Archive for November, 2010

11/1/2010

Shop

You don’t just shop at Bradenton’s Village of the Arts; you cultivate your inner artist. Browsing a bewitching blend of galleries, crafts workshops, boutiques, magic and music studios, you feel the latent painter, potter or quilter in you emerge. Hold that feeling and sign up for one of the tempting classes offered by the artists […]

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11/1/2010

Arts Capital

Pas De Duel? The new Carreño Dance Festival sounds like a great addition to Sarasota’s busy cultural calendar. But is it bad news for the Sarasota Ballet? Publicly, ballet officials have wished the new venture well. But I hear they were taken aback and irritated when their former artistic director, Robert de Warren, informed them […]

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11/1/2010

Hot Dish

  What’s the must-order dish at Libby’s right now? The baked-to-order Kobe meatloaf, and I really mean baked to order. A big part of what makes this dish so great is not only the tenderness of the Kobe beef, but the cheddar cheese that’s mixed into it. Why the fried egg on top? This is […]

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11/1/2010

Top Tickets

  Killer Couple Will the Asolo Repertory Theatre’s Broadway-bound production of Bonnie & Clyde, a new musical about that Depression-era duo by Frank Wildhorn, steal theatergoers’ (and critics’) hearts? There just may be a certain sneaky admiration out there right now for people who rob banks for a living. The season opening production runs Nov. […]

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11/1/2010

Stay Tuned

Sarasota just got the radio station it’s long deserved, says Jennifer Berges Meyer, associate director of development for Tampa’s WUSF Public Media (and WUSF’s sole Sarasota employee). In September, WUSF switched to all news on 89.7 and introduced WSMR 89.1, an all-classical station based in Sarasota. Meyer, 29, says 30 percent of WUSF listeners live […]

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11/1/2010

From The Editor

The end of September can be the deadest time of the year in Sarasota, when the only thing that’s brewing might be a tropical storm in the simmering Gulf. But this year something else was in the air. At the Sarasota Orchestra, a near-full house listened to four young performers depict “Portraits in Passion.” The […]

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11/1/2010

Havana, 1960

I moved recently, and in doing so I found, way back in the corner of the dusty storeroom, my mother’s silver. Ah, the famous silver. Then the real shock hit me—50 years! It had been 50 years ago that the silver and I had our rendezvous with destiny . . . My mother, I should […]

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11/1/2010

Rare Beauty

In his new book Rare, acclaimed National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore presents 69 images of species hovering on the brink of extinction. These portraits, shot against stark backgrounds, are both intimate and immediate, revealing the exquisite beauty of even the smallest insect and making a powerful case for us to act before such beauty is […]

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11/1/2010

Webb Master

When the film Billy Elliott was released, some of Iain Webb’s relatives were convinced his family had made a killing by selling Webb’s story to the producers. Like the young dancer in the movie, Webb grew up in a modest, working-class home in Northern England during difficult economic times. His fireman father and his older […]

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11/1/2010

Fashion

The Letter Dear 1950s, Oh, how we’ve missed you, you innocent era, and how happy we are to see you’ve returned for the season, with swirly skirts and flirty fashions that remind us of Doris Day (perky and pretty in a floral cocktail dress and sparkly sweater) or Princess Grace—feminine, ladylike and ever-so-alluring. They help […]

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11/1/2010

10 Best

1. Ted Camp, chair of State College of Florida’s fine and performing arts department, leads ceramics and wheel-throwing courses in the school’s Bradenton studio (complete with gas, electric and soda kilns). Beginners will learn the basics, but advanced students have a bigger goal: SCF’s holiday ceramics sale, a 25-year-tradition featuring student and faculty works. To […]

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