just moved to SRQ from East Hampton New York. I am chronicling the experience--somewhat naively I have to admit--in a blog, New Sarasota Artist. I came from a community where there is an arts activist organization --the Artist Alliance of…Continue
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On Monday, April 16, 5:30-7:30 at Ivory Lounge on Main Street. author Piero Rivolta will be reading excerpts from his new novel, to be released publicly on May 1. Piero will read in Italian and Richard Storm will read the English version.
According to the Mayan calendar, Nostradamus and other prognosticators, December 21, 2012 will…Continue
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Nigel North was initially musically inspired at age 7 by the early 60's instrumental pop group The Shadows.…Continue
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Key Chorale's -- Mozart meets Radiohead, two performances on Sunday, April 22, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., featuring Sybarite5, the nationally recognized string quintet.
Also featured in these performances is the Key Chorale Chamber Chorus singing Mozart's masterwork, the divine "Solemn Vespers," plus the full chorale singing two Radiohead singles, and other…Continue
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For as long as I have lived in Sarasota County, that would be about 16 years, there has been a divide between the performing arts with infrastructure, i.e. The Sarasota Ballet, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota Orchestra, Florida Studio Theatre and the Sarasota Opera (and let's just add the monolithic John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art) and the loosely, if at all, connected community of individual visual artists. I won't argue the details, but certainly we can all agree that the…Continue
The play opens with Mark Zeisler, the actor playing Mark Rothko, standing up in front of a canvas with arms spread wide – Christlike – and it ends with him staring at another canvas illuminated by all possible shades of red.
In between the beginning and the end we are asked to consider many questions vital to 20th (and 21st) century art, culture and philosophy: What do you SEE? What is ART (and life) for? Does art converse with the viewer; does it even need a…Continue
At the beautiful Glenridge Performing Arts Center!
"An Authentic Irish experience" will take you on a musical journey of the Emerald Isle, lifting your spirits with Irish song and dance! Incorporating a brand of humor that is unmistakeably Irish. Transporting you off to the magical land of poets, playwrights and bards - A land where people (even in the face of immense oppression) have always found a way to make the best of what…Continue
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Just as books are the culture of the mind and art is the culture of the eyes … music is the culture of the heart. It enlivens humanity. It gets in touch with emotions, the breath of life. Sarasota Concert Band is the preeminent symphonic band in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. As a nonprofit corporation, their purpose is to promote good band literature with concerts that showcase music in superior performances.…Continue
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A reception for John Kokajko's solo show, The Geometry of Botany, is set for April 6, 2012 at 6 pm. This exhibition explores the symmetry and Fibonacci-like structure of plant life. Photographs are on view at f8 Galleries and Studio through April 30, 2012.
Kokajko states, "Photography has been an important tool for me since the 1960's. In 2011, I set myself the challenge of creating a series that expresses my central artistic vision. Using the native and imported plants found on the…Continue
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Those amazing kids are BACK! https://www.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=gpac
Jazz Juvenocracy and Fuziòn Dance Artists collaborate again for another exciting project. This work will explore world jazz: Afro-Cuban, Latin, African, and Gypsy Manouche with the…
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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its April 2012 art exhibition “CityScapes” is now posted on their website and is ready to view online. Artists where asked to interpret and depict cities, towns, urban scenes and any related metropolitan subjects for the art competition theme.
The gallery received submissions from 17 different countries from around the world and they…Continue
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