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Archive for February, 2012

02/27/2012

At Sarasota Signing, Ali Wentworth Covers Show Business, Politics and Husband George Stephanopoulos

Ali Wentworth at Sarasota’s Barnes & Noble. For nearly an hour on Saturday, uproarious  laughter erupted from the back of the Sarasota Barnes & Noble, where author and actress  Ali Wentworth regaled an overflow audience with anecdotes from her new book, Ali in Wonderland. In hilarious detail,  Wentworth talked about growing up among the Washington […]

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02/21/2012

An Emotional Farewell to Conductor Leif Bjaland

An Emotional Farewell to Conductor Bjaland   Leif Bjaland I’ve been covering the arts in Sarasota for more than 35 years,  and I’ve never experienced a more emotional event than Leif Bjaland’s final concert with the Sarasota Orchestra. Bjaland received the first of many standing ovations from the capacity audience at Van Wezel on Sunday […]

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02/13/2012

Asolo Accolades

Asolo’s  Education Program Is A Straight-A Success Story As a big fan of the Asolo Rep, I thought I knew everything about the organization. But even I was amazed to  discover the breadth and depth of its outreach and education programs. My knowledge increased at the Asolo’s first-ever Theatre Arts Youth Education luncheon, held last […]

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