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Archive for November, 2011

11/22/2011

A Cultural Double-Header Leaves Me Breathless

The Asolo Rep’s My Fair Lady. I’m old enough to remember when baseball teams regularly played double-headers, particularly on holidays like the Fourth of July and Labor Day. Well, last Friday, I treated myself to a cultural twin bill, and it was indeed a red-letter day. In the afternoon, I attended the Sarasota Ballet’s exquisite […]

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11/15/2011

Sarasota Ballet’s Music Man

Sarasota Ballet conductor Emil de Cou. When you attend the Sarasota Ballet’s performances at the Van Wezel on Friday, take a close look at the trim, dark-haired man leading the Sarasota Orchestra. For the New York Times says he “may now be the finest ballet conductor in America.” That conductor is Emil de Cou, who […]

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11/8/2011

Feasting on Sarasota’s Cultural Richness

I saw Audra McDonald perform at the Van Wezel this past Sunday. I’m back in Sarasota after spending the last two months in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Now, Fort Wayne is a lovely place with an arts community that’s larger than I’d expected. But compared to Sarasota? Well, let’s just say I feel like one of […]

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