December 2012 Blog Posts (41)

Book of Beneva New Year's Eve Celebration

Book of Beneva New Year’s Eve Celebration

Back by popular demand, Beneva Fruitville, local celebrity and empressario will host a playful evening of games and entertainment. Special guest stars and live performances will make this a New Years Eve party to remember for years to come!

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December 31st at 9pm

Tickets: $25…


Added by Michelle Bianchi Pingel on December 11, 2012 at 5:01pm — No Comments

The Sarasota Ballet Presents The World-Premiere of John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker


SARASOTA, Fla. – With only days to spare before the world-premiere of John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker, The Sarasota Ballet is gearing up for what has proven to be one of the largest productions in the Ballet’s history. 


Inspired by the rich heritage that Sarasota shares with John Ringling and the circus, The Sarasota…


Added by Amanda Parrish on December 11, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

Lepufology Master Class

Emblem 45 » from Atalanta Fugiens by Michael Maier)

The fifth and as of yet unwritten chapter is entitled «…


Added by Christopher Stewart on December 10, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Organ Recital Features Former Principal Trumpet for Sydney Symphony



The Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., in downtown Sarasota, will offer a midday organ recital  on Wed., Dec. 19 with Organist/Choirmaster Ann Stephenson-Moe performing on the church's massive 50-stop Nichols & Simpson pipe organ.  Daniel Mendelow, the former principal trumpet for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, will join Stephenson-Moe in this final recital of the Advent season.



Added by Maria de la Riva on December 7, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

WSLR Down Home New Year's Eve Celebration




Join WSLR and the PEACenter for a Down Home New's Years Eve Party featuringPasserine, the Florida Mountain Boys and the Schmitz Brothers.    Richard’s Catering will provide a wide variety of traditional, vegetarian and vegan hors D’oeuvres as well as late night breakfast burritos.  There will be a hat-making station for all party-goers. Attendees are invited to…


Added by Maria de la Riva on December 7, 2012 at 10:19am — No Comments

YOLO Mundi: Tomorrow Starts Here opens Today!


YOLO Mundi (You Only Live Once World) is an exhibit that breaks the thin veil between being aware of the state of the world and showing art doing something tangible and remedial about it.

Featuring the work of artists Tiite…


Added by Maria de la Riva on December 7, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments

A Tribute to Ed Sullivan has been postponed!


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Added by Maria de la Riva on December 7, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

THE ALIENS By Annie Baker JANUARY 2-20, 2013


The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training presents The Aliens by Annie Baker, January 2-20, 2013, at the Cook Theatre in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets are $29 evenings; $28 matinees. Students receive 50 percent off with advance ticket purchase. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Asolo…


Added by Maria de la Riva on December 7, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments


Added by Maria de la Riva on December 7, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments

Lepufology 401

(Detail from « The hares and frogs » by Wenzel Hollar)

The fourth chapter of the series is entitled « Lepufology 401 : Responding To An Invasion. » Having accepted to collaborate…


Added by Christopher Stewart on December 6, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments


On December 18 at 7:30 PM, GLORIA MUSICAE, Sarasota’s renowned chamber vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Joseph Holt, will perform the Sarasota premiere of Gwyneth Walker’s ALPHA AND OMEGA and a program of holiday favorites at the First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. As a part of their season, “MADE IN AMERICA,” which features music by living American composers, Gloria Musicae will host a FREE pre-concert lecture with composer Gwyneth Walker at 6:00 PM. For…


Added by Rachel Assi on December 5, 2012 at 6:43pm — No Comments

The Golden Apple is BACK and opens VIAGARA FALLS Dec 29th!

Charley and Moe are widowers, war buddies and life-long pals. For his 77th birthday, rather than sitting around listening to old records, Charley decides that he and Moe need one more crack at sowing some wild oats. Moe is wary, but with the help of one loopy lady of the evening and some black market blue pills, Charley and Moe are in for the birthday party of their lives.



December 29th and…


Added by Maria de la Riva on December 5, 2012 at 10:02am — No Comments

New works by Cheryl Moody at the PAC Gallery Fri. Dec 7th

On display friday, the PAC gallery will feature a series Cheryl Moody started during the summer. This daily project turned into a series of  daily paintings of objects found around the house, mostly out of the refrigerator. She calls her daily pieces "Kitchen Paintings."

The opening reception will be held on Friday, December 7th from 6-9 pm at the PAC gallery located in historic downtown Palmetto  at 907 5th Street West -right next door to…


Added by Maria de la Riva on December 5, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

The Jazz Club of Sarasota Announces December "Jazz at Two" Concerts

The Jazz Club of Sarasota's "Jazz at Two" 2012-2013 concert series continues in December with the Terry Myers Quartet  on December 7, 2012; the Billy Marcus Trio on December 21, 2012; and the Marc Maninno Jazz Quartet on December 28, 2012.

The series, which was founded in 2001, showcases the region's top jazz performers on Fridays, 2-4 p.m., at the…


Added by Maria de la Riva on December 5, 2012 at 9:46am — No Comments

Nate Najar and Ken Peplowski in Concert!!!

The Jazz Club of Sarasota presents renowned jazz guitarist Nate Najar and the celebrated clarinetist and saxophonist Ken Peplowski in concert, Friday, December 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 North Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota. Accompanying the duo will be John Lamb on bass and Steven Bucholtz on drums. If purchased before December 6, tickets are $22.50 for Jazz Club…


Added by Maria de la Riva on December 5, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments

Call to Artists-Embracing Our Differences 2013

Call to Artists - No Year

Submission Deadline:  January 7, 2013
$3,000 Cash Awards  

Added by Maria de la Riva on December 5, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

Hermitage Artist Retreat granted NEA funding

[Sarasota, FL]— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman

announced this week that the Hermitage Artist Retreat is one of 832 non-profit

organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works Grant. The Hermitage is

recommended for a $15,000 grant to support its artist residencies. 

“This is our fourth consecutive year to receive NEA funding,” remarked Bruce E.

Rodgers, executive director, “and the fourth year since artist…


Added by Maria de la Riva on December 5, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments

The Art of Chocolate

After spending fifteen years or so in various kitchens, Leo Rojas wanted to find a way to continue on in the culinary arts without having to endure the stress of a fast paced restaurant. He found his true passion in chocolate and has been sharing his expanding love for the…


Added by Steve McAllister on December 4, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

Lepufology 301

Aerospaceplane » by Unknown Artist)

The third chapter of the series is entitled « Lepufology 301 : Racing Spacecrafts. » This time, things get a little more complicated for Jack Babbitt as he gets abducted and taken into the alien headquarters in the Wiltshire, UK, where he…


Added by Christopher Stewart on December 3, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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