Archive for November, 2003

11/1/2003

The Man Behind the Horn

Starting out as a white musician in a black band in the days of segregation, trumpeter Leon Merian soon got an education in music-and much more. Trumpeter Leon Merian began his career in the late 1930s and blew his horn all the way through the Big Band, swing and jazz eras of the ’40s and […]

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11/1/2003

Hot Tickets

Art Salvador Dali Museum. Continuing through Nov. 9 at the St. Petersburg venue: Galuchka, images of Dali’s wife Gala; and Imaginary Gardens: Fontcuberta Mapping Dali, an installation show. Coming up Nov. 14-Dec. 14: Student Surrealist Art Exhibit 2003. Information: (727) 823-3767. Art Center Sarasota. Continuing through Nov. 15: Art Center Workshops, honoring the legacy of […]

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11/1/2003

Natural Beauties

Quick, what’s your impression of a home built to protect the environment? A: It’s a house filled with New Age crystals and incense; B: a cave suitable for the Flintstones; or C: Ugly as sin and why would any sane person in Sarasota build one? You can forget those answers. Increasingly, luxury homes along Sarasota’s […]

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11/1/2003

The Jury Is In

Jury laws vary from state to state, and county to county, sometimes. In Tennessee, for example, a person may be called for jury duty only once every 10 years. Here in Sarasota, you can be called once every 365 days if the computer in charge of selection wants you to be. That’s because here, jury […]

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11/1/2003

Top 10 Must-Read Books

Thousands of books hit the stands every year; with so many beguiling ones out there, how’s a bookworm to pick and choose? Sarasota News and Books’ Hester Jeswald gives us her top picks for book clubs to tackle this year. 1) Don’t Lets Go To the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller. A searing eye-opener, this […]

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11/1/2003

Thinking Plastic

With all the recognition cosmetic surgery has received lately in the media, it’s hard not to want to climb on the bandwagon, especially if your ideal of beauty may be just one procedure away. But before you leap off into the abyss of potentially unrealistic expectations, do your homework so you’ll know what plastic surgery […]

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